Take on the biggest puzzles in the world

NH Chronicle: take on the biggest puzzles in the world

50,000 pieces are nothing to this NH puzzle master



HE’S FINISHED HAD, AND NOW HE’S TACKLING THE LAST PUZZLE. >> 40,320. >> JACK BRAIT MOVES THE LAST PIECE IN THIS GIGANTIC JIGSAW PUZZLE. 40,320 MEMORABLE DISNEY MOMENTS. >> I’M JUST DOING IT FOR FUN. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HELPS ME RELAX. >> AND THIS PUZZLE IS NOT EVEN JACK’S BIGGEST. >> 54,000 PIECES. 34 DAYS. 191 HOURS. WOOOOOO. >> 54,000 PIECES, THE LARGEST PUZZLE IN THE WORLD. >> IT MAKES ME HAPPY AND PROUD. >> THE PUZZLE REPRESENTS A COLLECTION OF THE MOST FAMOUS PAINTINGS IN THE WORLD SUCH AS THE “AMERICAN GOTHIC” AND THE “MONA LISA”. IT IS SIX AND A HALF FEET HIGH AND 28 FEET LONG. YOU HEARD JACK SAY IT DONE IN 191 HOURS, ABOUT A THIRD OF THE TIME IT TAKES THE AVERAGE PUZZLER. >> IT’S JUST THE WAY MY BRAIN WORKS. >> JACK LIVES WITH AUTISM. ONE OF HIS MANY TALENTS, HIS QUICK ABILITY TO SOLVE THE MOST VEXABLE PUZZLES. HE ATTACKED HIS FIRST AT THE AGE OF 3 YEARS. >> THE VERY FIRST PUZZLE I EVER MADE IN MY LIFE WAS AN ALPHABET BLOCK PUZZLE. >> AS JACK GROWS, THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE SHRINK. SOME SO SMALL AND HARD, IT USES TWEEZERS. >> HE IS REALLY PASSIONATE. HE LOVES TO SPEND HIS TIME DOING IT. >> JACK’S PARENTS, MICHELE AND BOB BRAIT, SAYING PUZZLE WITH THE SKI GIVE JACK THE STRUCTURE AND ROUTINE HE DREAMED. A BREAK WITH SOCIAL DEMANDS. >> FEELS HAPPY AND FREE WHEN GOING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN TRAILS. >> HE DISCOVERED THE SLOPES AT LOON MOUNTAIN AS A PRESCHOOL, ENCOURAGED BY HIS SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER KIM BOURESSA. >> LOON HAS THIS GREAT NEW ENGLAND DISABLED SPORTS PROGRAM AND I SAID I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM BECAUSE JACK HAD A LOT OF ENERGY BUT HE WAS VERY ATHLEC.TI >> SHORTLY AFTER THE INSTRUCTORS OF SKI CANNOT STORE. U NO ONE EXCEPT HEAD COACH JACK DALY. >> THERE WERE CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY, BUT WE OVERCOME TSEHO’S CHALLENGES BY WORKING TOGETHER. WHAT I ASKED HIM TO DO. >> BIG JACK BECAME A MENTOR, AND BETTER B.UD THE TWO INSEPARABLES EVENOW N AND LITTLE JACK, WHO IS 25 BY THE WAY, ON CQUERED DOUBLE BLACK DIAMONDS. >> EVERYTHING HE DID AND MASTERED, HE SEARCHED MORE AND MORE. >> THAT’S WHY HE HAS SET A GOAL TO COMPLETE THE WORLD’S 11 BIGGEST PUZZLES IN RECORD TIME. HAS ALREADY DONE 10. NOW WORKING ON THE LAST. >> THE QUESTION YOU ARE ABOUT TO ASK IS DID SOMEBODY DONE IT ALL? WE A FEW PEOPLE HAVE ONLY MADE ONE COUPLE OR A FEW OF THEM SOME OF THE 11. I WILL BE THE FIRST AND ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD TO DO IT. I WILL MAKE WORLD HISTY.OR >> LARGEST PUZZLES IN WORLD RANGIN SE IZE FROM 24,000 PIECES TO 54,000. JACK WORKING ON HIS PUZZLE FILNA. A 42,000 PIECE CALLED “ARNDOU LE MONDE”. >> I HAVE MY STRATEGIES MAKING A GIANT PUZZLE. >> PUZZLES COME IN BOXES AND SUITCA SIZE, ES EACH SECTION IS FILLED IN BAGS OF UP TO 6000 PIECES. >> I SORT ETH COINS INTO DIFFERENT PILES. EDGE PARTS ARE EASIER FOR ME. MY AUTISM MASKE GETTING GOOD AT PUZZLES. >> HE C LANOOKS TO A PIECE WHEN HE PICKS IT UP HERE AND HE HAS A SENSE OF WHERE HE’S GOING. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO INSTALL EVERY PIECE TO SEE IF IT WORKS OR NOT. HE HAS REALLY GOOD VISUAL ACUITY. >> HE MAKES THE PUZZLES BY ITSELF, EVEN WHEN THE STEPS ARE DIFFICULT, LEIK SOLVING THE IMPOSSIBLE, AND EVERYTHING I PUZZLE WITHOUT DESIGN. I GET FRUSTRATED SOMETIMES BUT I NEVER GET UP – GIVE UP. >> HE WANTS NO HELP. >> WOULD GRANDMOM UNDERTAKE, NO, YOU CANNOT DO THAT. IT TAKES IT OUT AND GOES THEES MUST BE MADE 100 PERCENT BY MYSELF. >> HE SOLVED HIS FIRST PUZZLE TEST WHEN HE WAS 15. THE 32,000 PIECE RETROSPECTIVE CONTINUE TO HEAR DOLEUB WHO IS NOW AT HIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN MARSHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS. >> MY FAVORITE PUZZLE I HAVE MADE SO FAR IS PIECE 52,011 WHICH IS A ZOO ANAT COLLAGE IS A ZOO IMALS COLLAGE, WHICH IS AT THE FRANKLIN PARK ZOO IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. >> TWO PUZZLES HANG A LOON, MICKEY MOUSE, A 40,000 PIE TCEO SEE JACK COMPLETED IN 2020 AND THIS PIECE ORT HAS, LIFE, THE GREATEST CHALLENGE. IT LOOKS LIKE A POSTER FOR YOU TO APPROACH AND SEE THE OUTLINE OF THE INDIVIDUAL PIECES. >> IT’S INCREDIBLE, IT’S BEAUTIFUL, HUGE. >> MOVING AND ASSEMBLING THESE MASTERPIECES REQUIRES AN ENTIRE TEAM. JACK’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE VOLUNTEERS. ONLY GETTING THE GARGANT PIECE OUT OF HIS HOUSING’S DOOR IS HARD. THEN TO A FLAEDTB TRUCK. EACH PUZZLE IS IN A CUSTOM BUILT WOODEN FRAME. GLUE APPLIED ALL OVER. >> EVERYONE LET’S MAKE SURE IT’S FLAT. >> T PUZZLE READY FOR HIS BIRCH, ANOTHER TREASURE TO HIGHLIGHT JACK’S AMAZING ACHIEVEMENTS. >> I CAN’T SAY WHAT ARE PROWED TO. WHEN HE STARTED AS A CHILD, HE DIDN’T LIKE TO BE AROUND PEOPLE AND HE STRUGGLED IN MOST SOCIAL SITUATIONS, AND NOW HE’S FLEXIBLE, HE’S ARTICULATED. HE LIKES TO ENGAGE WITH PEOPLE AROUND HIS PUZZLES. >> I KNEW HE WAS SPECIAL FOR HIS WHOLE LIFE, BUT I NEVER THOUGHT TO THE EXTENT WHERE THEN SOMEONE IN THE WORLD, AS JACK SAYS, WHO WILL EVER COMPLETE 11 OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST PUZZLES. >> WITH SUCCESS COMES RECOGNITION, JACK HAS BEEN INTRODUCED INTO THE PUZZLE HALL OF FAME. A GIANT JIGSAW AT 11 MIGHT BE IT. >> I WILL RETIRE FROM PUZZLING AFTER I COMPLETE EMTH ALL BECAUSE IT’S A GREAT BUSINESS TO COMPLETE ALL THE GREAT PUZZLES IN THE WORLD. >> IT IS AND JACK HAS FULFILLED HIS FAVORITE ADAGE. >> IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT. THIS IS THE LAST PIECE OF THE 3000 PUZZLE — 32.6 PCE00. ♪

