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Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: March 20, 2010 02:13PM

Note that question 0 needs not to be answered.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 20, 2010 03:03PM

I'll consider it, since ES originated this game. However, since Section 1, Paragraph 1, Line 1, Sentence 1 of The Rules as stated by ES said, "May I propose a new round of twenty questions?" then I shall stick to the proposal and play 20 Questions rather than Animal, Vegetable or Mineral.

My memory of the game says that I may answer only Yes or No, with the variations "I don't know" and "I can't answer" being the only other permitted answers. Those last two would not raise the count of questions, I think.

Strictly speaking, my answer to "Question 0: Animal, vegetable, mineral or mixed up, hybrid, something else category." should be "Yes." :-)

02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MuseSusan (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: March 20, 2010 03:46PM

Physical (as opposed to an abstract concept)?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 20, 2010 08:59PM

03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 20, 2010 09:02PM

Does it have moving parts?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 21, 2010 03:41AM

04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: March 21, 2010 06:18PM

Mineral?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 21, 2010 09:44PM

05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 22, 2010 10:15AM

Question 0 is supposed to be the bonus thing at the beginning to start it all off.

6) Is it found underground usually?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 22, 2010 10:40AM

06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.

Question 0 is supposed to be the bonus thing at the beginning to start it all off.

<runs and hides.>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 22, 2010 11:44AM

<looses the hounds>
7) Is it part of the landscape?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 22, 2010 12:20PM

07) Part of the landscape? No.
06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.

<D'oh!>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 22, 2010 01:30PM

08) Is it useful?

-0) Are we allowed negative numbers, and if so can I bagsie -0 ?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: March 22, 2010 03:45PM

but (unless you are working in 1's complement) the value of -0 is the same as 0, isn't it?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 22, 2010 08:09PM

08) Is it useful? Yes.
07) Part of the landscape? No.
06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.
-0) Negative numbers allowed? Yes.
-0.0) Reserve -0 for geg? Yes.

It's not unlikely that negative questions will fail not to refrain from preventing lack of obfuscation. Or not.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: March 22, 2010 09:44PM

Is it of metal (fully or predominantly)?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 23, 2010 03:05AM

09) Metal? No.
08) Is it useful? Yes.
07) Part of the landscape? No.
06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.
-0) Negative numbers allowed? Yes.
-0.0) Reserve -0 for geg? Yes.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: BibwitHart (---.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: March 23, 2010 08:33AM

Is it spherical?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 23, 2010 10:27AM

10) Spherical? No.
09) Metal? No.
08) Is it useful? Yes.
07) Part of the landscape? No.
06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.
-0) Negative numbers allowed? Yes.
-0.0) Reserve -0 for geg? Yes.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 23, 2010 11:55AM

Someone else suggested the zero question. I'm happy with it being left out as so many things are not animal, mineral or vegetable.

11) Is it viewed positively?

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