Get off the Earth

Get off the Earth

Get off the Earth On of the most popular puzzles ever created is the “Get Off the Earth” puzzle. Invented by America’s premier puzzlist, Sam Loyd, and patented in 1896, there have been over 10 million copies produced and distributed. The name “Get Off the Earth” is a reference to the disappearing or vanishing aspect of the puzzle that makes it so unique. Printed on and around the globe are Warriors fighting with swords. When the arrow points NE, there are thirteen Warriors. When the arrow points NW, there are only twelve Warriors. How can a man, or even a mechanically reproduced picture of a man, disappear? Study their faces, postures and swords. Can you tell which one has vanished? Where does he go? How did the Warrior “Get Off the Earth?”

The simplicity of jigsaw puzzles is deceptive. While the concept is very straightforward – find the pieces and fix them together – there is a surprising level of mental activity required to carry out the steps needed to complete a puzzle. Psychological studies have identified a number of thought processes that are required to undertake what is in fact a complex process of identifying shapes and images and relating them to an overall pattern. More importantly, solving jigsaw puzzles is a great work out for the brain and can actually have therapeutic benefits.

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