Mathematicians born on this day:
1562 : Xu Guangqi  Mathematicians who died on this day: 
Oscar Zariski  Henry Dudeney  Xu Guangqi 
Theorem of the day from Robin Whitty  Mathematician of the week 
Henry Ernest Dudeney (1857  1930)
A good puzzle should demand the exercise of our best wit and ingenuity, and although a knowledge of mathematics and of logic are often of great service in the solution of these things, yet it sometimes happens that a kind of natural cunning and sagacity is of considerable value.
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