Not long ago, I wrote a review for the “Quirky Crate,” a rather subpar storage unit that has recently made its home in my dorm. While the crate has become an object of mockery and condescension, I nevertheless found myself contemplating its image. What follows is the result of these […]

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### Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

Before I begin, I must first demonstrate the motivation behind this question, as many will doubtlessly come up with the common sense solution that the sun’s rays are not hitting our section of the planet. This, surprisingly enough, is not exactly the correct answer. In fact, as fellow science writer […]

### Picked Up to Fall Down

“Eur awl a bunch of cowardss… A creww o’ sorry toona fish.” His voice was raspier than usual. It crackled with the flaring of the clay pipe he clenched to his wretched face. I was a pirate; he was the captain, the guy I took orders from endlessly. Yarg. I left […]

### New Riddles of a Rather Difficult Nature and Solutions to Last Week

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 […]

### 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 […]

### 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 […]

### Chess Puzzle

Black to Move, Mate in Four Solution to Previous Puzzle: Rxh7 + Kxh7 Qf5 + Kxg7 Qg6 + Kxf8 Qf6 + Kxe8 Bc6***

### 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 […]