Tag: Puzzle

Puzzled

January 5, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More
Puzzled

Many people love to work with jigsaw puzzles. I’m not really one of them, but I happened upon Jigsaw Planet, a well-designed site for making online jigsaw puzzles out of any of your photos. You can then sent the URL of your puzzle by email to anyone. The graphics are clever and the entire system is easy to use. Check out this puzzle of my mother-in-law’s beautifully weathered piano keys, for instance.

Note: This post earlier linked to a site called “Jigcool.” I took down the links to JigCool after seeing Mindy’s comment. I went back and visited the site and I was shocked at the explicitly pornographic ads that accompanied what seemed to be a site meant for kids. These are not the types of ads I saw last night when I tried out the site. This is truly bizarre. I’ve replaced the link in this post to a different puzzle site that does not have any advertisements.

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How to make a puzzle

December 5, 2009 | By | Reply More
How to make a puzzle

Scott Kim, a guru of puzzle-making, gave this delightful talk at TED on how to design a puzzle. Also check out some of Kim’s work at Shufflebrain.com.

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Why do mirrors seem to switch left and right, but not top and bottom?

August 23, 2009 | By | 4 Replies More
Why do mirrors seem to switch left and right, but not top and bottom?

I found a link to this video on Reddit: Physicist Richard Feynman explains why do mirrors seem to switch left and right, but not top and bottom.

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Did Muhammed actually exist?

November 16, 2008 | By | 9 Replies More
Did Muhammed actually exist?

Did Muhammed actually exist? I realize that I make considerable numbers of people upset when I question whether God exists, whether Jesus ever walked on earth or whether Jesus was Divine (three entirely separate questions). Regarding those questions, I’ve long thought that most religious people don’t actually know many facts, but mostly rampant speculation supported […]

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