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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If only he had taken off his shoes...
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

... when skydiving?
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...he wouldn't have slipped on the banana?

...he wouldn't have been bitten by the piranha?

...he would have felt the puddle of Koch? Er, Coke?
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He = HAM? Did he die? Electricity involved?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

... when skydiving?

...he wouldn't have slipped on the banana?
...he wouldn't have been bitten by the piranha?
...he would have felt the puddle of Koch? Er, Coke?
No to all.
He = HAM? Did he die? Yes to both. Electricity involved? No.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his shoes increase (in any relevant way) his height, as in the old classic about the knife-thrower's assistant? Is it relevant that they increased his weight?

Was he in water? Did his shoes attract a shark?

Was he a blacksmith? A dealer in a casino? Or does 'shoes' just mean the regular footwear, as worn by OH on his feet?

Was he murdered?
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Did his shoes increase (in any relevant way) his height, as in the old classic about the knife-thrower's assistant? Is it relevant that they increased his weight? Neither.

Was he in water? Did his shoes attract a shark? No to both.

Was he a blacksmith? A dealer in a casino? Neither. Or does 'shoes' just mean the regular footwear, as worn by OH on his feet? Yes (what is OH?)

Was he murdered? No.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

(OH = Our Hero...why don't we just call him Matt, because that's a great name for puzzle heroes :D I would have said Banana, but as he's human...)
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Thanks(: Matt it is.
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So is it relevant that shod feet tend to make more noise? Did someone hear his footfall? Was there anything special about the shoes? Were they stolen?
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So is it relevant that shod feet tend to make more noise? Did someone hear his footfall? Was there anything special about the shoes? Were they stolen? No to all.
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kind of shoe relevant?
size of shoe relevant?
if he had taken off his shoes would he still be alive?
did someone ask him to take off his shoes?
is there another relevant person involved?
was he murdered?
car crash?
accidental death?
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kind of shoe relevant?
size of shoe relevant? No to both.
if he had taken off his shoes would he still be alive? Probably.
did someone ask him to take off his shoes?
is there another relevant person involved?
was he murdered?
car crash? No to all.
accidental death? Yes.
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Did he die immediately? Or as a result of a disease he got because he was wearing his shoes? Was he attacked by an animal? Did he slipped off something? Did he die in a fall? Did he drown?

Forgot to ask: is this a true story? Is the man's profession relevant? Is it something relevant about the particular type of shoes he was wearing?
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Did he die immediately? No. Or as a result of a disease he got because he was wearing his shoes? No, but OTRT. Was he attacked by an animal? Did he slipped off something? Did he die in a fall? Did he drown? No to all.

Forgot to ask: is this a true story? Yes. Is the man's profession relevant? Yes. Is it something relevant about the particular type of shoes he was wearing? No.
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Did his demise happened because he was wearing his shoes in a particular occasion? Or in a prolonged period of time? Did this happened during the war? In the desert?

If time relevant, please insert [LTPF list of centuries]. Location relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gangrene?
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Has Matt got anything to do with skydiving, burning stuff, blowing stuff up, or anything we would commonly associate with you or your puzzles?
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Did his demise happened because he was wearing his shoes in a particular occasion? Or in a prolonged period of time? Both are true, the latter most significant. Did this happened during the war? In the desert? No to both.

If time relevant, please insert [LTPF list of centuries]. 20th or 21st Location relevant? No.
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Gangrene? No.

Has Matt got anything to do with skydiving, burning stuff, blowing stuff up, or anything we would commonly associate with you or your puzzles? No.
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Was Matt wearing his shoes while swimming? On the waterslides?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there anything relevant about the material the shoes are made of?

Please insert LTPF list of professions?
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Was Matt wearing his shoes while swimming? On the waterslides? No to both.

Is there anything relevant about the material the shoes are made of? No.

Please insert LTPF list of professions? Matt is a house painter.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he spill paint on his shoes? Then stepped on the $500,000 rug and got paint on that? And then the customer shot him in a fit of rage?
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Did he spill paint on his shoes? Noish. Then stepped on the $500,000 rug and got paint on that? And then the customer shot him in a fit of rage? Nothing like this.
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*suspicious* Matt doesn't have a wheelchair-bound twin brother, does he?
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Kaylee - I think I see where you're going with that last question.

Relevant if the shoes were open- or closed-toed? If so, which?
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Matt doesn't have a wheelchair-bound twin brother, does he? Irr.

