What am I? (25)

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What am I? (25)

Postby MCC » Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:55 am

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

What am I:?:


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What am I?(25)

Postby Cec » Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:52 pm

Is this balloon the type that can be .....

(a) inflated with air or helium for party decorations ?

(b) inflated with helium or some other gas for carrying passengers?

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Postby ronk » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:19 pm

Is the adjective to balloon a five-letter word?
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Re: What am I?(25)

Postby MCC » Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:56 pm

Cec wrote:Is this balloon the type that can be .....

(a) inflated with air or helium for party decorations ?

(b) inflated with helium or some other gas for carrying passengers?

Cec

(a) No.

(b) As the riddle stands, no. But it can carry passengers.


ronk wrote:Is the adjective to balloon a five-letter word?

I don't know. Is it:?:

You'll have to be more explicit.


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Re: What am I?(25)

Postby ronk » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:20 pm

MCC wrote:
ronk wrote:Is the adjective to balloon a five-letter word?
You'll have to be more explicit.

Is it a physical object? If yes, I'm on the wrong trail.
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Re: What am I?(25)

Postby MCC » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:16 am

ronk wrote:...Is it a physical object? If yes, I'm on the wrong trail.

Yes it is. Perhaps you need a guide or a guidebook:?:


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Postby underquark » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:59 am

If not the The Mapparium - Christian Science complex, Boston, Massachusetts - is it some other sphere or globe that people can get into/upon that was not designed as a floating object per se but that would - if placed in a sufficiently large bucket - nonetheless float?
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Postby ronk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:24 am

a lead balloon -- whose weight, along with the weight of its uncomfortable passengers, is less than the weight of the water it displaces
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Postby MCC » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:59 pm

underquark wrote:If not the The Mapparium - Christian Science complex, Boston, Massachusetts

It is not.
underquark wrote:... is it some other sphere or globe that people can get into/upon that was not designed as a floating object per se but that would - if placed in a sufficiently large bucket - nonetheless float?

No. Although it's ability to float is innate.

ronk wrote:a lead balloon -- whose weight, along with the weight of its uncomfortable passengers, is less than the weight of the water it displaces

It is not a lead balloon.


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Postby udosuk » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:02 pm

Is it related to Astronomy?
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Postby tarek » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:18 pm

I think the vital clue would be in knowing in which MEDIUM this balloon floats........

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Postby MCC » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:01 am

udosuk wrote:Is it related to Astronomy?

As far as I know, no.

tarek wrote:I think the vital clue would be in knowing in which MEDIUM this balloon floats........

It would help eliminate possibilities.


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What am I ?(25)

Postby Cec » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:50 am

Taking Tarek's above idea further, as a general rule, does this balloon normally float ......

(a) in water?

(b) in air?

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Re: What am I ?(25)

Postby MCC » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:05 am

Cec wrote:Taking Tarek's above idea further, as a general rule, does this balloon normally float ......

(a) in water?

(b) in air?

Cec

(a) in water? - No.

(b) in air? - No.


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Postby Hud » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:33 pm

I have to eliminate this from my thinking. It's not the Earth's Crust is it?
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