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It’s a puzzle…

from xkcd

Your correspondent is off to the barbeque-banked shores of his childhood (where connectivity is at least sporadically available, but decidedly not the point), so these missives will recede in frequency until the 17th or 18th of August.  By way of keeping readers amused in the meantime…

Mindcipher is “the social repository of the world’s greatest brain teasers, logical puzzles and mental challenges.”  Readers can stop by to challenge themselves to logic puzzles, mathematical conundra, riddles, and all variety of brain busters.  By way of getting started, a garden-variety riddle:

Two archaeologists find a hidden cavern which they decide to explore.
Within the cavern they see a naked woman encased in ice.
The first archeologist says to the second, “Oh my God, I can’t believe we’ve discovered the Bible’s Eve.”
The second archeologist looks closer and says “Oh my God… you’re right!”
How do they know they’ve found Eve?

(While your correspondent knows that every reader flashed to the solution, he is format-bound to note that the answer is here.)


As we scratch our heads, we might send a coded birthday note to Margaretha Geertruida “Grietje” Zelle– better known by her stage name, Mata Hari; she was born on this date in 1876.  A circus equestrienne, artist’s model, exotic dancer, actress, and courtesan, she is best remembered as a spy.  While she claimed to be a double agent (working for both French and German Intelligence during World War I), she was arrested in Paris for her endeavors on behalf of the Kaiser, convicted, and executed by firing squad in 1917.

source: Mata-Hari.com

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August 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

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