I did not consider today challenge much of an origami challenge. First, like Indiana Jones, I do not like snakes. Second, the challenge presumes that I have a supply of unwrapped chopsticks on hand. I do not. Finally, the chopstick wrapper snake is just a simplified version on the inch worm I folded a  couple of week ago. So you’ll have to settle for a rerun of the inch worm.DSC06665

Feel free to imagine that the inch worm is really a golden hooded cobra.

UPDATE: OK, I found a pair of carry out chopsticks in the back of the eating utensil drawer.DSC06680But notice my snake in the grass has fangs…DSC06681

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – SYMBOLS NUMERICAL VALUEDSC06662To borrow Jack Benny’s thoughtful reply when he is faced with a gunman who demands, “Your money or your life!”

“I’m thinking.”

OK, time for THE ANSWER: Guess what? You don’t have to figure out the values of the individual symbols to solve the puzzle. The sum of the four rows must equal the sum of the four columns. So, (13+10+10+20) or 53 – (15+6+14) or  35 = 18 (⚉ = 1, ☐ = 2, ☆= 5 and ⚠ = 6)



DSC06821 I was able to figure out five of the possible six missing figures. I missed the one that isn’t shaded in. 

Boy, I’m really striking out with these calendar puzzles today. Do you think it’s bad karma or something? I’ve been real nice to Mlle. Renee, and I really didn’t complain when she refused to go out in the rain the last couple a mornings for her toilet break because it was raining. And when she couldn’t wait anymore and actually went out in the rain, I had a nice fluffy dry-off towel ready when she came back inside. Maybe I’d have better Calendar Karma if I hung a golden Buddha from the back deck.DSC06657


About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on April 24, 2013, in Daily Calendar Challenge and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. If not being able to do these puzzles is an indicator of bad karma, I’m in BIG trouble.

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