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Tasks / Proverb Proof

Perform an experiment to verify or disprove a common proverb, when interpreted literally. Can you really catch more flies with honey than vinegar? How many more? Does a stitch in time really save nine? Or does it only save seven? Please note that aphorisms or non-metaphorical proverb-like sayings are not acceptable for this task.

1 to 10 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by rongo rongo

Terms: thanksforaddingthistask, inversionweek

12 completed :: 17 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Haberley Mead on April 13th, 2008 9:01 AM


Bonus Strip. +1
posted by Waldo Cheerio on January 29th, 2009 12:00 PM

dogschocolate74525.jpgAnother shameless use of the already thankless work of webcomic artists for the purposes of a task.

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posted by Adam on April 13th, 2008 10:50 AM

God I love it!

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posted by JJason Recognition on April 14th, 2008 12:23 PM


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posted by Jellybean of Thark on April 14th, 2008 12:25 PM

Whoa, easy there, sparky.

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posted by teucer on April 17th, 2008 6:57 AM

Anybody got a blind hog?

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posted by done on October 20th, 2008 12:25 PM

That task is fantastic! Thanks Rongo Rongo for adding it!

proper and good +1
posted by mock piratey turtle on February 4th, 2010 12:19 AM

it gives me great joy that the proper folkloristic definition of proverb is used in this task.

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posted by Amoeba Man on August 14th, 2012 5:52 AM

Would anyone be interested in collaborating on this task? I need a few brief pieces of fiction written to loose requirements.


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Proverb Proof by Sombrero Guy February 18th, 2009 10:18 AM

The trouble I have had in completing this task is that depending on where you look, phrases can be described as proverbs, idioms or metaphors. I can only hope that what I have settled with meets the task criteria. For the first proverb below, I have...

25 + 102 points :: 12 comments :: 29 votes
Proverb Proof by Markov Walker January 31st, 2010 11:05 AM

A picture is worth a thousand words. I believe other players have addressed this proverb, but not to my satisfaction. Addressing this proverb raises several questions. How do we compare images to words? Which pictures are worth which thousand words?...

25 + 95 points :: 7 comments :: 22 votes
Proverb Proof by gh◌st ᵰⱥ₥ing March 30th, 2010 7:39 AM

"Darkest before the dawn..." (I stayed up to watch the sun rise on March 30, 2010) A well balanced day: 12 hours and 37 minutes of daylight, A full moon at 02:28hrs, Setting just nine minutes before Sunrise at 06:37hrs. Out my window:    At 06:0...

25 + 75 points :: 2 comments :: 15 votes
Proverb Proof by rongo rongo, Listener October 31st, 2008 1:54 PM

A new broom sweeps clean. But which new broom sweeps cleanest? And do old brooms also sweep clean? First, we identified a challenging sweeping task: Cleaning the dining room of rongo's local fraternity, where she lived during college. This is a cha...

25 + 62 points :: 1 comment :: 17 votes :: 2 collaborators
Proverb Proof by Sundroplets November 7th, 2008 7:37 PM

*Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder* These are the beholders- 36 men, women and children from as many nationalities I could come in contact with in a 24 hour period. These are the eyes of the beholders (do they hold beauty? .... we shall see) ...

25 + 58 points :: 19 comments :: 16 votes
Proverb Proof by The Beekeeper October 23rd, 2008 6:38 PM

Title: A Watched Pot Never Boils: Investigating the truth behind the proverb Abstract: This experiment examines the effect of physical observation on a pot of water's ability to reach a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius. While the proverb suggests...

25 + 54 points :: 3 comments :: 19 votes

MonkeyBoy Dan and I were up for a little more collaborating after our previous successes. Next to find some proverbs to prove/disprove. All were a little simple on their own, so we decided to do three. Proverb One WARNING: RUDE WORDS Will a bad w...

25 + 46 points :: 7 comments :: 12 votes :: 2 collaborators
Proverb Proof by Scooter Vagabond December 2nd, 2008 11:39 PM

"It Will All Come Out in the Wash" Read the captions for each photo to consume this Praxus

25 + 41 points :: 5 comments :: 14 votes
Proverb Proof by artmouse January 31st, 2009 5:09 PM

"YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY" DEC 29TH, 2008- JAN 5TH, 2009 My goal is to examine over the span of one week what new knowledge can be acquired "every day" in a non-educational environment, and also weigh the value of knowledge gained in 200...

25 + 36 points :: 4 comments :: 9 votes
Proverb Proof by Sardonicus Tweed February 7th, 2009 10:55 AM

"You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo tube. - Japan" An interesting conundrum, certainly. Can you see the whole sky through a bamboo tube? What about a different kind of tube? Hmm... This calls for experimentation. For science! After experi...

25 + 11 points :: 0 comments :: 5 votes
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