What am I? (25)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby QBasicMac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:43 pm

A cartoon thought balloon (as opposed to a talk balloon)?

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Postby MCC » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:21 pm

I'll have to burst your "thought" and "talk" balloons and bring you back down to ground level.


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Re: What am I? (25)

Postby QBasicMac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:12 pm

MCC wrote:
As a general rule, balloons float.
You would think this one doesn't, but it does.

What am I:?:
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Hmmm, you didn't ask "What is it?" so I guess the answer is "You are a person who poses difficult riddles".

Yep. That's the answer.

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Re: What am I? (25)

Postby udosuk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:16 pm

QBasicMac wrote:Hmmm, you didn't ask "What is it?" so I guess the answer is "You are a person who poses difficult riddles".

Yep. That's the answer.

In that case shouldn't the question be "Who am I?" instead?
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Re: What am I? (25)

Postby QBasicMac » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:24 pm

udosuk wrote:In that case shouldn't the question be "Who am I?" instead?


Good point. A better answer: "You are a quote containing a riddle".

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Postby udosuk » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:27 pm

Final attempt: continental crust

This good source wrote:Continental crust is less dense (average density 2.7 gm/cm3) than either the mantle or the oceanic crust, therefore it "floats" on the mantle.
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Postby JPF » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:58 pm

udosuk wrote:Final attempt: continental crust

You are probably right...

MCC wrote:Ok a clue:
Long year by en
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:?:

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Postby emm » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:03 am

A long year = leap?

By en = ? wa-ay too obscure

An anagram - neon layer?

A 'physical object’ with an 'innate ability to float’ and ‘a passive resistance to the effects of gravity’ doesn’t sound like something heavy like the earth’s crust.

How about the earth’s magnetic field? Is that a physical object?
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Postby MCC » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:35 am

udosuk wrote:Final attempt: continental crust

This good source wrote:Continental crust is less dense (average density 2.7 gm/cm3) than either the mantle or the oceanic crust, therefore it "floats" on the mantle.

But which bit of the continental crust:?:

emm wrote:A long year = leap?

By en = ? wa-ay too obscure

A leap of imagination too far is like a burst balloon.

emm wrote:A 'physical object’ with an 'innate ability to float’ and ‘a passive resistance to the effects of gravity’ doesn’t sound like something heavy like the earth’s crust.

Well you know that:
"A 'physical object’" = a very large bit of the "lithosphere".
And:
The "'innate ability to float’ " = the lithosphere, being less dense, floats on the asthenosphere.

But the "‘a passive resistance to the effects of gravity’" is not riddle related, it refers to tarek's "Or could be that planet earth is floating in space......... " remark, which I queried with "can the Earth be said to be floating in space":?:

emm wrote:How about the earth’s magnetic field? Is that a physical object?

It's not the earth’s magnetic field, and is it a physical object?, debatable.

Another clue:
The berton



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Postby udosuk » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:36 am

Attempt #1 after final attempt:D :

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Postby MCC » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:43 pm

You're still thinking too big.

What I'm after is a name, not the material/substance the object is made from.

As an example - you might offer "Uluru", to which I would reply, "no".

These two clues help, once you understand them.
Long year by en

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The way to understand them is to think: Balloon - Pin - Burst Balloon.


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Postby tarek » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:57 pm

MCC wrote:
Long year by en

The berton



The 1st says rebus the 2nd says anagram.......

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Postby ronk » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:18 pm

My last try, which was my unstated first try ...

trial balloon

... but it's not a physical object.:(
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Postby emm » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:40 pm

I don't know if this is right but I know I'm getting warmer.

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Postby tarek » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:55 pm

MCC wrote:As an example - you might offer "Uluru", to which I would reply, "no"


What If I said "Martinique" ,"Hungary","Maryland" or "Jade staduim, Christchurch, NZ" ??

It was probably too much lateral thinking:(

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