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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Might as well hop on the "stupidity series" bandwagon...

In an attempt to stay safe, he almost got himself killed.
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True story? FYOI? FSEI?
He = himself? (one would think so, but just checking, you can never be too careful on the LTPF)
H/A/M?

Is this a Darwin Award type story?
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Is there a reason the title reads "stupibity"? Is dyslexia involved?

Was he trying to stay safe from an accident? a natural occurrence (e.g. a tornado)? a criminal?
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Is fire involved?
Is water involved?
Is falling as from a great height involved?
Is there a possibility of him being buried alive?
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Is seeking shelter involved?
Staying at home?
Seeking shelter in somebody else's home?
Or in some other building?
Or a cave?
Or on or under a tree?
Or under water?
Locking himself up? In a safe room? Or bunker?
Tying or chaining himself to something?

Did he almost die because of...
a lack of oxygen?
an electric shock?
falling?
something falling onto him?
somebody killing him? On porpose? By accident?
the very thing he tried to protect himself from?

When he was trying to safe himself, was he in immediate danger?
Or was what he did a preemptive measure?
Is crime involved?
Is "he" himself a criminal? Who tried to avoid getting caught?
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True story? Yes FYOI? FSEI?
He = himself? Yes (one would think so, but just checking, you can never be too careful on the LTPF)
H/A/M? HTM

Is this a Darwin Award type story? Yes - in fact...

Is there a reason the title reads "stupibity"? No - typo. Which is kind of ironic. Is dyslexia involved? No

Was he trying to stay safe from an accident? Noish a natural occurrence (e.g. a tornado)? No a criminal? No

Is fire involved? No
Is water involved? No
Is falling as from a great height involved? Yopish
Is there a possibility of him being buried alive? No

Is seeking shelter involved? Yope/Yesish
Staying at home? No
Seeking shelter in somebody else's home? No
Or in some other building? No
Or a cave? No
Or on or under a tree? No, but OTRT
Or under water? No
Locking himself up? No In a safe room? Or bunker?
Tying or chaining himself to something? No

Did he almost die because of...
a lack of oxygen?
an electric shock?
falling?
something falling onto him? This
somebody killing him? On porpose? By accident?
the very thing he tried to protect himself from?

When he was trying to safe himself, was he in immediate danger? Yes
Or was what he did a preemptive measure? So no
Is crime involved? No
Is "he" himself a criminal? No Who tried to avoid getting caught?
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was he being chased by a wild animal?
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Avalanche relevant?
Rockfall relevant?
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was he being chased by a wild animal? No

Avalanche relevant? Rockfall relevant? Neither
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Does this involve a weather event such as snow? Ice? Rain? Meteors? Meteorites?
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So it is a Darwin Award story then?

Is removing supporting items relevant?
Did he cut off something?
Is electricity relevant?
Is the thing that fell onto him an electronic device? Or part thereof?
Or is it something natural?
Was he the only one who was in danger?
Or could others have been in the same danger, had they been around, too?
Did he create the danger himself?

Was he fleeing?
Was he looking for a safe place to rest or sleep?

Were others with him when he tried to safe himself? When he started being in danger? Before? Is that relevant?
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Does this involve a weather event such as snow? Ice? Rain? Meteors? Meteorites? No to all

So it is a Darwin Award story then? Yes

Is removing supporting items relevant? No
Did he cut off something? No
Is electricity relevant? No
Is the thing that fell onto him an electronic device? Or part thereof? No to both, FA
Or is it something natural? Yes, same FA
Was he the only one who was in danger? No
Or could others have been in the same danger, had they been around, too? Yes, and this was in fact the case
Did he create the danger himself? Yes...

Was he fleeing? YOPE
Was he looking for a safe place to rest or sleep? No

Were others with him when he tried to safe himself? Yope When he started being in danger? Yes Before? Yes Is that relevant? Yes
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did the thing almost fall on him? was that the danger he was trying to save himself or the thing that almost killed him?

did he climb a tree? or run into a wood? did he climb something else? or stand/hide under something else?

did others follow his example? is that what nearly killed him?
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did the thing almost fall on him? Yes was that the danger he was trying to save himself or the thing that almost killed him? Both

did he climb a tree? No or run into a wood? No, but... did he climb something else? No or stand/hide Yes under No something else? Yes

did others follow his example? NO is that what nearly killed him?
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Did he hide on top of something?
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Did he hide behind something?

The others who were with him, were they teenagers, too? Or adults?
Friends of him?
Enemies?

Before he had to seek shelter, had he done something that, while not being against the law, was something that he wasn't supposed to do?
Or that he did although he would've needed somebody else's permission?
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Did he hide on top of something? No

Did he hide behind something? Yes

The others who were with him, were they teenagers, too? Or adults? 2 other teenagers and 1 adult, all human and male, are the other relevant people.
Friends of him? Yes
Enemies? So no

Before he had to seek shelter, had he done something that, while not being against the law, was something that he wasn't supposed to do? Not really
Or that he did although he would've needed somebody else's permission? No
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Is your title relevant?
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Adding to Vesica, is it relevant that you spelled "Stupidity" wrong? And that a b is a backwards d? Or did you just make a typo?
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Is your title relevant? A little bit, but you've already got most of that part. Don't dwell on it.

