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Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I spent last Saturday grinding and vacuuming. Why?
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Does "grinding" have some relevant slang meaning in the Empire State? :-) (I could ask my dad; he's originally from Long Island)
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Does "grinding" have some relevant slang meaning in the Empire State? :-) (I could ask my dad; he's originally from Long Island)

Haha, yes it does but not in the context of this riddle. Everything is literal.
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Grinding...in the sense of rubbing something against something else, turning it to powder? Grinding grain to make flour? Grinding coffee? Grinding sugar to make powdered sugar (icing sugar in British parlance, I believe)
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Grinding...in the sense of rubbing something against something else, turning it to powder? Yes. Grinding grain to make flour? Grinding coffee? Grinding sugar to make powdered sugar (icing sugar in British parlance, I believe) But none of these.
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Is the item being ground:
Food? If so, is it:
Grain?
Dairy?
Vegetable?
Fruit?
Meat?
Sweets?

If it isn't food, is it made of:
Metal?
Wood?
Plastic?
Glass?
Other?

"I" = you, Pikachizzle?

"Last Saturday" = Feb. 5, 2011?
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Posted on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the item being ground:
Food? No. If so, is it:
Grain?
Dairy?
Vegetable?
Fruit?
Meat?
Sweets?

If it isn't food, is it made of:
Metal?
Wood?
Plastic?
Glass? This.
Other?

"I" = you, Pikachizzle? Yes'm.

"Last Saturday" = Feb. 5, 2011? Yes.
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Ok, so you were grinding glass...did you vacuum up broken glass accidentally (or on purpose...doesn't sound like a good plan though) and the vacuum ground it up, hence the grinding?
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Ok, so you were grinding glass...
Yes.

did you vacuum up broken glass accidentally (or on purpose...doesn't sound like a good plan though)
On purpose.

and the vacuum ground it up, hence the grinding?
Nope.
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ok...did you grind up the broken glass (it was broken, right, just so we're clear?) before or after the vacuuming? is what it was when it was whole important?

if so: window? cup/glass/mug? plate/bowl/saucer? decoration? picture frame?
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ok...did you grind up the broken glass (it was broken, right, just so we're clear?) Yesish. before or after the vacuuming? I grind it up before the vacuuming. is what it was when it was whole important? Yes.

if so: window? cup/glass/mug? plate/bowl/saucer? This, yope-ishly. decoration? picture frame?
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Are you grinding all the pieces to dust? Or just part of them? Relevant how fine the dust is? Are you hiding evidence? Are you grinding the pieces in order to make them not sharp? To make some sort of decoration? Is the vacuum cleaner relevant beyond being a convenient way to clean up glass dust? Did you also smash the object into pieces?
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Are you grinding all the pieces to dust?
Yes.

Or just part of them? Relevant how fine the dust is? Not really, just that they become fine.

Are you hiding evidence?
No.

Are you grinding the pieces in order to make them not sharp?
Not really but it is a slight part of it.

To make some sort of decoration?
No.
Is the vacuum cleaner relevant beyond being a convenient way to clean up glass dust?
Nope, that is all that it is used for.

Did you also smash the object into pieces?
No.

Beware: There is a minor FA about the "object" but I feel as though an explanation would either be confusing, misleading, or would give too much away.
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Are you grinding the pieces in order to dispose of them? Did all of the object go to pieces? If the object was more than glass, did all the glass of the object go to pieces? Was there an accident? Are you doing this at home? Work? Somewhere else? Did the glass object contain something relevant? If so: food? Liquid? Gas? Solid? Something hazardous? Something living?
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It was "yesishly" broken? And it's "yope-ishly" a plate, bowl, or saucer (which one? or were you saying saucer?)

Was it not broken, but fractured? Had it been previously broken, but then repaired? Smashed beyond all repair, so you were grinding it up?
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Are you grinding the pieces in order to dispose of them? Yes. Did all of the object go to pieces? Yope but closer to no. If the object was more than glass, did all the glass of the object go to pieces? Yope but closer to no. Was there an accident? Yes. Are you doing this at home? No. Work? Somewhere else? Yes. Did the glass object contain something relevant? Yope but closer to no. If so: food? Liquid? This if anything but let's stray away from this. Gas? Solid? Something hazardous? Something living?

