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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 12:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Elephants" we cried in perfect harmony causing groans and laughter in equal measure.

What's going on?


Warning : Somewhat Silly
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We=HAM? 2+, 5+, 10+, 50+, 100+, 100+ people?
Can the quote be replaced with "Elephants?"? Or "Elephants!"? Puns relevant? Is it a punchline? the answer to a question? Riddle? Joke?
Were the groans and laughter yours? Someone else's?
Was the perfect unison accidental, or the result of practice?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh oh, did you see footprints in your butter?
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We=HAM? H & A sex not relevant 2+ two, 5+, 10+, 50+, 100+, 100+ people?
Can the quote be replaced with "Elephants?"? No Or "Elephants!"? yes Puns relevant? Noish Is it a punchline? yesish the answer to a question? yes Riddle? No Joke? No
Were the groans and laughter yours? Laughter yes Someone else's? both laughter and groans. A number of people heard the remark
Was the perfect unison accidental, or the result of practice? accidental

Uh oh, did you see footprints in your butter? Ah that takes me back but no unfortunately
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your location relevant? Time of day relevant? Were any of you drinking?
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Is your location relevant? it'll help you set the scene Time of day relevant? No Were any of you drinking? LOL no. This is one of my rare sober puzzles
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Was it a silly answer to a normal question? Or was the question itself silly? The other people relevant in other ways than the fact that you caused them to laugh and groan? Was your answer an in-joke, or could anyone (anyone with humor and/or a vivid/twisted imagination) have answered the same?
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"Bob the builder" relevant?
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Did you see an elephant?
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Did you ask the question? Did you see/read the question? Did someone else ask you a question?

Was "Elephants" the correct answer to this question?
Was the question "What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?"
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Does the word elephants refer to an actual elephant or some symbols (like a card bearing elephant picture?
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Was it a silly answer to a normal question? yes Or was the question itself silly? The other people relevant in other ways than the fact that you caused them to laugh and groan? except for the person who asked the question and one other individual all others are irrelevant Was your answer an in-joke, or could anyone (anyone with humor and/or a vivid/twisted imagination) have answered the same? the latter
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Galois
Bob the builder" relevant? No

Fuhad
Did you see an elephant? No

Quovynyte
Did you ask the question? No Did you see/read the question? No Did someone else ask you a question? No someone asked someone else a question

Was "Elephants" the correct answer to this question? Yes but not the answer the answer the person was looking for
Was the question "What is the meaning of life, the universe and everything?" No

Finno
Does the word elephants refer to an actual elephant or some symbols (like a card bearing elephant picture? An actual elephant
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Is it relevant that elephants are sometimes ridden for transportation?
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Do you know person1 and person2 (those that asked the question)?
Did they know you?
Did they know each other?
Did you tell them that answer?
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Is it relevant that elephants are sometimes ridden for transportation? No

Do you know person1 and person2 (those that asked the question)? yes. There all work colleagues. Here's what happened exactly. Person 1 Chris asked a question of person 2 Damien. Person 3 Susan and person 4 myself answered in unison. We laughed like hell while Chris and Damien just groaned
Did they know you?
Did they know each other?
Did you tell them that answer? so yes to all of these
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Is it relevant to your answer that elephants:
are animals?
are mammals?
are big?
are heavy?
are found in circuses?
are found in Africa? India?
can lift heavy objects?
have trunks?
have big ears?
are gray?
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Posted on Friday, October 16, 2009 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant to your answer that elephants:
are animals?
are mammals?
are big?
are heavy?
are found in circuses?
are found in Africa? India?
can lift heavy objects?
have trunks?
have big ears?
are gray? None of these would you believe?
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Did Chris ask Damien? you? Susan? all together?
Is "Elephants" a correct answer to the question? Would be "Elephant" correct either? if not: Relevant how many elephants? a specific number?
Was the question about kind of a preference of Damien? (like "if Damien was living in India what would he live on?")
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Did Chris ask Damien? this you? Susan? all together?
Is "Elephants" a correct answer to the question? yes Would be "Elephant" correct either? elephants works much better if not: Relevant how many elephants? a specific number? No just elephants in general
Was the question about kind of a preference of Damien? (like "if Damien was living in India what would he live on?")No
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Is it relevant that elephants
Have wrinkly skin?
Supposedly "never forget"?
Communicate at low frequencies that humans can't hear?
Have a matriarchal society?
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Was the answer Chris was looking for also an animal/animals?
Elephants' supposed fear of mice relevant?
Did the question start with: who? how? where? why? what? when? which?
If not, which one is closest/which one could it have started with? Relevant?
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Posted on Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Noel

