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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Breakthrough: bamboo.

Not sure if this one will be too easy, or difficult, we'll see.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the breakthrough bamboo?
Is some person involved? HAM? HAF?
Was it some idea? Invention?
Are they putting use to bamboo?

Could this be put as "The breakthrough was bamboo"?
Was it the bamboo as in the hard wooden stem?
Breakthrough as in breaking through something?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the breakthrough bamboo? Yes.
Is some person involved? HAM? HAF? HAM involved.
Was it some idea? Invention? Yes.
Are they putting use to bamboo? Yes.

Could this be put as "The breakthrough was bamboo"? yes.
Was it the bamboo as in the hard wooden stem? Yes.
Breakthrough as in breaking through something? No.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a company involved?
Did the person get this breakthrough?
Relevant how he got it?
Pandas relevant?
Are they making things out of bamboo?
Wars relevant? Sporting events? Academic studies?
The man's occupation relevant? Era relevant? Location?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a company involved? It's not mentioned, assume no.
Did the person get this breakthrough? Yes.
Relevant how he got it? Yes.
Pandas relevant? No.
Are they making things out of bamboo? Yesish.
Wars relevant? Sporting events? Academic studies? Neither.
The man's occupation relevant? Yes. Era relevant? Yes. Location? Yes.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which century was it? [LTPF list of centuries]
Political Geography relevant? (Cities, countries)
Physical Geography relelvant? (Lakes, Mountains)
Was he doing something when he got this breakthrough?
Did he see/hear/taste/smell/feel something?
Was he having a bath?
Profession...(forgive me Noel)
* Artistic / musical / writer
* Banking / financial / real estate
* Clerical / Administrative
* Computer related / Hardware
* Construction / Craftsman
* Criminal / Questionable Repute
* Education / Academic Research
* Entertainment / Media
* Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
* Executive / Management
* Hospitality / Travel
* Legal Services
* Manufacturing / Distributions
* Medical / Health Services
* Politics / Government / Military
* Sales / Marketing
* Technical / Science / Engineering
* Teaching / Child care
* Transportation
* Food Service
* Other
?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which century was it? [LTPF list of centuries] 19th century.
Political Geography relevant? (Cities, countries) Yes.
Physical Geography relelvant? (Lakes, Mountains) No.
Was he doing something when he got this breakthrough? Yes.
Did he see This./hear/taste/smell/feel something?
Was he having a bath? Haha, no.
Profession...(forgive me Noel)
* Artistic / musical / writer
* Banking / financial / real estate
* Clerical / Administrative
* Computer related / Hardware
* Construction / Craftsman
* Criminal / Questionable Repute
* Education / Academic Research Research.
* Entertainment / Media
* Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
* Executive / Management
* Hospitality / Travel
* Legal Services
* Manufacturing / Distributions
* Medical / Health Services
* Politics / Government / Military
* Sales / Marketing
* Technical / Science / Engineering These.
* Teaching / Child care
* Transportation
* Food Service
* Other And a bit of this.
?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cities relevant? Borders? Countries? States? Is it relevant where he is? Europe? America? Asia? Africa? Australia?

Is he a student? Did he see words/numbers?
Did he see a tangible object?
Did he see a person? Plant? Animal?

Why is the 19th century relevant?
Because of some event? (a war?) Because of a new invention/discovery? A new structure? A new rule/law? A new country border?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Cities relevant? Borders? Countries? States? Is it relevant where he is? Europe? America? Asia? Africa? Australia? He's in the US, the rest is not that relevant.

Is he a student? No. Did he see words/numbers? No.
Did he see a tangible object? <b<yes.</b>
Did he see a person? Plant? For svv of "plant". Animal? No to the rest.

Why is the 19th century relevant?
Because of some event? (a war?) Because of a new invention/discovery? This. A new structure? A new rule/law? A new country border?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

svv? What does that mean?

