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Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She dropped the ball and it continued.

"She" = H/A/F
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 12:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"it" = the ball?
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dropped the ball=failed to do something? or actually dropped a ball? would "it" had continued if she hadn't dropped the ball? is she playing a sport? is location relevant? era? is she indoors? outdoors? is that relevant? is the title relevant? is she playing baseball/softball? did the game continue because she failed to catch the ball and it would have been the final out?=shot in the dark.
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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"it" = the ball? No

dropped the ball=failed to do something? No
or actually dropped a ball? Yes
would "it" had continued if she hadn't dropped the ball? No
is she playing a sport? No
is location relevant?Yes
era? No
is she indoors? Yes
outdoors?No
is that relevant?Yes
is the title relevant?Yes, in a sense
is she playing baseball/softball? No
did the game continue because she failed to catch the ball and it would have been the final out?No
=shot in the dark.
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she watching a sport?
Is the ball used in a sport? is it relevant what the ball is normally used for?
If someone else had dropped the ball, would "it" have continued? if she had dropped another ball?
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Was it her decision to drop the ball? Was she expected to drop the ball? Was she, or someone else, relieved that she did it? Was it a ball used in sports? Was it a game that continued? Involving the ball? Is she a referee?
Did she pick up the ball? Did she interrupt (an activity? a game?) by picking up the ball?
Is the relief hers? Someone else's? Is the ball heavy for her?
Is it a bouncy ball (solid rubber ball)?
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relief as in a slope?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she watching a sport? No
Is the ball used in a sport? No is it relevant what the ball is normally used for? Yes
If someone else had dropped the ball, would "it" have continued? Yes if she had dropped another ball? Rephrase: a different type of ball or another one if the same type.

Was it her decision to drop the ball? Yes Was she expected to drop the ball? Yes Was she, or someone else, relieved that she did it? Noish Was it a ball used in sports? No Was it a game that continued? No Involving the ball? No Is she a referee? No
Did she pick up the ball? Yes Did she interrupt (an activity? a game?) by picking up the ball? Yes
Is the relief hers? It could be, yes. Someone else's? It could be, yes. Is the ball heavy for her? No
Is it a bouncy ball (solid rubber ball)? I don't know but not relevant
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she drop the ball and then pick it up? Or did she pick up the ball and then drop it?

Type of ball:
Exercise ball (the big inflated ones you can sit on)?
Beach ball?
Billiard ball?
A prop in a stage production?
A medicine ball (the heavy kind you use in strength training)?
Those chiming metal anti-stress balls?
A ball bearing?
A ball that you would use in a sport?
A ball-shaped object? A trophy?
A New Year's Eve ball?
A crystal ball?
A magic 8 ball?
A hamster ball? The human version of a hamster ball?

Is the ball smaller than a mouse? Smaller than a breadbox? Smaller than a microwave? Smaller than a car?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she drop the ball and then pick it up? No, unless if she wanted to drop it again. Or did she pick up the ball and then drop it? Yes

Type of ball:
Exercise ball (the big inflated ones you can sit on)?
Beach ball?
Billiard ball?
A prop in a stage production?
A medicine ball (the heavy kind you use in strength training)?
Those chiming metal anti-stress balls?
A ball bearing?
A ball that you would use in a sport?
A ball-shaped object? A trophy?
A New Year's Eve ball?
A crystal ball?
A magic 8 ball?
A hamster ball? The human version of a hamster ball?
None, in fact this is not actually a ball but has another name, but is usually ball-shaped.
Is the ball smaller than a mouse? In here Smaller than a breadbox? Smaller than a microwave? Smaller than a car?
Sugarshane (Sugarshane)
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is she playing a game? is she injured? is it a ball of gold? is the ball made of metal? plastic? wood? rubberbands? is it a gum-ball? are there any other relevant people? you said she was indoors? is it a public location? private? in her home? a house? a place of business? a stadium? is it a egg? about the relevant location- is the country relevant? city? state?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is she playing a game? No, at least none that I can think of. is she injured? No is it a ball of gold? No is the ball made of metal? No plastic? Yes, I think so wood? No rubberbands? No is it a gum-ball? No are there any other relevant people? No you said she was indoors? yes , but it doesn't have to be indoors to work is it a public location? No private? Yes in her home? Yes a house? a place of business? No a stadium? No is it a egg? No about the relevant location- is the country relevant? No city? No state? No
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a toy? A tool?
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So she is in her home, she picks up a "ball", then drops it.
Immediately upon picking it up?
Can she see this "ball"?
Is it smaller than a regular marble?
Is it a household object?
A leisure object?
Is profession relevant?

