TIL that jigsaw puzzles almost never have the number of pieces they say on the box: most “1000-piece” puzzles are 38 x 27 = 1026

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But a 1026 piece puzzle *does* have 1000 pieces!


Extra pieces are cool in all, but I’m more concerned when I get the 1000 piece puzzle with 999 pieces.


Not your average Vice article 👨‍🏫


When I solve a puzzle, I turn it over and number every piece with a row and column hyphenated pair. If I get old and my eyes or brain goes bad, I want the option to cheat.


Most 1000p puzzles I know are 25×40…