Was the object a tool? Weapon? A piece of writing? A piece of equipment? A device? Something electronic? An article of clothing? A piece of furniture? A structure? A model? A material?
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svv? What does that mean? Sufficiently vague value - in this case, a very broad definition of "plant".

Was the object a tool? Weapon? A piece of writing? A piece of equipment? A device? This is closest. Something electronic? No - but electric. An article of clothing? A piece of furniture? A structure? A model? A material? A specific material is involved.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something with a screen?
Something that emits noise?
The material -
Metal?
Cloth/Fabric?
Wood?
Plastic?
Paper?
Glass?
Other?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something with a screen?
Something that emits noise?
The material -
Metal? This.
Cloth/Fabric?
Wood?
Plastic?
Paper?
Glass? This.
Other? And this.
No to the rest.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A device that...
Measures? Calculates? Displays?
Creates? Destroys? Heats? Burns?
Freezes? Cools? Stores? Emits light?

A device that has...
Ink? Glue? A battery? A lock? Legs?
Buttons? Switches? Levers? Dials?
A lid? A grate? A fan? A motor?

A device that you can...
Lift up? Buy? Go inside? Sit on? Push?
Flip over? Close? Open? Turn on? Spin?
Plug in? Carry from place to place? Stand on?

Can it work without human co-operation?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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A device that...
Measures? Calculates? Displays?
Creates? Destroys? Heats? A bit of this, but... Burns?
Freezes? Cools? Stores? Emits light? ...more importantly this.

A device that has...
Ink? Glue? A battery? A lock? Legs?
Buttons? Switches? Levers? Dials?
A lid? A grate? A fan? A motor? None of the above.

A device that you can...
Lift up? Yes. Buy? Yes. Go inside? Sit on? Push?
Flip over? Close? Open? Turn on? This. Spin?
Plug in? Yesish.. Carry from place to place? Stand on?
All else no or irr. I pictured someone trying to do all of the above though, got some amusing images =)
Can it work without human co-operation? Yes.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you buy it in a shop?
Is the light that it emits used to help you see? (As in a torch) Or for you to look at? (As in a movie projector)
Is it used in a house? An office? Indoors? Outdoors?
Is it used for recreation?
Is it a common household object?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm assuming you're speaking about modern times here, and not the time in the puzzle.

Can you buy it in a shop? Yes.
Is the light that it emits used to help you see? (As in a torch) Yes. Or for you to look at? (As in a movie projector) No.
Is it used in a house? An office? Indoors? Outdoors? All of the above.
Is it used for recreation? No.
Is it a common household object? Yes.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh he looked at a lightbulb?
Relevant where the lightbulb was? (In a lamp? Flashlight?)
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Oh he looked at a lightbulb? Yes!
Relevant where the lightbulb was? Yope. (In a lamp? Flashlight?) Neither. A bit of FA here.
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So is the invention the lightbulb? or the thing made out of bamboo?

Did the inventor get inspired by bamboo to improve lightbulbs? or by lightbulbs to do something new with bamboo?
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So is the invention the lightbulb? Bingo! I suspected it'd be a quickie.

***SPOILER***
Thomas Edison tested literally thousands of materials for use as a light bulb filament. What finally turned out to work was a filament of carbonized bamboo, when the technology was perfected the lamps lasted 1500 hours and the era of widespread electrical lighting was born.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So Thomas Edison saw a light bulb and he got an idea to use bamboo in them.
Well as the lightbulb wasn't invented by then I'm guessing he saw a lightbulb over his head?

Good puzzle!
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Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The other way around - he made yet another experimental light bulb, then stayed up and looked at it - for 40 hours until it burned out. This was when he knew he had got it.
Before the breakthrough he had tested everything he could get his hands on, including thousands of different plants sent to him from all over the world. There existed some light bulbs, but they were expensive (some using platinum wire, tungsten could not be worked into a fine enough wire at that time) and had a short lifespan.

Thanks for playing, big gold stars for you both =)

Now try and figure out what my firefighters above did so terribly wrong, and I'll try to come up with some new puzzles (:

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