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Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 6:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Three men got on a boat. Two of them are now famous.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 7:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome to the forum Jrjabadu!

True story?
Men: human-adult-male (HAM)?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 9:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, true story
Yes, Human adult males
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And thanks for welcoming me to the forum!!
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Are the men actors?
Scientists?
Researchers?
Athletes?
Did they dive for something?
Did they try to break a record?
Or go on a trip?

Did they get famous for something that happened while they were on the boat?

God, I have no clue about boats, but alas...
Was the boat a rowing boat?
A canoe?
A kayak?
A glass-bottom boat?
A fishing boat?
A barge?
A freighter?
A cruiser?
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Did the third man not get famous because he died?
Because he was tricked?
Because he was staying more in the background?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Are the men actors? No
Scientists? Yes, the general public would consider them to be
Researchers? Yes, the general public would consider them to be
Athletes? No
Did they dive for something? No
Did they try to break a record? Not really
Or go on a trip? Yes

Did they get famous for something that happened while they were on the boat? No

God, I have no clue about boats, but alas...
Was the boat a rowing boat? No
A canoe? No
A kayak? No
A glass-bottom boat? No
A fishing boat? No
A barge? No
A freighter? No
A cruiser? No

Did the third man not get famous because he died? No
Because he was tricked? No
Because he was staying more in the background? Yes
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 11:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the boat a battleship? a submarine? (apparently in the Royal Navy, only submarines are known as boats)

was it a military vessel? commercial? research?

were they explorers?

did they become famous for reaching the place they travelled to? something they did when they got there?

is this a true story? FYOI? (from your own imagination) FSEI? (someone else's)
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is space exploration relevant?
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

incidentally, jrjabadu, it's easier for us to tell your answers when you put them in bold. The code for bolding text is \ b { text } (just remove the spaces, and put your answer in instead of "text".) Replace the b with an i for italics, u for underline.
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oh, and welcome, by the way! =)

is sea exploration relevant? a certain sea? ocean?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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was the boat a battleship? NO
a submarine? NO
(apparently in the Royal Navy, only submarines are known as boats)

was it a military vessel?YES
commercial? NO
research? NO

were they explorers? YES

did they become famous for reaching the place they travelled to?YES
something they did when they got there? YES

is this a true story? YES
FYOI? (from your own imagination) NO
FSEI? (someone else's)NO

is space exploration relevant?YES

is sea exploration relevant? NO
Andy_hornby (Andy_hornby)
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Armstrong & Aldrin?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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And....
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Collins?
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Michael Collins?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Bingo!!!! You got it!
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So Collins didn't become famous because unlike Armstrong and Aldrin, he didn't walk on the moon?
But flew around the moon instead?
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i think we still need to get the relevance of the boat

Were the astronauts former navy? Did they go on a boat as part of their training? Preparation? is the boat a nickname for the spacecraft?
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So Collins didn't become famous because unlike Armstrong and Aldrin, he didn't walk on the moon? But flew around the moon instead? Yes, he was chosen to remain in the spacecraft orbiting the moon

Were the astronauts former navy? irrelevant
Did they go on a boat as part of their training? no
Preparation? no
is the boat a nickname for the spacecraft? no
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perhaps the boat was what the astronauts got on after landing the craft post-space flight?
Jrjabadu (Jrjabadu)
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 7:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

perhaps the boat was what the astronauts got on after landing the craft post-space flight? YES, after landing in the Pacific Ocean 210 miles from the nearest island, the men were transported by helicopter individually to the USS Hornet, which was 15 miles from the landing site, where they were kept in quarantine for a few weeks (Nixon was there to greet them). The three of them got on the boat, but only two of them are now famous. Talk about being a third wheel!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11#Splashdown_and_quarantine

Puzzle solved!
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Should we insert here a

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


?
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Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Welcome Jrjabadu (cool name by the way)

I've always felt a bit sorry for Michael Collins who remains largely anonymous. However his name will live on forever in Ireland as he has the consolation of sharing a name with the most well know person in modern Irish history.
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All I know about Collins is that he was the third guy on the Apollo 11 mission and that he lost a camera in space.

Nice puzzle Jrjabadu

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