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anton exobio
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019 12:58:37 PM

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black alonso wrote:
Show me a "Royal" who was next-in-line to the throne, but never sat on it



The last King of France, Louis-Philippe Ier (1773-1850), reigned from 1830 to 1848.

Facing an insurrection, Louis-Philippe Ier abdicated on February 24, 1848 in favor of his young grandson Louis-Philippe II (1838-1894)(see picture below).

(Louis-Philippe Ier's son & heir had died in 1842 and was Louis-Philippe II's father).

But the brand new Royal Prince Louis-Philippe II was way too young to represent stability and to reassure the opponents of his grandfather's politics. Therefore, when the revolution of 1848 broke out, Louis-Philippe II's family became unable to have him proclaimed King of the French. Then the Second Republic took place in France, followed in 1852 by the reign of Emperor Napoléon III (who came from another monarchist branch and who was the last French monarch).




Show me a being or a thing that amazes you.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
black alonso
Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 12:40:59 PM

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How safe air travel is.

And flight in general.



Show me a day that lives in infamy

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019 12:56:03 PM

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4th June 1989, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.







Show me where hope springs eternal.


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black alonso
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 4:54:55 AM

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Hopi is a concept deeply rooted in the culture's religion, spirituality, and its view of morality and ethics. To be Hopi is to strive toward this concept, which involves a state of total reverence and respect for all things, to be at peace with these things, and to live in accordance with the instructions of Maasaw, the Creator or Caretaker of Earth. The Hopi observe their traditional ceremonies for the benefit of the entire world.




Show me a thing associated with John Lennon.

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anton exobio
Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:20:20 AM

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"Strawberry Fields Forever" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. It was released in February 1967 as a double A-side single with "Penny Lane". The song was written by John Lennon but credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. Lennon wrote the song in Almería, Spain, where he was filming a role in the anti-war comedy How I Won the War. He drew inspiration from his childhood memories of playing in the garden of Strawberry Field, a Salvation Army children's home near to where he grew up in Liverpool.

"Psychedelic strawberries" are something I associate with Lennon:


"Strawberry Fields Memorial" in Central Park, NYC



Show me something you're proud of.
(as an individual or as a citizen or as an Earthling or as a being, etc)

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black alonso
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:57:29 AM

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Show me two different calendars.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 5:04:30 PM

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One of the original printings of the Gregorian calendar - only official in the Papal States at the time, but since adopted world-wide.



The earliest calendar known - the Bulgar calendar split the year into twelve months plus one day (the winter solstice, treated as New Year's Day) which was not in any month. Every season of three months started on a Sunday.
The years were named - Mouse, Cow, Ox, Tiger/Wolf, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Monkey, Ram, Rooster, Pig.
Other features indicate that probably the Chinese adapted this calendar to their lunar year.

Show me an unusual piece of rock.


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anton exobio
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 6:53:56 AM

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Ammonite cemetery:


Show me the biggest number of authentic rainbows that got photographed simultaneously.

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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 7:05:53 AM

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Show me your dream of last night.

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anton exobio
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 7:59:58 AM

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Among other things, I dreamed I was driving Trump's presidential armoured car. I was enjoying the ride. There were no officials. It was just for fun, just for trying that car. I was allowed to.
(click the picture to get to the video)


dreammoods.com:

To dream that you are driving a car denotes your ambition, your drive and your ability to navigate from one stage of your life to another. Consider how smooth or rough the car ride is. If you are driving the car, then you are taking an active role in the way your life is going. Overall, this dream symbol is an indication of your dependence and degree of control you have on your life.

Driving a new car means that you are headed toward a new direction or goal. You are deviating from your original life path.

If you dream of driving a black colored car, then it means that you like to be low-key about your intentions or goals. Driving a black color in a dream signify some ulterior motives.





Show me a famous animal actor/actress.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Friday, May 17, 2019 8:07:54 AM

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⬆︎How possibly can one dream a dream like that? (hahaha)



Show me a delicacy.



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black alonso
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:36:39 AM

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Tamilok Woodworm: A Delicacy From The Philippines




Show me a 'Classical' symphony with a nickname.

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anton exobio
Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:10:05 AM

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The Symphony No. 63 in C major is a symphony by Joseph Haydn written sometime between 1779 and 1781. It is often known by the title of the second movement, La Roxelane, named for Roxelana, the influential wife of Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. This second movement was originally part of Haydn's incidental music for Charles Simon Favart's stage work Soliman der zweite (or Les Trois Sultanes) in which Roxelana was a character.

Roxelana, nickname for Alexandra Lisovska: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurrem_Sultan



Show me a major blunder.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
black alonso
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:49:25 AM

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Then-President George W. Bush celebrated apparent victory in the Iraq war by posing in front of a " MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner on an aircraft carrier in 2003. This was the biggest whopper of recent memory, unlikely to be forgotten or repeated for some time. The war continued officially for another several years, and continues unofficially to this day, if you ask the people living in Baghdad.


Show me a famous recluse ((living or dead):

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anton exobio
Posted: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 4:29:27 PM

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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo was a Swedish actress who made 28 films during her acting career. She retired to New York City in 1941 where she lived a solitary existence the rest of her life. Garbo was known for refusing interviews, not attending awards shows, and generally not giving time to the paparazzi.




Show me one of the greatest photographs of the Sun.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 2:54:08 AM

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The 100,000,000th photo by the Goddard Solar Dynamics Observatory. Shows the 'cold' polar regions.



