Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mystery Contest






We are going to shake things up a little in today's contest. You have to identify the significance of the three items pictured above. Each has some specific, historical significance. The three items are NOT related to each other. Each is significant for a different reason. You must get all three items correct to win. Ready, Set, . . . . GO!


41 comments:

  1. POPE GEORGE RINGOMay 16, 2009 at 6:16 AM

    Queen Victoria's chair, Lincoln's coat, Washington's false teeth.

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  2. Pope George,
    Weldome to the game. You are off to an early start. This entry is not a winner.
    PJM

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  3. Lincolns chair, McKinlys jacket, Washingtons teeth

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  4. William,
    Your response is not a winning one.

    Also, to all contestants . . . be specific in answeres. Each item has a particular significane.

    PJM

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  5. The chair Lincoln was shot in. The jacket Garfield was shot in. The teeth Washington ate with

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  6. William,
    The entry is not a winner.

    To All contestants: While William's entry is not a winner, it has the type of specificity I am looking for. You must indicate the significance of the items.

    The game continues.
    PJM

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  7. hmmm . . . wonder if Nate is up early today. Maybe he will put a quick end to the contest soon.
    PJM

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  8. well at least I got the specificity right.

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  9. The chair Betsy Ross sewed a flag in. The jacket Lincoln was wearing when he was shot. The false teeth Washington ate with.

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  10. Judi,
    Welcome to the contest. This is not a winning entry.

    Like William, you are giving specificity, but the entry is not correct.
    PJM

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  11. #1 is the chair Lincoln was sitting in when he was shot. It is at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.

    #2 is the coat that General James McPherson was wearing when he was shot in the back and killed outside Atlanta on July 22, 1864.

    #3 is President George Washington's false teeth. One set is at the National Museum of Dentistry.

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  12. The chair Lincoln was assassinated in, the coat McKinley was assassinated in and the wooden teeth Washington ate with.

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  13. POPE GEORGE RINGOMay 16, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    Pancho Villa's coat, chair, and false teeth.

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  14. Good morning Marie,
    While I applaud your specificity, your entry is not a winning entry.
    PJM

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  15. EMS,
    Good morning. The response is not a winning one.
    PJM

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  16. Pope George,
    This is not a winning entry. Funny, but not a winner.
    PJM

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  17. Oh my gosh Pope George, you have me rolling on the floor! What wit!

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  18. #1 - The Chair Lincoln was shot in
    #2 - The coat Stonewall Jackson was wearing when he was shot (on display at VMI)
    #3 - George Washington's false teeth (possibly his last set)

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  19. Gina,
    Welcome to the contest. Unfortunately, the entry is not correct.

    I especially liked the neat formating.

    hmmmm . . . wonder if anyone is going to get this one.
    PJM

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  20. Lincoln's rocker

    Jesse James' jacket

    Washington's teeth

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  21. Tim,
    This entry is not a winner.
    PJM

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  22. I am a lurker - must admit.

    The chair cannot be Lincoln's assassination chair, because it was not tufted - later reproductions were, however.

    oh.... and the only one about which I am sure is the photo of George Washington's teeth - significant because they really aren't made of wood, but hippopotamus ivory.

    PJM -- could the thing that ties these together be the misinformed lore that has arisen over time?

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  23. profp,
    Interesting angle, but no, each of these is believed to be the authentic items.

    PJM

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  24. Lincolns assasination chair, Theodore Roosevelts coat he was wearing when he was shot giving a speech, Washingtons teeth.

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  25. William,
    I thought you had given up.

    This entry is not correct.

    Ha! I can smell victory. I think this week I will finally win!
    PJM

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  26. The chair Lincoln sat in, the coat Lincoln wore, and the teeth Washington ate with. Artifacts from the father of our country and the man who preserved our Union.

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  27. 1. Lincoln's assasination chair

    2. Wild Bill Hickok's coat that he was shot in.

    3. Washington's teeth

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  28. Sheila,
    That is not going to be a winner today.

    PJM

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  29. Lincoln's rocking chair at Ford's Theater.

    Emperor Maximilian of Mexico's coat.

    George Washington's false teeth.

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  30. 1. the chair Lincoln was assasinated in.

    2. the coat Rutherford B Hayes was wearing when he was shot.

    3.George Washington's teeth that were too large for his mouth. Giving him his smug grin on the dollar bill. *G*

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  31. Jodie,
    Yes Indeed! You are the winner. This was the chair Lincoln was assassinated in.

    Item 2. - This was the jacket that Maximilian wore when he was executed by firing squad. The bullet holes can be seen clustered in the chest region.

    Item 3. - Yes, George Washington's teeth.

    Good Job!
    PJM

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  32. Great job Jodie!!

    I liked this one PJM. It was different. A bit of a scavenger hunt.

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  33. Those teeth appear to be terribly painful.

    Especially the wires/cables connecting them in the back.

    It makes my mouth hurt just to look at them.

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  34. Thank you for your kind words. I'm stunned that I could even come close to some of your regular readers! :->

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  35. Well done Jodie.
    I found #1 and #3, but couldn't
    find the jacket. Now I need coffee.

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  36. The key on this one was to zoom in on the jacket. You can see a cluster of bullet holes, indicating a firing squad. Many people guessed at a jacket someone was shot in, but the cluster of bullet holes would indicate specifically a firing squad. That would rule out Pancho Villa, since was assassinated, and not in front of a firing squad. This narrows it down, and then the 2 week angle on Old Mexico might have led you in that direction.
    PJM

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  37. No photo but a painting.
    http://loudsolitude.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/manets-the-execution-of-emperor-maximilian.jpg

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  38. The cluster of holes is what got me. I noticed them but couldn't make the tie.

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  39. i can state *very specifically* that i had absolutely no idea whatsoever as to the significance of these items... until i read the other comments;)

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  40. PJM

    I also realized that they were
    bullet holes in the back of the
    jacket, but missed the cluster
    angle, so presumed he'd been shot
    in the back.
    As it was Lincoln's chair that
    ruled him out, so went looking
    in the wrong direction.
    But enjoyed the search. Thanks.

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