It was "yesishly" broken? And it's "yope-ishly" a plate, bowl, or saucer (which one? or were you saying saucer?) A bowl.

Was it not broken, but fractured? No. Had it been previously broken, but then repaired? No. Smashed beyond all repair, so you were grinding it up? No.

FA: I am not grinding up the bowl.
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Did this happen in a public place? A restaurant?

Was the "bowl-ish" dropped? Intentionally smashed?
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Did this happen in a public place? A restaurant?
No to both.

Was the "bowl-ish" dropped? Intentionally smashed?
No to both.
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If you weren't grinding up the bowl, is another object relevant?

Was the accident that the bowl was broken? Or did you break the bowl intentionally (before the grinding)? Did you test the vacuum cleaner? Was it, for some reason, not possible to dispose of the bowl in a trash can or container?
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If you weren't grinding up the bowl, is another object relevant? Yes.

Was the accident that the bowl was broken? Yes but... Or did you break the bowl intentionally (before the grinding) This too...? Did you test the vacuum cleaner? Yes. Was it, for some reason, not possible to dispose of the bowl in a trash can or container? I do not want to dispose of the bowl.
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Did you grind up the glass in order to more easily vacuum it up?
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Did you grind up the glass in order to more easily vacuum it up? Yes but also for another reason.
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Do you not want to cut yourself on the broken glass? Or cut open the vacuum bag? Or the vacuum hose?
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Do you not want to cut yourself on the broken glass? This is true of ANY broken glass, so... yes but knowing this won't help specifically. Or cut open the vacuum bag? Or the vacuum hose?
No to the rest.

***RECAP***
I spent last Saturday grinding glass into a powder and vacuuming it. The glass used to be part of a bowl. I both intentionally "broke" the bowl and accidentally "broke" the part of glass off. I am grinding it to making it easier to clean up and to make it less sharp.

What's left to figure out?
-How the bowl broke
-Why I have to grind it to clean it up
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Did the bowl break while being used? Did it fall? Did something fall on it?

Was the bowl entirely made of glass?
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Did the bowl break while being used? No. Did it fall? No. Did something fall on it? No.

Was the bowl entirely made of glass? No! Aha, there you go. In fact, most of it is NOT glass.
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Was this the only way you could dispose of the glass? Or the best way in the circumstances? Was the glass decorative? Functional? Was the bowl ruined by the glass breaking? Was the breaking intentional?
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Was this the only way you could dispose of the glass? Yes! Or the best way in the circumstances? Was the glass decorative? \b[This.} Functional? Also this. Was the bowl ruined by the glass breaking? Yes. Was the breaking intentional? No.
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Was this the only way you could dispose of the glass? Yes! Or the best way in the circumstances? Was the glass decorative? This. Functional? Also this. Was the bowl ruined by the glass breaking? Yes. Was the breaking intentional? No.
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Did the bowl break due to blunt force?
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**Correction**

(Galfisk): Was the breaking intentional? No.
The breaking was both intentional AND unintentional. I broke it intentionally, but I did not intend to break it.

Did the bowl break due to blunt force? Specify what you mean by blunt.
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Did you intend to break a certain part of it? But broke some other part?
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Did you intend to break a certain part of it? But broke some other part?

Arggh, so hard to answer.

I broke the bowl off of something else and meant to get just the bowl, but I broke the bowl in the process. I hope this clears up the whole "intentionally-but-not-intentionally" thing.
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Relevant what you broke the bowl off of? A trophy?
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Relevant what you broke the bowl off of? Yes!!!! A trophy? But not this.

:D Very good Balin.
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Was the bowl attached to another bowl? Another container of some sort?
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Was the bowl attached to another bowl? No but... Another container of some sort? Yes!!!
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Other container: a box? Can? Something for holding food? Or a drink? A bottle? Thermos? Anything Tupperware?
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Other container: a box? Yes-ish. Can? No. Something for holding food? No. Or a drink? No. A bottle? No. Thermos? No. Anything Tupperware? No.

