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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Will there be a banana, or a cucumber?"
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The banana -- the fruit? The cucumber -- The vegetable?
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Longest shot ever done: Slot-Machines relevant? :-)

You used the quotes - is this a pronounced phrase? Is it written somewhere?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The banana -- the fruit? The cucumber -- The vegetable? Yope to both.

Longest shot ever done: Slot-Machines relevant? :-) No(:

You used the quotes - is this a pronounced phrase? Is it written somewhere? This, but it could just as well have been spoken.
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the banana and the cucumber we are referring to: symbols? Drawings? Pictures? Nick-names?

Relevant where is it written? If so, in a book? Comics?

Relevant who says that? Is it a conversation between 2 people? More than 2? HAM?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the banana and the cucumber we are referring to: symbols? Drawings? Pictures? Nick-names? This is closest.

Relevant where is it written? Yes. If so, in a book? No(small ish) Comics? No.

Relevant who says that? Yesish, I said that. Is it a conversation between 2 people? This. More than 2? HAM? Yes.
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Costumes relevant? Is the banana (cucumber) a fruit (vegetable) with human characteristics? Such as fairy tales characters?

Did you write that in a letter? text message? e-mail? Or are you writing a story, and the sentence is pronounced by a character?

The other person involved in the conversation: do you know him? Relative? Friend? Colleague? Boss? Are you his boss?

And just because I could not avoid that: sky-diving relevant? ;-)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Costumes relevant? Is the banana (cucumber) a fruit (vegetable) with human characteristics? Such as fairy tales characters? No to all.

Did you write that in a letter? text message? e-mail? Assume text message or email. Or are you writing a story, and the sentence is pronounced by a character? No.

The other person involved in the conversation: do you know him? Relative? Friend? This is closest. Colleague? Boss? Are you his boss?

And just because I could not avoid that: sky-diving relevant? ;-) Yes indeed.
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 10:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm... I should have asked that at first...

Anyway, you're writing a text/mail to one of the persons you usually do sky-diving with?

Do banana and cucumber indicate some positions/figures you can do while sky-diving?

Is the a particular feature of real bananas and cucumbers which is relevant to the puzzle, and maybe is the reason why you use these words in sky-diving? Colour? Size? Shape? Does banana stand for B and cucumber for C, like in phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, etc)?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a foreign word for "banana" relevant? For "cucumber"?

Yay for Galfisk skydiving puzzles!
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*echoes Balin* Yay for Galfisk skydiving puzzles! Do bananas and cucumbers have any symbolic purpose? Have they got anything particular to do with skydiving? Are their nutrients beneficial to skydivers? Do skydivers try eating cucumbers and bananas while falling? Is that possible? OTRT?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Hmm... I should have asked that at first...

Anyway, you're writing a text/mail to one of the persons you usually do sky-diving with? Yes.

Do banana and cucumber indicate some positions/figures you can do while sky-diving? No.
There's a formation called a "horny gorilla" though, bu that's irrelevant to this puzzle.


Is the a particular feature of real bananas and cucumbers which is relevant to the puzzle, and maybe is the reason why you use these words in sky-diving? Colour? Mostly thos. Size? Shape? and a bit of this. Does banana stand for B and cucumber for C, like in phonetic alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, etc)? No.

Is a foreign word for "banana" relevant? For "cucumber"? No to both.

Do bananas and cucumbers have any symbolic purpose? Have they got anything particular to do with skydiving? No to all. Are their nutrients beneficial to skydivers? Do skydivers try eating cucumbers and bananas while falling? Irr to both. Is that possible? Yes. OTRT? No.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whops: thos=this.
Yay for people enjoying my skydiving puzzles!
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we are looking for two "things", one yellow and roughly "banana"-shaped, the other green and roughly "cucumber"-shaped, which are relevant to sky-diving... OTRT?
(Now don't the have the same shape, and just a little size difference? Hmmm...)
Are these two "things" objects? Places?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we are looking for two "things", one yellow and roughly "banana"-shaped, the other green and roughly "cucumber"-shaped, which are relevant to sky-diving... OTRT? Yes - the shape is not as important though.
(Now don't the have the same shape, and just a little size difference? Hmmm...) Size is not relevant.
Are these two "things" objects? This. Places?
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are these objects used by skydivers? During a jump? Prior to a jump? After a landing?
Is it a piece of clothing? Something attached to clothing?
Is the 'banana' object the same size as a regular banana? Larger? Smaller?
Same q's for 'cucumber' object.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are these objects used by skydivers? Yes. During a jump? Prior to a jump? This. After a landing?
Is it a piece of clothing? Something attached to clothing? No to all.
Is the 'banana' object the same size as a regular banana? Larger? Smaller?
Same q's for 'cucumber' object. Both are larger.
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Are the objects vehicles? Stationary? Portable? Heavy?
Used inside the plane that carries the jumpers?
Used prior to boarding a plane? Used indoors/outdoors?
Mattiel (Mattiel)
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Are they made of plastic? Metal? Fabric?
Are they solid? Can you bend them? Wrap them?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the objects vehicles? this. Stationary? Portable? Heavy? DYOD.
Used inside the plane that carries the jumpers?
Used prior to boarding a plane? Used indoors/outdoors? Outdoors. No to the rest.

Are they made of plastic? A little. Metal? This, mostly. Fabric?
Are they solid? "Solid" as in "not liquid or gaseuos", but not "solid" as in "not hollow". Can you bend them? Wrap them? No.
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Land vehicles? Water vehicles?
With/without wheels? Gas-powered? Electric? Man powered?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Land vehicles? Water vehicles? Neither.
With/without wheels? Gas-powered? Electric? Man powered? Gas-powered, with wheels.
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How about the obvious - is the vehicle an airplane?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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How about the obvious - is the vehicle an airplane? Indeed!
Balin (Balin)
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So the banana and cucumber are two types of planes, correct? Is the "banana" your yellow jump plane (which you posted a picture of on one of the old puzzles)?
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sex education relevant? (just thought I'd ask - judging by the previous questions I doubt it though.)
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the banana and cucumber are two types of planes, correct? Is the "banana" your yellow jump plane (which you posted a picture of on one of the old puzzles)? Yes to all!
***SPOILER***
Our yellow jump plane has several nicknames, including "the banana". It had been sent to repair, and the replacement plane we usually have is smaller and mostly green. So what I was really asking was if our plane had been fixed yet, or if we would get the replacement.
Unfortunately we got neither, but I got a couple of skydives at another club, made some new friends, and also ended up buying another parachute there (smaller, faster, more fun, and matching my skydiving outfit). So it was not all bad.
Thanks for playing!
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There will be a cucumber this weekend. Not awesome, but better than nothing(:
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice!

Do you know how long it'll take the banana to get repaired?
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It should be ready next weekend.
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hurrah! At least the banana hasn't split! *grin* (Or is that what the repair is for?)
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haha no, it had metal particles in the... um, banana oil? It was bent before though, and had to be straightened out (pilot chute+stabilizer=ungood, fortunately nobody got hurt)
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Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Banana oil. :-p Poor banana. *pets it* Awww. Hope it gets all better soon, and the cucumber, too.

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