Wednesday, October 17, 2007

my brain! it's melting....

We went to a pub (the Royal Oak on the road back into Swanage) after our Sunday fishing exploits, and there was a bloke in the pub who spotted the fishing rods and engaged us in conversation - solely, it turned out, to regale us with tales of his own carp-wrangling exploits in a local lake. He'd had a 25-pounder, a 23-pounder, a couple of 18-pounders, and, well, you get the idea.

I was not the only one to be reminded of Paul Whitehouse's Fast Show pub bore character (not the frizzy-haired "hold the bells" bloke, that was Simon Day): "...hardest game in the world, the old fishing game". Apparently he was called Archie, though I don't think it was ever mentioned in the programme.

Aaaaaaanyway, the reason I mention all this is that I Googled "hardest game in the world" and came up with, among other things, this online brain-teasing puzzle thingy. Have a go, but be prepared for your head to hurt. And you'll need some time, unless you're some sort of genius.

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