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Can you solve the cuddly duddly fuddly wuddly riddle? - Dan Finkel

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You’ve promised to get your son the cutest creature in creation: the cuddly. It’s part of the Wuddly species, cousin to the terrifying duddly and the hideous fuddly. To make one, 100 eggs are placed in an incubator to undergo egg fusion, and the resulting combination will produce either a cuddly, a duddly or a fuddly. Can you make the right combination to get a cuddly? Dan Finkel shows how.

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  • Educator Daniel Finkel
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Nemanja Petrovic
  • Character Designer Jelena Vasiljevic
  • Illustrator Jelena Vasiljevic
  • Sound Designer Nemanja Petrovic
  • Producer Milica Lapcevic
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-checker Brian Gutierrez
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Additional Resources for you to Explore
Interested in solving more riddles? Check out the Worldplay column in the New York Times.

To get math games, lessons, news, and ideas, click here to explore the educator’s site.

Check out another riddle by the educator called The Squareable Puzzle.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Daniel Finkel
  • Director Igor Coric
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Nemanja Petrovic
  • Character Designer Jelena Vasiljevic
  • Illustrator Jelena Vasiljevic
  • Sound Designer Nemanja Petrovic
  • Producer Milica Lapcevic
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-checker Brian Gutierrez
  • See more