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Old 12-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #10426
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A simple riddle:

Four of us are in your field
But our differences keep us at yield

First, a one that is no fool
Though he resembles a gardener's tool

Next, one difficult to split in two
And a girl once had one as big as her shoe

Then, to the mind, one's a lovely bonder
And truancy makes it grow fonder

Last, a stem connecting dots of three
Knowing all this, what are we?
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #10427
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Sounds like the different suits in a deck of cards, but that would be too easy.


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Old 12-22-2012, 01:12 AM   #10428
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Sounds like the different suits in a deck of cards, but that would be too easy.


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You got it! Very good.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:08 AM   #10429
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OK... since there seemed to be a lot interest and fun from the last silly question, here's another...

We all know what a Duffel Bag is, more or less. Most of us have used them for one thing or another. We even sometimes call the stuff we put inside them our 'duffel.'
Why did it come to be called a Duffel Bag?

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #10430
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Interesting - I'd no idea there was a specific origin story. It sounds French, so was the bag designer Monsieur Duffel?
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:13 AM   #10431
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Interesting - I'd no idea there was a specific origin story. It sounds French, so was the bag designer Monsieur Duffel?
Amazing! And Monsieur Duffel would be so pleased, especially if he could get the royalties for it. But unfortunately, Monsieur Duffel designed the Duffel Tower, the almost famous sight in Paris, so... please accept this home version of the game as a consolation prize, and our thanks for playing! Who's our next contestant, Ed?


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Old 12-22-2012, 05:26 AM   #10432
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Amazing! And Monsieur Duffel would be so pleased, especially if he could get the royalties for it. But unfortunately, Monsieur Duffel designed the Duffel Tower, the almost famous sight in Paris, so... please accept this home version of the game as a consolation prize, and our thanks for playing! Who's our next contestant, Ed?


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Funnily enough the Duffel Tower crossed my mind too. I tried to ascend it once, but because of all the strewn clothes and other crap, couldn't get past the first stage .

I'm gonna need a clue, I think.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:54 AM   #10433
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Funnily enough the Duffel Tower crossed my mind too. I tried to ascend it once, but because of all the strewn clothes and other crap, couldn't get past the first stage .

I'm gonna need a clue, I think.
No clues in the first five minutes of the game...
And no, it was NOT designed by Mr. Bag either! This one is too easy. Oops! I almost gave it away!


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Old 12-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #10434
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Is Duffel a word for Bag? So it's a Bag bag?
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:22 PM   #10435
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Is Duffel a word for Bag? So it's a Bag bag?
You beat me to what I thought would just be a wild ass guess. I was going to go even farther out there and guess that if was a French word for bag. I speak no French.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #10436
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Duffel is a town in France, Switzerland or Belgium. So it is where they made the bags?
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #10437
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Is Duffel a word for Bag? So it's a Bag bag?
Nope. It's the name of the bag's 'birth place.'

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Duffel is a town in France, Switzerland or Belgium. So it is where they made the bags?
Close enough. While my Internet search couldn't locate a Duffel in France or Switzerland, it certainly is a location in Belgium. Pops right up in Google Maps!

You're up!


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Old 12-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #10438
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Thanks. I couldn't remember which country it was located but knew it was a French speaking one.

Another easy riddle:

I am always hungry,
I must always be fed,
The finger I touch,
Will soon turn red.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #10439
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #10440
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I think Stitchawl has that one!

If it was my turn to set a question, I might ask if you know the secret that I know about MobileRead. But since only the mods would be able to answer, or rather, wouldn't be able to answer (because it's a SECRET), I suppose it wouldn't be a very fair question.

What I can say is that you won't want to miss it, so keep an eye on the announcements forum over the next few days.
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