My grand father has been at the Taj Mahal, the Stari Most and the blue Mosque, but still thinks life is a comedy of hell.

My humble servant loves Fawlty Towers, but behaves like a conquistador.

On which day did the plumber fix the world's biggest hole?

Hint 1:

Luigi is not part of the team!

Hint 2:

11 men

Hint 3:

Jürgen is experiencing tough times after the plumber left him...

Hint 4:

The servant is now considered to be the best in the world in his role, and number three in general.

  • $\begingroup$ if I don't know what most of these things are, can I still solve the puzzle or do I have to look them all up on wikipedia? $\endgroup$ – user3453281 Feb 10 '15 at 19:45
  • $\begingroup$ @user3453281: It is an enigmatic puzzle. Check out puzzling.stackexchange.com/tags/enigmatic-puzzles/info $\endgroup$ – Gamow Feb 10 '15 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ The solution might be related to coffee: there is turkish coffee; there is the Dante coffee chain; there is Conquistador coffee in Fawlty Towers ("Conquistador Coffee brings a new meaning to the word vomit"). $\endgroup$ – Gamow Feb 11 '15 at 13:04
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    $\begingroup$ After hint 1 (Luigi is not part of the team): Is this puzzle perhaps related to Super Mario? There Luigi is the brother of the plumber Mario. $\endgroup$ – Gamow Feb 11 '15 at 16:54
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    $\begingroup$ More random guesses, based on Hint and Hint 3: 11 men perhaps hint at soccer, and Jürgen might be Jürgen Klopp who is currently in big trouble with his team Borusia Dortmund. $\endgroup$ – Gamow Feb 12 '15 at 13:16

The answer must be

13 July 2014
(when Germany became soccer world champion against Argentina)

for the following reasons:

Taj Mahal, Stari Most, blue Mosque -> Mimar Sinan -> Sinan Kurt
comedy of hell -> Dante -> Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Fawlty Towers -> the waiter Manuel -> Manuel Neuer
behaves like a conquistador -> Pizarro -> Claudio Miguel Pizarro Bosio
Plumber -> Super Mario -> Mario Gotze


band of brothers -> Bayern Munich
biggest hole -> biggest goal
plumber fixes the world's biggest hole -> Gotze scores against Argentina


I think the date is:

September 6, 1522 when Magellan / Elcano completed the first circumnavigation of the earth and provided practical evidence that the earth was not flat.

The Taj Mahal, Stari Most and the blue Mosque are all associated with:

apprentices of Mimar Sinan who lived during the 1500's

Life is a comedy of hell refers to:

Dante's Divine Comedy which portrays the earth as a sphere

Fawlty Towers and conquistador refer to:

the British (I don't know why) and the Spanish (who financed Magellan)

The world's biggest hole is:

the edge of a flat earth

  • $\begingroup$ not correct. However, you are showing some promising tendencies on some of the hints. $\endgroup$ – Enigma Feb 11 '15 at 5:12

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