Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I only found 25. Can Anyone tell me where the other 5 are?

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
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />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, s
he brews a cup of tea to help her nerves.
There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a f
act.
Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a
jam, especially
since the book names are not necessarily capitalized. T
ruthfully, from
answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a
scholar to see some of the
m 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

6 comments:

am4039 said...

you did a great job finding the 25.

inquestoftruth said...

I'm pretty sure there are only 25.    Is it possible that it got changed while being passed around?
~Meg

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed seeing the 25.   mark

tpiez4me said...

You missed:  Esther; Romans; Titus; Hosea & Peter.
Sharon - http://journals.aol.com/tpiez4me/CoastalComfort

fasttrack58 said...

This was fun and thanks for the answers!
Linda :)

randlprysock said...

Romans is one.  Peter.  Esther. Titus. Can't find fifth one.