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capstinence



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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2005 3:03 pm    Post subject: A New Challenge Reply with quote

Let's do the puzzle where a scenario is given and then everyone asks yes or no questions to determine what really happened. Since I know most people have played these as kids, and thus probably know most of the answers to the common ones, I'll start with a really tough one that my father used when I was young:

A bell rang, a man died, and a bell rang. What happened?

No need to white your answers, as the collection of knowledge will be what is needed to solve the riddle.
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Michael Chu



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the second bell the same as the first bell (same sound)?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, same sound.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the events happen immediately following each other?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The events happened in that sequence, yes. Though not necessarily immediately after one another.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the first bell signal the cause of the man's death? (for example, was it rung to warn the man of the thing that would kill him)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the man the victim of homocide or suicide? That is, did a human delibrately or not, have a direct cause to this man's death?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A human did not directly have anything to do with the man's death.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the man die of some form of overexertion such as heart attack, dehydration, exposure, etc. (For example, if he was involved in a race and then died due to a physical condition resulting from his activity?)
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Very nice question.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the man's death related to a sporting event or competition?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the sound cause the man to perform the action that led to his death?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which sound?
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