Separate the nails.

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  • Matthew Mielke
    Matthew Mielke 6 months ago +2257

    I gave this puzzle to a bunch of people as a kid. And people either thought it was impossible, or solved it in like 2 seconds.
    The first time I "solved" it. I must've got it right to the end of the solution, just never actually pulled them apart, because I remember sitting on them (sounds weird, because I don't know why I sat on them, or how I didn't notice I was sitting on them), and when I stood up, they were pulled apart. Was straight up like magic. Couldn't explain it at the time, but knowing how it is done, it does make sense.
    Such a fun puzzle. Had this one and a bunch of others in this little kit. And this one was either the most difficult one, or the easiest one. Just depended on the person. I've solved it probably hundreds of times. Just as something I used to fidget with.

    • Puzzle guy
      Puzzle guy  Month ago

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      It is the biggest and thу best puzzle shop. They ship worldwide.

    • Lonesome
      Lonesome Month ago

      @Puzzle guy where do you get these puzzle's from?? I want em too!!!
      P.s' Do Not say Amazon, lol. Cuz AMAZON delivery in my country 🥺

    • Brian Aguilar
      Brian Aguilar 2 months ago


    • Virsa TV
      Virsa TV 4 months ago

      @ArtMelon 😂😂

  • EvanYaData
    EvanYaData 6 months ago +803

    This one’s a classic. Loved solving this as a kid.

    • Tech Adaa
      Tech Adaa 3 months ago

      India m keval yehi milte h🤣

    • EvanYaData
      EvanYaData 4 months ago

      @Harvey Lidder well that’s one way to solve it 😂

    • Marzipan Mercí
      Marzipan Mercí 4 months ago

      My siblings had this puzzle collections & brought it to hangouts and reunions as side game or conversation starter.

    • Miles Harre
      Miles Harre 6 months ago +6

      Im not rly a puzzle kind of guy , however i LOVE panic rooms , i was always good at thoses and my friends always invited me to them , however when i did do puzzles i would give my self 30 min to do it and then leave it and come back to it ... i will always think of a new way that my complete it randomly out of the blue .... is that just me ???

  • Josiah Smith
    Josiah Smith 6 months ago +13

    Almost a perfect loop. Also, love this classic puzzle. Gonna go look for mine now.

  • Butte Saggington
    Butte Saggington 6 months ago +36

    Seeing this puzzle again gave me so many memories. My grandpa got me into this type of thing when I was younger, and this specific puzzle was the one possession of his I wanted when he passed. I never got it.

  • FRiv
    FRiv 4 months ago

    This was probably my first 3D puzzle; my grandfather's. It was also the one with which I learned the technique itself! People tend to teach you how to solve it in motions, which is kind of a "black box", but when I realized what I was doing is matching the empty spaces, it made other puzzles much clearer. It challenges how you interact with your piece and space rather than just a fidget.

  • tree music
    tree music 6 months ago +37

    i have something very similar made of iron and larger and not shaped as nails, but with the same basic shape and solution and i got it from an actual blacksmith in ballarat. it was my first puzzle and it's super fun

  • TheBacc 20
    TheBacc 20 5 months ago +36

    This is actually the easiest puzzle I’ve ever done, took me like 30 seconds to figure it out

    • Nixs Yaya
      Nixs Yaya 4 months ago +1

      @Røget Bacon 2 seconds

    • Røget Bacon
      Røget Bacon 5 months ago +1

      Pfffff... took me 10 seconds... 🤣

  • George Boehmler
    George Boehmler 6 months ago +45

    Classic, my dad who was a math teacher used to pass puzzles like this after when they finished a test, or like a day before break, give em something to do and think critically

  • Ministry of Magic: Department of Mysteries

    This is a super easy puzzle. I've had it for many years and I love it because of how simple it is but how complicated it seems to be.

