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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is something that some people have done. If a person has done it, they can also (correctly) say that they have not done it. What is it?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Suicide? (If you're able to talk to somebody about it, clearly you weren't successful)

No, I don't know why my brain immediately goes to the morbid stuff.

People... human? adults? Can kids do it? Non-crawling infants?

Is it related to a particular profession? A particular hobby? Is this something fictitious?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something like beating a world record (once you have done it, the record is changed so you haven't exceeded the new one)?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Suicide? (If you're able to talk to somebody about it, clearly you weren't successful) No -- if you were successful, you couldn't say that you'd done it.

{No, I don't know why my brain immediately goes to the morbid stuff.}

People... human? Yes adults? Usually Can kids do it? Yes Non-crawling infants? Yes, technically

Is it related to a particular profession? Yes A particular hobby? See prev Is this something fictitious? No

Something like beating a world record (once you have done it, the record is changed so you haven't exceeded the new one)? Good thought, but No
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any of the following career fields relevant? If so which?
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business
Communications and Journalism
Computer Sciences
Culinary Arts and Personal Services
Education
Engineering
Legal
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Mechanic and Repair Technologies
Medical and Health Professions
Other
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Service Industry/Sales
Sports
Transportation and Distribution
Visual and Performing Arts

Non-crawling infants can technically because... They can physically do it but might not be able to talk about it (until they're older)?
Can newborns do it? (The 1 minute old, blind, screaming, arms flailing, still covered in blood kind)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any of the following career fields relevant? If so which?
Agriculture
Architecture
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business
Communications and Journalism
Computer Sciences
Culinary Arts and Personal Services
Education
Engineering
Legal
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Mechanic and Repair Technologies
Medical and Health Professions
Other
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Service Industry/Sales
Sports
Transportation and Distribution
Visual and Performing Arts This one

Non-crawling infants can technically because... They can physically do it but might not be able to talk about it (until they're older)? Yes, or they might not remember it. Not really relevant
Can newborns do it? (The 1 minute old, blind, screaming, arms flailing, still covered in blood kind) Yes, for the same reason
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perform on Broadway? (Technically you're performing in the theater, not in the middle of one of the busiest streets in the world.)

Visual and Performing arts... which media is relevant? (If at all?)
Play?
Television?
Movies?
Home Videos?
YoutTube Videos?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 4:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perform on Broadway? (Technically you're performing in the theater, not in the middle of one of the busiest streets in the world.) No -- see below

Visual and Performing arts... which media is relevant? (If at all?)
Play?
Television?
Movies?
Home Videos?
YouTube Videos? None of these. Think more "performing" than "visual."
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beauty Contest?

Even if you get crowned "Most beautiful baby" - by the time you can talk about it, there's a new winner?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 4:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beauty Contest? Even if you get crowned "Most beautiful baby" - by the time you can talk about it, there's a new winner? No. In fact, I guess it's not a "visual" art at all.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Singing contest?
Radio personality contest?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Singing contest? Radio personality contest? Neither. It is not a contest
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this... non-visual performing art involve...

Speaking?
Singing?
Hearing?
Smelling?
Tasting?
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 8:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This action can be seen by some as some sort of "performance" while some others would regard it like a normal act? (like, e.g., a stunt may be seen by those in the profession like an everyday job activity). At least OTRT?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this... non-visual performing art involve...

Speaking?
Singing?
Hearing? This, but only for the audience. No to rest
Smelling?
Tasting?

This action can be seen by some as some sort of "performance" while some others would regard it like a normal act? No, it's a performance (like, e.g., a stunt may be seen by those in the profession like an everyday job activity). At least OTRT?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the activity listening to a certain piece of music?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the activity listening to a certain piece of music? Yes
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

4'33"?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah! The sound of silence... good idea, Enjay!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 3:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

4'33"? Yep.

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

The activity is listening to the piece "4'33"" by John Cage. The piece is entirely silent, so if you've listened to it, you haven't heard it at all.

Nice solve Enjay. New puzzle when I can come up with one.

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