Category Archives: Puzzle

Test your intuition

The name of this post was shamelessly stolen from Gil Kalai’s popular series Test Your Intuition. But today’s post will be testing our physics intuition, rather than our mathematical intuition. Although this is a quantum blog, we’ll look at the … Continue reading

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Hack It

Warning: click here only if you like to hack and have got spare time on your hands.

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A Trivia Puzzle

Lately I’ve been playing trivia at a local pub (which I highly recommend.) One of the categories they often use is a “decade” category. The answer to all of the clues are years in a particular decade (say, for example, … Continue reading

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Homer Jay Simpson Redux

After reading the comments for the Homer Jay Simpson puzzle and getting an email from Ken Brown, I realized that the real puzzle I was thinking of was “into how many pieces can one cut a torus using three planes.”

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Homer Jay Simpson's Puzzle

Into how many pieces can one cut a torus using two planes?

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