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Soma cube Activity

by David, 24 May 2022 | 1 comments

A cube made of lots of dice

The soma cube is a tricky puzzle! First, you’ll glue some cubes together into strange shapes. Then see if you can get those shapes to come together!

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The best of 2021 Update

by David, 29 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a cat crouching on the ground.

The votes are in! Here are our most popular posts from 2021, including news, activities and brainteasers. There’s sure to be something here to tickle your fancy!

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This shape is a lie! Activity

by David, 30 May 2019 | 0 comments

This shape has a little secret. It’s known as a chamfered cube, and it’s not as perfect as it first seems…

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Revealed! The secret to wombats’ cube poo News

by David, 21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Picture of a wombat.

A walk in the Australian bush can occasionally reveal piles of strange, cube-shaped poo, carefully balanced on top of rocks. Although it might seem like a prank, they’re perfectly natural. Chances are, this cube poo has been ejected from a wombat’s rear end.

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Fold an ancient Chinese dice Activity

by David, 8 June 2016 | 2 comments

The completed dice shape - with hexagon and square faces.

Thousands of years ago, ancient Chinese people played a game with strange dice – and now you can make your own!

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Business card Menger sponge Activity

by David, 9 December 2014 | 0 comments

Business card cubes forming a Menger sponge

Here’s a seriously crafty construction project to take on! While it’s impossible to make a Menger sponge in real life, give this approximation a go.

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Lolly-toothpick platonic solids Activity

by David, 25 February 2014 | 3 comments

an icosahedron.

There are five regular solids – we call these the Platonic solids. The faces of a platonic solid are all the same, regular shape, and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). In this activity you can make all five of them!

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