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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 - 9:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because they did it, he reasoned he could do it too.
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Could he really? Did he die when trying to do so?

Batman involved? Superman?
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Does this involve a little boy trying to do a split?
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Could he really? Yes. Did he die when trying to do so? No.

Batman involved? Superman? No to all.

Does this involve a little boy trying to do a split? No.
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They = a group of people? H? A?

He = H? A? M?

Is he of sound mind? Sound body?
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They = a group of people? H? A? Not human. Irrel. whether "adult" or not.

He = H? A? M? Yes.

Is he of sound mind? Sound body? Yes to both.
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Are they animals? Cartoons?
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Are they animals? This one. Cartoons?
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Mammals?
Reptiles?
Ava?
Amphibians?
Something else?
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Bats, maybe?
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Mammals?
Reptiles?
Ava? Aves, you mean? Birds? No.
Amphibians?
Something else? This one.

Bats, maybe? No.
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Insects?
Fish?

Is he some sort of inventor?
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Insects?
Fish? This one.

Is he some sort of inventor? The actual person this story is about was an inventor of sorts, but that's totally irrelevant to the puzzle.
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Because the fish did something, he reasoned he could do it too, correct?

Was the something related to swimming? Breathing?
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Related to getting from one particular place to another? Hunting? Colors/camoflage?
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Because the fish did something, he reasoned he could do it too, correct? Yes.

Was the something related to swimming? Breathing? None of these.

Related to getting from one particular place to another? Hunting? Colors/camoflage? None of these.
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Particular species of fish relevant? Angler fish? Mudskipper?
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Particular species of fish relevant? No. Angler fish? Mudskipper?
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Did it relate to something the fish could do? Or rather their physical features (such as e.g. luminescence)?

Can any fish do it?
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Did it relate to something the fish could do? Yesish, but beware of a possible FA. Or rather their physical features (such as e.g. luminescence)?

Can any fish do it? Irrel.
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Did he need some aids to do it?

Did it help him somehow? In his work? Did it help others?

Does it involve technology?
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Did he need some aids to do it? Noish.

Did it help him somehow? Please rephrase. In his work? Did it help others? No or noish to all.

Does it involve technology? No.
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Because the fish were capable of seeing in two different directions at once, he figured that he could, as well?
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Because the fish were capable of seeing in two different directions at once, he figured that he could, as well? No.
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Is it an action fish do? An ability? Something fish don't do?
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Is it an action fish do? This is closest. An ability? Something fish don't do?
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HINT: Explore different meanings of the puzzle statement. You seem to have a bit of an FA in your current interpretation.
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Did the fish's action give him an idea for a creation of some sort?

Also, just in case, since it hasn't been asked, he(1) = he(2)?
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Oh, and does the title of this puzzle have any sort of double meaning?
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Did the fish's action give him an idea for a creation of some sort? No.

Also, just in case, since it hasn't been asked, he(1) = he(2)? Yes.

Oh, and does the title of this puzzle have any sort of double meaning? No, not at all.

The solution is actually really simple. I thought it would have been guessed by now. I'll give more hints if necessary.
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Did he reason that, because they did it, he could do it, also?

Did he, because they did, reason that he could also do it?

Did, because they, he, did, reason he could also, it?

Because did it they, he also reason could do it, he?

Because it was done by them, he reasoned that it could be done by him?

(1)If they can do it, then I can do it.
(2)They did it.
(3)Therefore, I can do it.

If they didn't do it, would he reason that he couldn't do it?

Did he know that they did it?
Did they actually do it?
If it was done by them, would it also eventually be done by him?
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Did he reason that, because they did it, he could do it, also? Yes.

Did he, because they did, reason that he could also do it? Yesish.

Did, because they, he, did, reason he could also, it? PLEASE clarify.

Because did it they, he also reason could do it, he? No, it's not THAT complicated.

Because it was done by them, he reasoned that it could be done by him? Yope.

(1)If they can do it, then I can do it.
(2)They did it.
(3)Therefore, I can do it. Essentially, but you're really going around in circles here.

If they didn't do it, would he reason that he couldn't do it?

Did he know that they did it? Yes.
Did they actually do it? Yes.
If it was done by them, would it also eventually be done by him? Yesish, but I don't fully understand the question here.

You're going about it the wrong way. The solution is actually really simple. Think about something fish and people both do.
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You said to explore different meanings of the puzzle statement. Those are all the different interpretations my feeble mind can conjure.

Is it swimming? Breathing? Looking? Seeing? Tasting? Eating? Jumping? Flying? Diving? Swimming? Doing a barrel roll? Getting caught? Flopping around? Smelling? Stretching? Swimming?
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Is it swimming? Breathing? Looking? Seeing? Tasting? Eating? This one, but something in particular about it. Jumping? Flying? Diving? Swimming? Doing a barrel roll? Getting caught? Flopping around? Smelling? Stretching? Swimming?
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Eating things that are larger than oneself?
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Eating something in particular? Eating at a certain time? Eating under certain conditions? Eating in a certain place? Eating in a certain manner? Doing something that involves eating things? Eating things that involves doing something? Some special aspect of eating?
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Eating things that are larger than oneself? No.

Eating something in particular? Yesish. Eating at a certain time? Eating under certain conditions? Eating in a certain place? Eating in a certain manner? Doing something that involves eating things? Eating things that involves doing something? Some special aspect of eating? No or noish to rest.
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hmm... Eating a small thing? or wait... Eating it's own kind?
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hmm... Eating a small thing? or wait... Eating it's own kind? Not quite, but OTRT.
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This has been dead for a while, and you guys are pretty close anyway, so I'm going to go ahead and post the

*********************SPOILER*********************

This is actually an old anecdote that's sometimes told about Benjamin Franklin. Apparently, Franklin was a vegetarian for a time because he had moral qualms about eating animals. However, one time he was on an ocean voyage, and the sailors had caught some fish that he really wanted to eat. He wasn't sure if he should, though, but then he remembered that when the sailors had been cutting up the fish, they'd seen small fish inside the big fish. Thus, he felt justified in eating the fish, as he reasoned that if fish ate fish, so could he.

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