Friday, July 21, 2017


Makers of "impossible" puzzles must get a kick out of watching people struggle to solve their creation, sitting there all smug with that "I know something you don't know" face on as the person flounders.

And yet these puzzles captivate certain people, frustrating and beffudling as they are, and these obsessed puzzlers will spend years trying to solve the puzzle even if they never get anywhere.
The older Japanese gentleman in this video has been trying to solve an "impossible" puzzle for a decade, and after the solution to the puzzle is revealed to him it becomes clear he should have chosen a different hobby!

I don't have a brain that can figure these things out but I was fascinated watching this puzzle being solved. I see it but I still don't know how the solution came about and that is the magic.


nolan said...

Thanks for sharing this!
The Japanese have some wild television shows.
Love their sense of humour, culture, art (anime & manga), samurai stoicism...
I'm a Japanophile, or sure!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I am too. They are an amazingly tuned in people. I love everything about their culture.

Timothy S. Brannan said...

That was extremely satisfying!