I was working in a lab, late one night, when I happened upon a slip of paper stuck into my lab partner's desk.

I know, I know! I shouldn't go poking around where I don't belong...

It was just....asking me to read it! Well, now I regret it. The paper is complete nonsense! I bet it's some secret recipe, or -- no wait!! -- His plans for the next prank that he plans to pull on me! If I can figure it out, now, before he gets back, tomorrow, I can try to stave off whatever he has planned, or even make it backfire!

Let's see, here. I'll take a closer look...

gngnbkvtrdbkgnbnbkogrdbkbuvtbkyegybkyewhbkyegybkgy rdbkgnogbkogrdbkgygnbkgnogbkgnbnbkbugybkogrdbkyewh bkvtgybkogrdbkgngnbkvtrdbkyewhbkgnogbkogrdbkgybkbk gygnbkwhbkbkwhbkbkyewhbkgnbnbkgyrdbkgnbnbkogrdbkgy bubkgnbnbkogrdbkgybubkgnbnbkgyrdbkgywhbkogrdbkyewh bkvtvtbkgybkbkyegybkgyrdbkgngnbkgnrdbkvtgybkgngnbk

Well...There definitely seems to be a pattern here - but I don't know what it is. This is going to take me all night to solve, isn't it...

...I might as well get to it...

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    $\begingroup$ You've tagged it knowledge, what knowledge is needed? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 16:52
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    $\begingroup$ I'd rather not give that hint, just yet, unless it's needed. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ Aaah ok, it would spoil it I get that $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 16:53
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    $\begingroup$ Does a google search. Only results which come up is this page. ^^' $\endgroup$
    – Shuri2060
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 16:58
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    $\begingroup$ It caught on in a flash... $\endgroup$
    – Milo P
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 21:40

2 Answers 2



7H3 C010R5 U53D 1N 7H15 PUZZ13 W3R3 V3RY 1MP0R74N7


The colors used in this puzzle were very important


These are 3-band resistor color codes. The corresponding resistance in ohms is the ASCII code of the corresponding character. The two-letter abbreviations in the text are interpreted (per the IEC 60757 Standard as:
bn = Brown,
rd = Red,
og = Orange,
ye = Yellow,
gn = Green,
bu = Blue,
vt = Violet,
gy = Gray,
bk = Black

  • $\begingroup$ Oh no! All this time spent, and wasting my time solving the puzzle was the prank, all along!! I'm going home, now.. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:54
  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking of that code, but it did't click. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Khale_Kitha Resistance is Futile! - hint in the title. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:56
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore Ohm..... Ohm.... Ohm.... $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore There's another puzzle with that title! $\endgroup$
    – f''
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 18:00

Does this help anyone 3x47 grid. ?

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  • $\begingroup$ I see the light $\endgroup$
    – Alessandro
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ Agreed with humn, 47x3 might be better. $\endgroup$
    – f''
    Commented Apr 6, 2016 at 17:51

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