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Research Team

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#3593
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (1.36)
Category:Language
Submitted By:arij****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



What do these sentences translate to?

"A research team proceeded towards the apex of a natural geologic protuberance, the purpose of their expedition being the procurement of a sample of fluid hydride of oxygen in a large vessel, the exact size of which was unspecified. One member of the team precipitously descended, sustaining severe damage to the upper cranial portion of his anatomical structure; subsequently the second member of the team performed a self rotational translation oriented in the same direction taken by the first team member."


Hint

It's a common nursery rhyme.
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Comments

Mogmatt16Ava*
Apr 20, 2002

much ado about nothing
Schmilts_05
Apr 30, 2002

This is really cool!!
krishnanAin*
Aug 15, 2003

superb
absyAus*
Dec 07, 2003

hehe i liked it AND i got it right
utnative*
Sep 12, 2006



i loved this teaser it is great. after i looked at the hint, i thought humpty dumpty but he was alone on the wall. the little graycells kicked in. and i got it on the second try super duper teaser.more please.

Taika*us*
Sep 12, 2006

Cunning! It helped to play the scenario in my head.
Rach_*
Sep 12, 2006

Hehehe brilliant
marschie*il*
Sep 12, 2006

The hint gave it away; great fun!
Badger*us*
Sep 12, 2006

Easy, but very fun, well written, and imaginative! Thanks for submitting!
karenokupniakus*
Sep 12, 2006

Fun Fun Fun
MurfQ*ca*
Sep 12, 2006

Easy, but well written none the less. Probably so easy for me because I've heard something very similar before. Oh well, still a good teaser.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 12, 2006

I got it!! Didn't even look at the hint. Just had to concentrate on what the big old fancy words meant.Good, fun teaser.
bradon182001*us*
Sep 12, 2006

shawneeo*us*
Sep 12, 2006

I got it! I liked it, but I wish there had been MORE! I also thought the instructions might have been a wee-leetle-teeneey beet more... instructive. None the less, I figured it out, but was disappointed that there was only one, so I hope you do more. Thanks!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 12, 2006

Fantastic! I totally enjoyed it Definitely, an Awesome approach to get anyone to find out about this tale. Of course, once they get it figured out, they should roll their eyes with humor and laughter. Keep these a coming
Synlapse*
Sep 12, 2006

Too many big words got me discombobulated. I guess I just don't know Jack. Oh well, good teaser anyway.
salepriceAca*
Sep 12, 2006

got it after the hint, very clever!!
Thx for the fun
zaya*
Sep 12, 2006

Funny, clever, needed the hint.
locutus13dsus*
Sep 12, 2006

Ain't no shame in using the HINt!. After that it was a breeze!
rachellanders**
Sep 12, 2006

I got it right!! That was an AWSOME teasr!! Their should be more like it!
Nellem*ie*
Sep 12, 2006

Got it right away but still fun
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Sep 12, 2006

Got the translation right, but didnt link it to Jack and Jill!
A good teaser.
scallioAus*
Sep 12, 2006

The translation is no problem, but I didn't get Jack and Jill because they are siblings or friends- not a research team.

The answer appears to be a team of volconologists, that go to a volcano crater and obtain a water sample. The first geologist falls, hitting his head and the other has to descend after him.

Trishgal*us*
Sep 12, 2006

Got it right Did not need the hint way to start the morning looking forward to more thx
scallioAus*
Sep 12, 2006

Suggestion- why not change the story to read KIN, OFFSPRING, ACQUAINTANCE or COLLEAGUES rather than research team

OR

explain in the beginning that the answer is to be a Mother Goose rhyme.

Love these type of teasers! Amazing how complicated language has become. We've come a long way...
highway101*us
Sep 12, 2006

I got went up the hill right away and naturally thought of Jack & Jill. I just figured a reasearch team or any team would be considered more than one person. I liked your teaser. Good Job!
tonjawithaj*us*
Sep 12, 2006

Ha!
OldChinaHand**
Sep 12, 2006

J&J on the rock w/o a splash. Cool.
kman613**
Sep 12, 2006

Good one, and I concur w/ some earlier comments - the "research team" thing threw me for a loop...
1blessedgirl*us*
Sep 12, 2006

This one is going in my favorites It was very enjoyable and very creative.
composer*
Sep 12, 2006

Very cool.
I would like to see a whole bunch more nursery rhymes rewritten in this fashion.
heyman*
Sep 12, 2006

Did they ever get the water?
QrystalAca*
Sep 12, 2006

Teeheehee, that was amusing!! And who's to say Jack & Jill were not a research team?! Maybe they put the pail of water on the top of the hill to see if they could catch more rainwater from a greater height.

If that isn't what happened, why the heck would they be going up a hill to get water? A well wouldn't be built on the top of a hill, because then it would be farther away from the ground water it is meant to tap. Any standing water would likely run downhill anyways. So what gives?
speedqueenkmwAus*
Sep 12, 2006

got it but not till after I looked at the hint
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 12, 2006

nice!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 12, 2006

Actually, there was an underground spring. Which found the soil and ground was weak through the middle, so it shot upwards. The builders of the time, were waiting on J & J to get to the top, so they could be instructed on how to build a dwelling which would house the liquid shooting through the ground. And the story goes on...
ari_1Aus*
Sep 12, 2006

wow very inque and clever
Club33*us*
Sep 12, 2006

Didn't get it until AFTER the hint, but that was great!! I agree with whoever said there should be more of these!!! I liked it!!!

doka13*ml*
Sep 12, 2006

i knew what happened but i didn't get it was a nursery rhyme and then i knew exactly what it was.... haha
labsmith*um*
Sep 12, 2006

