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#1 plasmid

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:28 PM

A globe I am, who flies through empty space
Attractive forces pull me to retain
A dim red star that's here to light your face
While traveling back toward the cosmic plane

My time is marked in neither days nor years
But cataclysms hardly ever missed
Just listen, and its echos you can hear
(Oh yes, in fact it's true, you physicist)

My orbit brings a cyclic agony
And boredom is a curse that leaves me damned
Should I continue suff'ring from the tree?
My fate is held within your very hand

If only I could break this dreadful bond
Perhaps string theory could help me abscond
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:46 PM

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A globe I am, who flies through empty space
Attractive forces pull me to retain
A dim red star that's here to light your face
While traveling back toward the cosmic plane

My time is marked in neither days nor years
But cataclysms hardly ever missed
Just listen, and its echos you can hear
(Oh yes, in fact it's true, you physicist)

My orbit brings a cyclic agony
And boredom is a curse that leaves me damned
Should I continue suff'ring from the tree?
My fate is held within your very hand

If only I could break this dreadful bond
Perhaps string theory could help me abscond


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#3 onehandtoppalm

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:55 PM

Spoiler for hmm

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:56 PM

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Ooh, intriguing.
Spoiler for Good answer.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 02:57 PM

Hmmm, it seems the "apple" guesses were coming from the eighth line.
Correct interpretation of that clue requires a scientific factoid.
Spoiler for minor clue

Edit: and I'm not sure how an apple would fit with the cataclysms and cyclic agony and a few other clues

Edited by plasmid, 04 May 2009 - 03:00 PM.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:43 PM

It's a paddleball. Wooden paddle with a red rubber ball, on an elastic string. Used to play with them as a kid (when I was bored.)
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:47 PM

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It's a paddleball. Wooden paddle with a red rubber ball, on an elastic string. Used to play with them as a kid (when I was bored.)


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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:49 PM

Sneffels got this one, welcome to Brainden! One of the customs on the forum is to hide answers with spoilers (using the "Insert: Spoiler" box on the left of the editor). Not one that I'm particularly concerned about, but some people prefer to have the answer hidden if they're reading the riddle for the first time.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:55 PM

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I just set up an account and was hoping to hazard a guess. I was going to say a "tether ball"...or whatever that game is with a volley-ball sized ball on a string and a pole that's played by two people. Looking forward to future riddles.

Mike
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