DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #041 – FEBRUARY 10
Weekend Edition – Part Two
#1 ORIGAMI CALENDAR – EYE SPY
ORIGAMI (折り紙 from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.
And here are just a few of the common items I discovered around the house that are the result of folding paper.
Now, today is February 10, which just happens to be the first day of the Chinese New Year. So I was going to celebrate that fact by folding a lucky dragon. Unfortunately, in order to fold a paper dragon you would have to be an Origami Master with very tiny delicate hands. I fail on both criteria. So to celebrate the new year I present …
Don’t tell Mlle. Renee, but I bought the stuffed dragon for her last month at the year-end sale at the pet store. It’s going to be her 4th adoption anniversary gift come Valentine’s Day. Most probably when I give it to her she’ll morph in St. George mode and proceed to unstuff the poor dragon. Never fear, the dragon will then be added to her collection of unstuffed animal skins in her toy box.
Since this is the third year I’ve had a Mensa Puzzle Calendar, I knew I had several different ways to solve this puzzle. The first was to spell out the name of each of the six numbers one – four – five – seven – eight – ten. You can finish it from there.
#3 – PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE – SUNDAY SOLUTION
Surely you were able to figure out that the name of the mystery historical ruler NAPOLEON BONAPARTE — and to come full circle with my yesterday’s origami offering. Napoleon wanted to build a sculpture of full-sized elephant to celebrate his military feats in Egypt. It was going to be placed on the site of the Bastille and people would be able to climb up a staircase in the legs and tour the interior of the bronze beast. I didn’t discover how he planned for the visitors to exit. A wooden model of the sculpture was made, but he couldn’t come up with the francs needed to cast the bronze version. Like Napoleon’s reign, the wooden model eventually fell apart and became a part of history.
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