Thursday, February 25, 2010

A puzzle...

...for you!

I saw this on a friends' blog tonight and thought I'd pass it on to you. I'm having trouble finding all of them and only have 17, so far... How many books of the Bible can you see in this: ?

"There are 30 books of the Bible in this paragraph.
Can you find them? This is a most remarkable puzzle.
It was found by a gentleman in an airplane seat pocket,
on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu, keeping him occupied for hours.
He enjoyed it so much, he passed it on to some friends.
One friend from Illinois worked on this while fishing from his john boat.
Another friend studied it while playing his banjo.
Elaine Taylor, a columnist friend,
was so intrigued by it she mentioned it in her weekly newspaper column.
Another friend judges the job of solving this puzzle so involving, she brews a cup of tea to help her nerves.
There will be some names that are really easy to spot. That's a fact.
Some people, however, will soon find themselves in a jam, especially since the book names are not necessarily capitalized.
Truthfully, from answers we get, we are forced to admit it usually takes a minister or a scholar to see some of them at the worst.
Research has shown that something in our genes is responsible for the difficulty we have in seeing the books in this paragraph.
During a recent fund raising event, which featured this puzzle, the Alpha Delta Phi lemonade booth set a new record.
The local paper, The Chronicle, surveyed over 200 patrons who reported that this puzzle was one of the most difficult they had ever seen.
As Daniel Humana humbly puts it, "The books are all right here in plain view hidden from sight."
Those able to find all of them will hear great lamentations from those who have to be shown.
One revelation that may help is that books like Timothy and Samuel may occur without their numbers.
Also, keep in mind, that punctuation and spaces in the middle are normal.
A chipper attitude will help you compete really well against those who claim to know the answers.
Remember, there is no need for a mad exodus, there really are 30 books of the Bible lurking somewhere in this paragraph waiting to be found. God Bless. "


Hannah said...

Oh I like puzzles like this SO much! If only we had a printer, I could do it up in my bed =D! hee hee! I found several just reading through it, but I will be back to try to find the rest. Thanks so much for posting this! It would be fun to try making a puzzle like this!
Good Night!

Hannah said...

I already found 22! I am going to try finding the rest in the morning!!

Rachel said...

Oh, puzzles like these are such fun! My sister Jessica posted this very one on her blog a while back, but I'm going to do this again and see if I can remember where all the books were hidden - I remember that there were some really difficult ones to find, so we'll see how quickly it goes this time or if I get stuck a while!:)

I like the quote from your previous post - so true.

By the way, I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I really like your blog background, Cora!

God bless & love

Hannah said...

I have found 24 word so far! What are you at? Grace is doing this too!

Dilvîn said...

this is so fun Cora!
I have found 21 so far

Cora Beth said...

I've found 20 as of right now, but I haven't had a lot of time to work on it... It's a busy day at home once again. :)

Kyrie said...

How fun! I've seen this one before, but I never found them all! Lol!



Eden said...

Oh this is fun! Would you mind if I posted on my blog as well?