# It’s the Friday Puzzle!

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Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

What is special about these two sentences?

1)  I am not very happy acting pleased whenever prominent scientists overmagnify intellectual enlightenment.

2) Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout.

I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.

# You won’t believe your eyes…..

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Another great video sent to me by David B today.  Watch this, it is amazing.

# Short but great…..

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David B brought my attention to this lovely clip.  It is very short, very simple, but very powerful.

# Test your eyes!

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Two things today.

First, The Magic Circular (magazine of The Magic Circle) has just reviewed my new trick, The Grid.  It is a very kind review by Darren Tossell, and ends saying  ”…a masterful piece of magic from the ingenious mind of Professor Richard Wiseman.  Highly Recommended”.  If you are interested in the trick, click here.

Second, Darren S sent me this wonderful weird photograph…..

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle….

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On Friday I set this puzzle.

A puzzle via Tod B this week.  Can you figure out the secret of this sequence and so discover what numbers should replace the question marks?

111 = 13

112 = 24

113 = 35

114= 46

115= 57

117= ??

If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now.  For everyone else the answer is after the break.

# It’s the Friday Puzzle!

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Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

A puzzle via Tod B this week.  Can you figure out the secret of this sequence and so discover what numbers should replace the question marks?

111 = 13

112 = 24

113 = 35

114= 46

115= 57

117= ??

I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.

# Can you figure out who this is?

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I was in a shop the other day and came across this doll of a famous person.  I thought that almost no-one would recognise who it was and so put it on Twitter.  As predicted, almost no one got it right, but there were some great guesses.  So…… who do you think it is?

# Is this perfect?

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This is a wonderful video sent to me by @MarkIAllison.

It is a perfect combination of science and the arts, and the ending is simply superb.  Take a few moments out of your day and watch perfection.

# The impossible stair

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David B (and many others) kindly sent me this great video.

I am not actually sure how they did it!  CGI?  Twins? Editing?  What do you think?

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

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On Friday I posted this puzzle….

How many faces can you see in the picture below?

If you haven’t tried to solve it, try now.  For everyone else, the answer is after the break.

# It’s the Friday Puzzle!

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Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday.

A visual puzzle this week.  How many faces can you see in the picture below?

I have produced an ebook containing 101 of the previous Friday Puzzles! It is called PUZZLED and is available for the Kindle(UK here and USA here) and on the iBookstore (UK here in the USA here). You can try 101 of the puzzles for free here.

# Knitted illusion!

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So here is a weird thing – a knitted illusion! Enjoy….

You can see lots more of them over at this website.  Like it?

# So simple. So perfect.

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There isn’t much to say really.  These show the wonderful power of simplicity.

# Amazing video

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This is very very good…..

Assuming you liked it, which bit made you laugh?

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

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On Friday I posted this puzzle….

Imagine that there are 2 trees in a garden. Let us call them Tree A and Tree B. Now imagine that there some birds on both trees.

The birds on Tree A say to the birds on Tree B: ‘If one of you comes to our tree, then our population will be the double of yours.’

Then birds on Tree B say to the birds on Tree A: ‘If one of you comes to our tree, then our population will be equal to that of yours.’

How many birds are there in each tree?

If you have not tried to solve it, have a go now.  For everyone else the answer is after the break.