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Jacek (Jacek)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This happened today, and I immediately thought: That would make a nice puzzle! Here it is:

She was about 15 years older than me, but as soon as she took it out of her pocket and put in on the table, I realized that we've both spent our childhoods in the same cultural era
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 1:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She = H? A? F? "Me" = you, Jacek?

"It" -- an object?

Did you see her put it on the table? In person? Online? On television?
Jacek (Jacek)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 8:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She = H? A? F? "Me" = you, Jacek?

"It" -- an object?

Did you see her put it on the table? In person? Yes to all above, no to the rest Online? On television?
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 8:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she take an item out of her pocket? an item that normally fits into a pocket? only one item? or several items of which only one is relevant? (like a badge on a key ring)
Has the item a practical use? or did she keep it mainly for nostalgy?
Do you own a similar item?
Same cultural era = communism? post-communism?
Same cultural era but different countries?
Or did you mean to write "cultural area"? like: Eastern Europe? Slavonic countries?
Is the item she put on the table relevant as such? or was it more the way she put it on the table? which revealed a habit that could develop only in a particular cultural background?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 8:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the item a toy or game? a book or paper with writing? edible? jewellery? a calculator? phone?
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pop culture relevant?
Did she have an item with a logo or picture of some pop culture icon you knew as well?
Cartoons relevant?
Music relevant?
Jacek (Jacek)
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Did she take an item out of her pocket? Yes an item that normally fits into a pocket? Yes only one item? or several items of which only one is relevant? (like a badge on a key ring) YES! Not a badge, but a disticntive keyring
Has the item a practical use? Not really or did she keep it mainly for nostalgy? Probably
Do you own a similar item? Yes
Same cultural era = communism? post-communism? Political systems irrelevant
Same cultural era but different countries? Same everywhere, i.e. global
Or did you mean to write "cultural area"? like: Eastern Europe? Slavonic countries? I meant era, and it's not limited to those
Is the item she put on the table relevant as such? Yes or was it more the way she put it on the table? No which revealed a habit that could develop only in a particular cultural background?

was the item a toy This or game? a book or paper with writing? edible? jewellery? a calculator? phone?

We are almost there. I realize now that the puzzle is not very good, since it's pretty easy and doesn't involve a lot of lateral thinking. But I'm glad you're playing anyway!
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

See my Qs at 1:46.

Was it a rubik's cube?
A magic 8 ball?
Something to do with video games?
Jacek (Jacek)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, sorry! I missed them somehow.

Pop culture relevant? Definetely YES
Did she have an item with a logo or picture of some pop culture icon you knew as well? Neither logo nor picture
Cartoons relevant? Yopish
Music relevant? No
Was it a rubik's cube? No
A magic 8 ball? No
Something to do with video games? Yopish

As we already established, it was a keyring. But what kind of keyring?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it's a lovely puzzle!
Balin (Balin)
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Cartoons relevant? Did the keyring have a depiction of something on it? Of a character?
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A keyring:
Made of or from part from an old videogame controller?
Game cartridge?

You said logos and pictures were not relvant:
Is it a 3-D keyring?
(With the understanding that even flat keyrings have a depth. I mean a key ring that is a non-flat object.)

Sega relevant?
NES?
SNES?
Sony relevant?
Arcade games revelant?

Is the keyring of a human or animal figure?
(including "imaginary animals" like Sonic or Yoshi)
Jacek (Jacek)
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Posted on Friday, May 20, 2011 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cartoons relevant? Did the keyring have a depiction of something on it? Of a character? YES, however, the character is famous from something else than a cartoon, although he or she appears in (at least) one

A keyring:
Made of or from part from an old videogame controller?
Game cartridge? Neither. A cool idea though.

You said logos and pictures were not relvant:
Is it a 3-D keyring?
(With the understanding that even flat keyrings have a depth. I mean a key ring that is a non-flat object.) Yes

Sega relevant?
NES?
SNES?
Sony relevant?
Arcade games revelant? I'm giving a no to all video gaming related stuff, since, same as with cartoons, the character(s?) involved had appeared in cartoons and games, but that was only a small and marginal percent of their appearances

Is the keyring of a human or animal figure?
(including "imaginary animals" like Sonic or Yoshi) YES, it is a keyring with a figure. Not human though, and neither animal
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Tamagotchi or other similar thing? (I had a couple of those...I can't remember what the other thing I had that was similar was called, but it came out around the same time)
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Tamagotchi or other similar thing? (I had a couple of those...I can't remember what the other thing I had that was similar was called, but it came out around the same time) No. Had one myself too!
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The figure -- a ghost? A plant? Fruit/vegetable?
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superhuman? alien?
Jacek (Jacek)
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The figure -- a ghost? A plant? Fruit/vegetable? superhuman? alien? This, in a sense of a fictional character belonging to a non-human sentient species
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Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ET? a Star Wars character?
Jacek (Jacek)
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ET? a Star Wars character? Yes, it was a Star Wars character. I guess the puzzle is solved.

****** SPOILER *******

When I saw my teacher's keys lying on the table, I was surprised to notice that she has a LEGO Yoda figure keyring (I myself have a one with Vader, a Christmas gift from my girlfriend). Than I realised that, however she spent her childhood in late 70s / early 80s, and mine was spent a decade and a half later, it was all within "the Star Wars era" (a slight exageration intended).
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Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle, sorry I missed it! (:

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