This frustrating (but fascinating) game started off as just that to me: a game. But the more I played, and the more I lost, the more determined I became to beat it!
But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do it. I felt like a dog endlessly chasing his tail, intent on winning but destined to fail.
Dubbed “The Prediction,” this mathematical puzzle is truly puzzling. Though it may seem like a simple guessing game, it’s far from it. Inspired by the “recreational mathematics” of the early 20th century, this video was carefully crafted with grid-based formulae.
According to its creator, Professor Richard Wiseman, when players think they’ve successfully outsmarted the game, they’ve really just miscounted.
(But that doesn’t stop them from bragging about “fooling” the professor in the comments!)
Though the test was posted on YouTube quite a few years ago, it continues to stump viewers to this day. I myself have played it countless times now, driven to crack the code — but I’m outwitted every time.
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