Riddle me this!!

in contest •  last year

As my profile suggests, I'm a bit of an expert on pumps.

That being the case, I've got a fun riddle for you. Tell me what the OLDEST and MOST RELIABLE pump in the history of the universe is.

I've give you a hint, you can't get it from aisle 16 at Bunnings, and it contains no metal components. And its not this type.

Anyone that guesses correctly will get a prize. Don't know how good this prize will be yet, but lets see what happens.

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The heart is my answer but someone beats me to it :(

nice job mate.

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Your heart.

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winner winner chicken dinner

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Am I the winner?

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yay!! you won!! Good job! I'm a nurse and I didn't even guess the heart!!

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one of 2 so far

'In the history of the universe', eh?

Is it evaporation?

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nope sorry mate

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Ha.
Can't say I didn't try!

Archimedes screw pump

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sorry no thats not correct

I'm going to take a flier and say a set of lungs? They don't (often) break down, and can last over 100 years with very little maintenance if you look after them.

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Thanks for the try mate. Good effort but not right. The lungs are more of a filter than a pump, but I 100% agree with what you say.

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Was trying to think outside the box a bit. You can't inflate a balloon with a filter, but you can with a good set of lungs. I guess the function of the lung is a filter, but some of the mechanics could be explained as similar to that of a pump.

Ooooh!!!! The heart.... ? Am I completely off course here? You've got me thinking....

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Heart, good work thats right. it actually pumps. The lungs don't pump, they are inflated and deflated by the movement of the diaphragm. But in saying that I can see how we could draw similarities.

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Ha!! Got it!! True, the heart is a muscle and pumps under its own force, whereas the lungs need external force to expand and contract. Just as well I'm not a doctor!!

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I would have to say a water pump. You probably need to know a specific type of water pump. I think it would be a piston pump.

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The only other type of pump that I can think of that is very old and has no metal parts would be a plunger.

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sorry mate, wrong and wrong.

The Heart..... although some aren't reliable.... and they can have metal added to them as an artificial valve..... and blood does carry copper in it. ;)

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That's the correct answer mate

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Awesome! Thank you!

Was there a prize for this??

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indeed, Send me a link to an article that you'd like upvoted by the new Discordia bot and I'll get it done for you. Sorry for being slow to get back to you.