April 2014 Puzzles

31 March, 2014

12Try our new monthly batch of puzzles and diversions!

There are seven new Picture Puzzles and some “Mixed Bag” Trivia at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

April’s Skeptical Crossword is HERE

April’s Logic & Maths Puzzles are HERE


March 2014 Puzzles

28 February, 2014

crosswordclipartPicture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions are at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE.

Here’s the link to the month’s LOGIC & MATHS PROBLEMS

Our MARCH CROSSWORD theme is Hoaxes and Scams. Cryptic clues and references added 2/3/2014


Vic Skeptics Puzzles and Diversions – Archives

1 February, 2014

thinking-cartoon121We’re pleased to say that our puzzles are becoming increasingly popular.

The latest  monthly sets of picture puzzles, mixed bag questions, skeptical crossword and logic / maths problems are on our PUZZLES PAGE

OLDER PUZZLES are still available.
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PUZZLES ARCHIVE 1  (August 2010 to April 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 2 (May 2011 to September 2011)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 3 (October 2011 to November 2012)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 4 (December 2012 to June 2013)

PUZZLES ARCHIVE 5 (July 2013 to December 2013)

February Puzzles

31 January, 2014

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February’s Picture Puzzles and Mixed Bag Questions have been added to the PUZZLES PAGE

This month’s Crossword has Charles Darwin as its theme, to highlight Darwin Day, (Charles Darwin’s birthday) on February 12. It’s HERE

The Logic & Maths Problems are HERE


Darwin Day: February 12 2014

19 January, 2014

This year there are two events in Melbourne to celebrate CHARLES DARWIN’s BIRTHDAY.

  • On Tuesday afternoon / evening from 5pm February 11 it’s open house for freethinkers. The venue is the Unitarian Church at 110 Grey Street East Melbourne (Melways 2G D2). It’s a Barbecue (BYO everything) followed by an 8 pm talk  by Rick Barker of the Philosophy Forum)  “Exploring the Pleistocene: A crucial time for the speciation and specialization of Modern Humans”.
  • On Wednesday February 12, The Humanist Society host a  celebration of Charles Darwin Day at Studley Park on Wednesday 12/2/14 from 5 pm. Anybody is welcome to join in. Again, its a Barbecue. BYO everything.
  • Teachers may like to make use of one or more of the classroom exercises in our Darwin Day Suite, 


  • Our February Skeptical Crossword is all about Charles Darwin. We’ve posted it early for you,


January Puzzles

31 December, 2013


There’s a new set of Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” Questions at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE

January’s Skeptical Crossword, with the theme Religions, Myths and Superstitions is HERE.

January’s Logic and Maths Problems are HERE.

Simon Singh & The Simpsons in Melbourne

27 December, 2013

simon photo magnifying glass Simon Singh, best-selling author of ‘Fermat’s Last Theorem‘ and ‘The Code Book‘, will discuss his latest book ‘The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets‘ at Embiggen Books, 203 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne at 5:45 pm, Monday 20th January, and again at Skeptics Café’s Soapbox, 140 Lygon Street Carlton from 8 pm.

He will explain how a team of mathematically gifted writers have covered everything from calculus to geometry, from pi to game theory, and from infinitesimals to infinity in various episodes of The Simpsons. Singh will also discuss how the writers of Futurama have similarly made it their mission to smuggle deep mathematical ideas into the series.



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