Does she interrupt a game?
An activity?
Are there other people involved?
1,2,3,4,10,100, etc?
If so, are these other people in her home?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she is in her home, she picks up a "ball", then drops it.
Immediately upon picking it up?
Can she see this "ball"?
Is it smaller than a regular marble?
Is it a household object?
A leisure object?
Is profession relevant?

Does she interrupt a game?
An activity? Yeshish
Are there other people involved?
1,2,3,4,10,100, etc?
If so, are these other people in her home?

All else No
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wait. She can't see it, but it's not smaller than a marble? Is she blind? Is it invisible?
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Seperating my first question now:
Is she in her home?
Does she pick up a ball?
Does she drop a ball?
She picks up the ball first, then drops it?

And she cannot see this ball?
Though it is made of plastic?
Clear plastic?
Does she know that she drops the ball?

Also, I think you missed Noel's questions above mine.
Sugarshane (Sugarshane)
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is the ball part of something? is the ball usually attached to something? so is it fair to say that it really isn't a ball at all? its just shaped like one? when she dropped the ball did it prohibit her from doing something? is she able to pick up the ball? is the ball hallow in the middle? could you pump this ball up with air? is this object a common house hold object? is it a toy of any kind? is cleaning relevant? in the statement it says "it" continued- is "it" music? a party? a function of an appliance? an emotion? a fight? when she dropped the ball did it hit something relevant? a switch for something? a button? her foot or toe? did she drop the ball on her toe/foot and the pain from a previous injury continued? is the ball heavy? is there anything inside of the ball? did she drop the ball on the remote control hitting the play button causing the movie to continue?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

**********BLOOPER**********

Cupofsun's question Can she see this "ball"? is incorrectly answered.
Yes she can see the ball. (Sorry for that!)


Is it a toy? No A tool? Noish

Wait. She can't see it, but it's not smaller than a marble? Is she blind? Is it invisible? See BLOOPER

Seperating my first question now:
Is she in her home? Yes
Does she pick up a ball? Yes
Does she drop a ball? Yes
She picks up the ball first, then drops it? Yes

And she cannot see this ball? See BLOOPER
Though it is made of plastic? Yes
Clear plastic? Not relevant
Does she know that she drops the ball? Yes

Also, I think you missed Noel's questions above mine. Fixed

is the ball part of something? Yes! is the ball usually attached to something? Yes! so is it fair to say that it really isn't a ball at all? Yes its just shaped like one? Usually, yes when she dropped the ball did it prohibit her from doing something? No is she able to pick up the ball? Not completely is the ball hallow in the middle? I'm pretty sure, yes could you pump this ball up with air? Not relevant is this object a common house hold object? Fairly common, I think is it a toy of any kind? is cleaning relevant? in the statement it says "it" continued- is "it" music? a party? a function of an appliance? an emotion? a fight? when she dropped the ball did it hit something relevant? Yes a switch for something? a button? her foot or toe? did she drop the ball on her toe/foot and the pain from a previous injury continued? is the ball heavy? is there anything inside of the ball? did she drop the ball on the remote control hitting the play button causing the movie to continue?

