Test Solution Bees Ignore

Test Solution, Bees Ignore or TSBI is a Team that participates in Puzzle hunts. It started in 2019, as a merger between the teams Test Solution, Please Ignore and Aviation Laws[1] in 2019. Since its formation, it has placed top 10 in four MIT Mystery Hunts. It has been known in the past for its large size, and is best known for its bee theming.

History[edit | edit source]

The name "Test Solution, Bees Ignore" is a thematic combination of the two teams that merged to create it: Aviation Laws and Test Solution, Please Ignore.

Aviation Laws got its name from the opening lines of the 2007 animated film Bee Movie. The film began: "According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly."), and the line has become a meme within the team and parts of the Puzzle Hunt community. TSPI's name was a reference to reference to this reddit post (which was, at one point, the most upvoted post on Reddit).[1]

TSBI has participated in most non-MH hunts under hunt-thematic names, often with the initials 'TSBI' in the team name. Notably, TSBI teams won (or performed in top-3) in a series of non-MH hunts between 2019 and 2021, including GPH19, Teammate 20 and others.

In 2021, some prominent TSBI members joined with members of other teams, including Galactic Trendsetters and teammate to form Unicode Equivalence. For Mystery Hunts since MH22, the remaining members of TSBI have divided into a casual subteam called the TSBI Hive and a competitive subteam called the TSBI Swarm. During MH23, the TSBI Swarm merged with the C@r@line Syzygy and Team Copypasta.

Mystery Hunt performances[edit | edit source]

See TSPI and Aviation Laws for Hunt placements from 2018 and before.

Hunt Year Placement Comments
MIT Mystery Hunt 2023 2023 9th as TSBI Swarm (Split teams)
MIT Mystery Hunt 2023 2023 Top 30 as TSBI Hive (Split teams)
MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 2022 14th as TSBI Swarm (Split teams)
MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 2022 Top 40 as TSBI Hive (Split teams)
MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 2021 3rd -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2020 2020 6th -
MIT Mystery Hunt 2019 2019 7th -

Other Hunt performances[edit | edit source]

Date Hunt Rank Notes
2023-07-28 Shardhunt 20 as Team Sandon Branderson [Invert]
2023-06-02 ABCDEFG 5 as Touring Space: Beyond Interstellar!
2023-05-06 Microsoft Puzzlehunt 2023 12 as Teachers' Salaries Better Increase!
2023-02-10 Grand Hunt 16 as Treasures (Scattered) Bearing Insignias
2022-10-08 EC Puzzle Hunt 2022 11 as Travelers Seeking Best Inn for the Entire Colony
2022-08-26 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2022 20 as The Label On A Drawer Of A Bee Teacher's Desk Before A Big Exam
2022-06-18 Huntinality 2022 21 as Tech Startup Beckoning Investors
2022-04-15 Quantum Online Puzzle Hunt 25 as Technically, Some Buildings *Im*ploded
2022-01-14 MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 13 as The TSBI Swarm
2021-09-10 QoDE Puzzle Hunt 24 as There's Somany Bats Inhere!
2021-09-10 QoDE Puzzle Hunt 27 as Tricky Supervillain? Begin Investigating!
2021-07-23 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2020 1 as This Site's Bloody Illegible
2021-07-16 Hunt20 2.1 Puzzle Hunt 17 as Triangular Surfaces Building Icosahedra
2021-07-16 Hunt20 2.1 Puzzle Hunt 27 as Team Sam (Busy, Independent)
2021-05-29 Huntinality 2021 3 as Thwarting Sakurai Business Initiative
2021-05-08 Paradox Puzzle Hunt 2021 2 as This Sentence Bears Inaccuracy
2021-01-15 MIT Mystery Hunt 2021 3
2021-01-02 UMD Puzzle Hunt 2021 2 as Tired Students Battling Insomnia
2020-12-12 CRUMS Puzzle Hunt 2020 1 as The Six Bumbling Investigators
2020-10-23 Teammate Hunt 2020 1 as Teammate's Sixth Birthday Implementation
2020-01-17 MIT Mystery Hunt 2020 6 as ignorethebees
2019-08-07 MUMS Puzzle Hunt 2019 4 as Toys Shouldn't Be Illegal
2019-08-07 MUMS Puzzle Hunt 2019 25 as Twenty-Seven Blocks Interchanging
2019-07-20 Smogon Puzzle Hunt 2019 15 as Typing Snubbed: Bug/Ice
2019-03-15 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2019 1 as Titanic Socials: "Breaking Ice"™
2019-03-15 Galactic Puzzle Hunt 2019 16 as Tee Shirts? Bad Idea.
2019-01-18 MIT Mystery Hunt 2019 7
2018-11-30 Caltech Puzzle Hunt 2018 2
2018-11-30 Caltech Puzzle Hunt 2018 9 as A Swarm of Angry Bees

References[edit | edit source]