We've had five word puzzles in a row (well, two were rebuses but that's sort of word-y)! I miss my numbers, so we're getting right back to nerdy number land… Ahhhh, it's good to be home :)
What's the next number in this sequence?
7, 8, 5, 5, 3, 4, …
In the immortal words of renowned philosopher Nelly, "It's gettin' hot in herre so
take" these lessons to beat the summer heat, or at least use it well.
Myths and Tips on Keeping Your Cool This Summer by Science Friday
Think caffeine dehydrates you? Or that you can't get too much water on a hot day? Douglas Casa, of the Korey Stringer Institute, sets the record straight.
Swim Like an Olympian by Pro Tips4U
Race through the water with world-class swimmers Mallory Weggemann and Rebecca Soni. Learn swim kicking, timing, and turning.
Surfing 101 by Canggu Surf School
Surfs up, dude! This course runs through all an amateur surfer needs to know about beginning surfing: starting with the parts of a surfboard, surf break and tides, surfing position, and how to paddle. Learn how to catch and surf your first wave!
Beginner Triathlon Training Course by Trainer Davey + TwoTri Jess
Go from start line to victory in twelve short weeks with this sprint triathlon training course! You're gonna rock race day!
Water Polo Tips by Shaquatics
Discover swimming techniques essential for playing water polo. Learn how defense and pressure work, basic game rules, and how to identify referee calls. Who knows? Your love for water polo could bring you all the way to the Olympics!
How to Make a Monokini Swimsuit by Damav425
Its tough to find a swimsuit that fits perfectly. Forget trying on bathing suits - create a DIY trendy monokini, straight from your measurements!
I do like me a good word puzzle. As part of the scavenger hunt that we ran a few weeks ago, I created this word puzzle because, apparently, I like torturing people. But I'm sure you guys can figure it out.
What letter(s) (the same set) can be added to the front of these words to make new words?
What letter(s) (the same set) can be added to the end of these words to make new words?
And what do you get when you put them together? Ready for the answer?
The summer "Game" continues! If you didn't catch last week's teaser, I told you that we put on a puzzle-filled scavenger hunt for the company a few weeks ago and I'm pulling out some of the clues for Thai's Teaser. Am I lazy? Definitely, but in this case, it means you get to see some of the cool stuff we did!
Our creative director Ron created another rebus that solves to a famous artist. Who is it?
If you're here in the US, Happy Independence Day! If you're not, we apologize for filling our inbox with so much red, white and blue. Even if you skip all the patriotic stuff, the smoked sausage lesson looks delicious!
DIY 4th of July Cake Decoration by The Little Delights in Life
Decorate your cake like a true American! This simple fondant and frosting tutorial shows you how to decorate an explosive Fourth of July cake.
How to Make Fireworks Twinkle Lights by Craft Klatch
Light up your garden and your 4th of July party! Learn to take a string of twinkle lights and add firework settings made from old plastic bottles.
Making 4th of July Polymer Clay Cupcakes by Starshye
Celebrate the 4th of July in style with an independence day-inspired charm. Learn how to make a polymer clay cupcake with the colors of the American flag!
Smoked Jerk Sausage Recipe by Greedy Girl Cooks
Only homemade sausage is 100% meat with no fillers, additives, or preservatives. This Fourth of July, serve sausage from scratch, smoked to perfection!
DIY Duct Tape Fireworks Hair Clips by Duct Tape Stuff
You can be frugal AND fashionable -- as long as you have duct tape! In this DIY lesson, learn make a fireworks-esque hair accessory, perfect for 4th of July.
How to Crochet a Patriotic Circle Motif by Crochet Ever After
In this lesson, learn how to crochet a round red, white, and blue motif that you can string up as a bunting or use as festive coasters for a picnic BBQ.
So every summer, a few of us put together a puzzle-filled scavenger hunt for the rest of the company, traditionally called "The Game." If you've seen that episode of The Big Bang Theory where Raj puts on a hunt for his friends, it's just like that. Puzzles lead to locations, which lead to more puzzles, which lead to more locations, etc.
Our one day of team torture happened a couple weeks ago, and I'm happy to report that everyone survived! So today I'm bringing you a clue from that Game. Ready?
Our creative director Ron created this rebus that solves to a famous artist. Who is it?
Curious.com is in the Bay Area, so we were devastated when the Warriors lost. But we're going to keep our chins up and come back stronger next year! So, if you're a two-time MVP (Hi, Steph!) or just want to play like one, here are some lessons to get revenge ready.
The secret to a perfect basketball team is data by Marketplace
You don't come across a Steph Curry every day, but teams are trying to make their own. Reported by Kai Ryssdal.
Basketball Triple Threat Shot Fake by Pro Tips4U
The triple threat position in basketball is powerful for offensive players! Watch and learn how to do it right from NBA pro swingman Paul George.