  • A_dead
    A_dead 4 months ago

    I remember getting this puzzle when I was like 13 and it took like 20 minutes to figure out. still one of my favorite puzzles

  • Luxion Rogue
    Luxion Rogue 6 months ago

    I remember this puzzle! An easier way to explain it is, cross them in to opposite rotation that it gets stuck by, and twist.

  • Kohaku
    Kohaku 4 months ago +18

    One thing that I really love about him is that he doesn't make unessesary part 2's like other tiktoks just to get views. Thank you, puzzle guy for making these wonderful contents.

    • Kohaku
      Kohaku 3 months ago

      @gaygelding Yeah, I'll admit that. After rereading my comment, I realized that the word "content" should be plural. I didn't edit other things but solely just the word "content". Thanks btw. Oh yeah, please reply to the reply
      that I have made too

    • gaygelding
      gaygelding 3 months ago

      @Kohaku LMAOOO, you edited the word "content" too... Wten i wrote the comment, it said "these wonderful content"

    • Kohaku
      Kohaku 3 months ago

      @gaygelding You're like saying to write "this wonderful flowers" instead of "These wonderful flowers". It just doesn't sound right.

    • Kohaku
      Kohaku 3 months ago

      @gaygelding Uhm.. I meant "these wonderful contents" as in videos; meaning, his whole channel. "These" is the plural form of "this" so technically, I was correct? I'm not saying that you're wrong; if you were talking about a single video, you are right. Please note that I was talking about most of his videos, not just this. It's supposed to be plural, not singular. Saying "This wonderful content" doesn't sound right either. If you still think I was wrong, you are free to write me how the entire text is supposed to be written.

  • Maeru
    Maeru 6 months ago +30

    I remember having this as a kid, I loved it!

  • Sayani Pramanik
    Sayani Pramanik 6 months ago +1

    This man is giving some serious brain exercising contents!👍

  • mike mustang
    mike mustang 6 months ago

    Wow 😯 this is actually the very first puzzle I ever had that was a good 25 years ago and it took me months to figure it out and once I got it apart it took me forever to get it back together lol I’ll never forget how this puzzle works

  • Brandon 2.0
    Brandon 2.0 6 months ago

    This was the first puzzle I ever tried. I got this on a family trip and it entertained the family 😂

  • MaverickMissile
    MaverickMissile 2 months ago +1

    OH I LOVE THIS ONE! I have a whole set of different versions of this. Amazing 😍

  • LotRFam
    LotRFam 6 months ago +2

    This is such a simple puzzle. I now want to try making it.

  • Funny Ferret
    Funny Ferret 6 months ago +40

    At my old job, we all were dressed as cowboys and we were able to play cards and do little puzzles like this in between customers. I taught everyone how to untangle these!

  • July Alegres
    July Alegres 6 months ago +11

    I have this puzzle and i usually gave it to my friends every year to see if they could solve it and they either solved it by shaking it like mad or they gave up, it was so funny😂

  • Rogelio Vallejo
    Rogelio Vallejo 6 months ago

    I tried these before. Was simple to solve than most others.

  • Aureolin
    Aureolin 6 months ago

    This is one of my favorites still fun even after solving a ton of times.

  • Em O
    Em O 6 months ago +2

    This is a classic! My dad had a handmade one from his grandfather

  • Little Shepherd Farm
    Little Shepherd Farm 6 months ago

    My grand father had dozens of those metal puzzles. He loved them dang things.😄

    UNCLE • LELAX 4 months ago +8

    Fact, you can separate those nails by just throwing them in the air several times. Be ready to catch it if they're not separate yet. Repeat the process and they'll separate

  • Fennix_VA
    Fennix_VA 6 months ago +1

    I had this puzzle. Everyone tried to force it and one guy broke it. It was a bigger version and had large balls on the end too.

  • Jeff C
    Jeff C 4 months ago

    I used to have this when I was a kid! Thanks for the memory jog😊

  • Dom AZ
    Dom AZ 6 months ago +61

    I knew the solution. I have a lot of metal wire. Nicely done👍

  • booyah2u 2
    booyah2u 2 6 months ago

    You make it look so simple yet my mind is still baffled.

