Des MacHale

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Desmond "Des" MacHale (born 1946) is an associate professor of Mathematics at University College Cork, Ireland.[1] He is a prolific author on various subjects, most notably humour. He has written fourteen books of lateral thinking problems[2] with author Paul Sloane. He is a native of Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ "How Dev was nearly lost to science". Irish Times. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Kohler, Chris (9 June 9). "Hands On: Sloane and MacHale, New DS Puzzler From Layton Developer". Wired. Retrieved 4 January 2011.