What am I? (34)

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What am I? (34)

Postby mikejapan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:55 pm

While everyone's banging their heads against the wall trying to solve MCC's question, here's an easier one.

What am I?

"21 is my end,
The countdown's begun.
Will the London Olympics
Be the last one?"

(BTW I think this poem doesn't rhyme):D
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Postby MCC » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:55 pm

To get things started.

You're an Olympic contestant and after 2012 you're be too old to compete:?:


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Postby tarek » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:04 pm

How a bout about a "Ruler" with "inches" only marked on the side of it.

With the current trend shifting towards the metric system, 2012 might be the end of it.....

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Postby underquark » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:58 pm

I suspect tarek's got it.
Although I might feel a right "Charlie" if proven wrong:)
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Postby mikejapan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:58 pm

So far, you are all nowhere near.
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Postby underquark » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:03 pm

:(I thought it might refer to a 21-gun (or Royal) salute and unless "Charlie" became a "ruler" then the Olympics might be the last time we heard such a thing (for his Mum, of course, would be getting on a bit by then).
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Postby mikejapan » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:59 pm

Very clever answer, but no cylindrical-shaped smoking utensil.
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Postby tarek » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:59 am

"21 must be a measure of some kind..........

With the wet conditions affecting the UK....... would it be possible that this measures the height of some "water body"....

Global warming still going on strong....Kingston-upon-Hull maybe the 1st to suffer

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Postby mikejapan » Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:14 pm

21 is a measure of some kind - not water.

Hey! I was born in Hull! (but I only lived there for 6 months so if it does go under the waves it doesn't hold any fond memories)

Here's another clue;

"My difference is 105, but still the same."
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Postby MCC » Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:36 pm

mikejapan wrote:21 is a measure of some kind - not water.

Meters:?:
Centimeters:?:
Feet:?:
Inches:?:
Time:?:
Volume:?:
Height:?:
Lenght:?:

mikejapan wrote:Hey! I was born in Hull! (but I only lived there for 6 months so if it does go under the waves it doesn't hold any fond memories)

I wouldn't worry too much, remember hulls float unless they got holes in them.

mikejapan wrote:Here's another clue;

"My difference is 105, but still the same."

Difference in:
Meters:?:
Centimeters:?:
Feet:?:
Inches:?:
Time:?:
Volume:?:
Height:?:
Lenght:?:


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Postby mikejapan » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:52 pm

The answer to both questions is "time"
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Postby mikejapan » Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:17 am

The Maya calendar
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Postby MCC » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:10 pm

mikejapan wrote:The Maya calendar

The Mayan calendar is 260 day long.
Therefore a difference of 105 days.

The last (final) day of the Mayan calendar is:
Dec 21, 2012
When something major is supposed to happen.

Mike, a few more helpful clues might have helped, to divert us away from the Olympics.


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Postby mikejapan » Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:34 pm

10 days without a post so I assumed it was dead.
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Postby MCC » Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:40 am

It wasn't dead, it was resting, it was pining for the fjords:D


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