Can You Figure Out This Parking Lot's Numbering System?

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Can you explain the numbering system in this parking lot? Like most good riddles, there are several clues hiding in plain sight, and the answer, once you see it, is clear as day. (And, if you're like me, you'll wonder why it didn't dawn on you sooner.)


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Via Boing Boing | H/t io9 reader N. Gordon!


Robbie Gonzalez

Let's talk shop for second.

How would you all feel about me dedicating one post per week to a particularly dastardly puzzle or brain teaser? Puzzles could be mathematical, logical, visual, computational, some combination thereof, etc.

This is an idea I've had bouncing around in my head for some time now, and draws its inspiration from the TierneyLab blog over at the New York Times, where John Tierney used to publish puzzles, and discussions surrounding those puzzles, every Monday (the series discontinued in 201o).

What do you think? Is that something you'd be into? Suggestions (on how to structure the column, what kind of puzzles/brain teasers to feature, establishing a submission system, etc.) welcomed and encouraged.