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Short Stuff: Jigsaw Puzzles

2020-08-05 | 🔗

Who doesn't love a good puzzle? Tune in to learn a few facts and figures about jigsaw puzzles right now.

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Hey. You welcome the short on Josh in those chuck and this short stuff. Let's get started, starting now, do you like puzzles wait a minute. Is this, like a literal jigsaw, puzzle? Ok, yeah. I've got no problem with Jigsaw Puzzle but as was farther away anything they say Chuck. Don't you other that world Why didn't mean like? Do you want to fight a puzzle? I mean how are you doing, sitting down in doing a jigsaw, puzzle. Yeah sure I do. I mean it's been awhile, but yes, I, like a good puzzle, a jigsaw puzzle unpredict your eye like say, like a very heartwarming one like maybe a jigsaw puzzle of the Thomas Kincaid painting of flowers or kittens or somethin in nothing terribly hard to something like occupying rather than challenging?
yeah. I didn't do a lot of puzzles. I mean I guess it did when I was a kid and then probably didn't for a long time that we weren't a puzzle family really, but I did. There was one week in college where a dude down the street. For me, a friend got a big puzzle: and it was just one of the things in college where you got time in three or four of us got together and drank a lot for like a week and did this huge puzzle and just had so much fun and that's the last puzzle of done, except for doing little puzzles with my daughter, my something on funds as a great puzzle story for something that was one of- and I imagine that whole like weekend, starting with the musical number, were like your friend sticks his head out the front doors I gets here. You stick your head out, you'll assorted here, it's here the puzzle. Finally, here that's our there at exactly how it went down the zoology average error for a short of, isn't it yeah
so we should just go and get to it and say that a man named Sir John spills burry, they call them the dough boy. He was a engraver and England in a map maker in the mid one thousand seven hundred and he gets credit in one thousand, seven hundred and sixty six for creating the first jigsaw puzzle when he put a map on a piece of wood cut it out, cut the country's out and said here. You go. Teachers use this to teach geography things where it's just like there, it is right there. That was the first time it ever happened. That's the beginning of it. There's your origin story, so I can tidy. So it was kind of a teaching tool at first, but also people were like it's kind of fun. Putting the countries in. Let's do this at home to at our friends house over a long weekend. While we drink this can't be candid took off, and then in very short order. It also became a marketing tool to where companies, what kind of
maybe give away a jigsaw puzzle that was a photo of a mobile gas station or something like that to them. They became very ubiquitous pretty quickly yeah. They still do stuff like that. To promote your company, they can be little marketing tools I know Kodak has won the day so that they say is the world's largest it fifty one thousand pieces, plus twenty eight and a half feet by six point: two five feet: none of those things are even close to yeah. That's what it's not the biggest at all. Now they're, really full of it Chuck. I think they can say whatever they want their code, equity idea, guess so yeah so correct SL. I wanna take four hundred bucks, and that means that
it's nice that it's a giant huge puzzle, our problem with it is that they call it the world's largest jigsaw puzzle, and I am guessing it's not just us who have a problem with it, but the people at the Guinness World Records probably have a bit of a problem with it to either that or Kodak's lawyers were like. We have to word this just perfectly or else right getting some trouble here, because it turns out that this Kodak World's largest jigsaw puzzle is fairly mediocre compared to some of the other jigsaw puzzle around that. Take that the cake for world's largest anything. Yet there was one and two thousand eighteen in Dubai that Guinness recognised and It was an honour of the year of Zaire. Ed reaches a year long tribute to the person who founded the: U N, B shrank. Sorry, the? U n e
Make is I had been Sultan all night in nice? I think I think I got it in this thing was sixty five, almost sixty six thousand square feet, yeah that some that's pretty pretty impressive. If you ever seen a year was pretty. There was also I mean like that. The pieces themselves are giant there like about a foot or so square, and you know the whole thing was a little is the kind of light aboard, but when put together, it was quite impressive. Fresher and kodaks had fifty one thousand pieces in change there was one in Ho Chi City in Vietnam that the sixteen hundred students at the university there put this thing together and it had over a half a million pieces right. So that was, I think of it. The giant Lotus flower right beautiful it is.
There is definitely bigger puzzles than the one that codecs touting as the world's largest jigsaw puzzle, but some people say: ok, that's great, yet it's really time consuming, but any schmo with all the pieces can put that thing together. Other people in this is totally unsurprising me that there's like a whole subculture of people who, like I wanna, be challenged by Jigsaw puzzle. Yes, it turns out you don't have to have a football field, size jigsaw puzzle to be challenge. You can do it with some very small surface areas, there's one in particular called ice puzzled. Nine, that's just nine! Pieces but is possibly the hardest jigsaw Puzzle on the planet. Are it was take a break there and will tell you more about ice puzzle. Nine ran after this hey. If you should know listeners, have you
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get ice puzzle? Nine! It's a tray, a blue tray, that's about as big as your two hands put together is very small and his I got those nine pieces in there. You know they don't look like your standard puzzle, pieces, they're, sort of Nina that can be flat and places in Kirby, just like a puzzle but like a jigsaw puzzle, but there's just something a little different, Quite right, when you look at it, he said when you look at you think how hard should that be and then to a Youtube that showed a guy putting it together. So easy, and I like how to people not get that that's how easy it is, and the only thing I can think of is that it's it's easy see someone doing it, but very hard when you just have the puzzle? Peace? Ok, I must be because that this famous puzzler Chris rain. He took him two hours and nine minutes and said that it was exhausting bright and he's yeah
