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My job is putting things in rings.

My prize is rings.

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

When people see me in action they say, "Oh, neat!"

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    $\begingroup$ The last line is so hokey that it must mean something. It doesn't rhyme and "Oh, neat!" is not an utterance I hear very often because I'm not trapped in a sitcom from the 50s. I think there's something special beyond just "People thinking watching me is fun." $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Mar 11 '15 at 15:59
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    $\begingroup$ @EngineerToast It almost rhymes ... but having seen s1e's answer, I think you're right. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 13 '15 at 10:45

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Some research on Aggie Kidd's answer and I came up to this answer

Shaquille O'Neal

My job is putting things in rings

He was basketball player

My prize is rings

He's got championship rings

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed

He's got four rings and four rings is an Audi logo

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

He's lastname is the closest to "Oh, neat!" among players who own four rings. Or, "Oh, neat!" is something like "owned".

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  • $\begingroup$ Spot on, nice ! $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 14 '15 at 16:55
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A possible answer, but I'm still a little short. Maybe someone can build off of this.

Edit: Still a little stuck, but hopefully this is the right direction.

Basketball Player,
specific NBA player (MJ, Bill Russell)?

My job is putting things in rings.

Put a ball into the ring (hoop)

My prize is rings.

Championship Rings

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed. (Not so sure here...)

Maybe speed to greathood, or the Hall of Fame?
Number of rings that the player has coincides with some symbol for speed... I'm thinking 6 or 11 currently.

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

Good players are a lot of fun to watch, especially the Harlem Globetrotters.

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  • $\begingroup$ You are on the right track. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 9 '15 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ What number of rings symbolizes speed? $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 9 '15 at 17:58
  • $\begingroup$ I sense Harry Potter.... $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 10 '15 at 22:34
  • $\begingroup$ No Harry potter. What number of rings is a symbol of speed? $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 11 '15 at 3:04
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    $\begingroup$ It could be a basketball arcade, where rings refer to the amount of 0's in your high-score? or maybe in some basketball arcade, if you manage to score certain points within a time frame then they will ring the bell and gives you extra time? $\endgroup$ – Mc Kevin Mar 11 '15 at 3:53
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Olympics! Summer and Winter Edition!

Reason:

My job is putting things in rings.

The logo of the Olympics is made of five rings. The medals you wear when you win an event could be a giant ring and the things are the contestants.

My prize is rings.

Like I said before, the medals are kind of like rings. Just bigger and worn around the neck.

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

Usain Bolt, he world's fastest sprinter in the entire world, runs in 5 different events, holding the world records for two of the events he runs in. And there are 5 rings in the logo of the Olympics as said earlier.

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

When people see that the Olympics has started, people could say that. People just love watching the Olympics and cheering their team (country) on. The beginning of the Olympics is a show where people get to see all the teams in a wonderfully displayed stadium hence " Oh, neat!".

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  • $\begingroup$ I guess it might be that, but I don't think the job of the olympic games is putting things in rings. Also thinking of the medals as rings is kind of sketchy. Also the number of lanes is not the number of rings.+1 for the effort though. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 9 '15 at 14:30
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Expanding on the answer given by Aggie Kidd. Is it

a basketball center?

My job is putting things in rings.

Basketball hoops are ring shaped.

My prize is rings.

Championship rings.

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

Center is abbrevated "c" (or half a ring) and is the symbol for the speed of light in vaccum.

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

They sometimes make flashy plays!

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  • $\begingroup$ Oh wow, that's nice, although the number of rings I want is an integer. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 12 '15 at 13:58
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I'm going to give it a try... IMHO the word "rings" means every time something different:

My job is putting things in rings.

I had the hardest time with this... Didn't fully understand so I guess my answer is not gonna be right

My prize is rings.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/prize+rings

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

Each time a round ends, a bell rings. So a fast K.O. means only some "rings"

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

I didn't understand if that is another hint...

So

you are a boxer... ?

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The answer is :

Nascar driver

My job is putting things in rings

They are paid to drive cars around tracks, which often are in ring shape

My prize is rings

Winning drivers are awarded championship rings, as it happens for other american sports.

The number of rings symbolizes speed

Pretty straightforward. The more wins you have, the faster you are in theory.

When people see me in action they say 'Oh neat'

I'm not a fan personally but some people really enjoy it.

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  • $\begingroup$ They are paid to race around the ring. They don't get the cars inside the track. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 11 '15 at 3:05
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Is it...

Sonic the Hedgehog game?

My job is putting things in rings.

I haven't played it so it might be his job

My prize is rings.

He collects rings to unlock things?

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

Sonic the hedgehog is superfast

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

Kids love watching him run

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    $\begingroup$ The number of rings sonic has doesnt symbolize speed. $\endgroup$ – Jorge Fernández Mar 9 '15 at 17:53
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My answer is , which is probably wrong, is:

A circus. There are multiple rings to a circus. The more rings a circus has, the faster it can transition between acts, and show more at once. People seeing a circus go "oh Neat!"

The only thing I am unsure of is My prize is rings but it could mean

winning ring toss, or the prize position is the center ring.

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Is it a

Rocket (or multistage launch vehicle)?

My job is putting things in rings.

Rockets or launch vehicles are normally used to put satellites into orbit, which is definitely a ring.

My prize is rings.

Not sure. May be referring to the interstage rings or stages. Or may be it's about reaching orbit.

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

The interstage rings are used as the separation between different stages ( each stage consists of contains its own engines and propellant) and it can be used to determine the speed or capacity of the rocket.

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

On watching the launching of rockets, people normally wonder Wow, Great, Oh neat etc.

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I am guessing it is

NASCAR CAR RACE DRIVER.

My job is putting things in rings.

RACING CAR AROUND THE TRACK

My prize is rings.

TROPHY RINGS

The number of rings I have symbolizes speed.

WINNING RINGS MEANS THE DRIVER WAS THE FASTEST

When people see me in action they say Oh, neat!

MANY LOVE WATCHING FAST CARS

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