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What are the common forms of these sentences?

  1. Those with greater vertical displacement, achieve more damaging impact upon losing all of their gravitational potential energy.
  2. YOU'RE IN MY SOURCE CODE!
  3. Question|noitseuQ

                     .--._..--.
              ___   ( _'-_  -_.'
          _.-'   `-._|  - :- |
      _.-'           `--...__|
   .-'                       '--..___
  / `._      C♂R                     \
   `. `._                       6 mi  |
     `. `._                           /
       '. `._    :__________....-----'
         `..`---'    |-_  _- |___...----..._
                     |_....--'             `.`.
               _...--'                       `.`.
          _..-'                      6km   _.'.'
       .-'                               _.'.'
       |      Rouge                     _.'.'
       |                   __....------'-'
       |     __...------''' _|
       '--'''        |-  - _ |
               _.-''''''''''''''''''-._
            _.'                        |\
          .'    2mi                  _.' |
          `._            Ventriculus  |:.'
            `._            Gaster   _.' |
               `..__                 |  |
                    `---.._.--.    _|  |
                     | _   - | `-.._|_.'
          .--...__   |   -  _|
         .'_      `--.....__ |
        .'_                 `--..__
       .'_     Clupea               `.
      .'_          Harengus           `-.
      `--..____                   2km  _`.
               ```--...____          _..--'
                     | - _ ```---.._.'
                     |   - _ |
                     |_ -  - |:

[Source]

5.

MAD!

Hint for #2

Quark was close because of what he did, not what he wrote

Hint 2 for #2

Action1: HELLO THERE!
Word1: hello
Action2: I'M HERE TOO
Word2: We know

Hint for #5

Just forget about it. Otherwise you'll be driven insane.

Hint 2 for #5

Invisible, insane

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  • $\begingroup$ I'll bet number 2 is "Hello there!" ;-) $\endgroup$
    – mmking
    May 28, 2015 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ I bet it's not ;) $\endgroup$ May 28, 2015 at 22:13
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think 2 works quite as well as the others. But I wasn't gonna not put it in after the effort of making the video $\endgroup$ May 28, 2015 at 22:16
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    $\begingroup$ Just so nobody wastes time on it, there is nothing hidden in #2's source code ;) (I checked individual frames, the container, bit encryption, the works which in hindsight was pretty dumb). $\endgroup$
    – Quark
    May 30, 2015 at 6:28
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    $\begingroup$ @JamesWebster I like it. I never would have gotten number 2, but I really like the puzzle! $\endgroup$
    – Aggie Kidd
    Jun 9, 2015 at 18:24

2 Answers 2

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Partial Answer

1.Those with greater vertical displacement, achieve more damaging impact upon losing all of their gravitational potential energy.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

  1. Image (From OP)

Actions speak louder than words.
(Note from OP: The idea behind this clue was that instead of writing words, I'd just perform an action and wave at you. The animation itself was meaningless, which is why I wasn't so happy with this clue.)

  1. Question|noitseuQ

Two sides to every question (all credit to pac on this one).

  1. Confirmed, now with a better explanation.

The fastest way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Ventriculus gaster is the stomach. The symbol for male at the top (surrounded by C and R. Clupea Harengus is a herring, and Rouge is red in French. The sign posts for Rouge and Clupea (red herring as pac said) point one way (the wrong way), and the other two point the other direction. You have to go through Ventriculus to get to Cor, where Cor is Latin for heart (thanks to OP for this note).

  1. I'm just flat out impressed with this one.

Out of sight, out of mind.
The clue is out of sight, and if someone is mad, then they could be said to be out of their mind. (Note from OP: Perhaps because this usage of mad is "chiefly British" is why this one took so long to solve.)

  1. Not sure if this is intentional or not, but

Hidden in plain sight. Found by editing.

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  • $\begingroup$ And it's a good start.. $\endgroup$ May 28, 2015 at 21:51
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    $\begingroup$ Nice work on 6! $\endgroup$ May 28, 2015 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah I was expecting 6 to take a bit longer. $\endgroup$ May 28, 2015 at 22:41
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    $\begingroup$ Your rationale for #4 is correct, including the fact that you have to go through Ventriculus. Well done. Cor is apparently Latin for heart according to Wikipedia. The clues for red herring in that clue are indeed a red herring. $\endgroup$ May 29, 2015 at 15:16
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    $\begingroup$ And so I did $\endgroup$ Jun 1, 2015 at 14:35
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Partial answer:

  1. [GIF of a guy waving]

The text description of the GIF says "YOU'RE IN MY SOURCE CODE!" Is it an Easter Egg? Or perhaps it refers to how many programming language tutorials start off with a basic "Hello World!" program. The OP did comment that this doesn't work as well as the others.

  1. Question|noitseuQ

There are two sides to every question.

  1. [ASCII art signpost]

Like Aggie Kidd said, this has C-MALE-R and Ventriculus Gaster is the stomach. It also has "Rouge" which means red and "Clupea Harengus" which is Atlantic herring, so some sort of red herring is involved here.

  1. MAD! in a spoiler

Anger beneath the surface?

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  • $\begingroup$ 3 is spot on. 2 is a good answer, but it's not what I was thinking. 4 has got the second part of the clue, but misinterpreted it a bit $\endgroup$ May 29, 2015 at 6:36

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