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Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What if his spot in the competition had been swapped with another person? Would his fate have been swapped as well?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 05:02 pm:


What if his spot in the competition had been swapped with another person? Would his fate have been swapped as well? Nope.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there something unique that made him be the one who would have died
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 05:33 am:


Was there something unique that made him be the one who would have died It's just as likely that another tap dancer in the competition would have died in the same way.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his shoes come in contact with electricity?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 05:12 pm:


Did his shoes come in contact with electricity? Indirectly, yes.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the electricity generated by humans or by nature? Was it in power lines? Was in for supplying electricity for electric devices to work? Was this inside? Outside? Was he going to the dance dance dance place after the hurricane and he stepped in a puddle of water and there was a downed power line laying it in and it shocked him?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 05:45 pm:


Was the electricity generated by humans This.or by nature? Was it in power lines?Yes, Was in for supplying electricity for electric devices to work?So yes. Was this inside? Outside?Outside. Was he going to the dance dance dance place after the hurricane and he stepped in a puddle of water and there was a downed power line laying it in and it shocked him? No, but downed line relevant.

G2g for now, good questions.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You might be gone now, but I want you to have questions for when you get back!
Water relevant?
Metal relevant?
Silver relevant?
Any kind of conductor relevant?
Any kind of Maestro relevant?
Any kind of insulator relevant?
Hurricane Andrew/Charley/Ivan/Frances relevant?
FPL relevant?
OUC relevant?
Progress Energy relevant?
OPD relevant?
OCSO relevant?
BCSO relevant?
TPEP 486 relevant?
TPD relevant?
O-town relevant?
Magic relevant?
TD Waterhouse Centre relevant?
DOJ relevant?
FAPE relevant?
DHSMV relevant?
NHTSA relevant?
FHP relevant?
DDL relevant?
Europe's "POLIZIA" relevant?
Driving on the right-hand side of the road relevant?
Big apple relevant?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 06:00 pm:


You might be gone now, but I want you to have questions for when you get back! Yay!
Water relevant? No.
Metal relevant? Yes.
Silver relevant? No.
Any kind of conductor relevant? Yes.
Any kind of Maestro relevant? No.
Any kind of insulator relevant? Yesish.
Hurricane Andrew/Charley/Ivan/Frances relevant? No.
FPL relevant? Nope.
OUC relevant? Okanagan University College? Ontario Underwater Council? Either way no.
Progress Energy relevant? Nope, and no to rest.
OPD relevant?
OCSO relevant?
BCSO relevant?
TPEP 486 relevant?
TPD relevant?
O-town relevant?
Magic relevant?
TD Waterhouse Centre relevant?
DOJ relevant?
FAPE relevant?
DHSMV relevant?
NHTSA relevant?
FHP relevant?
DDL relevant?
Europe's "POLIZIA" relevant?
Driving on the right-hand side of the road relevant?
Big apple relevant?
I'm not even sure what some of those are.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the only relevant metal the metal on the shoes? Is the only relevant conductor the metal on the shoes?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the shoe come in contact with a downed power line?
Did the shoe come in contact with something that was touching a downed power line?
Did the shoe come in contact with something he thought was safe because he knew about the downed power line, but in fact the line had been repaired?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 06:13 pm:


Is the only relevant metal the metal on the shoes? NO. Is the only relevant conductor the metal on the shoes? Nope.

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 06:15 pm:


Did the shoe come in contact with a downed power line? No.
Did the shoe come in contact with something that was touching a downed power line? YES.
Did the shoe come in contact with something he thought was safe because he knew about the downed power line, but in fact the line had been repaired? No.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 6:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his shoe touch a metal thing that was touching a downed power line from hurricane Jeanne?
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 5:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he holding a metal rod like a walking cane?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Saturday, July 02, 2005 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 06:44 pm:


Did his shoe touch a metal thing that was touching a downed power line from hurricane Jeanne? Yes, or any other storm. :)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Friday, June 24, 2005 - 05:30 pm:


Was he holding a metal rod like a walking cane? No.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the "metal thing" was?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 1:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what the "metal thing" was? Yes.
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 1:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it something you would find in a normal metropolis? Megalopolis? In my car?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Monday, July 04, 2005 - 01:55 pm:


Was it something you would find in a normal metropolis? Yes, in fact I believe Superman has one. Megalopolis? Yes. In my car? Noish...
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 3:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A car?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 03:05 pm:


A car? Yes. :)
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did a downed power line fall onto his car (maybe in the parking lot). Inside the car he was protected because the rubber tires could not ground the current. But when we stepped one metallic shoe out onto the ground, he was electrocuted. Was he dancing in anyway when he left the car? (It's best to jump out with both feet in such a situation!) Was he listening to his dance routine music in the car? Was he ever on top of his car? Was he driving?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 3:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Perhaps, he was driving and trying to get back to the place where his performance would be in time? He was rushing so that he could make his time slot? This caused him to crash into one of the posts holding up the powerlines?
*points to mezzoforte's post as to what she thinks happened next*
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 1:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - 09:25 pm:


Did a downed power line fall onto his car (maybe in the parking lot). Inside the car he was protected because the rubber tires could not ground the current. But when we stepped one metallic shoe out onto the ground, he was electrocuted. Very close but not exactly. Hint: He was electrocuted while still in the car. Was he dancing in anyway when he left the car? No, FA. (It's best to jump out with both feet in such a situation!)Yes indeed, but irr. Was he listening to his dance routine music in the car? Irr. Was he ever on top of his car? No. Was he driving? Yes.

