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Geocaching and foreign coins and altoids tins

 
paul wheaton
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So I've been doing geocaching lately and come of the bartenders and sheriffs have been kind enough to send me foreign coins to put in the caches.
There have been a few caches that have been especially tricky to find. And I thought it would be good to leave a clue for the next cacher.
An altoid tin is commonly used for micro-caches, so that might be the perfect thing to put a clue in.
Anybody have a bunch of altoid tins they wanna get rid of?
 
Frank Carver
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Umm, if it's not a dubious question - what's an "altoid" ?
 
Jason Menard
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Originally posted by Frank Carver:
Umm, if it's not a dubious question - what's an "altoid" ?

It's a curiously strong mint.
 
Jason Menard
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And this is what an example of what an altoid tin looks like:
 
Mason Jenard
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The main site for altoids can be found here. Altoids
 
Thomas Paul
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And isn't Frank from Great Britian?! Don't tell me this is like that "Blue Emu" hand cream that is advertised as being the most popular hand cream in Australia but no one there has ever heard of!
 
Frank Carver
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I just took a look at www.altiods.com (tellingly, it's not www.altoids.co.uk). I must admit that I'd never heard of altoids until now. It may be, however that they are marketed here under a different brand name. The name "altoids" would probably sound a little too much like "haemorrhoids" to today's discerning consumer
[ March 23, 2003: Message edited by: Frank Carver ]
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
"Blue Emu" hand cream

Never heard of it.
 
Thomas Paul
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No one in Australia has, apparently. The radio has been full of commericals about "the most popular hand cream in Australia". This is from their web site: "For thousands of years the native Aborigines used the liquid emu fat as a skin moisturizer, antiseptic and aid to relieve muscular aches and joint discomfort."
 
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