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Old 11-13-2019, 10:50 PM
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Was the pool built to contain only one animal?
Was it something that normally lives in the ocean?
Was it an orca?
Did it star in a movie?
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:34 AM
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I thought it'd be a coffin at first, but the liquid part doesn't seem to apply unless the coffin was washed out to sea or something.

Was it originally constructed as a pool?
Was it originally filled with salt water?
Did it get misplaced from its original location?
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Was the pool built to contain only one animal? NO
Was it something that normally lives in the ocean? NO
Was it an orca? NO
Did it star in a movie? NO
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I thought it'd be a coffin at first, but the liquid part doesn't seem to apply unless the coffin was washed out to sea or something.

Was it originally constructed as a pool? YES AND NO
Was it originally filled with salt water? YES
Did it get misplaced from its original location? NO
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Was the water used for industrial purposes?
Was the water used for mining purposes?
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Was the water used for industrial purposes?
Was the water used for mining purposes?
No to both.
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:34 PM
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Was it constructed in the 20th century?
When it was being used, was it open to the public?
Is is open to the public now?
Is it no longer (even in principle) able to be used in the manner it originally was?
Is the cessation of use primarily due to technological progress making its use obsolete?
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:40 PM
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Did the water come from a natural salt water body such as the ocean, etc.
Was is ever meant to be emptied (e.g., were there plans or mechanical provisions for emptying it)?
Once filled, was it ever emptied?
If so, was the filling/emptying repeated more than once?
If so, more than ten times?

Is there anything other than water that could be / could have been used instead and still have a functioning "system"?
Is or was the water used to moderate the temperature of something?

Is the pool made of metal?
dirt/clay/mud?
rock/stone?
brick?
plastic?
something else?
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:43 PM
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Is the pool intended for harvesting of salt?
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Old 11-14-2019, 02:47 PM
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Was it constructed in the 20th century? YES
When it was being used, was it open to the public? NO
Is is open to the public now? NO
Is it no longer (even in principle) able to be used in the manner it originally was? YES
Is the cessation of use primarily due to technological progress making its use obsolete? NO
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Did the water come from a natural salt water body such as the ocean, etc. YES
Was is ever meant to be emptied (e.g., were there plans or mechanical provisions for emptying it)? NO IDEA(irrelevant)
Once filled, was it ever emptied? NO
If so, was the filling/emptying repeated more than once? NO
If so, more than ten times? NO

Is there anything other than water that could be / could have been used instead and still have a functioning "system"? NO
Is or was the water used to moderate the temperature of something? NO

Is the pool made of metal? MAYBE
dirt/clay/mud? NO
rock/stone? MAYBE
brick? MAYBE
plastic? NO
something else? MAYBE
Not sure on the materials, I doubt it will be a factor.
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Is the pool intended for harvesting of salt?
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Is it in the USA?
Elsewhere in the Americas?
Europe?
Africa?
Asia?
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:08 PM
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Is the amount of water more than a gallon?
More than a bathtub?
More than an Olympic-sized swimming pool?
More than a medium-sized pond?

Does the pool have "unusual" proportions? (e.g., long and narrow; small but very deep; large area but very shallow)

Is the water volume closed up (vs. open to the air/sky)?

When it was being used, if a layperson were standing nearby, could they definitely tell that it was being used?
Is it unable to be used now because of a fault that rendered it unusable?
When it was used, did it make noise due to its use?
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:03 PM
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Was the pool originally built to hold MORE than one animal?
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:16 PM
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Is it in the USA? NO
Elsewhere in the Americas? YES
Europe? NO
Africa? NO
Asia? NO
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Is the amount of water more than a gallon? YES
More than a bathtub? YES
More than an Olympic-sized swimming pool? NO
More than a medium-sized pond? NO(at least as I picture a pond)

Does the pool have "unusual" proportions? (e.g., long and narrow; small but very deep; large area but very shallow) NO

Is the water volume closed up (vs. open to the air/sky)? YES

When it was being used, if a layperson were standing nearby, could they definitely tell that it was being used? YES
Is it unable to be used now because of a fault that rendered it unusable? YES
When it was used, did it make noise due to its use? NO
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Was the pool originally built to hold MORE than one animal? NO
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:36 PM
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Was this thing for military use?
Recreation?
Education/science?