he doesn't seem to be the kind who would take like a dive for a puzzle maker like he seems logic in it. There's a there is another one. I saw a video call from a guy named the puzzle guy. Who! Have you heard? Croatian people talk, speak English. I think this is the video I saw, So the idea was you blogger. He digs he did jigsaw puzzle. Twenty nine to and he had some real trouble with it. In fact, at the end of the term the puzzle, when he had the last two pieces, he was explaining how he couldn't get them to fit when he accidentally got them to fit in with actually surprised that he finished the puzzle is Ivan that really tackled yeah, but it's great my love. I love that accidents so ready to duration. People speak English. It they do sound, so just friendly. In an amiable, its awesome, but as he was putting this together, one of the big problems with Jigsaw puzzle
nine, which has also made by you Osaka? Is your saying? Has five corner pieces, so one of the corner perceptually fits into the inside of the puzzle, and it just seems to be extraordinarily difficult. Put together. One of the reasons why it's tough is all the pieces are exactly the same. It doesn't form a picture. I should Jerry, they look exactly the same, not shape wise but but color wise, their gifts, translucent, blue or whatever, so you just have to tell from the shape and then some of the shapes look like they should fits certain sizes of black holes in there. What they're called the shapes go in the holes in the spaces, spaces, but they just don't quite fit. It looks very mad that you was maddening just to watch the video, yes and, I suppose, we'll nine. I wish I had watched it and then I would have just bought it to see how I would do
and I think- and I don't want to give it away, but when he put the last piece in it, the idea is that you have to get all the pieces inside that tray. It's not necessarily what you think of is a puzzle which is they all fit perfectly together and form a perfect picture. That's the only kind of hint I will give his that can be space in that tray. They just got all fit in there right, so makes sense as a good hint I'd want to ruin it. So, speaking of ruining man, did you see the video Dave Evans from Dorsett England who basically created, though the I guess it was certified as the world's largest hand, cut wooden jigsaw puzzle now, so this guy this poor guy,
He he created a jigsaw puzzle in enormous when it was like twenty ft by 8ft and if you're in the UK, it's six a dot m by two and one slash two me it was just this giant puzzle and he had it completed. He spent two weeks putting it together after assembly like cutting it, and then it took him another two weeks just to put it together and he had a giant piece of plywood in his workshop, showing it off and it somebody was filming it and collapsed and he wants a frame it just like about to lose. His might he's just can't believe it just Gimme that moment was captured. Yes, here that moment was captured on video in his reaction was captured on video is worth its worth. Checking out, could you just agonized for the guy took him another sixteen days with a bunch of assistance to put it back
other! Well, here's another interesting record in this that he's the records. A kind of crack me up. There are two people: seemingly battling it out for the largest collection of jigsaw, puzzles record, Louisa figure Radio, I guess of Zappala Brazil, and then Georgina Gill, a corner of the Philippines have over there and puzzles each and they keep coming back and for Her- and this is just such a weird record, because the only thing to do is to buy more puzzles yeah. That's it! That's all there is to it. Yeah like. Where does it end? I guess one one's gonna kick the bucket. I guess so. Someone else takes over the collection and their earlier by eight more puzzles. Winning you and hope so. But above all I mean like you would help that year and arts nemesis would have enough class to be like my puzzle. Collection must be destroyed upon death. That's what you do, yeah descended ablaze or destroyed
did in a bunch of different pieces to different people now set it ablaze, don't give it to Chile, You need to know how about this chuck. If you're in favour of setting in place, you can them to children in need. But you have to stipulate. In your will that a piece has taken from every single one of those puzzle and those pieces are set ablaze? How about that yeah? That's the worst! We've gotten a lot of handy down puzzles, which is what happens when you have a kid all of them are missing. Piece is what you should just no, not even take a hammy down puzzle cause I now and so you want to talk about this. This seventeen hundred person puzzle last year, two thousand nineteen, more than seventeen hundred people got together to form the largest human jigsaw puzzle on record. The sun was cool because it raised awareness for autism spectrum disorder and the peace itself that they
formed out of human beings is the symbol for the autism speaks organization, and I think there are out of those controversy. That was surely knowing like got mad about this, but Western did arise. Is it a puzzle if it's just a puzzle, peace, or is it a puzzle? Peace? If there's no puzzle for to fit into the two year in guinea? you know what this is everybody. This is a largest human image record the words everyone getting together and when you look at it from space, it looks like something else right: some marketing research assistant saved the day. Oh yes, I guess. The last thing we say about Jigsaw Puzzle is the hit that one great Simpsons reference where there there's some people sitting in a bed and breakfast putting a jigsaw puzzle together, is clearly of a donkey. Woman puts a piece of like the donkey shoulder and says
it's a donkey right. That's like a well! You know watching what we do in the shadows. Are you I'm saving it all up. I think it's well for fancies. Let me say that, like Jackie Daytona in his too, pick and alone, or anything else that well thanks for joining us, ensured that everybody short stuff Stop you should know its production of I radios, how stuff works for more podcast, my heart ready I heard, radio broadcasts Listen to your favorite shots.
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