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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man is found dead next to a vending machine.
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the vending machine fall on him? Electrocute him? Directly cause his death in some other way?

Relevant what the vending machine sells?
Had the man bought something from it? Was he in the process of buying something when he died? Did he die next to the vending machine, or was he moved there after death?

Did he die of an accident? Murder? Suicide? Natural causes? Disease?
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the vending machine fall on him? no Electrocute him? no Directly cause his death in some other way? no

Relevant what the vending machine sells? yes
Had the man bought something from it? yes Was he in the process of buying something when he died? no Did he die next to the vending machine yes, or was he moved there after death?

Did he die of an accident? Murder? Suicide? Natural causes? this Disease?
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the machine sell sandwiches? Drinks? Snacks like chocolate bars? Non food items like toiletries? (things like toothpaste - sometimes found in a hotel)
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the machine sell sandwiches? Drinks? this Snacks like chocolate bars? Non food items like toiletries? (things like toothpaste - sometimes found in a hotel)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he have a reaction to the bad drink? Apoplexy at the price having gone up?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he have a reaction to the bad drink? no, FA Apoplexy at the price having gone up? no
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man had bought a drink from the machine? had he consumed any of it?

Was the man approaching the vending machine when he died? moving away from it? intentionally near it? near it by chance?

Did the man succumb to an injury? disease? disorder? disability?
Was the man perfectly healthy the day before?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man had bought a drink from the machine? noish had he consumed any of it? so, no

Was the man approaching the vending machine when he died? moving away from it? this intentionally near it? near it by chance?

Did the man succumb to an injury? disease? disorder? disability? no to all, actually
Was the man perfectly healthy the day before? yes
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the machine functioning properly?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the machine functioning properly? yes
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the vending machine sell something other than drinks?

Do the drinks include water? juices? sodas? energy drinks? another relevant kind of drink?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the vending machine sell something other than drinks? noish

Do the drinks include water? juices? sodas? this is relevantg energy drinks? another relevant kind of drink?
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the sodas were all made flat and the man did not know, would everything still happen the same? if they were replaced with coloured, sparkling water but kept in the same packaging? replaced with clear, still water?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the sodas were all made flat and the man did not know, would everything still happen the same? if they were replaced with coloured, sparkling water but kept in the same packaging? replaced with clear, still water? there's an FA here which makes it difficult to answer the questions - try a different approach in order to clear it up
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the vending machine empty? stocked? with sodas?

May we give the man a name?

Is his job relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the vending machine empty? no stocked? yes with sodas? yesish

May we give the man a name? sure, go ahead and pick one

Is his job relevant? no
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we call him Benedict?

The machine is visibly stocked with soda bottles? cans? and nothing else of relevance?

The soda containers however do not contain soda? just soda?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can we call him Benedict? sure

The machine is visibly stocked with soda bottles? no, not visibly! cans? no and nothing else of relevance? exactly

The soda containers however do not contain soda? not all of them... just soda?

Good round of questions!
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Relevant how many do not contain soda?

Benedict approached a soda vending machine in which the drinks are not visible? relevant that they're not visible?
He attempts to purchase a bottle of soda?
Instead he gets something else? in a soda bottle?

Does he open the bottle? consume from it? At the vending machine? As he moves away from it?

Does he only relevantly visit the machine once?
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant how many do not contain soda? no

Benedict approached a soda vending machine in which the drinks are not visible? yes relevant that they're not visible? yes
He attempts to purchase a bottle of soda? yes
Instead he gets something else? yes in a soda bottle? yes

Does he open the bottle? irrel consume from it? FA At the vending machine? n/a As he moves away from it? n/a

Does he only relevantly visit the machine once? yes

And a BLOOOOPER - he did indeed die of a disease.
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he touch the bottle?

Is the bottle empty? filled with a gas? liquid? solid?

Does the bottle leak any of its contents?

Is the outside surface of the bottle relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 11:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he touch the bottle? yes

Is the bottle empty? no filled with a gas? no liquid? no solid? yesish

Does the bottle leak any of its contents? no

Is the outside surface of the bottle relevant? no
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the bottle contain a prize or similar? Is it a solid block of plastic with nothing inside? Was something hidden inside?

Was the non-soda bottle placed there with malicious intent?

Was the disease one that can be caught? Does it affect the heart? Lungs? Liver? Kidneys? Brain? Skin? Digestive system?

Did he know what would be in the bottle before he bought it? After buying it but before dying?
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Does the bottle contain a prize or similar? yes Is it a solid block of plastic with nothing inside? no Was something hidden inside? no

Was the non-soda bottle placed there with malicious intent? no

Was the disease one that can be caught? no Does it affect the heart? possibly Lungs? possibly Liver? no Kidneys? no Brain? possibly Skin? no Digestive system? no

Did he know what would be in the bottle before he bought it? no After buying it but before dying? yes
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Did it contain a toy? Money? A token? Did it also contain any soda? Did it contain anything other than the prize?

Did the man get the disease from the soda he bought? From the prize? Did he have the disease before approaching the vending machine? Did the disease kill him with a specific 'event', such as a heart attack? stroke? aneurysm?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did it contain a toy? yes Money? A token? Did it also contain any soda? Did it contain anything other than the prize? no to rest

Did the man get the disease from the soda he bought? no From the prize? no Did he have the disease before approaching the vending machine? yes Did the disease kill him with a specific 'event' yes, such as a heart attack? stroke? aneurysm? but none of these
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the toy was?

Did the man receive a shock? Was the attack that killed him brought on by the soda bottle?

Did he die because he needed to drink a soda to live? Did he need liquid? Sugar? Was he diabetic?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is it relevant what the toy was?

Did the man receive a shock? Was the attack that killed him brought on by the soda bottle?

Did he die because he needed to drink a soda to live? yes Did he need liquid? Sugar? Was he diabetic? yes

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

The man in the puzzle is diabetic. He feels a hypoglycemic shock coming on, and the next source of sugar is a vending machine that sells sodas. He tries to buy a coke, but instead he receives a bottle with a polar bear toy inside. He collapses right on the spot and then dies.
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was that a real promotion? Even besides the risk of death, I'd be annoyed if I spent my money on a drink and didn't get one!
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Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As far as I know, it was real - we didn't have it here in Germany, but I saw it on the internet (and as we all know, the internet tells nothing but the truth...)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great puzzle! This could very well have been a real promotional campaign. I did a puzzle once that was based on Coca Cola's "Magic Can" campaign from years ago, during which several cans that seemed to contain Coke actually contained a liquid surrounding a canister, and when a person popped the top on the can, the canister was activated and some spring-like device pushed a rolled up bill of some denomination out of the can. Despite an explanation of how this worked and advising people not to drink the liquid in the magic cans, a few people apparently removed the canister and drank at least some of the liquid (which was put into the cans to give the impression that they only contained the drink). At least one person went to the hospital complaining of feeling sick after drinking some liquid from a magic can. This prompted ad placements in newspapers and TV by Coca Cola urging people who got the Magic Cans not to attempt to drink any of the liquid inside.

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