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What creature lives in the sea and is sometimes 1,000 times more valuable when injured than when at full health?

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    $\begingroup$ Is 1000 a hard-and-fast number, or an approximation? $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Mar 31 '16 at 14:19
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    $\begingroup$ This cannot be answered normally, but I would hazard a guess at an oyster, since it requires an irritant to begin creating the pearl. $\endgroup$ – tfitzger Mar 31 '16 at 15:04
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    $\begingroup$ Yay, I think i have the answer and its should be right. Is it this? $\endgroup$ – Matthew Lau Mar 31 '16 at 15:05
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    $\begingroup$ @tfitzger i was just searching for the pic and u beat me by seconds haha. $\endgroup$ – Matthew Lau Mar 31 '16 at 15:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Parzival Unfortunately, I cannot because the puzzle is too vague and has been put on hold. Until the hold is listed, new answers cannot be added. $\endgroup$ – tfitzger Apr 1 '16 at 13:48
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A Maple tree. Ok wood, but very common. Jam one of these things in itenter image description here and you have a consistent source of delicious sap and income.

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  • $\begingroup$ I like your thinking, but not the answer I'm looking for. $\endgroup$ – Parzival Mar 31 '16 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ underwater maple tree...? $\endgroup$ – chackerian May 11 '17 at 21:53
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I'm going to call him a creature, because - well he is one.

George Bailey, from It's a Wonderful Life

Here's the scene:

George walks into Mr Potter's office to ask for a loan. He offers his insurance policy as security. His policy covers his death, and he is broke right now, therefore he is worth more dead than alive, and quite possibly 1000 times more.

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  • $\begingroup$ I like your thinking, but still no. $\endgroup$ – Parzival Mar 31 '16 at 0:27

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