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Post by LordRemington on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:38 pm

Now as most here know, I do enjoy things of general intriguement.

So I was wondering, what things everyone here owned that might be of general intriguement (or at least mild intriguement). Or what items of intrigument have you owned in past?

Here are some of mine:


A zippo lighter with a tribal face on it
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While I do not, nor ever intend to smoke, give a 17 year old $60 and he'll waste it on something silly. But hey, at least I can do what they do at concerts and hold up a zippo during slow songs.

My laser etched glass skull
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I have two three other laser etched things, but the skull is my favourite. Got them while I was visiting America.

Japanese retractable bladed ninja star thingy ma do

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Again, give a 17 year old money and he'll waste it on something. I again bought this while I was in America and is only one of more than a few kinds of knifes I bought.


A bag of money from around the world


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An ordinary bag containing coins and a few notes of money from around the world. Some of the coins are as old as 1912. They probably have little to no value but they are interesting to look at.

Toldt's Atlas of Human anatomy Vol I & II

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I'm only holding up volume 1. While they may appear un-remarkable, they are actually quite old. Soon to be 100 years old infact and yet contain some of the most detailed illustrations of the human body that you'll find in any text book anywhere. Both volumes put together almost certainly have a much greater value than all of my other books combined.


So what items of Intrigument do you own or have owned in the past?

(Don't worry, you don't have to post a picture of it/them, you can just describe it/them.)








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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Arkanay on Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:03 pm

The items of intriguement I've owned/currently own, the ones I can recall: Razz

One of them was a rock shaped like a coca cola bottle, a small one. I have no clue where that is now, but it truly looked like one.

Another was again a rock, but this one resembled a polar bear. Like the above, no clue where it is. They both have to be around here somewhere, though.

I do have a statuette of a Skeleton warrior, all geared up with armour and weapons, but it's currently at my parents'. ^^


Can't think of anything else at the present time.


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I like lighters too. I also like playing with flames, which has led me to ponder a few times if I have a little bit of pyromania in me. scratch Anyways, you can do a funny trick with lighters, if you close your hand like a shell on top of your leg, while wearing jeans, then hold merely the lighters' button to unleash gas into the closed hand. After about 5-10 seconds of releasing the gas, if you light up naturally and immediately open your hand afterwards, a graceful fireball will shape and quickly disappear. Smile



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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Trick on Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:07 pm

Another trick (Ark's warning applies):

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Making a flamethrower with by spraying deodorant through a flame is fun Unsure

Several keyrings/souvenirs/coins from across Europe, two dollars from America (Although I've never been there), and a stylophone Laughing I've probably got even more stuff hiding away somewhere.
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by LordRemington on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:24 pm

@Ark. Okay losing a rock the shape of a coca cola bottle is one thing, but losing a rock in the shape of a polar bear? Surprised Why, ark? Why?! To have a rock that looked a bear, and specifically like a polar bear is a rare privilege.

@Trick I wish I had a stylophone. There are so cool and monophonic sounding.
Also as for your lighter trick. I think a lot of people know that one. Razz

Have you ever tried:

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Spraying deodorant all over your hand and setting it on fire? I have Razz It doesn't hurt, infact you don't feel anything so long as you keep it under 5 seconds or so.

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Andeavor on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:41 pm

Another trick you can do with a conventional lighter:
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Holding the lighter upside down, roll the wheel in the opposite direction and collect some of the metal dust in the palm of your other hand. Now, when you light up the zipper, you'll get a few sparks and by sprinkling the fine metal dust over the flame you can create more sparkles.

I've owned many intriguing objects, most of which I have gotten rid of due to limited space and the fact I'm not fond of dusting. However, I still have a few of them in my possession:

A lighthouse-shaped lamp
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I don't remember how that got into my possession but it's now sitting on my nightstand.

A small African drum
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Given to me by my oldest friend from England. He told me that it's a friendship drum and always comes in two. He has the other one. Smile

Antenna of a remote controlled car
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For some reason that was the only thing left of one of my remote control cars. However, due to its classic retractibility I use it as an old-fashioned pointer... or backscratcher.

A basilisk fountain replica
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This was once given to my mom as a present due to her being from Basel (where they have those en masse). She used to have it in the guest bathroom but she recently gave it to me since she isn't really fond of it. I use it to keep some of my change.

A Sleeping Beauty Castle replica
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I've been to Disneyland Paris three times and this is the most treasured souvenir I've taken home.

Hylian belt buckles
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I came across them when searching for detailed images of the Hylian shield. I immediately ordered them. Smile

LED belt buckle
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I got this from a site a few years ago thinking it was THE best thing ever. I have never worn it but I couldn't get rid of it due to the novelty of it.

Small Japanese fan
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When my mother visited me the second time while I was in New York, it was very hot and she was looking for a fan. We ended up in Chinatown where she purchased this fan. When she went home again she left it behind.

Mickey-shaped collection bowl
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You can't even call it a bowl but you can use it to keep matches, coins or even keys. It's currently on my nightstand, empty.

I have another item of general intriguement coming by mail but knowing them it'll take a while. Will keep you posted, though.