Charming! You could make the hint harder by giving a more generalized clue. Something like, "You've heard this little tale before".
jabdrAus*
Sep 12, 2006

When my crown found Humpty, all the King's Men wouldn't let me think of J & J. Very clever!
efarns
Sep 12, 2006

The vague instructions made this pretty interesting. I didn't have any idea what the teaser might be referring to, and the unpredictability made it fun to figure out.
aikomishimatsu
Sep 12, 2006

i knew what it was basically talking about, but i thought there were 2 people on top of a volcano, not a hill. So i visuallized that and so i didn't figure it out.
sarita01us
Sep 12, 2006

i got the three little pigs because the way i read it i got that the first two pigs got hurt but the third didnt
syracuse945*ph*
Sep 12, 2006

wooo! i got it! rili weird of me, but i ac2ali got it... haha... wen i was read'n all those big words, i was think'n, 'ther's gotta b n ezer way'... so, i thot of words synonymous 2 the 1s u had up... cool...

suganue*us*
Sep 12, 2006

That was so cute. I really liked that one. It helped that I actually got it w/out looking at the hint. I figured it was a nursery rhyme or commom saying. Keep up the good work!!!!!!
lmurray*cn*
Sep 13, 2006

I LIKED YOUR VERSION OF THE TALE BEST.

VERY GOOD AND WELL WRITTEN.
tallyho_2022
Sep 13, 2006

I thought it was "Two guys walked into a bar. The second one should have ducked"
tallyho_2022
Sep 13, 2006

I thought it was "Two guys walked into a bar. The second one should have ducked"
vlermaAus*
Sep 16, 2006

Sorry to be a little late reviewing your teaser, but hey, what can I say. Any old grandma knows a nursery rhyme no matter how it is written.
Very well done though. More please?
phyllisa*us*
Sep 16, 2006

Very well done
RoknRobn228Aus*
Jan 22, 2007

Needed the hint, but eventually got it. Very well done!
lkp68Aus
Jun 06, 2007

Woo Hoo! I got this right without the hint. Thanks for the fun!
luckypuppy*us*
May 14, 2008

Thanks for taking all the fun out of that nursery rhyme
chittermouse3Aus*
Mar 31, 2009

how clever!
doeheadAus*
Sep 12, 2009

When did Jack & Jill become a research team? Give me a break!!!
crazy10manAus*
Sep 12, 2009

Loved it! Very creative!

@Doehead - get over it and quite whining.

Research, or going by the more formal synonym, investigate, means to search or examine into the particulars of

Team is two or more people joining together for a common goal.

So, yeah, Research Team they were.
shannmoAus*
Sep 12, 2009

where in the nursery rhyme does it say that they weren't a research team?
It is up to the reader to decide.
nice one!
patiencewithaP*us*
Sep 12, 2009

I liked it! Good job!
wordmama*
Sep 12, 2009

I looked at neither the hint nor even the answer!! I just pictured what the words were saying and was delighted to find Jack and Jill at the "bottom" of it all!!

And the people tearing apart the nursery rhyme: Shame on you! Get a life!

I thought this teaser was GREAT!!
auntiesisAus*
Sep 12, 2009

The cranial damage gave it away for me. Very well written even if some people found fault with it. I loved it. Fun, Fun, Fun.
UptheHillA*
Sep 12, 2009

NICE1 GUYS!!
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 12, 2009

Thanks - I LOVED the teaser and I
figured it out too.

What I also love just as much are the wild comments everyone gives.
Especially the ones that complain
about the nit pickiest things!

hysterical!
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 12, 2009

Thanks - I LOVED the teaser and I
figured it out too.

What I also love just as much are the wild comments everyone gives.
Especially the ones that complain
about the nit pickiest things!

hysterical!
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 12, 2009

Whoops!
sorry about sending it twice!!
doeheadAus*
Sep 12, 2009

All you people that said remarks about my answer can DROP DEAD. When did people in nursery rhymes become research teams. You are the ones that need to get a life and be realistic. If you don't like my answers so be it, but keep your remarks to yourself!!!!
shannmoAus*
Sep 12, 2009

if you dont like our remarks keep it to yourself!
cacepcAus**
Sep 12, 2009

Great interpretation!! More, PLEASE!!! For those who have a problem: Look at it as a POLITICIAN reciting "JACK and JILL"
lukasiwicz*
Sep 12, 2012

Looks like doehead can dish it out, but can't take it. Maybe she/he would have been lsss likely to post his/her silly quibble if the term "reconnaissance" hd been used, instead of the word "research."
HABS2933Aca*
Sep 12, 2012

IT was okay. Faily easy even without the hint.
scallio's suggestion that the hint say it is a nursery rhyme is absurd to say the least, why not jut give the answer outright in the hint if that is the case. And I agree, who says they were not doing research? No one knows why they were going up the hill to get the water. There are a few alternate rhymes that attempt to explain that but I can't post them here.
jaycr*us*
Sep 12, 2012

Got this one right away, interesting view of the story.
One more comment . . . Easy big fella, it's just a teaser.
cutebugAus*
Sep 12, 2012

After reading all the comments,I have to agree with doehead.He told it like it is!!!
gaylewolfAus*
Sep 12, 2012

Hi CuteBug - I know DoeHead - he's been around for a long time. You would like each other - as you both think alike.

PS I liked this teaser! Well written!
asupmdr*
Sep 12, 2012

Good puzzle, but...I thought I remembered this one. A "search teasers" for "Jack and Jill" produced a teaser very similar to this one. Stormtrooper in 2005 posted this teaser# 24693. Just keepin' it real, yo.
Maggiethe8th*us*
Sep 12, 2012

fun!



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