How ‘Flim-Flam’ changed my life.

51k1580djwl_sl500_From time to time I will be posting about the books, people, films and performers that have inspired and shaped my thinking. Today it is James Randi’s Flim Flam. I have had my copy of this seminal book for over twenty years, and it still inspires me to this day. It is not just about the contents of the book, but also about the way in which I came to possess my copy….

Wednesday Puzzle

Here we go again….

What letter, apart from ‘E’, can be added to the following to complete this word?

puzzle3As ever, feel free to say if you think you have solved it, and how long it took, but please don’t give the answer.

Also, let’s get the ‘one sentence at a time’ stories finished (female thread here, male thread here), so feel free to add a line even if you have contributed already.

Update: I was originally shown this at a conference and so assumed that it was public domain.  However, it was created by Lloyd King (his site contains lots of other great puzzles and is here).

The Sunday Puzzle

ixThought that you might enjoy a puzzle to help pass the time today. The image on the left shows the number 9 in Roman numerals.

Your task is to draw one single continuous line and turn this into a 6. Feel free to say if you have solved it and how long it took you, but no giving the answer. I will reveal the solution, and source, on Monday. Enjoy.

Quick Update: Someone has just emailed me another solution, so there are TWO ways of solving the puzzle.

The answer to this puzzle, and 100 others,  can be found in a new kindle ebook called PUZZLED, and is available in the UK here and USA here.