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Old 01-23-2006, 04:39 PM   #1
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Please Help Me Identify This Photo

I'm involved in an annual trivia contest held in St. Cloud, MN and sponsored by the local college. It's comprised of about 80 teams from a multi-state area and runs for 50 hours straight from 5:00 P.M. on Friday 'til 7:00 on Sunday in Feb. Teams range in size from about 15 to about 45 people. There are 9 questions an hour spaced out and ranging in point size based on degree of difficulty. The photo comes from a visual trivia packet that includes 17 different clues that we are given in advance to search out. Our team has been participating in this competition for 8 years now, with friends traveling home from as far as California to participate. It's quite a zoo, and quite exhausting, but we love it and only play for placement and the challenge.
The only clue for this drawing was the picture itself. The other 16 clues are all separate trivia items ranging from Dr. Who to Michael Dell of Dell computers.
One of the visual trivia clues that was given to us is a stack of what appears to be different kinds of cheeses. The photo is not very high wuality, and our guess is we will need to identify all of the types of cheeses presented here, or possibly what cookbook this photo was taken from. The clues are never easy, but the thrill of finding the answers is great.
Hopefully, because of the obscurity of this item, the point value on this question will be large.
Would you folks kindly lend us a hand with any knowledge you might be able to impart? We are in desperate need of assistance, as several of us have spent many hours looking through different cookbooks at libraries and bookstores, thus far to no avail.

Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-23-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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No color photo's?
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:45 PM   #3
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Sadly, no. All we get are some bad photocopies of the original pictures. They really do their best to amke it difficult.
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:49 PM   #4
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Are you sure they are cheeses?

I am a cheese nut and those don't look like cheese to me .....

The texture and striations look wrong.

Looks like a rice crispy treat at upper right

3 looks like a green scouring pad

4 and 6 look like insulation

9 looks like microbes

CHEESES would probably have holes, rinds or other cheesy marks like this stack of cheese
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Old 01-23-2006, 04:59 PM   #5
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Hmmm.....you could be right. The only thing we have to work with is the photo. I'll have to mention your idea to the team and see what we can come up with. Thanks for all the help, and keep the ideas coming!!!
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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I am also not sure those are cheeses and would start to take another take.

I somehow have an idea that crumbly stuff at the bottom is a clue, but heck if I know what it is.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #7
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I saw pictures from last years's contest when I googledaround. Looks like fun.

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Old 01-23-2006, 05:12 PM   #8
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Yea, we have no idea either. That's what makes the contest so challenging, frustrating, and fun.
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:20 PM   #9
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here's my take on it -
9 could be insulation
7 could be a side view of some dense, dark country bread
6 could be a sleeve o' crackers
5 could be a sponge or slab o' spam

doubt this helps
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Old 01-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #10
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Just a question.

Do you have to identify each of the pieces or is it just a theme we have to figure out?

Keep looking at the picture, and the stuff coming off the edge of the next to bottom piece bothers me. But I have no idea.
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