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DailyDirt: Crack A Puzzle And Score Some Cash (Or A Cool Job)

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

There seem to be plenty of seemingly unsolvable challenges that, once published openly, are completed successfully in an amazingly short amount of time. Clearly there are still a lot of unsolved mysteries left, but the strategy of publicizing problems as a way to get them solved faster is a fascinating phenomenon. Here are just a few more examples of some challenges that have been made open to the public. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Richard (profile), 6 Dec 2011 @ 4:57am

    Long history

    This stuff has a long history - during the war the British government recruited codebreakers by setting a competition to solve a crossword in 12 minutes

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