Skip to main content
111 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

Does this count?
Yly's user avatar
  • 759
108 votes
Accepted

3:3! It's a football score!

If you are allowed to use decimals, then
Cameron White's user avatar
71 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

Since the puzzle oddly and specifically mentions the symbol for the square root, I used this: but rotated and reflected it giving:
Dan Russell's user avatar
67 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

Another answer could be
dcfyj's user avatar
  • 7,756
59 votes

Don't settle for a billion

Here's one way to make something quite big:
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
40 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

The simplest one is:
KeyboardWielder's user avatar
38 votes
Accepted

Don't settle for a billion

6^1110G Where G is Graham's number
James Hollis's user avatar
37 votes

Infinitely long loaf of Bread

You are a physicist (or at least, you have heard a few physicists chatting at the water cooler). Mike, your friend, is very obliging. Not obliging enough to chop off both ends of a loaf for you, but ...
Lawrence's user avatar
  • 7,929
35 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

How would you get 20, using two threes? Any out of the box, non-mathematical solutions are accepted.   How about an “in the box” solution?   You'd be lucky to not get 20, ...
humn's user avatar
  • 21.9k
34 votes

A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

7 words, starting at 14 letters, ending at 20: You’d have thought this old left-winger would be supportive of his descendants’ views — but apparently not.
Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine's user avatar
28 votes

Longest "De Bruijn phrase" in English

Using a bit of punctuation to make the meaning clearer. De Bruijn 3 De Bruijn 4 De Bruijn 5 De Bruijn 6
Alenanno's user avatar
  • 1,894
27 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

Here's another one: Sorry for MS Paint skills
Business Cat's user avatar
  • 1,914
27 votes

Don't settle for a billion

using Tetration, we can get much larger than the simple exponentiation.. Move the top and bottom matchstick from the zero in the ten's place, and form a subscript "11" after the resulting "61111110" ...
Aaron's user avatar
  • 444
26 votes

A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

Starting at 11 characters going to 19:
SMS von der Tann's user avatar
25 votes

Playing "Guess a Number" with myself

Make 10 identical pieces of paper. Make sure they're nice and opaque. (Card would be better than paper, if allowed.) Write "RIGHT" on one side of one of them, "WRONG" on one side of each other one. ...
Gareth McCaughan's user avatar
25 votes
Accepted

Infinitely long loaf of Bread

You can ask for the freshly-baked bread, grabbing it by its center and
Lawrence's user avatar
  • 7,929
24 votes

What is the longest rhymonym?

Since I don't think this is substantially worse than what's been suggested, I'll use it as a legitimate answer: for a score of 46.
Will's user avatar
  • 13.9k
24 votes

Longest "De Bruijn phrase" in English

I suppose you could easily get up to 8 using This assumes that capitalization can be changed with each rotation (which makes sense, since you have to capitalize the first word of the sentence with ...
GentlePurpleRain's user avatar
24 votes

Don't settle for a billion

You could move the lower right stick in the six and the lower left stick in the first zero to make _ _ _ |_ | | | | |_| | | | |_ | | | | _| |_| ...
tuskiomi's user avatar
  • 552
23 votes

Don't settle for a billion

Using knuth's arrow notation ${\displaystyle 6\uparrow \uparrow 100}$ which represents ${{{6}^6}^{...}}^6$ (recursively raised to the power 100 times) which is a number so huge that i can not ...
Hjan's user avatar
  • 333
22 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

James's user avatar
  • 321
22 votes
Accepted

Playing "Guess a Number" with myself

Write the numbers 1-10 on 10 "answer" sheets of paper in different locations on the paper (one number per page). Make ten corresponding "guess" sheets of paper that have holes (scissors or ripping) ...
jousle's user avatar
  • 473
21 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

As you specifically said to think outside the box, I drew a box, and two three's (one Roman numeral and one Arabic numeral) which extend "outside the box". As my answer note that they divide the box ...
Stad's user avatar
  • 211
19 votes

A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

Starter for 8
Joffan's user avatar
  • 1,599
19 votes

3:3! It's a football score!

Two threes: How would you make 20, using two threes? Solution: With apologies.
user1717828's user avatar
  • 1,535
19 votes
Accepted

What is the longest rhymonym?

Answer: This might be a bit iffy but this has a score of 54 Not an actual answer below And if you want to get technical:
Areeb's user avatar
  • 1,654
18 votes

Don't settle for a billion

You could
Deusovi's user avatar
  • 147k
17 votes

Playing "Guess a Number" with myself

Use amidakuji with ten columns numbered 1-10. The top row is the guessing row. You choose a number from the top and trace it down to the bottom. If you reach 1, your guess is right. Otherwise it's ...
BaSzAt's user avatar
  • 5,657
15 votes
Accepted

Word Tank-chain-wheel Challenge

So the obvious "trick" for getting around the plural thing is to use a past-tense: is the best I could find. In a similar vein: If you avoid this trick, then there are other options: Although this ...
Dr Xorile's user avatar
  • 23.6k
15 votes

Infinitely long loaf of Bread

Peter Taylor's user avatar
  • 4,541

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible