If you've already done Wordle for the day and need another challenge, how about this? Try drawing the figure below in a continuous line without retracing any part of your line or lifting up your pen. (Crossing over a line is okay.) This video gives you 30 seconds before giving away the solution, but of course there's always the pause button.
Oskar's Treasure Chest [Amazon] is a Rubik's Cube with a twist: solving it opens a hidden compartment inside where you can conceal your drugs, plastic explosives, cursed items, etc. In this video, the Lockpicking Lawyer drafts his son to help him defeat a lock that stumps his usual skillset—if not the hammer in his toolbox.… READ THE REST
Here's a fun party trick. Hand your guests six long steel nails. Then show them a wooden dowel, about the same in length and diameter as the nails, which is standing securely on a base. (Obviously you'll have to prepare that ahead of time.) Now ask your guests if they can balance all six nails… READ THE REST
Some times ago I posted about Perplex City, an all-but-forgotten treasure-hunt/puzzle game and the mysterious man in a photograph who still haunted the last obsessive players, stuck on the game long after its creators moved on. Will Coldwell narrates how it all came to a close: A mystery cube, a secret identity, and a puzzle… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST
Personal hygiene is an essential part of self-care. Keeping your body clean and well-groomed not only makes you more pleasurable around, but it can actually help to keep you from getting sick. There are some interesting and downright bizarre products around to help with your personal hygiene, and perhaps none are more beneficial than an update to the time-honored… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST