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Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tommy desperately needed medicine to save his life. When he received it, it killed him.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

all he's = Tommy?

Tommy - HAM?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

all he's = Tommy? Yes

Tommy - HAM? Yes
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Tommy sick/ill?

Was he taking medicine regularly?

Did he receive the correct medicine?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Tommy sick/ill? Yope, depending on your definition of 'sick/ill'. He had a medical condition.

Was he taking medicine regularly? Yes

Did he receive the correct medicine? Yes, small -ish
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something wrong with the medicine (incorrect dose, bad timing?)

Was he suffering from diabetes?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something wrong with the medicine (incorrect dose, bad timing?)A bit of both of these, you could say.

Was he suffering from diabetes?Why yes
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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DId he receive his medicine: too early? Too late?

Did he eat something relevant?
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DId he receive his medicine: too early? Too late? Neither; beware FA

Did he eat something relevant?No
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the medicine administered to him at all?

Was he hit with a barrel of the medicine and killed on the spot?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the medecine to be taken orally? intravenously?

did he actually take the medecine?

was there an unexpected side effect?
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alhucema
Was the medicine administered to him at all? Not in the usual sense, no

Was he hit with a barrel of the medicine and killed on the spot?Not quite but very much OTRT

Shez
was the medecine to be taken orally? intravenously? This

did he actually take the medecine?No

was there an unexpected side effect? So no
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the medicine were insulin injections, right?

Was there something wrong with: the dosing? The syringe/needle?

Were there any other people involved?

Was Tom's death a mistake? Murder? Suicide?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the medicine were insulin injections, right? It was insulin, yes

Was there something wrong with: the dosing? The syringe/needle? Dosing, I suppose you could say. And administration.

Were there any other people involved? Yes

Was Tom's death a mistake? Murder? Suicide? A mistake
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he given a different medicine? Or too much/little of insulin?

Did they mess up the administration by giving him the medicine orally (instead of intravenously)?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he given a different medicine? No
Or too much/little of insulin? 'Too much' would be one way to put it..

Did they mess up the administration by giving him the medicine orally (instead of intravenously)? No
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So basically, no insulin was injected? or otherwise inserted? in his body?

Was the concentration of the insulin relevant
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So basically, no insulin was injected? or otherwise inserted? in his body? Correct.

Was the concentration of the insulin relevant No, there was nothing unusual about the insulin itself
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So NOTHING was injected/inserted in his body, right?

Was the insulin the cause of his death?

Dif he actually die from: blunt trauma? poisoning? organ failure?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the vehicle which delivered it run into him?

was it delivered in a box? in a bag? was it very heavy?

did he suffocate? did he bleed?
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he injected with an empty syringe? Stabbed with it?
Stuccosalt (Stuccosalt)
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alhucema
So NOTHING was injected/inserted in his body, right? Yes, right

Was the insulin the cause of his death? That and...

Dif he actually die from: blunt trauma? YES! this
Shez
did the vehicle which delivered it run into him? Yes it did! Here's the ..

***** SPOILER *****
Tommy was on his way to purchase the insulin that would save his life when he was flattened by a delivery truck, which happened to be transporting insulin.


This puzzle comes comedian George Carlin's description of irony, the direct quote:
If a diabetic, on his way to buy insulin, is killed by a runaway truck, he is the victim of an accident. If the truck was delivering sugar, he is the victim of an oddly poetic coincidence. But if the truck was delivering insulin, ah! Then he is the victim of an irony.

Thanks all for playing!
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

haha, a good one! thanks Stuccosalt for a nice puzzle!

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