What I have tried that doesn't work

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What I have tried that doesn't work

Like the Earth Key, I'm going back to square one on this one and documenting things I did that didn't work.

Let me know what hasn't worked for you !



This is what is written on the sides of the can, barely visible

We all tried that, it doesn't work.

The graphic in the background is the painting Death of Julius Caesar.  So thought caesar cipher.

  • Tried all 26 rotations - nothing
  • removed spaces, all 26 - nothing
  • Reversed, with/without spaces, all 26 - nothing

Li Bai Poem

Line 1: At the Yellow Crane Tower, my friend, to the west you said goodbye;

  • as is - nothing
  • remove semi colon at end - nothing
  • no punctuation - nothing
  • no spaces - nothing
  • ALL CAPS for all above - nothing

Line 2: In this misty, flowery glorious spring, downstream for Yangzhou you ply.

  • same as above - nothing

Line 3: A speck, a silhouette, your solitary sail, toward the verdant hills receding, till

  • save as above - nothing

Line 4: My eyes but descry the grand Long River, rolling to the verge of the sky.

  • same as above - nothing

Title: Seeing off Meng Haoran for Guangling at Yellow Crane Tower

  •  same as above - nothing

Lia Bai Poem - Chinese -> morse code

Chinese morse code turns chinese characters into 4 digit numbers.  The codebook to do that is here

Title: 黄鹤楼送孟浩然之广陵​
Morse: 7806 7729 2869 6623 1322 3185 3544 0037 7117

  • with/without spaces - nothing
  • convert to hex - nothing

Line 1: 烟花三月下扬州​
Morse: 2399 0086 6007 6588 2806 7729 2869

  • same as above - nothing

Line 2: 烟花三月下扬州
Morse: 3533 5363 0005 2588 0007 2254 1558

  • same as above - nothing

Line 3: 孤帆远影碧空尽​
Morse: 1324 1581 6678 1758 4310 4500 4147

  • same as above - nothing

Line 4: 唯见长江天际流
Morse: 0787 6015 7022 3068 1131 7139 3177



Li Bai poem - Wikipedia version

My old friends said goodbye to the west, here at Yellow Crane Tower,
In the third month's cloud of willow blossoms, he's going down to Yangzhou.
The lonely sail is a distant shadow, on the edge of a blue emptiness,
All I see is the Yangtze River flow to the far horizon.

  • line as is - nothing
  • line without end punctuation - nothing
  • line without any punctuation - nothing
  • line without spaces - nothing

Isn't there a picture of the Yellow Crane Tower on the can? And the top symbol on the left is for Yangzhou University. The last thing Julius Caeser said was " Et tu, Brute?" meaning and you Brutus. Brutus was his close friend and one of the head conspirators in Caesers murder, it is said that Brutus was crying as he plunged his dagger into Caeser.  The Rabbit could mean year of the rabbit..... this is just the brainstorming/ minimal research I've done.