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Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks to the advertisement for a book, they saved a lot of people.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 1:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the people's lives saved?
Were they warned against doing something that would have endangered them?
Would they otherwise have contracted a nasty but not necessarily fatal illness/condition?
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Were the people's lives saved? Yes
Were they warned against doing something that would have endangered them? No
Would they otherwise have contracted a nasty but not necessarily fatal illness/condition? No
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Did the contents of the book itself save them? Or just the advertisement?

Was the advertisement along the lines of "There's a meteor coming on July 27th just before lunch - don't eat at Starbucks that day. Eat on the outskirts of town at McJoe's instead. This book will tell you all about it." ?
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Did the contents of the book itself save them? no Or just the advertisement? yes

Was the advertisement along the lines of "There's a meteor coming on July 27th just before lunch - don't eat at Starbucks that day. Eat on the outskirts of town at McJoe's instead. This book will tell you all about it." ? Yope
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Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 2:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Now, I didn't expect a yope for that! :-)

Is the essence correct, but the details different?
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Is the essence correct, but the details different? Yope

Hint: It was a fiction book.
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Is the essence different but the details correct?

Science fiction?
Romantic fiction?
Chick lit? (Avoid this book) :-)
Adventure?
Terrorism scenario? Thriller?

Did it warn of a possible situation (covered in the book) and that was enough to put of those who would have put that situation into play?
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Is the essence different but the details correct? No

Science fiction?
Romantic fiction?
Chick lit? (Avoid this book)
Adventure?
Terrorism scenario? Thriller? Adventure

Did it warn of a possible situation (covered in the book) and that was enough to put of those who would have put that situation into play? You mean, they read the book and said "Hey, so this accident would be possible, we have to warn 'em". No
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Did they think the advertisement was a serious piece of information?

Relevant on what medium the advertisement was placed?
What is relevant about the advertisement: its information content? the medium itself (e.g. a poster = a nice big piece of paper)?
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Was it the book itself that saved the lives? or the Advert?
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Did they think the advertisement was a serious piece of information? Yes!

Relevant on what medium the advertisement was placed? Yesish
What is relevant about the advertisement: its information content? Yes the medium itself (e.g. a poster = a nice big piece of paper)?Yesish
Was it the book itself that saved the lives? or the Advert? the advert
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Was the ad in a large billboard? Printed in some kind of paper and put on the streets? Passed on TV? Printed on the newspapers?
When you say "THEY think the ad was a serious piece of information", THEY means "the people who were saved", right?
Is it important to know who were the people who released the ad?
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Was the ad in a large billboard? No Printed in some kind of paper Yope and put on the streets? No Passed on TV? No Printed on the newspapers?No
When you say "THEY think the ad was a serious piece of information", THEY means "the people who were saved", right? No, I meant the saviors
Is it important to know who were the people who released the ad? No
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Was the advert in the form of a warning?

Could the advert be found in certain buildings? (in shops?) in magazines? in other books? on products? on a screen? on the radio? among a certain group of people?

Was the advert printed on something? written by hand? on a screen?

Was the advertisement campaign a large campaign over the whole country? was it only regional? was it a local thing?

Would it have been hard to avoid this advert? Would only a small percentage of the (local) population stumble across this advert?
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Was the advert in the form of a warning? Yope. Somwething similar to a warning.

Could the advert be found in certain buildings? (in shops?) in magazines? in other books? on products? on a screen? on the radio? among a certain group of people? All no

Was the advert printed on something? No written by hand? Yes on a screen?No

Was the advertisement campaign a large campaign over the whole country? Yope was it only regional? No was it a local thing?No

Would it have been hard to avoid this advert? Would only a small percentage of the (local) population stumble across this advert?
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How many adverts were there? One, less than 10, less than 100, more?
Was each one individually written by hand?
Were the adverts mailed to the recipients?

you missed a couple of questions in the last batch btw
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I think you overlooked my last pair of questions.

Was the advert written on paper? cardboard? a blackboard? wood? glass? a wall?

Was there only one advert? Were there many of these?

Was the advert in this story (the one taken seriously) outside a building? inside a building?

The book:
contemporary adventure? about pirates? gangsters? knights? mad scientists? time travel? did the book become a bestseller? would this book be considered a classic?

Relevant in which country this is set?
Relevant when this is set?
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Would it have been hard to avoid this advert? No
Would only a small percentage of the (local) population stumble across this advert? Yope

How many adverts were there? One, less than 10, less than 100, more? Over the whole world, there were more
Was each one individually written by hand? Yes
Were the adverts mailed to the recipients? No


Was the advert written on paper? cardboard? a blackboard? wood? glass? a wall? Paper

Was there only one advert? Yes Were there many of these? Yes

Was the advert in this story (the one taken seriously) outside a building? Yes inside a building? No

The book:
contemporary adventure?
about pirates? No, but close
gangsters? knights? mad scientists? time travel? No to rest

did the book become a bestseller? would this book be considered a classic? Irr

Relevant in which country this is set? Yope
Relevant when this is set? Yope
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Is the book about sailors? the sea? an island?

Is the puzzle set in Europe? the Americas? Africa? Asia? Australia? in the Caribbean? near or on an island? at sea?

Does the book play in Europe? the Americas? Africa? Asia? Australia? in the Caribbean? near or on an island? at sea?

Is the puzzle set in modern times? 20th century? 19th? 18th? 17th? 16th? 15th? earlier? in the future?

Does the book play in modern times? 20th century? 19th? 18th? 17th? 16th? 15th? earlier? in the future?

Is this a true story?
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Is the book about sailors? Yes the sea? Yes an island? Irr

Is the puzzle set in Europe? the Americas? Africa? Asia? Australia? in the Caribbean? near or on an island? at sea? At sea

Does the book play in Europe? the Americas? Africa? Asia? Australia? in the Caribbean? near or on an island? at sea? At sea

Is the puzzle set in modern times? 20th century? 19th? 18th? 17th? 16th? 15th? earlier? in the future? 19th century

Does the book play in modern times? 20th century? 19th? 18th? 17th? 16th? 15th? earlier? in the future? 19th century

Is this a true story? Irrevelent
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Was the story about smugglers? Is this set around Cornwall?
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Was the story about smugglers? Is this set around Cornwall? No to all.
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Was the advert found on a ship? at a port?
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Was the advert found on a ship? at a port? No to both
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Were the people who were saved sailing in a ship? Huge ship?
Was the ad in the form of a disclaimer?
Is this story related to the sinking of a ship?
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Were the people who were saved sailing in a ship? YesHuge ship? Depends on what you mean
Was the ad in the form of a disclaimer? Not sure what you mean
Is this story related to the sinking of a ship? No, but close
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Was the ad in the form of a map?
Was the ad related to weather? Navigation/position?
is the book related to religion?
Is the story related to a fight/war between ships?

Please correct me if I'm wrong:
"A group of people were sailing in a ship and their lives were saved by a advert that was in that ship. It was an advert for a fiction book about sailors. The ad itself had been handwritten in paper. All this story happened in the 19th century".
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Was the ad in the form of a map? No
Was the ad related to weather? No
Navigation/position? Yope
is the book related to religion? No
Is the story related to a fight/war between ships? No, but close

Please correct me if I'm wrong:
"A group of people were sailing in a ship and their lives were saved by a advert that was in that ship. It was an advert for a fiction book about sailors. The ad itself had been handwritten in paper. All this story happened in the 19th century". Yes, except for the fact that the advert wasn't in that ship. The advert itself didn't save their lives, too. Some other people did, but if it weren't for the advert, they wouldn't save them.
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Was this particular ship mentioned in the advert? Were ships that have something in common with this ship mentioned in the advert?

Were the people on board saved from sinking? an attack? an accident? a storm? a different natural catastrophe?
Did the ship ever leave port?
Were the saviours aboard the ship? on land?
If the saviours were on land: Did they communicate with the ship at sea?

The ship: military? merchant ship? freighter? transporting people (emigrants? tourists? refugees?)?
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Was this particular ship mentioned in the advert? Yope Were ships that have something in common with this ship mentioned in the advert? Yes

Were the people on board saved from sinking? No an attack? no, but close
an accident? a storm? a different natural catastrophe? No to rest
Did the ship ever leave port? Yes
Were the saviours aboard the ship? The ship that was saved? No on land? No
If the saviours were on land: Did they communicate with the ship at sea? N/A

The ship: military? merchant ship? freighter? transporting people (emigrants? tourists? refugees?)? Freighter
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So, were the saviours on a different ship? Relevant what type of ship? Did they at some point come near the freighter? Did they communicate with the freighter?

