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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he told about the explosion, he couldn't help but to laugh.

Inspired by BeccaAnn's puzzle, but otherwise unrelated.
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Both 'he' the same person? Adult? human?

Explosion as in something blowin up? Any crimes relevant?

Did he think it was funny? Did he laugh out of spite? evil?
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:00 pm:

Both 'he' the same person? Adult? human? yes to all

Explosion as in something blowin up? yes Any crimes relevant? no

Did he think it was funny? yes Did he laugh out of spite? evil? no to both
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Was it an accident? fireworks? did anyone get hurt? was there damage to property?

relevant how he found out about the explosion?
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:42 pm:

Was it an accident? yes-ish fireworks? no did anyone get hurt? no was there damage to property? some

relevant how he found out about the explosion? yes
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Did he see the explosion? Hear about it? read about it?
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:44 pm:

Did he see the explosion? yes Hear about it? no read about it? no
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any crimes? explosives involved? gas? ciagrettes?
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~damia~ Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 9:25 am:

any crimes? explosives involved? gas? ciagrettes? no to all
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Did he set off the explosion? relevant what was blown up?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 11:38 am:

Did he set off the explosion? yes relevant what was blown up? yes
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Did he blow up a car? bus? truck? other vehicle? house? church? other type of building? brigde? railway? other type of transport system?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 12:25 pm:

Did he blow up a car? bus? truck? other vehicle? house? church? other type of building? brigde? railway? other type of transport system? no to all
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Did he blow up something man made? something in nature?
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was it in the newspaper?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 7:18 pm:

Did he blow up something man made? yes something in nature? no

Thestreetdetective Posted on Friday, April 20, 2007 - 12:54 am:

was it in the newspaper? no
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He blew up something, but it was no crime. Right? Was it some sort of demolition? Was it recorded?
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Did he read a joke? Maybe about the two guys who went duck hunting with a new car and a labrador?
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Maybe the fire prevention system caught fire and exploded?
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Eli Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 11:47 am:

He blew up something yes, for a broad definition of "blow up", but it was no crime. correct Right? Was it some sort of demolition? no Was it recorded? no

Foulglory Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 9:31 pm:

Did he read a joke? Maybe about the two guys who went duck hunting with a new car and a labrador? no

Foulglory Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 - 9:36 pm:

Maybe the fire prevention system caught fire and exploded? no, but good idea
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Did he blow up something he had made himself?
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 10:43 am:

Did he blow up something he had made himself? no
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He blows up something man made. It's not demolition, it's not something he made himself, yet it's still not a crime. Is this correct?

Does someone ask him to blow this thing up?

The thing that was blown up;
smaller than a mobile phone?
bigger than a mobile phone, smaller than a book?
bigger than a book, smaller than a chair?
bigger than a chair, smaller than a bed?
bigger than a bed, smaller than a car?
bigger than a car, smaller than a house?
bigger than a house?
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 3:19 pm:

He blows up something man made. It's not demolition, it's not something he made himself, yet it's still not a crime. Is this correct? yes, for the above broad definition of "blow up"

Does someone ask him to blow this thing up? not exactly

The thing that was blown up;
smaller than a mobile phone? in a way this...
bigger than a mobile phone, smaller than a book?
bigger than a book, smaller than a chair? bigger than a chair, smaller than a bed?
bigger than a bed, smaller than a car? ...and in another way probably something like this...
bigger than a car, smaller than a house? ...or this...
bigger than a house? ...but this question is pretty hard to answer, for reasons that will be clear later
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Is this something that will increase in size over time? something you build up gradually?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 11:45 am:

Is this something that will increase in size over time? something you build up gradually? no to both
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I am a bit puzzled by that 'broad definition' of blowing up. There was an explosion, right? A physical explosion, ie something was destroyed? And he was responsible? But he did not blow it up as such, in the normal definition of 'blowing up, right?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:35 pm:

I am a bit puzzled by that 'broad definition' of blowing up. hee hee There was an explosion, right? it can be called so A physical explosion, ie something was destroyed? something was destroyed, but you might want to reconsider this sentence And he was responsible? yes But he did not blow it up as such, in the normal definition of 'blowing up, right? right
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Blow up = to inflate?
Some sort of balloon, or similar?
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Blowing up = getting angry and ranting/shouting.
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Woodworm Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:54 pm:

Blow up = to inflate? no
Some sort of balloon, or similar? no - but in the right forest
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Something inflatable? if so, mattress? bounching castle? some toy? kid's swimming pool?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 2:15 pm:

Something inflatable? no, but... if so, mattress? bounching castle? some toy? kid's swimming pool?
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Something deflatable?
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Is it a figurative explosion? Did he "blew up" a joke? an opportuninty? a theory? an event? anything similar?
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Eli Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 2:43 pm:

Something deflatable? you could say so

Emeraldink Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 5:52 pm:

Is it a figurative explosion? not really... Did he "blew up" a joke? an opportuninty? a theory? an event? anything similar? ...at least not as figurative as any of these
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Was there a noise when this happened? Is this more of an implosion than explosion?
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Eli Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 11:49 am:

Was there a noise when this happened? yes Is this more of an implosion than explosion? no
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Did he puncture something and this created an "explosion"? If so, a tyre? something similar?

The thing he thought was fun, was that the explosion itself? or something that happened before? after?
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Eli Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 - 4:41 pm:

Did he puncture something yesish and this created an "explosion"? yes If so, a tyre? no something similar? depends on your view of what's similar...

The thing he thought was fun, was that the explosion itself? mainly or something that happened before? noish after? a bit
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Did he (yesishly) puncture a balloon? waterbed? a toy?

Did he plan to do what he did? or was it an accident?
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Eli Posted on Friday, May 04, 2007 - 8:08 am:

Did he (yesishly) puncture a balloon? waterbed? a toy? no to all

Did he plan to do what he did? NO or was it an accident? is was
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it was, of course - typing too fast today
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hot air ballon?
zeplin or some other type of dirigible?
blimp (type of american dirigible)?
hovercraft?
any other sort of transportation device?
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Booklover Posted on Saturday, May 05, 2007 - 1:51 am:

hot air ballon?
zeplin or some other type of dirigible?
blimp (type of american dirigible)?
hovercraft?
any other sort of transportation device?
the thing blown up was none of these, but the last one is relevant
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so, transportation device is relevant?
one that goes in the air?
one that is driven on land?
one that goes in water?
would this transportation device be used in any of the continents?
important where it was created?
asia? africa? antartica? north america? south america? europe? australia?

is it a weather balloon, by any chance?
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so, transportation device is relevant?
one that goes in the air?
one that is driven on land?
one that goes in water?
would this transportation device be used in any of the continents?
important where it was created?
asia? africa? antartica? north america? south america? europe? australia?

is it a weather balloon, by any chance?
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is the item filled with:
air?
helium?
nitrogen?
hydrogen?
other "gas"?

is it lifted up by some sort of fire?
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Booklover Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 2:05 pm:

so, transportation device is relevant? yes
one that goes in the air? no
one that is driven on land? yes
one that goes in water? no
would this transportation device be used in any of the continents?
important where it was created?
asia? africa? antartica? north america? south america? europe? australia? this one was made in Europe and never left Europe; others are made and used in all continents except perhaps Antarctica

is it a weather balloon, by any chance? no

Booklover Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 2:09 pm:

is the item filled with:
air?
helium?
nitrogen?
hydrogen?
other "gas"? no to all

is it lifted up by some sort of fire? no
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was it a car? if so, was it the car that exploded? was it something else in the car that (inflated) and exploded? an airbag?
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Booklover Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007 - 3:29 pm:

was it a car? yes if so, was it the car that exploded? NO was it something else in the car that (inflated) and exploded? no an airbag? so, no
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Was there something on the outside of the car that exploded?
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Did the car cause the explosion? Did someone drive over something relevant? Did a car come into contact with the weird not-un-balloon-like thing that is variously as big as a mobile phone and a house? Was the giggler in the car when the explosion happened?
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Could it mean "blow up" as in magnify? Is the certain type of car relevant?
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Did the sound make someone jump?
Did the bang come from the exhaust pipe?
Is this happening in a movie?
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Is it anything to do with the mathmatical "bang" as in factoral?
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Eli Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 4:05 pm:

Was there something on the outside of the car that exploded? yes

Woodworm Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:57 pm:

Did the car cause the explosion? yes Did someone drive over something relevant? yes Did a car come into contact with the weird not-un-balloon-like thing yes that is variously as big as a mobile phone and a house? but the size is not that of the not-un-balloon-like thing Was the giggler in the car when the explosion happened? yes

Deathateaster Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:34 pm:

Could it mean "blow up" as in magnify? no Is the certain type of car relevant? no

Snoozer Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 6:49 am:

Did the sound make someone jump? yes, but not very relevant
Did the bang come from the exhaust pipe? no
Is this happening in a movie? not as far as I am aware

Deathateaster Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 1:31 pm:

Is it anything to do with the mathmatical "bang" as in factoral? no
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Does he drive over an empty drinks can? something else that is empty that might explode under that kind of pressure?
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Any condiment packets involved? Ketchup maybe? Mustard? Something similar? (Memories of my junior high bus stop!)
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Eli Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 11:16 am:

Does he drive over an empty drinks can? no something else that is empty that might explode under that kind of pressure? no, but explore

Archerof5arrows Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 7:12 am:

Any condiment packets involved? Ketchup maybe? Mustard? Something similar? (Memories of my junior high bus stop!) no to all, but oh, the glories of bus stops...
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This thing he drove over was it empty? or filled with something?
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Eli Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 9:27 am:

This thing he drove over was it empty? no or filled with something? yes it was
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Was it filled with a liquid? gas? something solid?
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Eli Posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 4:19 pm:

Was it filled with a liquid? gas? something solid? something solid
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gonna try and jumpstart this one... Hi, Brid!!

Was the something solid
a soft solid, like a gel or foam rubber?
a dense but compressible solid, like styrofoam?
a hard solid, like metal, wood or ice?
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Rabrab Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 2:53 am:

gonna try and jumpstart this one... Hi, Brid!! Hi, Rabrab! Good try!

Was the something solid
a soft solid, like a gel or foam rubber?
a dense but compressible solid, like styrofoam? Strictly a bit farther from this...
a hard solid, like metal, wood or ice? ... and a bit closer to this, but in practice actually none of these. I'm using the word "solid" as the chemist I happen to be.
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So this is the definition of "solid" that you're using:
retains a fixed volume and shape
rigid - particles locked into place

not easily compressible
little free space between particles

does not flow easily
rigid - particles cannot move/slide past one another
?

or this one:
The solid state of matter is when the material has a definite volume or size and distinct shape at a given temperature.
?

or this one:
Solids -> molecules/atoms tightly packed. Force of attraction between molecules overcomes any translational motion of molecules (they do, however, vibrate in position).
?

or is it something else?

I'm not entirely sure which one a chemist would use...


Anyway, is the substance in the container one which exhibits all three general states of matter?

If yes to that question, can it also be a plasma?

If no to the first question, can it be liquid as well as solid, but not gaseous? Like lava?
Can it be gaseous and solid, but not liquid? I can't think of one off-hand, but I'd be completely unsurprised to find out that there's at least one substance that exhibits this property...
Can it only be solid?
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Rabrab Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 7:22 am:

So this is the definition of "solid" that you're using:
retains a fixed volume and shape
rigid - particles locked into place

not easily compressible
little free space between particles

does not flow easily
rigid - particles cannot move/slide past one another
? no

or this one:
The solid state of matter is when the material has a definite volume or size and distinct shape at a given temperature.
? no

or this one:
Solids -> molecules/atoms tightly packed. Force of attraction between molecules overcomes any translational motion of molecules (they do, however, vibrate in position).
? yes, or something similar

or is it something else?

I'm not entirely sure which one a chemist would use... well, well - it is not a liquid nor a gas


Anyway, is the substance in the container one which exhibits all three general states of matter? NO

If yes to that question, can it also be a plasma?

If no to the first question, can it be liquid as well as solid, but not gaseous? Like lava?
Can it be gaseous and solid, but not liquid? I can't think of one off-hand, but I'd be completely unsurprised to find out that there's at least one substance that exhibits this property...
Can it only be solid? it can only be solid
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I miss the smileys. <pout>

Is the substance purely naturally occurring, like stone? or is it an artificially modified state of a naturally occurring thing, like concrete? [I know concrete has a liquid form, so that not it, but like that...] or is it a purely artifical compound, like gunpowder?

I'm not sure that those questions are phrased very well; I probably should go to bed -- it's 3:00 am my time.
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Rabrab (Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 9:16 am:

I miss the smileys. <pout> You are not alone.

Is the substance purely naturally occurring, like stone? or is it an artificially modified state of a naturally occurring thing, like concrete? this one [I know concrete has a liquid form, so that not it, but like that...] or is it a purely artifical compound, like gunpowder?

I'm not sure that those questions are phrased very well; I probably should go to bed -- it's 3:00 am my time. Here it's the time when you start to wonder if it's not lunch soon. Especially when the job is less than exciting.
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OK, I'm back <smile>

Is the solid inside the container one large chunk? several smaller chunks? many small bits? a powder?

Is the original, naturally occurring thing's origin mineral? vegetable? animal?

Is the modification one that can happen accidentally? Does the modification require human action?