How to Run a Basketball Practice by Pro Tips4U
Get tips from college head coach Matt Painter on how to run an early season basketball practice. Learn which skills to focus on, and how much time to spend!
Recognizing Patterns in Basketball by Shot Maker Academy
Basketball is a game that's all about patterns. Learn how to become a better player by supplementing your basketball training with pattern recognition drills.
Classic Mexican Salsa Recipe by Rebecca Brand Recipes
Will this help you with your game? No. But if you're feeling down because you let the other team make history by coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win on your home court in Game 7... well, you need a snack.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled recommendations with some lessons for that horrible-joke-teller in your life, your dad. Show you him you were worth the trouble by sharing these with him.
Onion Print Balloon Father's Day Card by Animaplates
Learn how to make a Fathers Day card with onion printed balloons!
Travel Tips for Seeing the World by Kristen Sarah
Taking dad on a trip around the world is exciting, but there are lots of decisions to make before boarding the plane. Answer all your travel hacking questions in this collection of lessons kick off your trip!
Complete Guide to Camping for Beginners by Tom McElroy
Is dad itching to explore the great outdoors on a camping adventure? Whether you're camping out of a car or hiking miles into the woods, preparation is key. In this course, learn everything you need before hitting the road!
Fixing Bad Golf Swing Habits by Derek Hooper Golf
Struggling with bad golf habits? Luckily, this course can help you or dad bust bad swing techniques and improve your scores!
DIY Pallet Wood Coat Rack by A Frame Woodworking
Build this DIY coat rack and you'll always have a place to hang your coat and store your glovesa great project to do with your dad!
How to Brew Beer at Home by James Reed
Share a homemade brew with dad this year! Learn tried and true methods for brewing, bottling, and kegging beer.
Happy summer! Here's a word puzzle to noodle on this weekend while you enjoy the warm weather, and think about how you're going to keep the kids occupied without school.
There is a word in English that turns from single to plural when you add an 'S' (ok, that's easy). But when you add another 'S', it becomes single again and changes gender. What are the words?
Ready for the answer?
First, congratulations to the grads in your life! After a lot of hard work, you get to throw a funny square hat in the air, and then
you're pushed out into the cold, cold world. Don't worry; we got your back.
Finding Life Passion by Wolfgang Riebe
Live life with passion! In this course, get valuable guidance to help you identify what matters in life -- break free from social conditioning, and build healthy, supportive relationships with family, friends, and partners.
How to Write a Resume by Candid Career
Do you need help writing a resume? In this lesson, hear expert advice on what to include and what to remove from a resume.
How to Be Charismatic by Vanessa Van Edwards
Charisma is a magnetic quality that makes others enjoy being around you, and it can be a very useful tool when trying to gain influence.
Top 20 Job Interview Questions by Katie Weiser Coaching
Interviewing for a dream job? Preparation is key to your success. Learn how to use the STAR method to demonstrate your skills and experience.
How to Negotiate Salary & Benefits by Go Show Do
New jobs arent strictly a take it or leave it affair. Learn how to negotiate for the job compensation you deserve in this lesson.
How to Recharge Your Mind, Body & Soul by Susan Paget - Life Coach
Feeling run down and burnt out? Discover how to recharge your mind, body, and soul to get back on track to looking good, feeling great, and going after your dreams!
What? Puzzle #50 already?
Just two more and that's a year of brain teasers that bruised your brain, thrashed your thinker, numbed your noggin, or possibly frustrated you into throwing your computer into a particularly dirty trash can. It's not time to stop now! Forward, the Light Brigade!
Ready? I've divided the numbers from 0 to 9 into three buckets. Into which bucket does 10 go?
What? We missed Earth Day? Well, Earth Day was officially April 26, but we love our
home planet so much we think every day should be Earth Day.
Astronomy Facts About the Earth by Astronomic
The Earth is a truly unique member of the solar system, and in more ways than one. This lesson presents fascinating astronomical facts about our home planet.
Touring the Natural Wonders of Utah by Bob Duthie
Earth is unique and beautiful. In this travel course, get virtual tours and learn the histories of famous Utah natural treasures, including: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, Lake Powell, and the Four Corners Monument.
Cute Earth Day Nail Art by Mad Jennsy Nail Art
In this lesson, learn how to create a marbling effect and paint a tiny, happy planet Earth for Earth Day.
Fundamentals of Geomorphology by Darron Gedge
Ever wondered how sand dunes or waterfalls form? This course covers that and takes you around the globe to explain why Earths land forms are constantly changing and shifting.
Easy Geotagging for Digital Photos by Jeremy Smith Photography
Have you ever wanted to easily keep track of where all your digital photos were taken? In this lesson, learn how to geotag your photos with Adobe Lightroom!
