What am I? (6)

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Postby emm » Sun May 07, 2006 12:36 pm

Nadine Coyle – Fiona Corke

Where : Cork, Ireland
What : Spanish Dance
Called : La Dona Manca o Barbi-Superestar
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Postby MCC » Sun May 07, 2006 4:00 pm

emm, no.

I wrote something this morning that could mislead you, apologies, I was tired.
People are more alike at face level - both visually and sounding; more like two peas in a pod.


The moving finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor for all thy piety nor wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a line,
Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

But nobody seems to be reading what is written.



The brilliance of a quark has to be seen to be observed, it's shine, does lead you on to the path of righteousness.



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Postby emm » Sun May 07, 2006 9:56 pm

Well, shave me down and call me a mole rat! I was pretty confident about that one! Trouble for me is I've never watched a single episode of Neighbours and that's a helluva list to be trying to guess visual connections from. Now I have to go to work and not let this bug me all day!:D
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Postby udosuk » Mon May 08, 2006 3:08 am

emm wrote:Trouble for me is I've never watched a single episode of Neighbours


Same goes here... And I've been in Australia for 10+ years...:)

Anyway I give up on this long ago... Too cryptical for me...
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Postby MCC » Mon May 08, 2006 8:56 am

I've never watched neighbours either, that makes three of us.

When I decided to use neighbours in the riddle I thought Kylie played the part I was looking for but on looking through the cast I realised I was wrong but there was an actress in the cast I could use.

Back to the riddle.

You have the names of Girls Aloud and Neighbours, one of the names is the spelt the same in both, not the whole name but part of it, it could be the surname or first name or second name etc.

There are two such comparisons, only one of the two is correct.
Ann/Anne is not one of the two.

One of these two names will lead you to a place.


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Postby emm » Mon May 08, 2006 9:09 am

Nicola Roberts / Simone Robertson = Phoebe Bright

Where : Brighton
What : Brazilian art-form - discipline and martial art combining music, dance, self defence and physical training.
Called : Capoeira
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Postby tarek » Mon May 08, 2006 10:55 am

Nadine Elizabeth Louise Cole + ELIZA SZONERT = Neyshâbûr

Where: Neyshâbûr (aka Neysâbûr aka Nishapur), Iran (Persia)
What: Pottery (or alternatively: covert nuclear activity:D )
What am I called: Ceramics (or if it the alternative: The Bomb)

Omar Khayyam was also bor in Neyshâbûr

In case it was wrong, here is an intersting fact from the history of that city (from wikipedia):
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After the husband of Genghis Khan's daughter was killed at Nishapur in 1221; she ordered the death of all in the city (~1.7 million), and the skulls of men, women, and children were piled in pyramids by the Mongols.

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Postby MCC » Mon May 08, 2006 3:43 pm

All very nicely worked out but, No and No.

What does it take for you pick up on the simplest answer. Frustration creeping in here.

MCC wrote:...one of the names is the spelt the same in both, not the whole name but part of it, it could be the surname or first name or second name etc.


The names are spelt exactly the same.
Elizabeth and Eliza are not:(
Roberts and Robertson are not:(

Look upon these names as just symbols that make no sense, and just compare them.
That name is the place you are looking for:idea:



My use of the quote from the The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam has nothing to do with the riddle, it's an attempt to say that nobody seems to be reading what has been written:(

Any more of this Bolshevikism then I will keep you after school and set you a 2000 word essay on simplicity:) , just joking.


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Postby udosuk » Mon May 08, 2006 3:52 pm

Kimberley, WA - Aboriginal Rock Art - Wandjina?
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Postby MCC » Mon May 08, 2006 4:11 pm

udosuk wrote:Kimberley, WA

Finally:D
udosuk wrote:Aboriginal Rock Art

Specifically:?:
udosuk wrote:Wandjina?

No, I don't think so, it's not the word I'm after, I'll have to look this up and get back to you.


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Postby MCC » Mon May 08, 2006 4:23 pm

Wandjina?

Not quite, but nearly there.


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Postby udosuk » Mon May 08, 2006 4:34 pm

Cave Paintings - Bradshaws?

I'm no expert of these...
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Postby MCC » Mon May 08, 2006 4:42 pm

It's been a bit of a struggle but - The final answers are:

Kimberley.
Cave paintings.
Bradshaws.

I'm no expert of these either, so well done Udosuk.


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Postby udosuk » Mon May 08, 2006 4:53 pm

Geez, the last few days I've already given up... It took days for people to realise exactly what MCC described as "2 names leading to 1 place"...

And I doubt many people outside Australia know Kimberley is a region in Western Australia, let alone those Aboriginal art stuffs (I myself had to google and wiki them up)... So did you tailor-make this one for me or Cec, especially I had a few near misses in the past?:) Guess I just stole one... Still thinking my original try of "Welsh Dance" being more exciting though...:D

And I was about to add on the Aboriginal term of this art "Gwion Gwion" (meaning "before our time") from this source...:D

And almost forgot... Thanks MCC for the nice puzzle... Broke the duck now and feeling less frustrated...:D
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Postby underquark » Tue May 09, 2006 8:03 am

There's also a set of rock painting art forms near Kimberely, South Africa (near where the diamonds come from) so what makes the Oz solution unique?:

http://www.museumsnc.co.za/wildebeestkuil.htm
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