G&G Brainteaser results
Page 1 of 1

Author:  Alberto [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:48 am ]
Post subject:  G&G Brainteaser results

hey folks,
got this email from Tom Overton:

Dear eBrief Readers,

Thank you to everyone who sent in answers to the November G&G eBrief Brainteaser. We received 66 entries, of which 44 correctly identified the inclusion: a gas bubble in flame fusion synthetic sapphire. As a few sharp readers correctly pointed out, this inclusion is diagnostic of the manufacturing method, not the material itself, so “flame fusion [or Verneuil] synthetic” was enough.

Congratulations also to Azita Amirebrahimi of Tehran, Iran, who was randomly selected from amongst the correct entries to win the 1 GB flash drive.

Thanks again for your support, and we hope you enjoy next month’s eBrief, due to be released Dec. 7. Remember—this is the final free issue. Only Gems & Gemology subscribers will receive the eBrief in 2010.

Tom Overton

Managing Editor

only 44 correct answers? :shock:

well, congrats to Azita!! =D>


Author:  allen [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:21 am ]
Post subject: 

There is something really weird about those numbers. 66 entries, 44 correct leaves 22 which is one third of 66 and one half of 44. 44 is 66.66666 % of 66. I'm no mathematician or numerologist but it gives me the heebeejeebies. :shock:

Author:  gem-n00b [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:03 pm ]
Post subject: 

I just hope they don't get in trouble for shipping something like a thumb drive to Iran... :shock:

Author:  dragonstek [ Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:18 pm ]
Post subject: 


Yes those numbers are scary right , but i think maybe , like i did the 1st email i sent what the inclusion was but it said what the inclusion was and what it identifies . so like me i had to resend the answer with both , so it maybe , hopefully the reason :wink:

Congrads to the winner =D>

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 4 hours
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group