  • T G
    T G 6 months ago

    I had this as a kid!! You just unlocked a childhood memory lol

  • Friendly Travel Agent
    Friendly Travel Agent 6 months ago

    Had this as a kid (like a lot of others here). Was so satisfying

  • Ravishankar Chandrasekar

    This is the easiest puzzle on this channel that I have seen so far! Thanks!

  • Viviana Duke
    Viviana Duke 4 months ago

    Love this puzzle got one as a kid I still have it!

  • Alisaa_.
    Alisaa_. 6 months ago +5

    Solution is pretty easy. I knew it at the second look. It's awesome

  • misophobia
    misophobia 5 months ago +5

    I actually solved this puzzle first try when I got it as a kid, I guess I’m a genius

  • Hope Rock
    Hope Rock 5 months ago

    I have this one, the first time I solved was by accident cause I was angry at it so I held onto only one and started shaking it, after that my uncle was impressed so gave me the actual solution.

  • vain 788
    vain 788 6 months ago +1

    Great puzzle, Hope you make more of the nails.

    LIGHT BEAR 6 months ago +1

    My 1st Puzzle,, it was made in front of me…. Loved it !!!

  • Sulaiman Web Dev
    Sulaiman Web Dev 6 months ago

    I had this puzzle 10 years ago. My mom taught me how to solve this puzzle, but that was different a way.

  • nlolhere
    nlolhere 5 months ago

    This is the first puzzle I’ve seen on your channel that I solved before you explained it to me

  • Akmal .Z
    Akmal .Z 4 months ago

    Damn, didn't expect to see this puzzle here..I have it about 10 or 13 years ago. But mine is thicker and shaped like 'g'. I tried to find it back but didn't remember where I put it. Last time I played with it was in 2020. Still remember when the first time I got the puzzle when I was a kid. It took me a whole day to figure how to untangle it 😂😆.

  • Rochel
    Rochel 6 months ago

    I would've solved this one is 3 seconds. I use to be into these kinda things as kids. So now I watch these videos like "I remember those"😂

  • Nancy Meyers
    Nancy Meyers 2 months ago

    I worked this puzzle at least forty years ago. It's nice to see it again.

  • Crispy
    Crispy 6 months ago

    I have a similar one, try shaking it in your hands loosely and then tossing it in the air gently above your head. I've had it solve itself many times this way. I've never thought to video myself doing it.

  • Bamboo
    Bamboo 3 months ago

    I have one of these and I mastered it before seeing it
    Also mine is called "gemini twins" which I like more than "tangled nails"

  • reaganelizabeth15
    reaganelizabeth15 6 months ago

    Omg I used to have this puzzle!! I loved it so much hahaha

  • Jimin stepped on yeontan and Tae kept screaming

    the shine of the nail is so lovely !

  • MisterE
    MisterE 4 months ago

    It’s not a mistake ✨it’s a masterpiece ✨

  • Bryan Gallows
    Bryan Gallows 5 months ago

    I remember one of my counselors had this kind of puzzle. I brute forced the pieces from each other

  • Zaimah Sutiyo
    Zaimah Sutiyo 5 months ago

    This is one of my favorite YT channel. I loved it! 😍👍
    I never knew such as many puzzles before....

  • O K
    O K 6 months ago

    That's a beautifully designed puzzle

  • •The Axolotl Queen•

    It's not a mistake ✨ ITS A MASTERPIECE ✨

  • Bo Hermans
    Bo Hermans 6 months ago

    Solution: The nails need to “pass” each other where they cross themselves.

  • mynameisnotbetty
    mynameisnotbetty 3 months ago

    I feel kind of cool that I already knew how to solve this. 😊😊

  • GaymerKitty
    GaymerKitty 4 months ago

    Finally a puzzle I know how to solve because I've actually done myself it before, lol.

