The Impossible Puzzle

Brian takes on Dan Brown in an impossible challenge. Impossible unless you have a tasty kosher snack handy.

Dan 3.0's Dan Brown joins us once againto try to solve an impossible puzzle. The puzzle: Supply 3 "houses" on a 2-dimensional surface with 3 "utilities." Houses 1, 2, and 3 must all get power, gas, and water without crossing any lines. On paper, this looks impossible. And guess what? It is!

But what if this 2 dimensional surface is the outside of a 3 dimensional object- a torus? Then, through a property known to scientists as "bagel tunnelling," you can go through the hole to connect everything with ease.