Woke up early this morning.
Flitted through Twitter.
Clicked on a story about Patrick Stewart.
One thing led to another.
Five pieces for jigsaw junkies:
Stewart tells the Radio Times that jigsaw love is “like a secret society” and reveals that he has a puzzle “on the go in each of his homes – one in LA, one in Brooklyn, one in London – and he’s currently about a third of the way through an early Cubist portrait of a woman in a chair by Picasso.” He also mentions his new movie.
Some celebrities like jigsaw puzzles (Stewart is on the list).
John Spilsbury may have invented the jigsaw puzzle in 1767.
"A jigsaw puzzle may also be a useful variety of brain training since it involves visuospatial skills, which rely on a different part of the brain,” according to a piece on puzzles in general in The Economist. “There is some evidence that finding new challenges for the brain helps to ward off dementia, rather than relying on a single intellectual exercise.”
What do you call someone who enjoys jigsaw puzzles? A dissectologist, according to a worldwide group of like-minded souls.