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GCHQ puzzle book will find out if you're smart enough to be James Bond

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amateur code-breakers are being asked to earn their'licence to puzzle' in a competition to mark the launch of a new book from spy agency GCHQ. The Government's listening post, based in Cheltenham, is releasing its first puzzle collection on Thursday, as well as a Sudoku and picture board conundrum for its competition. The GCHQ Puzzle Book includes a foreword written by the Duchess of Cambridge, whose grandmother was a Bletchley Park code-breaker during the Second World War, and will raise money for Heads Together, the mental health awareness campaign spearheaded by Kate, her husband the Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry. Amateur code-breakers are being asked to earn their'licence to puzzle' in a competition to mark the launch of a new book from spy agency GCHQ. The Government's listening post, based in Cheltenham, is releasing its first puzzle collection on Thursday, as well as a Sudoku and picture board conundrum for its competition The brain-teaser will feature more than 140 pages of codes, puzzles and challenges created by GCHQ's experts in their spare time.


Can YOU spot the object hidden on this car seat?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Sometimes the easiest-sounding brain teasers are the most difficult ones. And the latest puzzle to sweep the web certainly plays by those rules. Created by a PlayBuzz user, this colour photo depicts a grey car seat with a mysterious object hidden on it that it's up to you to find. Created by a PlayBuzz user, this colour photo depicts a grey car seat with a mysterious object hidden on it that it's up to you to find At first, the secret object is impossible to find. However, after a more detailed search you can spot a grey iPad lying flat on the back on the seat. The iPad is well-camouflaged because it's the same colour as the seat, with similar markings. At first, the secret object is impossible to find.


Can YOU solve the 'simple' maths question that has stumped both 10-year-olds AND their parents?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

People complain that children are not challenged enough in school - but this confuddling maths question contradicts that school of thought entirely. Year five pupils at a primary school in Glossop, Derbyshire, were left as stumped as their parents by a question which asked them to'calculate the perimeter of these composite rectilinear shapes'. One dad, 43, was so baffled that he turned to social media, appealing for help in solving the question. As the Manchester Evening News reported, he wrote on Facebook: 'My son's grandma had spent a while helping him with his homework and most of it was straightforward but this one question left her stumped. 'I then spent an hour or so trying to work it out but found it impossible. 'I really do think it is impossible and it is certainly not something a ten-year-old can answer.'


Now can you pass the DOT test? Letters are hidden amid colourful grids in a fiendish brain teaser

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The latest in a long line of brainteasers frustrating internet users has been released - but are you able to solve it? Hidden within a grid of coloured dots is a similarly-coloured letter of the alphabet. It sounds simple enough, but the letters are harder to spot than you may expect. Can you spot the letter hidden within this grid of pink dots? And it's revealed: Did you spot the pink'F' outline within the sea of red dots? Created by Playbuzz, the puzzle has nine stages, each stage a different colour theme, including pink, yellow, green and purple.


Can YOU find the words hidden in the farm?

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It seems as though every day there is a new brainteaser confuddling the web - and the latest one may be the trickiest yet. Hidden within this agricultural-themed cartoon, six different words are carefully concealed among the farmers, plants and vegetables. Created by Playbuzz, this colourful quiz is far trickier than it looks. After a few minutes of dissecting the drawing, some words, for example'garden', are spotted relatively easily. However, a couple - particularly'vine' and'bloom' - can take a lot longer to find. Only yesterday another brain teaser frustrated the web.