I just came back from a school camping trip to gold rush territory here in California and I can tell you the gold rush spirit is alive and well in kids today. How long would you think they can spend elbow deep in dirty water panning for little flakes of gold? We may never know the answer because we had to drag them away.
But with the California Gold Rush of 1849 on the brain, here's your teaser for your Memorial Day weekend.
James came to California to find his fortune in the Gold Rush. His first stop after arriving was the supply store where he bought the tools he needed to strike it rich. He knew he needed a weights and a balance to weigh all the gold he was surely going to find. He wanted to measure any whole number of ounces from 1 ounce to at least 12 ounces, and he already brought with him a 1-oz and a 9-oz weight. What size weight or weights should he buy?
Ready for the answer?
Some time ago, Memorial Day became the unofficial beginning of summer, then the unofficial weekend of picnics, then the official weekend of mattress sales. Here are some lessons to enjoy all of Memorial Day (without the mattresses)!
How to Sew an Insulated Bottle Bag by Mayra at So Sew Easy
Going on a picnic or giving a bottled gift? Protect that precious bottle and keep it cool in an insulated bottle bag thats quick and easy to sew.
How to Crochet a Patriotic Circle Motif by Crochet Ever After
Learn how to crochet a round red, white, and blue motif that you can string up as a bunting or use as festive coasters for a picnic BBQ.
Cheese Stuffed Monster Burgers by Arkansas Redneck
This burger recipe is juicy and delicious, packed with flavor from the hidden ingredients. Perfect for your next backyard cookout, picnic, or camping trip!
Couscous & Mango Summer Salad by Students Starving
This yummy refreshing salad is a meal in itself! In this lesson, combine couscous, mango, and chunks of fresh veggies to delight vegans and vegetarians!
DIY Paper Party Balls by Parties for Pennies
Set a festive tone at a barbeque, outdoor picnic, or birthday party with these DIY paper party balls! This easy DIY craft project adds instant color.
How to Make a Secure Table Cover by Sophie's World
Don't let the wind spoil your picnic party! Learn a trick for covering your tables with plastic or fabric tablecloths and making them stay secure (and cute).
How to Make Deviled Eggs by Chef Trevor
Deviled Eggs are welcome everywherefrom parties to picnics to grab-and-go lunches! Learn how to make these nutritious treats in this easy cooking lesson.
Beginner's Handmade Quilt Project by Crafty Gemini
Learn to make a fun, modern quilt with the easy to follow lesson. Step by step instructions help with fabric selection, pattern, and sewing it all together!
So as summer is barreling down the calendar, some people might be concerned about getting into bathing suit shape. I, on the other hand, have nothing to worry about. I'm so far from bathing suit shape, why worry?
No, instead, let's get our brains into shape and ready for summer puzzle-solving season. That's a thing, right?
What do these words have in common?
I will warn you that some of this story is true, some of it's not, and some of it is delirious, caffeine-induced pablum. Let's proceed:
So John came into the office the other day, baffled by his kids (something that happens quite often). One of his kids is a teenager and, like many teens these days, goes through the day with her nose buried in her phone.
"I was trying to talk to her," John said, "but she just wouldn't look up from her phone. Then she finally stopped and said 'Fine. I'll put away my phone if you tell me this: what's the next item in this sequence?'
444, 7, 44, 666, 66, ??
"I'm just trying to talk to her and this is what I get?" Can you help John out?
Ready for the answer?
Wow! The response on the last puzzle was really incredible. It received tons of correct answers, which means that you are really that good at solving puzzles, or are really that into zoo animals. My money's on you being good at solving zoo animal puzzles, so we're going to try it again. Don't let me down!
Again, from the recent scavenger hunt I put on for our team, what creature is suggested by this clue?
Work hard, or hardly work? Trust me when I tell you that we work hard at Curious, bringing you the best educational content on the web. But all work and no play make Jack something, something, so we all recently took an afternoon to hit the zoo. As Curious' resident puzzle maker, I designed a scavenger hunt with puzzles that all solved to an animal. Yes, we solve puzzles in our free time, too!
Do you have what it takes to join the Curious Crew? Well, here's one: what animal is suggested by the following clue (it's one clue so one animal total, not six different animals)?
Ready for a little exercise? I have a couple math puzzle sprints for you today. To get ready, stretch out those brain muscles; we wouldn't want to you strain something. For both of these, set your stopwatch and see how long it takes you.
In each of the blanks, put in a standard mathematical operation (like +, -, ×, /, etc.) to make this equation true. Ready... set... go!
1 _ 2 _ 3 _ 4 _ 5 _ 6 _ 7 _ 8 _ 9 = 45
Whew! Good? Now, as fast as you can, make it equal 46.
Got it? I knew you could do it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and how long it took, then towel off and take a break; you earned it!