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Can you separate the pieces and put them back together? Five ingenious puzzles tickle your brain, stretch your intuition and exercise your logic as you figure out their secrets. Even Einstein might have pondered how to reassemble these deceptively simple-looking metal links and complex wooden structures. The puzzles represent innovative thinkers and objects we remember them for.
Cleopatra’s Asp and Pyramid
Can you remove the ring from Cleopatra’s Asp and Pyramid? The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of history’s most famous and enigmatic queens. She took her own life by being poisoned by the bite of an asp, rather than being paraded through the streets of Rome as the mistress of the defeated Mark Anthony.
Boadicea’s Chariot Wheels
Can you rebuild Boadicea’s Chariot Wheels? A great warrior queen of the Iceni in England, Boadicea led a rebellion against the outrageous behaviour of the Romans following the death of her husband. She is famed for riding in her chariot encouraging the Ancient Briton rebel forces in battle against the Romans.
Can you rebuild Curie’s Asteroid? A physicist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Her achievements include isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of two elements, Polonium and Radium.
Can you rebuild Victoria’s Cross? Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Emperor of India. Victoria reigned for sixty-three years. In recognition of honourable military service to the British Empire, she introduced the Victoria Cross medal in 1856, as the highest honour for military valour. It remains the most prestigious military award.
Can you rebuild Nightingale’s lamp? Founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale rose to fame during the Crimean war. There she organised teams of nurses, becoming known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ for tending the wounded at night.