Perpetual puzzle trick


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Where do men go, swallowed up by unthinkable geometries?

…Perhaps Lovecraft really had something after all.


A variation on an old trick, but very nicely done. I hadn’t seen the two-piece variation, but it’s the same idea.


I am concerned about the space-time continuum. Does anybody here have experience with it?


Sam Lloyd had several similar puzzles. Here’s my favorite (though - sorry! - rather racist):


The puzzle pieces slid upward in the frame a noticeable distance (~3mm) when he pushed them with his thumb at 0:26. This indicates what we all know, the frame is sized wrong for the initial, smaller puzzle.


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