Hands-on brainteaser: The boat and anchor challenge

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Spaghetti snap challenge

Liz about to snap dry spaghetti

If you bend dry spaghetti until it snaps, how many pieces does it break into?

  • 1. Always two
  • 2. Always more than two
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Science speak

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.

- Thorstein Bunde Veblen, sociologist and economist (1857-1929)

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