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Apr 29, 2009

Lab Notes – Photo puzzle – 118

Easter Eggs | Fringe - 118 Midnight | Walter's Lab Notes | Posted by Scully

I think it is pretty clear now, that this puzzle is definitely the Fibonacci or Golden spiral…



4 Responses to “Lab Notes – Photo puzzle – 118”

  1. Pwn Master Paladin

    Thought to chime in. I’ve sent this theory to Dennis over at FringeTelevision as well, so if you’ve seen it before, sorry for the double does of it!

    The pictures show a Fibonacci spiral, I think we can all agree on, but what I didn’t realize until tonight is that there might be a SECOND Fibonacci sequence hidden in the various pieces themselves.

    Consider the Fibonacci sequence. 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 and so on.

    Take the first image as a 1×1 frame or “1″ The second part of the puzzle we recieved is the same size, or another “1″. then the next piece is a 2×2 frame, or “2″ in the pattern. The the fourth piece is a 3×3, or “3″ in the pattern. What clinched it for me was the latest piece from midnnight. It is, using the previous theory, a 5×5 square, or “5″

    So the pieces, in size at least, can be labelled 1 1 2 3 5.

    If my theory is right, the next piece should be an 8 x 8 square, making the next picture size fir the sequence, and go along either the bottom or the top of the current set of images, personally, I’m leading towards the bottom.

    What do you think?

  2. Scully

    You have a good eye Pwn Master Paladin. The answer is in the question. The first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each remaining number is the sum of the previous two:


    A Fibonacci spiral is created by drawing arcs connecting the opposite corners of squares in the Fibonacci tiling, using the Fibonacci numbers. So, in order for it to be a Fibonacci spiral, the squares would have to be:



  3. Mic

    Was rereading lab notes for the umpteenth time and found this immediately above the first puzzle piece that appeared– “And sad as it was, I just had to laugh; I saw the photograph. I took my secret box and dumped out all the pieces, but I couldn’t see the big picture. The big becomes the little when you see it back a bit, and that’s about the size of it.” Makes perfect sense now that you’ve got it all figured out, how changing the size of the pieces reveals the big picture…

  4. Di

    i can’t believe we missed that. you’re totally right Mic! this puzzle thing is one of the things that have made me think more. it’s just so obvious and so out there, it has to mean something important..but what?