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Balin (Balin)
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Seeing as I have come back from my class trip to see one of my puzzles solved, I've got a new one that I came up with while away.

It broke, so I didn't do it.

True story again. Go!
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"It" (that broke)--is it an object?

Does "it" (the action not done) involve using the "it" that broke?
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"It" (that broke)--is it an object? Yesish

Does "it" (the action not done) involve using the "it" that broke? Yes
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Is it a video game (just asking)?
Could you have managed the action without the object?
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Is it a video game (just asking)? No, but I like the thinking.
Could you have managed the action without the object? No
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Was the first "it" a physical object?
A bone?
Did it physically break?
Balin (Balin)
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Was the first "it" a physical object? Yesish
A bone? No
Did it physically break? Yesish
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Is it a collection of objects?
Are computers or electronics involved?
Is it manufactured?
Natural?
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Is it a collection of objects? No
Are computers or electronics involved? No
Is it manufactured? No
Natural? Yes
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Plant life?
Tree? Part of a tree?
Human?
Animal?
Mineral?
Balin (Balin)
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Plant life?
Tree? Part of a tree?
Human?
Animal?
Mineral? None of these
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atomic or molecular?
any sort of living organism or part of a living organism?
is this object smaller than a car?
bigger?
Balin (Balin)
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atomic No or molecular? Yes
any sort of living organism or part of a living organism? No
is this object smaller than a car? No
bigger? Yes

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

There was more than one of this thing. They all broke, and they were all involved-ish in my not doing whatever it was.
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**********BLOOPER-ISH**********

ISH, I'm assuming that what you meant by "molecular" is that the object is composed of molecules and not atoms (i.e. salt and not sodium). Please correct me if I am mistaken.
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yeah, more or less. I'm not entirely sure what I meant by that anyway ;)

Was a chemical reaction happening?
Is it a solid?
Liquid?
Gas?
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Was a chemical reaction happening? No
Is it a solid? No
Liquid? Yes
Gas? No
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Was it a storm?
A virus or other sickness?
A body of water?
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Was it a storm? No
A virus or other sickness? No
A body of water? Yes
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A pool?
Stream?
River?
Lake?
Sea?
Ocean?
It broke: Did the water physically separate?
Was something contaminating the water?
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A pool?
Stream?
River?
Lake?
Sea?
Ocean? This one
It broke: Did the water physically separate?
Was something contaminating the water? No to rest

**********YET ANOTHER BLOOPER**********

"A body of water?" should be Yesish
Balin (Balin)
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And congrats on your 100th post!
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Was it a literal ocaen?
Or something representative as such?
More than one ocean?
Balin (Balin)
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Was it a literal ocaen? Yes
Or something representative as such? No
More than one ocean? No

HINT: Not a whole ocean, but...
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Thanks on the congrats!

A wave?
And it broke, so you didn't surf it?
Balin (Balin)
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Thanks on the congrats! You're welcome!

A wave? YES!!!!!
And it broke, so you didn't surf it? No, but sooooooo close....Think more how it broke.

Oh, and it wasn't quite surfing either.
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Broke early?
Late?
Body surfing?
Boogie boarding?
Jetski?
Balin (Balin)
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Broke early? No
Late? No
Body surfing? It could have been this...
Boogie boarding? But it was in fact this!
Jetski? And thus not this.

You just need one more detail about how the wave broke and this puzzle is in the bag.
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It broke while you were on it?
It broke on a reef or sandbar?
Were all the waves breaking like this?
Or just this particular one?
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It broke while you were on it? No
It broke on a reef or sandbar? No
Were all the waves breaking like this? Yes
Or just this particular one? No
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breaking far out?
close to shore?
breaking hard?
breaking high?
low?
Balin (Balin)
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breaking far out?
close to shore? This one...
breaking hard? as well as this one.
breaking high?
low?

That's enough for a

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

On my class trip this past week to Cape May, we went to the beach exactly twice over the course of the week. A few students brought boogie boards, and several of them took them out into the surf. However, the waves had a strong shorebreak, and since I had had a bad experience boogie boarding on shorebreaking waves in Rhode Island (resulting in my head and the ocean floor becoming closer than ever), I elected not to go boogie boarding.

The waves still had it in for me that week, as I and two other classmates were pulled out towards a jetty by a strong undertow while swimming, and forced to use the rocks to pull ourselves back to shore. Needless to say, the pounding waves resulted in cut-up legs all around.

Nice job to ISH for working hard on the puzzle all the way through.
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Nice puzzle! I guess I was just determined to get it. =)

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