Category Archives: Curiosity

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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.

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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!

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Even though developing your analytical and problem-solving skills can help you succeed in life, your personality type also plays a large role in it. 16 Personalities Test is a quick and fun way to evaluate your character, and it is also based on some solid psychology theories. The test is totally free and takes just 10 minutes to complete. To find out whether you are a logician, an adventurer, or an advocate, click the banner below.

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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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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.

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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.

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Constant learning is important, but often times a very boring process. To tackle this issue, the guys from Kurzgesagt have started releasing new, engaging, educational videos every few weeks. Some of the puzzling topics they cover are A.I. (artificial intelligence), finance, the Big Bang, and many others. Both the quality of the production and the content itself are very high, so we recommend all of our friends to watch these videos.

So, do not waste time and go check Kurzgesagt’s website by clicking the image below, or simply visit the official YouTube channel.

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In case you have never heard about “the secret society of puzzle solvers” at The Master Theorem, then get ready to face about 50 of the most creative, challenging and original puzzles you can find on the web. Even though the website rarely has been updated in the last few years, it can offer tens of hours of problem solving to all newcomers. In order to sign up and explore everything TMT has to offer, you must first complete one of the numerous puzzles posted there. An easy one you can start with is “Old McDonald”, which can be solved using this… SPOILER.