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One little piece of string made it a whole lot less fascinating
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"it" - an event? A thing?

Did the string block something? Distract people?
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It: a phenomenon? A trick? An illusion? An object?
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"it" - an event? A thing?This

Did the string block something?No Distract people?No

It: a phenomenon? A trick? An illusion? An object?This
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Is the string somehow attached to the object? Is the object some piece of technology?
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Is the string somehow attached to the object?Yes Is the object some piece of technology?No, it's very low-tech!
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Was the string tied to the object? Was the string normally part of the object? A balloon?
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Was the string tied to the object?No Was the string normally part of the object?Yes A balloon?No
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was the object a puppet? a musical instrument?

a bow? a toy?

is the string part of the object there to hang it up by? to lift it? to keep it together? to join two pieces together?
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Special effects in a film relevant? Could you see the string holding the flying saucer (or similar)?
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I don't suppose it was a fascinator?
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was the object a puppet? a musical instrument?

a bow? a toy?

is the string part of the object there to hang it up by? to lift it? to keep it together? to join two pieces together?
Amazingly, or should I say fascinatingly, no to all.

Special effects in a film relevant?No Could you see the string holding the flying saucer (or similar)?So no

I don't suppose it was a fascinator?That took a look on Wikipedia... No
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was the string purely decorative?

would the object serve its usual purpose with something else in place of the string?

is this kind of object fairly common? are they usually made with a piece of string in this place?

is this object usually found out of doors? indoors? at home? a particular room?

fascinators are very popular over here. I'm wearing mine as we speak
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was the string purely decorative?No

would the object serve its usual purpose with something else in place of the string?I've never seen one of these objects that used anything other than a piece of string for this purpose, but some other things could work.

is this kind of object fairly common?Very are they usually made with a piece of string in this place?Always

is this object usually found out of doors?Could be indoors?but more often this. at home?Quite likely a particular room?Not one in particular, no
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a plumb line?
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a bathroom light switch?
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a string bag?
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a plumb line?No

a bathroom light switch?What does that use a string for? But no.

The phrase "piece of string" is not the word most people would use for this part of this particular object, although it is very accurate in the literal sense.
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a candle wick?
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a candle wick?Wow, nice leap. YES!
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Was there an actual candle? Was it lit?
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Was there an actual candle?Yes Was it lit?No
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Was 'it', the thing that was made less fascinating, the candle itself?
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Was 'it', the thing that was made less fascinating, the candle itself?Yes, but beware FA.
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was the candle made to look like something else? its shape? its colour? something drawn or painted on the outside? or carved into it?

and the wick spoiled the effect?
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was the candle made to look like something else?No, but... its shape?This is relevant its colour?And this too something drawn or painted on the outside?No or carved into it?No

and the wick spoiled the effect?Not in the ense you're thinking, but sort of OTRT.
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Did the candle melt? And so didn't look as nice?

Was the candle even lit at all?
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You said earlier that the candle was not lit. Did anyone ever try to light it? and failed? was there something wrong with the wick?
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was it the candle-holder which was fascinating?

was it because the wick gave away the fact that it was a candle at all?
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Did the candle melt?It may have melted, but not necesarily because it was lit. And so didn't look as nice?It was a misshapen blob (hence the title of this puzzle), but the aesthetics were not what made it less fascinating.

Was the candle even lit at all?Not at the moment it became less fascinating.

You said earlier that the candle was not lit.Yes Did anyone ever try to light it?During the events of this puzzle, my dad may have tried lighting it briefly, but that is irr. and failed? was there something wrong with the wick?No--the wick looked to have survived just fine.

was it the candle-holder which was fascinating?There was none.

was it because the wick gave away the fact that it was a candle at all?YES!
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so, did this misshapen blob resemble something else?
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so, did this misshapen blob resemble something else?Yesish
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Did the blob look like a melted version of something else? Something that would not have been expected to melt? (That doesn't sound clear to me, so I'll give an example. Maybe it used to be a baseball shaped candle, but it melted in the heat of the attic or something. When you saw it, you thought at first that it was a melted baseball, but then saw the wick and realized it was just a baseball shaped candle. Anything like that?)
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did it start out as a normal shaped candle? white?

when it melted, did it drip down something? onto something? or just into a puddle?
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Did the blob look like a melted version of something else?Noish Something that would not have been expected to melt? (That doesn't sound clear to me, so I'll give an example. Maybe it used to be a baseball shaped candle, but it melted in the heat of the attic or something. When you saw it, you thought at first that it was a melted baseball, but then saw the wick and realized it was just a baseball shaped candle. Anything like that?)My dad thought it was something else, though not a melted form of a common object.

