The Monday Math Square turns 65 today, but retirement is still a ways off. Good luck!
The nine white squares inside the main red grid should be filled with the digits 1 through 9. Each digit should appear only once in this red grid. Place the digits 1 through 9 in their correct spots so that the mathematical equations are correct both across and down.
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It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Afghanistan Sam, my buddy who’s been living in Kabul for the past several years. Back in 2008 he guest-blogged about how to buy, slaughter and spit-roast a sheep, and we saw a bit of his short film about a young woman who was embroiled in controversy (and death threats) after coming forward as Afghanistan’s first female Olympian. So what’s Sam been up to over the past few years? Among other things, he’s founded the Afghan Film Project, which has a... READ ON
Raymond Daniel Towler was imprisoned for almost 29 years for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated by DNA testing in 2010, but so many years behind bars makes the world hard to catch up with. (via Boing Boing)
Inspired by the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop, a family embarked on a street art project that involved no vandalism. See the funny faces they spread all over the town for people to find. (via The Daily What)
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Drunk Driver Crashes into Sober House
An SUV driven by a drunk driver slammed into a building in south Los Angeles Saturday night. Firefighters arrived to find the vehicle inside a room. Five people in the house (who were asleep when the crash occurred) and the driver suffered minor injuries. The residential building was serving as a sober living facility. The driver will be charged with felony DUI.
Letter Arrives 66 Years Late
The U.S. Postal Service delivered a letter to a California address with a... READ ON
Almost all my Brain Game puzzles are original creations, but I occasionally stumble upon an old challenge that’s worthy of reintroduction. Today’s Friday Free-for-All is one of those, and it comes from Martin Gardner’s Perplexing Puzzles from way back in 1969. Enjoy!
A lady had four pieces of gold chain (as pictured above). Each piece contained three links. She took the four pieces to a jeweler and asked him to join them together to make a bracelet, like this:
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There is a movement among those who study such things to refer to the current stage of geologic time as the Anthropocene epoch, or “age of man.” Does the presence of man make that much difference in the geologic timeline?
A series of 25 cat scans. That is all, but that’s enough. (via Metafilter)
The Saga of the Scientific Swindler! (1884-1891) Even educated eggheads can be taken in by a charmer who can smooth-talk the jargon. (via Boing Boing)
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Good luck with today’s Think Thursday challenge! NOTE: We’ve clarified the text to explain why certain locations are not “countries.”
Knowing that locations like Greenland, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are NOT countries, and (2) that countries ending in “LANDS” (like The Netherlands) are not included:
Name the 8 current nations of the world whose
names end with the four-letter sequence “LAND.”
Here are... READ ON
The 1900 Olympics featured a live pigeon shooting event. The winner bagged 21 pigeons.