Relevant if the shoes were open- or closed-toed? It could have made a difference. If so, which? Closed.
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Did he step in paint? And slip? And fall?

COD relevant? If so, [LTPF list of untimely deaths]?
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Did he step in paint? And slip? And fall?
Sorry to say, it's no to all.

COD relevant? If so, [LTPF list of untimely deaths]?
Poisoning.
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Was he poisoned by the paint? Was it lead paint?
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Was he poisoned by the paint? Was it lead paint? No to both.
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Relative the medium of his poisoning? Was he accidentally poisoned? Was he poisoned by a metal? By radiation?
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Relative the medium of his poisoning? what do you mean? Was he accidentally poisoned? Yes. Was he poisoned by a metal? By radiation? No to both.
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Rewording...relevant what he was poisoned with? Was it found in the home? Was he poisoned gradually, over a long period of time? Or all at once? Did he die very shortly after being poisoned? A long time after?
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Did he ingest the poison directly (as in eating or drinking something tainted)? Or did some kind of poison come in contact with his skin?
You've said that he did not die immediately but over time - is this the "time" that it took for the poison to take effect on his body?
Is it safe to assume that he came into direct contact with some harmful substance? Or breathed in toxic fumes? Or was injected with something toxic?
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Rewording...relevant what he was poisoned with? Yes. Was it found in the home? No. Was he poisoned gradually, over a long period of time? Or all at once? Over the course of several hours. Did he die very shortly after being poisoned? A long time after? See below.

Did he ingest the poison directly (as in eating or drinking something tainted)? Or did some kind of poison come in contact with his skin? This.
You've said that he did not die immediately but over time - is this the "time" that it took for the poison to take effect on his body? Indeed.
Is it safe to assume that he came into direct contact with some harmful substance? Correct. Or breathed in toxic fumes? Possibly, but this was not the main issue. Or was injected with something toxic? No.
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Did the poisonous material come into contact with his foot? Feet?
If so, because he stepped on the material and it penetrated his shoe(s)? Or because the material was spilled onto his shoe(s)? Spilled into his shoe(s)?
Was the poisonous material liquid? powder? gas? ice? some other form?
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Did the poisonous material come into contact with his foot? Feet? Yes, one or both feet.
If so, because he stepped on the material and it penetrated his shoe(s)? No. Or because the material was spilled onto his shoe(s)? Spilled into his shoe(s)? Onto and into.
Was the poisonous material liquid? This. powder? gas? ice? some other form?
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You're almost there, just put the pieces together now. You don't need to figure out the exact poison.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so poisonous liquid was spilled into his shoes....by him? by someone else?
On accident?
on purpose?

does this liquid have something to do with painting?
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so poisonous liquid was spilled into his shoes....by him? This. by someone else?
On accident? This.
on purpose?

does this liquid have something to do with painting? Yes.
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Was he in the act of painting when this material was spilled? Was the spill caused by him? By someone else?
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Was he in the act of painting when this material was spilled? Possibly. Was the spill caused by him? This. By someone else?
It's not important how or why the spill happened, just how exactly not taking off his shoes killed him.
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Well I guess that if something toxic spilled into his shoes and he didn't know it, and the toxic material stayed in the shoes long enough to penetrate the skin it could kill him. Or, if he'd taken off his shoes he would have probably noticed by odor or by sock damage that something toxic was on his feet and at least washed them, and also likely called poison control...any of this correct?
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Well I guess that if something toxic spilled into his shoes and he didn't know it, and the toxic material stayed in the shoes long enough to penetrate the skin it could kill him. Or, if he'd taken off his shoes he would have probably noticed by odor or by sock damage that something toxic was on his feet and at least washed them, and also likely called poison control...any of this correct?
Good enough for a
***SPOILER***
This unfortunate painter spilled toxic methanol over his pants and shoes. Maybe he didn't know about the danger, or just underestimated it. Maybe he thought it would evaporate quickly. In any case he walked around in the moist shoes for several hours. He died the next day.

I wasn't able to find the story again, but I read it while reading up on the dangers of methanol. I make it a point to always read extensively about a new chemical before using it.
This is what I use it for (the guy is a fellow skydiver and pyromaniac, the methanol is mixed with boric acid to give the color): http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs625.snc4/58579_10150281093995201_556810200_14899570_6123863_n.jpg
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Wow - that would make a sick Halloween photo.

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