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A man died because of a geometric solid. Why?
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A man = HAM? Did he really die (i.e., lost his life)? Was he killed by the geometric solid? Was he murdered? Other people involved or relevant? Solid as in neither liquid nor gaseous?
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Geometric solid: a real object whose shape is geometrically defined (e.g. a dice, which has the shape of a cube)? Or an object whose name is the also the name of a geometric solid?

Cube? Sphere? Cylinder? Cone?
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A man = HAM? Yes
Did he really die (i.e., lost his life)? Yes
Was he killed by the geometric solid? Yes-ish, only indirectly
Was he murdered? Yes with a small ish
Other people involved or relevant? Yes
Solid as in neither liquid nor gaseous? not exactly the definition I was going for, see below

Geometric solid: a real object whose shape is geometrically defined (e.g. a dice, which has the shape of a cube)? One might have been involved, but that's actually irrelevant
Or an object whose name is the also the name of a geometric solid? Not sure I understand what you mean. There is a specific geometric solid in mind, but whether or not there was an actual object involved is irrelevant

Cube? Sphere? Cylinder? Cone? Not any of these, but yes, along these lines
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Was he shot? poisoned? stabbed? suffocated? forced to fall from a great heigth? (Isn't there a LTPF list of way to murder s.o.? :-)

Relevant his age? profession? country of residence? nationality?

Other relevant people: how many, 1? 2? 3? LTPF list of integers? Relevant their sex? their age? their profession? their country of residence? nationality?
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Was he shot? poisoned? stabbed? suffocated? forced to fall from a great heigth? (Isn't there a LTPF list of way to murder s.o.? :-) I believe there is such a list. He was drowned.

Relevant his age? no profession? yes-ish
country of residence? yes
nationality? yes-ish

Other relevant people: how many, 1? 2? 3? LTPF list of integers? Ultimately, I think there are a couple-hundred people involved. Specifically relevant might be three or so. (Is there an LTPF list of integers? I'd like to see that list! ;)
Relevant their sex? no their age? no
their profession? yes-ish
their country of residence? yes
nationality? yes-ish
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Did this happen in sea? in a lake? in a river? in a pool? in a bathtub? elsewhere?

Was he alone when he was drowned? Did he fall from a boat/ship/other aquatic vehicle?

Did this happen in the US? Or in the LTPF list of continents?
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Solid: toroid? Prism? Polyhedron? Was he murdered? Was the solid implicated in the: death? Motive? Circumstances? Archimedes relevant?
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Did this happen in sea? I believe this, although somewhat irrelevant in a lake? in a river? in a pool? in a bathtub? elsewhere?

Was he alone when he was drowned? no
Did he fall from a boat/ship/other aquatic vehicle? perhaps, yes, DOYD of "fall"

Did this happen in the US? Or in the LTPF list of continents? Europe

Solid: toroid? Prism? Polyhedron? this Was he murdered? yes, with a small ish
Was the solid implicated in the: death? yope Motive? yes Circumstances? yes, I think, although this seems vague
Archimedes relevant? no, but OTRT
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Was it a pyramid? Did he jump? Was it suicide?
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Was it a pyramid? Did he jump? Was it suicide?
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Was it a pyramid? no
Did he jump? no
Was it suicide? no, it was definitely more akin to murder
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Was the solid large? Small? Was it an octahedron? Dodecahedron? Isocahedron? Tetrahedron? Was it a die? A loaded die?
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Was the solid large? Small? irrel
Was it an octahedron? Dodecahedron? this
Isocahedron? Tetrahedron? Was it a die? no A loaded die?
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Oh no, I thought the die sounded really good!

So (interpreting the earlier answers) the situation involved the concept of a dodecahedron, not a real physical object that was in the shape of one?
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Oh no, I thought the die sounded really good! Yeah, I thought of that answer when I came up with this, and thought, maybe I could have two answers!

