The Malta Independent 23 September 2019, Monday

Introducing The World’s Hardest Sudoku

Malta Independent Sunday, 29 July 2012, 00:00 Last update: about 6 years ago

In this year of physical fitness and prowess, is your brain up to the challenge?

Finland-based mathematician, Arto Inkala, has created a Sudoku to rival his World’s Hardest Al Escargot puzzle of 2010. With the average newspaper Sudoku rated at five stars of difficulty, this monster puzzle tips the scale at an 11-star difficulty rating.

Hosted on the Efamol website www.efamol.com, Arto’s Sudoku challenge, along with the illusive answers are ready and waiting for those brain fit individuals looking to stretch their brainpower with the ultimate in mental challenges.

Made up of 100 billion nerve cells, our brains are the hub of our nervous system and an amazing feat of evolution. But with expert medical opinion claiming that brain deterioration can set-in as early as 18 years of age, it is vital to keep the brain active, and ensure we are stocked up on essential nutrients, in order to stave off degenerative brain diseases.

Recent studies have shown that engaging the mind in puzzles could have a dramatic effect on reducing the build-up of harmful proteins in the brain, which can lead to memory loss and confusion, typical of Alzheimer’s.

Scientists have attributed modern man’s superior brain development to the high Omega-3 fatty acid diets of our ancestors. Comprised of approximately 60% fat, our brains need a good supply of essential fatty acids (EFAs), in particular Omega-3 and Omega-6, to maintain learning ability, concentration and co-ordination.

For over 25 years, the Efamol brand has led the international field in the scientific research and development of essential fatty acid health supplements, providing nutritional support for everything from pregnancy health with Efalex Mother & Baby to memory and middle-aged cognitive function with Efalex Active Memory. Efamol believe that good nutrition and regular brain-training activities, or periods of concentration, memory and focus can all help to keep the mind young and active – helping to maintain overall mental ability into our later years.

Put your brain to the ultimate test by giving the World’s Hardest Sudoku a go!

(Solution will be

published next week)

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