Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and/or cleverly placed parentheses; Use each of the given numbers exactly once Construct 48 out of 1, 6, 8, and 9 Construct 44 out of 6, 7, 8, and 9 Two brothers, who happened to be physicists, were out for a walk when the […]

## Author: Jeff Naughton

### Revolutions in Physics

For years people have expressed to me their feelings toward physics and I have come to the conclusion that classical mechanics (the intro physics courses required for most majors) is currently analogous in popularity to classical music. Some see classical mechanics as an important foundation to modern physics; a sufficient […]

### Starting out the year with Math!

Use addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division; Use each of the given numbers exactly once Construct 42 out of 2, 3, 4, and 9 Construct 17 out of 1, 3, 3, and 6 Construct 52 out of 2, 5, 8, and 9 Solve for each of the letters A through […]

### MORE RIDDLES!!!!

Modern Tic Tac Toe: Using integers 1 through 9, arrange them on a tic tac toe board so that each row, column, and diagonal add up to 15 Bill Gates loves puzzles: Every year Bill Gates holds a Clue-esque dinner where everyone participates in various mystery games/ puzzles […]

### Earth, Time Lapse View from Space

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo. Incredible footage taken during expeditions 29 & 29 of the international space station over 3 months. Shooting locations in order of appearance: 1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night […]

### This Week’s Puzzles and Das Solutions to Last Week’s.

Half Poem Half Riddle: I never was, am always to be, No one ever saw me, nor ever will, And yet I am the confidence of all Who live and breathe on this terrestrial ball. What am I? Clock Puzzle: While writing “On Physical Lines of Force”, James Clerk Maxwell […]

### New Puzzles For Your Mind

Looks May Be Decieving: Isaac, Galileo, and Archimedes are heading to the House of Blues to see the Joy Formidable perform. Their cab driver is taking a serpentine path, as usual, and making the trip longer than normal. When they arrive the fare is $30 and the 3 friends pay […]

### New Riddles, Old Solutions

This week’s riddles: Jenga Puzzle: If you have an unlimited supply of wooden blocks (the Jenga type) and you begin stacking them one on top of the other; how far from the edge of the table could the outermost block reach before they fall? Bartender Puzzle: A wile bartender […]

### New Puzzles and Old Solutions

NEW PUZZLES A Light Riddle to Start: Whilst on a quest (possibly grail related) you are posed this challenge: In a room there are 4 light switches; in the next, a single light bulb that is initially turned off. One of the 4 switches controls the light bulb while the […]

### Puzzle of the Week and Das Solutions to Last Week

Solutions to Last Week’s Riddle (1) Knowing there are 3 children and the product is 72 we can list every combination of products that give us 72 (I’ll leave that to you). Since the sum of the ages of the children is not enough information, we know that there must […]