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Re: Floating and/or Underwater Boxes
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Reply to: #843411 by LMN
Apr 26, 2014 4:04pm
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Do you still have the clue up for the pennies? That sounds interesting!

This sounds like the one that the homeless peed in the water and you had to reach in the water for the box, sort of like reaching into a toilet bowl. Lots of fun, maybe even a blue diamond box altho I really don't remember for sure about the BD. lol :)
Re: Floating and/or Underwater Boxes
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Reply to: #843359 by Dartmoor Dreamer
Apr 26, 2014 4:28pm
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An underwater "box" has to be weighted correctly, or it will float.

Either that or tethered to a rock......Team We're Your Huckleberry has one ready to go but haven't planted it.......
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Reply to: #843412 by airstream dreams
Apr 26, 2014 5:04pm
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This sounds like the one that the homeless peed in the water and you had to reach in the water for the box, sort of like reaching into a toilet bowl.

Actually, they were initially planted in SC in a stream at an event. They were also planted for an event in a fountain up in Huntersville that had been drained and cleaned that day. And the last the time they were planted in downtown and it was later discovered that homeless peed in the water. There's probably been a few boxes that have had animals pee on them in the wild too. But regardless, it did kind of suck the fun out of it after you seemed to like to just bring up the last time over and over so I retired them. But other people might like the idea and can use them where they like.
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Reply to: #843419 by The Wolf Family
Apr 26, 2014 8:43pm
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I'd much rather find those over an empty letterbox full of pee, at least there was a stamp involved with yours! Still seriously wicked cool, and eevil.
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Reply to: #843419 by The Wolf Family
Apr 27, 2014 4:59am
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Sigh. And if anyone else is like me, once in a while, I have had the pleasure of needing to stick my hand into a real toilet bowl to retrieve some sort of needed object. And I never received a stamp for doing that! Thank goodness those days are mostly past!!

bluebirdlover
I'll take the clever stamp and the watered down contents, thank you very much!
Re: Floating and/or Underwater Boxes
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Reply to: #843419 by The Wolf Family
Apr 27, 2014 5:13am
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Seems to me the concentration of pee in that fountain couldn't be any where near that of a public pool during kids swim! And I'd take some highly diluted pee over anything with more than 8 legs any time!
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Reply to: #843412 by airstream dreams
Apr 27, 2014 5:36am
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I've been told several times that urine is sterile.
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Reply to: #843352 by Fiddleheads
Apr 27, 2014 7:50am
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Add to clue listing: "Bring a towel."
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Reply to: #843467 by bluebirdlover
Apr 27, 2014 7:55am
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I have had the pleasure of needing to stick my hand into a real toilet bowl to retrieve some sort of needed object... Thank goodness those days are mostly past!!

In my case it was usually a comb that had flipped out of a back pocket. Now my hair is gone, so I haven't carried a comb for a decade.
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Reply to: #843468 by LuLaHe
Apr 27, 2014 7:57am
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Need a good concentration of chlorine or bromine.
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Reply to: #843419 by The Wolf Family
Apr 27, 2014 9:41am
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other people might like the idea and can use them where they like.

I don't know if she got the idea from you or thought the evil thing up on her own, but an unnamed boxer did the same and tossed the penny/stamp into a stream, laden with hundreds of naked pennies, running through a downtown mall in Salt Lake City. You had to nonchalantly (with absolutely no cover) sit by the stream and diddle your hand into the water searching for the correct penny, all the while dodging the suspicions of the overly-aggressive mall security. Very difficult to be inconspicuous as a 60+ gray-haired woman, who should know better, in the stream right in the middle of the mall! Talk about E-V-I-L! I guess I could have used one of my granddaughters, but they are really well-behaved and I doubt their parents would have appreciated me corrupting them in the name of letterboxing.
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Reply to: #843491 by Boxer Lover47
Apr 27, 2014 10:12am
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You had to nonchalantly (with absolutely no cover) sit by the stream and diddle your hand into the water searching for the correct penny, all the while dodging the suspicions of the overly-aggressive mall security.

Hehehehe... I love it.
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Reply to: #843358 by airstream dreams
May 9, 2014 11:53am
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You are absolutely BRILLIANT!

Love the idea. Just had to tell you that.