Bamboozlers: Nine of Hearts
Connect these fancy dots.
Ask someone if they can connect all nine dots arranged in a square grid with four straight lines without their pen leaving the paper.
You literally have to think “outside of the box” to solve this mystery. The rumor is that the phrase “outside the box” derives from this puzzle. Simply draw a line as in Figure 1.
This is one that I learned in the fourth grade. In fact I spent the happiest three years of my life in the fourth grade. I didn’t want to move on to the fifth grade because I didn’t want to pass my father. Dad was also my ride to school.
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