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Buttonhole Puzzle

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Project by mtairymd posted 03-31-2017 06:07 PM 930 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From the pictures, can you figure out how to remove it? The obvious choice is slide the pencil through the loop. With that, you will soon find out that there isn’t enough slack in the loop to get the string around.

You might not believe this is challenging. I think you will be surprised if you make one and try it on your friends/family.

More Info: https://www.instructables.com/id/Buttonhole-Puzzle/

Solution: https://youtu.be/MrN1hNzXoec





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 10:18 PM

Looks like fun. I suppose you could just cut the string and tie it back again . :-)

OK. I followed the link. Nice! I’ll make some.

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#2 posted 05-29-2018 01:23 PM

I took one like this to work a few years back. I put it on one guys shirt as a challenge. He said this is easy. With that he broke the stick and handed it back to me.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#3 posted 05-29-2018 09:33 PM

Yeah, cutting the string is definitely an option. I removed it before the last person grabbed for the scissors.


Looks like fun. I suppose you could just cut the string and tie it back again . :-)

OK. I followed the link. Nice! I ll make some.

- Ocelot


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mtairymd

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#4 posted 05-29-2018 09:35 PM

I thought about making one from a metal rod and cable. Wire cutters would work but most people don’t have those sitting around the office :).


I took one like this to work a few years back. I put it on one guys shirt as a challenge. He said this is easy. With that he broke the stick and handed it back to me.

- Woodbutcher3


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