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Uncovering Meaning Through Puzzles And Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 08.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Blair Schulman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhile Kwong may have been overly eager to show his hand to the audience, his points are valid. Humans enjoy both order and chaos of varying degrees. But it is the line between these poles that we really seem to desire; therein lies the journey of exploration and deciding what to do with this experience that really keeps us on our toes.

Why Do We Love Multitasking? Because We're Wired To Make Order Out Of Chaos

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.11.2014 | TED Weekends
Holly Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgKwong is right: people are born puzzle solvers. I've been inspired by how enthusiastically my children have learned language, absorbed math, mastered technology, become skilled athletes, and fallen in love. Life for them--for all of us--is an infinite variety of puzzles about what it means to be human and live in this world successfully.

Watch This Magician's Mind-Bending Illusion Very Closely.. It Makes Order Out Of Chaos

TEDTalks | Posted 08.08.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Magician and New York Times crossword puzzle wizard David Kwong says we're wired to solve puzzles and make order out of chaos -- and he's got a trick to prove it.

Calling All Sherlocks! A New Game in Town

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

HintHunt is a new live escape game, the first of its kind in Paris, the city of medieval mystery and... baguettes. Exported from England after its imm...

How to Solve the Puzzle of Life in 6 Easy Steps (As Taught by My 4-Year-Old)

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

To the Mommas, all of those pieces, just laying around in a pile, might look just like a huge mess. We wonder if we can really do this all by ourselves. Put this all together in a way that makes sense.

A This vs. That Brain Teaser

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

A golf ball will be dropped simultaneously into two barrels from the same height. Assume currents, viscosity & pressure are the same. In which barrel will the ball hit the bottom first?

WATCH A 40,000 Puzzle Collapse

ARTINFO | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Just days before it was due to go on view at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, puzzle master Dave Evans's chef d'oeuvre, a 40,000-piece jigsaw puzzle celebrating the queen's Diamond Jubilee crashed to his studio's floor (see video below), instantly undoing more than 200 hours of work.

'Solve' Rubik's Cube In A Snap (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.08.2013 | College

Impress fellow students and friends by solving Rubik's Cube -- or at least by appearing to solve it. Matt Parker's now-viral YouTube video guide shows...

Flipping Miracles (or Bar Bets to Amaze Your Friends)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science
Colm Mulcahy

In front of you is a pot of coffee and a jug of cream. You transfer one teaspoon of cream from the jug to the pot, then one teaspoon of liquid from the pot back to the jug. Which is greater: the amount of coffee in the jug or the amount of cream in the pot?

What Heaven Looks Like: Part 2

James Elkins | Posted 01.28.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

I am serializing an unpublished book in this column. It's about an amazing, mysterious manuscript I discovered in Scotland with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

What Heaven Looks Like

James Elkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Arts
James Elkins

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.42.29AM.pngI discovered an amazing, mysterious manuscript in Scotland. It's a little book with nothing in it but 50 watercolor paintings.

Crossword Of The Day

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Like Solitaire and Puzzles? Play New Pyramid Game!

Pyramid | www.mochiads.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The addictive international hit you just cannot stop playing. In Pyramid the aim is to clear as many card lay-ups as possible by removing all the card in the Pyramid. Just pick a card that is one value higher or lower to clear them and you might get all the Golden scarabs. It's so easy to start but so hard to stop!

Monster Destroyer: Play the Game!

Monster Gems | www.mochiads.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Destroy monsters by creating lines of 3 or more monsters of the same kind. You can move the monsters by using the mouse to click and swap adjacent m...

Guess the Capital and Escape Hangman!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Check how well you know geography and geopolitics! Guess the Capital! The number of letters is given so all you need to do is to fill in the gaps with the correct letters. But be careful! Only correctly selected letters will allow you to escape hangman!

Revive Your Mind: Play the Game!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Is your head feeling a little fuzzy? That cup of coffee not doing the trick? Give your brain a workout with this online puzzle game. Slap your chip-eating, couch-lounging, flabby excuse of a brain back into shape with this new game from doof studios! The four mini games will push your brain to the limit. Just follow the in-game instructions to play.

Count Quickly and Win the Game!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Numbers are falling from the sky, and you have to destroy them before they hit the floor. You can remove numbers by selecting them with your mouse so that the sum of the selected numbers equals 10. There are also special helps such as bombs and clocks to slow down time. So count quickly and win the game now!

Tower Bloxx: Build Your Town!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Tower Bloxx is among the most decorated games you can get for your mobile phone, winning two Game of the Year Awards and multiple Editor's Choice awards! Now available in flash! Tower Bloxx scored an impressive 9 out of 10, one of the highest review scores for any mobile game! IGN, a leading reviewer, says "Awesome! DChoc's new puzzler surprises and delights - this one's a real winner" and "Games of this caliber are must-haves.

Blockular: the Adventure of Funny Aliens

www.mochiads.com | Mochiads | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Next variation of the well known logic game - Blocks. This time the game is made in the form of adventures of funny cute aliens that develop from level to level. Exciting new puzzle game with great story mode and long lasting arcade mode But the basics are still the same: you need to find connected identical blocks and to remove them on advantageous direction.

Find a Harmony

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

You know why the Japanese are using traditional rock garden to relax? This is very simple - in order to free their mind from the clutter of life and to concentrate on the rest, to achieve harmony with the world looking at the smooth and harmonious closed circles and lines in the sand. This game offers you a very short time to set aside the problems and try to find harmony.

Let It Flow: Save Animals And Crops From A Water Crisis

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This game was made for free to support UK's Red Nose Day. Rotate the pipes by clicking on them so that they connect from the pump to the crops and animals before the time runs out. Watch out for spillages, and don't forget to pump the water to get it moving. One of the most popular flash games ever. It's had millions of plays worldwide.

Check Your Mathimatical Skills: Play the Game!

www.mochiads.com | MochiAds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The game resembles a normal tetris, with the only difference being that in order for a blocks combination disappeared it is necessary that the sum of digits on blocks be equival to a certain constant. With the mouse, drop tiles in the grid. Try to make adjacent tiles (columns or rows) add up to the required value. Use power-ups to assist in your progress.