# 12 or 13 Men - Where does the extra man come from?

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#### gudivaka

12 or 13?

This is one of the cleverest email I've ever seen.

PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE GROUP CHANGES POSITIONS.

IS IT TWELVE OR THIRTEEN??

This will drive you crazy!
WHERE DOES THE EXTRA MAN COME FROM?

When you do please let me know!!

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#### Umang Vidyarthi

Re: 12 or 13 ?

Hello Gudivaka

There is no attachment! Don't worry, it happens. I suggest you preview your post before submitting. Anyway, here is this wonderful puzzle. This intelligent version is based on an old vanishment puzzle entitled 'Get Off the Earth' showing 13 chinese charactors reducing to 12 with a slight shift in earth's position from NE to NW. Where did the thirteenth Chinaman go?!!

The answer lies in counting all detachable tiny parts from the figures, in stead of doing the head count.

Enjoy!

Umang

#### smryan

##### Perspective.
Very Cool! The better question is "Where does the thirteenth man go?"
He apparently gets blown to bits as - in a part by part comparison - the group of twelve includes a man with two noses, another with two sets of knees, another with two belly buttons... Very very cool.

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#### Umang Vidyarthi

It was an image link. I have fixed it.

Thanks Marc for the corrective action. I too have faced similar problems in the past. How to counter such hurdles and could you suggest some preventive measures?

Very Cool! The better question is "Where does the thirteenth man go?"
Forgot the "Theory of relativity" Mr. Einstein?!

He apparently gets blown to bits as - in a part by part comparison - the group of twelve includes a man with two noses, another with two sets of knees, another with two belly buttons... Very very cool.
There is much more you can discover. Have a look at the original puzzle entitled "Get off the Earth", I have posted at #3. It is comparatively easier, since both the figures are stationary.

Umang

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#### db

I came accross this about a year ago. And the way I figure, it can't be true. What I did was look at where the 13th person came from. Then look at where the person #13 replace came from. As you examine, you will find that each time a person moves from the 12 person pic, to the 13 person pic, that person looses something. Starting from the top of the hair, to finally the bottom of the shoes. Now, how the person in the lower right hand corner of the 12 person pic, losing some hair can end up making a full person, I have not clue. But, I do know it is all about who replaces who.

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