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Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 4:16 pm

I have posed a couple of brainteasers recently in the Forum.

I would like to commemerate those who find the answer to "brainteasers" in a single thread - Hence
The Sherlock Thread


It would be great if others would like to also pose questions that can subsequently be put into this thread.

Basic rules
  1. Question must be based around fiction - no real world questions here
  2. Question can be posed in ANY fora/ thread - But to add to someones official score - must be copied/ quoted in THIS thread - either before or after being answered.
  3. Answer must be posted in this thread [copied/ quoted is FINE] - preferrably by the person doing the actual answering.
  4. The decision to award a Sherlock point is SOLELY made by the asker of the question. Arbitrary decisions that are obviously inaccurate WILL be honored - but may be deducted from the score of the asker if the judges deem it worthy of action [That's me! ;) for now anyway...]

At some stage in the future if this becomes popular - I may install a mod to make it possible to track somebodies score...

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1st Award

Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:40 pm

Brad - I just realised I didn't congratulate you on your quick grasp of the implicit genesis of this fora -

As well as the secondary implicit challenge.

Excellent work watson!

you are herby awarded the 1st IBDOF Sherlock Holmes award!
[It means nothing and is dust beneath the feet of DOTDBI as well as your own other achievements - but I thought it was a fun little contest...]


The question was actually the name of the new fora set up to discuss the works of Robert Heinlein.
- Pan-Theistic Multi-Person Solipsism

The secondary challenge was of course the name of the Book that it was drawn from - the Author was of course stated.

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Re:Brainteaser - hopefully will stretch SOMEONES grey matter

Postby KiltanneN » Wed Jul 09, 2003 9:43 pm

This was the 2nd Sherlock question...

kiltannen wrote:does anybody know the book where Heinlein wrote about "real" magic?

[Hint: was published at least once with a companion novella]

Kilt


Brad also scooped it up - impressively considering he had not read the book in question.

Here is the thread where the question was posed and Brad gave the answer
viewtopic.php?t=198


So the scoreboard now stands at:-
Brad_H - 2

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Postby Darb » Thu Jul 10, 2003 8:27 am

[Sally Field]

(gushes while clutching oscar) "They like me ! They really really like me !!" :D :oops: :D

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Postby Superenigmatix » Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:32 pm

Hey Brad - Nobody likes a smartarse!

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Postby Trebor1503 » Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:32 am

Brad...just remember that that was basically the highpoint in her career. Maybe it is all downhill form here?.?.

Maybe not... keep those posts and answers a comin'
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Here is question #3

Postby KiltanneN » Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:39 pm

posted in viewtopic.php?t=179
kiltannen wrote:
My mind is a junkyard


I USE this one frequently!

Here is a Sherlock question - we are going for prize #3 -
Brad_H has the 1st 2 prizes...

Who said this? - What was the title of the book? - and who was the author?

Kilt


We are still waiting an answer for this one.

Anybody else is more than welcome to come up with a Sherlock question!

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Postby Superenigmatix » Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:37 pm

Complete blank here I'm afraid kilt

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Postby Trebor1503 » Sat Jul 12, 2003 12:23 am

Prehaps a hint is in order kilt
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Confession

Postby KiltanneN » Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:00 pm

My Mind Is A Junkyard


I took a look for the original to see if I could give some hints from the surrounding context, and would you believe it? I couldn't find the quote!

I thought I was quoting Hazel Stone in "Space Family Stone" by Robert Heinlein. I searched for it - and couldn't find the phrase in that book! I have of course begun reading the book - it has been many years and I will enjoy it anyway - However - I feel that I really must award myself a penalty in the Sherlock Score.

So currently the ranking stands at:
2 Brad_H
-1 Kiltannen

If anybody DOES know the quote - I will award a bonus point - for each extra item found. So this Sherlock clue could be worth 3 points! [Name, Author, Book]

And hey - someone else can post - I want to see if I can figure any out!
[Although my record to date had not been great]

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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:32 am

OK... Trebor's first Brainteaser.

For One Point:
Name the book that starts out with a man walking through hot coals in Hawaii and when he comes out the other end he is in an alternate universe. (Gosh, I hope there is only one book out there like this)

I am starting easy for you guys to get warmed up... mine will be harder than this after.
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Postby Superenigmatix » Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:38 pm

Jonah - Robert Heinlein


I may not have got this so easily (assuming I'm right :) ) if there hadn't been so much discussion about Mr H. here recently.

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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:09 pm

Right author, wrong Biblical character... please try again.
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Postby Darb » Tue Jul 15, 2003 5:58 pm

I read this on my honeymoon - is this it ?

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I'll pull it off my shelf when I get home, and check - I've forgotten what the opening scene is.
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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:19 pm

One more Point for Brad... we have a winner.

So now for something a little harder... since we are all warmed up.

Name the two book series that deals with consumerism and advertising in the future. It is taken to such extremes that is is legal to add adictive substances to food that make you crave other foods and subliminal advertising that makes you fiercly brand loyal. The second book was published in 1984.

Oh, and give us the Authors name as well...
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Postby KiltanneN » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:38 pm

The Garbage chronicles by Brian Herbert?

And/ Or maybe Sidney's Comet...

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Our score stands right now

Brad 3
Kilt -1

perhaps Kilt has gained a point with this answer?
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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:57 pm

Not the ones I was thinking of... please try again. Perhaps it would help if I gave this hint.

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Postby Trebor1503 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:15 pm

Kilt... just thought of a possible rule #5 (that yes, I am breaking with my current question...wait, it that another hint)

#5 the book in reference or a Sherlock question must be on the list of books on this site... so if you want to ask a question get the book on the lists.

And yes, after my question is answered I will give up the 411 to have it/them added.
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Postby Darb » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:19 am

I'm drawing a blank on this one :?

p.s. Aww damn, there goes my perfect batting average :x :lol:
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Postby Superenigmatix » Wed Jul 16, 2003 8:03 pm

Was it by two authors? and one was Frederik Pohl

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Postby Trebor1503 » Thu Jul 17, 2003 11:31 am

Uh, oh... I think Super is getting warm...
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Postby Superenigmatix » Thu Jul 17, 2003 4:06 pm

The Space Merchants ... by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth


now what was the second book called?

The Wonder Effect?

or

Critical Mass?

Guessing really, I know they wrote a few together but I don't remember which was the follow up novel or if I've even read it.

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Postby Trebor1503 » Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:45 pm

But if I tell you no one gets the points... and what a shame that would be. Perhaps If you think a little longer, or use alternate resources.....
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Postby KiltanneN » Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:14 am

Trebor1503 has SCORED!

the leaderboard now runs @
Brad 3
Kilt -1
Trebor 1

Kilt

BTW BKM - you should go ahead and quote the Q&A into this thread here for the benefit of history...
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Postby bob k. mando » Sat Jul 19, 2003 7:06 pm

Q: "allow me to esplain ..... no, no, there is too much, i will sum up". (<<<not an exact quote but i still think there should be a sherlock for identifying it)

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