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Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 12, 2010 09:10AM

So then I got to wondering if you could carve them, I thought you'd inadvertently invented a wonderful new artform. Incredibly, there is already a company online marketing them. Very beautiful - I might buy one - wonderful thing the internet.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: July 12, 2010 09:52AM

Does it move?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 12, 2010 10:05AM

0) Entirely animal but outwardly mineral
1) No - not an insect
2) No - not a sea creature
3) Yes - much more likely to found in the average home than a tilobite. I think "likely" to be found in most homes, is probably more accurate than "expect".
4) Not ivory
5) No - it doesn't move, until gravity gets involved.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/12/2010 10:06AM by geg.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: July 12, 2010 02:47PM

I don't think the breadbox question is useful at this point, so I will adapt to:

Is it larger than an average sized hard back book?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 12, 2010 04:41PM

Why? Why can't I answer the breadbox question? I lie awake at night dreaming of answering the breadbox question. I had an answer worked out for the barcode breadbox question, but nobody asked. Oh well.

6) No - its smaller than an average size hard back book, mass wise,
and smaller than an average size hard back book in three our of four dimensions.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: ibborobb (---.ipv4.regusnet.com)
Date: July 13, 2010 03:14PM

Is it edible?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 13, 2010 04:10PM

7) Yes - its edible

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MuseSusan (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: July 13, 2010 06:27PM

Is it in fact a living animal? (As opposed to a part of an animal, an artistic representation of one, or a stuffed and mounted specimen?)

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 13, 2010 07:14PM

8) It is, only in part, an only sometimes a living animal. It isn't part of an animal, an artistic representation of one or a stuffed and mounted specimen.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: July 14, 2010 01:40PM

This will teach me to read about vampires and werewolves. "Only sometimes a living animal" just made me say "ick"... <grin>

You can't answer the breadbox question b/c I didn't ask it. For that I humbly ask your forgiveness. If you can convolute the answers enough so we don't guess this one either, I promise to ask it next time.

Wondering which of the 4 dimensions is larger than a book's. Hmmm. Wondering what is alive (sometimes) (ick) but doesn't move. Ah. Hmmmmmmm.

Is the exterior normally very smooth?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 14, 2010 03:32PM

9)Yes, very smooth.

Hoping that means we're done!

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: July 14, 2010 06:07PM

Is it related to the contents of one or more books by Jasper Fforde?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/14/2010 06:07PM by delacuesta.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 14, 2010 11:45PM

10) Yes, yes, yes Ffordian.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: July 15, 2010 07:25AM

Did it come first?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 15, 2010 08:59AM

Since you'll be unsurprised to hear that I can't answer that question, I have no choice but to admit defeat, and retire, hurt, into my shell.

So for your birthday - I give you this crown and sceptre.

I was bit worried that you might find it a bit showy, so I've put the receipt in the bag.

Congratulations MistyCat

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: July 15, 2010 09:16AM

Totally baffled.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 15, 2010 09:23AM

Is worried that's ES's thoughts seem a little scrambled.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.g-star.com)
Date: July 15, 2010 10:20AM

geg Wrote:
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> Since you'll be unsurprised to hear that I can't
> answer that question, I have no choice but to
> admit defeat, and retire, hurt, into my shell.

If the object we're after is what you hint at, then admittedly your statement is correct in the traditional sense, but scientifically it is wrong as of yesterday, thank to the Brits. The question has been and therefore can be answered: It did not come first.

<Sad to see how, after having risen to immense height in the previous round, geg has made such a great fall>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: July 15, 2010 10:49AM

It's true - I completely failed to make the "cracked it" joke.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: July 15, 2010 11:02AM

With such shameless puns, everyone seems fairly hard-boiled.

I really feel I can't accept the win, when both Violetmoon and delacuesta obviously were first to crack the problem. Even then I was beaten by a small troop of King's Men, mounted on the King's horses and carrying a roll of duct tape each.

Any volunteers? I expect the same high standard displayed by geg.

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