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Centaurus, Repelius and Obnoxious

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#25604
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:*** (3.05)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:kodhrawara*zw****

 

 

 



We are three genies capable of independent existence.
But bring any two of us together
And we shall summon the missing third
To respond to your beck-and-call within his capabilities.

Man would welcome any opportunity to fit an unwelcome harness
on our first whilst it is in full gallop.
Thus the first will conspire with our second to tackle the quest
To subdue the third to be a slave at your behest.

Our second was so repulsive as to be banished forthwith
to the far-flung corners of the globe.
His feet planted firmly on terra firma,
On his pate, an insecure white cap.

The repulsion of the second is surpassed by how shocking is the third.
Whilst our first, lest we forget, has been cursed by the gods
To remain forever in a state of perpetual restlessness.
Who are these restless, repulsive, shocking, yet subservient genies?



Answer

First (restless) : Motion
Second (repulsive) : Magnetism. Like poles "repel". The Magnetic South Pole is on solid ground, Antarctica. The North Pole is a floating Ice Cap, under which a Nuclear submarine has been able to pass.
Third (shocking) : Electricity.

According to the Laws of Electromagnetic Induction by Faraday a combination of any two of the above, will generate the third. The Hint referred to "Fleming's Left-hand rule", wherein the forefinger implies the magnetic field for the levitation of the Bullet Train.

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