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ZFX Feb 2017

Posted on Feb 19, 2017

Here I will keep track of ZFX guesses, and also share my own guesses with you. If nothing else, maybe I can give you a few other options for guesses.

This season of ZFX has been SO fun! I haven’t gotten nearly as obsessed with it as usual, but only because I’ve been distracted with some of my own projects (writing books, mostly.)

I look forward to the next season in September!

Until then, here are my guesses for this final sound. I checked with my ZFX guru friend (the one who told me it was an onion about a month before we found out it was an onion), and she agreed with my #3 guess.

That said, it could still be just about anything…

I’ll keep my thinking cap on just in case!

My guesses for this new sound are:

  1. stepping on a garbage can and the lid opening (NOPE!)
  2. opening or closing a sliding window (NOPE!)
  3. closing the vegetable crisper in the fridge
  4. pushing the dryer’s filter back into place
  5. closing the paper tray drawer on the photocopier

Monday Feb 20

8 – Marlene: putting the cartridge into a Keurig coffee machine – YES!! $1000!

11 – Karen: electric coffee grinder

2 – Alicia: revving up a power drill

5 – Lee: rolling up window blinds

Tuesday Feb 21

8 – Laurel: electrical cord rewinding, like on a vacuum cleaner

11 – Nick and Andrew: pulling the vegetable sprayer hose beside the kitchen sink

2 – Narissa: tightening lug nuts on a car tire with a drill

5 – Alexis: salad spinner spinning salad

Wednesday Feb 22

8 – Cheryl: retractable dog leash retracting

11 – Anne: paper shredder shredding paper

2 – Will: a blender being turned on and blending something

5 – Amy: mechanical pencil sharpener sharpening a pencil

Thursday Feb 23

8 – Andrew: seatbelt being drawn out – YAAAAAASSSSS!!!!!!!

11 – ?: golf balls dropping out of a machine

2 – ?: pin ball hitting something inside the machine

5 – Melissa: putting a cup up to the ice dispenser on the fridge and ice dropping into the cup

Friday Feb 24

8 – Brittany: pushing the refund button on a vending machine and the coin dropping out

11 – Michael: putting a plate down on a table

2 – Gwen: air hockey puck going into the goal – YAAAAAASSSSSS!!!!!!

5 – Janelle: screen door opening

Monday Feb 27

8 – Wendy: pumping a foot pump, like blowing up an air mattress

11 – Melissa: stopping on the ice with skates on

2 – Katrina: pulling down a shade

5 – Carla: ripping paper

Tuesday Feb 28

8 – Amy: scraping ice off a windshield

11 – Don: opening a can of tennis balls

2 – Taylor: motion sensor air freshener going off as you walk by

5 – Diana: spraying a nasal spray

Wednesday March 1

8 – Arlene: releasing the air pump attached to the car tire

11 – Susan: pushing a push broom on concrete

2 – Kelly: vehicle driving in the snow

5 – Alicia: tape measure retracting

Thursday Mar 2

8 – ?: squeezing a manual blood pressure pump

11 – Carly: squeezing a trigger spray bottle, like Windex

2 – Ameris: biting into an apple

5 – Becky: taking a security tag off a garment at a store

Friday Mar 3

8 – Nola: balloon hand pump

11 – Crystal: office chair going down

2 – Mel: lint roller on clothes YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!!!!

5 – no play

Monday Mar 6

8 – Melissa: blowing up a balloon, holding the opening tight and letting some air out

11 – Carmen: typewriter

2 – Kim: the lever on a 3-hole punch

5 – Tiffany: turning on a faucet

Tuesday Mar 7

8 – Elizabeth: closing a shower curtain

11 – ?: pulling in a clothes line

2 – Jaimie: shopping cart

5 – ?: pushing open a gate

Wednesday Mar 8

8 – Felicia: weathervane

11 – Cameron: hangars on a clothing rack. YES! FACK!!! I had it. *weep*

2 – Lauren: car door opening or closing

5 – Tonya: credit card imprint machine

Thursday Mar 9

8 – Alice: self-inking date stamper

11 – Gina: using a hole puncher

2 – ?: removing security tag from clothing

5 – Jen: turnstile

Friday Mar 10

8 – ?: construction nail gun

11 – ?: gas nozzle being put back into the pump

2 – Lorraine: unlocking a deadbolt

5 – Anna: using a date stamp

Monday Mar 13

8 – ?: dialling a rotary phone

11 – Michael: closing a dishwasher

2 – ?: Slap Chop chopping vegetables

5 – Irene: can opener opening a can

Tuesday Mar 14

8 – Cassandra: 3 hole punch

11 – ?: amusement park turnstile

2 – Kelly: pulling the reclining chair’s lever

5 – Maria: coin slot on a washing machine

Wednesday Mar 15

8 – Andrea: stapler (she must be new!)

