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I also trade as manicpuzzler :)

Hi Folks, I hope you are enjoying my puzzling theme for you.

PLEASE DO *NOT* REVEAL THE ANSWERS SO THAT OTHERS CAN PLAY - MUCH APPRECIATED

I will post the answers this time tomorrow.

Ok here goes .......

“A Diamond is Forever” is a famous advertising slogan created in 1947 for what company?

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manicpuzzler

Trouble is it is sometimes the front that drops out and leaves the butterfly behind!

jals

I like the little silicone backing. They are like little stoppers. You can buy a bag full and replace all the little butterfly ones you've lost. lol

manicpuzzler

I wear hoop style, they have a diamond on, but don't come off easily. I don't wear the ones with the 'butterfly' back as they always get lost. I tend to stick to one pair and they only get taken off to be cleaned.

jals

That's true. But since I have lost earrings before, I tell my husband not to get me diamond earrings as I'm sure I'd lose one.

manicpuzzler

LOL they don't :))

PutterDutt

Just remember......diamonds DON'T go straight to your hips!

manicpuzzler

This one seems to have been a bit of a poser. Before I knew the answer I too thought Tiffany's.

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Never mind Judy and Heidi (and me), onwards and upwards :))

jals

Heidi,
Though I've heard of DeBeer's, it is not something that comes to my mind easily.
You're right GMTA. :-))

Surreal_Heidi

GMTA, Jals. I thought Tiffany's, too.

2 for 4 today.

jals

I didn't get this one. I was thinking Tiffany's.

racoonstar

Woo Hoo! I got the correct answer! :D

manicpuzzler

Well done Ardy :))

ringleader

Got this one. Thanks, Bonnie.

manicpuzzler

Never mind BB, onwards and upwards :))

nanab

No. I can't remember what my answer was but it wasn't De Beers.

manicpuzzler

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Max_Tooney

Hymie: gettin' her done!

wjl1015

:))

Stillmanic

And the answer is................De Beers

De Beers Group is an international corporation that specialises in diamond exploration, diamond mining, diamond retail, diamond trading and industrial diamond manufacturing sectors. The company is currently active in open-pit, large-scale alluvial, coastal and deep sea mining. It operates in 35 countries and mining takes place in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Canada. Until the start of the 21st century, De Beers effectively had total control over the diamond market as a monopoly. Competition has since dismantled the complete monopoly, though the De Beers Group still sells approximately 35% of the world's rough diamond production through its global sightholder and auction sales businesses.
The company was founded in 1888 by British businessman Cecil Rhodes, who was financed by the South African diamond magnate Alfred Beit and the London-based N M Rothschild & Sons bank. In 1926, Ernest Oppenheimer, an immigrant to Britain and later South Africa who had earlier founded mining company Anglo American plc with American financier J.P. Morgan, was elected to the board of De Beers. He built and consolidated the company's global monopoly over the diamond industry until his death in 1957. During this time, he was involved in a number of controversies, including price fixing and trust behaviour, and was accused of not releasing industrial diamonds for the U.S. war effort during World War II.
In 2011, Anglo American took control of De Beers after buying the Oppenheimer's family stake of 40 percent for US$5.1 billion (£3.2 billion) and increasing its stake to 85 percent, ending the 80-year Oppenheimer control of the company. In 2018, De Beers became the first diamond company to announce that it would track its diamonds using blockchain technology, though this technology has not yet been rolled out.

manicpuzzler

LOL I just have to see that film, so funny :))

racoonstar

The best moment in the recent Get Smart movie was Hymie:

https://youtu.be/5rXHvb8gQUU

"I don't see a man, I see two little girls. I think I'll call you Marie, and you Brittany."

manicpuzzler

Well done, in advance everyone :))

jals

I've got a good guess, even though our more recent advertisements are for Kay's, "Every kiss begins with Kays."

Max_Tooney

Thank you!

Surreal_Heidi

And I fully approve of the Max Smart/Don Adams avatar, too, Max.

Surreal_Heidi

I know this!!!

Fowly

❤️

Max_Tooney

Steve Carell, I believe...

Fowly

And definitely the original, Max, telling the truth, I didn’t watch any with his substitute, dont even know who he is. Fay.

manicpuzzler

ʕ๑‿๑ʔ

Fowly

OH Mr Tooney, you look so young and handsome...... smart too..... but didn’t you ask me not to tell you that?......Fay.

manicpuzzler

Well done, in advance :))

Yes much better Max :))

ringleader

I think I know which company this is but am not sure. Thanks, Bonnie.

Max_Tooney

Haha, yes. Fowly put me in my place!

nanab

I like it!
I know who to call upon to set you straight the next time you get out of line.

Max_Tooney

(And only the ORIGINAL Maxwell Smart will do!)

nanab

Please do!
Thank you Fowly!!!

Max_Tooney

Fowly, the previous avatar was Ted Bundy, famed serial killer. This one is Charles Manson, famed cult leader. I think I'll take your advice (about Maxwell Smart)

;-)

Fowly

I dont know who the previous avatar of yours was, Max, I thought it looked like a serene John McEnroe???? Get rid of this one quick smart.....please......Maxwell Smart would suite you better. Fay.

nanab

I know this one.

Max_Tooney

@racoonstar

Well done!

manicpuzzler

It is Manson!

racoonstar

PD - it looks like Charles Manson... O.o

PutterDutt

The new avatar looks like a mass murderer, Max.

manicpuzzler

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Never mind Max (clever though), onwards and upwards :))

racoonstar

I Know! I Know! I Know! :D

So true, it is.

Max_Tooney

(My real guess was wrong--off to an awesome start today!)

PutterDutt

Clever, Max.

Max_Tooney

The James Bond Company.

manicpuzzler

Another Darwin award…..

Two intoxicated men dared each other to test their courage against an intercity train at a Rotterdam train station. At 1800 hours on a Sunday evening, the station was crowded with more than 300 fans returning from a soccer-match pitting Feyenoord against Ajax at De Kuip, the most beautiful soccer stadium in Holland.
The two men stepped off the platform and strode forth onto the tracks. One super daredevil lay down between the tracks, intending to prove that the entire train would pass over him. What a story to tell! His friend was less confident and he merely knelt down next to the track and kept his head as close as possible to where he thought the train's profile would be. Turns out that the 130 km/h train that came down the track some seconds later was both lower and wider than they thought. They were killed instantly.
The 300+ onlookers on the platform were none too pleased by the spectacle, and train traffic was interrupted for several hours while authorities cleaned up the mess.

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