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  1. #1 Identification help required 
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    Hello ladies and gentlemen

    I wondered if anyone here might recognise the subject of this photograph.



    Thank you in advance

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    possibly.. t. henry moray or nicola Telsa. i don't know why those names sticke out...

    or possibly a "Young" lenin...

    don't take my word.. my mind jsut puts those names to him...

    i saw him on my travels of this life.. (the whole 16 years//)


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    Thanks for trying goodgod

    In some remote way, he is linked to this image.



    These are the 1st 2 clues of a little 'URL hunt' set by some friends. A new clue is posted every 2 days until I find the URL they allude to

    Might have it by Christmas :wink:
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    Someone that worked on "The bomb" ?

    Splitting hydrogen, hmmm.
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    Clothing suggests older.....maybe an early 1800's theorist?
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    they both worked on discovering an unlimited sorce of energy in1800 and 1900

    i try'd. i just linked them to that. :?

    like i say i saw him somewhere!!! what abotu somthing in bill brysons book!!!?!!! short history of everything/

    oh .. two hydrrogen atoms.. what about they "heavy water"? it could be related?

    or ...(oh so simple thought...) Henry Cavendish?

    or the hindenburg disaster?
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    Both Cavendish and Hindenburg had too much hair :P

    I'm getting a little stressed now because I know this chap is very well known. :|
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    He's not the guy that pioneered the nuclear navy by chance?

    I'm trying to remember the guys name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    He's not the guy that pioneered the nuclear navy by chance?

    I'm trying to remember the guys name.
    Hyman Rickover
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    damm right you got me hooked now!
    please post any more clues..i live a puzle
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    Quote Originally Posted by sir t fireball
    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    He's not the guy that pioneered the nuclear navy by chance?

    I'm trying to remember the guys name.
    Hyman Rickover
    Ok, I guess that's not him. But yes your right.
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    No more clues until Saturday
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    Looking at all this nuclear stuff gives me the creaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    Looking at all this nuclear stuff gives me the creaps.
    Well you had better stop looking at the sun then for it to is a nuclear reactor.
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    It's not Tesla.
    And the bomb has nothing to do with spitting hydrogen.
    (Nor does that picture for that matter. It merely shows an h<sub>2</sub> molecule.
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    Gilbert Newton Lewis perhaps?
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    I know who it is...
    Nah nah nah nah nah.

    Edit:

    I know. I know. I know. I never. Never. Never gonna leave you babe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by invert_nexus
    I know who it is...
    Nah nah nah nah nah.

    Edit:

    I know. I know. I know. I never. Never. Never gonna leave you babe.
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    Adrianne!
    Eh.

    I can't see the picture in the opening post, so I can't say who it is. Post it again or fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by water
    Adrianne!
    Eh.

    I can't see the picture in the opening post, so I can't say who it is. Post it again or fix it.
    Here you are...



    Hope it works for you now, although I can still see it in the original post
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    maybe alfred nobel looks a bit like that. his big invention had something to do with explosives. i can't help you with the h2 molecules though (or maybe nucleair fusion? (not splitting, but puting together. they're working on that).
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    Heh.
    My hint didn't even help?
    The answer has even been pointed out in this thread. In a roundabout way.

    Oh. Well.
    If you want to cheat, I could tell you, but it's really not that hard.
    What do you think of when you think of hydrogen?

    I can't wait til you guess. Becuase I have this hilarious picture that I want to show...
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    Edit:

    My clue removed as the image contained the name.
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    You got it.
    Now. Remember that it's an url hunt.
    So. I suppose first we have to see if he can figure out who the picture is of.
    And then if he can find the specific url.
    I did.

    I'll hold off on my funny picture until he says the name.
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    The H2 molecule sent me in the wrong direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by invert_nexus
    Heh.
    My hint didn't even help?
    The answer has even been pointed out in this thread. In a roundabout way.

    Oh. Well.
    If you want to cheat, I could tell you, but it's really not that hard.
    What do you think of when you think of hydrogen?