Show me what happens when they get in where they shouldn't . . .

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anton exobio
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2019 4:48:02 AM

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Jimmy Kimmel and Kevin Hart visit "Blood Manor", New York City's scariest haunted house.
(click the picture to get to the video)


Show me a video you like much. (Why do you like it so much?)

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:51:23 AM

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I have several . . . all of people excelling themselves (Nadia Comaneci, Olga Korbut, etc)

This is probably my favourite.



Gary Sobers was originally known as a bowler, but was excellent as a batsman too.
He made the record 365 in an innings (not out at the end of the game).
This video is of another record - six sixes in six balls - the first time in first class cricket (only equalled once, many years later).

********
Show me a real treasure-map.


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anton exobio
Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:16:58 PM

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Show me a thing or a being that typically means 'beauty' to you.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 12:18:23 AM

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^^^^^^^^^^^^ But . . . but . . .Where's the treasure? ^^^^^^^^^^^^

I tried all sorts of subjects, but nothing really worked "always" - but this is it. Kids having fun, really just being kids, making a mess, making a racket no inhibitions.



Show me the best spot on any planet.


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anton exobio
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 8:23:16 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
^^^^^^^^^^^^ But . . . but . . .Where's the treasure? ^^^^^^^^^^^^


Under the red cross?
I have no idea what kind of treasure it can be. Dentures made of gold, maybe.
By the way, it was not so easy for me to find an online picture of an authentic treasure map...


Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Show me the best spot on any planet.


Do you like mountains? Pick one.
(I recommend Olympus Mons on Mars, 22 km high)




Show me a natural place on Earth that looks like it is not of this world.

"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
black alonso
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 10:14:17 AM

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The Hottest Place on Earth
The strange landscape, bubbling acid ponds and searing temperatures of Ethiopia's Danakil Depression make it one of the harshest yet most beautiful places on Earth.




Describe the "feel" of a number of your choice.



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anton exobio
Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 1:40:20 PM

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The imaginary number i:


Show me a living person whose autograph reaches one of the biggest values in the autograph market.

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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:23:35 AM

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George Washington’s Acts of Congress: $9.8 Million



Show me your passport photo.

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anton exobio
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:22:49 PM

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FROSTY X RIME wrote:
George Washington’s Acts of Congress: $9.8 Million
https://s.financesonline.com/uploads/2014/06/washington.jpg


Well, my request was about a living person's autograph that is worth a lot of money.

I thought about any living tyrant's autograph, like Kim Jong-un, North Korea, for example.



I actually own several passports.
Here's one of them. It got expired a few years ago but I like my face in this one. I hope you don't mind.
'Anton' is after my first name, 'Arlington'.





Show me a large-scale scandal.

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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:52:51 PM

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anton exobio wrote:
FROSTY X RIME wrote:
George Washington’s Acts of Congress: $9.8 Million
https://s.financesonline.com/uploads/2014/06/washington.jpg


Well, my request was about a living person's autograph that is worth a lot of money.

I thought about any living tyrant's autograph, like Kim Jong-un, North Korea, for example.



Aha, I missed that word "living person" out.
I will correct myself-

Fidel Castro - £3759.





Anyway, I laughed out heartily with your passport photo.
Your surname is ultra humorous.


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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:53:26 PM

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anton exobio wrote:




I actually own several passports.
Here's one of them. It got expired a few years ago but I like my face in this one. I hope you don't mind.
'Anton' is after my first name, 'Arlington'.





Show me a large-scale scandal.


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black alonso
Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:40:14 AM

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In a Nutshell… The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

“Only when it became clear that the California Air Resources Board and the E.P.A. would not approve Volkswagen’s 2016 model year vehicles for sale in the U.S. did Volkswagen admit to the installation of “defeat devices” in almost 11 million vehicles sold worldwide between 2008 and 2015"



Show me a popular movie/book with senior citizens as main characters



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anton exobio
Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:44:42 PM

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(click this picture to get to the video)




Imagine you could safely go to any place in the Universe but only for 24 Earth hours in a row: where would you go?


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anton exobio
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:12:22 AM

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I'd go to some inhabited exoplanet, full of highly evolved benevolent life forms. I'd bring specimens back.


Show me something that is important to you.

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black alonso
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:02:47 PM

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Dancing

Show me a good line from a favorite book of yours.


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anton exobio
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:58:10 PM

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Frank Herbert (1920-1986), through Leto Atreides, one of his characters in Dune.



Show me something untrue that many people believe it's true.



"I got a haircut and no one noticed." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
black alonso
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 12:17:38 PM

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False: The Great Wall of China can be seen from space


Can you believe it! All this time we have believed that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space but NASA has confirmed it to be a myth, at least with the human eye that is. According to ripleys.com “after numerous missions to space, by astronauts from countries all over the world, nobody could see the wall.”

The wall has however been photographed from space, with a camera lens of 180mm which no naked eye would ever be possible to see. So there we have it, no human-made constructions can be seen from space, not even the Great Wall.


Show me a famous passenger train, any country.

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anton exobio
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:23:37 PM

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The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Vladivostok in the Russian Far East. With a length of 9,289 kilometres (5,772 miles), it is the longest railway line in the world. There are connecting branch lines into Mongolia, China and North Korea. It has connected Moscow with Vladivostok since 1916, and is still being expanded. Even before it had been completed, it attracted travellers who wrote of their adventures.





Show me a luminescent being (or several).

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Firefly attracting females with lit up behind




Show me a mainstream movie in which there is NOT a love story.


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