Infinite Galaxy Jigsaw Puzzle Can Be Assembled In Thousands Of Different Ways

December 1, 2016

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This is the 133-piece, dual-sided Infinite Galaxy Jigsaw Puzzle created by the folks at Nervous System. It's based on the shape of a Klein bottle so that it can be constructed in thousands of different ways. What the hell's a Klein bottle? SPOILER: nothing like a Heinz bottle. I think it's like a more complicated Möbius strip. I don't know, I'm not a very smart person.

Topologically, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle maps to a Klein bottle, an impossible 3D shape where the inside and outside are mathematically indistinguishable. What this means is that it tiles with a flip. Pieces from the right side attach to the left side but only after flipping over. Just like the Klein bottle's surface has no inside or outside, the puzzle has no up or down side. You can start the puzzle anywhere on any side, making it extra challenging. This puzzle is adorned with a photograph of the galactic center of the Milky Way. The image is continuous from one side of the surface to the other, so one cannot see the entire photo at once. Explore the galaxy while assembling the puzzle in multiple ways.

Man, I remember the first time my friends and I played spin the Klein bottle. Julie spun and it landed on me so I closed my eyes and waited for a smooch and she kissed me but when I opened my eyes she'd disappeared! I dunno, maybe she was sucked into a black hole or something. "She puked and ran home." Please, just let me have this.

Keep going for several more shots and an explanatory video.

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Thanks to Kenny, who agrees the key to finishing a puzzle is eating all the pieces you can't figure out where to put.

  • Guesticle

    huh, just noticed....is gw locking old posts comments now?
    why the hell are we using shitty shitty disqus? do they pay you to use them? the old comments worked perfectly well, didn't have ANY of these sorts of problems until after the transition

  • nelly.mayer

    After 5 yrs I decided to abandon my office work and I am so happy now... I started working on-line, for this company I found online, few hours a day, and I earn much more than i did on my old job... My last month payment was for 9000 bucks... Great thing about this is that now i have more time to spend with my family... http://urlin.it/143f7e

  • Guesticle

    see? THIS didn't happen on the old comments. switching to a universal comment system only make it EASIER on the bots

    seriously, the only thing it's good for is disqus gets to see more of the websites we visit and presumably sell that data, so unless gw is getting a cut....

  • What is the point of jigsaw puzzles today? Sincere question. I understand a century ago, where the funnest thing you could do is not die, but there are literally millions of activities more fun and/or relaxing than putting a picture together piece by piece. It was already one piece before some schmuck cut it up.

    I do not see the appeal.

  • Throb Gobblin

    What is the point of [ insert thing I don't do ]?

  • What is the point of Throb Gobblin?

  • The_Wretched

    It's a wholesome family activity. And no, I didn't take and hide a couple of pieces so that I can put the last one in.

  • Flef

    The coloring books have a huge success too. People likes to relax far away from computer and TV, but still at home in a cosy sofa.

  • Some people really like them.
    It's relaxing in the way some people find crosswords relaxing.
    I hate jigsaws and crosswords.

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