Juggling ice-breaker for meetings, training and teambuilding.

I’ve done this with great effect in the past – both with small groups as part of Managment Training, but also at conferences with groups of a couple of hundred people!! The beauty of juggling lies in the fact that we’ve all marvelled at the skill of jugglers since we were little, but few of us have ever managed to acquire the skills. We’ve tried – and I’m guessing we all got up to two balls – using...

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Statistically Speaking

Number of physicians in the US: 700,000. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year: 120,000. Accidental deaths per physician: 0.171 (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services)   Number of gun owners in the US: 80,000,000. Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups): 1,500. Accidental deaths per gun owner: 0.0000188 Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. FACT: Not everyone...

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Co-ordination and Mind Management game

While sitting down (or standing if you have good balance), lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it. At the same time, repeatedly draw the number 6 in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction and without an awful lot of practice, there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. This effect seems to be because drawing the number 6 is effectively a counter-clockwise movement which the brain...

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Bullet and ball

You’re standing on the edge of an ocean with a high powered rifle and a ball. The ocean is smooth and there is no wind. Holding the rifle level with the ground six feet high, you fire a bullet out to sea. The very instant the bullet leaves the barrel you drop the ball from the same height as the rifle. Which will hit the water first, the bullet or the ball? Answer: The ball will hit first. The curvature of the earth will cause the bullet...

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Polygons

A boy was told to identify a polygon. The teacher gave him 3 clues: 1. I have 4 equal sides. 2. All my angles add to 360 degrees 3. I’m not a square. What am I? Answer: A rhombus, because all the sides are the same length, all the angles add to 360 degrees and it isn’t a square.

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