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  • Educator Judd A. Schorr
  • Director Outis
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler

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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Why do brainteasers, puzzles and riddles appeal to us? Listen to and read NPR’s: Solving Puzzles Satisfies The Nimble Brain.

Here are 10 Brainteasers to Stretch Your Brain. Looking for a bit of a challenge? See How Smart You Are And Solve These 15 Impossible Brain Teasers. Need more challenges? Visit National Geographic here. For fun, check out the Brain Game site and learn more about how that mind of yours works!

TED-Ed also has a plethora of challenging riddles that will get your brain going! Try these! Good luck!

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Can you solve the prisoner hat riddle? - Alex Gendler
The famously difficult green-eyed logic puzzle - Alex Gendler
Can you solve the control room riddle? - Dennis Shasha