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Sam Loyd's Trick Donkeys posted by bichen

puzzle | Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 03:57:33 PM


"Sam Loyd's 'Trick Donkeys' is one of the most elegant puzzles ever invented... print out the page and cut the figure into three parts along the solid lines. Now, position the strip onto the other two pieces so that it looks like each jockey is riding a donkey. Folding is not allowed. Don't give up -- the solution is really quite simple!"

Stolen from Metafilter. It's pretty crafty. Took me like 10 minutes to figure the stupid thing out. My coworker figured it out apparently while cutting it out.

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lol
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 06:03:36 PM
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Anime Geek
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that wasnt too hard...
yeah
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 07:12:07 PM
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head dork
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it's one of those get it right away or take a long while. it didn't really take me 10 minutes but it took me way too long. :)
wait..
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 09:58:17 PM
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Star Trek Nerd
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i think i got it, but then again i might be wrong. bichen give me a clue.. are the riders normal people, or are they very dirty, evil - type ppl?
hmm
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 10:55:58 PM
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Anime Geek
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that was like...sneaky. it took a while to figure out even with looking at whatever the solution said.
hahaha
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 11:01:39 PM
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Anime Geek
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no not dirty ppl lol i seem to have done it wrong 1st time :P too obvious

Edited on Monday 01st of November 2004 11:23:20 PM.

Edited on Monday 01st of November 2004 11:23:46 PM.

ahha
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 11:34:42 PM
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Anime Geek
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hint: jumping horse
hahaha
Monday, Nov 1st 2004, 11:55:46 PM
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Star Trek Nerd
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i dont think i get it... lol. im so pathetic. i have no inner sight. lol
if you need help
Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2004, 12:05:10 AM
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head dork
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The horses aren't trotting, they're galloping.

and if you still need help here's the answer (highlight)
Put the horses back to back so the the backs are touching. Then put the jockeys inbetween the backs of the horses. So the front of one horse + jockey plus the back of the second horse makes a galloping horse instead of a walking horse.
yea
Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2004, 12:08:54 AM
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Star Trek Nerd
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i just got it. omg. thats freaing clever. mad props to sam loyd. he got rich from it too, right? haha. good stuff.
most clear answer
Tuesday, Nov 2nd 2004, 12:28:23 AM
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head dork
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Solution here. The different colors are each piece.

(i updated this since the link didn't work, nothing new, carry on).

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