Jeff Valdez, a multi-talented comic writer and
producer, answers an age old question in this month's puzzle. Mr.
Valdez even provides an example to support his conclusion. So, the age
old question - which are smarter, dogs or cats?
Dreaming is something we all have in common -
whether we dream in stories or images, black and white or color,
everyone dreams while they sleep. Some speculate it's a way for our
subconscious minds to work out problems. Others say that our dreams
have no meaning at all and are simply random images and such from our
sleeping minds. Whether they have meaning or not, William Dement, a
pioneering US sleep researcher, makes an amusing observation about our
dreams with this month's puzzle.
The term "dream" can refer to both what you do
during the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) period of your sleep as well as
your vision or hope of the future (the most famous example probably
being Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech). In this month's
puzzle, Stanislaw J. Lec makes a humorous observation regarding the
dreams of sleep. Mr. Lec was a Polish poet and aphorist, considered
among the greatest writers of post-World War 2 Poland.
The puzzle is about your counting skills. How fast can you produce a
hundred from a given set of numbers, say six numbers? And what about
ten sets at once? What would be your best time? All this is presented
to you in Flash, so the only thing you require is just right counting.
And don't forget about the pace!
Eight pieces with four card suits on them. The goal sounds simple -
rotate the whole position of the card suits clockwise sliding the
pieces around. It doesn't require too many moves - the question is
only to figure out several crucial ones to minimize their overall
number. Can you? By Serhiy Grabarchuk.
What will happen if you make the seven pieces of a classic Tangram
puzzle transparent, leaving only outlines of them? You'll get a modern
variation on the old theme. Now you can create fancy shapes instead of
traditional monochromatic ones. Will you be able to come up with your
own contour shapes? By Serhiy Grabarchuk.
This is a harder version of the Correct Order Puzzle, or in other
words its sequel. The goal remains the same - change the order of the
numbers. But one special trick is added - the central piece is
immovable now. The trick adds up the complexity to the puzzle, don't
you find? By Serhiy Grabarchuk.
Exchange the four white and four black knights on the board in the
shape of a capital G. The minimum number of moves is set to eleven.
The puzzle possesses both the visually appealing black and white
stylized design and the addictive internal idea. By Serhiy Grabarchuk.
The 12 pieces have to be arranged into the complete Eight digit. The
pattern of the Eight is already provided and all what is left to do is
to discover the proper place for each piece within the pattern.
The turn-it-over puzzle. It consists of two Seven's - each of
different color. The object is to exchange the colors of the digits,
and in order to turn the color of a piece you have to turn that piece
The four simple rectangles growing in certain progression in their
sizes plus a rectangular outline. The goal is to place those
rectangles within the outline so that the outline of the digit Four
Seven pieces that have to be
turned into ONE. Though some pieces seem to be easily
interchanged, the goal is to find the proper places within
the digit's outline for every of them to make the ONE appear.