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by LordRemington on Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:50 pm

Woah Surprised So... many items of intriguement..... and I want that LED belt buckle Shocked .....and the antennae. I need a backscratcher.

I need to sift through my stuff. been meaning to clean up my room for a while now, but I am certain I have other items of intriguement somewhere in here.

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Vektrix on Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:29 pm

I don't have many, but here are a few.

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This is one of a mere 134 mini trucks and vans I inherited from my grandmother- this is just my fave.

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A Concorde Cufflink, given out to people who have been on concorde. Again, inherited from grandmother, who got it when she went with her mother for her mother's 100th birthday.

I also have three 5 cent coins from the US,. even though I've never been.

A painting from my step mum, which I shall try and take a photo of of, I just tried, but glare was an issue.

A Wii remote, but I do not, or never have owned, a Wii.
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Andy, you have some interesting stuff.

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Trick on Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:53 pm

LordRemington wrote:Have you ever tried:

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Spraying deodorant all over your hand and setting it on fire? I have Razz It doesn't hurt, infact you don't feel anything so long as you keep it under 5 seconds or so.

That's just dumb Laughing
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by LordRemington on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:16 am

@Trick,if you think thats dumb, then you do not truly understand the art of playing with flammable liquid Razz Thats one of the more tame things I've done with flammable liquids.

@Pat. I actually think I still own one of my gamecube controllers, even though I haven't had my gamecube for...... going on 7 years. I'm pretty sure when we were moving up here to penrith from the blue mountains I saw it in one of the boxes and I remember when I sold my gamecube I couldn't find one of the controllers. I might look for it, even though it has absolutely no use for me what so ever.

Out of interest, why do you have a wii remote? Razz

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Trick on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:29 am

Good luck in your pyromaniac career Remi Razz

I just found a mini wind up torch I bought from the Natural History Museum. Might turn out useful someday.
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Andeavor on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:56 am

I also just noticed, I have a few hats, a bowler hat, a fedora and a top hat.The fedora was my grandfather's, the other two I had acquired while attending acting classes.

I also have a few collector coins from the Septcentennial of Switzerland. They should be worth something. =/

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Post by Vektrix on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:04 am

My Father, Sister and MST all have Wii's, I bought it so I could have my own controller for them Wink I did however buy it when I was staying at MST's for a couple months.

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Post by Trick on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:20 am

Ooh I forgot, I have an Indy fedora Razz
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Aletrius on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:45 am

You and Indiana Jones, Trick. Laughing

The only I have off of the top of my head is a collection of hourglasses...I went through a bit of an obsession at one point. And a large colection fo shells and corals. I'll try to upload some pics at some point.

Oh, and one of the biggest nuts in the world.
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Shadow on Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:03 am

I collect anything i like the feel or look of, i am a massive collector of books and have all of Stephen King's books.
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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Red-Indigo on Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:42 am

This is an interesting thread.

I have loads of odd knick knacks.

Tonnes of money from places I ve never been. A lot of semi precious rocks/minerals, ranging from quartz to jade and lazuli. I have a lamp that is quartz, with a hollow inside and obviously a light.

Then theres all my little childhood trinkets, like a collection of kinder egg turtles from the nineties.

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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by LordRemington on Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:46 am

@Red I do not wish to correct you, but this is an "intriguing" thread Razz

I used to own a quartz rock. Have no idea where it went.

Been looking through my stuff. I have a lot of very old and probably valuable books put in places valuable old books shouldn't be placed. I also almost completely forgot. Back when Halo 3 came out, my brother decided he wanted to get the limited edition version, so he could get the Master Chief helmet. When it came, he was bitterly disappointed as you can't actually wear the helmet. So currently thats sitting in a suit case in my closet.

I also have a profession poker set that I have never used. Comes with a mini steel brief case for the chips. I think I open the case once.

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Post by Andeavor on Tue May 03, 2011 9:17 pm

My latest item of intriguement has arrived this morning! I was quite surprised to find out how much bigger it is than I expected. Well, by now you could consider me a sucker for Disney castles, but I couldn't resist right after I found out they started selling this collector item again after ten long years.

The Beast's Castle
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This item is very big and very heavy. But the detail and memories it brings out in me is worth paying for its price.

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Post by LordRemington on Tue May 03, 2011 9:32 pm

Very detailed Shocked . I'd ask how much it cost, but I'll just assume its probably worth a pretty penny.

Wish I owned stuff like that. Not necessarily a Disney castle, but collectible statuettes of some sort.

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Post by Andeavor on Tue May 31, 2011 8:23 pm

I have a new item of intriguement:

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It's a weapon to kill my mortal enemies letter opener with a tiki god carved in it. I almost got a tiki idol but my mom didn't know whether I liked that (which I do as noted) so she brought me back this from her pacific cargo cruise adventure instead.

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Post by LordRemington on Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:11 pm

Awesome tiki blade there Andy. I imagine you'll be killing many foes open a lot of mail with that.

I used to have a tiny wooden tiki, but for the life of me I have absolutely no idea where it disappeared. Haven't seen it since before I moved well over a year ago.


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Re: Items of general intriguement

Post by Arkanay on Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:24 pm

That's a nice item there, Andeavor.

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