Monthly Archives: March 2011

What impact do Jigsaw Puzzles have On the Brain?

What impact can jigsaw puzzles have on the brain?  Have you ever heard the phrase “use it or lose it”? Well, the brain is no different, and assembling jigsaw puzzles can help the brain stay sharp. Different puzzles help sharpen different … Continue reading

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Some Elephant Facts

Did you know that elephants spend 16 hours a day collecting food, and half of their diet consists of grasses?  But, only 40% of what they eat is digested.  The average elephant eats 300-600 pounds of food per day. Elephants … Continue reading

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A Puzzle to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, we would like to feature a jigsaw puzzle in the shape of a shamrock to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  It also includes a map of Ireland, where it is believed that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a symbol to explain the … Continue reading

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Think Spring!!

With only 8 days to the first day of spring, we can see the signs of new life.  Tulips and Daffodils are sprouting, geese are flying north, and the first robin is seen looking for worms.  For those on the … Continue reading

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We have some new 3000 Piece jigsaw puzzles!

Just a quick note: We have some new 3000 piece jigsaw puzzles on our website: Butterfly Woods Soda Fountain Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Meet our Mascot!!

You’ve probably heard of the saying “You are what you eat!”  Well, you could also say “You are what you think!” and “You are what you do!”, too. Speaking of which, we’d like to introduce you to our mascot!!  Do you … Continue reading

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Do you know when the first jigsaw puzzle was created?

John Spilsbury, a British mapmaker and engraver, is credited as the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle.  He served as an apprentice to Thomas Jefferys, the Royal Geographer to King George III. In the 1760s, Spilsbury affixed a world map to … Continue reading

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Welcome to the A+ Puzzles, Etc. BLOG!!

Thank you for taking time to look at our blog!!  Get ready for all the wealth of information about our jigsaw puzzles, the many artists of our jigsaw puzzles, the various types and sizes of jigsaw puzzles, and much MORE!!  We … Continue reading

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