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Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He was given tenfold the intended amount and the mistake could not be undone.
Noobdogg (Noobdogg)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = h? a?

Was the amount in question to do with money? or some other tangible commodity?

Title relevant? Bunk = bank?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He = h? Yes a? No

Was the amount in question to do with money? This one or some other tangible commodity?

Title relevant? Yes, to a degree Bunk = bank? No
Noobdogg (Noobdogg)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bunk as in:
Bunkbed? Bunkmate?
To play truant?

So a young boy was given 10 times the amount of money he was supposed to receive, and this mistake could not be corrected. Yeah?

Is this real money? Or monopoly / other game related?

Was the error due to giving him a wrong denomination of currency?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bunk as in:
Bunkbed? This one. Good! Bunkmate?
To play truant?

So a young boy was given 10 times the amount of money he was supposed to receive Yes!, and this mistake could not be corrected. Yeah? Yes!

Is this real money? This one Or monopoly / other game related?

Was the error due to giving him a wrong denomination of currency? Yes! Excellent! But can you figure out why the money was given to him in the first place?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And for bonus points, can you figure out how the mistake was made?
Noobdogg (Noobdogg)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he assigned the wrong bunkbed in a camp?
(Hmm but why would he be paid for that lol)

Was the money exchanged during a negotiation as to who sleeps on the upper bunk?

Did the person who gave him the money realise their mistake? Relevant who this person is? H? a? m?

If they did realize, was the reason behind them being unable to take the money back a verbal promise? an interpretation of something they agreed on?

btw enjoying the quick answers :-D
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he assigned the wrong bunkbed in a camp? No
(Hmm but why would he be paid for that lol)

Was the money exchanged during a negotiation as to who sleeps on the upper bunk? No

Did the person who gave him the money realise their mistake? No, not at the time Relevant who this person is? Yes H? Yes a? Yes m? In this case, yes

If they did realize, was the reason behind them being unable to take the money back a verbal promise? No an interpretation of something they agreed on? No

btw enjoying the quick answers :-D Thanks. But it's now past 1:00 AM Pacific time in the U.S. (i.e., it's bedtime!), so the answers will now have to wait a bit ;-)
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 10:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he given money to do with the bunk bed? to get into it? to stay in it? to look after the person in the other bunk? is it relevant who else was in the bunk bed?

do we need to know what denomination was given to him? was he on a school trip? or was he with family? or at a camp?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he given money to do with the bunk bed? Not directly, no to get into it? No to stay in it? No to look after the person in the other bunk? No is it relevant who else was in the bunk bed? No. The fact that it was a bunk bed (as opposed to a regular bed) is irrelevant (except that it helped make a clever puzzle title ;-)

do we need to know what denomination was given to him? Not necessarily, but could help determine original intent was he on a school trip? No or was he with family? Yes or at a camp? No
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 3:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would this puzzle work with something else than a bed? Could it have been a sofa? or a chair? Is it relevant how old he is? Would the puzzle work if it was a girl?

Was it a person that gave him the money?

The reason why he didn't have to give it back;
was it moral? (like an adult saying 'here's some money for your piggy bank' and didn't feel it was appropriate to take it back)
legal?
practical?
other?
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Mike - found it and couldn't resist, eh? (: Good to see you.

Any fairies relevant, perchance?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

@Eli:
Would this puzzle work with something else than a bed? No, not really Could it have been a sofa? No or a chair? No Is it relevant how old he is? Yesish Would the puzzle work if it was a girl? Yes

Was it a person that gave him the money? Technically yes, but...

The reason why he didn't have to give it back;
was it moral? (like an adult saying 'here's some money for your piggy bank' and didn't feel it was appropriate to take it back) No
legal? No
practical? No
other? Yes

@Bodo:
Yes, couldn't resist!

Any fairies relevant, perchance? Yes! Excellent!
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 4:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SPOILER!

I think we're close enough here, so I'll wrap it up.

My son lost two teeth in one day. The customary Tooth Fairy compensation in our household was $5.00 (despite vicious opposition from the Tooth Fairies Union Local 209). Late that night as my wife and I were retiring, she realized that the Tooth Fairy had not performed her duties yet, and asked me to go grab $10 from her purse and make the exchange.

In the darkness of the living room, I fumbled around in her purse and grabbed a ten dollar bill (or so I thought) and then groped around under my son's pillow for the teeth (which is difficult on an upper bunk, I might add -- Tooth Fairies should get extra combat pay for that) and made the exchange.

In the morning, my son comes running upstairs, yelling "National Treasure! National Treasure!" We had recently watched the movie National Treasure as a family, and my son recognized the back of the $100 bill from scenes in the movie. It was therefore impossible to do the $10/$100 switcheroo sleight-of-hand, because he would've noticed the change.

Thanks for participating in my first puzzle! Hope it wasn't too lame!
Bodo (Bodo)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 4:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That could be setting a very expensive precedent there. My kids only get $1. And how is it with twins? Did they lose 'em around the same time?
Elness (Elness)
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Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That could be setting a very expensive precedent there. My kids only get $1. And how is it with twins? Did they lose 'em around the same time?

We explained to him that the international Tooth Fairy rules allowed for a once-in-a-lifetime $100 disbursement for a single-day multi-tooth loss, so that even if he later lost his entire mouthful of teeth in a day, the $100 thing is done and over. This was for our third son.

Our older two sons, the twins, were long past the Tooth Fairy stage, and thought the whole thing was rather unfair. Fortunately, they could not provide evidence of any prior single-day multi-tooth losses for themselves, so all appeals for cash settlements with accrued interest were summarily dismissed.

Our fourth and youngest son later ended up losing two teeth in a single day as well, and was similarly rewarded (ouch!). That original gaffe ended up being quite an expensive affair. And yet still I find myself playing the Tooth Fairy role -- my incompetence has not provided any relief in that respect.
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 1:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haha... Nice one!! :-)

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