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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for December 27

"Megaminx," the Magic Dodecahedron

This 1980s puzzle in the American History Museum's collection is in the shape of a dodecahedron, a twelve sided shape. It was made by the same inventor as the Rubik's cube. What other geometric shapes can you find on this puzzle?

Piecing Together Fossil Bones in a Dinosaur Puzzle