The process of modification:
Does it require equipment or tools? If yes, is the set-up required:
Basic? [the sort of things that the average person would have around home?]
Simple? [the sort of things that a school or serious hobbyist would have?]
Moderately complex? [the sort of things that a business would have]
Extremely complex? [the sort of set-up that only a large company/research facility would have]

What about the specialized knowledge needed to do the modification:
None?
Some?
Moderate?
Considerable?
Expert?
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Rabrab Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 2:58 pm:

OK, I'm back <smile> lovely!

Is the solid inside the container one large chunk? several smaller chunks? many small bits? a powder? this

Is the original, naturally occurring thing's origin mineral? vegetable? this animal?

Is the modification one that can happen accidentally? no Does the modification require human action? yes

The process of modification:
Does it require equipment or tools? yes If yes, is the set-up required:
Basic? [the sort of things that the average person would have around home?]
Simple? [the sort of things that a school or serious hobbyist would have?]
Moderately complex? [the sort of things that a business would have] this one, nowadays
Extremely complex? [the sort of set-up that only a large company/research facility would have]

What about the specialized knowledge needed to do the modification:
None?
Some?
Moderate?
Considerable?
Expert? moderate to expert - you would need to know the equipment, which few people do nowadays
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The powdered solid: flour? starch? sugar? medicinal powder?
Was the powder produced to be used as an explosive?
Was the explosion physical in nature? chemical? a combination of both? some other kind (do not know any other kinds, but just in case)?
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Emeraldink Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 8:47 am:

The powdered solid: flour? bingo! starch? sugar? medicinal powder?
Was the powder produced to be used as an explosive? NO
Was the explosion physical in nature? this chemical? a combination of both? some other kind (do not know any other kinds, but just in case)? or possibly this - it was not really an explosion
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OK, Emeraldink identified the powder as flour, so, do we need to know what the container was exactly?

Since it was "not-un-balloonlike",

The qualities of the container which make it "not-un-balloonlike":

Are they physical qualities of the material? non-permeability to air? non-permeability to water? elasticity? is it made from latex? or rubber?

Are they visual qualities? size? color? dimensions?

Was it a plastic bag? If so, trash bag-sized (capacity measured in tens of gallons or hundreds of liters?) a liner bag? (capacity in single-digit gallons?) a food-storage bag? (capacity at or under 2 gallons/10 liters?) a sandwich bag? (capacity under 1 quart/liter?)


"Not really an explosion": were you using "explosion" in the strict scientific sense here? (A sudden, almost instantaneous release of of pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential?) If so was it not an explosion because it lacked speed? because it did not emit light? heat? gas? (I don't see how it could avoid emitting shock...)

Did the container contain substantial amounts of air as well as the flour?

When he told the story, was he laughing at the way something? or someone? looked? reacted? behaved? as the bag of flour exploded? Or was he laughing about the result of the flour bomb? (a particularly stuffy person covered with flour, perhaps?)
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Rabrab Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 2:48 pm:

OK, Emeraldink identified the powder as flour, so, do we need to know what the container was exactly? yes

Since it was "not-un-balloonlike",

The qualities of the container which make it "not-un-balloonlike":

Are they physical qualities of the material? non-permeability to air? non-permeability to water? elasticity? all of these, I suppose is it made from latex? or rubber? hey, what's the difference? Some such stuff anyway

Are they visual qualities? size? color? dimensions? no

Was it a plastic bag? no If so, trash bag-sized (capacity measured in tens of gallons or hundreds of liters?) a liner bag? (capacity in single-digit gallons?) a food-storage bag? (capacity at or under 2 gallons/10 liters?) a sandwich bag? (capacity under 1 quart/liter?)


"Not really an explosion": were you using "explosion" in the strict scientific sense here? um, yes (A sudden, almost instantaneous release of of pressure, gas, heat and light when subjected to sudden shock, pressure, high temperature or applied potential?) If so was it not an explosion because it lacked speed? no to this because it did not emit light? heat? gas? but it emitted none of these (I don't see how it could avoid emitting shock...)

Did the container contain substantial amounts of air as well as the flour? probably not

When he told the story, was he laughing at the way something? or someone? looked? reacted? behaved? as the bag FA of flour exploded? yes, but mainly... Or was he laughing about the result of the flour bomb? ... this (a particularly stuffy person covered with flour, perhaps? but not this)
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are we talking about flour here as in flour in which you make bread, biscuits, etc.? if so, was it simply a bag of flour--made out of paper (or some type of paper)?

had he placed the thing of flour on the road himself? had the flour fallen out of someone else's car (maybe someone on their way back from the grocery)?

did he see the container of flour before it was run over? or did he "feel a bump," look back and see the "explosion" of powder and then realized that he had run over the flour?

can't remember if he is the driver or the passenger or if that is relevant...
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OK, the container is made of latex or rubber or something so similar as to be effectively the same...