    I can't wait til you guess. Becuase I have this hilarious picture that I want to show...
    Alright. Bask away.

    I first intended to neatly memorize the photo, and then test my memory.

    But, since you want to spoil it, we'll do it your way.

    Bask now.
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    Water,

    You're asking me to give you the answer?
    Or chiding me for being... cocky about knowing the answer?
    I'm not really, you know.
    It's actually pretty simple.
    As I said, there has been a guess in this thread long before I ever posted in here that would lead one to the precise answer. The only problem is that people concentrated on the wrong significance of the guess. They didn't dig far enough below the surface.

    What's in a name?
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    Would a rose smell sweeter by any other name?

    Honestly, I have no idea. Mr Van der Waals?

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    As promised:

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    I knew it was a German!


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    Quote Originally Posted by invert_nexus

    You're asking me to give you the answer?
    Or chiding me for being... cocky about knowing the answer?
    I'm not really, you know.
    It's actually pretty simple.
    As I said, there has been a guess in this thread long before I ever posted in here that would lead one to the precise answer. The only problem is that people concentrated on the wrong significance of the guess. They didn't dig far enough below the surface.
    Hah! Know what? If you have enough time, do a quiz, will you?
    Post a picture and give some clues, or some other sort of quiz.
    Or be creative and come up with a detective story. I love riddles, esp. those of the more detective kind where a situation needs to be reconstructed and all that.

    Surprise me!


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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd

    or the hindenburg disaster?
    i like to think i contributated .. some what ....

    yay.. i helped!!!
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    GoodGod3rd,

    Yup. You are the one who brushed up against the answer so long ago.
    But.. Hindenberg had too much hair...
    Heh.


    Water,

    Hmm.
    I'll see what I can do.
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    Me first!

    Guess who this individual is:


    First hint:


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    i know ! its the first thihing in our junior cert science booK!! he danced around.. and hit atoms. or somthing.. the suspected they existed....
    oh he is greek!!!
    but i cant place his name!!!
    :?


    Edit'd BY me .. because i have a name..

    Democritus?
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    Negative. Next hint will be tomorrow. It'll be just as cryptical though :P.

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    HU:

    That is a molecule of water -- thus everything flows or panta rhei -- thus Heraclitus.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclitus


    Next!
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    oh..imgonna think iup a really good onE!!!

    ha .. your name..water.. does that mean you study water?
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    Yes, yes. The water was a reference, of course, to his river analogy. The next image would be one of the flux in magnetic fields, but you didn't give me the chance :P

    Maybe water should do one, as he won the last .

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    o go on then these are fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by water
    Post a picture and give some clues, or some other sort of quiz.
    Or be creative and come up with a detective story. I love riddles
    ok.. here ii go .. my pict.. and a different sort of clue. now i think this is rater hard to figure out. and the pic is old poirtrait.. .

    also i think it might be hard.. but then i normally think things are cool .. or funny or ... and they are not so beasr with me!

    ok

    identify :
    the clue will tell what he achived.. and another .. thought on what he did with it!!
    CLUE:
    this clue is a DRASTIC VERSION of his achivement.

    well good luck! i bet you will get it real quick!!!

    oh and one more thing .. he had alot of achivements!!! so if you identify him .. for the wrong achivement... well trya nd work out the other word clue!!
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    Especially since Hooke's name was in the image url.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    Especially since Hooke's name was in the image url.

    LOL, wonder if he knew that
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    His main achievement, I suppose was Micrographica, in the spirit of Newton's Principia. Newton and Hooke were contemporaries, but not very fond of each other. Indeed, Hooke, I believe, accused Newton of stealing his ideas regarding light.

    So is the clue -the "written word," but in electronic/digital form of the internet? That would be drastic version of early forms of publishing as with Micrographica, but certainly Hooke's work was more significant than the average forum post!
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    :? noi did not.. you my peers.. shoud have guessed im not smart.. sure you got thte fellow... but have you figured out the clue? its a written clue.. so its a word game/or puzle.
    is not his microscope...
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