NH Chronicle: take on the biggest puzzles in the world

50,000 pieces are nothing to this NH puzzle master

Tonight, Karen Meyers sits down with a guy who, between two ski slopes at Loon Mountain, set out to solve the world’s 11 greatest puzzles. Plus, innovator, speaker and performer Deo Mwano brings us “The BluePrint Project”, a company that addresses the issues facing our society during the COVID-919 pandemic, and through visual storytelling, dance and music, it brings hope and encouragement to its audience. On Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire: Washington Sentry, NelsonFor more on tonight’s stories:Instagram: JackofPuzzlesDeo Mwano Consultancyhttps://deomwano.com/https://deomwano.com/blueprintHosting this week from: Bear Notch Ski TouringBartlett, NH

Tonight, Karen Meyers sits down with a guy who, between two ski slopes at Loon Mountain, set out to solve the 11 biggest puzzles in the world.

Additionally, innovator, speaker, and performer Deo Mwano introduces us to “The BluePrint Project,” a venture tackling issues facing our society during the COVID-919 pandemic, and through visual storytelling, dance and music, he brings hope and encouragement to his audiences.

On New Hampshire by Fritz Wetherbee: Washington Sentry, Nelson


For more information on tonight’s stories:


Instagram: JackofPuzzles

Council Deo Mwano

https://deomwano.com/

https://deomwano.com/blueprint

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Bear Notch Ski touring

Bartlett, NH