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Mar2020

Mental Floss 137

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps to reach from one end of the field to another, how many hoof prints will the horse leave in the ... Read More
March 27, 2020Frank Connolly

20

Mar2020

Mental Floss 136

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      The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Add a 2 to 171 and make it less than 18. 17 and a half. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps ... Read More
March 20, 2020Frank Connolly

13

Mar2020

Mental Floss 135

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How much dirt is there in a square hole that is 12cms on each side and 12cms deep? A: None. It's a hole. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Add a 2 ... Read More
March 13, 2020Frank Connolly

06

Mar2020

Mental Floss 134

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: When the boy told his Mother he was going to join the band she immediately became very upset and knew that a bad fate would befall him. How? A: The band was ... Read More
March 6, 2020Frank Connolly

28

Feb2020

Mental Floss 133

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A farmer is walking across his field when he comes across a bundle. A few metres away he is horrified to discover the body of a dead man. Immediately the farmer knew how ... Read More
February 28, 2020Frank Connolly

20

Feb2020

Mental Floss 132

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Your friend tells you their Grandmother is younger than their Mother. How is this possible? A: It is possible that the paternal Grandmother could be younger than the Mother. If the Mother ... Read More
February 20, 2020Frank Connolly

14

Feb2020

Mental Floss 131

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        The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am certain however, that I can drop the cup more than a metre without it breaking. ... Read More
February 14, 2020Frank Connolly

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Feb2020

Mental Floss 130

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: What can you break by saying it's name? A: Silence! This week's thinking challenge is: Q: I am standing on a bare stone floor, holding a very fragile and brittle porcelain cup. I am ... Read More
February 7, 2020Frank Connolly

31

Jan2020

Mental Floss 129

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles and the other with large stones which bucket will be the heaviest? A: Both buckets will weight ... Read More
January 31, 2020Frank Connolly

24

Jan2020

Mental Floss 128

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen? A: 12 This week's thinking challenge is: Q: You have two buckets of the same size. If you fill one with small pebbles ... Read More
January 24, 2020Frank Connolly

17

Jan2020

Mental Floss 127

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            This week's Mental Floss challenge is, Q: How many string quartets are there is a dozen?   Join us in Melbourne on Feb 27 & 28 and bring a team to solve some of your ... Read More
January 17, 2020Frank Connolly

10

Jan2020

Mental Floss 126

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        The answer to last week's challenge is Q: As I left the reptile house at the zoo I felt something move in my pocket. I put my hand in and discovered something with no legs and several teeth. Once over my ... Read More
January 10, 2020Frank Connolly

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Jan2020

Mental Floss 125

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three daughters. If they all get together in one room, how many pairs of Grandmothers and Grand-Daughters are there? A: There are ... Read More
January 3, 2020Frank Connolly

27

Dec2019

Mental Floss 124

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              The answer to last week's challenge is Q: What weighs virtually nothing but is impossible to hold for half an hour? A: Your breath. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A woman has three daughters who in turn, each have three ... Read More
December 27, 2019Frank Connolly

20

Dec2019

Mental Floss 123

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: A sphere has three, a circle has two, but a point hasn't got any. What? A: Dimension. A point is a place, it has no form. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: What ... Read More
December 20, 2019Frank Connolly

12

Dec2019
        Click Here to Register!         The best way to improve performance and the bottom line is to improve the way we think.  At a time when the World Economic Forum tells us the ... Read More
December 12, 2019Frank Connolly

06

Dec2019

Mental Floss 121

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            The answer to last week's challenge is Q: I bumped into my long-lost Uncle from Ireland in the street. I'd never met him, never seen his picture or even heard a description of him. Yet, I recognised him immediately. How?... Read More
December 6, 2019Frank Connolly

29

Nov2019

Mental Floss 120

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          The answer to last week's challenge is Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that when threatened by a snake whilst on a recent trip to the equator, I was unable to use my deodorant as a flame thrower?... Read More
November 29, 2019Frank Connolly

22

Nov2019

Mental Floss 119

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          The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What is very effective at holding water, but is also full of holes? A: A sponge. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: If aerosol propellants burn when lit, how is it that, when ... Read More
November 22, 2019Frank Connolly

15

Nov2019

Mental Floss 118

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              The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: In a pig sty, each of the sows can see an equal number of sows and male pigs, but each male pig sees twice as many sows as male pigs. How many pigs are ... Read More
November 15, 2019Frank Connolly