So (interpreting the earlier answers) the situation involved the concept of a dodecahedron, not a real physical object that was in the shape of one? exactly!
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Is the time period relevant? If so, [LTPF list of centuries]? Is the country on [LTPF list of continents]?
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So it wasn't a solid object attached to his neck in order to force his drowning? I make dodecahedrons out of old Christmas cards.
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Were some people arguing over the geometric properties of a dodecahedron? such as what its angles are? or how many vertices it has?
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Is the time period relevant? If so, [LTPF list of centuries]? Is the country on [LTPF list of continents]? Greece, circa 500's BC

So it wasn't a solid object attached to his neck in order to force his drowning? nope
I make dodecahedrons out of old Christmas cards. Sounds neat. You don't drown people with them, do you? ;)

Were some people arguing over the geometric properties of a dodecahedron? no
such as what its angles are? or how many vertices it has? no to both
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Had the idea of a dodecahedron just been discovered? Any other Platonic solids relevant?
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Is this a real story? Was he intentionally drowned or was it an accident? Was he in the middle of an experiment? If he was, was this experiment a pretext for murder? The "concept of a dodecahedron" relevant? Could (the concept of) a cube be used for the same purpose? Of a sphere? Could the same happen in the 21st century in the North Sea? Was the event happening during a battle/war? Is this relevant?
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Had the idea of a dodecahedron just been discovered? yes!
Any other Platonic solids relevant? no

Is this a real story? yes, or supposedly. I don't think it's been historically validated in full
Was he intentionally drowned or was it an accident? intentional
Was he in the middle of an experiment? no
If he was, was this experiment a pretext for murder?
The "concept of a dodecahedron" relevant? only in that it had been just discovered
Could (the concept of) a cube be used for the same purpose? Of a sphere? only if it had just been discovered (which seems unlikely for either of these)
Could the same happen in the 21st century in the North Sea? well, something similar COULD happen, but there are historical events relevant here
Was the event happening during a battle/war? no, or irrel Is this relevant? no
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Is the dead guy's profession relevant? Was he a mathematician? Philosopher? Is the killer a mathematician? Philosopher? Is there just one killer? More than one? HAM? HAF?
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Did he invented the idea of a dodecahedron? Was it (the idea) considered by some (the murderer(s) included) to be impious? immoral? Was it a murder in the common sense or was it a killing performed by authorities? Did he / they kill him because of envy? In order to say that the idea of the dodecahedron came to him / them?
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Is the dead guy's profession relevant? yes, small ish
Was he a mathematician? Philosopher? both!
Is the killer a mathematician? Philosopher? both again!
Is there just one killer? More than one? this I believe
HAM? HAF? HA, probably M, could have been a F around

Did he invented the idea of a dodecahedron? no, or probably not (but it's possible)
Was it (the idea) considered by some (the murderer(s) included) to be impious? no immoral? no
Was it a murder in the common sense or was it a killing performed by authorities? not sure the correct answer exactly, but "authorities" were involved in at least some sense, definitely more than your average murder
Did he / they kill him because of envy? no
In order to say that the idea of the dodecahedron came to him / them? no
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Were they in a fight over the idea of the dodecahedron? Which one of them came up with it?
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Were they in a fight over the idea of the dodecahedron? not exactly
Which one of them came up with it? no
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Are they other people also mathematicians? Philosophers? Government officials? Is the man executed? Wrongfully?
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Are they other people also mathematicians? Philosophers? yes, both!
Government officials? no
Is the man executed? not exactly, but it had that sort of flavor to it
Wrongfully? Most of us would think so, but it would have been debatable for those involved...
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Were the authorities actively involved with his death? Only the mathematicians/philosophers?
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Were the authorities actively involved with his death? no, although DOYD of "authorities"
Only the mathematicians/philosophers? yes
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So...were the mathemalosophers arguing? Over the idea of a dodecahedron? Is any property of a dodecahedron relevant? That it is a Platonic solid? Are any other geometric shapes relevant?
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So...were the mathemalosophers arguing? haha. not exactly
Over the idea of a dodecahedron? no
Is any property of a dodecahedron relevant? That it is a Platonic solid? Are any other geometric shapes relevant? no to these, the only thing of importance is that the dodecahedron was just discovered.
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Were they arguing over a certain potential use of a dodecahedron? Related to ships? To philosophy?
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Were they arguing over a certain potential use of a dodecahedron? noish
Related to ships? no
To philosophy? yes-ish, it is somewhat important that they thought that math and philosophy were somehow intertwined
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Plato's theory of ideals relevant? (Philosophy major...I kinda have to know this stuff.)
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Plato's theory of ideals relevant? (Philosophy major...I kinda have to know this stuff.) no, in fact, it would have been before Plato, although it is conjectured that Plato was influenced by this particular group
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Were they arguing over the idea of a dodecahedron? A (potential) physical dodecahedron?
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Were they arguing over the idea of a dodecahedron? A (potential) physical dodecahedron? no, and they weren't really arguing
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Was the idea of a dodecahedron considered unlawful? Sacrilegious?
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Was the idea of a dodecahedron considered unlawful? Sacrilegious? No, but something was done that was considered (by some) to be some strange mixture of both
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Did someone try to patent the dodecahedron? Take full claim for it?
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Are we talking about the Pythagoreans here?
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Did someone try to patent the dodecahedron? Take full claim for it? no to both

