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Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since tuesday, I've been having this nastylooking bruise on my cheek, causing friends, family and colleagues alike to ask me what ever happened to me. Noone has been able to guess yet, and I haven't really been eager to volunteer information. The answer is lateral indeed.

So yes, this is an other puzzle in which I make a fool of myself, but it'll be worth it for the sake of a good puzzle. =P
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bruise caused by impact? Were you the cause of it? Directly? Indirectly?

Is anyone else involved? Any animals involved?

Did you get the bruise at home? Work? Other place of business? Indoors? Outdoors?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bruise caused by impact? no Were you the cause of it? yes =( Directly? this Indirectly?

Is anyone else involved? only very indirectly Any animals involved? no

Did you get the bruise at home? this Work? Other place of business? Indoors? thus, this Outdoors?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bruise caused by a physical object? Blunt? Sharp?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bruise caused by a physical object? yes Blunt? this Sharp?
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it was caused by a blunt object, but not by impact? Was the object therefore already touching you before it started applying pressure?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 11:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it was caused by a blunt object, but not by impact? this is correct Was the object therefore already touching you before it started applying pressure? yesish, but it will probably be better to assume no
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object put constant pressure on your cheek? Vice versa? Did you fall asleep on something solid?
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Is it actually a bruise, or does it just look like one (perhaps you can't wash off your makeup for some reason)? Are or were you in pain? Was it obvious to you immediately what caused the bruise? Were you aware of the bruise before you saw it in the mirror? Since you were embarrassed, should you have been aware that what you were doing could cause a bruise? Were you inattentive? Did you do anything unsafe? Did you fail to follow instructions?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 6:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the object put constant pressure on your cheek? no, but I'm not sure what you mean Vice versa? Did you fall asleep on something solid? no
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 7:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it actually a bruise, or does it just look like one The word 'bruise' might be a little misleading, but I don't know what other word I could use. Most people seeing me thought that I had been hit, but it's not the kind of bluish bruise you get when hit by a blunt object. (perhaps you can't wash off your makeup for some reason)? that's not it, the 'bruise' is very real, I'm afraid Are or were you in pain? I was, a bit Was it obvious to you immediately what caused the bruise? yes Were you aware of the bruise before you saw it in the mirror? yesish Since you were embarrassed, should you have been aware that what you were doing could cause a bruise? I definately should have been Were you inattentive? yes, in a way Did you do anything unsafe? nothing that threatened my life or health, just ruined my face =( Did you fail to follow instructions? noish
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 6:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Re-wording: Did something constantly push against your cheek, causing the bruise? Vice versa?

Is the bruise red? Was it caused by abrasion (something rubbing against your cheek)? By cold? Heat?

Did you get the bruise in the bedroom? Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom? Dining room? Porch? Hallway? Staircase? Attic? Basement? Garage?

The object that caused the bruise - is it typically handheld? Carried around? Is it larger than a microwave? Is it a microwave?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 10:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Re-wording: Did something constantly push against your cheek, causing the bruise? Vice versa? still no, I think, but you might want to define 'constantly'

Is the bruise red? yes Was it caused by abrasion (something rubbing against your cheek)? yes By cold? Heat? and this

Did you get the bruise in the bedroom? Kitchen? Living room? Bathroom? this Dining room? Porch? Hallway? Staircase? Attic? Basement? Garage?

The object that caused the bruise - is it typically handheld? I would say no Carried around? not usually Is it larger than a microwave? about this size Is it a microwave? no

Getting close! I'm impressed! And a little worried...
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Re-re-wording: Was something pushing against your cheek continuously for a long period of time?

Is the item a clothes iron? Curling iron (hair curler)? Hair dryer? Sink? Mirror? Bathtub? Faucet? Shower? Toilet? Litter box? Ironing board? Curtain rod? (Trying to name everything in the bathroom at my house) Towel? Cabinet? Vacuum cleaner?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Re-re-wording: Was something pushing against your cheek continuously for a long period of time? no

Is the item a clothes iron? Curling iron (hair curler)? Hair dryer? Sink? Mirror? Bathtub? Faucet? Shower? Toilet? Litter box? Ironing board? Curtain rod? (Trying to name everything in the bathroom at my house) Towel? this! -_- Cabinet? Vacuum cleaner?
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a hot towel? Was there hot water on the towel? Did you rub it against your face while drying off? Removing makeup? Applying makeup?

Could the bruise be considered a burn?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a hot towel? no Was there hot water on the towel? not burning hot Did you rub it against your face yes while drying off? no Removing makeup? this is close Applying makeup?

Could the bruise be considered a burn? the friction caused some heat, but I wouldn't say it's an actual burn
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Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you rub a towel, wet with warm water, on your face? For a prolonged time? To remove something from your face?
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you rub a towel, wet with warm water, on your face? For a prolonged time? To remove something from your face? this is all correct, I'm afraid =(

* * * SPOILER * * *

Last tuesday, there was a masquerade at the school where I work as a teacher and I used a rub-on tatoo on my cheek. Since the graduation ceremony was this friday, I wanted to look proper, so I tried to remove the tatoo, using very blunt violence indeed, rubbing it away with a towel. It worked. But moments after, my cheek stung so much I had to look into the mirror again, noticing I had left a bruice on my cheek that wouldn't be gone before friday. I do have a knack for making things worse.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch! ={

Great puzzle though. Very lateral!

(For future reference, and to avoid any more potential embarrassment, I believe scotch tape works well for removing temporary tattoos.)
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Haha, thanks, I'll keep that in mind next time! =^.^=
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Also, I believe rubbing alcohol is the accepted removal technique :-)
Sorry I missed this till it was finished.
Emma_nilsson (Emma_nilsson)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't worry, I have lots of more embrassing puzzles if you're interested... =D

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