Trick Donkeys puzzle
The Trick Donkeys puzzle is one of Sam Loyd's most famous and perplexing problems. The Trick Donkeys is a reworking of a similar puzzle involving dogs that was published in 1857. The object of the Trick Donkeys puzzle is to cut the drawing along the two lines and rearrange the resulting three pieces so that the riders appear to be riding the donkeys.
Loyd sold his puzzle to P. T. Barnum, who marketed it as "P. T. Barnum's Trick Mules." Millions of copies were sold and Loyd earned a small fortune from the venture in a matter of few weeks."
Some hints posted on-line:
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