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Felis Australis

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I really don't think we need to obsess over animal/vegetable/mineral, the opening statement is simply a clue to the item or object. For example, I could say "a place of learning" and mean Cambridge or the local kindergarten, or (if I was really trying to trap people) refer to life in general or the govt's education department. The idea is to have a solution which can be found by others asking no more than 20 questions, but to force the asking of as many of those 20 as possible. I was quite happy with my 16, but could have done better if I hadn't added so many clues along the way.

Read a book!

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Originally posted by kevcvs57
Similarly a city is defined as a space occupied by man made structures made from an assortment of minerals, it does not require vegetation in order to be a city.
No vegetation? What about wood? ๐Ÿ™‚

Read a book!

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Originally posted by Kewpie
I really don't think we need to obsess over animal/vegetable/mineral, the opening statement is simply a clue to the item or object. For example, I could say "a place of learning" and mean Cambridge or the local kindergarten, or (if I was really trying to trap people) refer to life in general or the govt's education department. The idea is to have a solution ...[text shortened]... happy with my 16, but could have done better if I hadn't added so many clues along the way.
So you could bypass the animal, vegetable, mineral classification with respect to Cambridge. That was my original point.

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Originally posted by HandyAndy
No vegetation? What about wood? ๐Ÿ™‚
From wiki

"The most popular variant is called "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral." This is taken from the Linnaean taxonomy of the natural world. In this version, the answerer tells the questioners at the start of the game whether the subject belongs to the animal, vegetable or mineral kingdom. These categories can produce odd technicalities, such as a wooden table being classified as a vegetable (since wood comes from trees), or a belt being both animal and mineral (because its leather comes from the hide of an animal unless it is synthetic, and its buckle is made of metal)."

Happy now Mr nit picky๐Ÿ˜ณ

Right: no Animal, Vegetable, Mineral categories, in fact no initial categories at all because none of them work in every case.

Felis Australis

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In the absence of Mr Stees, who appears to have issed off, here's another to go on with.

I am a mineral. Definitely no connection with either animals or vegetables with this one.

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Originally posted by Kewpie
In the absence of Mr Stees, who appears to have issed off, here's another to go on with.

I am a mineral. Definitely no connection with either animals or vegetables with this one.
Are you mined

Felis Australis

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1. I was once mined.

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Originally posted by Kewpie
1. I was once mined.
Are you a diamond?

Felis Australis

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1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.

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Originally posted by Kewpie
1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.
Are you any kind of precious stone.

Felis Australis

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1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.
3. I am not, and never have been, any kind of precious stone.

k
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Originally posted by Kewpie
1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.
3. I am not, and never have been, any kind of precious stone.
Are you a some kind of excavation i.e a Quarry?

Boston Lad

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Uranium.

Felis Australis

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1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.
3. I am not, and never have been, any kind of precious stone.
4. I am not a quarry. A long time ago I was excavated from one but I am no longer in that form.
5. I am not uranium or any radioactive material and never have been.

Read a book!

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01 Nov 12

Originally posted by Kewpie
1. I was once mined
2. I am not, and never have been, a diamond.
3. I am not, and never have been, any kind of precious stone.
4. I am not a quarry. A long time ago I was excavated from one but I am no longer in that form.
5. I am not uranium or any radioactive material and never have been.
Are you one of the metals?

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