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Subject: Survey results
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: ammalia-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 30 Apr 2003 06:34 PDT
Expires: 30 May 2003 06:34 PDT
Question ID: 197422
Can you find a survey or a study from October 2002 stating 80 million
people had these, and it makes a clicking noise.  I dont know what the
product is, that is my question.

Request for Question Clarification by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 06:45 PDT
Hi Ammalia,

What an interesting question you have here! Can you still add any
other details that can help find the exact article? I'm asking because
it might be possible that there are more than one articles bearing the
details you mentioned.

-Feilong

Clarification of Question by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 08:20 PDT
I dont have anything else really...... There is a contest and they
play a specific sound, and the clue was there was a survey and study
completed in october of 2002 and 80 million people had these.. and you
have to use it to make the clicking sound.   It sounds as a camera
does when taking a picture, and kinda like a stapler....but it's
neither.  So i was looking for any type of survey or study of a
product that people own and you have to actually use to make that
noise.
Answer  
Subject: Re: Survey results
Answered By: feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 12:12 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi Ammalia,

As I said before, your question is interesting. The first thing that
came into my mind is a gun when you mentioned "clicking noise". I can
feel that I'm in the right track especially when I read your
clarification that, "you have to use it to make the clicking sound". A
typical gun makes a clicking sound. The reason why it probably didn't
occur to you is because a gun is more associated with a loud "bang"
rather thatn a click. But if you think about it, the reason you can't
hear the click is because it is overwhelmed by the "bang". Remove the
bullet and you'll hear that it's just a clickand not a bang.

However, I still need to confirm it. My search yielded the following
results:

The first hint I found came from this forum thread:

Democratic Underground, LLC
LAST EDITED ON Oct-23-02 AT 10:44 PM (ET)
"There are about 80 million firearm owners in the US. Even if you add
in injuries (which aren't broken out into justified/non-justified -
28,663, it's still only .07% of total gun owners. (Assuming a new
owner with each homicide, which is generous IMO)"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/forum_archive_html/DCForumID32/1080.html

My search then led me to this article:

Abortionessay.com
Concealed Hangun Licenses - An essay by Terry Bohannon, October 15,
2000
"There are an estimated 250 million guns and 80 million gun owners in
our nation."
http://www.abortionessay.com/essay/files/CHL/CHL.html

Mentioned somewhere near the bottom this article is "[v] Demographic
Information of Concealed Handguns. Texas Department of Public Safety,
October 10, 2002."

I tried tracing the actual file hoping to find a clear mention of the
80 million or so gun owners but unfortunately I wasn't able to find
it. Perhaps it's not yet published in the Internet. Again, I continued
to search. I found thi page:

Georgia Chapter of Women Against Gun Control - WAGC-GA.com
FACTS ABOUT GUN CONTROL
Number of gun owners in the US = 80,000,000
Number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) = 1500
Accidental deaths per gun owner = 0.0000188
(source: US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms)
http://www.wagc-ga.com/facts.html

I followed the string "bureau of alcohol, tobacco & firearms" and I
found this:

Acriticalmass.com
"For conservative supporters of the Second Amendment, those abominable
and repulsive slants from the socialistic liberal left suggesting that
80 million plus law-abiding Americans give up their firearms will
never be acceptable."
(Excerpted from Shooting Down 60 Myths about Guns and Gun Owners: The
Illusions and Realities of Owning a Firearm, Second Edition by Sonny
H. Heninger Copyright  2002)
You can download the printable PDF file by right-clicking on the link
and choosing "Save Target As..."
View as PDF
http://www.acriticalmass.com/gunmyths_smple.pdf
View as HTML
http://216.239.53.100/search?q=cache:8Dv-4IAhxR4C:www.acriticalmass.com/gunmyths_smple.pdf+%22bureau+of+alcohol,+tobacco+%26+firearms%22+%2280+million%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Although I can say that the source is not so reputable, the important
thing is that it carries all the descriptions.


