Will you be able to master this challenging set of metal and wooden brainteasers? Pit your skills of logic, deduction and spatial understanding against some of the greatest minds of all time with these puzzles!
Set of eight brainteaser puzzles (4 x wooden puzzles; 4 x metal puzzles)
Presented in a giftbox measuring 21.5 x 21.5 x 5cm
Each puzzle measures approximately 5cm
Solutions available at www.professorpuzzle.com
Napoleon’s Cannonballs Can you rebuild the pyramid? Considered as one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, Napoleon dominated Continental Europe with a combination of huge armies and massive cannon power. The empire he created was eventually defeated by a Grand Coalition, led by the Duke of Wellington, at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Tesla’s Coil Can you remove the ring from the spring? A Serbian-American inventor and engineer, Tesla developed an electrical resonant transformer circuit in 1891, known as Tesla’s Coil. This was used extensively in the early 20th century in radio transmitters and wireless telegraphy.
Mozart’s Bass Clef Can you reattach the pieces of this puzzle? A brilliant composer of the classical era, Mozart’s musical genius showed from an early age. He was composing and also performing in front of European royalty at the age of five. During his short life he composed over 600 works and his influence on musical composition is still felt today.
Khufu’s Pyramid Can you rebuild the pyramid? Khufu the Great was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh who commanded the construction of one of the greatest structures of all time, the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is thought to have taken over 30 years to build, and has dominated the horizons of Cairo for over 4500 years.
Drake’s Bowl Can you reattach the pieces of this puzzle? An English sea captain, Sir Francis Drake was only the second person to circumnavigate the globe. Before his victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 he was playing bowls at Plymouth Hoe, and when told of the arrival of the Spanish fleet he famously remarked that he had time to finish his game and still defeat the Armada.
Cassini’s Rings Can you separate the rings and then reattach them? An Italian mathematician, Cassini is best known for his work in the field of astronomy. He discovered that the planet Saturn was surrounded by a series of rings in addition to four moons. Whilst serving as the astronomer to King Louis XIV, he was the first to determine the distance between Earth and Mars which allowed estimations of the dimensions of the Solar System to be made.
Jefferson’s Nails Can you reattach the pieces of this puzzle? The principle author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States (1801-1809) Thomas Jefferson was an American founding father. In addition, his interest in science resulted in him creating the first mass production nail manufacturing operation in America.
Van Gogh’s Box Can you separate the pieces and rebuild the box? A Dutch post-impressionist artist, Van Gogh’s works are among the world’s most valuable paintings. His use of bold colours and swirling brush strokes produced unique landscape paintings, and his prolific portraits and self portraits were full of emotional intensity.