Magical Things

Guess these things which are imbued with magical properties.
Includes things from futuristic science
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Last updated: April 12, 2020
First submittedNovember 13, 2012
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Clue
Answer
King Arthur's sword
Excalibur
Superman's weakness
Kryptonite
What they mined for in "Avatar"
Unobtainium
How Aladdin flies
Magic Carpet
Prison for a genie
Magic Lamp
"Cursed" blue diamond
Hope Diamond
Object of the Argonauts quest
Golden Fleece
Triangular relic from "Zelda"
Triforce
"Blessed" substance feared
by vampires
Holy Water
Substance that goes higher
with each bounce
Flubber
Clue
Answer
"... and in the darkness bind them"
One Ring
Fed the Israelites in the desert
Manna
Turns base metals into gold
Philosopher's Stone
Most powerful "Harry Potter" wand
Elder Wand
Tells who is the fairest of them all
Magic Mirror
Drinking vessel said to give immortality
Holy Grail
What brought Frosty to life
Silk Hat
Crystal in a "Star Trek" warp drive
Dilithium
Put a pin in this to hurt a
person from afar
Voodoo Doll
Kiss this Irish rock to get
"the gift of gab"
Blarney Stone
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Level 54
Jan 13, 2013
Could you accept "alchemy" for "Turns base metals into gold"?
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Level 74
Feb 10, 2015
Agree that alchemy is a process - but it still fits the clue. Allow it as a type-in?
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Level 42
Jun 4, 2015
That is poor logic Beasley2K, by that logic if a question said 'name a striped animal' and someone put in zebra then it would be incorrect if the author was thinking of a tiger.
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Level 44
Jun 6, 2015
Alchemy is not an answer; alchemists sought the philosopher's stone in order to turn base metals into gold. As they never found it, they couldn't complete the process, so alchemy itself is not an answer.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2015
Exactly Cariad. Alchemy never turned base metals into gold, so it can't be the answer. The philosopher's stone was what alchemists believed would do the trick.
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Level 24
Mar 19, 2016
no its the philosophers stone as its a MAGICAL thing
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Level 79
May 29, 2018
@Louisea52 Since you can't turn base metals into gold with science, alchemy would be magic if it worked.
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2019
That is weird logic cariad and wombat. The philosophers stone never turned metals into gold either, because they wouldnt find it because it doesnt exist! How would the philosophers stone be a valid answer by that logic if alchemy isnt. (You could just as easily say, even if they had found something other than the philosopher's stone to turn metal into gold, it would still be alchemy.

as for whether it should be accepted or not I am neutral. Tried alchemy first then thought of the other. The first isnt an item like other things on the list but it does fit the clue

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Level 39
Jun 4, 2015
I love what harry potter teaches me!
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Level 73
Jun 10, 2019
Alchemist (rather than alchemy) would be another noun that fits the clue.
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Level 67
Sep 24, 2019
But the alchemist isnt magical
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Level 58
Jan 13, 2013
Alchemy is the process of turning metals into gold. Also, blessed item could apply to crucifix, churches, or churchyards.
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Level 40
Apr 2, 2015
In all fairness, it says "Blessed substance" not "Blessed item".
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2016
I saw that question and wondered how garlic was blessed. I am no Vampire expert.
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Level 80
Jan 13, 2013
I also tried alchemy and crucifix. I got the latter answer, missed the first one. Also, Kyrptonite isn't magical, it's radioactive. Neither is Unobtanium (whose properties are not even explained in the movie), Dilithium, or Flubber. All are substances with rare or unusual properties, but, at least according to the world they exist in, not magical or metaphysical properties.
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Level 74
Jan 13, 2013
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -Arthur C. Clarke
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Level 80
Jan 13, 2013
minerals are not sufficiently advanced technology and I can distinguish between them just fine. See? I just did it.
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Level 79
May 29, 2018
@kalbahamut If the things you listed were real, they would indeed be indistinguishable from magic. Are you able to explain how they do what they do? ("It's radioactive" isn't a strong enough answer for why kryptonite affects Kryptonians and not humans.) Flubber would most definitely be indistinguishable from magic, since perpetual motion is impossible according to the known laws of physics.
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Level 80
Apr 12, 2019
Cockroaches have slow cell cycles and are less at risk of damage from radiation than humans are. Maybe Superman has a much higher rate of cell cycle than humans do. That would make sense as he's basically indestructible. Not that Superman is plausible science fiction, I would even classify it as fantasy based on how implausible it is, but I still wouldn't call kryptonite magical.
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Level 20
Apr 19, 2014
Under the directions there is an informational note that says *includes things from futuristic science. Therefore the quiz creator chose to include those things in his quiz. Alchemy is indeed a process and not an actual thing therefore the quiz creator is correct in including "philosopher's stone" and not "alchemy"
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2015
How is alchemy not an actual thing. By definition, it is an actual THING! There is no reference whatsoever that differentiates between physical things and abstract/ideological things. Even if so, an alchemist is a physical thing.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2015
I understand people are really bothered about the definition of "thing" and whether or not alchemy qualifies, but I cannot sit idly by when someone says that an alchemist is a thing. Is a teacher a thing? Is a doctor? Is a zookeeper?
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Level 79
May 29, 2018
@PrinceEric Um... yes. If you're not a thing, what exactly are you... a figment of my imagination? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13k0a47uLak
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Level 50
Jan 13, 2013
Not the best list of commonalities.

Somewhat reaching on some things.