Here are two other articles I found bearing the description:

The Claremont Institute
"Since these are all arguably high-power, tissue-damaging military
bullets, just about all of America's 80 million gun owners are
potential snipers, according to the gun banners' logic."
-- This article appeared in the Sunday, October 20, 2002 edition of
the San Diego Union-Tribune.
(Excerpted from America's 80 Million Potential Snipers - By Timothy
Wheeler, M.D., Posted October 23, 2002, Claremont.org, Copyright 
2002-2003)
http://www.claremont.org/projects/doctors/021020wheeler.html

Dave Kopel's Home Page - Davekopel.org
Some Frequently Overlooked Facts in Gun Policy Discussions - Article
Copyright 2002
"Although an estimated 80 million people own guns, accidental firearms
deaths are roughly the same as accidental deaths on bicycles (825 in
1998)"
http://216.239.33.100/search?q=cache:PaZv6eGg1O0C:www.davekopel.org/2A/IB/OverlookedFacts.htm+october+2002+%2280+million%22+people+guns&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


I tried searching "mouse" (the pointing device) but found nothing
significant. Besides, you can still use a mouse without actually
clicking on it.


Search strategy:

october 2002 "80 million people" own
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+own

october 2002 "80 million people" own
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=october+2002+%2280+million%22+people+own

october 2002 "80 million" people own survey
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=october+2002+%2280+million%22+people+own+survey

october 2002 "80 million" people guns
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=october+2002+%2280+million%22+people+guns

"bureau of alcohol, tobacco & firearms" "80 million"
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22bureau+of+alcohol%2C+tobacco+%26+firearms%22+%2280+million%22

study october 2002 "80 million people" own
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=study+october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+own

study october 2002 "80 million people" gun
://www.google.com/search?q=study+october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+gun&cat=&hl=en

survey october 2002 "80 million people" gun
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=survey+october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+gun

report october 2002 "80 million people" gun
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=report+october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+gun

research october 2002 "80 million people" gun
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=research+october+2002+%2280+million+people%22+gun


I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
Feilong

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 12:40 PDT
HEY THERE AGAIN,

I truly appreciate your help, but 2 of the guesses for the contest
were loading a gun and cocking a gun......so I dont think that is it,
and it's not a mouse click either...  But I do appreciate your help on
everything!  I guess I will just have to keep listening and try to go
with the more clues they give!  This is a really hard one, they've
answered well over 50 guesses
Again I thank you for your help!  have a great day!

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 12:53 PDT
Thanks for making your clarification. Wow, with 50 failed guesses,
this one is really a toughie and mind stimulating at the same time. I
and/or some of my colleagues can still help you if you want to, but
you need to do something. What you can do is to record the sound and
post it in the Internet so we can listen to it. The other thing is if
you can list down the guess words that were already used so that I or
we can eliminate it from the list of guesses. I'm offering my help
which is yours to take if you want to. Thank you very much for being
kind and may you have a great day too!

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 12:57 PDT
I can list all the guesses that have been guess......here we go! lol
They have them posted up so people will know.....that was one of the
listener questions...... so if you have any suggestions.... I would
love for your help
I am going to try to record the sound tonight when I get in... I can't
at work not the proper equipment!