  • Saadat Ali Mithani
    Saadat Ali Mithani 2 months ago

    Loved solving this one when I was a kid

  • Fairy Tale
    Fairy Tale 4 months ago

    I loved playing with this puzzle when I was younger

  • Shahariar Haque Rishad
    Shahariar Haque Rishad 6 months ago

    I remember, I had this back when I was a child. I used to know the trick.

  • Certified bruh moment
    Certified bruh moment 6 months ago

    I remember when I got a big full of meta puzzles like this one it was fun for a year

  • Cardinal Ham'N'Eggs
    Cardinal Ham'N'Eggs 6 months ago +4

    We got this from Cracker Barrel once. My dad showed me the solution and I never forgot. The solution was what the video said is _not_ the solution, BTW; the nail heads didn’t get in the way. I guess it just depends on the nails used and the closeness of the twist.

  • no one
    no one 3 months ago

    I did so many of these puzzles that I can basically just find the solution just by seeing them (most of the time)

  • Vishwa Baai
    Vishwa Baai 6 months ago +15

    The person who solved it : legend
    The person who made it : ultra legend

  • Miles Harre
    Miles Harre 6 months ago +9

    My friend had this puzzle and he gave it to me , i was fiddling with it and twisted it and by pure mistake i compleated this and just said "oh" and gave it to him , he looked at me and said "WHAT?" as i took him like 20min to do it

  • Mayo Chicken Sandwich
    Mayo Chicken Sandwich 4 months ago

    How did it cost you vs How much it took to make it is off the charts!

  • tinker sans
    tinker sans 3 months ago

    i have this puzzle- i was so confused on how i solved it- multpile times too- but now i know- so thank chu! :D

  • AZTheGreat
    AZTheGreat 4 months ago

    The solution was the first thing I got in mind after seeing the puzzle coz it's commonly done in my country (in necklaces)

  • sme xy
    sme xy 6 months ago

    at first glance i felt i can swing it around and they will never get lost
    now after seeing the solutions they feels so fragile and now i am afraid i will just loose 1 of its piece
    even though i dont even own a pair xD

  • NCR Ranger
    NCR Ranger 3 months ago +1

    I have something similar, took me a bit but I solved it, fun.

  • Fihlippe Luhis
    Fihlippe Luhis 3 months ago +1

    Omg, I had these as a child and used to bend the metal to solve it 😭

  • Gacha_SuperT
    Gacha_SuperT 6 months ago +11

    I guess they will keep nailing me into a wall :(
    I love the fact you can use it when your bored and you can use to protect you.
    If that is sharp enough

    • Eastside_smiley
      Eastside_smiley 6 months ago +1

      It might just scratch the skin to like make it have a white hole then it’s gonna bleed but idk

  • Isaac Dionne
    Isaac Dionne 6 months ago +315

    I remember shaking these puzzles violently until it came apart.

    • Myla
      Myla Month ago

      me that never came up with idea to shake it: 🗿

    • TALK
      TALK 2 months ago


    • n0_mxtivat!onn-
      n0_mxtivat!onn- 3 months ago

      @noard lmao

    • random_bs_goo
      random_bs_goo 4 months ago +5

      @noard how about me? 😢

    • noard
      noard 6 months ago +6

      @rec royal bucket Not you

  • UNKW Aspect
    UNKW Aspect 6 months ago +1

    my dad hade the exact same one when i was a kid and i used to do it like it was nothing bro this bring me back memory damn good ol days

  • Jacob De Guzman
    Jacob De Guzman 2 months ago

    I honestly thought i was one of the only people that got this puzzle when I was younger but i’m surprised its actually pretty common

  • RenRoll
    RenRoll 4 months ago

    I was mind blown when she showed me how to unconnec them 👏

  • KaiAhmad Shabir
    KaiAhmad Shabir 4 months ago

    It took me depressing 3 days as a kid to solve and afterward used it as a way to fidget with daily.. seeing it wants me to fidget with it again....what fond memories.

