# 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 linguistic one this week.  Can you cross out five letters in the sequence below and still be left with two English words?

F F I R V I E L D E T A Y P T U Z E Z R S L E

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.

# Lovely, clever, Christmas video

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Now then, here’s a great video to get you in the mood for the big C….

# Talking boat….

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Paul C (@mag11c) sent me this great video of a Talking Boat. Enjoy.

# Stunning illusion

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@jonmsutton brought this to my attention ….. the top and bottom parts of the shape are the same shade and colour…. if you don’t believe me, cover up the line between them….

# Answer to 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 non-mathematical one this week.  What four-letter word is the same when it is read forwards, backwards and upside down?

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 non-mathematical one this week.  What four-letter word is the same when it is read forwards, backwards and upside down?

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.

# Captain Picard sings “Let it Snow!”

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David B sent me this.  It must have been huge amounts of work, but tis fantastic.

# Non-moving moving dancers

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These illusory movement illusions work with some people and not others.  This is one of my favourites – does it work for you?

# 10 super simple party stunts

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The other day I made this new Quirkology video showing 10 of my favourite party stunts – hope you enjoy them!

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle….

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On Friday I posted this puzzle.

I am thinking of a 5-digit number.   If you put ’1′ at the beginning of the number you get a number that is three times smaller than if you put ’1′ at the end of the number.  What number am I thinking of?

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.

I am thinking of a 5-digit number.   If you put ’1′ at the beginning of the number you get a number that is three times smaller than if you put ’1′ at the end of the number.  What number am I thinking of?

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.

# Optical illusion test

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I came across this lovely way of ‘gamefying’ optical illusion – hope you like it?

# Two people argue about the nature of reality

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David B sent me this lovely twist on an old illusion.  Do you think that the figures add much?  And if so, what?

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle….

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On Friday I posted this puzzle….

I have a cage in my garden and it contains only chickens and rabbits (I don’t really, but play along). There are 72 heads and 200 feet in the cage. How many chickens are there, and how many rabbits?

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.

I have a cage in my garden and it contains only chickens and rabbits (I don’t really, but play along). There are 72 heads and 200 feet in the cage. How many chickens are there, and how many rabbits?

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.