GeekDad Puzzle Of The Week: Who Keeps The Metric System Down?

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Ahh, July 4th – you can’t think about America’s Independence Day without thinking of the Freemasons – after all, George Washington was a Freemason. And whether or not you believe the whole controlling-the-world thing, the Freemasons contributed to America’s victory over the British. Thanks to Washington’s association with the Masons, he was able to use their version of the Pigpen cipher to send coded messages during the Revolutionary war, although with a far more randomized alphabet.

Today, we’ll go back to basics. Grab your son or daughter and solve this simple cipher and E-mail your solution by Friday night and one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a $50 gift certificate from folks at ThinkGeek.

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