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what are random-cut and irregular-cut jigsaw puzzles

What Are Random-Cut (AKA Irregular-Cut) Jigsaw Puzzles?

When choosing your next puzzle adventure you might encounter the words random-cut or irregular-cut in the description of a certain shape of jigsaw puzzle pieces. If you are unsure what that means, worry not, because in this post you learn what random-cut and irregular-cut jigsaw puzzles are and how they are whimsically different from regular-cut ones. 
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7 Simple Tips To Digitially Unplug and Be More Present

7 Simple Tips To Digitially Unplug and Be More Present

With the world constantly moving so fast, it is easy to understand why we stay so plugged into the familiar comfort of our phones and screens. But as the average UK screen time is 6 hours and 25 minutes, equaling a whole 45 hours per week, who doesn't crave a simpler time where you felt more present? When it comes to our beloved screens, it is easy to stick to routine but as the benefits of being in reality far outweighs those of living through our screens, it might be time to start decreasing the time you spend doing so....

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16 Creative And Playful Date Ideas

16 Creative And Playful Date Ideas

Whether you are single or in a relationship, we all know that what you end up doing on a date can make all the difference. These 16 creative and playful date ideas offer good alternatives to the classic 'dinner and drinks' and let you get to know your (potential) partner better under fun and playful circumstances! 1. Make Your Own Pizza Night If you want to create something together and discover each other's odd food preferences (are they a pineapple on pizza person or not?), have a pizza-making night at home. All you need is to prepare -or buy- the...

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6 inspiring jigsaw puzzle influencers to follow

6 Inspiring Puzzle Bloggers and Influencers to Follow

Want to brighten your feed with inspiring puzzle content and follow more fun puzzle influencers? Then look no further. These six puzzle influencers are here to keep you entertained with fun puzzle posts and enlightening reviews. We know the online jigsaw puzzle community to be such a playful and welcoming place, so we hope you enjoy getting acquainted with these 6 inspiring women. For Fun & Creative Puzzle Videos @puzzledabouteverything Monica creates beautifully entertaining puzzle videos and makes sure to make you laugh with her punny captions.   For a Grand Selection of Puzzles @puzzled_01 Becky is a UK based...

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The history of the jigsaw puzzle and who invented it

The History Of The Simple Jigsaw Puzzle And Who Invented It

Today most of us know jigsaw puzzles as playful items that possess a unique artistic beauty but what is their origin and how did they turn into something that people of all ages have loved throughout centuries?   Who Invented The Jigsaw Puzzle and Why Games that are good for the brain have been around for thousand of years but it was only in the 1760’s that John Spilsbury, a british mapmaker in Berkshire, invented the first commercial jigsaw puzzle. He created what he called ‘dissected maps’ by cutting wooden maps of the world into pieces and sold these to...

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