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November 23, 2008

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?

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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

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Comments

We have an equally exciting event around here. Watching corn grow.

Posted by Tim | Report as abusive
 

Couldn’t make it to this one, there were a couple of flies copulating on my windowsill…

 

I can’t believe I missed such an exciting event!

Posted by Claire | Report as abusive
 

Hey, Claire – I didn’t say it was over…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive
 

I love Sudoku. Wish they had these kind of events where I live.

My favorite sudoku is animal-sudoku (called Gadzooku). Has anyone else played this?

http://www.facebook.com/apps/application .php?id=11330311663

 

7, 2, 8, 3, 6, 2, 8, 2, 9, 4, 7, 3, 6, 2

Just messin’ with you bro’.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

that sounds like fun!
if you’re into sudoku you should give http://www.sodukolive.com it has tons of puzzles to play online or print, i’m an addict :-)

 

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