February 20, 2005

A Puzzle

Writing about web page http://crux.baker.edu/cdavis09/roses.html

I was shown this today by a friend, and thought it quite interesting and blog-worthy, which my life generally isn't. While not wanting to brag, I got 'it' straight away, but then the comment further down the page of "smarter people take longer to get it" made me a little less proud. I'm generally quite good at puzzles though, so I think my brain might just be twisted enough to see strange things easily.
Another friend I showed this too had seen it before, so sorry if anyone else thinks it's old, but I'd never come across it.
Please don't give the solution away, the only hint I'll give is that a bit of lateral thinking is needed.

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  1. Piece of cake.

    Then again, it was me who showed it to Natalie and Fick yesterday.

    20 Feb 2005, 22:28

  2. Mathew Mannion

    I'm sure I saw this on someone's blog yesterday… I got it on the second roll.

    20 Feb 2005, 22:37

  3. Aw. I can't get it

    20 Feb 2005, 22:46

  4. Doh. Got it. Must be a thicky

    20 Feb 2005, 22:53

  5. Lee Davis

    Far too simple, after seeing the correct answer for the first wrong guess ,but then I have had the benefit of a few pints.

    20 Feb 2005, 23:44

  6. I got it

    21 Feb 2005, 00:15

  7. I got it fairly swiftly. I got it right first go on a guess about what it would be.

    21 Feb 2005, 02:13

  8. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.

    This is going to drive me mad.

    Obviously I'm amazingly intelligent (or something)...

    xx

    21 Feb 2005, 10:49

  9. Ok. Got it. Took me about 20 attempts.

    Phew. Now I can go back to work.

    xx

    21 Feb 2005, 10:51

  10. Phil

    For those wanting a harder puzzle, in the same frustrating/work procrastinatory style, check out Hapland – link

    22 Feb 2005, 14:42

  11. already done that one.

    22 Feb 2005, 16:40

  12. Hmm… I didn't get it in my first few attempts. I stopped after about five tries and read the story on the attatched link, in which it was said that the name was significant and that the guy was working it out in under a second. I went back, looked at the dice, and thought 'ah.'

    23 Feb 2005, 03:11

  13. i just spent aaages trying to work it out. and then realised the first thing i had thought was actually the answer. doh.

    25 Feb 2005, 02:13

  14. i got it as soon as i stopped thinking mathematically :-)

    09 Mar 2005, 16:45

  15. Jonny Swoonboy

    does it mean im thick if i got it on the second go? or just an arts student

    12 Mar 2005, 22:55

  16. Yay! I got it.

    Only after the name is significant bit. Before that I kept getting it right but was doing a totally different thing. :)

    My mind is strange.

    31 Mar 2005, 17:59


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