Game 118: WHAT In The World?!?! (Sep 25)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Soul*, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    What and where in the world.
    How many steps to the top?
  2. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    It is declared a national monument in a country starting with a C.
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Soul

    Well, for once you've posted an easy puzzle. This is clearly one of the Zig Zag factories. The
    company started in France, but now has subsidiaries around the world. The name "Zig Zag"
    comes from the way the papers are folded BTW.

    Based on the scenery, I'd say the country that starts with "C" is China, Cambodia, or Canada.
    Probably the last named. I read that part of the Mounties' training is to mount those steps
    every morning before a breakfast of pancakes with maple leaves and syrup.

    Time to go relax. Think I'll have a few puffs. (I don't inhale.)

  4. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    But how many folds does this zigzag have???? :p
    Here is another clue. Your country guesses all started with the right letter well done :D
  5. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    You went all the way to the top Diane! Well done! There must have been added some 100 steps along the way... :p I read in some other posts about this that there where 649 or 659...

    Rock should know this one's name, it might be a relative :D
  6. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Has anyone guessed this? I just got here, so lots of good clues!

    La Piedra Del Penol in Columbia. Going back to read about it.

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  7. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Wooohooo Congrats Judy, you got the place and Diane got the number of steps and Rock is part of the translated name so all are winners once more :)
  8. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    LOL Soul. At first reading I thought it WAS the Zig-Zag Factory until I got to the Mounties and Maple Leaves for breakfast. Plus a curious palm tree for Canada.

    Interesting to read that the Rock was formed some 70 million years ago. Not our Rock!

  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I was born about ten thousand years ago. And there's nothing in this world that I don't know. I saw Peter, Paul, and Moses
    Playing ring around the roses, And I'll lick the guy that say it isn't so.
    (Old song)

    Congratulations Judy and Diane! I couldn't find anything about the place
    in question. Well, I did stumble across a bit of movie trivia. In 1935 Alfred
    Hitchcock visited South America. The project was just getting started at the
    time. He was fascinated. Thus the title of his movie "The 39 Steps".

    BTW, what is that building? A house, a temple, a gazebo? I wonder if anyone
    over 40 ever makes the climb.

    Soul, how do you say "devilish, difficult puzzle" in Dutch?


  10. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Rock - The 39 Steps is a favorite movie of my husband and I - really good surprises and suspense.

    Another major favorite is 'THE THIRD MAN' with screenplay written by Graham Greene. Actors, Joseph Cotton....... and oh dear, have brain fog! The actor.... Oscar Wilde - okay obviously not Oscar Wilde. He's so famous .... I can see him clearly. Okay will look him up. Have just been struggling with my computer for hours - might be breathing it's last.

    Used up all my brain power.

  11. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Okay - whewww - it's Orson Welles.

    Brilliant movie - vivid cinematography, the screenplay fresh and original, witty, humorous and sorrowful. Great acting. Has anyone seen it?

    Rock - up at the top of that huge rock, climbing all those stairs to that intriguing looking building is......

    a visitor's center. What a letdown. It should be a mysterious museum of never seen before manuscripts and artifacts.

    Or a wizard's castle.

    It should be a temple or a gazebo. The Rock used to be a sacred place for the Indians who lived there.

    So Rock - in comparison you're a very young Rock.

    Now trying to figure if your song is made up or a real one. LOL. You're the spice of laughter and word play.

  12. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Aha - Rock's song is real. Elvis Presley wrote it - perhaps adapted from Gospel music.

  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Judy

    It's not only a real song, it has so many verses that it's unlikely that anyone ever sang them
    all at one time. Very likely many authors too.

    "I saw Noah when he built his famous ark
    Slipped into it one night when it was dark
    I saw Jonah swallow the whale
    And I pulled the lion's tale
    Then I crossed the land of Canaan on a lark."

    You can hear several renditions on Youtube by such famous folk
    singers as the Seekers, The Chad Mitchell Trio, and Elvis Presley.

    I have a vague memory of reading a Graham Greene novel about his
    childhood in some big city. Anyhoo, I know I've seen at least 3
    movies based on his books: 3rd Man, Travels With My Aunt and Our
    Man in Havana.

    39 steps was on Turner Classic Movies only yesterday. Robert
    Donat and Madeleine Carroll. I think Donat was Mr Chips. And in some
    movie with Ingrid Bergman. OK, looked it up. The Inn of the Sixth

    "You're the spice of laughter," You're Napoleon Brandy, You're
    camembert. Sounds like Cole Porter: "You're the Top."

    Oscar Wilde and Orson Wells had a lot in common in addition to their
    initials. Big men; big talent; big egos.

  14. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    interesting place, and wouldn't you know it.....souveniers on top

    A viewing spot was built on top of the rock, where it is possible to acquire handicrafts, postcards, and other local goods. It is possible to see the 500 km shore-perimeter dam. There are 740 steps to the top of the viewing spot.
  15. Soul*

    Soul* Well-Known Member

    Duivels moeilijke puzzel would be a good translation Rock :p

    Though an image search on big rock stairs or a regular search on big rock in colombia should have gotten you to the answer ;)