Had he (can we name him? Wilfred?) put the flour in the container himself?

Was it a normal container for flour?
an extremely unusual container for flour, but a typical container for something else?
not generally considered a container at all? a condom? a rubber glove? a swimming cap? a hollow rubber ball?
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Booklover Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 3:45 pm:

are we talking about flour here as in flour in which you make bread, biscuits, etc.? yes if so, was it simply a bag of flour--made out of paper (or some type of paper)? no

had he placed the thing of flour on the road himself? no had the flour fallen out of someone else's car (maybe someone on their way back from the grocery)? no

did he see the container of flour before it was run over? yes or did he "feel a bump," look back and see the "explosion" of powder and then realized that he had run over the flour? no

can't remember if he is the driver or the passenger or if that is relevant... he is the driver, but not relevant

Rabrab Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 5:03 pm:

OK, the container is made of latex or rubber or something so similar as to be effectively the same...

Had he (can we name him? Wilfred? sure) put the flour in the container himself? no

Was it a normal container for flour? yope
an extremely unusual container for flour yope, but a typical container for something else? yes
not generally considered a container at all? it probably would not appear in any short list of container types a condom? a rubber glove? a swimming cap? a hollow rubber ball? but no to these
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The thing that is smaller than cell phone: flour? container?
The thing that is larger than a bed: container? car?
The thing that got destroyed: container?
Was the container left on the road ( or just in the car's path ) by practical jokers? for a specific purpose other than fun? accidentally?
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Emeraldink Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 7:21 am:

The thing that is smaller than cell phone: flour? yes container? no
The thing that is larger than a bed: container? no car? no
The thing that got destroyed: container? no
Was the container left on the road ( or just in the car's path ) by practical jokers? no for a specific purpose other than fun? yes accidentally? no
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It's a typical container for something, but probably wouldn't appear on any short list of containers; it's rubber or latex or something similar, and it's not a bag. <bleargh>

Is it box-like? folder-like? a wrapping? [like shrink wrap?] tubular?

Is the thing that it's normally used to contain a gas? a liquid? a solid?

<wild.guess> Is it an innertube?
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wild guess, but did flor explode and land on his or someone elses windshield?
did anyone swerve?
think it was snow?
did he place flour on road on purpose?
practical joke?
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was it a water balloon only filled with flour instead? is the thing larger than a bed also the flour when it had exploded all over the place? did the driver want something to be covered in flour? did someone else? is one other person involved? 2? 3? 4? 5?
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Hi! I'm back from holiday! Will work for two weeks and then have more holiday.

Rabrab Posted on Friday, June 15, 2007 - 8:06 pm:

It's a typical container for something, but probably wouldn't appear on any short list of containers; it's rubber or latex or something similar, and it's not a bag. <bleargh> hee hee

Is it box-like? folder-like? a wrapping? [like shrink wrap?] tubular? this last one

Is the thing that it's normally used to contain a gas? a liquid? this would be most typical, but the others are also possible a solid?

<wild.guess> Is it an innertube? no

Sparkplug1 Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 7:52 pm:

wild guess, but did flour explode and land on his or someone elses windshield? yes, among other things
did anyone swerve? no
think it was snow? no
did he place flour on road on purpose? who?
practical joke? no

~damia~ Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 11:25 am:

was it a water balloon only filled with flour instead? no is the thing larger than a bed also the flour when it had exploded all over the place? yes did the driver want something to be covered in flour? no did someone else? not covered, no is one other person involved? 2? 3? 4? 5? actually two directly involved; could be one
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did the other people want to cover the windshield in flour? the entire car? did they not like the driver? did they want to cause harm? destruction? injury? or just cause fright?
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~damia~ Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 11:25 am:

did the other people want to cover the windshield in flour? no the entire car? no did they not like the driver? one of them liked him very much, the other one didn't know him from Adam did they want to cause harm? destruction? injury? or just cause fright? no to all
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Ok, still on the container:

Is it tubular as in forming a ring, with a nozzle, spout, or valve sticking out, like an inner tube, a tire or a swim-ring? or tubular as in having a generally circular cross section and an indeterminate long dimension, like a hose or a piece of surgical tubing?