All else no
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Is the ball connected to a pull string? A lever? Is "it" a machine? Or the function performed by a machine? If "machine" is inaccurate, can it be described as a "device"?
Did she drop the ball carefully? Does it matter? Would "it" have continued, had she dropped the ball somewhere else? Could she have dropped it anywhere else? Is the ball sliding on a pin, like the balls on an abacus?
Did she lift the ball straight up? Did she drop it completely, letting it fall by gravity?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Is the ball connected to a pull string? No A lever? yesish, the ish is because I'm not certain that it's connected to a lever. Is "it" a machine? No Or the function performed by a machine? No If "machine" is inaccurate, can it be described as a "device"? Do you mean the "it"? No
Did she drop the ball carefully? Not relevant Does it matter? No Would "it" have continued, had she dropped the ball somewhere else? No Could she have dropped it anywhere else? No Is the ball sliding on a pin, like the balls on an abacus? No
Did she lift the ball straight up? Yes, up as far as it could go. Did she drop it completely, letting it fall by gravity? yes
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Did it fall straight down? Or at an arc?
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Did it fall straight down? Or at an arc?

If fell at a slight arc
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Does it make any sound?
Is it a bell?
Does the sound it makes signal that something may/must begin? End? Begin again? Stop?
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Does it make any sound? No
Is it a bell? No
Does the sound it makes signal that something may/must begin? End? Begin again? Stop? No
Noel (Noel)
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Is it a clock pendulum?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Is it a clock pendulum? Nope
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Is "it" a person/persons doing something? An object/objects doing something? Is it relevant where in the house she is?
If so:
Living room?
Bedroom?
Bathroom?
Kitchen?
Basement?
Attic?
Time period relevant? Country relevant?
Record player=OTWT? Newton's cradle=OTWT?
Would it have worked without a ball? Or with a cube?
Is it a mouse ball? Did she touch anything besides the ball?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Is "it" a person/persons doing something? No An object/objects doing something? No Is it relevant where in the house she is? Yes
If so:
Living room? No
Bedroom? No
Bathroom? Yes
Kitchen? No
Basement? No
Attic? No
Time period relevant? No Country relevant? No
Record player=OTWT? No Newton's cradle=OTWT? No
Would it have worked without a ball? No Or with a cube? Yes
Is it a mouse ball? No Did she touch anything besides the ball? Yes
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the ball a part of something else? Is it a separate entity? or is it attached to something? Does this have to do with the ball-shaped floaty thing in the tank of a toilet?

BTW, I think Galfisk was asking if "record player" and "Newton's cradle" were on the wrong track... does this change your answers?
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Is the ball a part of something else? Yes! Is it a separate entity? No or is it attached to something? Yes! Does this have to do with the ball-shaped floaty thing in the tank of a toilet? Yes! Almost there...

BTW, I think Galfisk was asking if "record player" and "Newton's cradle" were on the wrong track... does this change your answers? Yes, thanks for that! I'm still not good with the abbreviations.
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"it continued" = the toilet water continued filling up? The toilet continued to run/leak despite her efforts?
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"it continued" = the toilet water continued filling up? Yes! Now time for a...

**********SPOILER**********
There was a girl who was highly curious on how her toilet worked. So after she flushed it she lifted up the lid and was amazed at the complicated mechanism used to make the toilet flush. She could even see the water filling the tank up. She was immediately attracted to the large ball floating in the water. So she picked it up and - gasp! - the water stopped running! She was so frightened, she didn't know what to do. In a panic she dropped the ball and - sigh of relief - the water continued to pour in!

Hey thanks for playing!
And my three shiny gold stars go to Noel, Kalira and Sugarshane! (And sorry Deathateaster that I didn't answer your question).
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Fun puzzle, I recall seeing this mechanism when I was a kid, and picking up the float switch (it was a cubish metal thingy in our toilet). I was (and still am) highly curious as to how everything works (:
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
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Fine Galfisk, you get a shiny gold star too.

Oh I just thought of another puzzle with the same idea: "She pushed it down and it overflowed." Get it?
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Haha yup, I did that too =) Good thing there's an overflow tube in these things.
Thanks for the shiny gold star.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's an overflow tube?
Wow, I am really unobservant.
Let me look...
Now I need to pee! (Pushing down the floater is addictive)

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