Occupation of the saviours relevant? Did they work for some kind of authorities? (police? coast guard? customs officers?)

Did the advert hint at a crime?

Relevant what kind of cargo the freighter was transporting? Was the cargo dangerous?
Was one (or more?) of the crew dangerous to other people on board? did someone plan murder? mutiny? theft? Were there passengeres aboard the freighter? Was the freighter in good shape (i.e. would you buy this freighter fom a used-ships merchant?)?

Did the danger to the freighter come from anything on the freighter itself? from the sea? from people not on the freighter? from another ship?
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So, were the saviours on a different ship? Yes Relevant what type of ship? Not really (it was another freighter, if you want to know) Did they at some point come near the freighter? Yes Did they communicate with the freighter? Yope

Occupation of the saviours relevant? Yes Did they work for some kind of authorities? (police? coast guard? customs officers?) Noish

Did the advert hint at a crime? Yes

Relevant what kind of cargo the freighter was transporting? No Was the cargo dangerous? Irr
Was one (or more?) of the crew dangerous to other people on board? Yes
did someone plan murder? Yes mutiny? There already was a mutiny theft? possibly, but irrevelant
Were there passengeres aboard the freighter? No Was the freighter in good shape (i.e. would you buy this freighter fom a used-ships merchant?)? Irrevelant

Did the danger to the freighter come from anything on the freighter itself? from the sea? from people not on the freighter? from another ship?
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Did the danger to the freighter come from anything on the freighter itself? This one; there was a mutiny on board
from the sea? from people not on the freighter? from another ship? No to rest
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Was the book about mutiny on a ship? Bounty relevant?

Did the saviours intend to save the people on board the freighter? Did they try to make profit out of the mutiny?

If they hadn't come across the advert, would they have been at sea at that time? on a similar course?

Did the saviours prevent the mutiny from happening? Did they stop it? Did they solve the conflict? Did they talk to the people on the freighter? Did they use weapons? Did the mutiny just stop when they arrived? Had the mutiny already been over when they arrived? Did they pick up people swimming in the water and thus rescue their lives?
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Was the book about mutiny on a ship? Yes Bounty relevant? No

Did the saviours intend to save the people on board the freighter? Yes Did they try to make profit out of the mutiny? No

If they hadn't come across the advert, would they have been at sea at that time? They found it at sea on a similar course? Ibid

Did the saviours prevent the mutiny from happening? Did they stop it? Did they solve the conflict? Did they talk to the people on the freighter? Did they use weapons? Did the mutiny just stop when they arrived? Had the mutiny already been over when they arrived? Did they pick up people swimming in the water and thus rescue their lives? Irrevelant, except that the mutiny was already there when they arrived and they stopped it
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What do we have to find out now? The exact content of the advert? How it came to be at sea?

Was the advert previously on board the mutiny freighter? Did someone put it in a bottle? Did someone on board the freighter put the advert at sea as a kind of SOS signal?
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What do we have to find out now? The exact content of the advert? Yes (not the exact content, but a general outline what was in there) How it came to be at sea? Yes

Was the advert previously on board the mutiny freighter? <b>No,/b> Did someone put it in a bottle? Yes Did someone on board the freighter put the advert at sea as a kind of SOS signal? No
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Was the advert previously on board the mutiny freighter? No
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Was the advert's leading the saviours to the freighter a result of a lucky chance? Did someone intend them to find it and take it seriously?

Did someone manipulate the advert? Let's say cut off the bit about "Buy this book! etc." so that only the "story" part would be left?

Did the advert speak of mutiny? murder? of a ship? a freighter? a ship from a certain country? a ship in the area where the saviours were?

