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Spike
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Thanks xtal.

The image below is from the Bronocice Pot.  The pot is a ceramic vase found near Krakow Poland in 1976.  Dating from circa 3500 BCE, this pot contains the earliest known image of what?

 

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/Wazazbronocic.GIF

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Steak?

 

Man, I really want some fish and chips now....  I've gone all pavlovian...

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Sorry Jarrod, it's not steak.  But the F&C do sound good, don't they?

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Good fish 'n' chips can be had at many a bar and grill.

 

I hesitate to guess in this thread since I'm going to be largely offline for several more weeks, but I'll do it anyway: a UFO? A racecar? A playing card? A Mah-jongh tile?

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Oh, sorry Jen.  None of those is correct.  We are talking 5500 years ago.  The image does show something that we would immediately recognize today.  And it is the first-found image of an item that is still in use in some parts of the world.  But....one of your guesses is at least a bit related to the correct answer.

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a boardgame?

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Sorry Jarrod, not a board game.

Think in 3 dimensions.  Some cultures weren't very good at 3-d drawing.

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Looks like a little man's head surrounded by four wheels ... but the pitchfork on the front of the thing, I've got no clue.

 

My best guess is that it looks like transportation with wheels.

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xtal, you get the win whether you like it or not!

The image on the pot symbolically depicts key elements of the early human environments. The most important component of the decoration are five rudimentary representations of what seems to be a cart. They represent a vehicle with a shaft for a draught animal, and four wheels. The lines connecting them probably represent axles. The circle in the middle possibly symbolizes a container for grain. Other images on the pot include a tree, a river and what may be fields intersected by roads/ditches or the layout of a village.

The image on the pot is the oldest well-dated representation of a wheeled vehicle in the world.  It suggests the existence of wagons in Central Europe as early as in the 4th millennium BC. They were presumably drawn by aurochs whose remains were found with the pot. Their horns were worn out as if tied with a rope, possibly a result of using a kind of yoke.

 

Since auroch remains were found near the pot, who's to say if humans, or one of those aurochs, drew those images on the pot?  Human arrogance.  Hmmpphh.

 

Thanks Wikipedia.

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I am going to try to kick this game back into life with a new question.

 

What do the following names have in common? Audrey, Celia, Cesar, Dora, Flora, Gloria, Keith, Lenny, Michelle, Stan

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Hm they're either comedians or....Oh no you don't.  The last time I tried playing trivia I kept asking questions no one could answer.  There's no way I'm saying what these have in common!

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Well, thanks for stopping by [Image Can Not Be Found] you useless piece of meat

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Is it the names themselves, or people attached to said names?

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I decline to answer that. I will add more names to the list if nobody has any guesses, crapshoot or otherwise.

 

Where's Spike, btw?

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hurricane names that will never be used again.

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Yep! [Image Can Not Be Found] You get to ask the next question.

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I was going to mention how awful Bloomberg was with Irene ("People will die!" he shrieked hysterically, while blatantly overreacting as he tried to salvage his reputation after bungling the city's response to a snowstorm) but I couldn't figure out how to do it without mentioning storms.

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In the movie Pan's Labyrinth, Ofelia does something to awaken the monster.  What does she do?

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She eats from the loaded table.   kay

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Correct.  I was looking for the specific food, but that works.  It's tough to think of a trivia question that isn't easily answered by a Google search (not that you did such a thing). 🙂

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