Fifteen Eighty Four

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Martin Gardner Documentary

What a great find!

We’ve had a lot of fun with the new Martin Gardner books around here, but I always find that there is more to discover about him.

David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things featured an entire piece on Gardner, from his math buddies to the sleight-of-hand circles he frequented.

Thanks to Scott, over at Grey Matter for linking it from Encyclopedia Brittanica Online. I’ve embedded it below.

Anyone who has experienced the joys of embedding video may forgive me if playback is buggy.

It’s a Windows Media file, so anyone having trouble viewing can click here for the mp4 file.

+plus Magazine warns, in its recent review of Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube, that his logic puzzles are not to be attempted on a hangover.

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