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The Donkey Puzzle

Over   the   years   numerous   advertising   puzzles   have   been   based   on   this   puzzle. The   earliest   version   used   two   dogs   and   appeared   in   “The   Magician’s   Own Book,”   published   in   1857.   In   1872,   Sam   Loyd,   the   great   American   puzzle creator adapted the concept and produced “The Trick Mules Puzzle.” The   idea   of   two   figures   which   have   four   parts   that   are   interchangeable   dates back    to    the    Middle   Ages.    The    concept    was    also    popular    in    many    other cultures. How creative are you? One   of   the   key   qualities   attributed   to   great   creative   thinkers   and   problem solvers is their ability to see things in different ways! This   puzzle   is   deceptively   simple.   It   consists   of   just   three   pieces.   Two   of them show a donkey; one piece shows two riders. The   object   of   the   puzzle   is   to   arrange   the   three   pieces   so   that   you   see   two donkeys   being   ridden   by   two   riders.   The   two   donkey   cards   will   not   overlap each   other   in   the   correct   solution   and   you   cannot   cut,   fold   or   mutilate   any   of the pieces. The   riders   must   be   seen   to   be   riding   each   of   the   donkeys   in   the   correct manner, that is, on its back, positioned in the saddle, facing forwards. You   must   be   able   to   see   all   of   each   donkey,   except,   of   course,   the   obvious part   that   will   be   hidden   under   the   saddle   and   rider   when   the   donkey   is   being ridden correctly. When   you   click   on   the   link,   you   will   receive   the   puzzle   as   a   one-page   PDF. Print   this   out   on   card   stock   or   glue   the   paper   to   card   stock.   Then   cut   the puzzle pieces apart where shown. Can you solve it? For   creative   solutions   to   your   entertainment   puzzles,   contact   The   Party Magician . Do you need a hint? The    solution    to    this    puzzle    is    quite    tricky;    it    requires    a    real    leap    of imagination.   If   you   need   a   little   help   in   working   out   the   solution,   just   click on the button!

The Donkey Puzzle

An exercise in creative thinking
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Contact Ron - Office: (905) 889-5113   Cell: (416) 801-1207 © 2006-2016 Black Derby Entertainment. All rights reserved.

The Donkey Puzzle

Over    the    years    numerous    advertising    puzzles    have    been based   on   this   puzzle.   The   earliest   version   used   two   dogs   and appeared   in   “The   Magician’s   Own   Book,”   published   in   1857. In    1872,    Sam    Loyd,    the    great    American    puzzle    creator adapted    the    concept    and    produced    “The    Trick    Mules Puzzle.” The    idea    of    two    figures    which    have    four    parts    that    are interchangeable   dates   back   to   the   Middle Ages.   The   concept was also popular in many other cultures. How creative are you? One   of   the   key   qualities   attributed   to   great   creative   thinkers and   problem   solvers   is   their   ability   to   see   things   in   different ways! This   puzzle   is   deceptively   simple.   It   consists   of   just   three pieces.   Two   of   them   show   a   donkey;   one   piece   shows   two riders. The   object   of   the   puzzle   is   to   arrange   the   three   pieces   so that   you   see   two   donkeys   being   ridden   by   two   riders.   The two   donkey   cards   will   not   overlap   each   other   in   the   correct solution   and   you   cannot   cut,   fold   or   mutilate   any   of   the pieces. The   riders   must   be   seen   to   be   riding   each   of   the   donkeys   in the   correct   manner,   that   is,   on   its   back,   positioned   in   the saddle, facing forwards. You   must   be   able   to   see   all   of   each   donkey,   except,   of course,    the    obvious    part    that    will    be    hidden    under    the saddle and rider when the donkey is being ridden correctly. When   you   click   on   the   link,   you   will   receive   the   puzzle   as   a one-page   PDF.   Print   this   out   on   card   stock   or   glue   the   paper to    card    stock.    Then    cut    the    puzzle    pieces    apart    where shown. Can you solve it? For    creative    solutions    to    your    entertainment    puzzles, contact The Party Magician . Do you need a hint? The   solution   to   this   puzzle   is   quite   tricky;   it   requires   a   real leap   of   imagination.   If   you   need   a   little   help   in   working   out the solution, just click on the button!

The Donkey Puzzle

An exercise in creative thinking
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