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Impossible Puzzles for People Under Sixty

The New Yorker

This lenticular puzzle changes depending on how you look at it. Then, suddenly, the image shifts to endless meetings during which the camera must stay on at ALL TIMES. At only three hundred and sixty-five pieces, this puzzle should be doable, but, without the ability to sort by color, shape, or life goals, you'll be unsure where to start. Connect a piece to immediately receive an I.C.Y.M.I. prompt that the puzzle isn't finished--as well as five hundred new pieces. Hope you don't have anything else going on, because this puzzle will take over your life.


Spies turn puzzle-masters with second GCHQ book

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Its main function is to protect the UK from terrorism and cyber attacks, but now GCHQ is set for its second foray into the rather less dangerous world of puzzle books. The country's top code breakers have created a new set of brainteasers to mark the intelligence agency's centenary year in 2019. And to celebrate its upcoming release, the organisation have posted a teaser on Twitter using emojis. The GCHQ posted a teaser on Twitter yesterday about the release of its new book using emojis. The answer to the difficult puzzle is expected to be given later today.


This 1,000-piece color gradient puzzle is super challenging — and currently on sale

Mashable

Let's face it: Puzzles get a bad rap for being "boring" or "lame." It doesn't matter if it's 100 pieces or 1,000, puzzles are typically reserved for boring nights in and obligatory hangouts with your grandparents, right? Truth is, puzzles are kind of cool. Research suggests that regularly dabbling in puzzles can help improve your mood, lower stress, and even increase your IQ -- really. SEE ALSO: 'Stranger Things' is getting its own'Dungeons & Dragons' game Today, they come in all shapes, sizes, themes, and difficulties, but if you already consider yourself a jigsaw wiz, you're probably craving a puzzle that will truly put you to the test.


Solving David Dobrik's new puzzle could win you $100,000

Mashable

From a disposable camera app to perfume, YouTuber David Dobrik has been widening his empire to include his own products. Unlike Dobrik's previous giveaways, this one won't include a Tesla, but it will offer cash. The Hundred Thousand Dollar Puzzle costs $30 to buy, and it may reward you with somewhere between 25 cents and $100,000. Here's how it works: assembling the puzzle will reveal a QR code. Once you scan the code you'll be directed to a site where you plug in a unique verification code that came on the puzzle box.


This unique puzzle creates an incredible optical illusion

Mashable

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There are two types of people in this world: puzzle lovers, and people who are wrong. However, if you are an unfortunate member of the latter group, the good news is there's a way for you to redeem yourself once and for all: by giving puzzles another chance. Check out the 1000 Vibrating Colors Puzzle from Clemens Habicht's Colour Puzzles. The color puzzles come in three variations, including two that don't involve optical illusions, but it's the incredible vibrating colors one you'll want to check out.