Picture Puzzles

There was a sudden rash of visual viral marketing puzzles a few years ago. We've tracked down fairly large copies of the images and picked a few of the most entertaining puzzles. The advertising is also unobtrusive in the examples we've linked to.

Those who saw them at the time may well have forgotten the answers, but find they get back into the idea very quickly. Those who haven't tried them at all may find it takes a few minutes for titles to start popping into their heads.

Movies 1

Movies 2

Cities

75 Bands

Famous People

We haven't included links to the answers, because there's a temptation to give up before getting started if they're a single click away. Most of the answers are readily available via a Google search. We'll post our efforts next week.

One puzzle with answers just a click away is shown below. It's a copy of the 100 Famous People Through History puzzle with links that lead straight to the Wikipedia record for each of the personalities.

Famous People - Clickable

Anyone who's tried earlier picture puzzles like the 72 Bands picture search is going to want to take a look at ZippyCart's new 70 Websites puzzle. (There's entry to a prize draw for a bunch of e-commerce services for anyone naming 50 of the 70 sites concealed in the picture).

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Just download the high resolution image HERE and start searching. Like earlier picture puzzles it takes a few minutes for the images to start to make sense.

Solutions

Time to hand over most of the solutions and back away from the picture puzzles. We didn't manage to find all of the answers for any of the puzzles entirely by ourselves. That said it wasn't for want of trying.

There may be a few variants around, but here are the answers for both Movie puzzles, the 72 Bands puzzle and the 100+ Famous People puzzle. The 45 Cities puzzle didn't make the cut, because the largest copy of the image currently available isn't clear enough to work out what's going on without bringing on eyestrain.

It's been a laugh to have a go at the puzzles, but we'd recommend trying one at a time. It starts to get a bit baffling when you're working on three or four of them at the same time.

100 Movies 1

1. Thirteen
2. Bend it Like Beckham
3. Scorpion King
4. Swordfish
5. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
6. Dark Room
7. 12 Monkeys
8. The Crow
9. Stealth
10. Crash
11. Beetle Juice
12. XXX - Triple X
13. Man on the Moon
14. Broken Arrow
15. Easy Rider
16. Toy Story
17. Pink Panther
18. Four Weddings and a Funeral
19. Hand That Rocks the Cradle
20. Titanic
21. Clockwork Orange
22. Taxi
23. The Ring
24. Chocolate
25. Mona Lisa Smile
26. Bad Santa
27. Le Ballon Rouge
28. Saw 2
29. Chicken Run
30. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
31. The Rock
32. Twister
33. Napoleon Dynamite
34. 21 grams
35. Dances with Wolves
36. Casino
37. Birds
38. Anchorman
39. Domino
40. Phone Booth
41. The Fly
42. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
43. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
44. Boomerang
45. Jackass
46. Dobermann
47. Se7en
48. Shark Tale
49. Green Card
50. Thin Red Line
51. Barb Wire
52. Jarhead
53. Goldeneye
54. American Graffiti
55. Layer Cake
56. Raging Bull
57. Matador
58. Red Dragon
59. Elephant Boy
60. Airplane!
61. Tears of the Sun
62. Big Fish
63. Barefoot (Big Foot)
64. Red Eye
65. The Mask of Zorro
66. Green Eggs and Hamlet
67. Dark Star
68. Cocktail
69. Toy soldiers
70. Ghost
71. The Hills Have Eyes
72. City Lights
73. Dune
74. Timecop
75. Volcano
76. Bird on a Wire
77. Brokeback Mountain
78. Twin Peaks
79. Pacifier
80. The Tuxedo
81. Dragonfly
82. Bullet
83. Anaconda
84. The Hole
85. Revolver
86. The Eagle Has Landed
87. Castle In The Sky
88. One Hour Photo
89. Zulu
90. The Money Pit
91. Sunset Boulevard
92. Mannequin
93. Beethoven
94. Air Force One
95. The Dish
96. Pete's Dragon
97. Hook
98. The Woman in the Window
99. Blazing Saddles
100. Flipper

100 Movies 2

1. Three Kings
2. A Good Year
3. The Green Mile
4. Interview with a Vampire
5. Pan's Labyrinth
6. The Rock
7. Bowling for Columbine
8. Million Dollar Baby
9. Cobra
10. Elizabeth
11. Hitcher
12. The Postman
13. The Aviator
14. Fish Called Wanda
15. The Piano
16. 3000 Miles to Graceland
17. Happy Feet
18. Guess Who
19. Cat in the Hat
20. Whale Rider
21. Thank You for Smoking
22. Mickey Blue Eyes
23. Superfly
24. Philadelphia
25. Daredevil
26. Robots
27. Eraser
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
29. Bulletproof Monk
30. Battleship Potemkin
31. White Chicks
32. Devil Wears Prada
33. Buffalo 66
34. Fat Albert
35. Yellow Submarine
36. Without a Paddle
37. Streetcar Named Desire
38. The Mexican
39. The Squid and the Whale
40. Royal Wedding
41. The Gift
42. Sunset Boulevard
43. Cheaper by the Dozen
44. Red Planet
45. Deer Hunter
46. Duck Soup
47. Russian Dolls
48. Shadow of a Doubt
49. Runaway Bride
50. Scream
51. Leprechaun
52. Clockwork Orange
53. Shaolin Soccer
54. The Tuxedo
55. The Illusionist
56. The Red Violin
57. 8 Mile
58. The Running Man
59. Sideways
60. Ray
61. The Red Shoes
62. Scoop
63. Bananas
64. Grease
65. The Saint
66. The Eye
67. Cigarettes and Coffee
68. Cars
69. 8 1/2
70. Hard Candy
71. Wimbledon
72. Green Street
73. Hairspray
74. The Guardian
75. The Hustler
76. The Van
77. Troll
78. The Doors
79. Honey
80. Go
81. The Jackal
82. Batman
83. Meatballs
84. Rope
85. Iron Eagle
86. The Maltese Falcon
87. American Beauty
88. 2046
89. Brick
90. The Game
91. Gladiator
92. Kinky Boots
93. Pi
94. Rocky

