# Web Puzzles

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## Hydra

A team of four girls and six boys put together a 2200-piece jigsaw puzzle in 4 hours. The same jigsaw puzzle was put together in 8 hours by a team of two boys and five girls.

Who are better at putting jigsaw puzzles together, boys or girls?

### Hydra Puzzle Solution

If 6 boys and 4 girls spend 4 hours to complete the jigsaw puzzle, then 3 boys and 2 girls will need 8 hours, which is also the amount of time needed by the team of 2 boys and 5 girls. The reader can see that the input of 1 extra boy on the first team equals the input of 3 extra girls on the other team. The conclusion deduced is that the input from 1 boy is worth as much as the input from 3 girls.

To be more precise, it is possible to demonstate that each boy can put together, in one hour, 75 pieces of the puzzle, compared to the 25 for each girl. This is because, if we say that 6 boys and 4 girls (ie team 1) are equal to 22 girls ((6 * 3) + 4), and since that team puts together 550 pieces per hour (2200 / 4), then the workforce of each team member equals 25 pieces/hour (550 / 22).

Sorry ladies about the "non politically correct" nature of this puzzle, but I'm just translating. I was actually thinking of using Martians and Venusians instead, but then I thought "Who cares!" - Mickey.

## The Missing Square Puzzle Paradox

The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used in mathematics classes to help students understand geometrical figures. It depicts two arrangements made of similar shapes in somewhat different configurations.

The key to the puzzle is the fact that neither of the "triangles" is truly a triangle, because what appears to be the hypotenuse is bent. In other words, the "hypotenuse" does not maintain a consistent slope, even though it may appear that way to the human eye. So, with the bent hypotenuse the first figure actually occupies a combined 32 units, while the second figure occupies 33, including the "missing" square. Note the grid point where the red and blue triangles in the lower image meet and compare it to the same point on the other figure; the edge is slightly under the mark in the upper image, but goes through it in the lower. A very fascinating and interesting geometrical puzzle.

## Land of Hope Green Exhibition

Every year in the period from June 22 to  September 29, there take place an exhibition in the Botanical Garden of Montreal Canada, Quebec. Uniqueness and creative character of the exhibition is reflected epitome of art gardeners that requires great skill to turn a shapeless heap of branches and leaves into literally works of art. The main theme of the exhibition is the "Land of Hope".

## Marty Cooper Artwork

Animator artist from San Francisco Marty Cooper, got tired of everything that’s happening around him. He took a transparent celluloid film, a pen and white pencil, and began to change the world in which he lives. The results of his activities, he fixes on the iPhone and puts on his Tumblr. Sometimes funny , sometimes sad , sometimes - quite unexpected pictures on the verge of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit " and "another world ." Very original and creative artwork expressed in an unusual manner. '

## Unusual Architecture - UFOgel House

UFOgel is a very unusual house almost entirely made of larch and located near the city of Linz, Austria. Externally, the design looks very unusual and is reminiscent of a UFO or a prehistoric bird. On an area of 45 square meters there are all required conditions for comfort and relaxation. Multifunctional space is divided into living and sleeping areas, plus - a compact kitchen, a toilet and a shower . Panoramic windows make the natural environment an integral part of the project, filling the house with daylight and inspiring breathtaking beauty. High-quality wood trim offers a feeling of warmth and security. If you enjoy this kind of unusual architecture, try and solve architecture jigsaw puzzles online.

## World’s Largest 3D Painting

Surely you've seen before pictures of amazing 3D- naturalistic paintings, painted on the pavement or the walls of various building.

Lately  “Lions Gate Gorge”, a giant 3D artwork created by artist Qi Xinghua has been acknowledged as the world’s largest 3D painting, by the Guinness Book of Records.

The amazing painting, located in front of a shopping mall in Guangzhou, China, measures 23 meters wide and 32 meters long, on the ground, while the wall in the background is 6 meters high. It covers an area of 892 square meters and looks so realistic that people say they actually get dizzy when walking on the painted ropes that traverse the colorful gorge.

Enjoy the pictures of this amazing and huge painting:

## Ramon Bruin 3D Art

Ramon Bruin is a 31 year old talented freelance artist, who graduated at the Airbrush Academie in the Netherlands.  He is mostly a self-taught artist. Besides a great passion for airbrush, he also draws and paints. With experience in multiple techniques and materials like acrylic-, oil, water paints, charcoal, paint pens, pencils and graphite he makes unique artwork.

From modern-expressionism to kick-ass airbrush designs and from photorealism to 3d optical illusion drawings. With great passion for airbrush, Ramon studied (2007 – 2010) at the Airbrush Academie in Lelystadб in the Netherlands and graduated as a professional all-round airbrush artist.  With great eye for detail and a sharp use of color Ramon can handle any form of design.

Here is a gallery of amazing 3D works of this talented painter

## World Record Puzzle

Dave Evans from Weymouth carved a massive 40,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in April 2013. It was the largest hand-cut puzzle ever made. Unfortunately it collapsed after Dave spent five weeks creating the puzzle

But when the 40,000-piece puzzle he had been working on for weeks collapsed on to the floor, Dave Evens was in bits. The master craftsman had just placed the last piece into the world’s biggest hand-cut wooden jigsaw, which he had created from a montage of photos of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Mr Evens had spent more than 200 hours hand-cutting the jigsaw from 6mm plywood before it collapsed.  Luckily Mr Evans had already measured, photographed and filmed his jigsaw for his Guinness World of Records submission.