Wordless Wednesday


I have a puzzle. Quite an old school puzzle, as my brother introduced this one to me many years ago when I was quite young. If you haven’t heard of it or seen it before, it’s very simple but incredibly difficult, and will have you occupied for hours!

All you need is a sheet of paper (probably a few sheets at least as you have around a 1% chance of getting it right first time) and a pen/pencil.

Draw out the easy diagram that you see above and you must ensure each house has Gas, Water and Electricity, without the connection lines crossing. So they have a supply without you crossing any other ‘supply’. I’ll repeat, each individual line must NOT be crossed or it’s not valid. In total to complete the puzzle you should only have 9 lines altogether divided into 3 houses.

Comment below if you have managed to solve the puzzle either with a photo or you just stating you have. I managed to do it ages ago and every time I show someone this puzzle, they try for about an hour and get so frustrated about not being able to solve it. I must’ve had endless sheets of paper as I remember it was not easy!

If you like trial and error problems, you’ll LOVE this! Share this with anyone you think loves problem solving!

9 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Oh, a puzzle! Reminds me of something I’d find in one of those “How Smart Are You?” books.(Answer: Not very, apparently.)

    OK, I think I can solve this one. What if I do this? Yes! How about that? OK. Then? Then…no, that won’t work.

    Alright, what if I try this? No, that doesn’t even make sense!

    Six hours later, the wastebasket is lost beneath an avalanche of wrinkled-up papers.

    Wait, I know! All three houses are Amish farmsteads, hence, no electricity, gas or water! There – problem solved!

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    1. Hahaha it is quite hard but ahhhh itโ€™s so satisfying, no?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Ahaha unfortunately that definitely isnโ€™t the problem solved, thatโ€™d be way too easy.๐Ÿ˜‚ This puzzle is like the Rubikโ€™s cube!๐Ÿ˜‚
      Iโ€™m sure you can do it!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  2. That looks a really difficult one. I like terrifiedamateurs answer. Good problem.
    Where do you find such nice problems from? I would give them biogas, solar power, rain water harvesting, hi hi heh heh

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    1. It is difficult, but afterwards when you solve it, ahhh is there anything more satisfying? Apart from crunching up your sheets of paper non-stop in frustration trying to solve this haha!๐Ÿ˜ƒ
      You can definitely do it, itโ€™s like a crossword or something but a tiny bit harder๐Ÿ˜‚, quarantine is the best time for it!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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