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The PUZZLE That Drove Mike Crazy!

Before doing this, on your honor, promise yourself that you won't read Mike's post! I haven't done it yet either! If you're good at word games, you'll like this challenge.

Print this out then see if you can find all 30
There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passes it on to some friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend judges the job of solving his puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves. There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact. Some people however will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new sales record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight". Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers. Also keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus, there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found.




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Jeanie, I edited the names out of my other post, so no help from that quarter.

I do have the list in hand, however. @@

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OOOOOOOoooh....... Er....um, not that I was going to look at it anyway......







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So far I have 18... agh... but I'm not done yet...
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Mark, John, Judges, Ruth, Genesis, Chronicles, Daniel, Lamentations, Revalations, Timothy, Samuel, Exodus, & that's all. For now.
Is it okay if I put the puzzle on my website?

I love this!
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I found some of the ones you found catlover and also Job, Numbers and Genesis (genes is)

Edit: Is it cheating to look at a bible index?

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I hate to tell you this, but 18 of them jump right off the page. It's those "other" 12...

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Can you do one where it is just part of a word? For example, like saying the word "tonic" contains the word "on" ?

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I've found 25 of them using my bible index as a reminder of the different chapters.
I'll look more tomorrow.

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Sure, Brooke, you can use it. I am definitely using my index!




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