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Origins Trivia Game

  1. Jul 2, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    In the spirit of the "What was it" thread:

    It was either 2 drinks or 12 feet, and the best known name of a man.
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2006 #2
    Mark Twain?
     
  4. Jul 2, 2006 #3
    How could you fathom that?
     
  5. Jul 2, 2006 #4

    Gokul43201

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    Nice game!

    Larkspur, next question is yours.
     
  6. Jul 2, 2006 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    As noted, Mark Twain it is:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain

    Yes, for those who don't know the game, if you get the answer you need to either post the next question reasonably soon [< 1 day], or at least please indicate that you pass.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2006 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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  8. Jul 2, 2006 #7
    What has ten layers and sometimes needs a buckle when detached.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2006 #8

    Gokul43201

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    Have we reverted to "what was it" from "origins"? Either way, I'm going with a highly improbable guess: Geological Column
     
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  10. Jul 2, 2006 #9

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    Skin? That's what organ I think of when I think "ten layers."
     
  11. Jul 2, 2006 #10
    Sorry, I wasn't sure what "origins" referred to so I went by the "what was it thread".


    Not a column, MK is close.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2006 #11

    Gokul43201

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    I believe the idea is to ask and answer questions of etymology and/or nomenclature.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2006 #12
    I goofed then....mine is just a simple what is it question.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2006 #13

    Gokul43201

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    I thought the skin only had 2 or 3 layers...but then, my biology sucks! Doesn't the brain have a lot of layers? Or is it the eye? Gah, I'll never remember this stuff, but if I did keep guessing every physiological word I know, there's a very tiny chance I might land on the answer!
     
  15. Jul 2, 2006 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yes, that and perhaps origins in the sense of technological origins, historical connections, motivations for laws or political events... really any kind of trace to the roots of an event, device, nomenclature, philosophy, scientific theory/discovery, or technology.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2006 #15
    Should I go ahead and give the answer since my question is none of the above? The answer is responsible for the origination of something most but not all of us have.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2006 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    That's okay, I was hardly specific in the first post.

    If no one else minds, I say let's give it a bit and see if anyone gets it.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2006 #17

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    The retina is composed of 10 layers.
     
  19. Jul 2, 2006 #18
    Very good! Now it is your turn!
     
  20. Jul 2, 2006 #19

    wolram

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    If you kissed it you were hooked, that is why a new vessel was developed.
     
  21. Jul 3, 2006 #20

    Ivan Seeking

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    ...............Hint?
     
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