Are we talking about the Pythagoreans here? yes!
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Did the recent invention change something about their cosmological perception? Did they think that this will somewhat alter the armony of the world? The armony of the government? Were the 'authorities' the elders of the town? A council to the ruler? Did the whole event took place in Croton? Was Pythagoras alive when the invention occurred? When the killing took place?
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Did the recent invention change something about their cosmological perception? Did they think that this will somewhat alter the armony of the world? The armony of the government? all of these are possible, but irrelevant. I'm not sure what all the implications of the discovery were.
Were the 'authorities' the elders of the town? no
A council to the ruler? no
Did the whole event took place in Croton? I believe so, yes
Was Pythagoras alive when the invention occurred? yes
When the killing took place? yes
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Were the "authorities" other Pythagoreans? Was the dead man a Pythagorean?
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Were the "authorities" other Pythagoreans? yes!
Was the dead man a Pythagorean? yes!
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Was the idea of the dodecahedron considered against the Pythagorean ideals? Was the man a scapegoat?
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Was the idea of the dodecahedron considered against the Pythagorean ideals? no, quite the opposite
Was the man a scapegoat? no
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So, is it correct to say that by discovering the item he needed to be removed from the sect, from some yet to be determined reason?
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So, is it correct to say that by discovering the item he needed to be removed from the sect, from some yet to be determined reason? not so much "because" of the discovery, but because of another action involved in the discovery that is yet to be determined. But yes, it was decided that he needed to be "removed", which is why he was killed
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Did he performed some 'unlawfull' action in the process of discovery? Anything related to the laws of mathematics? Was he considered to do something that might angered the gods? Performed some sacrifices?
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Did he performed some 'unlawfull' action in the process of discovery? yes, although more "after" than "in"
Anything related to the laws of mathematics? no
Was he considered to do something that might angered the gods? no, at least I don't think that was the nature of it
Performed some sacrifices? no
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So, in order to find out why removal was needed: Did he upset someone? Pythagoras himself? Did he break the rules of the community? Did he tell somebody about his discovery, while he was supposed to keep it as a secret? Did he endanger the sect (in the oppinion of fellow members)? If so: in front of the gods? Civil authorities? Was he simply killed or did he agree with the sentence?
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So, in order to find out why removal was needed: Did he upset someone? perhaps
Pythagoras himself? perhaps
Did he break the rules of the community? yes
Did he tell somebody about his discovery, while he was supposed to keep it as a secret? That's it! Did he endanger the sect (in the oppinion of fellow members)? If so: in front of the gods? Civil authorities? Was he simply killed or did he agree with the sentence?

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

The Pythagorean sect was a highly secretive and exclusive group. They considered their mathematics to be discovering the nature of God and the universe, and they only allowed those of extraordinary intellect into the group.

One of the rules of the order was that all discoveries and knowledge acquired among the group was to stay within the group. This "law" was punishable by death.

The account tells of a member of the sect that was caught discussing with "common" citizens about the nature of the newly discovered dodecahedron. Because this violated the laws of the order, the man was sentenced to death by drowning (some accounts say Pythagoras himself was present at the time of the execution).


Thanks to everyone who participated. Good job, Balin and Rbruma, for putting together the majority of details.
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Nice and instructive one! Thank you.
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Good one! Doubt I would have come up with the answer for a long time though.

Can't wait to see your next one...and I've got a good puzzle idea now.

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