What am I? (7)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby lunababy_moonchild » Wed May 10, 2006 11:25 am

I like this new style of riddle where the rules get changed after every post. Makes it altogether more entertaining.:D

At least I got a point, so I'm in the running yeeeahhh.

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Postby tarek » Wed May 10, 2006 12:45 pm

hmmmm, interesting

2 guesses:

Silo: Olympics
Germ: Geometry

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Postby udosuk » Wed May 10, 2006 12:54 pm

Is letters scrambling really required here?

Buddhism/Buddha - Bud or Dha (if that's a word)
Taoism/I-ching/Yin-yang - Yin or Yang
Discontinuous Subsidence => Discontinuous or Subsidence

And finally:
Chocolate - Choc or Choco or Late
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Postby MCC » Wed May 10, 2006 1:55 pm

Tarek

1/2 A + mix = NO

Where A is any word you can think of.


Repeat, no anagrams.



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A half is larger than a whole one.


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Postby udosuk » Wed May 10, 2006 3:12 pm

MCC wrote:A half is larger than a whole one.

Are we into philosophy now?

Half Buddha: Bodhisattva

A couple random invalid guesses:
Half Marathon: Morpeth
Half Democracy: Weimar

Others can fill out these 3 if you like...
Half Empire: ?
Half Republic: ?
Half Chocolate: ?
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Re: What am I? (7)

Postby emm » Wed May 10, 2006 9:04 pm

MCC wrote:This word is half of a global phenomenon known about since the middle of the first millennium BC.

Here is my 21st guess.

alpha - bet
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Postby Ruud » Wed May 10, 2006 9:46 pm

I may not find the correct answer, but I keep guessing for additional points.

No anagrams, huh?

Wikipedia wrote:500 BC: Use of zero by mathematicians in ancient India marked a change from simple arithmetic at some time around this date.

Hey, math again?

Ronald Reagan wrote:They offer what can only be called "a half-zero option," zero for us, hundreds of warheads for them.

This was Reagan's radio address to the nation on arms control and reduction. warheads or nukes is the topic here. Reduction is a word we use in sudoku.

There is also a "half zero" character in Tibetan script. No further details known:(

After I almost gave up, I realized that it was staring me in the face all the time. This forum mainly has a grey background color.

To create an average color grey, simply make the color bits half 1 and half 0. So the answer is grey or gray (depending on your origin)

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Postby emm » Wed May 10, 2006 11:08 pm

Points, huh. (Answers #1a and 22 - 26)

SIRC's Timeline of Dietary Advice :
Early dietary fads have been linked back to around 500 B.C. Both warriors and athletes consumed certain foods to aid performance and strength. Favoured items were lion heart and deer liver = DIET (1pt)

Wikipedia
The first glider was designed in 500 BC by Lu Ban a contemporary of Confucius = LID (1pt)

Sushruta a surgeon in ancient India performed 300+ procedures and is known as the Father of Surgery = URGE (1pt)

Timeline Index
Anaxagoras, Cause of Eclipses : 500BC – 428BC Greek philosopher remembered for his cosmology and discovery of the true cause of eclipses = LIPS ( 0.75pt – I’m resubmitting this one since I found it in a different time period)

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Postby underquark » Wed May 10, 2006 11:19 pm

MCC wrote:
underquark wrote:While chewing over the above I thought of this:

Explain how it came to be that a Russian battleship ended up in the Moon and a German battleship ended up on the Moon but not in the same place.

For the first part:
The Battleship Kaiser amongst others were part of - Operation Albion: The Attack on the Baltic Islands - One of the Islands is called Muhu or Moon, Moon sound being a passage way between two islands.

For the second part:
As a guess, the name of a german battleship and the name of a lunar landing vehicle are the same. But what that name is I'm not sure.


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OK, I'll give you the first part. The Russian vessel Slava was outgunned (and I mean literally - they had 12" guns) by the Germans and was scuttled in Moon Sound. But how did a scuttled German battleship end up on the moon? Hint - it ended up not in the same place but if you find a single word that literally means "in the same place" this will give you a big clue.

BTW, 1 point for solving the riddle? What other answer could there possibly be to the original question?
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Postby emm » Thu May 11, 2006 8:02 am

underquark - deduct ½ pt for being cocky.
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Postby MCC » Thu May 11, 2006 8:22 am

Udosuk - Bodhisattva - Morpeth - Weimar. None of these.

Half Empire: ?
Half Republic: ?
Half Chocolate: ?

The thinking is too small here.


Emm's - Alpha. No.

Remember:
A half is larger than a whole one.



Ruud - Nothing for Zero.

Half-zero = 0/2 = 0 ,No.

If it had been 2/0 = infinity, then I think I may have given you a point.


Emm - No points for Diet - Lid - urge or Lips.

But I will give 0.5 point for being in the right area with:
emm wrote:Timeline Index
Anaxagoras, Cause of Eclipses : 500BC – 428BC Greek philosopher remembered for his cosmology and discovery of the true cause of eclipses



Underquark - There's 5 points for the word I'm after.

The riddle is open to various interpretations, although I will try and keep people on track for the word I'm after, I'll accept alternative answers if they fit the riddle.

Points
Ruud - 2
Tarek - 1
Emm - 1.5
Luna - 1
Underquark - 1


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Postby emm » Thu May 11, 2006 10:56 am

Democritus 460-371BC - atomic theory.

Guess # 27 = ATOM

(Half an atom makes a very big bang)
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Postby MCC » Thu May 11, 2006 11:23 am

Emm
Much. Much. Much too small.
Think bigger.


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Postby udosuk » Thu May 11, 2006 12:21 pm

MCC wrote:Much. Much. Much too small. Think bigger.

If the Earth was a global phenomenon since 500BC, then the answer would be Hemisphere...
But of course this is not the case...
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Postby Ruud » Thu May 11, 2006 12:50 pm

Bigger, OK

c. 710 B.C. Egyptians invent the sundial as a means to keep time.


sundial is a 2 syllable word, half of which is the 1 syllable word SUN, which is way bigger than a sundial.

As a not-to-be-taken-too-serious alternative:

Assume the discovery to be "time". Half of that is ME, the greatest in the universe, according to many people.

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