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Episode 73 Connection Contest: Toruro & Mus

By sconway - Posted on 02 March 2009

Can YOU create a connection between Toruro & Mus?

Post your connections here and you could win a set of custom Spiel dice!

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Guess as many times as you like. And remember, the more left of center your connection, the more likely you'll get our attention. :)

Spiel on!


twigster's picture

Mus looks a little like scopa as far as the artwork goes.


Go to fullsize image"Bullwinkle" If I need to explain, here goes. The game of Mus obviously steals its name from the majestic master of the northern forests, the American and slightly Canadian moose, Toruro flirts with the spanish "toro" which does not mean "come here you mean male cow" but rather just "bull." So far we have "bull" and "moose" and THE only bull moose that is worth mentioning is the moose king by virtue of his "Mighty Moose Muscle", and is none other than Bullwinkle J. Moose. Now what about the extra letters in torURo? Bullwinkle himself planted them there subliminally so that you who are not moose whether English or Spanish, might believe that "U R" moose, and follow him.

Steerpike's picture

Mus is a town in Turkey and Toruro is a small village in Peru. Citizens in both locations have never played the games named after their homes.

If you misspell Toruro you get Truro which is a town in Cornwall - a very pretty County in England which has its own ancient dialect and some dodgy constitutional claim of independence linked in with tin mining and a young Martin Wallace. Which is kind of similar to the Basque territory of Spain from which Mus originates (unless GregoryIS can prove that it was actually invented in China by people bored with Chess).

The Basque region is, of course, in the Pyrenees which is a mountain range in Europe. Toruro (the small village mentioned above) is located in the Andes, a mountain range in South America.

Both mountain ranges appear in popular playground jokes: "where are the Andes?" / "below your wristies" and "where can you find the Pyrannes?" / "on a pair of legs"

I went skiing in the Pyrenees this year whereas Micahel Palin crossed the Andes by Frog (in a seminal episode of "Ripping Yarns"). A lot of my friends think I look like Micheal Palin, although I ski like John Cleese. (gangly and direct from the Ministry of Funny Walks) 


scooterb23's picture

This one was a real challenge.  Sure, the fact that you can play the games with the same deck of cards is a connection, but that's too easy. 

So here's what I've got:

In Toruro, you have the Lulo list for when things go wrong.  In Columbia, the lulo is a small citrus fruit, (also called a naranjilla in Ecuador).  It apparantly tastes like a cross between rhubarb and lime.

And of course mus sounds like Mousse.

So I give you this webpage

which has a Naranjilla Mousse recipe.

Run it through Babelfish, and you get this:

"You can enjoy a delicious one and very rich mousse of naranjilla, with the prescription that we presented/displayed to you next, is super easy.

Ingredients: 400gr of green pulp of naranjilla 350gr of beaten milk cream 30gr of gelatin without flavor 250gr of clear of egg 250gr of sugar

Preparation: To make a meringue with clear of egg and the sugar. To dilute the gelatin without flavor and adds to the meringue, soon we added the cream beaten and to last the pulp of fruit. We put in molds and we cooled by 4 hours before serving. Acompañalo with india berry pieces, dwells or raspberry."

I don't claim responsibility for anything that happens to any of you should you try to make this...



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