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Soon Friday I set this puzzle…

The day before yesterday Edward was 17. Next year he will be 20. How can that be the case?

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

This sentence was made on 1st January. Edward’s birthday is the 31st December. He was 17 the day before yesterday. He was 18 yesterday. He will be 19 this year, and 20 next year!

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.

If you are visiting the Edinburgh Festival over the weekend, I shall be presenting the last three performances of my new interactive psychology-based show** Experimental.** Details here, and there is a little video about the show below…

So here is this weeks puzzle.

The day before yesterday Edward was 17. Next year he will be 20. How can that be the case?

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.

On Friday I posted this puzzle….

When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Sunday as today was from Sunday when the day before yesterday is tomorrow. What day is today?

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

Today is Sunday!

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.

Sorry that this post is somewhat later than usual. I have been a tad busy. So, if you are visiting the Edinburgh Festival, I shall be presenting the premiere of my new interactive psychology-based show** Experimental.** Details here, and there is a little video about the show below…

So here is this weeks puzzle.

When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Sunday as today was from Sunday when the day before yesterday is tomorrow. What day is today?

**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.

If you are up at the Edinburgh Festival, I shall be talking about the strange science of sleep and dreaming on August 14th. Do come along, much fun will be had. Details here.

On Friday I posted this puzzle. Two cyclists are racing around a circular track. Jon can race around the track in 6 minutes and Eric can race round in 4 minutes. They start the race on opposite sides of the track. How many minutes will it take before Eric overtakes Jon?

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

12 minutes – but how did you solve it?

**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.

If you are up at the Edinburgh Festival, I shall be talking about the strange science of sleep and dreaming on August 14th. Do come along, much fun will be had. Details here.

Here is this weeks puzzle. Two cyclists are racing around a circular track. Jon can race around the track in 6 minutes and Eric can race round in 4 minutes. They start the race on opposite sides of the track. How many minutes will it take before Eric overtakes Jon?

**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.

So, to the puzzle. On Friday I set this puzzle…..

Can you create a 10-digit number, where the first digit is how many zeros in the number, the second digit is how many 1s in the number etc. until the tenth digit which is how many 9s in the number.

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

One answer is 6210001000 – did you come up with any others?

**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.

OK, onto the puzzle. Can you create a 10-digit number, where the first digit is how many zeros in the number, the second digit is how many 1s in the number etc. until the tenth digit which is how many 9s in the number.

Solution on Monday!

Photo by Gordon Rutter.

]]>I have just made this video containing 10 bets that you will almost win (kinda). About 1 min in I present one of my favourite puzzles – the vanishing square.

You can download your own version of the puzzle here.

So, the puzzle is….why does a square seem to vanish?

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

The following video explains the puzzle, albeit with a slightly different set of shapes. Basically, the top shape is not an exact triangle, and so when the pieces are rearranged, the area that makes up the ‘missing’ square are redistributed in a different way. Did you solve it?

**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.