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Reckon You Can Solve This Million Dollar Mathematical Problem?

Of the seven Millenium Math Problems, each of which is worth $1 million (£600,000) to the person who can solve it, the Riemann hypothesis is perhaps the most difficult to crack. Reckon you've got what it takes? Read More >>

design
Tangram Sticky Notes Let You Leave a Message Without Writing a Word

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then this set of Tangram puzzle sticky notes let you leave a longer message than you could ever fit on a single Post-it note. The collection of angular shapes can be arranged into almost any shape you can think of, although a drop or two of artistic talent will certainly help. Read More >>

toys
Tackle This 3D-Printed Spherical Rubik's Cube if You Hate Yourself

If you've solved a Rubik's Cube so many times that it no longer offers you a challenge, maybe it's time to try a new shape? The Marusenko Sphere puts 54 spinning and sliding pieces into a globe-shaped puzzle that comes in five different levels of difficulty. Read More >>

toys
If a Rubik's Cube is Bruce Banner, This Thing's the Hulk

Solving a regular Rubik's Cube is already a daunting task for most of us, and that's just 54 coloured squares you have to rearrange. Can you imagine if someone dropped this monstrosity into your lap? Completely scrambled and out of order? Resorting all of those coloured rectangles would take a lifetime—and restickering it? Just as long. Read More >>

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Watch Baxter Solve a Rubik's Cube: Working Bots Need Hobbies Too

Most of the videos you can find of Rubik's Cube-manipulating robots are purpose-built to solve the puzzle in record time. But Baxter, designed as an affordable and easy-to-teach replacement for assembly line workers, isn't designed for any specific task. And that's what makes watching him solve a cube even more impressive. Read More >>

Radio
Boris Flunks IQ Test Questions in Live Radio Interview

Boris Johnson found himself flailing and blabbering more than usual yesterday, when a radio host asked him IQ test questions mid-interview. He got the first two wrong, then stopped playing ball when the third teaser was put to him. Read More >>

toys
Ugh, Who Invited Maths To the Rubik's Cube Party?

The simplicity of the Rubik's Cube puzzle is what makes it so devilishly difficult to solve at times. It's just a bunch of coloured squares, but getting them to group together can be a life's pursuit for many people. So who in their right mind thought that taking the Rubik's Cube formula and adding mathematical patterns of numbers into the mix was a good idea? Clearly someone with a deep love of mathematics, or a sincere hatred for humanity. Read More >>

design
The World's Smallest Jigsaw Puzzle Is a Cinch If You Can Find It

Big, complex puzzles get all the attention, but doesn't the other end of the spectrum deserve a little love? Take the smallest jigsaw puzzle in the world, for example. It's not that complicated to put together, but only if you've got a magnifying glass and one hell of a fine touch. Read More >>

design
You Don't Need a Wookiee To Build This Laser-Cut Falcon Puzzle

There are endless situations where a Wookiee co-pilot can come in handy, from repairing intergalactic spacecraft, to tearing people's arms off. But when it comes to assembling this miniature laser-cut Millennium Falcon puzzle, you won't need a big walking carpet, just a pair of scissors, pliers, and plenty of patience. Read More >>

architecture
How Many Rubik's Cubes Would You Need To Build a House?

Looking for an easier way to change the color of your home without breaking out the paint brushes and rollers? Build it from Rubik's Cubes, instead of traditional materials like wood, steel, or drywall. Read More >>

design
Preposterously Intricate Maze Took Seven Years of This Handyman's Life

Almost 30 years ago, a Japanese caretaker casually drew a few lines, which turned into a few more lines, which turned into seven years of his life and the most demonically intricate maze—hand-drawn or otherwise—that I have ever seen. Read More >>

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Nine Bar Bets You'll Never Lose

You know what's better than an evening bar crawl where you drink yourself silly? An evening bar crawl where you recoup every last penny you spent on booze with this series of nine pub bets you're always guaranteed to win. Read More >>

toys
As If It Wasn't Hard Enough To Peel the Stickers Off a Rubik's Cube

Upping the ante when it comes to rotating cube frustration, these lawsuit skirting IQ Cubes from Brando are the same size as a standard Rubik's Cube. But further segment the sliding pieces into 3x3x7 and 3x3x9 configurations. Read More >>

gaming
New Scrabble Allows "TXT" Speak

LOL. The updated version of Scrabble Trickster includes a whole new set of rules, ideal for people who can't spell and shouldn't be playing it anyway. Read More >>

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