Was there something else in the advert which did not happen in reality?
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Was the advert's leading the saviours to the freighter a result of a lucky chance? Yes! Did someone intend them to find it and take it seriously? No

Did someone manipulate the advert? Let's say cut off the bit about "Buy this book! etc." so that only the "story" part would be left? No

Did the advert speak of mutiny? Yes murder? No of a ship? Yes a freighter? Ys a ship from a certain country? No a ship in the area where the saviours were? Yes

Was there something else in the advert which did not happen in reality? No
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Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) at sea? On land?
Were the saviors merchant men? Scientists? Smugglers? Fishermen?
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Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) at sea? On land? On land
Were the saviors merchant men? This Scientists? Smugglers? Fishermen? No to rest
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Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) a castaway? If not, is his job relevant?
Did the saviors change their heading to find the other ship? Did they save them for pure compassion?
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Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) a castaway? No If not, is his job relevant? Actually, yesish
Did the saviors change their heading to find the other ship? Yes Did they save them for pure compassion? Yes
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Had the saviors ever met the people saved before?
Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) a merchant? A fortune-teller? Business man? Was his business related to fishing? health care? law?
Judgedeadd (Judgedeadd)
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Had the saviors ever met the people saved before? No
Was the person (who put the ad in a bottle) a merchant? A fortune-teller? Business man? Was his business related to fishing? health care? law? All no
Is it important to know who were the people who released the ad? No Actually, I made a mistake; the answer to this is "yes"
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Posted on Sunday, October 01, 2006 - 3:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Please correct me if I'm wrong.
"Some people designed the ad and released it worldwide. Someone put one of these ads in a bottle and thrown it to the sea. Someone in the ship of the saviors catches the bottle and reads the ad. The saviors, thinking it was a serious piece of information (and it eventually proved to be true), realize there's a mutiny in a ship close to them and, by pure compassion, decide to turn their heading towards the other ship and save them. All of this happened in the 19th century."

The people who released the ad: were they at sea? on land? in a city? in a remote place?
Is the person who put the ad in a bottle: in an island? in a city? in a remote place?

Just confirming: was it pure coincidence that the ad was talking about mutiny on a ship nearby and that that situation was really taking place?
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Please correct me if I'm wrong.
"Some people designed the ad and released it worldwide. Someone put one of these ads in a bottle and thrown it to the sea. Someone in the ship of the saviors catches the bottle and reads the ad. The saviors, thinking it was a serious piece of information (and it eventually proved to be true), realize there's a mutiny in a ship close to them and, by pure compassion, decide to turn their heading towards the other ship and save them. All of this happened in the 19th century."
Yes
The people who released the ad: were they at sea? on land? in a city? in a remote place? On land
Is the person who put the ad in a bottle: in an island? in a city? in a remote place?On land

Just confirming: was it pure coincidence that the ad was talking about mutiny on a ship nearby and that that situation was really taking place? Yes

Actually, i think that you have enough info for now.

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

In the second half of the 19th century, a crew of a freighter, "Maurice", noticed a bottle with a message floating in waters. It was immediately put onboard and the message was read:

"Help! "Sea Hero" ship has a mutiny on board. The sailors locked me and other crewmen which didn't join the mutiny in the brig. They are going to kill us. We are at longitude (...) latitude (...)"

Seeing this, "Maurice" immediately changed its course and raced to help the "Sea Hero". They found the ship at the designated coordinates. The rebellious crew onboard panicked as the freighter ordered them to surrender. The saviors quickly restored peace onboard and released the imprisoned crewmen.
"Well I must congratulate you!" smiled the captain of "Maurice" "If it weren't for the message you released, we would have never known about you!"
"Message?" the officer was visibly surprised. "What message? I didn't have time for any messages!"

The puzzle was solved quickly when they got to dry land. It turned out that an author of an adventure book, "Sea Hero" - which told about mutiny onboard a ship of the same name - decided to improve its sales. He made lots of handwritten letters, each formed as a plea for help, put them in bottles and released into the ocean.
"Maurice" found one of such advert, and mistaking it for an authentic message, raced to help the "Sea Hero". In a nearly impossible coincidence, there was such exactly a ship in the designated coordinates, with the same name and a mutiny onboard.


Well, it was my frist riddle (or at least, one of the first) and it contained some "bloopers" (most notably, unable to decide whether the author of the ad was relevant or not. ) But it was still fun.
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Note: I've read the above relayed as a true story. (except for some details, such as the name of "Maurice" and the exact contents of the advert)

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