Does it have a proper noun or identifiable name associated with it?

In your estimation, would more than 20% of adult Americans recognize this thing's original purpose by sight?
By name, if it has a name (per above question)?
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:13 PM
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Was this thing for military use? NO
Recreation? YES
Education/science? NO

Does it have a proper noun or identifiable name associated with it? NO

In your estimation, would more than 20% of adult Americans recognize this thing's original purpose by sight? NO
By name, if it has a name (per above question)? NO
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:30 PM
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Boy howdy, I'm in the tall grass on this one. I'll have to keep poking at generalities...

Was it typically used by a specific number of humans at a time?
If yes, typically exactly 2 people? <10 people?

Is the pool / water container indoors?
Whether it's indoors or outdoors, does it have to be there or could it have been located vice versa?

Is the water container spherical? cylindrical? box-like? something else?
When it was being used, could the users see the water?
If yes, through portholes? By direct line of sight?
(If yes to "direct line of sight", then I'll need to clarify the "closed vs. open to the air/sky" question from earlier.)

When people were using it, were they typically wearing street clothes?
Bathing suits?
Sport clothes or gear?

Were the users in competition with other simultaneous users? In competition with asynchronous users?
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Boy howdy, I'm in the tall grass on this one. I'll have to keep poking at generalities...

Was it typically used by a specific number of humans at a time? NO(
If yes, typically exactly 2 people? <10 people?

Is the pool / water container indoors? YES
Whether it's indoors or outdoors, does it have to be there or could it have been located vice versa? INDOORS

Is the water container spherical? cylindrical? box-like? something else? Rectangular
When it was being used, could the users see the water? YES
If yes, through portholes? By direct line of sight? Line of sight
(If yes to "direct line of sight", then I'll need to clarify the "closed vs. open to the air/sky" question from earlier.)

When people were using it, were they typically wearing street clothes? NO
Bathing suits? YES
Sport clothes or gear? NO(bathing suits)

Were the users in competition with other simultaneous users? NO In competition with asynchronous users? NO
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:48 PM
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Is it in Canada?
Is the water colder than a normal swimming pool?
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:52 PM
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I have "no" to "do people go into the water", so lemme modify the tense of that question:

When it was being used, did people go into the water?

- If yes, then these Qs:
Could they stand up?
Did they bring objects in with them?
Did they wear goggles?
Breathing equipment?

- If no, then this Q:
Were they wearing swim suits because this happened to be located near some other venue (like a beach) that warranted the wearing of swim suits?

And then a clarifying Q:
Is the surface of the water open to the air in the room/building?
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:55 PM
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Is the pool part of a maritime vessel?
Is the pool part of a sunken maritime vessel?

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Old 11-14-2019, 07:07 PM
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Was the pool constructed for use in a specific event? For example, a World's Fair, or the Olympics.

Was the pool used for some sort of sport, or other competitive event?

Was the pool used to cool something hot?
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:12 PM
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Is the pool part of a maritime vessel?
Is the pool part of a sunken maritime vessel?
oooh ... interesting guess. If you're thinkin' what I THINK you're thinkin' ... a particularly well-known sunken maritime vessel?
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Is it in Canada? Yes, I think so.
Is the water colder than a normal swimming pool? YES
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I have "no" to "do people go into the water", so lemme modify the tense of that question:

When it was being used, did people go into the water? YES

- If yes, then these Qs:
Could they stand up? YES
Did they bring objects in with them? NO
Did they wear goggles? I don't know
Breathing equipment? NO

- If no, then this Q:
Were they wearing swim suits because this happened to be located near some other venue (like a beach) that warranted the wearing of swim suits? NO

And then a clarifying Q:
Is the surface of the water open to the air in the room/building? YES
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Is the pool part of a sunken maritime vessel? YES
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Was the pool constructed for use in a specific event? NO For example, a World's Fair, or the Olympics.

