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word sandwich

more word games… link

babble

warning…word games can be addictive link

the executive lightbulb question

Q: How many members of the Bush administration does it take to change a light bulb? A: Ten 1. One to deny that a light bulb needs to be changed. 2. One to attack the patriotism of anyone who says the light bulb needs to be changed. 3. One to blame Clinton for burning out […]

alphabet evolution

a short animation of the evolution of the Latin alphabet from around 900 B.C. to the Middle ages. link

acrostic puzzles

ROTAS OPERA TENET AREPO SATOR a famous five letter version of this puzzle, spelling out the same words horizontally and vertically, found on a wall in the ruins of Pompeii translates as “The sower Arepo holds the wheels at work”. A ten letter version still defies solution, however if you do manage to come up […]

i say, Watson

This is splendid. For fans of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, Stanford University is re-releasing 4 tales as they were originally printed and illustrated in the Strand Magazine. “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Speckled Band”; the nine-part novel, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and the famous “last” encounter between Holmes and Moriarty, “The Final […]