cheating on the nine dot problem.

While procrastinating before an essay deadline, I happened across a blog post with the following challenge

In their study, 22 volunteers were faced with the 9 dots problem, a notoriously difficult puzzle. The goal here is to draw exactly four straight lines connecting all nine of these dots, without retracing any line, or lifting your pen from the page.

Can you do it?

Given that I had a relatively important deadline approaching, that was one opportunity to procrastinate I was not going to miss.

so my second favourite loony running the asylum is at it again...

Claire Perry MP asked the following question to the Prime Minister in the HOP ;

"Britain’s universities lead the world in teaching science and engineering, yet we have an annual shortfall of 60,000 graduates, and nine out of 10 postgraduate students in those subjects are from overseas. What more can we do to plug that critical skills gap?"

Is this the same Claire Perry who voted for tuition fees?

"Claire Perry MP, Devizes voted to approve raising the tuition fee cap to £6,000 per year for courses for which there are no plans in place to promote access and student finance information."

Yes, I think it is....

Is this the same Claire Perry who voted to raise the tuition fees to 9000GBP;

"Claire Perry MP, Devizes voted to raise the UK's undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year."

yes, again. I think it is.

(I didn't put much research into this post, and so Claire Perry might have a good explanation for why she is publicly lamenting a circumstance which her own actions contributed to. But I don't think you can have it both ways)