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Knucklehead is a term in twistypuzzles coined by Bram Cohen to describe the particular mechanism of the first functional Pentultimate (by Jason Smith). It is a term used not with scorn, but great affection and wonder at the persistence and insanity to go where others would never tread for sound and sensible reasons.

Knucklehead mech

A mechanism others had roundly discarded as completely impractical, created only with great time, expense and effort.


Knucklehead endeavor

Pursuit or completion of a series generally thought to be far too difficult, expensive or time consuming to ever be practical.