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 03:58 am:


Perhaps, he was driving and trying to get back to the place where his performance would be in time? He was rushing so that he could make his time slot? This caused him to crash into one of the posts holding up the powerlines? None of this, but it's so close and it works so well that I'm tempted just to $poi1. There's just a couple of tiny details...
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 3:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going to arrive late (no pun intended) had he not rushed or something like that?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't suppose the dance routine involved the car, did it?
Did the car get flipped over? Such that the metal roof or side was grounded? So, being in the tap shoes, as soon as he touched his car the current fried him?

"If the Competition hadn't been timed..."
Still working on that bit...

Did he forget a change of costume and rushed back to his appartment to get it? Were the powerlines that fell on the car wired in to the competition? E.g. when the stage hands turned on the power at the proper timing, the electricity surged through to the car?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 12:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 03:23 pm:


Was he going to arrive late (no pun intended) had he not rushed or something like that? No, nothing involving being late to the competition.

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, July 06, 2005 - 07:26 pm:


I don't suppose the dance routine involved the car, did it? No, but I would like to see that.
Did the car get flipped over? No.Such that the metal roof or side was grounded? So, being in the tap shoes, as soon as he touched his car the current fried him?

"If the Competition hadn't been timed..."
Still working on that bit... That's pretty much all there is left.

Did he forget a change of costume and rushed back to his appartment to get it? No. Were the powerlines that fell on the car wired in to the competition? E.g. when the stage hands turned on the power at the proper timing, the electricity surged through to the car? No.
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 5:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he listening to music in the car? Was he timing his song in the car?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Thursday, July 07, 2005 - 05:16 pm:


Was he listening to music in the car? irr.Was he timing his song in the car? No, but he was timing at some point...
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 7:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the whole occurence a coincidence?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he 'timing' the traffic signal lights so he could get where he was going faster? So, he made it through a red light which he wouldn't have otherwise, and this resulted in his demise? (I know, another stretch...)
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2005 - 12:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte) on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 07:40 pm:


Is the whole occurence a coincidence? A very large coincidence occured, yes.

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 01:26 am:


Was he 'timing' the traffic signal lights so he could get where he was going faster? No. So, he made it through a red light which he wouldn't have otherwise, and this resulted in his demise? (I know, another stretch...) Not too stretchy, but no.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he carrying some equipment in the car which had a wire dangling out the door, and therefore the car was grounded?
If so, was the equipment related to timing? or music? had he been using it to practice his timing? was he planning to do so later?
a personal stereo perhaps?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 2:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, I'd forgotten about this one!
By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - 07:53 pm:


Was he carrying some equipment in the car which had a wire dangling out the door, and therefore the car was grounded? No.
If so, was the equipment related to timing? or music? had he been using it to practice his timing? Explore this. was he planning to do so later?
a personal stereo perhaps? No to rest.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This was never my favorite puzzle. Planning to $p0i1 it soon, unless someone's working on it?
Pubalan Nagayah (Sauron)
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he step on a conductor? Water? Metal? Liquid?
Did he step on the accelerator which was bare of insulation? (in the car)?

Was he pressing the exposed accelerator while heading for the competition and ran over a live wire which some how electrocuted the undercarriage and thus him?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 10:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Pubalan Nagayah (Sauron) on Monday, September 05, 2005 - 05:28 pm:


Did he step on a conductor? Water? Metal? Liquid? None of this.
Did he step on the accelerator which was bare of insulation? (in the car)? No, but he was electrocuted through the foot...

Was he pressing the exposed accelerator while heading for the competition and ran over a live wire which some how electrocuted the undercarriage and thus him? And he did hit a live wire.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 1:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he run over some wreckage/debris and have something pierce the underside of the vehicle?... something that was made live by being in contact with the downed wire?... then he tried to step on it to push it back out the hole it made and ZZZZZT! ???
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*******Spoiler****
Spoiling this one and getting on with my life, several people got so close...
Our hero was driving to or home from practice. He was wearing a watch because the competition was timed, and metal toed-shoes because he was a tap dancer. A downed power line hits the car. He would have been insulated, except that his watch was touching the metal door and his shoes touched the metal floor. Thus, the electricity had a path through his body. The End.
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, October 14, 2005 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle!

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