Toaster handle
Snooze button on alarm clock
A glass jar opening
Combination lock locking
CD player lid closing on boombox
Second hand click on clock
Door knob turning & clicking back
Shampoo bottle top opening
Flossing your teeth
Cell phone clicking into belt holder
Click of birth control pill box
Postage machine
Floppy drive noise
Security card sliding thru reader
Glovebox opening/closing
CD case opening/closing
Clasp of a metal watch closing
Shuffling playing cards
Ink pen clicking
Bag of chips
Car door locking
Soda can opening
Crushing a can
Mouse click
Stapler click
Stapler remover
Hitting a Microphone
Seatbelt clicking
Paper hole puncher
Keyboard key tapping
Biting into an apple
Biting into celery
Biting into a carrot
Pencil breaking
popping ice out of an ice tray
paper dropping
Brief case latch closing/opening
Egg craking
Cracking knuckles
Door locking
Pad lock unlocking
Pulling tape off dispenser
Computer window closing
Pulling velcro
Camera clicking
Flicking a Bic lighter
Self inking date stamp
Breaking a tree branch
Paper being torn from spiral notebook
Viewmaster clicking
Breaking apart Chopstix
Stop/Eject button on a cassette player
A cassette in a cassette player
Pepper mill
Call waiting click
Dial on dishwasher
Clicking Web link
Crushing individual coffee creamer
 Computer on/off button
Stroller opening and locking
Sound of a CD tray opening on a laptop
Microphone switch turning on
Twisting cap of non-carbonated beverage
Button on microwave door
Plugging in headphones
Ceiling light pull chain click
Push pin pushed into cork board
Sound of thumbing thru file folders
A cracker
Pushing phone line button (to change line)
Button on your pants closing
Pressing remote control button for a garage door opener
Binder closing
Loading a gun
Cocking a gun
Phone hanging up
Ear piercing gun
Time clock
Cracking open a pecan
Pulling string to turn-on ceiling fan
stop watch click
Shutting a flip-phone
Flipping light switch on
Putting a cap on pen
Closing filing cabinet
Attaching a can to can opener
Popping top off Pringles
Crunching a potato chip
Lock opening
Breaking pasta
Car dome light clicking
Clicking people counter 
A touch light
Pulling up cell antenna
Center piece of Trouble game
Mechanical adding machine 
Label maker
Pricing gun click
Lottery tickets ripping
Ziplock bag locking
Pressing vending machine button
Tap dancer
Clasp on rollerblade closing
Unscrewing bottle top
Wire cutters cutting
Door opening with money behind it
Door latch
Old style credit card imprinter
Twisting bubble wrap
Ticket dispencer
Magnet clasp on a purse closing/opening
Blowing out a party favor
Pushing dimmer switch
Putting a needle on a record
Clicking a flashlight switch
Plugging cellphone charger into cig. lighter

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 13:35 PDT
Whoa! I'm overwhelmed! (LOL) I think I need to wait for that sound.
Ammalia, I'm not promising anything, only my help. If we don't get it,
well, at least we tried. :-)

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 13:37 PDT
Trust me I do appreciate your helping!!!  It's so killing me b/c every
guess i think it is.......It's TAKEN and its not the correct one!
But I do plan on recording this sound tonight so Hopefully I can get
it up on this internet by tomorrow!!  You will have to let me know how
I can send the sound to where you're avaiable to hearin it!
Thank you so much for ur time and help today!!
Andrea*

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 13:57 PDT
Thanks Andrea. Your question is truly a challenge and right now I'm
twitching on my chair trying to guess what it is! BTW, I'm responding
to remove the "Please respond to the clarification request."
notification on my side. I need to respond so that I'll easily know if
you have a new clarification. If you have other less significant
details to add, please put it in the "Comments" section. If you are
ready to upload the sound on the Internet, please put it hereas a
clarification so I'll know immediately when to respond. I hope you
understand. Thank you very much.

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 14:02 PDT
O.K. THANK YOU

Honestly I do not understand how to upload it to a clarification, but
Maybe I can figure it out when I do get this going....
I will keep the rest for the comment section!  
If i can't figure it out.....trust me I WILL ASK YOU! lol
And hey if I win from your help I will provide you with some "helping
Benefits" =)
Thanks

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 14:17 PDT
Okay thanks. Just load the wav or mp3 file on some free upload site
(you can find one here
://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=%22free+upload+site%22).
Maybe you can ask your Internet savvy friends for help and post the
direct link here. Thanks again.

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 14:20 PDT
O.k this will be the last for me today!
Thank you so much for all of your help, and I will go home to record that sound!
Have a great evening and I hope to help with all this tomorrow!
Thanks a bunch!
Andrea*  *leaving work*

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 14:22 PDT
Take care.

