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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #750 on: 07/01/2009 09:58:19 »
I am miles away from Christchurch...........

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #751 on: 07/01/2009 10:10:29 »
Is it realated to an orange or mandarin?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #752 on: 07/01/2009 10:20:15 »
I am miles away from Christchurch...........

Not as many as I am!
 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #753 on: 07/01/2009 10:21:05 »
Is it realated to an orange or mandarin?

Nope. This fruit is not picked from a tree.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #754 on: 07/01/2009 10:39:08 »
So it's grown in the ground? And it is technically a fruit? Is it related to a melon? 

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #755 on: 07/01/2009 10:49:53 »
The roots grow in the ground [;)] and the fruit rises directly from it. There is no stem.

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« Reply #756 on: 07/01/2009 10:53:07 »
What the heck? Man! [???] You've given me all these clues and I still can bloody figure it out  [:(!] [:(!] Does it reproduce sexually or asexually? Or both?

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« Reply #757 on: 07/01/2009 11:04:47 »
Asexually.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #758 on: 07/01/2009 11:09:15 »
Perhaps I should clarify what I mean by "no stem". There is no woody structure such as you would get for tomatoes or melons for example, from which you would pick the "fuit". It would be collected as a whole, and the whole thing (less roots) can be eaten after cooking.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #759 on: 07/01/2009 11:10:55 »
A ginger or something like that?

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« Reply #760 on: 07/01/2009 11:12:32 »
I'm nipping out for some lunch now. Shall I tell you what it is when I get back? Or let me know if you would like further clues.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #761 on: 07/01/2009 11:14:43 »
The ginger we eat is the rhizome part of the plant, and so is not above ground. However, the roots of this plant are very important, and have their own classification.

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« Reply #762 on: 07/01/2009 11:17:55 »
I think it is time to hit the sack, I'll have another crack tomorrow, I'm very surprised that no-one else has got it...

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #763 on: 08/01/2009 06:46:18 »
Is it native to Europe? Usually grown in Europe/Germany?

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« Reply #764 on: 08/01/2009 07:52:34 »
It is technically a sort of fruit, I suppose - it's the fruiting body of something. You should be just about there!

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« Reply #765 on: 08/01/2009 08:06:00 »
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Mushroom?
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« Reply #766 on: 08/01/2009 08:37:03 »
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Mushroom?
Hmm... very good, I did not think of that  [:)]

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« Reply #767 on: 08/01/2009 08:54:02 »
RD and Monikas come in at the final to pick up C4M's glory!

It is the edible mushroom Boletus edulis , more commonly known as the Cep, Penny Bun, Porcini or Herrenpilz. This is one that I picked from the forest behind my apartment in the Black Forest.



Well played all, with special perseverance credit going to C4M!

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« Reply #768 on: 08/01/2009 09:14:18 »
Uh... after all those hints... it was sorta obvious... but without your hints I would have never guessed it. Great pic!
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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #769 on: 08/01/2009 09:23:15 »
Very good dentstudent, nicely played. I was all at sea for a while back there... [:D] [:D]

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« Reply #770 on: 08/01/2009 09:30:37 »
Thanks both! It's increasingly uncommon to find them due to over-picking - Bay boletes are much more abundant, and I could collect perhaps 2kg (wet-weight) per autumn. They're still very tasty in a risotto, however!

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #771 on: 08/01/2009 09:39:53 »
Okay, how about this one?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #772 on: 08/01/2009 09:46:46 »
Some type of blade or fan structure?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #773 on: 08/01/2009 09:47:42 »
No Sir.  [8D]

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #774 on: 08/01/2009 10:11:07 »
It reminds me of the pattern that was on the curtains in our old caravan....


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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #775 on: 08/01/2009 10:12:31 »
Are you suggesting something?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #776 on: 08/01/2009 10:15:25 »
Only if it really is the pattern on your curtains!

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #777 on: 08/01/2009 10:23:46 »
No, it is not my curtains.  [:)]

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #778 on: 08/01/2009 10:46:33 »
It's a tricky one.....

Is it in 2D or 3D? So, are those segments that look like orange pieces raised?

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« Reply #779 on: 08/01/2009 11:02:38 »
3D/raised.

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« Reply #780 on: 08/01/2009 12:54:16 »
Some stairs perhaps? Hmmmm...
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« Reply #781 on: 08/01/2009 13:01:06 »
Some stairs perhaps? Hmmmm...

Good one! A wooden spiral staircase.

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« Reply #782 on: 08/01/2009 13:12:40 »
I think it's some sort of rotary cutting head.  A bit of gimping around i.e. extending the straight edges, seems to show that they're in an offset radial pattern.  That is, the straight edges don't point directly towards the axis of rotation.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #783 on: 08/01/2009 13:53:36 »
Here's a new one!

Also, I know it's not the done thing, but I'm posting this and then going away for 2 weeks from the end of this week, so you won't find out until 2009! Anyway....


Like a plum pudding or something?

Not a plum pudding, no.

I know you said fruit but it looks like a congeiled
uncooked peppered ham.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #784 on: 08/01/2009 23:21:40 »
I know you said fruit but it looks like a congeiled uncooked peppered ham.

Initially I thought it was pork skin too ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=6326.msg212237#msg212237

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #785 on: 08/01/2009 23:22:24 »
Well, it was a mushroom believe it or not.

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« Reply #786 on: 08/01/2009 23:26:37 »
Some stairs perhaps? Hmmmm...
Very good! [:)] You are on fire with this guessing game! [:o]

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #787 on: 09/01/2009 08:27:31 »
Well played Monikas. *Looks for difficult new photo*

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #788 on: 09/01/2009 08:44:31 »
OK, here's another. Do you like the heart in the middle?




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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #789 on: 09/01/2009 08:47:27 »
Sunlight reflecting off water?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #790 on: 09/01/2009 08:51:16 »
Nope.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #791 on: 09/01/2009 08:51:47 »
Morning, BTW. Or afternoon. Or evening. Whatever....

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« Reply #792 on: 09/01/2009 08:55:40 »
Morning, BTW. Or afternoon. Or evening. Whatever....
Huh? [???] [???]

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #793 on: 09/01/2009 08:56:21 »
Particles of salt or something similar?

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« Reply #794 on: 09/01/2009 09:33:04 »
Morning, BTW. Or afternoon. Or evening. Whatever....
Huh? [???] [???]

I was saying "hello". I've no idea what the time is with you, or which part of the day....

Closer, but nope.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #795 on: 09/01/2009 09:40:21 »
It is now 22:38. I've adjusted the clock to local time on my profile.

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #796 on: 09/01/2009 09:43:46 »
So it is more like 'good night'!

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #797 on: 09/01/2009 09:45:35 »
Pieces of ice?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #798 on: 09/01/2009 09:49:02 »
Yes. But where? And how big?

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Re: Can you Guess What This is ?
« Reply #799 on: 09/01/2009 10:08:46 »
On a piece of glass?