I am so tempted to rhyme in my answers to this puzzle.
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Was the other container made of plastic? Metal? Glass? Ceramic? Paper? Cardboard?
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Was the other container made of plastic? Metal? This, and wood. Glass? Ceramic? Paper? Cardboard?
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Is the container used in the kitchen? Living room? Bathroom? Bedroom? Dining room? Some other room? Indoors? Outdoors?
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Is the container used in the kitchen? Yope, but not this one. Living room? Bathroom? Bedroom? Dining room? Some other room? Not in a home. Indoors? Mine was indoors, but... Outdoors? They are also very common outdoors. Most of them USED to be outdoors, and perhaps most of them still are...
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Was the container thingie: decorative? Useful? Antique? Valuable? Was it yours? Was there no way to safely carry the sharp shards from where they broke? Or could you have carried them, but not disposed of them safely? Are other people involved? Animals? Relevant how much glass it was? Relevant what you used to grind up the pieces?
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Was the container thingie: decorative?No. Useful? Yes. Antique? No. Valuable? Not particularly, but I think it's costly, which is why I had to spend my day cleaning glass out of it. Was it yours? \b[No :]} Was there no way to safely carry the sharp shards from where they broke? Yes, there was no way. Or could you have carried them, but not disposed of them safely? Nope. Are other people involved? Just the owner of the container, which was in my school. Animals? Relevant how much glass it was? Relevant what you used to grind up the pieces?

No to rest.
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Did you have to buy a new thing instead of what was broken? And therefore you had to clean everything up so that the owner couldn't see something's had been broken?
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Was the glass inside the container thingie? Could you not get it out without grinding it up? Can the thingie be called a: device? Instrument? Furniture? Tool?
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Ice involved?
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Did you have to buy a new thing instead of what was broken? No. And therefore you had to clean everything up so that the owner couldn't see something's had been broken? No. The bowl is mine, the container is not mine and is not broken.

Was the glass inside the container thingie? Yes but... Could you not get it out without grinding it up? Yes! Can the thingie be called a: device? Yope. Instrument? No. Furniture? No. Tool? Yope-ish.

Ice involved? No.
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Is the container electric? Like a blender?
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You said that the containers used to be mostly outdoor. Was it in the garden? on the street? somewhere else?
Is the container a flower pot?
Did you put the bowl into the container yourself? on purpose?
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Is the container thing bigger than: you? A microwave? A cat? A mouse? Were you able to remove your bowl from it? Can the container-thing be called a machine? Oven? Did something else unintended happen prior to you breaking the glass?
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Is the container electric? Yes. Like a blender? But not this.

You said that the containers used to be mostly outdoor. Was it in the garden? on the street? somewhere else? This.
Is the container a flower pot? No.
Did you put the bowl into the container yourself? Yes! on purpose? Yes.

Is the container thing bigger than: you? Yes. A microwave? Yes. A cat? Yes. A mouse? Yes. Were you able to remove your bowl from it? Yes, but I broke it by removing it. Can the container-thing be called a machine? Yes but... Oven? Yes!!!! But... Did something else unintended happen prior to you breaking the glass? Yes!

Good job guys, lots of yesses.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it an oven for making ceramics? Did the bowl-thing melt? Did part of it melt? Did it get stuck inside the oven? And then you had to try and break it loose? Were the pieces of glass you had to grind down stuck in the oven?
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*****SPOILER!!!*****

Was it an oven for making ceramics? Did the bowl-thing melt? Did part of it melt? Did it get stuck inside the oven? And then you had to try and break it loose? Were the pieces of glass you had to grind down stuck in the oven?
Yes to ALL.

I had glazed a bowl in my ceramics glass, and I put it in the kiln to fire. Little did I know, you are not supposed to put glaze on the bottom of the bowl or else it fuses with the bottom of the kiln and becomes glass. When I tried to pull my bowl out of the kiln, I noticed that it was stuck and when I yanked it out, the entire bottom cracked off and was stuck to the bottom of the kiln. My teacher got really angry and made me come in on the weekend, grind the glass off of the panel inside (wearing goggles, of course), and vacuuming the glass dust out of the kiln.

Thank you SO much for playing; congrats to Galfisk on the solve. Any questions / comments?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh wow - your teacher must have been really angry. How long did it take to get the glass off?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One more question - how did the bowl turn out (besides "broken")?

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