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 30 Apr 2003 17:25 PDT
I couldn't figure out the comment thing.........but i have as much as
I know now..........  O.k. 80 million americans have one, and it has
to make that sound before it works.......  the last guess tonight was
pluging a phone into a phone jack.. he told her that when the correct
answer is revealed she is going to hit herself.......so it's got to be
something close to that...... I am attaching the link if there is no
link.......copy and past.......but here is the sound clip
http://www.brandtnshelly.net/sound/sound.wav 

I had a friend help me w/ that .......she's a big computer person!
Any ideas???  They are giving another clue from 7am-8am tomorrow as
soon as I get it I will post it.......
Thanks
Andrea*

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 17:48 PDT
Thanks Andrea. My friends and I are going to make as many guesses as
we can. I'll keep you informed. :-)

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 17:56 PDT
"the last guess tonight was pluging a phone into a phone jack.. he
told her that when the correct answer is revealed she is going to hit
herself"

I heard the sound and by the clue above, this suddenly occured to me:

Lifting the handset of a phone off it's base

I checked the previous answers you gave me. No one gave that answer
yet. It has to be that because it will inevitably make that sound
before you can use a typical handset phone.

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 17:59 PDT
By the way, maybe you can elaborate a bit. It may be the sound of the
phone plunger after lifting the handset or after releasing your finger
off of it.

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 18:18 PDT
I'm still looking for the report but I'm also guessing that it's the sound of:

A MANUAL typewriter when you press on a key and type.
An ELECTRIC typewriter when you press on a key and type.

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 05:36 PDT
those are all great answers, Here are the clues posted on the site...
and those guesses kinda dont go with the first one! lol  but I've all
thought the same things....... They're giving another new clue at 9am
as well        LOL

-2 items make this sound, they both have been guessed just not
together
-An October 2002 study showed 80 million Americans have one...
and if you don't make the sound, you can't use it. 
-It is a sound that judge Andy hears almost everyday, and although he
doesn't know you, he guesses most of you would hear it too. 
-It was recorded in the studios
Here is the updated list!        I'm totally stumped

PS2 opening
Laptop open/close
Toaster handle
Snooze button on alarm clock
A glass jar opening
Combination lock locking
CD player lid closing on boombox
Second hand click on clock
Door knob turning & clicking back
Shampoo bottle top opening
Flossing your teeth
Cell phone clicking into belt holder
Click of birth control pill box
Postage machine
Floppy drive noise
Security card sliding thru reader
Glovebox opening/closing
CD case opening/closing
Clasp of a metal watch closing
Shuffling playing cards
Ink pen clicking
Bag of chips
Car door locking
Soda can opening
Crushing a can
Mouse click
Stapler click
Stapler remover
Hitting a Microphone
Seatbelt clicking
Paper hole puncher
Keyboard key tapping
Biting into an apple
Biting into celery
Biting into a carrot
Pencil breaking
popping ice out of an ice tray
paper dropping
Brief case latch closing/opening
Egg craking
Cracking knuckles
Door locking
Pad lock unlocking
Pulling tape off dispenser
Computer window closing
Pulling velcro
Camera clicking
Flicking a Bic lighter
Self inking date stamp
Breaking a tree branch
Paper being torn from spiral notebook
Viewmaster clicking
Breaking apart Chopstix
Stop/Eject button on a cassette player
A cassette in a cassette player
Pepper mill
Call waiting click
Dial on dishwasher
Clicking Web link
Crushing individual coffee creamer
 Crispy pickle breaking in half
DVD player on/off switch
Computer on/off button
Stroller opening and locking
Sound of a CD tray opening on a laptop
Microphone switch turning on
Twisting cap of non-carbonated beverage
Button on microwave door
Plugging in headphones
Ceiling light pull chain click
Push pin pushed into cork board
Sound of thumbing thru file folders
A cracker
Pushing phone line button (to change line)
Button on your pants closing
Pressing remote control button for a garage door opener
Binder closing
Loading a gun
Cocking a gun
Phone hanging up
Ear piercing gun
Time clock
Cracking open a pecan
Pulling string to turn-on ceiling fan
stop watch click
Shutting a flip-phone
Flipping light switch on
Putting a cap on pen
Closing filing cabinet
Attaching a can to can opener
Popping top off Pringles
Crunching a potato chip
Lock opening
Breaking pasta
Car dome light clicking
Clicking people counter 
A touch light
Pulling up cell antenna
Center piece of Trouble game
Mechanical adding machine 
Label maker
Pricing gun click
Lottery tickets ripping
Ziplock bag locking
Pressing vending machine button
Tap dancer
Clasp on rollerblade closing
Unscrewing bottle top
Wire cutters cutting
Door opening with money behind it
Door latch
Old style credit card imprinter
Twisting bubble wrap
Ticket dispencer
Magnet clasp on a purse closing/opening
Blowing out a party favor
Pushing dimmer switch
Putting a needle on a record
Clicking a flashlight switch
Plugging cellphone charger into cig. lighter

