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A Big Hole


Puzzle ID:#247
Fun:*** (2.43)
Difficulty:*** (2.12)
Submitted By:Mr. GAus*****
Corrected By:soccer_chick70




How can you cut a hole in a 5"x8" index card large enough for a person to walk through?

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May 01, 2003

Very nice. Please don't cut it out!
Aug 10, 2004

Mar 08, 2005

5x8 in what units?
May 28, 2005

I tried it and it didn't work. Are you sure?

Jun 09, 2005

This even works with a standard business card which is 3.5" x 2".
Oct 05, 2005

Oct 31, 2005

This is more impressive as a practical demonstration than a written teaser, but it does work.
Nov 04, 2005

woooow nice one. does that realy work? only prob was i thought it was 5 by 8 feet, cause it didnt say... but that wasnt nearly as good as what it was.
Nov 22, 2005

What? hwo can you cut a hole that big? you cant cut a hole thats bigger than the cardor else it wouldnt work
Dec 08, 2005

TWO things
1. I got it good teaser
2. I did this in my pre-algebra class and it works with cpu paper the hole is HUGE!!!
Dec 30, 2005

math class??? we did this in science class last year. anyone who did it right got extra credit. sadly, i didn't.
Dec 31, 2005

this also works if the card is 5'by'
Dec 31, 2005

i meant 5' by 8'
Jan 01, 2006

It took me 3 attempts to get this to work. I knew that it could be done, but I wasn't getting it... I didn't know I was leaving out the last step each time, and I was like, "WHAT?? " But yeah. lol.
Jan 16, 2006

i thought it was 5 feet by 8 feet but i never would have gotten this but it does work
Jan 27, 2006

the dimensions were confusing - i think i did this in sixth grade but of course i wasn't listening
Feb 25, 2006

I thought the answer would be to hole punch it or something and then hold it up yo your eye which would make it appear to be big enough for someone to walk through.
Apr 13, 2006

i don't get it???
Apr 22, 2006

they did this on tv
Apr 23, 2006

i can't believe some people have enough spare time to actually do this? who wants to walk through a hole cut out of an index card? oh wait...i do!!
Apr 23, 2006

what if its 5x8 FEET?!?!?!?!?
anyways great teaser thats cool
Apr 27, 2006

this might technically go in Science b/c of its topological sense
May 04, 2006

I've done this before! It works GREAT!
May 12, 2006

i did it is my science class i didnt think about making it a teaser though lol any way good teaser.
Jun 25, 2006

Am I the only one confused by this? I tried to cut it out, but the last line confused me.
Jun 25, 2006

Sorry, I meant the last instruction.
Oct 03, 2006

I made a nice necklace out of a business card, very neat trick!
Nov 24, 2006

AWESOME! I didn't get it at first. I tried to do this, but I kept getting confused. But I FINALLY GOT IT! It only took me four index cards. I did it with a 3x5 I think. Definately not a 5x8.
Mar 22, 2007

lol, wow, at first i looked at it and was too confused to finish the directions, so i decided to try it. i was doing very well until i got to the 2nd to last step, when i tried to unfold it, instead of cutting the folded side. I was utterly confused, then had the bright idea to read the directions! very fun teaser!
Apr 09, 2007

If this was in the Trick section, I would have guessed that you would cut any hole in it, and look through it to see a person walking, hence a person walking 'through the card'.
Apr 30, 2007

You tape them all together. YAY ME!
Apr 30, 2007

P.S. I just tried it, and I probably didn't follow directions! I couldn't get it up to my knee! YAY ME!!!!
Nov 12, 2008

Now that's cool! I've seen this done on TV.. gotta try it myself. LOL! I like your answer, LeonRes-Evil2!
Jan 21, 2009

my maths teacher gave us a piece of paper and said to do this, without the instructions, (she made a competition) annoying sitting there with the paper in front of you fun teaser to do!

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