posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:05 PM
Originally posted by jimmiec
reply to post by xedocodex
Hmm, not really. For instance, I can balance a salt shaker on its edge on a flat table. I won't say how, but i can.
Can you do this same "trick" with basketballs? Does it still make sense? Of course it doesn't.
The thing is that the "solution" to this puzzle isn't really a solution because like I said you don't have 4 coins in one "direction". You have
a row of 3 coins one direction, a row of 3 coins another direction, and a row (stack) of coins in another direction.
This "trick" can't be done on paper...it can't be done in a 2D plane...it can't really even be done in the 3D plane without you distorting and
really outright mis-using the word "direction".
I don't think it says anything about anyone who "gets" this trick...except that they fully don't understand 3D space.