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 06:03 PDT
they guessed again this morning...... with

opening the plastic coffee lid........like on a togo cup
and it was WRONG!!!!!!!

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 06:20 PDT
NEW CLUE
NEW CLUE

You might make the sound when you get home from work, or when
you get to work or when you're in your car. Without the sound happening
everything goes dead.

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 06:37 PDT
here is a major recap of everything........ clues 

-Just as the jackpot goes up, so do the "bars" when this sound is made

-Two items make this sound. They have both been guessed.
Just not together. 
-You might make the sound when you get home from work, or when
you get to work or when you're in your car. Without the sound happening
everything goes dead. 
-An October 2002 study showed 80 million Americans have one...
and if you don't make the sound, you can't use it. 
-It is a sound that judge Andy hears almost everyday, and although he
doesn't know you, he guesses most of you would hear it too. 
-It was recorded in the studios.

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 01 May 2003 06:51 PDT
I wasn't able to get a good sleep last night because of this question!
It's killing me! I can't stop thinking about it. LOL

Meanwhile, here are other guesses:

Pushing a button on a tape/casette recorder
Video cam locking after inserting film
Camera locking after inserting film
Pushing a button on an electric fan
Punch card machine
Bundy clock
Stove when you turn the knob
Wearable pacemaker when you turn it on

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 06:58 PDT
IT WAS ANSWERED!!!!!!!! AND AFTER THOSE CLUES THIS MORNING IT WHAT I
THUGHT T WOULD BE, AND I JUST COULDN'T GET THROUGH ON THE
PHONE.......SO.......I LOST
=*(       BUT I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'VE ALL DID!!!!!

THANK YOU!!!!  iM GOING TO RATE UR ANSWER

Request for Answer Clarification by ammalia-ga on 01 May 2003 07:02 PDT
Oh yeah......the answer was

cellphone charger being plugged into the cell phone....... when the
gave the "bars" clue........thats when i knew what it was and I called
w/ 2 phones and I couldn't get through!!!!!  =(  OH well better luck
next time!!!
I appreciate everything you've helped with!!!!!
Andrea*

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 01 May 2003 07:04 PDT
I'm sorry that we failed Andrea. It was really a tough one. What is
the correct answer?

Clarification of Answer by feilong-ga on 01 May 2003 07:06 PDT
I noticed that my question was posted late after you posted the
answer. Please disregard it. Thank you.
ammalia-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great job researching and helpful answers....... I truly appreciate the help!!
Thank you

Comments  
Subject: Re: Survey results
From: aceresearcher-ga on 30 Apr 2003 23:09 PDT
 
My first thought on this was:

dentures

although I could not find any survey results on the Internet to support that.

ace
Subject: Re: Survey results
From: feilong-ga on 01 May 2003 08:03 PDT
 
Thanks Andrea! I really enjoyed helping you. I hope that you become a
loyal user of Google Answers. Thank you very much. :-)

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