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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sploid: MetaFilter member JannaK presented the community with a puzzle that had been troubling her family for nearly 20 years. Her grandmother died in 1996 from cancer and in her last days she scribbled down a seemingly nonsensical string of characters on index cards. Nobody knew what it all meant. Then the Metafilter community solved the puzzle in 14 minutes. ... The code turned out to be last prayers of a dying woman. Each letter stood for the first letter of the word in a prayer or message to God.

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Saw this a couple days ago, kinda cool.
The Lord's Prayer part came quickly, but haven't tried the rest.

#1 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-26 10:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

really? it took them 20 years to solve this? as a recovering catholic, i figured out the code instantaneously.

#2 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-01-27 10:10 AM | Reply | Flag:

I bet the family was expecting the code to represent something interesting or useful and was a bit let down by the solution.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2014-01-28 01:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

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