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Mystery surrounds smashed Stone Age skulls

Collections of skulls separated from their skeletons have been proving a puzzle to archaeologists. A collection of 10,000-year-old Stone Age skulls di…

Chinese Puzzle Ball

Long before Rubik’s cube, there was the Chinese puzzle ball: a set of intricately carved, concentric spheres usually up to 7 layers deep. The "puzzle" part of the name is both for the fact that it’s [...]

The Apple Puzzle

With only four cuts, you can turn any apple into a cool (albeit nerdy) puzzle. When I was growing up, my grandfather used to mesmerize us kids with this “trick.” It made eating fruit more fun than eating junk food. I took a few minutes yesterday to record the process in a HowTo video. Hope [...]

Need: Stackable Tetris Lamp

As if the completed puzzle wasn’t cool enough, the fact that they are individual bricks that actually light up when connected to other bricks makes this lamp incredible. This means you can rearrange it every day if you want. On the downside, it won’t be available for sale until September. Link Via Geekosystem

Doctor Who Jigsaw Puzzle

Doctor Who Jigsaw Puzzle – $16.95 Attention Doctor Who fans! Do you feel that you are misunderstood by your family? Maybe you need to share your love of all things Doctor who with the 1,000 piece Doctor Who Jigsaw Puzzle from the NeatoShop. This puzzle is a great way to spend quality time with the family. [...]

How Will Shortz Edit a Crossword Puzzle

If you’re a crossword puzzle lover, then the name Will Shortz will require no introduction. The New York Times crossword puzzle editor, and the only known person to hold a degree in enigmatology, is simply legendary. Alex Hoyt wrote a fascinating post [...]

Curvy

Click and rotate the cells to line up the curvy red and blue lines. That’s all. You can see how difficult this puzzle is before you even start -but once you start, it’s hard to stop! Link -via mental_floss

Plus: Camouflaged

Continuing with our plus theme this week, above is a fun little camouflage puzzle. There are eight words hiding in the puzzle, one on each line. Each is a synonym of the word plus. All you have to do is clear away the unneeded letters on each line to find the word hiding from left [...]

Jigsaw Puzzle Piece Tattoos

Ten high school friends, upon graduation, decided to get tattoos of puzzle pieces that fit into each other: After graduating high school, myself and 9 of my best friends got puzzle pieces on the side of our ribcages to represent our commitment throughout middle school and high school. Most of us had been friends since 6th [...]

Engineering Students Design Robot Rubik’s Cube Solver

If you were around in the 80’s, you had a Rubik’s Cube puzzle. I hated those things and always resorted to pulling the stickers off to win in frustration. Some students from Swinburne University of Technology created a robot that can solve the puzzle in 10.69 seconds. That under 11-second time includes time for scanning [...]