Considering the sequence :

Queen, Sport, People and Show, Band, Python, Game, Nuclear, Sea....

What comes next ? Cat or dog ? Is it really missing ?

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    $\begingroup$ Is the 'and' between People and Show intentional, or should it be another comma? $\endgroup$
    – ZanyG
    Mar 13, 2019 at 8:52
  • $\begingroup$ The and is intentional $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:14
  • $\begingroup$ edit : corrected mistake in oredring. $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:15

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This pattern seems to revolve about the

planets of our solar system.

Connections with the sequence:

Queen - Freddie Mercury
Sport - Venus Williams
People and Show - people live on Earth and the rated TV show Planet Earth
Band - the rock band Mars
Python - Project Jupyter which supports the Julia, Python and R languages
Game - Sega Saturn
Nuclear - Uranium was named in 1789 after the recently discovered planet Uranus
Sea - Neptune is the Roman god of the sea

What comes next ? Cat or dog ? Is it really missing ? This space may be filled by

Pluto the cartoon dog, but it's been demoted as a planet so isn't missing.

  • $\begingroup$ OK for everything !, except for "Show", where I was actually thinking of a more saucy connection : (r13) ersreraprf "gur Zbba", nf "zbbavat fbzrbar" vf fubjvat fbzrbar ... fghss. $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:47
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    $\begingroup$ Also, band was (r13) guvegl frpbaqf gb Znef, but that's to taste $\endgroup$
    – Soltius
    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:48
  • $\begingroup$ @Soltius You might consider using this format for rot13 comments, since you use them a lot: rot13(Uv zbz!). One of our regulars wrote a userscript to decode rot13 text on hover, and using that format for such text is a welcome convenience for those of us with that userscript. $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Mar 13, 2019 at 10:58
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    $\begingroup$ (r13) Gurer jnf nyfb n onaq va gur 80f pnyyrq Zneef $\endgroup$
    – CodeMonkey
    Mar 13, 2019 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Cyhgb vf nyfb n png va n Cbr fgbel gvgyrq "Gur Oynpx Png.") $\endgroup$
    – jpmc26
    Mar 13, 2019 at 17:25

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