December 16, 2020: What were “jigsaw puzzles” originally called in the 1760s?

Answer: In the 1760s, jigsaw puzzles were originally called “dissected puzzles” or “dissected maps.”

Completing jigsaw puzzles has been both a source of relaxation and frustration for people, particularly over the past year (how does that last piece always disappear?!). Some people have missed the opportunity to work on these puzzles with family and friends. Thankfully, Google Arts & Culture has created the Puzzle Party. This tool enables people to work on digital jigsaw puzzles by themselves or with others around the world.

Find out who holds the world record for completing the largest jigsaw puzzle at the Guinness World Records website.

Congratulations to Chris W.D. for correctly answering this week’s Tech Trivia question!