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Jigsaw Picture Puzzle: Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci Italian Colors at Night

When the Italian navy ship Amerigo Vespucci visited Boston, she was lit up with the colors of the Italian flag at night. Here she is in all her glory docked at the Boston World Trade Center. Only 60 pieces! How to play: Move and drag the pieces around just like a regular jigsaw …

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Giant puzzle solved

It took 18 months to complete a 33,600-piece jigsaw puzzle – one of the world’s largest. Solving one of the world’s biggest jigsaw puzzles was an 18-month labour of love for Warrnambool’s Ben Philpot. After spending almost a year doing the “easy stuff” on the 33,600-piece puzzle, his dad John Philpot decided …

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Words With Friends to be turned into a TV game show

The mobile word game has been consistently popular since its launch and publisher Zynga is hoping a TV show will be just as addictive. The mobile word game Words With Friends is set to become a TV show, following the news that its publisher Zynga has partnered with MGM Television. …

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Can You Figure Out This ‘What Has 4 Letters’ Riddle?

On July 11, 2017, Lacey Fernandez saw a sign outside with a puzzling statement on it, so she snapped a picture. She posted it online, claiming that it messed with her head, and the post immediately blew up. People couldn’t figure out the riddle, which seems like it ought to be really …

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This Super Mario Puzzle is the Dark Souls of Jigsaws

With Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling like hot cakes and Nintendo Switch exclusive Super Mario Odyssey releasing in October, the famous red plumber has never been more popular. Already a global icon, Mario is having an especially good year and it makes sense to capitalize on that with merchandise. Unfortunately, not all of …

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Daily crossword puzzling may guard against cognitive decline

When researchers in England had 17,000 healthy participants, all 50 years and older, complete an online survey and series of tests, they found those who reported regularly completing crossword puzzles scored higher on assessments of attention, reasoning and memory. Regular crossword puzzlers showcased grammatical reasoning speed and short term memory …

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Alton’s first “escape room” opening this weekend

Escape rooms are all the rage these days. The purpose of an escape room is to solve puzzles as a team to unlock the room in which a group of people has been locked. Several such rooms exist in large cities such as St. Louis and Chicago, but one will …

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