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Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#22834
Fun:*** (2.24)
Difficulty:*** (2.98)
Submitted By:judydog1***
Corrected By:cnmne




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What movie title does this represent?


Bird on a wire.
Before telephones messages were sent via telegraph or "Wire" by morse code. This code spells albatross, which is a bird being sent on a wire.


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May 11, 2005

May 11, 2005

Sorry, but Morse code is hardly equivalent to telegraph. It's also been used historically over wireless (especially ham radio), heliograph (flashing the sun with a signal), and with a single flag, among other communication modes.
May 11, 2005

Who in the world knew that answer. I mean not everyone knows Morse code. I thought it was pretty lame.
May 12, 2005

That was a bit of a dud! Obvious about the morse code - but who knows morse code these days ... not very creative
May 12, 2005

I like it - very imaginative Even after figuring out the Morse (starting with the obvious ending of OSS), you are still left with a challenging rebus!
May 12, 2005

to all you people

it was a pretty good teaser.
I liked it.
Don't listen to them.
May 12, 2005

I liked it, but I didn't want to translate so I guessed it spelled "Omega," thus giving the title "The Omega Code."
May 12, 2005

Though I got the morse code bit, it meant nothing to me. Don't know morse code but would have been good one if I did
May 12, 2005

Thanks for all the POSITIVE comments!! This is my first accepted teaser and i am very proud of it. As for the first few comments, sometimes one just has to "consider the source". Oh! By the way, i didn't know morse code either, but i learned it in order to create this teaser!!!!!
May 12, 2005

At first I though something had happened to the first line! Then i realized it was dots and dashes. I am not at all familiar with morse code so obviously did not get it correct. Maybe if the dots and dashes had been done in bold they would have stood out more and it would have been a bit easier to try to figure it out! Anyway, congrats on your first teaser.
May 13, 2005

At least you picked one with a couple of my favorite actors (Mel and Goldie) .. the rebus twist made it a real challenge since "Bird on a Wire" is not a movie I remembered the title of .. I'll bet you started with a movie you really liked .. very imaginative creation.. Albatross drew a complete blank for me ..Congrats on being published!I like the old saying that starts .. If you can't say something nice ..
May 14, 2005

must study morse code..
must study morse code..
May 14, 2005

I don't know the code either, but very creative topic! Congrats on getting a teaser submitted! Good one! I think some people are jealous because they caouldn't figure it out. Way to go!
May 20, 2005

hey who currently knows morse code around here...had to think waaaaay to hard and to be honest i gave up before even racking my brain..
May 21, 2005

Knew the Morse code but not the movie
May 28, 2005

I liked the creativity of this teaser. It could have been a loit better if figuring out the word 'albatross' gave you a little more to go on.

A+ on creativity, but just a little too tough. (Too hard can be a turn off too)
Jun 07, 2005

This is in trivia. I didn't get it. Am I mad? Not at all! I'd be totally bored if I knew the answer to every question I saw (or get rich on Jeopardy!). Knowing Morse Code is a bit of trivia that we won't all know (like me!). I say,
A+ teaser!
Jun 08, 2005

And how are we supposed to kno morse code exactly?????!!!!
Jun 09, 2005

Does anyone here know Morse Code???
Jun 20, 2005


Even if I knew morse code I wouldn't have got it...but you did a good job!

Congrats on your first teaser!!!!!

Seen the movie...but I think this was a bit too hard.
Jul 04, 2005

Two thumbs down here. I did not even care about this one really lame. Should have been Dits & Duhs. & also gets the Boring Alert!Boring Alert!
Sep 29, 2005

I have studies the Morse code a before and found it quite easy. Keep them coming, very creative.
Nov 21, 2005

What's Google for, if not for printing a page of morse code? Got that it was Albatross (once knew a guy named Albert Ross once; weird parents?) but thought that was it! Didn't realise it was a double-layer question.

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