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Biograd (Biograd)
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Inspired by the "rerpse" puzzle:

I sometimes used to pleak as a child. I wasn't aware that anyone else had done it until I recently found a Facebook group called "I used to pleak". Well, it didn't say that exactly, but you get the idea. Though if I had actually thought about it, I probably would have come to the conclusion that other kids did this too.

What does it mean to pleak?
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Oh, forgot my name in the title.
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Can you pleak with others? Alone? Indoors? Outdoors? Does pleaking involve food? Drink? Can adults pleak? Do more kids than adults pleak?
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Can you pleak with others? Yes Alone? Yes too Indoors? A close variation could be done indoors Outdoors? though the version I was thinking of is done outdoors, to the extent that "indoors" is defined as "inside a building" Does pleaking involve food? No Drink? No Can adults pleak? Yes Do more kids than adults pleak? I'd think so
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Does pleaking involve game of some sort? Does pleaking require equipment of some sort?
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Does pleaking involve game of some sort? It is a game, yes. Does pleaking require equipment of some sort? Yesish, though "equipment" is not the best word
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Is pleaking typically played alone? In a group? How many? 2? 5? 10? 20? More?
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Can you pleak sitting down?
Lying down?
Can you pleak at night?
Does pleaking require a specific location?
A specific object?
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Is pleaking typically played alone? In a group? Either How many? 2? 5? Usually this or fewer 10? 20? More?

Can you pleak sitting down? Yes, in fact this is most common
Lying down?
Can you pleak at night? If there are enough lights around
Does pleaking require a specific location? No in the sense of where in the world, but yes in another sense
A specific object? Yes
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So, you can't pleak lying down?
Can you pleak standing up?
Could a toddler pleak?
A baby?
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Do you need electricity to pleak? A computer?

Is a computer game involved?
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So, you can't pleak lying down? Sorry for missing that one. You can.
Can you pleak standing up? Yes, in some cases.
Could a toddler pleak? Yes
A baby? Probably few would

Do you need electricity to pleak? A computer?

Is a computer game involved? No to all three
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Can you walk/run when pleaking?
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Can you walk/run when pleaking? No
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Is pleaking:
a mental activity?
involving vision?
simpler than reading?
involving counting?
a physical activity?
involving hand-hand coordination?
involving hand-eye coordination?
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Is pleaking:
a mental activity? Yesish
involving vision? Yes
simpler than reading? Yes
involving counting? Noish
a physical activity? No
involving hand-hand coordination? No
involving hand-eye coordination? No
Balin (Balin)
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Is pleaking playing "I Spy"? Or some similar game?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Does it involve pretending an object is something else?
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Is pleaking playing "I Spy"? No Or some similar game? Not similar in the rules--but there is a similarity that may lead you to a key aspect of when/where the "game" of pleaking is played
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Do you pleak while waiting for something?
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Do you pleak while waiting for something? In a sense one usually is waiting for something, but avoid a FA

Hint: What is the "equipment"?
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Would you typically carry the equipment around with you? Can you lift it? Is it a cell phone? Deck of cards?
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And I think you missed It_so_happened's questions above.
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Cards? Pexeso?
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Do you (or did you) often do it on car trips?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Sorry about missing this:
Does it involve pretending an object is something else? No

Cards? Pexeso? No to both

Do you (or did you) often do it on car trips? YES. The "equipment" is a car, which the pleakers are riding in. Something similar can be done in a building (the indoor version). It cannot be done, e.g., walking along the street, though.
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Oh, and I missed Balin's last set of questions--again. It should be clear though that all the answers are No.
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Is it the alphabet game (trying to find all the letters of the alphabet in order on highway signs, buildings, etc.)? Trying to find a license plate from all 50 states?
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Is it the alphabet game (trying to find all the letters of the alphabet in order on highway signs, buildings, etc.)? Trying to find a license plate from all 50 states? No to both.

Hint(before you resort to randomly guessing games, which is boring and probably useless, as this is very unlikely to appear on a "LTPF list of games for road trips"):
While the car in which the pleakers are riding is the only necessary equipment, there is an important other condition to be met, both for the car and the indoor version. This means that on many road trips there is never an opportunity to pleak.
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Is it spotting the first -something-?
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Is it spotting the first -something-? Not in the sense of spotting an object along the road, which I assume is what you're thinking, though which of a collection of things happens first is relevant.

However, it would be almost impossible to figure it out from that clue.
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Must one be driving in the city to pleak? The country? On a highway? On twisting back roads? On a mountain?
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Must one be driving in the city to pleak? The country? On a highway? On twisting back roads? On a mountain? All of these are possible
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Are windows important to pleaking? Daylight? Is pleaking the act of breathing on a window and drawing in the resulting dew?
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Are windows important to pleaking? YES Daylight? In the sense of it not being dark outside, yes Is pleaking the act of breathing on a window and drawing in the resulting dew? No, but this is by far the closest guess yet
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Does it involve rolling down a window? Can pleaking be done with all car windows? With non-car windows?
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The necessary conditions: Does the air in the car have to be colder than it is outside? Or does the air outside need to be colder?

If the condensation is on the inside, perhaps 'to pleak' is to write messages in the 'fog'? to people in other cars?
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Maybe it has to be raining?
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Does it involve rolling down a window? No Can pleaking be done with all car windows? I think so With non-car windows? Yes, as in the indoor "version"

The necessary conditions: Does the air in the car have to be colder than it is outside? Or does the air outside need to be colder? Irr.

If the condensation is on the inside, perhaps 'to pleak' is to write messages in the 'fog'? to people in other cars? No

Maybe it has to be raining? YES! Now you are getting there.
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Do you follow the trail of the raindrops with your finger? Maybe trying to get it to go at the same speed?
Do you try to guess which raindrop would reach the bottom of the window first?
Do you count the number of raindrops?
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Does it involve watching the rain through the window? And thinking deeply? (No, that can't be it.)

Can you pleak in light rain? Or must it be storming?
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Is it watching the drops on the window and watching them combine into bigger drops as they slide down the window?
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Do you follow the trail of the raindrops with your finger? Maybe trying to get it to go at the same speed? No
Do you try to guess which raindrop would reach the bottom of the window first? YES
Do you count the number of raindrops? Not necessarily

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

Pleaking is watching raindrops move along a window and trying to guess which will reach the bottom first. I never thought so many people did that until I found a Facebook group with a title something like "I used to race raindrops down car windows".

For those curious, the word came from something like "plip-plop" (the sound of raindrops) and "streak", which is what the drops make as they slide.
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Nice!

I did this all the time when I was younger. Still do it now.
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I did this too!
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Heehee, my favourite thing about raindrops on car windows was to watch a drop move slowly down, making its own track, then slip into a previously used path and slide all the way down, really quickly!!
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Mine too! It never occurred to me to look at which one got to the bottom first, I was simply fascinated with their movements (and still am, to an extent).

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