# Lovely use of a mirror

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Paula W (and others!) sent me this great illusory photo……

Like it?

# The Haunted Doll

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It’s almost time for Halloween, and we decided to celebrate by making a little scary video.  Dare you face The Haunted Doll?

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle….

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On Friday I posted this puzzle.

Some animals decided to get together and have several tug of war matches.

When two snails were against three frogs it was a draw.

When three dogs were against four snails it was a draw.

What happened when five frogs had a match against two dogs?

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.

Some animals decided to get together and have several tug of war matches.

When two snails were against three frogs it was a draw.

When three dogs were against four snails it was a draw.

What happened when five frogs had a match against two dogs?

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.

# Amazing overpass

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@CheekyBudgie sent me this really creative overpass mural in America by street artist Dasic.  It’s an amazing example of how an idea can transform the mundane into something very special.

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This is simply wonderful – and what an ending!

# 1 million subscribers!

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We have just reached 1 million subscribers on the Quirkology YouTube channel and so thought we would make a little video to say thank-you….

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

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On Friday I posted this puzzle….

What date comes next in the sequence?

April 1st
February 3rd
March 4th
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.

This puzzle comes via Chris R.

What date comes next in the sequence?
April 1st
February 3rd
March 4th
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.

# Time to check all of your books!

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@Beathhigh brought my attention to this great video showing a secret fore edge painting….

Like it?

# Lovely perspective illusion…..

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@twieguez sent this great, and probably unintentional, illusion from a food catalogue.  The tins are exactly the same size but look different sizes because of imagined perspective…..

# Amazing new viral….

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The lovely Derren Brown posted this clip on Twitter yesterday.  Tis a viral for a new version of Carrie.  The production values are great and the reactions wonderful…..enjoy……

# Answer to the Friday Puzzle…..

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First, it would be great if you could spend 2 minutes taking part in my quick survey into sleep and dreaming.  All you need to do is click here.  Many thanks.

On Friday I posted this puzzle….

Two friends are chatting:
John: How old are your children now?
John: Oh come on, it’s for the Friday Puzzle.
Eric: Oh ok.  Well, there are 3 of them, and if you multiply their ages together you get the number 36.
Eric: OK, the sum of their ages is exactly the number of biscuits we just consumed.
John: That’s still not enough.
Eric:  OK, my oldest child likes to watch the ‘Bets you always win’ videos on YouTube.
John: OK, now I have worked it out.
How old were each of Eric’s children?
If you have not worked it out, have a go now.  For everyone else, the answer is after the break!

# It’s the Friday Puzzle!

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First, it would be great if you could spend 2 minutes taking part in my quick survey into sleep and dreaming.  All you need to do is click here.  Many thanks.

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.

Two friends are chatting:
John: How old are your children now?
John: Oh come on, it’s for the Friday Puzzle.
Eric: Oh ok. Well, there are 3 of them, and if you multiply their ages together you get the number 36.
Eric: OK, the sum of their ages is exactly the number of biscuits we just consumed.
John: That’s still not enough.
Eric: OK, my oldest child likes to watch the ‘Bets you always win’ videos on YouTube.
John: OK, now I have worked it out.
How old were each of Eric’s children?
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.

# Simpsons, maths and the magic box

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My pal Simon Singh has just written a great book on the mathematical secrets behind The Simpsons.  You can read all about it in this article, and this photo is undeniable proof that everyone is reading it!

Also, everyone and their dog has been kind enough to send me this amazing video showing the incredible potential of projective mapping….. enjoy!