Saturday, 27 April 2013

X is for Xylem

Now it's time for a little game. There used to be a show on TV that used this format, but I can't remember its name. My sister and her husband would know - they both have a remarkable memory for 80s trivia - but they are not somewhat inconsiderately not answering their phone!

Anyway, the rules of the game are as follows. I present to you the word Xylem and three alternative definitions for said word. All you have to do (without cheating and using a dictionary, Google or calling Auntie Doris) is pick the one you think is correct!


Xylem is a character from Marvel that acted as a sidekick to Captain America in four episodes of the 1960s' TV series. Although never fully explained, it was assumed he was of extra-terrestrial origin.

Xylem is a short piece of music composed specifically for the xylophone. It originates from 4th Century China where the instrument was used in water divination.

Xylem is a tissue in plants that conducts water and dissolved nutrients upward from the roots and also helps to form the woody element of stalks and stems.

Just send in your answer written on the back of a homing pigeon to the usual address by last Tuesday and you would win an amazing prize! Yes, you could be the proud owner of a Xenopus which is either:

a) an African clawed frog with an unusable tongue

b) an extinct species of cat which hated all others of its species to the extent that they wiped each other out in vicious battles.

c) the world's largest musical cloud hypervisor


I don't know about you, but I'll be glad when this Blogging from A-Z challenge is over...


  1. And the man in the middle was Robert Robinson. He had a brilliant comb over he he. Annoyingly I can't think of the name either! Resorted to google but won't claim to being clever. Joan

  2. My guess is the part of the plant. This is how I came to this...You tried to throw us off with the image of the Marvel characters. The xylophone thing sounds too easy. The plant thing is out of place in the selections. So by process of elimination... I pick 'a tissue in plants'

  3. So I researched 80s game shows and came up with Press Your Luck. It seems to be the only one that dealt with trivia. I do not remember this show at all. But that is my guess. I just came back here to see if anyone guessed. Where is everybody?? lol

    1. My sister came up trumps as I knew she would - It was Call my Bluff.

      Well, not much traffic to this post - it was the plant - well done :)

  4. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Great X post honey!

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, although, not far to go now ;)

    xx (


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