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Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Men = 20%, women = 74%.

For purely selfish reasons, I'm glad it was this way round.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this the result of a survey or research? Are the two percentages linked to the 1 situation? Is there a 6% we need to find out about? Are your selfish reasons because you are a man? or do you gain in some way from the outcome?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this the result of a survey or research? reseach Are the two percentages linked to the 1 situation? yes Is there a 6% we need to find out about? no Are your selfish reasons because you are a man? no or do you gain in some way from the outcome? yes
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something like "20% of males and 74% of females do [insert thing here]"? Something like "20% of the people who do [insert thing here] are male and 74% are female?"? Or something else similar? something completely different? Is your gender relevant? If so, which one are you?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 6:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it something like "20% of males and 74% of females do [insert thing here]"? this is the closer option, but as the percentages are linked to a specific event perhaps 'did' would be a better word than 'do' Something like "20% of the people who do [insert thing here] are male and 74% are female?"? no Or something else similar? see above something completely different? see above Is your gender relevant? no If so, which one are you? irre, but I'm male
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: I perhaps ought to have said: 'women = 74%, men = 20%'
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Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008 - 7:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The event the percentages are linked to...
Did it take place in the last week? Month? Year? Five years? Twenty years? Century? Millennium?
Was it a world event? Is it tied to a particular place in the world? A particular country? A particular type of place (e.g. airports)?
Number of people involed: 1 (doesn't make much sense, but anyway)? 2-5? 6-10? 11-20? 21-50? 51-100? 101-1000? 1001-100 000? 100 000-10 000 000? More?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 7:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The event the percentages are linked to...
Did it take place in the last week? Month? Year? Five years? Twenty years? Century? yes Millennium?
Was it a world event? yes Is it tied to a particular place in the world? A particular country? A particular type of place (e.g. airports)? yes, but world famous
Number of people involed: 1 (doesn't make much sense, but anyway)? 2-5? 6-10? 11-20? 21-50? 51-100? 101-1000? 1001-100 000? this one 100 000-10 000 000? More?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 10:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

IS this something like for example 74% percent of British women watched Lady Diana's funeral while 20% of men did?

Or are the percentages more to do with actually taking part in the event?

Your gain from the percentages is it financial? or did you just gain enjoyment? satisfaction?

Have to ask this: Is sexual behaviour relevant?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

IS this something like for example 74% percent of British women watched Lady Diana's funeral while 20% of men did? no

Or are the percentages more to do with actually taking part in the event? the 74% and 20% make up part of the 100% and 100% of women and men involved in the event, does this help?

Your gain from the percentages is it financial? no or did you just gain enjoyment? no satisfaction? no

Have to ask this: Is sexual behaviour relevant? no
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 2:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: earlier I was asked whether the event was in the last Century. Well it was, but not by many years
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Geographic location of the event relevant? If so, A specific country? A specific city? Europe? America? Oceania? Africa? Asia? Antarctica?

Did the event take place in the last decade (1990-1999)? In the decade before that? Shot in the dark: Berlin wall relevant?

Is it a world event? Would I already know about it?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 4:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm think I am causing confusion, sorry. By 'in the last Century' I mean within the last 100 years, so sometime between 1908 and 2008, and it was towards the beginning of this time period

Geographic location of the event relevant? yes If so, A specific country? A specific city? Europe? somewhere between Europe and America America? Oceania? Africa? Asia? Antarctica?

Did the event take place in the last decade (1990-1999)? no, I hope the above clears up the time period a little In the decade before that? no Shot in the dark: Berlin wall relevant? no

Is it a world event? Would I already know about it? yes, very much so
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 1:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually we've already narrowed it down between 1908 and 1988 as the option 'twenty years?' was given... the clue that it happened "towards the beginning of this time period" suggests that it was pre-1950 which in turn suggests that you were not born when the event occured which bares some significance when attempting to determine how you benifited from this result...

So lets just check some of that:

Pre-1950?
Were you born when this event occured?
Your parents relevant? Your grandparents?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Saturday, June 21, 2008 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually we've already narrowed it down between 1908 and 1988 as the option 'twenty years?' was given... the clue that it happened "towards the beginning of this time period" suggests that it was pre-1950 which in turn suggests that you were not born when the event occured which bares some significance when attempting to determine how you benifited from this result...

So lets just check some of that:
Pre-1950? yes
Were you born when this event occured? no
Your parents relevant? yes, but... Your grandparents? ...yes, more relevant than me and my parents really.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 1:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Survivors of the titanic?

Your great grandmother was one of the 74% of women who made it to the lifeboats and survived. Therefore you benefitted by being born?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Survivors of the titanic? yes

Your great grandmother was one of the 74% of women who made it to the lifeboats and survived. no Therefore you benefitted by being born? but yes, being born was the benfit

You're basically there, so...

*****SPOILER*****

My great gradmother's fiance was one of the 80% of men who went down with the Titanic. If the ship hadn't sunk, she'd have probably married him and my great grandfather's luck would have been out.

So, as Peter365 rightly says, I benefitted by being born.


Thank you for taking part and sorry is was so quick.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was looking at a titanic website which has the full passenger manifest. There's even a little biopic of each person. Fascinating stuff.
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've looked at a few of those too, they are really interesting. I don't actually know the name of the man who could have married my great grandmother, but I'm sure my mother knows, so I might have a look at the biopic for him when I've found out.

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