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But anyway, let's have a puzzle

He wanders the world, forever cut off from his own kind. Why?
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But anyway, let's have a puzzle

He wanders the world, forever cut off from his own kind. Why?
He won't stop and ask for directions.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:27 AM
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Is "he" a weather phenomenon that's been given a male name?
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Is "he" human?
Does he wander on foot?
Does his own kind still exist?
Does "world" mean Earth?
Is he impaired in one or more of his senses?
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:45 AM
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Is he a whale?
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:24 PM
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He won't stop and ask for directions lol, actually YES!

Is "he" a weather phenomenon that's been given a male name?NO

Is "he" human?NO
Does he wander on foot?NO
Does his own kind still exist?YES
Does "world" mean Earth?YES
Is he impaired in one or more of his senses?YES
Is he a whale?YES

I'm thinking at this point that someone probably knows exactly what I'm talking about ... feel free to post it if you do - if you're just randomly very close, I'll let people keep guessing
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I remembered hearing a story about a whale that did his song in a different key than all the others of his species, and thus couldn't communicate with them.

For some reason that came right to mind when I read your puzzle.
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I remembered hearing a story about a whale that did his song in a different key than all the others of his species, and thus couldn't communicate with them.

For some reason that came right to mind when I read your puzzle.
That is a sad story.
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You are quite right, that what was I was thinking of.

The 52Hz whale

A slightly more optimistic take on the story

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Piano
A fleet of Good Humor ice cream trucks
Robot's hand
Silver bars
Giraffe
Dining room table

What do these all have have in common?
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Is it something to do with the physical properties of the objects?
Is it something to do with their names?
Is it something to do with where they can be found?
Is it something to do with an owner of some/all of these things?
Are these the only objects you can think of with these properties, or did you just decide six was enough?
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Hmmm, it's something to do with art...
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Is it something to do with the physical properties of the objects? No
Is it something to do with their names? No
Is it something to do with where they can be found? Yes
Is it something to do with an owner of some/all of these things? No
Are these the only objects you can think of with these properties, or did you just decide six was enough? I stopped at six. I could have added more to the list such as John Milton, Oregon, and the mysterious kangaroo/mouse hybrid. But I don't want it to be too easy.
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Hmmm, it's something to do with art...
No.
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Are they all, in this case, physical elements (as opposed to, say, things in a story, or a movie)
Are they in an enclosed location?
Do those words represent the actual thing, or are they some sort of name?
Are they not the actual thing, but a representation (as in, a drawing of a giraffe, as opposed to a literal giraffe?)

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Are they all, in this case, physical elements (as opposed to, say, things in a story, or a movie) Yes
Are they in an enclosed location? No
Do those words represent the actual thing, or are they some sort of name? Thing
Are they not the actual thing, but a representation (as in, a drawing of a giraffe, as opposed to a literal giraffe?)They are the actual thing. A real African Giraffe, a real piano, real silver, real ice cream trucks etc. All real.
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So, same town?
Same park?
Same city?
Same state?
Is it in North America?
Same country?
Is the giraffe alive?
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Do they all have keys?
Are they all part of a collection?
Have they all been on Ebay?
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Have they all been on Ebay?
Ooooooh... that's a good one.
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So, same town? Yes
Same park? No
Same city? Yes
Same state? Yes
Is it in North America? Yes
Same country? Yes
Is the giraffe alive? No longer living.
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Do they all have keys?
Are they all part of a collection?
Have they all been on Ebay?
No to all.
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I could have added more to the list such as John Milton, Oregon, and the mysterious kangaroo/mouse hybrid. But I don't want it to be too easy.
Are these actual items that could be part of the puzzle?
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Are these actual items that could be part of the puzzle?
Yes. But again, if I had mentioned any of them or the freight train or the famous bell or the princess or the baby's rattle or the flying saucer or the lottery tickets or the Dutch boy it might get too easy
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Are they advertising logos?
Are they components of a game?
Are they used in a song?
Were they given as gifts?
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:46 AM
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Are they advertising logos?
Are they components of a game?
Are they used in a song?
Were they given as gifts?
No to all.
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Are the silver bars similar to those in this image?

Were they all props in a movie?
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Were all the items at that town at the same time?
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Are the silver bars similar to those in this image?

Were they all props in a movie?
I think similar to the image, but I am not absolutely sure. I have not seen pictures. For puzzle purposes I'd say yes.

No to props.
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Were all the items at that town at the same time?
Not sure. Some were certainly there when others were not but I do not know if they were ever all together at the same time. Maybe.
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But was the giraffe alive at the moment it was in the town?
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Are they in a theme park?

Are they in a museum?

Were they part of a rich person's collection of things?
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But was the giraffe alive at the moment it was in the town?
Yes.
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Are they in a theme park?

Are they in a museum?

Were they part of a rich person's collection of things?
No to all.
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Were the items all in the town for the same reason?

Were the items on display? Were the items owned or controlled by a single person? A cohesive group of people (such as a club)? A semi-random group of people (come to Podunk and display your weird stuff this weekend)?
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Is there any sort of wordplay in the question?
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Were the items all in the town for the same reason?

Were the items on display? Were the items owned or controlled by a single person? A cohesive group of people (such as a club)? A semi-random group of people (come to Podunk and display your weird stuff this weekend)?
No to all.
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Is there any sort of wordplay in the question?
No.

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Are any of the things in this set, in the town today?

Were any of them there before 1950? Before 1900?

Would knowing the name of the town help?
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What are 6 things that have never been in my kitchen?
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I'm confused about how the state of Oregon could be in a town, if these things are real things and not representations. It's pretty big and hard to move.

(Not a real question, no need to answer.)
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What are 6 things that have never been in my kitchen?
Where do you keep your silver bars, then? The bathroom?
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Are these the names of individuals in a set, like racehorses?
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Are any of the things in this set, in the town today? Yes

Were any of them there before 1950? Yes Before 1900? Probably not in the original list, but a couple in the addenda list.

Would knowing the name of the town help? Possibly .
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Are these the names of individuals in a set, like racehorses?
No.
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Were they in that town at around the same time?
It's tough to answer that. For example, a person and their child are around at the same time, but also not at the same time.
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Aside from being on the same geographical location at some point, do all these things have something else in common?
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Aside from being on the same geographical location at some point, do all these things have something else in common?
They share in common their unexpectedness, their sadness, their mystery, and how they inspire the imagination in their surrealness for being where they were/are. Because for the most part they shouldn't be there. They do not belong. And yet they , in an odd way, do belong.

...Silicone breasts, a mermaid, a 1968 Lincoln Continental, a pan flute...
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Are all these things in the real world?
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Are all these things in the real world?
Yes
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