You said that it probably isn't on any short lists of containers. Does this mean that most people would never see one? that most people wouldn't think of it as a container?
What's your best guess at what the probability is that an average person picked at random from the population has seen one: Less than 10%? 10% to 25%? 25% to 50%? 50% to 75%? 75% to 95% greater than 95%?

If I saw one under the most likely scenario, would it be empty? prefilled? Could it be refilled at a factory or by a business? Could I refill it? would I be likely to want to?
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Is the container you refer to,is it the the one at the back or front of the car,the empty space back/front of car? after all,its not thought of a container but acts like 1....
if so,did he accidently leave the flour behind?
did it drop?
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Rabrab Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 7:32 pm:

Ok, still on the container:

Is it tubular as in forming a ring, with a nozzle, spout, or valve sticking out, like an inner tube, a tire or a swim-ring? or tubular as in having a generally circular cross section and an indeterminate long dimension, like a hose or a piece of surgical tubing? this one

You said that it probably isn't on any short lists of containers. Does this mean that most people would never see one? no that most people wouldn't think of it as a container? yes
What's your best guess at what the probability is that an average person picked at random from the population has seen one: Less than 10%? this, for this use of it... 10% to 25%? 25% to 50%? 50% to 75%? 75% to 95% greater than 95%? ... but this for the item in general

If I saw one under the most likely scenario which I take to be the one marked greater than 95 % above, would it be empty? possibly prefilled? possibly Could it be refilled at a factory or by a business? yes, but unlikely Could I refill it? yes would I be likely to want to? yes

Marcelainus Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 3:05 am:

Is the container you refer to,is it the the one at the back or front of the car,the empty space back/front of car? after all,its not thought of a container but acts like 1.... I am uncertain as to what you mean here, but in all probability no
if so,did he accidently leave the flour behind?
did it drop? no to all
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I'm getting a little confused--is the flour in the piece of surgical tubing? Is the tubing on the road? and the car drives over it? and then the flour explodes and lands on the car behind the one he is in?

if the above is correct, are we trying to figure out how the flour got into the tubing?

can't remember--was this done as a prank? as a test of some sort? were they trying to figure out how durable the tubing was?

did anyone in either car know about the tubing? the flour?

the "he" in all of this--is he simply an observer? or does he have anything to do with the flour? the tube?

after the flour exploded, did either car stop? did they try to figure out what the flour was?
did they hear the explosion and think they had hit something? a bomb? were they scared at the explosion--and then they laughed because they realized it was just flour?

did "he" laugh when telling the story because of the look of the flour hitting the car? at the fact that they might have been scared at first and the relief that it was just flour?
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She didn't say that it was surgical tubing, only that it was like surgical tubing in shape, unless I've completely misread her answer.

The tubing:
could I most buy it at
a food store?
an office supply store?
a hardware store?
a building supply store?
a gardening supply store?
a clothing store?
a sporting goods store?
an appliance store?
a furniture store?

Would I be most likely to use it in my garden? my garage? my car? my office? myt house?

If 'my house', in which room is it most likely to be:
kitchen?
bathroom?
bedroom?
living room?
workshop or hobby area?
near my computer?
in a closet or storage area?



Is its diameter under 1/2 inch? under 1 inch? under 2 inches? under 5 inches? under one foot?

Was the length that he ran over under 1 foot long? under 2 feet? under 3 feet? under 10 feet? under 50 feet?

Was it sealed or closed off at both ends? at only one end? open on both ends?

When the car ran over it, did the tubing actually split open, or did the flour simple shoot out one (or both?) ends?
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Booklover Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 2:15 pm:

I'm getting a little confused--is the flour in the piece of surgical tubing? it is in the item, which is not surgical tubing. Below, read "item" for "tubing" Is the tubing on the road? yes-ish and the car drives over it? yes and then the flour explodes scatters, anyway and lands on the car behind the one he is in? no, but all over the place

if the above is correct, are we trying to figure out how the flour got into the tubing? well, yes

can't remember--was this done as a prank? no as a test of some sort? no were they trying to figure out how durable the tubing was? no

did anyone in either car know about the tubing? yes, but only one car is involved the flour? ditto

the "he" in all of this--is he simply an observer? no - he drives the car, which I think was established long ago or does he have anything to do with the flour? the tube? no to both, but the other involved persons do

after the flour exploded, did either car stop? yes did they try to figure out what the flour was? no
did they hear the explosion and think they had hit something? no a bomb? no were they scared at the explosion no --and then they laughed because they realized it was just flour? but yesish

did "he" laugh when telling the story because of the look of the flour hitting the car? yes at the fact that they might have been scared at first and the relief that it was just flour? no

Rabrab Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 4:23 pm:

She didn't say that it was surgical tubing, only that it was like surgical tubing in shape, unless I've completely misread her answer. Quite right.

