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It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have done something that many others wish that they could do, and those who attempted it died. There is another who greatly exceeded my accomplishments, and was even unoficially given my namesake, but ultimately, his achievement is less impressive. Who am I, and what did I do?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm assuming this is a true story?

Do your accomplishments require physical strength? Mental? Emotional?

Climbing Mt. Everest relevant?

Are you HAM?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this other person HAM?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm assuming this is a true story? Yes

Do your accomplishments require physical strength? Yes
Mental? Yes-ish
Emotional? Yes-ish

Climbing Mt. Everest relevant? no

Are you HAM? Yes

Is this other person HAM? No!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the other person human? Adult? Female? Is your accomplishment endurance-related?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wait...is the other "person" a computer? Robot?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the other person human? No, sorry, should have clarified this
Adult? Female?
Is your accomplishment endurance-related? Yes
Wait...is the other "person" a computer? Robot? No to both
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An animal? Insect? Fish?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 8:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An animal? Insect? Fish? No to all
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bird? Reptile?

Is it animate?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Bird? Reptile? No to these
Is it animate? Yope, DOYD of "animate"
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A plant? A coral? Anemone? Fungi? Bacteria? Virus?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A plant? Yes!
A coral? Anemone? Fungi? Bacteria? Virus? No to rest
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is height involved? Is the specific plant relevant?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Flower? Tree?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is height involved? No
Is the specific plant relevant? Well, sort of, but you don't necessarily need to know what it is to solve the puzzle. General type would be good though.
Flower? Tree? This one
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seasons relevant? Eg. Enduring extreme cold for a long period of time? Does the tree 'move' in any relevant way? Eg. the way a venus fly trap snaps its trap lids
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seasons relevant? No
Eg. Enduring extreme cold for a long period of time? Thus No
Does the tree 'move' in any relevant way? No Eg. the way a venus fly trap snaps its trap lids Thus No
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an evergreen tree? Maple? Oak? Elm? Ash? Cedar? Larch? Sycamore? Redwood? Sequoia? Other?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Post Number: 1371
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has this tree been messed about by man? Has it been genetically modified? Uprooted? Transported? Cut down? Grafted? Or has it just been standing there innocently, growing? Is its location relevant?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it an evergreen tree? Yes
Maple? Oak? Elm? Ash? Cedar? Larch? Sycamore? Redwood? Sequoia? Other? Other
Has this tree been messed about by man? No
Has it been genetically modified? Uprooted? Transported? Cut down? Grafted? None of these
Or has it just been standing there innocently, growing? Yeah, pretty much
Is its location relevant? Yes-ish
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this tree's achievement have to do with height? age? in what location it has managed to survive?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this tree's achievement have to do with height? age? This one!
in what location it has managed to survive? No to others
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tomoji Tanabe relevant?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tomoji Tanabe relevant? No, but you're definitely OTRT.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the oldest tree around? Bristlecone pine?
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the oldest tree around? Bristlecone pine? That's the one! Now who does that make me?
Jumpingjack (Jumpingjack)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Methuselah!
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Methuselah! Hooray!

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

I am Methuselah, the grandfather of Noah of the Bible, and the man with the longest recorded lifespan of 969 years. Many have tried to live a long life, but of course, have died before they have reached my lifespan. They named a bristlecone pine, found in the White Mountains of California, after me. This pine is the oldest known living (and non-clonal) organism in the world, clocking at 4,841 years old. Impressive, but still not as impressive as a human living until nearly 1000 years!

A quick one, but it was fun! For me, anyway.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That was indeed a fun puzzle! Nice one.
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2010 - 3:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a feeling it had to do with a historical person from the Bible! I should have acted on the feeling! =)

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