Monthly Archives: January 2012

Using a Watch as a Compass

Direction-finding using only the sun and an analog watch is a trick that I remember first reading about when I was in elementary school.  I think it was in one of Seymour Simon’s Einstein Anderson “science detective” stories, but I’m … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Puzzle Solution

Last week’s post presented several variants of the following general problem: you have a number of light bulbs, and you need to determine the highest floor in a building from which a bulb may be dropped without breaking.  All light bulbs … Continue reading

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Dropping Light Bulbs (or Eggs): An Interview Puzzle Twist

I had planned to at least take a few holiday weeks off from this blog, and maybe back off from writing much more at all, putting a bow on this interesting and fun “experiment” over the last year and a half. … Continue reading

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