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What Is It (Part Trois) ***POLL CLOSED!!***
« on: April 03, 2007, 07:40:33 pm »
While we ponder Dottie's "What Is It"  http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,9067.0.html  see if you can figure out what this is....



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By the way, I had one of these when I was a teenager.  :D

I will post the answer next Tuesday!
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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 09:46:21 pm »
BUMP!!!

You better start trying to guess what it is, because I'm gonna reveal the answer in less than 48 hours!  :D
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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 10:26:26 pm »
I voted. :)

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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 07:01:54 am »
I voted too!

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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 11:32:26 am »
me too!! :D
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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2007, 02:42:38 am »
I voted  ;D
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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2007, 03:00:10 am »
Thank you all for voting!

Before I reveal the answer, you might want to take a look at "What is it? (Part Four)" 

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,9186.0.html

Trust me, it probably ISN'T what you think it is! Ponder it, think about it, and then cast your vote!  :D


And now, for the answer......





It is...........



A Clock!!!


I had one of these when I was a teen. The bottom row consists of 12 spaces (for the hour)

The second row consists of 11 spaces (for the minutes (by 5, (5, 10 ,15, 20, ect...))

The third row consists of 4 spaces (for those four "filler minutes")

So, for example, the time of 11:49 would show 11 balls on the bottom row, 9 balls on the second row, and 4 balls on the third row....

11 (hours)
9 (9 X 5 = 45) on the second row
4 on the third row

11 hours

45 + 4 = 49 minutes.  (11:49)   :D


I kept the clock in my room but it kept me awake at night (I am a very light sleeper). I could hear the metal balls rolling down the ramps. It was especially noisy at 12:00 when all the balls emptied back down to the bottom as the clock reset itself.

The clock ended up downstairs in the living room.

Thanks for voting everyone!! 

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Re: What Is It (Part Trois)
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 05:51:16 am »
Ooops. I voted after you revealed the answer (it's not Tuesday yet, is it?)  ::).

But I remembered the thing. I've seen it before, so I knew it's a clock.