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Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A Frenchman lies dead with a hole in his head.
Taken from a common urban myth, if you've heard it don't spoil too incredibly early.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, thanks a lot Stuccosalt. Now my puzzle statement is rhyming.
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In addition to the seven he was born with?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In addition to the seven he was born with?
Precisely.
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hole in the head the cause of death? related to the cause of death? Was it put there before he died? after he died?

Does this take place in France? If not, is it relevant where?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trephaning relevant? a bullet would?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*wound
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seven? I thought it was five. Never mind.

Relevant that he's French? Anything else about him relevant?

Did the hole kill him? Where was the whole - the back of head? On top of the head? On his forehead? On any other part?

Was it a stab wound? A gunshot wound? Was it self-inflicted?

Is the death suicide? manslaughter? accident? murder?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Johanna (Buzzard) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:14 pm:


Was the hole in the head the cause of death? Yes. related to the cause of death? Was it put there before he died? after he died?

Does this take place in France? Yes. If not, is it relevant where?

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:15 pm:


Trephaning relevant? Nope. a bullet would? no.

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:16 pm:


*wound Not that either. :)

By Ed Mason (Logician) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:18 pm:


Seven? I thought it was five. Never mind. Ears.

Relevant that he's French? Yes. Anything else about him relevant? Nothing you don't know.

Did the hole kill him? Yesish. Where was the whole - the back of head? Hereish.On top of the head? Here. On his forehead? On any other part?

Was it a stab wound? No. A gunshot wound? No.Was it self-inflicted? No.

Is the death suicide? No.manslaughter? No.accident? Yes. murder? No.
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A tree fell on him?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with the Revolution? Madame Guillotine? (that would create a hole in the head!)
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:56 pm:


A tree fell on him? No.

By Tricia Harvey (Trixie) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:59 pm:


Anything to do with the Revolution? No. Well, very little.Madame Guillotine? (that would create a hole in the head!) Nope. Dang.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This hole: was it made by some other person? if so, with some kind of weapon? or did he merely fall on some object? or have some object fall on him?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a particular time period relevant?
Was the man himself the cause of the accident?
Anyone else relevant? They also French?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey John! Great to see you. How's it going? Do you have finals this year?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this a Darwin Award type incident?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:56 pm:


This hole: was it made by some other person? Yesish. if so, with some kind of weapon? No. or did he merely fall on some object? No. or have some object fall on him? Yes.

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 03:49 pm:


Is there a particular time period relevant? It can be a wide range of years.
Was the man himself the cause of the accident? No.
Anyone else relevant? Yes. They also French? Irrel, but probably.

By Lynne (Lynne) on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 04:45 pm:


Was this a Darwin Award type incident? Sadly, no.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hole caused by a spear?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 7:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hole caused by a spear?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 07:16 pm:


Was the hole caused by a spear? No.

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 07:16 pm:


Was the hole caused by a spear? Let me check...nope, still no. ;)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hole caused by a spear?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just kidding
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:40 pm:


Was the hole caused by a spear? YES!

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 10:40 pm:


just kidding Me too.
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 6:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something fell on him: was it bigger than a computer mouse? bigger than an ordinary domestic cat? bigger than a chair? was it alive? did it fall about 1 metre? shorter? longer? out of the sky?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Friday, April 22, 2005 - 06:44 am:


Something fell on him: was it bigger than a computer mouse?No. bigger than an ordinary domestic cat? bigger than a chair? was it alive? No. did it fall about 1 metre? shorter? longer?Longer. out of the sky? Yesish.
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it a arrow ?
was he shot in the head with an arrow ?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know! I know! Check email. :O
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:48 am:


was it a arrow ? Nope.
was he shot in the head with an arrow ?

By Lynne (Lynne) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 04:53 pm:


I know! I know! Check email. Okay.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Kapil Kapur (Dinkie) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:48 am:


was it a arrow ? Nope.
was he shot in the head with an arrow ?

By Lynne (Lynne) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 04:53 pm:


I know! I know! Check email.
100% correct Lynne. Let that be an example to the rest of you. :P
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 1:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it cold?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not especially.
Jens Weber (Sundowner)
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the hole go (almost) through his head? did the object go through the head? enter the head on the top? pass through the brain? exit the head somewhere in the lower part?
Was the object thrown by somebody? dropped accidentally? thrown away as garbage? did it fall off some other object?
Did the object mainly travel by means of gravitation? was it launched, fired, or otherwise put on its way with the help of some device? did it have its own propulsion?
Was the object solid anorganic matter? organic matter? a living being? a frozen liquid? a frozen gas?
Are (or were) such objects falling from sky a common danger in France? elsewhere in the world?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Jens Weber (Sundowner) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 04:57 pm:


Did the hole go (almost) through his head? Probably not. did the object go through the head?No. enter the head on the top? Yes.pass through the brain? Yes. exit the head somewhere in the lower part? Possibly, not probably.
Was the object thrown by somebody? noish.dropped accidentally? Noish. thrown away as garbage? No. did it fall off some other object? Noish.
Did the object mainly travel by means of gravitation? Yes. was it launched, fired, or otherwise put on its way with the help of some device? No. did it have its own propulsion? No.
Was the object solid anorganic matter? yes.organic matter? a living being? a frozen liquid? a frozen gas? No to rest.
Are (or were) such objects falling from sky a common danger in France? No. Let's hope not. :) elsewhere in the world? No.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No-ish to "dropped accidentally"...so: dropped on purpose?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Check email, please
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 11:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes indeed, Rabrab. Who's still working on it?
Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47)
Posted on Monday, May 02, 2005 - 5:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it be fruitful to find out when he died?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No.
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 5:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Eliot. Does said frenchman's death involve the Eifell Tower perhaps?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 05:24 pm:


Hi Eliot. Hello. Does said frenchman's death involve the Eifell Tower perhaps? Yes indeed. Care to $poi1?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2005 - 3:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sure :). I take it that someone dropped a coin from the top of the Eifel Tower. This coin would accelerate due to gravity to impact on some poor frenchman's head, killing him.

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