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Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He is among the best in the world at what he does, and would still be among the best no matter where in the world he worked. However, due to a habit he has, there is one place in the world he would not be able to work. Who is this mystery man, and why would this be the case?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 1:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the "habit he has" have anything to do with the thing he is best in the world at doing? Is the place a country? A city? A building? A geographical feature? A monument? A historical site?
Noel (Noel)
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Also, does "not be able" to work mean physically unable to work? Not allowed to work? Mentally/emotionally unable to work?
Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Does the "habit he has" have anything to do with the thing he is best in the world at doing? Yope Is the place a country? This A city? But this too. It's hard to explain. A building? A geographical feature? A monument? A historical site? None of these
Also, does "not be able" to work mean physically unable to work? No Not allowed to work? Mentally/emotionally unable to work? Sort of a cross between the last two, both of which by themselves would have "yope" as an answer
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 2:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vatican City (both a city and a country)? If so, is the reason he can't work religious? Offensive to Catholics?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 3:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

City-state? Singapore? (I'd consider the Vatican a historical site.)

Is he a real person? Is this set in the modern era? If not, LTPF list of centuries. Also, LTPF list of continents.

By work, you mean as a paid professional? Is his expertise due to training? Experience? Genetics? Would he be endangered in this one spot where he cannot work? If so, would the danger be from people or from nature? Are the weather or season relevant?

Possible list of professions:

Artistic? Musical?
Agriculture? Hunter? Fisherman?
Banking? Financial? Real estate?
Clerical? Administrative? Receptionist?
Computer related? Hardware? Information technology?
Construction? Craftsman?
Criminal? Jailbird?
Education? Academic Research?
Entertainment? Media?
Executive? Management?
Hospitality? Travel? Food Service?
Law enforcement? Police?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing? Distributions?
Medical? Health Services?
Politics? Government? Military?
Sales? Marketing? Tradesman?
Religion?
Retired person? Occupational disease?
Sports?
Student? Trainee?
Teaching? Child care?
Technical? Science? Engineering?
Transportation?
Unemployed?
Writer? Editor? Translator? Interpreter?
Other?
Noel (Noel)
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(I'd consider the Vatican a historical site.) I agree, and almost didn't guess it for that reason. But there's a chance he's talking about something in the city but outside of the Vatican itself. Can't hurt to guess it anyway.
Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vatican City (both a city and a country)? no If so, is the reason he can't work religious? Offensive to Catholics?

City-state? Yes. Singapore? YES!!!!! (I'd consider the Vatican a historical site.)

Is he a real person? yes Is this set in the modern era? yes If not, LTPF list of centuries. Also, LTPF list of continents. Well, Singapore is in Asia

By work, you mean as a paid professional? Yes Is his expertise due to training? Experience? Possibly both Genetics? Would he be endangered in this one spot where he cannot work? No If so, would the danger be from people or from nature? Are the weather or season relevant? No

Possible list of professions:

Artistic? Musical?
Agriculture? Hunter? Fisherman?
Banking? Financial? Real estate?
Clerical? Administrative? Receptionist?
Computer related? Hardware? Information technology?
Construction? Craftsman?
Criminal? Jailbird?
Education? Academic Research?
Entertainment? Media?
Executive? Management?
Hospitality? Travel? Food Service?
Law enforcement? Police?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing? Distributions?
Medical? Health Services?
Politics? Government? Military?
Sales? Marketing? Tradesman?
Religion?
Retired person? Occupational disease?
Sports? This is closest
Student? Trainee?
Teaching? Child care?
Technical? Science? Engineering?
Transportation?
Unemployed?
Writer? Editor? Translator? Interpreter?
Other?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 5:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is chewing gum relevant?
Does he chew gum while doing the thing he does?
Does he have an official world record at the thing he does?
Does it require skill?
Is it an olympic event?
Does it require any equipment?
Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is chewing gum relevant? yes
Does he chew gum while doing the thing he does? Yes!
Does he have an official world record at the thing he does? no
Does it require skill? The sport itself or what within the sport he does?
Is it an olympic event? Yes, but he does not participate in the Olympics
Does it require any equipment? The sport yes, but remember he does not play the sport,he is just involved in it
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 2:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a team sport?

If he does not play the sport, is he a coach? Involved with the equipment in some way?

Is chewing gum required for what he does?

Can the sport be considered a game?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 1:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm curious why Bentarm thought of chewing gum after learning the location was Singapore. Is it illegal in Singapore?
Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Is it a team sport? Yes

If he does not play the sport, is he a coach? yes Involved with the equipment in some way?

Is chewing gum required for what he does? no, but it is a superstition/habit for him, and I doubt he'd do it without chewing gum



Can the sport be considered a game? yes

I'm curious why Bentarm thought of chewing gum after learning the location was Singapore. Is it illegal in Singapore? yes
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so he is a sports coach who chews gum out of superstition or habit. Because he chews gum, he can't coach his sport in Singapore because chewing gum is illegal there.

All we have left is to figure out who the coach is? Or is there more?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a football manager? Alex Ferguson?
Ferrets101 (Ferrets101)
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Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, so he is a sports coach who chews gum out of superstition or habit. Because he chews gum, he can't coach his sport in Singapore because chewing gum is illegal there. correct

All we have left is to figure out who the coach is? Yes, see below Or is there more?

Is he a football manager? Alex Ferguson? YES


***SPOILER*****
Alex Ferguson is one of the best football managers in the world. But he chews gum during matches, and gum chewing is illegal in Singapore. So he can't coach there.

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