The tubing:
could I most buy it at
a food store?
an office supply store?
a hardware store? this...
a building supply store?
a gardening supply store? ...and this...
a clothing store?
a sporting goods store?
an appliance store? ...and perhaps this are likely to sell similar items, but the exact type of item would have to be ordered from a specialist, I imagine.
a furniture store?

Would I be most likely to use it in my garden? this would be most likely my garage? my car? my office? myt house? but this is also possible, albeit with items less like the one in the puzzle

If 'my house', in which room is it most likely to be:
kitchen? perhaps
bathroom? this, probably
bedroom?
living room?
workshop or hobby area? perhaps
near my computer?
in a closet or storage area? and this is where it would be kept to be out of the way!

Is its diameter under 1/2 inch? under 1 inch? under 2 inches? under 5 inches? under one foot? the one in the puzzle a couple of inches, as I recall it; those found in your or my home probably under 1 inch

Was the length that he ran over under 1 foot long? under 2 feet? under 3 feet? under 10 feet? under 50 feet? The length he actually ran over was equal to the width of the car. The full length of the item was probably several tens of feet

Was it sealed or closed off at both ends? at only one end? open on both ends? this, but beware

When the car ran over it, did the tubing actually split open, or did the flour simple shoot out one (or both?) ends? actually neither - explore
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Was the container similar to a piece of garden hose or a water hose used by firefighters?

Did someone try to transport the flour inside the tube? by compressed air?
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Emeraldink Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 7:12 am:

Was the container similar to a piece of garden hose or a water hose used by firefighters? YES

Did someone try to transport the flour inside the tube? they did by compressed air? I don't know the exact method
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So, it's that ribbed flexi-hose that comes in rolls that you can use for pretty much anything? That's cool stuff. Or was it drip hose? That's even cooler...

Anyway, did the hose have holes in it (besides the ones at either end, of course!)? so that when the car drove over it, the flour puffed out through the perforations in little flour fountains?
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By Rabrab on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 2:38 pm:

I thought I had answered these. Apologies.

So, it's that ribbed flexi-hose that comes in rolls that you can use for pretty much anything? That's cool stuff. Or was it drip hose? That's even cooler... After a quick googling, I'd say "hose" would do. Not drip hose

Anyway, did the hose have holes in it (besides the ones at either end, of course!)? no so that when the car drove over it, the flour puffed out through the perforations in little flour fountains? Would have been pretty - but no
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Did he fart?
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Did he laugh because the situation was ironic?
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By Iaman on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 2:49 am:

Did he fart? Certainly not - have you read anything of the previous questions and answers?

By Cbeck on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 5:06 am:

Did he laugh because the situation was ironic? no
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Was the hose being used to move flour from one storage area to another?

Is the exact location relevant?
If yes, was he at a flour mill? a food processor of some sort? a bakery?

Was the hose a standard way of moving the flour or was it an unusual circumstance?

Is there anything specific about the car that we need to find out?

Is there anything more about the other two people involved that we need to find out?
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By Rabrab on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 7:45 am:

Was the hose being used to move flour from one storage area to another? yesish

Is the exact location relevant? well, yes
If yes, was he at a flour mill? a food processor of some sort? a bakery? this

Was the hose a standard way of moving the flour or was it an unusual circumstance? standard

Is there anything specific about the car that we need to find out? no

Is there anything more about the other two people involved that we need to find out? a bit
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Hum. OK, then.

The hose was standard operating procedure; and it was somewhere where it could be driven over in a car. Was the hose running from a flour truck to the bakery building? from an outdoor storage tank to inside the building?

Driving over the hose caused the explosion of flour, but the hose didn't split (did it burst at all? tear?) and the flour didn't shoot out of one or both ends. So:
Did the flour that covered the car actually come from the hose? or did it come from one of the things the hose was hooked up to?

Did his driving over the hose pull it loose from the connection at one end?

