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501979.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:39 am Reply with quote

Top work dr.bob!

I'll get the ball rolling then - picture 1. is an excerpt from John 14. Jesus' reply to the question "How can we know the way" was the well known "I am the way, the truth and the life" - which is somewhere off to the right of shot.

I'm not certain which text it is - it's certainly not King James or Douay-Rheims, so I'll take a guess at New International Version.

501998.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:06 pm Reply with quote

22 & 23 certainly look like Corsica and Sardinia to me. Together they were once a province of the Roman Empire, though of course now they belong to France and Italy respectively.

s: Europe - Norman Davies

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25: phone numbers starting (020) and I can see the word Belgravia, and SW1 so that's a phone book for the City of Westminster.

I stuck what I could see of 2 into a binary decoder and it came out with gibberish, so either it's too incomplete or it might just be random 1s and 0s.

4 is obviously a dictionary, but what interests me is that it shows the word "pragmatize", so it's an American-English dictionary. The definition of "pragmatism", that you can see more of than "pragmatize", doesn't match the one in Webster's, but I can't find any others to compare it to.

502008.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:25 pm Reply with quote

2 is clearly binary, but there are some "00"s in there. Is 00 not just the same as 0? If so, I suppose it might just be some arbitrary 0s and 1s.

502011.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:29 pm Reply with quote

I would hazard a guess at 1. being The Contemporary English Version (CEV). It is an American publication as evidenced by the spelling of 'honor'.

502038.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:11 pm Reply with quote

Moosh wrote:
4 is obviously a dictionary, but what interests me is that it shows the word "pragmatize", so it's an American-English dictionary.

Not necessarily. My Shorter Oxford has "pragmatize", and lists "pragmatise" only to say "var. of PRAGMATIZE". As Bill Bryson puts it in his Dictionary of Troublesome Words:

Do you realise or realize? Criticise or criticize? For Americans the question does not arise; -ize is the invariable form. But Britons must choose. It is one of the more arresting ironies of British usage that the leading authorities all prescribe -ize and hardly anyone pays them any heed. In this respect, The Oxford English Dictionary is at once the most venerated and ignored of arbiters.

502044.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:23 pm Reply with quote

3. is a definition of 'keratin'.

The Columbia Encyclopedia's entry for 'keratin' is a reasonable (though, by no means perfect) match.

keratin (kĕr'ətĭn) , any one of a class of fibrous protein molecules that serve as structural units for various living tissues. The keratins are the major protein components of hair, wool, nails, horn, hoofs, and the quills of feathers. These proteins generally contain large quantities of the sulfur-containing amino acids, particulary cysteine. The helical keratin molecules twist around each other to form elongated strands called intermediate filaments. The formation of a covalent chemical bond called a disulfide bridge between the sulfer atoms on two cysteins on separate polypeptide chains of keratin allows for the cross-linkage of these chains and results in a fairly rigid aggregate. This phenomenon is seen to be consistent with the physiological role of the keratins, which provide a tough, fibrous matrix for the tissues in which they are found. Human hair is approximately 14% cystine (cysteins cross-linked by disulfide bridges).

502047.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:31 pm Reply with quote

7. is from the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia's entry for "cable". The content of the CEE content is licensed to a variety of websites, notably

502052.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:42 pm Reply with quote

The language of 28. is Punjabi written in the Gurmukhi script, though I don't know what it says.

I'll let someone else say precisely what species of amphibian is in front of the text.

502058.  Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:09 pm Reply with quote

15 looks like it could be a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci, and is that the same text as in 6?

20 is the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and the German text from 11. (I'll have a go at translating a bit later.)

21 is some kind of shark, and a bit of the periodic table.


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