[WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

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[WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby WiZ » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:41 am

A man stops on the streets of Paris and spends a little over five minutes getting his shoes shined.

As a result, both he and the man who shined his shoes share a unique distinction. What is it?


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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby Doriana » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:39 am

Relevant that this happens in Paris? If so, any landmarks or sights relevant?

Is the man who gets his shoes shined (can we call him George?) from Paris? from France? from another country? Does he speak French?

Can we call the man who shined George's shoes Louis?
Does George relevantly pay Louis for his services? Does Louis make a living shining other people's shoes?
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby wolfier » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:27 pm

I think I know about this, PM sent.
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby Earnest » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:33 am

Are we talking about modern times? 1900? 1800? Earlier?
Share a unique distinction = they had a lot in common? Did they talk and share a distinction?
Distinction = special feature? Difference? Special mention? Military relevant? Did the two meet each other before?

Did the one who shined his shoes actually earned his living by shining shoes? Can we assume he always did?

Were the two depicted in a famous painting? Did somethibg of historical relevance happened?

Were the shoes relevantly dirty? If so relevant what dirtied them?
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby trebor » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:49 pm

I think I know this one as well. PM sent.
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby WiZ » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:51 pm

Doriana

Relevant that this happens in Paris? Yes (for context) If so, any landmarks or sights relevant? no

Is the man who gets his shoes shined (can we call him George?) sure from Paris? from France? yes to both from another country? no Does he speak French? oui

Can we call the man who shined George's shoes Louis? yes
Does George relevantly pay Louis for his services? not relevantly, but he probably does Does Louis make a living shining other people's shoes? yes

Earnest

Are we talking about modern times? 1900? 1800? this Earlier? no to rest
Share a unique distinction = they had a lot in common? they have one relevant thing in common Did they talk and share a distinction? No, they did not communicate this to each other in any way
Distinction = special feature? yes Difference? no Special mention? yes, in retrospect Military relevant? no Did the two meet each other before? not relevantly

Did the one who shined his shoes actually earned his living by shining shoes? Can we assume he always did? yes to both

Were the two depicted in a famous painting? no, but VERY ORT Did somethibg of historical relevance happened? yes

Were the shoes relevantly dirty? If so relevant what dirtied them? no to both

Trebor and Wolfier are correct; and I think the truth will be revealed quite shortly.
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby Doriana » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:19 am

Do they appear in a photograph? If so, are they the first people to ever be photographed?
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Re: [WiZ] Une chaussure a brillé gratuitement

Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:30 pm

Do they appear in a photograph? If so, are they the first people to ever be photographed?

***** SPOILER *****

In 1838, Louis Daguerre took a landscape photograph on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris. The process, involving exposing metal plates to light, took several minutes. Any and all moving objects were not captured in the photograph, but still objects were - roads, trees, buildings...

.. and two men on a street corner.

These two men became the first people to ever be captured in a photograph:


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Congratulations, Doriana, on the solution, and thank you everyone for playing. I'll have to choose a more obscure source for the next puzzle.
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