He was laughing at how something looked as a result of the flour explosion: did the flour cover a large area? many other cars? the truck? the truck driver? the bakery building itself?
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When he told the story, did he use any words that rhymed?
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May we have a recap, please?
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I think that Brid is off on another holiday. Must be nice... ;P
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new here..haha but i like this thing. ok so heres the story: When he told about the explosion, he couldn't help but to laugh.

he 'told', so was he telling to the other person involved?

he couldn't 'help' but to laugh, as in couldn't hold his laughter or couldn't help as in the meaning of save the other person involved?

hey i dunno but i may be asking something stupid, but afterall its my first try yarh?
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Pretty good questions for a first post, Radgon, and welcome to the forums!

Did he call it "Flour Power?" Sorry, that was bad...

Hmm...Long shot here... Perhaps the person who "liked him very much" was doing a wedding or something like a party, and they wanted a big white Poof to go off, or use it instead of rice, in the case of a wedding. They hooked the hose full of flour up to the bakery so it had a nice flow of the puffy white stuff, then the man drove over it, but instead of shooting out beautifuly in one direction, the flour poofed out in a giant cloud all over the place to the great amusement of everyone present??? riiiight? ;]

Or maybe the Mythbusters are involved somehow...
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Was the flour meant to shoot out in a particular direction, but the lateral curvature of the car wheel result in the hose lifting up at the ends, consequently discharging the flour somewhere else?
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Hi! I'm back! Obviously I should have waited for your excellent questions before leaving, but we were late for the 70-year-party as it was...

Rabrab Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 4:17 pm:

Hum. OK, then.

The hose was standard operating procedure; and it was somewhere where it could be driven over in a car. Was the hose running from a flour truck to the bakery building? YES! from an outdoor storage tank to inside the building? this would also have been possible

Driving over the hose caused the explosion of flour, but the hose didn't split (did it burst at all? tear?) well, it was in several parts, treaded/screwed together, which came apart and the flour didn't shoot out of one or both ends. So:
Did the flour that covered the car actually come from the hose? yes or did it come from one of the things the hose was hooked up to?

Did his driving over the hose pull it loose from the connection at one end? no, see above

He was laughing at how something looked as a result of the flour explosion: did the flour cover a large area? fairly many other cars? the truck? the truck driver? the bakery building itself? but no to rest

Cbeck Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 8:29 pm:

When he told the story, did he use any words that rhymed? no

Haenlomal Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 4:05 pm:

May we have a recap, please? no need, see below

Rabrab Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 6:42 pm:

I think that Brid is off on another holiday. Must be nice... ;P Quite! But now it will be work every week, five days most weeks, until Christmas.

Radgon Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 2:20 pm:

new here..haha but i like this thing. ok so heres the story: When he told about the explosion, he couldn't help but to laugh.

he 'told', so was he telling to the other person involved? he told his friends several times afterwards

he couldn't 'help' but to laugh, as in couldn't hold his laughter or couldn't help as in the meaning of save the other person involved? the first one

hey i dunno but i may be asking something stupid, but afterall its my first try yarh? 's all right

Blazingphoenix Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2007 - 4:07 am:

Pretty good questions for a first post, Radgon, and welcome to the forums!

Did he call it "Flour Power?" Sorry, that was bad... he could have, only we were not spaking English at the time...

Hmm...Long shot here... Perhaps the person who "liked him very much" was doing a wedding or something like a party, and they wanted a big white Poof to go off, or use it instead of rice, in the case of a wedding. They hooked the hose full of flour up to the bakery so it had a nice flow of the puffy white stuff, then the man drove over it, but instead of shooting out beautifuly in one direction, the flour poofed out in a giant cloud all over the place to the great amusement of everyone present??? riiiight? ;] a lovely scenario, indeed - but no

Or maybe the Mythbusters are involved somehow... not to my knowledge, no

Zenith Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2007 - 4:56 am:

Was the flour meant to shoot out in a particular direction, but the lateral curvature of the car wheel result in the hose lifting up at the ends, consequently discharging the flour somewhere else? well, no...

but Rabrab's questions above are sufficient for a

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

We (my father, who drove the car, my mother, and I, who was a teenager at the time) were leaving after a visit to our German friends, who live beside and above a bakery, because the grandfather (since deceased) was a retired baker. As we were about to cross the yard and get out we saw that flour was being delivered by a large hose, threaded together from several pieces. The old baker told us to drive across it, no problem - but it must have been put together carelessly, because it came apart, and in half a moment flour covered the yard, our friends and our car, outside and inside, because the windows were all down. We couldn't help laughing even then, as we tried to clean the car enough for starting again, and The Flour Explosion was one of my father's favourite holiday stories for years to come.
I don't think the car ever got free from flour inside.
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Very nice. It still hadn't occurred to me that it could have been a connection somewhere along the length of the hose that separated...

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