Monday, April 17, 2006

How Many Can You Find? So far I Found 21

There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph. Can you find them?
This is a most remarkable puzzle. It was found by a gentleman in an
airplane seat pocket, on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping
him occupied for hours. He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some
friends. One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his
john boat. Another friend studied it while playing his banjo. Elaine
Taylor, a columnist friend, was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in
her weekly newspaper column. Another friend judges the job of solving
this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves.
There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact.
Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially
since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. Truthfully, from
answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a
scholar to see some of them at the worst. Research has shown that
something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in
seeing the books in this paragraph. During a recent fund raising event,
which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new
record. The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who
reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever
seen. As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in
plain view hidden from sight." Those able to find all of them will hear
great lamentations from those who have to be shown. One revelation that
may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their
numbers. Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle
are normal. A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against
those who claim to know the answers. Remember, there is no need for a
mad exodus; there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in
this paragraph waiting to be found.


am4039 said...

What a great idea. I'll find zero probably. I'll look at it when I get home from work.

trickeytricky said...

I am no good at this . . . eeek . . .

Amanda :)

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tpiez4me said...

Woooo Hooooo I found all 30!!!!  Now I have a headache...wharz the Tylenol?
Sharon -

mtrib2 said...

I found 10.   mark

fasttrack58 said...

I've found 14 so far...
Linda :)

butterflies4me04 said...

Awww, I stink at this kind of thing! :(