#2 pencil and a dream can take you
- Joyce A. Myers
pencil is the essential instrument
of every true puzzle enthusiast.
Its top is usually nibbled and we
tap it on our head or we scratch
ourselves with it. And sometimes,
we even scribble a few meaningful
thoughts with the sharpened leaded
end. The American artist George
W. Hart, also called the
Polyhedron Man, made the puzzling
pencil sculptures opposite using
72 pencils! If you want to try competing
with his mastery you may find it
useful to have a few tranquilizers
close at hand.
Smile! According to Red
Skelton, the longest word is the word that follows
the announcement, "And now a word from our sponsor"!
the denominator of a rational number is not divisible
by 3, then the repeating part of its decimal expansion
is an integer divisible by 9. Example:
1/7 = 0.142857... has a repeating part 142857 divisible