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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was stolen, so no one took it.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a tangible object? Was it stolen from someone? Somewhere? Did no one take it because they knew it had been previously stolen? Like no one buying a stolen car from an auto dealership?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a tangible object? Yes. Was it stolen from someone? Somewhere? Yope to this. Did no one take it because they knew it had been previously stolen? Yope. Like no one buying a stolen car from an auto dealership? Not like this.
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Took it: Bought it? Rented it? Accepted it as a gift? Picked it up when it lay around?

Stolen: The object of a crime which includes taking away a thing you don't own without the consent of the possessor? Plagiarised?

Did somebody offer it? If so: The thief? Someone who knew it was stolen?

Were there other similar things? And someone took these things?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Took it: Bought it? Rented it? Accepted it as a gift? Picked it up when it lay around? This is closest, bt not that close.

Stolen: The object of a crime which includes taking away a thing you don't own without the consent of the possessor? This. Plagiarised?

Did somebody offer it? If so: The thief? Someone who knew it was stolen? No to all.

Were there other similar things? Yes, earlier. And someone took these things? Yes.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object valuable? Rare? Is it larger than a house? Room? Refrigerator? Toaster? Baseball? Mouse? Hair?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object valuable? Not particularly. Rare? No. Is it larger than a house? Room? Refrigerator? Toaster? A few times larger than a toaster. Baseball? Mouse? Hair?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the item electronic? Well-known? Is it typically found indoors?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the item electronic? No. Well-known? Yes. Is it typically found indoors? It can just as well be outdoors.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there writing on the item? Does it contain something? Is it a sign?
Markobr (Markobr)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There were similar things earlier: Is there always only one thing of this kind at a time? Only one available for taking? Only one at a certain place? Were there similar things later?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There were similar things earlier: Is there always only one thing of this kind at a time? Yes. Only one available for taking? And consequently, this. Only one at a certain place? Correct. Were there similar things later? Irr.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: were they plastic pink lawn flamingoes? (And you missed my questions up there.)
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there writing on the item? Yes. Does it contain something? Sometimes. Is it a sign? No.

Wild guess: were they plastic pink lawn flamingoes? No. (And you missed my questions up there.) Oops, fixed.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the item be found in a public building? Private?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the item be found in a public building? Private? Both.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it be found in a bathroom? Kitchen? Is it a cabinet? Is it made of metal? Wood? Plastic? Plaster? Wax? Paper? Cardboard? Stone?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it be found in a bathroom? Possibly. Kitchen? Possibly. Is it a cabinet? No. Is it made of metal? Wood? Plastic? Any of the above, metal or plastic being the most common ones. Plaster? Wax? Paper? Cardboard? Stone? No to the rest.
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Might someone take it with them from place to place?
Like a wheelchair?
Or does it usually stay where it is?
Danielm2168 (Danielm2168)
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Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

random thought: Is "it" something that has "this object was stolen from somewhere" on it? for example some bank pens have "this pen was stolen from abc bank" wrote on them.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

random thought: Is "it" something that has "this object was stolen from somewhere" on it? Yes! Well done! for example some bank pens have "this pen was stolen from abc bank" wrote on them.

Since you've figured out the lateral part, I'm posting the
***SPOILER***

Where my father grew up, there was a small mill serving the farms around the village. Many people would walk past the mill on their way to school or work, and the mill's only bucket was snatched regularly.
Marking it with "Mill" or "Belongs to the mill" didn't help. The village was known for its many pranksters and jokesters, and "stealing the bucket form the mill" had evolved into somewhat of a local sport amongst them.
But when the latest bucket was marked "Stolen from the mill", it became an instant celebrity and was never stolen again. The villagers, with their great sense of humor, found it funnier not to steal that particular bucket.
Thanks for playing!

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