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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
AlanK #19507 11/01/11 05:30 PM
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Okay, got my boarding passes printed

One more stab at this thing

lots of blatant clues about gravity, physics, relativity, Newton, and the other extremely famous guy must be either Maxwell, Bolzman, Einstein, Bohr, Dirac, Heisenberg, or Feynman.

Even time travel in Back to the Future is a clue. But what is that building? Does not look like Einstein territory.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #19508 11/01/11 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Okay, got my boarding passes printed

One more stab at this thing

lots of blatant clues about gravity, physics, relativity, Newton, and the other extremely famous guy must be either Maxwell, Bolzman, Einstein, Bohr, Dirac, Heisenberg, or Feynman.

Even time travel in Back to the Future is a clue. But what is that building? Does not look like Einstein territory.

Doc Brown in the original Back to the Future named his dog after a famous gravity guy. A guy on your list.

The guy planted a palm tree somewhere.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Harvey Lankford #19509 11/01/11 05:58 PM
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Consider the heritage of the extremely famous guy.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
wagga #19511 11/01/11 09:19 PM
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I'd sure like to know how wagga's initial clue, "Please Bee cryptic" relates to some dude's palm tree.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
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I'd sure like to know how wagga's initial clue, "Please Bee cryptic" relates to some dude's palm tree.


My guess is that it refered to the WZ's own Bee rather then being an actual clue as the guy with the palm tree definitely didn't say anything about the impact on the world if bees disappeared.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
tdtz #19513 11/02/11 04:53 AM
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That was a kudo for Bee - her linear thinking solved the Ankerwyke Tree puzzle very quickly. Thought she might specialize in trees...


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
tdtz #19514 11/02/11 05:01 AM
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... didn't say anything about the impact on the world if bees disappeared...


This has been posted before, but is well worth a second visit - and there are all the new folks, too.

Queen Of The Sun.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
wagga #19517 11/02/11 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
That was a kudo for Bee - her linear thinking solved the Ankerwyke Tree puzzle very quickly. Thought she might specialize in trees...


That sent me waaay off the wrong trail.

So without any clues whatsoever, I'd appreciate Alan K revealing the thought processes he used to solve the puzzle. I'm clueless. confused

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
Steve C #19518 11/02/11 09:34 AM
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So without any clues whatsoever, I'd appreciate Alan K revealing the thought processes he used to solve the puzzle. I'm clueless. confused

The first tree said "apple" to me, so I looked for images of the world's most famous apple tree (I am assuming that Eve ate some other fruit). Since that tree is related to a gravity guy and the other image was a palm, I looked for references to the other most famous gravity guy and palm trees. That did it.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
AlanK #19520 11/02/11 10:08 AM
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LVII: (57)

Info on Isaac's tree here.

"Isaac Newton's Apple Tree is now on its third set of roots but still provides a good crop of apples each summer."

And the palm tree was apparently planted in 1923, not 1950.

The CNN picture.



Scroll through this article for some fascinating pictures.

Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein and their party traveled by ship and the two got to know each other. Weizmann supposedly remarked, "Every day he explained his theory to me, and now I am convinced that he understands it."


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57)
AlanK #19522 11/02/11 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
The first tree said "apple" to me, so I looked for images of the world's most famous apple tree (I am assuming that Eve ate some other fruit).

Man! All that first tree said to me was, "Old, sick and gnarly".

I guess I don't know apple trees.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
Steve C #19526 11/02/11 11:48 AM
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What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58):








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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
wagga #19531 11/02/11 01:07 PM
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I'm guessing that people would not be offended if offered a small hint.

I am glad the guy in the picture has his hard hat on.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
AlanK #19541 11/03/11 01:40 PM
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there was a famous event of a tool dropped in Arkansas, was that it?

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
Harvey Lankford #19544 11/03/11 03:15 PM
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there was a famous event of a tool dropped in Arkansas, was that it?

No, but you might consider that for a WITWHH in the future...


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
wagga #19545 11/03/11 04:44 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58):



I miss the old participants in this game. I mean, saltydog would melt over this one.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
AlanK #19546 11/03/11 09:30 PM
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I thought maybe it looked like a space shuttle engine, but can't find any pictures to match.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
AlanK #19547 11/04/11 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted By: AlanK

I miss the old participants in this game. I mean, saltydog would melt over this one.


Well, then, it must have something to do with a really hot day at this place. Yes?


CORRECTION
oops, too hasty. That probably is not right. I need to make a pilgrimage.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
Steve C #19550 11/04/11 06:01 AM
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I thought maybe it looked like a space shuttle engine, but can't find any pictures to match.

And it's not an aircraft fuel tank - though that was the original plan. Sort of.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58)
Harvey Lankford #19551 11/04/11 06:07 AM
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Well, then, it must have something to do with a really hot day at this place. Yes?


We already had the Mass Ave Bridge in a puzzle, so no need to re-visit that place. After all, the motto of its inhabitants is "IHTFP."

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