  • Fantrx
    Fantrx 4 months ago

    I had this puzzel, but it didn't have the nail head. It was just curved at the ends enough so you couldn't pull them apart the first way

  • Luca Goltz
    Luca Goltz 6 months ago

    Haha I had one of these as a kid and forced them through the small gap between the loop and the straight part until one of them was bending. After that I called it a day.

  • Foxx
    Foxx 6 months ago

    i have this and it’s so fun but it’s pretty difficult at first

  • EllzzReniss
    EllzzReniss 6 months ago +1

    ✨OMG I’m sooooo surprised✨
    I finish that in 2 minutes

  • snivygirl
    snivygirl 2 months ago

    These kinds of puzzles are my fave to just mess around with. People at my work are amazing that i can solve it and when they do it they can't 😂

  • Bullseyearchery
    Bullseyearchery 6 months ago

    I had a set of these puzzles. This was the easiest of them.

  • Avantika Smith
    Avantika Smith 6 months ago

    Those kinds of puzzle are actually very easy to solve

  • Jayendra Sankhwar
    Jayendra Sankhwar 6 months ago +2

    As you said, looks very easy but it isn't

  • tigger t
    tigger t 5 months ago

    This is the only puzzle I own and I keep solving it but not knowing how. And sometimes I forget how to put it back together.

  • Ace Pierceson
    Ace Pierceson 5 months ago

    Lemme guess, spin both at the same time in opposite directions around each other? Edit: I was wrong, there were more rotations and only by one nail.

  • Linden Webster-Krist
    Linden Webster-Krist 3 months ago

    It’s like a more straight forward version of the Socrates logic puzzle

  • Eubert Gabunas
    Eubert Gabunas 6 months ago

    I knew the answer in five seconds, tangled nails is pretty common so I am familiar with these problems. Just need logical thinking, very very easy.🤣🤣🤣✌🏻

  • ItsHesus
    ItsHesus 4 months ago

    i had one of these but without the nail heads, so it had multiple solutions, had lots of fun showing it off on the playground when i was young

  • Tetchan_2
    Tetchan_2 2 days ago

    This is my first puzzle and i am fascinated that i started collecting more,,

  • GamerParker123
    GamerParker123 6 months ago +20

    My solution for these types of puzzles is just “shake it in your hands until it comes apart.”

  • Mya Baldonado
    Mya Baldonado 6 months ago

    This puzzle took me less than a minute to ACCIDENTALLY solve. Then when I put it back together it took me another 5 minutes to figure out what the hell I did to solve it ONLY for me to look up at my mom and I solved WITHOUT LOOKING so I put it back together AGAIN and took me another 10 minutes to solve the damn thing.

  • The Gaming Mode
    The Gaming Mode 6 months ago +22

    I used to have this in my school days. And everyone was like "how are u doing this"??😂

  • Brayden Duckworth
    Brayden Duckworth 4 months ago

    It took me less than 5 minutes to complete this on my own

  • Drawingfandom
    Drawingfandom 5 months ago

    I guessed the solution the second I saw it I was like “wait what if you u just slide the nail through the slit opening my in the hoop.”

  • Eric Heath
    Eric Heath 6 months ago

    I used to have that puzzle when I was like 13, I figured it out quickly and then realized I'm not that good at puzzles

  • Cat chilling for the bus

    I got it as soon as I heard the objective it is VERY easy

  • Md Monirhossain
    Md Monirhossain 3 months ago

    Everyone: wow classic puzzle
    Me: so polished nails🔨✨

  • Midnight Toast
    Midnight Toast 2 months ago

    Ah i had that. Couldn't solve it as a kid after tons of time, forgot about it, came back a few years later and instantly solved
    Now it's rusted beyond use, threw it out a few years ago

  • Copper Sponge
    Copper Sponge 6 months ago

    This was actually the first puzzle I ever got

  • canonical bread god
    canonical bread god 6 months ago +1

    I remember messing with this thing as a kid and finally pulling it apart and them never touching it again

    • Mo
      Mo 6 months ago

      Which is why I just saw this video, fished the two pieces out of the bottom of my drawer and was excited that I was going to be able to put them back together now