did it start out as a normal shaped candle?Who knows? white?Off-white, at least when my dad found it.

when it melted, did it drip down something? onto something? or just into a puddle?All are unknown and irrelevant, what's relevant is where it eventually ended up.
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Off-white...did it look like a skull? Some other bone?
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Off-white...did it look like a skull? Some other bone?No, but something about these two ideas is the most OTRT of anything asked so far.
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A tooth? (well, technically I suppose those count as bones...)
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A tooth? (well, technically I suppose those count as bones...)No
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Did it look like a body part?
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Did it look like a body part?No
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Was the candle lit for a relevant occasion? A holiday? Birthday?
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Was the candle lit for a relevant occasion? A holiday? Birthday?Who knows the last time it was lit?

HINT: The location where my dad found the melted candle is very important.
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the attic? the cellar? the garage? the shed?

the cupboard where he keeps all his dismembered corpses?

the cupboard under the stairs? any cupboard?

inside? outside? the house? another building?
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did it look like a finger? a banana?
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the attic? the cellar? the garage? the shed?

the cupboard where he keeps all his dismembered corpses?LOL

the cupboard under the stairs? any cupboard?

inside? outside?This, no to all others. the house? another building?
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in the garden? a park? a car park? A CEMETERY?

a wood? the beach? the road?

was it on top of something particular?
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in the garden? a park? a car park? A CEMETERY?

a wood? the beach?This, no to rest. the road?

was it on top of something particular?
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Did it look like a shell? A clam? Oyster? Other sea creature? Other animal?
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Did it look like a shell? A clam? Oyster? Other sea creature? Other animal?No to all, though another sea creature was involved
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had it melted onto another sea creature?

had another sea creature picked it up?

was it a hermit crab who had tried to use it as a home?
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had it melted onto another sea creature?

had another sea creature picked it up?

was it a hermit crab who had tried to use it as a home?No to all.
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had it been swallowed by a sea creature?
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had it been swallowed by a sea creature?
Technically, possibly. But don't let that mislead you.
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was it inside the skeleton of a sea creature?

or inside a shell?
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was it inside the skeleton of a sea creature?No if I understand you correctly.

or inside a shell?No

It was just lying on the beach, but would have been inside a sea creature when it was still out in the sea (had it been what he was thinking it was). I would not have called it "part" of the creature, though.
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Did it look like a shark tooth?
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Oh wait, you said NO to tooth. Um...
Did it look like a pearl?
And you said no to body part, yes?
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Did it look like a pearl?No, it was much bigger. Though this guess is the most OTRT so far.
And you said no to body part, yes?You're right, it isn't, if you mean an actual piece of flesh.
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Okay, what is sort of like a pearl but not and bigger??

Some sort of petrified poop?
Some sort of sperm or egg sack?
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Okay, what is sort of like a pearl but not and bigger??

Some sort of petrified poop?Not petrified, but in a way it could be called "poop". It's not digested food though.
Some sort of sperm or egg sack?No
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Was it any sort of food at all? Some sort of waste?
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Ambergris (from whales)? Though that is usually yellow, so I'm guessing not.

If not, what type of sea creature would have produced it: a mammal (if so, a whale? dolphin? otter? sea lion? seal? polar bear?)? a fish (if so, a shark? some other cartilaginous fish? a bony fish?)? an invertebrate (if so, a clam? mussel? oyster? scallop? gastropod (e.g. conch, whelk)? crab? lobster? sea star (starfish)? Other echinoderm?)? A bird?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

no - amber is yellow and is fossilised resin from trees.

I think you're right with ambergris
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez - all the pictures of ambergris I have ever seen before today show it as yellow; however, a quick search on google images now tells me it comes in other colors too. I had no idea other colors were possible. But I definitely was not mixing it up with amber =)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ambergris (from whales)?YES

My dad likes to walk along the beach, pick up trash, and also see what interesting things he finds. One day, he found a light yellow lump of wax, and remembered from somewhere that whales produce something like that. He looked it up on the web and found out it was called ambergris, which is decently valuable stuff. The texture didn't look quite right to me, and it didn't have a distinctive smell, but there didn't seem to be much else it could be. Until when cleaning it off, the very end of the wick became visible and showed it was an old candle.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry Noel, my bad.

and thanks Biograd - I really enjoyed thi one even though it drove me crazy
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very cool puzzle!!
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How disappointing for your father! Good puzzle.

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