Was the pool used for some sort of sport, or other competitive event? NO

Was the pool used to cool something hot? NO
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Soo.. it's the pool on the Titanic? Was originally "filled" with pool water, it's now "filled" with seawater? No longer used because it's.. inaccessible?

*EDIT* Apparently was filled with sea water when used. Who knew!

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I have one, if no one else does. I think I may have asked the question a while back in a different form, but hopefully no one remembers that. Bear with me since I've never done one of these before.

The bird took flight not long after dawn. Outside of the darkness, it twinkled in the morning light.

What exactly was twinkling?
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Soo.. it's the pool on the Titanic? Was originally "filled" with pool water, it's now "filled" with seawater? No longer used because it's.. inaccessible?

*EDIT* Apparently was filled with sea water when used. Who knew!
Yes, the Titanic actually had a pool that was called a "salt bath" and was just warmed up ocean water. And...it is still filled with ocean water, but no longer in use.
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The bird took flight not long after dawn. Outside of the darkness, it twinkled in the morning light.

What exactly was twinkling?
Is the bird the animal we call "bird"?

Is it a star that is twinkling?
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:49 PM
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Is the bird the animal we call "bird"? NO
Is it a star that is twinkling? NO
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The bird took flight not long after dawn. Outside of the darkness, it twinkled in the morning light.

What exactly was twinkling?
Was the bird a ship or flying vehicle of some sort?

If so, was it twinkling in the sky like a star?
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Was the bird a ship or flying vehicle of some sort? YES

If so, was it twinkling in the sky like a star? NO
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Is the bird a military aircraft?
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Was the bird a space shuttle?

Was the bird a rocket?

Did the bird contain any human beings inside? Anything alive at all?

Was the bird an airplane?

Was the bird a helicopter?
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Was the bird a space shuttle? NO

Was the bird a rocket? NO

Did the bird contain any human beings inside? Anything alive at all? YES and YES

Was the bird an airplane? YES

Was the bird a helicopter? NO
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Does darkness mean "absence of light"?

Is "the darkness" the name of something?

Is "the darkness" the name of the airplane?
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Does darkness mean "absence of light"? YES

Is "the darkness" the name of something? NO

Is "the darkness" the name of the airplane? NO
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By twinkle do you mean light that flickers from bright to faint?

Did the plane go on to reach its intended destination?

Was it a specific part of the aeroplane that was twinkling?

Is this part found on most planes?

If no, is it unusual (or unexpected) to find this part on an aeroplane?

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By twinkle do you mean light that flickers from bright to faint? YES

Did the plane go on to reach its intended destination? YES

Was it a specific part of the aeroplane that was twinkling? NO

Is this part found on most planes? CANNOT ANSWER

If no, is it unusual (or unexpected) to find this part on an aeroplane? CANNOT ANSWER
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Was the "bird" the Spruce Goose?
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Is the twinkle from a nuclear explosion?
Little boy?
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Little boy? NO
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Is the "twinkle" reflected sunlight?
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The light source (whether being reflected or not), is it:

Sunlight?
Starlight?
Lightning?
Fire/explosion?
Bioluminescence?
Light generated from a man-made object designed to produce light? (eg a lamp, LED, torch, headlight, etc)

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The light source (whether being reflected or not), is it:

Sunlight? YES
Starlight? NO (ignoring that the sun is a star)
Lightning? NO
Fire/explosion? NO
Bioluminescence? NO
Light generated from a man-made object designed to produce light? (eg a lamp, LED, etc) NO
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Was the thing that twinkled attached to the plane at take-off?
If yes, did it remain attached to the plane until it landed?
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Was the thing that twinkled attached to the plane at take-off? NO
If yes, did it remain attached to the plane until it landed? NO
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Is the "twinkle" reflected sunlight? YES
Sorry, I missed this. It is not quite redundant with the other answers, so it deserves a separate response.
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Is this a factual event, or from fiction?

Is the twinkling object observed from the plane?

Is the twinkling object an artifact?

Is the twinkling object sitting on the ground?

Are the reflective surfaces of the twinkling object

-Water?

-Snow/ice?

-Metal?

-Glass?

-Rock?
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