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Give me away? To whom? haha

ok, I'll try again.


Frederic Chopin part deux; from his DNA in paris cemetery implanted into a blank cell, multiplied by billions and then introduced into an embryo. :roll:

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Ok, now I am totally lost. From your clues, I know that the city has to be 520 miles from London, right?
You used the German word, "Diese" - and now you mention Chopin, which would make sense as far as the dates go since he was born on either 2/22 or 3/1. But Poland is too far.

I give up.

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pianolady wrote:
Ok, now I am totally lost. From your clues, I know that the city has to be 520 miles from London, right?
You used the German word, "Diese" - and now you mention Chopin, which would make sense as far as the dates go since he was born on either 2/22 or 3/1. But Poland is too far.

I give up.



sorry...chopin and poland have nothing to do w. the place. I was just responding to your question "To whom" knowing that you are infatuated with Chopin and if you could meet him, you would almost certainly swoon.

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juufa72 wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Ok, now I am totally lost. From your clues, I know that the city has to be 520 miles from London, right?
You used the German word, "Diese" - and now you mention Chopin, which would make sense as far as the dates go since he was born on either 2/22 or 3/1. But Poland is too far.

I give up.



sorry...chopin and poland have nothing to do w. the place. I was just responding to your question "To whom" knowing that you are infatuated with Chopin and if you could meet him, you would almost certainly swoon.


ok, yes - that's fine. Give me to Chopin. I guess I can tolerate that! :lol:

I still give up, though.

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This round must've been hard to HANDEL.

So, given that Pete is gone, and contributions are few, I will reveal the answer.


Diese place / city [GERMAN] hosts a celebrant with ties to the last 10 days of February [WHO DIED? WHO WAS BORN IN THE LAST PART OF FEB.?].

From London you would have to travel about 520 miles per hour to reach this destination in one hour. [WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LONDON AND THIS CITY? AND WHAT DOES IT HAVE TO DO WITH THE CLUES ABOVE?]

There are no bodies of water around here. Also there is no cause for aerial displays to be held because of the time of year. [WATER? FIREWORKS?]

Lastly citizens are not called "subjects". [BUT ENGLISH CITIZENS ARE]


The city must be German and is the place of either birth or death of a person in the last part of February. This city has a connection with London either historically or through the birth, life, or death of the person of late February.

As we know by looking at the calender of Feb. G.F. Handel was born on the 23 of Feb. He was born in:

Halle, Germany.

The London clue was tied to his naturalization as an English subject. And Water and Fireworks because of his famous compositions titled as such.


Hard, I know. I wish I would've made it easier. :roll:

I think that we should postpone the game until Pete and others come back because there is no competiton.

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During my recovery from back surgery, I can't sit for more than 2 or 3 minutes at a time; since I am sans laptop, I hereby defer the proceedings to whomever wishes to dole out some puzzlers. :wink:

Down but certainly not out:
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Okay then, here's a few questions that may or may not be easy. Some historical, and some musical, but all interesting:

Name the Puritan torture device that wasn't even made illegal in England until the middle of the 20th century. However rare cases were people could actually go to court and get permission to humiliate their wives with this publicly, up until the late 1920's when it hadn't been used for decades and people were really starting to wonder why it still existed.


Which country and famous city did we get our table manners from during the Renaissance period?

Which composer wrote a piece for Piano and Violin duet that was literally a representation of hell and was titled hell in french? It was in f minor, if that helps just a little bit.

Which famous Russian pianist played at the Potsdam conference for Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill?

Who was the director of the Moscow Radio Symphony orchestra during the February of 1966?

Why was Charles Valentin Alkan afraid of facing the camera when pictures were taken of him?

What color is the pair of boxer briefs i am wearing? I don't expect an answer but it would be awesome if someone actually guessed correctly.(one of you is looking at me with binoculars in the house right next to me, i am sure of it :shock: :lol: )

What time did Mozart arise every day to pray before going on about his business during the day?

Which two pieces intended for Sibelius' Kung Kristian II (King Christian II) Suite, Op. 27 did Sibelius leave out?

A century ago in Spain what did the gesture of lightly tugging on your left eyelid symbolize during a social outing?

Which local language of Europe has a word in it that dates back literally to the ice age? The word means sword and originally meant sharp rock... :shock: :!:

These are very interesting, and difficult but doable. I love trivia. If any one person gets all of these they deserve the title of neurotic. :twisted:


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Name the Puritan torture device that wasn't even made illegal in England until the middle of the 20th century. However rare cases were people could actually go to court and get permission to humiliate their wives with this publicly, up until the late 1920's when it hadn't been used for decades and people were really starting to wonder why it still existed.

The duck-bill mask?


Which country and famous city did we get our table manners from during the Renaissance period?

the Ottoman Turks?

Which famous Russian pianist played at the Potsdam conference for Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill?

Arensky?

Why was Charles Valentin Alkan afraid of facing the camera when pictures were taken of him?

he thought that it would steal his soul?

What color is the pair of boxer briefs i am wearing?

mother of pearl?

What time did Mozart arise every day to pray before going on about his business during the day?

4AM


A century ago in Spain what did the gesture of lightly tugging on your left eyelid symbolize during a social outing?

the same as the middle finger in the US


Which local language of Europe has a word in it that dates back literally to the ice age? The word means sword and originally meant sharp rock... :shock: :!:

Basque


And Alkan composed the violin and piano piece entitled "Hell"

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You got the camera question about Alkan correct :) He was indeed that batty :shock: +1 for that.

I love your answer to the Spanish gesture of tugging one's left eyelid but that isn't it. :twisted:

You correctly answered the stone age word, surprisingly enough. It also has to do with Spain, as i was thinking about the local dialects of Spain(the most common one being Castillean), and the strange gestures they used not so long ago. They take a nap break during work over there(jealousy...). Another +1.

Lastly, you answer the Hell piece correctly, and i'm sorry that that one wasn't nearly as hard. +1 for that. Your are now currently at +3.

Numbers 1, 2, 3, & 5 aren't going to be nearly as easy, so gladly there's still plenty of chance for someone else competing too. Also, i checked the boxers i am currently wearing half a second ago, and it is sadly not mother of pearl...


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Do you want to reveal the answers?


And for those of you who have Google Earth, copy and paste these coordiantes into the search section:

50 00 38 N, 110 06 51 w


The matrix effect tells our eyes that we are seeing an Aztec-like profile of a man wearing a head dress of some kind


Then fly to these coordinates:

32 40 33 N, 117 09 27 W

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That first one is very cool! The second one is not so cool. Didn't they know what kind of configuration they were making? Maybe they did. :shock:

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