Seeing Theory is a beautifully designed website, which aims to educate people about probability theory via series of visual and interactive lessons. If anyone is struggling to grasp some of the basic concepts in this field of mathematics or is just getting into it, the website can be a very useful learning tool. Seeing Theory was designed by Daniel Kunin as an undergraduate project in Brown University and has won numerous awards. To visit the website, click the banner below.
Joseph Herscher is a kinetic artist and a YouTube personality, who specializes in creating intricate Rude Goldberg machines out of everyday objects. Some of his most popular machines are “The Page Turner”, “The Dresser”, and “The Cake Server” which you can see below. Joseph has been sharing his inventions on YouTube for more than 10 years, and you can explore all of them on his official channel. Who knows, maybe he will inspire you to start making fascinating Rude Goldberg machines as well!
Here, at Puzzle Prime, we have been always fascinated by magic. We appreciate the amount of creativity it takes to design a magic trick, the immense talent required to execute it, and the many hours of practice needed to perfect it. As long-time fans of Penn and Teller, a few years ago, we were delighted to discover that these all-time greats have started their own TV show. “Fool Us”, soon to be running its fifth season, gathers some of the best magicians around the world and lets them perform in front of Penn and Teller, who are trying to figure out their secrets. To watch the show’s episodes, visit the CW network by clicking the banner below.
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Can you draw a brain in just 3 seconds? Probably not, at least unless you use some help from Google. AutoDraw by Google Creative Lab is an AI experiment, which lets you make a quick doodle, then tries to guess what it is, and complete it. It does not always work, but it keeps improving and is fun to play with. Also, it shows the powerful capabilities of machine learning. To try
XKCD is one of the most successful comics online of all time. Marketed as a “webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language”, it manages to poke fun at all of these in various highly creative ways. Due to its numerous STEM references, XKCD is appreciated especially by geek communities. You can see one of our favorite strips below, a clever joke about classic chess puzzles.
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UPDATE: The game Brandscape is not active anymore.
Here is a nice pop-culture puzzle quiz by our friends at Funding Circle. They have created a colorful painting with 60 hidden references to famous brands in it, which you must find and recognize correctly. The puzzle is fiendishly hard but really fun to solve. To play it, just click the image below
What is better than solving problems and learning new things? Doing exactly that, while fighting the hunger in Africa! “Free Rice” is a website, on which you choose a topic (vocabulary, science, math, etc.), and every time you answer correctly to a question, you contribute 10 grains of rice to people who need them. By clicking the banner below, you will be redirected to freerice.com. Just make sure to disable your ad-blockers, since hiding the (non-intrusive) ads may prevent you from accumulating donations.
Game Theory is an intriguing subject in Mathematics, with various real-life applications. Even though many people have heard about the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” – one of the most famous problems in the field, few have delved deeper into the theory. Fortunately, Nicky Case (also a creator of “Parable of the Polygons”) is here to help again, by educating us in a fun, engaging manner. Check out his quick, 30 minutes introduction to Game Theory by clicking the image below.