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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
AlanK #15681 06/27/11 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
MIT students of my acquaintance consider the bridge to be inferior engineering and are happy to have it named after Harvard, which is down the street and considered by them to be a second-rate university.


That fits...I heard grade inflation was rampant there.

Thanks. (PS: I could not get the last link to open.)

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
Harvey Lankford #15682 06/27/11 09:27 AM
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Next clue would have been:

Donald Knuth's "Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures", Douglas Adam's "Sheppey" and Isaac Asimov's milliHelen.

All found here.

I thought it very special that Smoot eventually led the ANSI and then ISO organizations.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
Harvey Lankford #15687 06/27/11 10:49 AM
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PS: I could not get the last link to open.

The link is to a pdf file of what is allegedly an issue of The Tech ("MIT's Oldest and Largest Newspaper") that is completely devoted to the subject of the headline "MIT Sold." Some say it was a prank.

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I thought it very special that Smoot eventually led the ANSI and then ISO organizations.

I like to think that the bridge measurement made his entire career.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
AlanK #15689 06/27/11 11:18 AM
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Absolutely Amazing, Wagga started this thread on March 31, 2011 (not even three months ago) and it already has nearly half the posts of the Silly Joke Thread. I think this thread was born out of, and is an off-shoot of the puzzle thread which a GIRL started. Not that gender matters, but I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle. Maybe that's why they like women so much, I hear we can be puzzling to men.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
lynn-a-roo #15691 06/27/11 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
lynn-a-roo #15692 06/27/11 11:53 AM
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By the way, 34/67 := 0.5074626;

I have a stumper to post tonight, if nobody else posts one.

Anybody for XXXV?

Replace curly brackets with straight, then edit the numerals...

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? XXXV (35):{/color}{/b}{/font}

Then copy & paste. This way you get the color right & the Roman numerals have pretty serifs.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
Harvey Lankford #15695 06/27/11 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory


"Because I am here" - John Harlin


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
AlanK #15696 06/27/11 01:14 PM
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See I definately got the College rival clue but I was thining Left Coast Cal vs Stanford.Good job Harvey.Thanks for breaking it down for me.
I have got to read the info in the clues better. I didn't get Massachusetts from the massive road clue.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
saltydog #15697 06/27/11 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
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I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory


"Because I am here" - John Harlin


Peter, we may get started on quotes! here is my favorite

In some ways, going to the mountains is incomprehensible to many people and inexplicable by those who go. The reasons are difficult to unearth and only with those who are similarly drawn is there no need to try to explain.

Joe Tasker, Savage Arena page 260

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV
Harvey Lankford #15698 06/27/11 01:35 PM
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Kind of like preaching to the choir Harvey?

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Rod #15699 06/27/11 01:58 PM
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exactly, Rod.

here's some religiosity

No sport that I know of has spawned a literature as introspective, as probing, or ultimately as religious as mountaineering.
Robert Leonard Reid, The Great Blue Dream, page 15

sorry, Wagga, maybe I should start a separate quote quiz - someone names a topic, I provide a quote

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It looks like this
What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI (36):


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What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
Rod #15703 06/27/11 02:19 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? XXXV (35):

I'm putting this one up now, because I just discovered that the event began exactly 100 years ago.

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a Heaven for?" - R. Browning, Andrea del Sarto.



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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
wagga #15722 06/27/11 04:42 PM
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Kind of looks like Alaska.Grasping at straws here.
http://geology.com/novarupta/

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
Rod #15723 06/27/11 04:53 PM
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almost looks like, um, katapillar tracks

at about the 6:30 o'clock position at the base of the peak

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
Harvey Lankford #15725 06/27/11 06:03 PM
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Harvey, scale included at bottom left...

Rod, there is a volcano in view, but it's not relevant to the event.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
wagga #15747 06/28/11 06:51 AM
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katapillar was my alluding to Katmai. Not involved?

another idea- Al Gore's hot air causing the ice to melt

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
Harvey Lankford #15758 06/28/11 11:41 AM
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I am thinking of a place pretty far from Alaska. I may go to the local dress for less place, get some winter clothes, and head down for a visit. The site I have in mind was discovered 70 years before 1911, which was a big year in the history of pole vaulting.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
AlanK #15760 06/28/11 12:10 PM
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I might know about sports-type pole vaulting since my older son was State champion (twice). But it is not that.

Pole and 1911 surely must refer to the time the skillful, practical, and knowledgeable Amundsen beat the crap out of the bumbling, undeserving-of-hero-status Scott by getting to the South Pole AND returning. Are we getting, um, warm?

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV
AlanK #15761 06/28/11 12:10 PM
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Need to get colder to get warm. The previous winter, to be exact. Looks like a bad trip. A real Terror. I think somebody felt rooked. A lot of trouble for a quarter-dozen. Probably should have left this trip plan on on the Shelf. If Cherry and Birdie and Bill had only known that ontogeny does not actually recapitulate phylogeny, they might not have had to learn the hard way whether phenomenology recapitulates deontology.

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