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Am I Stupid Or Is This Impossible?

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Thanks for your confidence Popechild, but I do think I played that game at least three times, and I double posted this thread by accident, so a case could be made.

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Thanks for your confidence Popechild, but I do think I played that game at least three times, and I double posted this thread by accident, so a case could be made.

I've been there buddy. I feel for ya.

-s.

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Hey, I've been trying to play this game for a while now. It's really hard, I don't know if I can actually do it.

-s.

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The fact that it's impossible doesn't rule out the proposition that the person trying to solve it might be stupid.

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I learned this game when I was a boy. My uncle told me it was impossible and I did my best to solve it anyway. I recently taught it to my nephews who have become enamored of brain teasers lately.

In my mind I associate it with another impossible puzzle, also learned from my uncle (and subsequently taught to my nephews), that involves trying to draw a "map" of any number of adjacent regions of any shape and configuration. The object is to devise a map such that a person coloring in the various regions must necessarily use more than four colors, provided every region must be a different color from every adjacent region, i.e., every region with which it shares any length of border. (Regions touching only at a single point, such as those diagonally opposite at the intersection of two borders, can share the same color.)

A few times when I was a kid I thought I had this one licked because I started to color in my maps and found that I couldn't finish without going to a fifth color. But then I would redraw the map and try again, and it always turned out that four colors was enough, if you did it right.

I don't know why we torture our nephews with these things.

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I asked God for help with this and He told me "Nothing is impossible."

-s.

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I asked God for help with this and He told me "Nothing is impossible."

Can God devise an impossible problem?

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I asked God for help with this and He told me "Nothing is impossible."

Can God devise an impossible problem?

It's called theology

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I asked God for help with this and He told me "Nothing is impossible."
Can God devise an impossible problem?
It's called theology

I'm not sure how to parse that. It must be.

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