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Level 58
Jan 14, 2013
How about bottle for genie? You know, just to throw a bone to Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman :)
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Level 29
Jan 14, 2013
and Christina Aguilara
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Level 58
Aug 31, 2014
Also, the idiomatic phrase is "genie-in-a-bottle". I think bottle should be accepted.
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2015
I agree. Bottle and plain "lantern" should be acceptable.
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Level 32
Jan 15, 2013
I blame full metal the cartoon.
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Level 32
Jan 15, 2013
And WTF no magic lantern? Might as well called it a pokeball.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2015
Speaking of which, WHERE WAS POKEBALL ON THIS LIST?
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Level 21
Jul 4, 2013
Wow, not many of the people who took this quiz have played games in the Legend of Zelda series considering only 29% knew of the Triforce.
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Level 79
Feb 19, 2015
It's been a LONG time since I played. Thought of Tricorn, Triumverate - just couldn't pull Triforce out of the cobwebs.
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Level 78
Sep 25, 2019
There was probably a skulltula guarding them...
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Level 77
Jun 19, 2018
29% is quite a lot, it's almost a third of quiz-takers.
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Level 65
May 28, 2014
"Hat" for "Silk Hat" and "Water" for "Holy Water"?
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Level 82
Jun 4, 2015
Hat should be sufficient.
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Level 43
Jun 5, 2015
"Old Silk Hat" should work... The lyrics are "There must have been some magic in that old SILK hat they found".

Also I tried Lamp / Genie Lamp... didn't think to type MAGIC lamp.. BS

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Level 79
Aug 30, 2014
I tried philosophers stone but it didn't work, so I remembered my Harry Potter and tried sorcerer's stone and it worked. Maybe I inadvertently spelled philosopher's wrong, but still thought it was funny that sorcerer's worked since it really shouldn't.
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Level 56
Jun 4, 2015
me too.
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Level 20
Aug 31, 2014
Krptonite doesn't have magical properties. It emits radiation that effects the way Superman's body processes the light from Earth's yellow sun. In no way is it "magic". Superman does have a weakness to magic though, so you get some points there.
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Level 57
Nov 12, 2014
Yes. Superman is vulnerable to magic, so "magic" should work.
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Level 55
May 6, 2016
over a year later...magic still doesn't work, and should. he is weak to it, and the category is "magical-things" which magic is very much a part of....
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Level 89
Nov 20, 2014
Please add alternate spellings for dilithium. I spelled it with two "L"s.
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Level 79
May 29, 2018
That was silly! It's pronounced die-lithium, not dill-lithium. Trilithium was also mentioned on the show. It's most definitely "di" (two) + lithium.
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2015
'Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.' is not the equivalent of saying that technology=magic. It's a comment on ignorance rather than on technology.
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2015
Surprised that more people got 'Philosopher's Stone' than 'Dilithium Crystals'. Where are all the Trekkies?
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Level 79
Jun 4, 2015
Considering it's been ten years since the last Star Trek series went off the air, I'd say they're dying off. And the new movies don't count; anyone who embraces them isn't a real Trekkie.
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Level 49
Jun 4, 2015
Superman's other weakness is magic, so literally any possible answer for any question in this quiz should work.
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Level 53
Jun 5, 2015
haha I would love to see Superman knocked out of the sky by Flubber. Forget about Batman. Superman needs to fight the real enemy.
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Level 76
Jun 4, 2015
How about just "hat" for Frosty?
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Level 80
Jun 5, 2015
I got that one by typing in "top hat"
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Level 75
Jun 12, 2015
Would have loved "Old Silk Hat" for Frosty.
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Level 48
Jan 13, 2016
Since I had Monty Python in mind from a prior clue, I definitely tried "Holy hand grenade" before thinking of voodoo doll.
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Level 80
Apr 13, 2016
What about the Sword in the Stone? Arthur had two vaguely magical swords.
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Level 79
Jun 12, 2017
Would've gotten 4 points for this one if not for yet another cursed Harry Potter question. *sigh*

The reliance upon those stupid books/movies just seems to be waaaaaaaaaaay too disproportional on this site.

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Level 40
Jan 9, 2018
I'm not a fan of Harry Potter, but why, exactly, are they stupid books?
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Level 40
Feb 6, 2018
I'll admit, it wasn't the first thing I tried, but I still think Caledfwlch and Caliburn should be accepted for King Arthur's sword. Those are technically more correct than Excalibur, even though all three names refer to the same sword.
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2018
How about 'effigy' for voodoo doll'?
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Level 52
Jun 11, 2018
Most of these things are not magic. Kryptonite? Seriously?
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2018
i can't tell you how many points i've lost on this quizzes due to never having seen a single Harry Potter movie. but it's a lot.
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Level 59
Aug 29, 2018
wasn't it the snow that made Frosty come to life? i mean, i know the hat helped, but wasn't it because the first snowfall of the year happened on Christmas, and so therefore it was a magic snow?
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Level 65
Sep 14, 2018
For frosty I tried

* old silk hat

* magic hat

* magicians hat

I'd probably take "hat".

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Level 80
Apr 11, 2020
The song says "old silk hat", so there's no reason to accept "silk hat" but not "hat" or "old silk hat".
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Level ∞
Apr 12, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 67
Apr 12, 2019
I got the vessel one, but my mind immediately went to "the vessel with the pestle holds the brew that is true" and it took me a minute to get it out of my head.
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Level 22
Oct 2, 2020
Why is blessed in quotation marks?
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2020
Why is manna on here-that's not magical.
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2020
Its facts