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tribdog
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Dec17-04, 07:07 PM
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Greetings. I have been on your planet for centuries. Like you I am carbon based, I have two eyes like you. I have two hands and ten fingers just like you. In many ways we are alike, but unlike you I know my true worth. I am always strong, as is my entire family. I do not suffer from jealousy or hard-headedness, but you seldom give me respect. So go ahead Earthling, hit me, throw me away, do what you will. At least recognize me.
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tribdog
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Dec17-04, 08:54 PM
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I guess the question is, who said that?
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Dec19-04, 10:30 AM
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...ummmm maybe it would be easier if we approximately knew what time period that was in? its not exactly shakespeare now is it...

tribdog
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Dec19-04, 08:24 PM
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Take me to your leader

it was said 12/17/2004 at 6:07pm.
Cosmo16
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Dec20-04, 07:58 AM
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Is the answer You?
poolwin2001
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Dec20-04, 08:15 AM
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A dog.......
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Dec20-04, 03:29 PM
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Quote Quote by poolwin2001
A dog.......
If your dog posesses those charachteristics and talks to you, chances are what you have there is a rather hairy man crawling about on his knees. This being the case, I'd cast him out if I were you, before you get a reputation for leading naked men around on a leash.
tribdog
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Dec20-04, 11:23 PM
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Select for a hint The reason I put the jealousness and hard headedness was so that you wouldn't think of green or metal, eliminating paper money and coins.
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Dec21-04, 12:37 AM
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While the eyes, hands and fingers are troublesome in themselves, the opening statement worries me more.

When you say "centuries", it sounds like it's a smaller time than tens or hundreds of millenia. This eliminates all plant life, and most animals too...and in fact, seems to point towards something that may, after all, be man-made. But it would seem unusual for a man-made thing to have to go introduce itself to man and explain its characteristics...unless it's inadvertently made...like some kind of by-product. So anyway, that's where I'm stuck...more or less.

Also, I can't think of a thing that's got anything resembling 2 eyes, 2 hands and 10 fingers.
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Dec21-04, 01:55 AM
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Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus.
I don't think I have ever met an Earthling.

The hint isn't much help.
Coins are not carbon based.
While US paper money has two eyes, I don't think I have ever seen any currency with hands and fingers.

It's tough being green.
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Dec21-04, 02:31 AM
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I was thinking gloves. Most gloves don't have eyes; boxing gloves do (where the laces go through) but they always have more than two. What else has eyes? potatoes? needles? Horses have hands (to measure their height in)... Nah... I give up.
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Dec21-04, 06:37 AM
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Select for a hint Yes this is an inanimate object and how many forms of carbon can you think of?
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Dec22-04, 09:00 AM
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I want to say 'silicon', but it's too much of a stretch.

- it's been on our planet for a long time (a *very* long time - centuries is a red herring)
- it is in the same periodic family as carbon (carbon-based)
- it has two 'i's
- I thought the '2 hands and ten fingers' might be a metaphor for its electron orbitals
- it's 'true worth' is Atomic number 14
- 'strong' would somehow refer to its elemental/chemical properties, and would be similar to its 'entire family' on the periodic table
- 'jealousy or hard-headedness, seldom respected' - red herrings or metaphors
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Dec22-04, 10:00 AM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913
I want to say 'silicon', but it's too much of a stretch.

- it's been on our planet for a long time (a *very* long time - centuries is a red herring)
- it is in the same periodic family as carbon (carbon-based)
- it has two 'i's
- I thought the '2 hands and ten fingers' might be a metaphor for its electron orbitals
- it's 'true worth' is Atomic number 14
- 'strong' would somehow refer to its elemental/chemical properties, and would be similar to its 'entire family' on the periodic table
- 'jealousy or hard-headedness, seldom respected' - red herrings or metaphors
Carbon isotope.Not necessarily radioactive 14.It has 10/11/12/13/14/15/16 nucleons and,as diamond,it's the second toughest/strongest mineral known to man.Carbon 12 has two alotropic forms.Diamond and graphite.On the other hand,it may not be pure carbon:it may be coal,a form of it.

It's weird,though.
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Dec22-04, 03:24 PM
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"...as diamond,it's the second toughest/strongest mineral known to man..."

Second? Next to what? Bucky-ene?
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Dec23-04, 05:26 AM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913
"...as diamond,it's the second toughest/strongest mineral known to man..."

Second? Next to what? Bucky-ene?
You mean second to what??? Yeah,i was missinformed .Apparently diamond is still number one.For who is number 2 and 3,check these links:
number 2 and 3

I was thinking about boron carbide [itex] B_{4}C [/itex]

Daniel.
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Dec23-04, 06:30 AM
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ACCORDING TO THESE ARTICLES ON WIKIPEDIA.ORG,DIAMOND ITSELF IS NUMBER THREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

number 2
number 1

So i was right,since apparently number 2 exists only in theory.

Daniel.
tribdog
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Dec23-04, 08:02 AM
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Was this one really that hard? I thought I gave enough clues. select for answer:I thought the "hit me" would give it away. It is a playing card. the carbon based tells you it is a diamond, only face cards have eyes and hands, the J and Q have 4 eyes, so the answer must be the King of Diamonds.


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