It seems like nowadays everyone is a puzzle enthusiast (I for one still refuse to engage in this quarantine trend, and be forced to witness the embarassing limits of my patience). Check out how these puzzles are manufactured in this recent piece from The New York Times.
Patrick Stewart once called the world of jigsaw puzzles a “secret society.” There were always high-profile fans, like Hugh Jackman, but most only whispered about their passion.
Now, with much of the world under lockdown and looking to kill time, jigsaw puzzles have taken on new role: a tool to save humanity. Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, even referred to jigsaws as essential, and allowed people to leave the house to buy them.
Celebrities and commoners, stuck in their homes, have shown off their puzzles. Ellen DeGeneres recorded her travails with a 4,000-piece puzzle on Instagram.
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