Newton's Gravity Defying puzzle

    SKU: cmcn439430

    £4.99 Members' price *


    This two piece wooden puzzle is small enough to carry in your pocket and only takes about 60 seconds to enjoy. Place the 'bullet' inside the 'cup' - then place the cup on a flat surface. The aim is to remove the bullet without touching or moving the cup, a feat which is definitely not as easy as it seems.

    Newton is famous for watching an apple fall to the ground, and from this his theory of Gravity was born. This puzzle pays tribute to his theory and makes a great gift.

    More about Newton

    Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, who is considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived. His work called Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, lay the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe for the next three centuries.

    More about this puzzle

    Difficulty rating: 3 (midway between do-able and difficult).

    Part of the 'Great Minds' range of puzzles from Professor Puzzle. Each character has been thoughtfully placed with a relevant puzzle and the products are finished in an antique style to give them an aged look. Every box has information and a brief history of the 'Great Mind' himself and how the man and puzzle are linked together.


    Product code: cmcn439430
    Details: Available as part of a range of 'Great Minds' puzzles from Professor Puzzle.
    Size: 9cm x 6.5cm x 5.5 cm
    Weight: 0.072kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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