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Linked rings (Posted on 2005-08-31) Difficulty: 2 of 5
You have a long strip of paper, one piece of tape, and some scissors. You must create two paper rings that are linked. The catch is that you must use the tape before touching the scissors, and you may not tear the tape or paper.

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Solution Moebius strip -spoiler | Comment 1 of 8
Moebius was a mathematician and astronomer in the 1800s.
He found out, inter alia ,the pecularities of
a twisted strip.
As to the puzzle - it is easier to do it - I just did -than to describe the solution.


Take the strip, twist it TWICE and then glue the ends together. If you cut the loop alongside in the middle you will get 2 narrow links chained together.
To find out more about single, double and triple twists -please look up "Moebius link" on the web.
Edited on August 31, 2005, 4:26 am
  Posted by Ady TZIDON on 2005-08-31 04:25:16
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