News, but not the serious kind
Thrills, spills, nonstop Sudoku action!
Blog Guy, it seems like you used to have a lot more sports stuff in your blog. Throw us a bone here!
I’m happy to oblige, and your timing is perfect! Here’s a very dramatic shot from a Sudoku competition in Singapore.
I’m not familiar with that sport.
It’s sort of like crossword puzzles, but there’s math. I guess Sudoku is similar to a soccer match played by those ash-covered victims in Pompeii. I think this photo was taken in near-darkness with a two- minute time exposure, and you can see there’s no movement at all.
Then what makes this an interesting picture?
If you look closely, it appears the player three tables down and seven tables over is THINKING ABOUT getting up to go to the bathroom. If that doesn’t keep you glued to the action, what would?
People take part in a sponsored Sudoku competition in a shopping mall in Singapore, November 15, 2008. There was a prize of $1,321 for the winner of the popular mathematical puzzle game. REUTERS/ Russell Boyce