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Solve This Puzzle: What Is This Mystery Object? by David McMahon
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Put on your thinking caps, have as many guesses as you want, be as witty as you want even if you don’t know the answer, but most of all, have fun. Your time starts …. NOW!

Spoiler alert: do not read any further unless you want to see the answer.

First part of the puzzle: solved by Erika Gouws, who correctly identified it as a solar-powered garden lamp.

Second part of the puzzle: I may not be Pythagoras, but I can see five different types of geometrical shapes in this image – how many do you see and what are they? (You can solve them one at a time – or all five together ….) Alixzandra is leading the charge, having identified a square and a rectangle …. and Erika Gouws, has identified a circle and a rhombus …. and Shubd has identified a parallelogram.

Third part of the puzzle: According to Mickey Mouse, "Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your …..’’? Solved by double champion Jen Wahl, who correctly answered “Shoes”.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F8, 1/90 sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.

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  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsabout 4 years ago

    Ah! I know this one! A solar-powered garden lamp!

  • BINGO – Got it in one, Erika. I’ll update this with a link to you – and then let’s have some fun with the follow-up questions!

    – David McMahon

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottabout 4 years ago

    It is either a solar powered garden lamp or it is a ratchet…Great photo, David!

  • Yes, Janine. Your first guess was correct! You were a few seconds behind Erika. Will update this right now …. and then look out for the follow-up questions!

    – David McMahon

  • Lynn  Abbott
    Lynn Abbottabout 4 years ago

    Love it…Yipee!

  • It’s updated now – so let’s see how you go, Janine …. the race is on!

    – David McMahon

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsabout 4 years ago

    Sorry – I should not have been so eager and spoil the fun for everybody else! :(

  • Not at all, Erika. That’s precisely the point of this game. If you know it, you solve it. I’m always delighted when the solution appears!

    – David McMahon

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraabout 4 years ago

    Square & Rectangle are the most obvious to start with :)

  • Yes and yes! Good morning to you (well, good evening in the UK) …. great to have you on board, as always!

    – David McMahon

  • Erika Gouws
    Erika Gouwsabout 4 years ago

    circle and diamond

  • Yes to the circle. And yes to the rhombus (diamond). Great going, Erika ….

    – David McMahon

  • Shubd
    Shubdabout 4 years ago

    Oh nooooooooooo ….. late as usual !! And I thought I definitely had this one in the bag ..cos we got a few of these !! :(
    Congrats Erika for being super quick :)

  • Hi Shubd – but the follow-up questions are in full swing, so this is the fun part.

    – David McMahon

  • Jen Wahl
    Jen Wahlabout 4 years ago

    lol… missed it today! :) And, I knew this one!! :)

  • I wondered where you were, Jen, you Double Champion! Try the follow-up questions, though ….

    – David McMahon

  • Ranald
    Ranaldabout 4 years ago

    Blast again! I knew exactly what that was before I opened it. Hurumph.

  • Go with the follow-up questions though …. the fun solutions!

    – David McMahon

  • Shubd
    Shubdabout 4 years ago

    Ok ..let me try this one ..
    1.circle 2. square 3. rhombus 4. rectangle 5. perpendicular (if that is counted as a shape .. I know its an angle !)

  • Yes to the circle, square, rhombus and rectangle. And on No.5, I’ll give you the honours on what you’ve called a “perpendicular” although it’s actually a parralelogram! Well done, You win today’s Euclid Award!

    – David McMahon

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