72 Bands

01. The Rolling Stones
02. The Police
03. Scorpions
04. Cake
05. Pet Shop Boys
06. Led Zeppelin
07. Whitesnake
08. Guns N’ Roses
09. Queen
10. Prince
11. U2
12. Gorillaz
13. Korn
14. Red Hot Chilli Peppers
15. Smashing Pumpkins
16. MatchBox Twenty
17. 50 Cent
18. White Stripes
19. Eagles
20. Blur
21. Alice In Chains
22. Spoon
23. Radiohead
24. White Zombie
25. Scissor Sisters
26. Black Flag
27. Deep Purple
28. Sex Pistols
29. Blind Melon
30. Garbage
31. Green Day
32. The Beach Boys
33. Kiss
34. Yellowman
35. Twisted Sister
36. Madonna
37. Cowboy Junkies
38. Iron Maiden
39. The Cars
40. Hole
41. The Lemonheads
42. Dinosaur Jr
43. Bee Gees
44. Seal
45. Black Crowes
46. The Doors
47. Nine Inch Nails
48. Ratt
49. Cornershop
50. The Postal Service
51. Skinny Puppy
52. Cypress Hill
53. The Pixies
54. Blondie
55. Jewel
56. Eminem
57. Crowded House
58. Dead Kennedys
59. Eels
60. Cranberries
61. Talking Heads
62. Pavement
63. Pink
64. The Cult
65. The Killers
66. Go-Gos
67. The Roots
68. Phish
69. B-52s
70. Great White
71. Jane’s Addiction
72. The Carpenters

100 Famous People

1 Bill Gates
2 Socrates
3 Cui Jian
4 Vladimir Lenin
5 Shimazu Yoshihiro
6 Bill Clinton
7 Peter the Great
8 Margaret Thatcher
9 Bruce Lee
10 Winston Churchill
11 Homer
12 Genghis Khan
13 Napoleone Bonaparte
14 Che Guevara
15 Fidel Castro
16 Marlon Brando
17 Yasser Arafat
18 Julius Caesar
19 Thomas Edison
20 Luciano Pavarotti
21 George W. Bush
22 Prince Charles
23 Liu Xiang
24 Kofi Annan
25 Nelson Mandela
26 Theodore Roosevelt
27 Mikhail Gorbachev
28 Dante Alighieri
29 Mark Twain
30 Pele
31 Kublai Khan
32 Ramses III
33 Charles de Gaulle
34 Ulysses S. Grant
35 Alfred Hitchcock
36 Nicolaus Copernicus
37 Elvis Presley
38 Robert Oppenheimer
39 William Shakespeare
40 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
41 Stephen Spielberg
42 S. Thompson]
43 Charles Darwin
44 Isaac newton
45 Mark Twain
46 Confucius
47 Marilin Monroe
48 Salvador Dali
49 Empress Dowager Cixi
50 Ariel Sharon
51 Aristotle
52 Louis Pasteur
53 Mother Teresa
54 Galileo
55 Rabindranath Tagore
56 Moses
57 Queen Elizabeth I
58 Johann Sebastian Bach
59 Audrey Hepburn
60 Ludwig Van Beethoven
61 Adolf Hitler
62 Benito Mussolini
63 Saddam Hussein
64 Guglielmo II di Prussia
65 Columbus
66 Deng Xiaoping
67 John Lennon
68 Moses
69 Joseph Stalin
70 Leonardo Da Vinci
71 Karl Marx
72 Vyacheslav Molotov
73 Abraham Lincoln
74 Mao Tse-tung
75 Charlie Chaplin
76 Henry Ford
77 Osama Bin Laden
78 Otto Von Bismarck
79 Sigmund Freud
80 Spartacus
81 Chiang Kai Shek
82 Queen Elizabeth II
83 Leo Tolstoy
84 Li Bai
85 Robert Edwards
86 Dalai Lama
87 Alexander Graham Bell
88 Michael Jordan
89 Hideki Tojo
90 Michael Angelo
91 William Wallace
92 Mike Tyson
93 Vladimir Putin
94 Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Caroll)
95 Shirley Temple
96 Albert Einstein
97 Noah
98 Steven Spielberg
99 Mahatma Gandhi
100 Vincent Van Gogh
101 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
102 Pablo Picasso