Interesting Esoterica

Sub shoot!

Article by Kleber, Michael
  • Published in 2008
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By day, Leonidas Kontothanassis works as my colleague at Google. By night, he runs a gaudy carnival booth on the boardwalk outside of town. "Step right up and try your luck! Shoot the sub and win a prize," Leonidas was calling out one fine Fall evening. He was standing in the middle of the booth, surrounded by a moat packed with plastic toy submarines. The subs were of every shape and size, and they circled the moat at all different speeds, propelled by a complex system of currents.

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A puzzle similar to the "Princess in a castle" puzzle.

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key
Subshoot
type
article
date_added
2023-01-08
date_published
2008-02-02
publisher
Springer-Verlag
fulltext_html_url
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03038093
journal
The Mathematical Intelligencer
volume
30
issue
4
identifier
doi:10.1007/BF03038093
doi
10.1007/BF03038093
pages
26-30

BibTeX entry

@article{Subshoot,
	key = {Subshoot},
	type = {article},
	title = {Sub shoot!},
	author = {Kleber, Michael},
	abstract = {By day, Leonidas Kontothanassis works as my colleague at Google. By night, he runs a gaudy carnival booth on the boardwalk outside of
town. "Step right up and try your luck! Shoot the sub and win a prize," Leonidas was calling out one fine Fall evening. He was standing in the middle of the booth, surrounded by a moat packed with plastic toy submarines. The subs were of every shape and size, and they circled the moat at all different speeds, propelled by a complex system of currents.},
	comment = {A puzzle similar to the "Princess in a castle" puzzle.},
	date_added = {2023-01-08},
	date_published = {2008-02-02},
	urls = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03038093,https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF03038093.pdf},
	collections = {puzzles},
	url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03038093 https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/BF03038093.pdf},
	year = 2008,
	urldate = {2023-01-08},
	publisher = {Springer-Verlag},
	fulltext_html_url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF03038093},
	journal = {The Mathematical Intelligencer},
	volume = 30,
	issue = 4,
	identifier = {doi:10.1007/BF03038093},
	doi = {10.1007/BF03038093},
	pages = {26-30}
}