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Rogerchang (Rogerchang)
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I saw a crowd of people ran to us, each carrying a knife!!
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Were they salesman?
The knives, where they pocket knives?
Kitchen knives?


Us: three or less? less than 10? less than 50?

The crowd: three or less? less than 10? less than 50?

Was the crowd attacking you?

Trying to sell the knives to you?

Had they all used the knives just prior to running to you?

True story? A dream? From your imagination?

FSEI?


I = Rogerchang?
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Were they salesman?Noish
The knives, where they pocket knives?No
Kitchen knives?no


Us: three or less?irrelevant less than 10? less than 50?

The crowd: three or less? less than 10? less than 50?this

Was the crowd attacking you?NO

Trying to sell the knives to you?No

Had they all used the knives just prior to running to you? Yesish

True story?This one A dream? From your imagination?

FSEI? will u be so kind to explain this abbreviation to a newbie?~ ^.^


I = Rogerchang?Actually it was my professor, but the identity is irrelevant
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FSEI = From Someone Else's Imagination (existing fiction)

Is the type of knife relevant? Carving knife? Switchblade knife? Hunting knife? Bowie knife? Were they all the same type of knife?

Had the knives been used: to cut something? Stab something?
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Did they want to give you their knives? Show you the knives? Put the knives somewhere near to you? Use the knives on something near to you?
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FSEI = From Someone Else's Imagination (existing fiction) Thanks a lot

Is the type of knife relevant?Yesish, but it could be a hard approach Carving knife? Switchblade knife? Hunting knife? Bowie knife?None of above Were they all the same type of knife? yes

Had the knives been used: to cut something?more probably this Stab something?
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Did they want to give you their knives?no Show you the knives?no Put the knives somewhere near to you?no Use the knives on something near to you?yesish
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Did they want to give you their knives?no Show you the knives?no Put the knives somewhere near to you?no Use the knives on something near to you?yesish
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Was this some sort of a festival? Were they part of an artistic performance?
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Was this some sort of a festival?No Were they part of an artistic performance?No
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were the knives part of some kind of uniform? or costume?

were they going to use the knives to kill something? to stab something? to carve something?

is food involved? were they running towards the buffet?
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were the knives part of some kind of uniform? or costume? Neither

were they going to use the knivesYes to kill something?No to stab something?Yesish to carve something?<b>no</>

is food involved?YES were they running towards the buffet?No, but good idea.
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Were they throwing knives?
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Were they throwing knives?no
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Were the knives used in preparing the food? Cooking it? Eating it?
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Were the knives used in preparing the food?This Cooking it? Eating it?
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Were they participating in some kind of a competition? A cooking competition, perhaps?
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Were they participating in some kind of a competition? A cooking competition, perhaps? No The situation is a little difficult to imagine because we can hardly encounter it in our daily life
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Was it some sort of an event? School relevant?

Were they wearing something special?
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Were they going to cut a large piece of food (I imagine meat,but maybe there were vegetables.. ) ?

Relevant where this was happening?
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Was it some sort of an event?No School relevant? and No

Were they wearing something special?No
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Were they going to cut a large piece of foodYes (I imagine meat,but maybe there were vegetables..YES ) ?

Relevant where this was happening?not really
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Was it the world's largest [whatever type of vegetable]? And they were all going to cut it up so they could eat it?
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Pumpkins relevant?
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If it is a pumpkin, were they going to carve it into a huge jack-o-lantern?
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I'm so sorry. It should be a kind of fruits, not vegetables, and they were coconuts, just to quicken the puzzle since the type of fruits is not so relevant

I just suffered from jet lag while i misreading the q
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Did the people all belong to a particular group? (like: were they all students? co-workers? soldiers? ..)
Was there a large number of coconuts lying on the ground? and the people run to get one of them?
Khmer relevant? if so: the people? the language?
Is the song "I like Chinese" relevant?
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Did the people all belong to a particular group? (like: were they all students? co-workers? soldiers? ..) No
Was there a large number of coconuts lying on the ground?no and the people run to get one of them? and no
Khmer relevant?it happened in Khmer if it helps if so: the people? the language?Their economy actually
Is the song "I like Chinese" relevant?no haha
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Was there one coconut? several?
Did the people go to cut the coconut(s)? to prepare it? to drink the juice out?
Were they going to prepare the coconut(s) in a special way? for themselves?
Were these people working together in whatever they were doing? were they competing with each other?
Were they running because they were in a hurry? were they afraid the coconut(s) could disappear? become unusable?
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Was there one coconut?no several?yes
Did the people go to cut the coconut(s)? to prepare it? to drink the juice out? Yes, Yes, Yes
Were they going to prepare the coconut(s) in a special way?No for themselves?No
Were these people working together in whatever they were doing?No were they competing with each other?Yes
Were they running because they were in a hurry?Yes were they afraid the coconut(s) could disappear?no become unusable?no
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was it a contest to cut open the most coconuts? to collect the most milk?
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or to be the quickest to open a coconut and drink the juice?
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was it a contest to cut open the most coconuts? to collect the most milk?

or to be the quickest to open a coconut and drink the juice?

None of them. They wanted to beat one another, yes, but not in a contest but for something more realistic
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Just to make the puzzle more interesting, I decided it extended to be:

I saw a crowd of people run to us, each carrying a knife!! Most of us ran away for his life, but i didn't
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Was there a sale on coconuts?
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Was there a sale on coconuts? coconuts were for sale for sure but no big sale going on.
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Were you selling the coconuts?
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Were you selling the coconuts?no, not us
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Were you also carrying a knife?
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Were you also carrying a knife? No
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were you there to film them?
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were you there to film themNo
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Were they in a hurry because they were thirsty? Was the coconut juice the only option to drink?
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Were they in a hurry because they were thirsty?No Was the coconut juice the only option to drink?dunno
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Is it relevant how many coconuts there were? How many people?
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Is it relevant how many coconuts there were?no How many people?around twenty, not important
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Were coconuts scarce? Had the crowd been waiting for coconuts? Did they rush to buy coconuts? Were they going to use the knives on the coconuts? Any packaging relevant?
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Were coconuts scarce?no Had the crowd been waiting for coconuts?no Did they rush to buy coconuts?no Were they going to use the knives on the coconuts?yes Any packaging relevant?no
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so they ran because they each wanted to beat the others to the coconuts? were there not enough to go round?

were they going to eat the coconuts? drink the milk? were they going to do something else with them?

did they each want only one? or as many as they could get?

were they going to use them as currency? flotation devices?
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Sorry for everyone ever making effort over this puzzle, but I am a little tired of carrying this on and find the answer not as interesting as i once thought it was. so i'm just posting the..

********SPOILER**********
My professor once traveled Khmer with his wife and other tourists as well. In the middle of the journey, they went to a small village that could only reached by boat.
As soon as they disembarked, they saw lots of locals running as if for their lives toward the tourists, each carrying a knife. At this, most tourists were running back to the boat or somewhere else for fear of being killed. My professor didn't(as he said in class to depict what feat he kept his presence of mind), for he noticed there were also tiny humans dragging behind, this time each carrying a coconut, and he realized the locals were not hostile at all but trying to beat each other to better sale their coconuts for their living, if any that could be properly called.

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