Last weekend, the family and I went to the Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay, California. Believe it or not, I’ve never been to a pumpkin festival or a pumpkin anything. But since I have a nephew now, the family has half a reason to go out and explore places we haven’t seen.
Had an impulse idea, so I figure I would post it here in the spirit of this Experiments section.
This is a typical view of Macau from an apartment building. Next week, I will show a wider view from the same location.
The weekly Sunday puzzles are taking a vacation. Why not take the time to go back to the Unsolved Puzzles section and see if you can solve some of them?
I found in my archives a couple merges I did way back in Macau, China, in 2005 with my first camera. This is sort of fitting because in just over a month, I will be back in Macau for a few weeks. So I’m showing you this one this week, and I will show another Macau merge next week.
I’m not saying that this is what Will Shortz does on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday Puzzle all the time, but it happens annoyingly frequently.
Take the letters from the word “PUZZLE”. Advance each letter once to the next letter of the alphabet (if it’s a Z, advance back to A) and you would get “QVAAMF”. Do this twenty-four more times and you get twenty-six sets of letters (including “PUZZLE”). Change one letter in each set, rearrange them to get an English word.
What is this English word?
Last year was my town South San Francisco’s Centennial, and to celebrate, a tower of lights that vertically spelled out “1 0 0” was put up on Sign Hill, unofficially named for the giant cement letters on the side of the hill facing the city that read, “SOUTH / SAN FRANCISCO / THE INDUSTRIAL CITY”. You can see a part of the “1 0 0” tower in the background of the Archives section.
- It’s from a natural phenomenon
- This series is based on the American version