11 – ?: a shotgun

2 – Tammy: pricing items with a pricing gun

5 – Gavin: strapping in a ski boot

Thursday Mar 16

8 – Alicia: pulling down paper out of paper towel dispenser

11 – Jaclyn: punching a time clock

2 – Robin: putting a cassette into a tape recorder

5 – Tanya: ATM opening for a deposit

Friday Mar 17

8 – Tasha: opening a lever door, like an emergency exit

11 – ?: grabbing a newspaper out of a Metro news box

2 – Donna: opening a door’s latch

5 – Ashley: slide projector moving to the next slide

Monday Mar 20

8 – ?: slicing an apple

11 – Sue? a letter going through a postage machine

2 – Vicki: stamping machine

5 – Kelly: putting key card in hotel room door

Tuesday Mar 21

8 – David: cutting paper with scissors

11 – ?: pulling down and opening a lock on a locker

2 – Cindy: pulling down the lever on an old fashioned adding machine

5 – Alicia: hitting return on a typewriter

Wednesday Mar 22

8 – Charlene: opening a briefcase latch

11 – Bree: camera lens shutter

2 – Vicki: locking/unlocking car door

5 – Maureen: View Master shutter

Thursday Mar 23

8 – Melissa: opening a tool box

11 – Sharina: pulling up the handle on a suitcase with wheels YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!

2 – no play

5 – no play

Friday Mar 25

8 – Debbie: winding up a wind-up toy

11 – Julianne: egg timer

2 – Alece: undoing the back of a baseball cap YES!!!

5 – no play

Monday Mar 27

8 – Karen: paper cutter

11 – Neil: slamming a book closed

2 – “Brian”: umbrella opening up

5 – Leanne: opening/closing a door

Tuesday Mar 28

8 – Arlene: closing a cabinet drawer

11 – Brad: paper towel dispenser

2 – ?: opening a screen door and slams shut

5 – Brad: golf putting machine spitting a ball out

Wednesday Mar 29

8 – Susan: pulling the ball release on a pinball machine

11 – Brittany: electric security door unlocking after swiping the card

2 – Erin: locking/unlocking a deadbolt

5 – Stephanie: stepping on a garbage can and the lid going up

Thursday Mar 30

8 – Patty: cupboard door closing

11 – Maria: snapping shut a 3 ring binder

2 – Jessica: closing a tool box drawer

5 – Laura: spinning a foozball guy and it kicks the ball

Friday Mar 31

8 – Heather: pinball trigger

11 – ?: roller blinds

2 – Diana: mail postage machine

5 – Jennifer: spring loaded toilet paper roll

Monday April 3

8 – Sarah: tapping a pile of folders on a desktop to align them

11 – Rose: vacuum cleaner cord retracting

2 – Sheila: self inking stamp going down

5 – Colleen: sliding in a printer’s tray

Tuesday April 4

8 – ?: closing the hood of a car

11 – Catherine: printer roller hitting the paper

2 – Sarah: turnstile

5 – ?: pressing cancel button on a toaster

Wednesday April 5

8 – Nola: unlocking a washing machine

11 – Andrew: hitting a puck with a hockey stick

2 – Kelly: opening/closing of vending machine door flap

5 – Tanya: latch opening a safe after entering the combination

Thursday April 6

8 – Rebecca: pulling money out of an ATM

11 – Tessa: lifting the lid of a bread box

2 – Kelly: closing a bifold door

5 – Diana: hole puncher punching paper

Friday April 7

8 – Gina: closing a window

11 – vicki: slamming a phone book on a table

2 – Crystal: single chop with a knife on a wooden cutting board

5 – Jennifer: pulling paper towel from a dispenser

Monday April 10 

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11 – vicki: slamming phone book on a table

2 – Andrew: mousetrap slamming shut

5 – Simitra: adjusting a tall scale with a lever

Tuesday April 11

8 – McKenzie: skateboard going up a ramp

11 – ?: cash register opening

2 – Sarah: automatic car locks locking

5 – April: putting a pod in a Keurig coffee machine

Wednesday April 12

8 – Maureen: pulling on a Bee Mop handle

11 – ?: tool box latch closing

2 – Erica: closing the microwave’s door

5 – turning a door knob

Thursday April 13

8 – Lorraine: closing a freezer door

11 – Carole: opening an aluminum ladder

2 – Stella: slamming the sliding door of a minivan

5 – no guess, but jackpot upped to $20,000!

Monday April 17

8 – Pauline: folding up a chair

11 – Marabeth: putting a cassette tape into a player and pushing down

2 – Lorinda: pulling the divider on the sunroof

5 – Kerry: a clock ticking

Tuesday April 18

8 – ?: closet door closing

11 – Rob: slide projector

2 – Erica: pressing button to open microwave door

5 – Kelly:

Wednesday April 19 

8 – Tara: attaching dust pan to broom handle

11 – Eric: juke box changing records

2 – Angela: filing cabinet closing

5 – Cassidy: view master old toy

Thursday April 20

8 – Cindy: PieFace game

11 – Kim: diving board

2 – Gabrielle: locking cell phone

5 – ?: using a credit card imprinter

Friday April 21

8 – Melanie: paper towel dispenser

11 – ?: striking a match

2 – Lindsay: mail box door closing

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  • Diane Thurston

    Have you any guesses for sound #11 on 95.3 November 18th 2017 ?