## The comeback of brainteasers

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...
Feeling drained after Matt's 6 rod problem. So the best I can do is:-

The following dates have a loose connection. Can you find the connection and which is of them is the strongest candidate for that connection?

November 4th 1842
October 10th 1846
January 24th 1860
March 24th 1860
January 23rd 1874
Glyn

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Glyn wrote:November 4th 1842

Obviously, the death date of Ukrainian inventor Vasiliy Nazarovych Karazin...

Somehow I feel like playing around with the numbers in the dates, instead of focusing on the dates as such... or should I perhaps first translate them to some other calendar system... or would I just be wasting my time..?

Or are you giving us another riddle of interplanetary scale? Anything to do with the discovery of Triton on October 10th 1846?

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No need to play with the dates. Though I have tried to pick more obscure clues to slow you up a little. I'm sure if you 'join' them together you will crack the problem.
Glyn

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Does it help if I list the dates out in numeral format?

04/11/1842
10/10/1846
24/01/1860
24/03/1860
23/01/1874

And does the UK/US arrangement affect?
udosuk

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The numbers are irrelevant it's that actual dates you need to use, the events of those days are connected. I can substitute one date if it helps.l

Googling actually gets this thread, but the relevant info is in there as well.
Glyn

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Does it require actual historical knowledge to solve your riddle?

Probably some more hints are due, now that nobody's answering...
udosuk

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Info is buried on the Internet, historical knowledge might speed things slightly.

Dates 1 and 2 might throw up a connection quicker.
I must have been 'Loopy' to have included dates 3 and 4.

Edit: Further Clue

One of the participants from date 1 didn't live at 'his' most famous address.
Glyn

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Disappointed loss to Chelsea.

I hope Glyn's riddle is not related to American history. Not my thing...
udosuk

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Lots more help here.

Only Clue 1 is connected with America. All of them relate to the creation of some kind of 'union' (in the broader sense).

Triple click to 'peek' at the hint I wrote:The connection I am after is culinary.

Hope this helps.
Glyn

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The American thing that happened on 4 November 1842 is that Abraham Lincoln got married (union?)
Bigtone53

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Ah Lincoln's wedding you are on track now to collect the information. One wedding down three to go, one date is a different type of union.

I'll throw in a bonus wedding (17th December 1600) as it has links with the next stage of two of the clues. It might also help you extract the overall connection I am looking for.
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Bigtone53

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I think this is stalling for too long. Time for a major hint Glyn.

Hopefully the next one would not be as daunting as this one...

(This from someone who posted a demonic "6-rod" problem in the rcbroughton forum which stalled that thread for weeks. )
udosuk

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I think the clue Peek and the culinary connection might have helped.

4 people involved and one other entity involved in the 'weddings' share a common feature in their name. I'll see if this makes a difference.

As regards the "6-rod problem" we'll see what Richards program reveals on Thursday. It's more interesting than mine, though not as tasty.
Glyn

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Well, good luck to those still in the chase. I can see Mary as a possible connection but as a putative mathematician, these are not my sort of teasers

Glyn wrote:Feeling drained after Matt's 6 rod problem.

Having seen udosuk's reference to another forum, I now understand the 6-rod reference. Can sleep easy now, but probably simplest to avoid random unspecified cross-references between forums.
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