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Puzzling

posted 30 Jan 2013, 01:32 by Tony Kirby
This is Sandra masquerading as Tony again - working off the laptop and Tony already signed in.  Just as well we think alike!

Tony and I have been working on jigsaw puzzles again over the last couple of weeks - something we are want to do over the holidays.  I've spent about 2 hours tonight on the current puzzle and fitted about 20 pieces together.  This one is hard - it has an additional 200 pieces over and above the 1000 and you can make an additional puzzle.  I am not yet convinced this is an advantage!

We had one of Christchurch (pre quake) and cartoonish images of many Chch buildings   It was one I nearly bought for Mark and Stacey but didn't!  Marie had bought it and after she finished brought it round for us.

Apparently this picture shows the world's hardest jigsaw puzzle - an image of Jackson Pollock's famous painting Convergence.  Not one I'd be game to take on.

Jigsaw puzzles have been around for many years though until the late 1800s they were known as dissections.  the original ones came in a box and there was no image to follow so it was all guess work.  This too would not have suited me.  I need the picture and carefully plot piece against image.
Apparently in 1933 as many as 10,000,000 jigsaw puzzles were sold weekly in the USA.  Mind boggling
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