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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 4:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What is the origin of the nickname "Bullet"?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 6:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the nickname yours, Balin?
has it got anything to do with chocolate?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

would this nickname be regarded as a compliment?

bullet as from a gun?

does it refer to the speed of a bullet? directness?
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 1:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it somehow related to the person's actual name? Based on their physical appearance? A character trait? A skill/talent?

If it's not you, is the person H/A/M? F? A friend of yours? A classmate?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the nickname yours, Balin? Not this time
has it got anything to do with chocolate? No

would this nickname be regarded as a compliment? It was originally intended as a joke, but the actual person liked it - I think. So Yope.

bullet as from a gun? Yes

does it refer to the speed of a bullet? This, and... directness? Not this

Is it somehow related to the person's actual name? No Based on their physical appearance? Yesish/Yope A character trait? No A skill/talent? No/Yope, but...

If it's not you, is the person H/A/M? HTM, at the time. This was about 5 years ago F? A friend of yours? A classmate?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Other property of a bullet: trajectory? Spin? Impact? Shape? Material? Weight? Lead content? Accuracy? Ability to: destroy? Kill? Hit a target? Make a hole? Make a noise? Sit in/fly through a barrel? Be propelled by an explosive force? Become deformed? Become a clue?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Other property of a bullet: trajectory? Spin? Impact? Shape? Material? Weight? Lead content? Accuracy? Ability to: destroy? Kill? Hit a target? Make a hole? Make a noise? This Sit in/fly through a barrel? Be propelled by an explosive force? This is also slightly relevant Become deformed? Become a clue?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Noise: "Whizz"? "Bang"? "Peoow"? Supersonic shockwave relevant? Did he get the nickname because of something he: was? Did? Said? Had happen to him?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Noise: "Whizz"? "Bang"? "Peoow"? More like "BOOM" Supersonic shockwave relevant? Oh yes. Did he get the nickname because of something he: was? Yes Did? Yes Said? No Had happen to him? Yope
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any other bullet property relevant? Such as flying? Did he do it on purpose? By accident? Did he try to do something, and something unexpected happened? Any vehicle(s) involved? Sports? Music? Aircraft? Explosives? Explosion(s)?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any other bullet property relevant? No Such as flying? No Did he do it on purpose? He did something on purpose By accident? No Did he try to do something, and something unexpected happened? Yes, but be careful. Any vehicle(s) involved? Sports? Yes, baseball Music? Aircraft? Explosives? Explosion(s)? One explosion is very, very relevant.
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he cause the explosion? Did he mean to cause the explosion? Was the explosion meant to be at all? If so, did something unexpected happen with the explosion? such as going off at the wrong time? Or being the wrong size? Or affecting something it shouldn't? Was he startled? Was the explosion from: high explosive? Low explosive? Rupturing container? Ignition of gas/fumes? Fireworks? Did he run very fast? Is a prank involved? Was anyone injured?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he cause the explosion? No Did he mean to cause the explosion? No Was the explosion meant to be at all? Assume yes, but we didn't know it. If so, did something unexpected happen with the explosion? Yes such as going off at the wrong time? No, but... Or being the wrong size? No Or affecting something it shouldn't? No Was he startled? Yes - we all were Was the explosion from: high explosive? Low explosive? Rupturing container? Ignition of gas/fumes? Fireworks? This Did he run very fast? No, and that's relevant. Is a prank involved? No Was anyone injured? No
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he run slowly? Did he run at all? Did he move by some other means than running? Is the nickname ironic? Was the explosion close to him? Was he in danger? Did he think he was?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he run slowly? YES Did he run at all? Did he move by some other means than running? Is the nickname ironic? Yes Was the explosion close to him? It was within earshot Was he in danger? No Did he think he was? Irrel, assume No
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 5:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did other people run? Was he last of several running people? Did he run because of the explosion?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did other people run? Was he last of several running people? Did he run because of the explosion? No to all
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the firework go off in the wrong place?

did he run away from the sound? towards the sound?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the firework go off in the wrong place? No

did he run away from the sound? towards the sound? FA
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did ha run as part of a baseball game? Was he ironically called Bullet because there was a bang an then he moved very slowly? Acting almost, but not entirely, unlike a bullet?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did ha run as part of a baseball game? Yes Was he ironically called Bullet because there was a bang an then he moved very slowly? So close... Acting almost, but not entirely, unlike a bullet? Not sure how to answer this. Your last answer was really, really close.
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he mistake the sound for something else?

was he even trying to run fast?

was there something preventing him from running faster? was he one of the baseball players? a spectator?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he mistake the sound for something else? No

was he even trying to run fast? Yes

was there something preventing him from running faster? Not really; he was just a slow runner. was he one of the baseball players? Yes a spectator?
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the explosion was in relation to him? Did he start running at the exact moment the firework exploded?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 1:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant where the explosion was in relation to him? No Did he start running at the exact moment the firework exploded? No, but OTRT
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he start running before the explosion?

was there a slight delay and then he started running?

did he do anything between the sound and starting to run? did he look round? did the sound wake him up?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he start running before the explosion? Yes...

was there a slight delay and then he started running? No

did he do anything between the sound and starting to run? did he look round? did the sound wake him up? No to these

You're all really close, so I'll

RECAP:

A player on my baseball team gained the nickname "Bullet" due to something that happened during a game. While he was running, a firework went off, causing some of the players to make a joke which gave him the nickname.

This is what's left to find: At what point in his running did the firework go off? What was the joke that was made?
Balin (Balin)
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Oh yes, and the player was a slow runner. Keep that in mind.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh - so did he run almost as far as he had to (sorry I don't know baseball) and almost reach his goal when the firework went off, then almost immediately he got there? so the joke was to do with pretending that he had covered the whole distance in the time after the explosion?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

oh - so did he run almost as far as he had to (sorry I don't know baseball) and almost reach his goal when the firework went off, then almost immediately he got there? Almost - he reached the base at the exact moment the firework went off, so we joked that he'd... so the joke was to do with pretending that he had covered the whole distance in the time after the explosion? No
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 12:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the joke that he broke the sound barrier?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the joke that he broke the sound barrier? Yes it was!!

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

During a baseball game, one of my teammates, a slow runner, hit a slow ground ball and was trying to beat it out. At the exact moment he hit the base, a firework loudly went off in the distance. Some of my teammates joked that he'd broken the sound barrier, so from that day on, his nickname was "Bullet."

Excellent job everyone, especially Galfisk and Shez for a lot of the work, and Peter365 for the BOOM.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 2:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks Balin
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Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A nice shot in the dark if you'll pardon the pun.

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