puzzles

Is it possible to arrange 20 infinitely long cigarettes in such a way that each one touches the other 19? No bending or breaking is allowed.
After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.
Eventually, I hope to regain the use of my dining room table. Actually, if it meant that my two teens remain transfixed by the 1,000-pieced jigsaw puzzle that is in a partial state of assembly on the table and continue ignoring their electronic devices, I will be more than happy to eat standing up for the rest of my life.
"Pick up anything Martin Gardner wrote," advises mathematician, magician and MacArthur award winner Persi Diaconis. "You'll smile and learn something." This is very true, but with over 100 books to choose from, by Gardner's own estimation, where should one start?
There's a seemingly endless supply of apps for practicing math, vocabulary, grammar and other traditional school subjects. But you may be surprised to know what else kids can learn.
Some of the best stores in town aren't run by our legendary retailers or international designers -- they're in our magnificent museums!
While the traditional jigsaw puzzle is a reliable option, below is brief list of other available puzzles. You should be able to easily find one that meets your family's needs and interests.
What do L. Ron Hubbard, H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, Lord Dunsany, Alice in Wonderland, M.C. Escher, John H. Conway, Roger Penrose and Oprah Winfrey have in common? The same thing as Isaac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov, and Salvador Dali.