I blame Kate Paulk. She posted a link to an online puzzle where you try to guess the next URL in the sequence (http://n.nfshost.com) in Sarah’s Diner, and I just had to try it. Supposedly it goes up to (at least) 30, but I got stuck figuring out the URL for 29.
And then I found another puzzle, 3D this time (http://www.thatvideogamesite.com/fullscreen.php?id=392&res=1024×768) and I just had to try this one. The blog poster that posted the link claimed to be stuck on level 16, which I snagged on, too. My eleven-year-old son walked in, took one look at the puzzle, figured out how it worked, and provided a solution, all in about two minutes.
Amazing. Obviously, the kid’s a genius, at least spatially.
Together, we finished all 30 levels of the 3D puzzle. (Why 30 levels? Is there some significance?)