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Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 5:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike didn't do it. He was criticized. Joe did it once. He was lauded. John did it twice. He got in trouble. Explain.
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are Mike, Joe and John all human, adult and male?

Do all the "it"s refer to the same action? Do all the "he"s refer to the man mentioned before?

Did they all do/not do it in the order stated (ie Mike didn't do it, then Joe did it, then John did it twice)?

If Mike had done it, would he have been lauded? If Joe hadn't, would he have been criticised? If John had done it once, would he still have got in trouble? Criticised? Lauded? If either of the others had done it twice, would they have got in trouble?

Was John in trouble with the law? With an authority figure?

Did Mike actively choose not to do it? Did he get the opportunity to do it and turned it down? Did it ever occur to him to do it? Could he have physically done it had he wanted to? Is it relevant why he didn't?

Is it relevant why John did it twice?

Does doing "it" take less than 5 minutes? 5-15? 15-30? 30-an hour? Less than 5 hours? More than a day? Is it a specific action? Does it require specific equipment? Can anyone do it? Men and women? Children? Someone in a wheelchair? Is it done for fun? Out of necessity? Is it illegal?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 5:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are Mike, Joe and John all human, adult and male? human, adult, and presumably male, although it would work if they were female.

Do all the "it"s refer to the same action? Do all the "he"s refer to the man mentioned before? yes to both

Did they all do/not do it in the order stated (ie Mike didn't do it, then Joe did it, then John did it twice)? irr

If Mike had done it, would he have been lauded? probably If Joe hadn't, would he have been criticised? probably If John had done it once, would he still have got in trouble? no Criticised? no Lauded? probably If either of the others had done it twice, would they have got in trouble? yes

Was John in trouble with the law? yes With an authority figure? maybe

Did Mike actively choose not to do it? yes Did he get the opportunity to do it and turned it down? probably Did it ever occur to him to do it? probably Could he have physically done it had he wanted to? yes Is it relevant why he didn't? no

Is it relevant why John did it twice? no

Does doing "it" take less than 5 minutes? 5-15? 15-30? 30-an hour? Less than 5 hours? More than a day? actually doing it doesn't take too long, but don't assume too much Is it a specific action? yes Does it require specific equipment? yes-ish Can anyone do it? In theory yes, however, certain people are not allowed Men and women? in most places, either both or neither, however in certain places only men can Children? for the most part, no Someone in a wheelchair? yes Is it done for fun? no Out of necessity? probably not Is it illegal? yope
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 6:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed
Jenny (Jenny)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Involve getting married or proposing?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Involve getting married or proposing? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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If you are allowed to do it and are physically capable of doing so, are you expected to? Legally obliged to? Is whether or not you are allowed to do it determined primarily by where you live? Do different places have different laws on the subject?

Does one do the thing alone? With one other person? More? Does doing the action have long-lasting effects?

Could John have done something between doing it and doing it for the second time that would have meant he didn't get into trouble? Is it possible to undo it?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
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Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you are allowed to do it and are physically capable of doing so, are you expected to? by some standards Legally obliged to? no Is whether or not you are allowed to do it determined primarily by where you live? yope Do different places have different laws on the subject? yes

Does one do the thing alone? this one With one other person? More? Does doing the action have long-lasting effects? yes

Could John have done something between doing it and doing it for the second time that would have meant he didn't get into trouble? aside from waiting and doing it at another time, no Is it possible to undo it? no
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is voting relevant?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, July 11, 2008 - 3:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve bravery? Stupidity? The military? Sports? A profession?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know what happened to the host of this puzzle, but I sent in the correct answer by email a while back. So to keep people from going down the wrong track, I will say that the answer to Damia's question is yes, and that should $poil it.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah. I was thinking it could also apply to enlisting in the army in the 1800s, when you got a bounty for joining up. Some men would enlist, desert, and enlist again repeatedly.

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