Fast forward to 2019. The world is at its technological peak, but sexual flirtation on phones has not really progressed for the last 19 years. Until now.
Eighteen year old Monica Escalante just created a new way to send naughty pictures by combining modern technology with a 150-year-old pastime. What is this century and a half old hobby?
Sliding puzzles were first invented in the 1870s by Noyes Chapman of upstate New York. The game is more commonly known as the 15 puzzle.
The originals were made with:
“a 4-by-4 grid, with 15 numbered squares and one space left empty.”
The point of the activity is to put the numbers in order by sliding the pieces around.
The 15 numbers have since been replaced with various other things, like pictures.
Of course, with it being 2019, there is an app for this puzzle called WIT Puzzles.
Recently, the young woman thought of a more creative way to use the puzzle app.
“My friends and I would just send random pics and see who would solve them the fastest and then an idea hit me and I was like wait, he wants a booty pic I’m gonna make him work for it. So I just decided to send my booty pic as a puzzle.”
The puzzle solving turned out to be as rewarding as she thought.
“I am pretty sure he liked it, he solved it super fast, in less than 5 minutes with 34 moves.”
Escalante posted her idea on Twitter, garnering more than 55,000 likes and 11,000 shares at the time of this article’s writing.
sending him booty pics as puzzles >>> pic.twitter.com/zSJEmj69Zn
— mon (@monicagescalant) August 6, 2019
People everywhere are adopting Monica’s brilliant NSFW selfie idea (note the NSFW warning).
i’m for ittttt ???? pic.twitter.com/1tcv3ZPGEq
— Mads ???? (@fwmadelyn_) August 7, 2019
— Doña (@dona__andrade) August 7, 2019
— Christian (@officiallCMF) August 7, 2019
But not everyone’s puzzles are going according to plan.
Mine didn’t go as planned pic.twitter.com/Kfg4gHXVRf
— Norma ???????????? (@normaa_orozco) August 6, 2019
— Lakaylaaaa (@lakaylaaaaa) August 7, 2019
Whether or not it worked for them, people can’t help but appreciate Monica’s innovation.
lemme solve this puzzle
— KUGZIE (@LilBigBruh1) August 6, 2019
Thank u twitter for the great ideas pic.twitter.com/YPJNigteCI
— B² (@BrandonFerrell7) August 6, 2019
— ???????????? (@taniaskye_) August 6, 2019
I support this Imessage game
— ? (@JackSwallen) August 7, 2019
Sending this to my sidetings real quick
— wadz.100 (@100Wadz) August 6, 2019
I wanna do thisssssss
— 10k teally ???? (@teallyy) August 6, 2019
Parents, maybe check on your teens when they say they’re doing a puzzle ????.