Is it relevant that elephants
Have wrinkly skin?
Supposedly "never forget"?
Communicate at low frequencies that humans can't hear?
Have a matriarchal society? None of these

Galfisk

Was the answer Chris was looking for also an animal/animals? No
Elephants' supposed fear of mice relevant? No
Did the question start with: who? how? where? This why? what? when? which?
If not, which one is closest/which one could it have started with? Relevant?
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Are elephants actually relevant at all? Or just the word "elephant"?
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Are elephants actually relevant at all? Or just the word "elephant"? Well they weren;'t relevant to our conversation but elephants was a perfectly acceptable to the question Chris asked. So something pertaining to elephants is very relevant
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Is the fact that elephants are a large animal relevant?

The fact that they travel in herds?

The footprint of the animal?

The sound of the elephant?

Tusks?

Is it possible that "Elephants" could have been substituted with another animal and have the same effect in the puzzle?
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Is the fact that elephants are a large animal relevant? No

The fact that they travel in herds? No

The footprint of the animal? No

The sound of the elephant? No

Tusks? Yes!

Is it possible that "Elephants" could have been substituted with another animal and have the same effect in the puzzle? yes
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Where do...
Where could...
Where is...
Where should...
Where are...
Where might...
Where would...
Where does...
Where can...
Where will...
Where can't...
Where won't...
Other...
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Anything to do with ivory? maybe the soap brand? ...as in, Q:"Where do I go to get some Ivory (soap)" A: "Elephants!"
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Anything to do with ivory? yes maybe the soap brand? ...as in, Q:"Where do I go to get some Ivory (soap)" A: "Elephants!" No not the soap but good thinking and you're OTRT. You need to find out something about Damien though
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Where do...
Where could...
Where is...
Where should...
Where are...
Where might...
Where would...
Where does... this one
Where can...
Where will...
Where can't...
Where won't...
Other...
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Where does {a proper noun}?
Where does many?
Where does a lot?
Where does {a number}
Why does much?
Where does most?
Other?
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Are any of the following relevant:
Ivory soap? Ivory piano keys? Ivory the color? Ivory tower? Ivory as a metaphor for clean and pure? Ivory jewelry? Illegal trade in ivory? Ivory decorations? False teeth?
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Where does {a proper noun}?
Where does many?
Where does a lot?
Where does {a number}
Why does much?
Where does most?
Other? this
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Are any of the following relevant:
Ivory soap? Ivory piano keys? Ivory the color? Ivory tower? Ivory as a metaphor for clean and pure? Ivory jewelry? Illegal trade in ivory? Ivory decorations? False teeth? None of these which is a shame as it's an impressive list
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Where does {a... - e...}
Where does {f... - l...}
Where does {m... - p...}
Where does {q... - t...}
Where does {u... - z...}
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"Where does one go to get ivory?"?
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Where does {a... - e...}
Where does {f... - l...}
Where does {m... - p...}
Where does {q... - t...}
Where does {u... - z...} Hmm, how do i say this, maybe this sledgehammer approach is not according to hoyle lateral thinking so I hope you won't mind if i don't answer

Where does one go to get ivory?"? Pretty close but not quite
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Where does ivory come from?
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Is Ivory a person's name? a place name? some other proper name?
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Where does ivory come from? Yes

Is Ivory a person's name? yes it's Damiens surname a place name? some other proper name?

**********Spoiler*************

I think that's enough for me to declare a spoiler. Damien's surname is Ivory . When Chris asked him what his surname was he said "Ivory, now that's unusual I've never heard of the name Ivory before, where does it come from?" . To which Susan and myself in perfect harmony cried out "Elephants".

I did warn that this was on the silly side.

Well done to Noel & Biograd who between them had enough for me to put this out of it's misery

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