Adding to Vesica, is it relevant that you spelled "Stupidity" wrong? And that a b is a backwards d? Or did you just make a typo? It was a typo
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was the thing he hid behind dangerous? did it fall on him? kill him some other way?
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sorry - almost kill him?
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The thing that almost fell on him, was it on top of the thing he hid behid?
Was it part of it?

Did it almost kill him because it didn't fall?
Or did it fall but not exactly where he was?
Or did it fall where he was and he managed to get away?

Is the HTM's position during the hide relevant?
Was he sitting? Squatting? Lying? Standing? Leaning against something?

Is the time that passed between the HTM behind the thing and him almost getting killed relevant?
If so, is it...
seconds?
minutes?
hours?

The thing that he hid behind, was it larger than...
a computer tower?
a table?
a car?
a door?
an elephant?
a house?
a tree?

Was it made of...
wood?
stone?
concrete?
steel?
glass?
plastic?
rubber?

Same questions for the thing that almost fell onto him.
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was the thing he hid behind dangerous? Not normally, but under the circumstances I'd say Yope did it fall on him? No kill him some other way? No

sorry - almost kill him? Not the thing he hid behind, no

The thing that almost fell on him, was it on top of the thing he hid behid? Noish
Was it part of it? No

Did it almost kill him because it didn't fall? No
Or did it fall but not exactly where he was? Yope
Or did it fall where he was and he managed to get away? Yope again

Is the HTM's position during the hide relevant? Not really
Was he sitting? Squatting? But it was either this Lying? Standing? Or this; I think he was squatting though Leaning against something?

Is the time that passed between the HTM behind the thing and him almost getting killed relevant? Yes
If so, is it...
seconds? This, although it might have been second (singular)
minutes?
hours?

The thing that he hid behind, was it larger than...
a computer tower?
a table?
a car?
a door?
an elephant?
a house?
a tree? It wasn't larger than a tree; it was a tree

Was it made of...
wood?
stone?
concrete?
steel?
glass?
plastic?
rubber?

Same questions for the thing that almost fell onto him. It was also a tree
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So the thing that almost killed him was a tree different from the one he hid behind?
Did its trunk break (or was it cut) only partly, so that the treetop lowered but the tree didn't fall completely?
If so, did the HTM cause the tree to (partly) fall?
By stepping into or touching something when he hid behind the other tree?
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Relevant what he was fleeing from?
Was it a falling tree?

Did this take place during the day?
Relevant?
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So the thing that almost killed him was a tree different from the one he hid behind? Yes
Did its trunk break (or was it cut) only partly, No, it broke (but was not cut) completely so that the treetop lowered but the tree didn't fall completely? No
If so, did the HTM cause the tree to (partly) fall? He and the other relevant people did
By stepping into or touching something when he hid behind the other tree? No

Relevant what he was fleeing from? Yes
Was it a falling tree? Yes

Did this take place during the day? Yes
Relevant? Not really
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Did he try to save himself by hiding behind a tree that was standing in the direction opposite to the direction he expected the tree to fall?
But the tree didn't fall the way he expected?
So he ended up seeking shelter in the wrong direction?
And the tree fell close to him?

Is the way the persons made the tree fall relevant?
If so, did they push it?
Did they use a car or other machinery to pull it out?
Seeing that it's a Darwin Award story, did they use explosives? Or fire?
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Was he fleeing:
A domestic animal?
(hey, someone specifically asked WILD animal, just checking!)
Bad weather?
A fire?
An explosion?
Other people?
A third tree which was falling?

Did he cause whatever he was fleeing from?

Also HMT? What does that mean?
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Did he try to save himself by hiding behind a tree that was standing in the direction opposite to the direction he expected the tree to fall? No, on the contrary...
But the tree didn't fall the way he expected? No
So he ended up seeking shelter in the wrong direction?
And the tree fell close to him? Yes

Is the way the persons made the tree fall relevant? Yes
If so, did they push it? No
Did they use a car or other machinery No to pull it out? Yes
Seeing that it's a Darwin Award story, did they use explosives? Or fire? No and No

Was he fleeing:
A domestic animal?
(hey, someone specifically asked WILD animal, just checking!)
Bad weather?
A fire?
An explosion?
Other people?
A third tree which was falling? None of these - only two trees are relevant

Did he cause whatever he was fleeing from? He and the others, yes

Also HMT? What does that mean? HTM = Human/Teen/Male
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*something suddenly rings a bell*

Were they bending one of the trees down with weights or ropes in order to use the whip-like force of it spring back upright?
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*something suddenly rings a bell* That'd be the ice cream truck.

Were they bending No one of the trees down with weights or ropes YES in order to use the whip-like force of it spring back upright? No
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Ooooh! Ice cream!

Were they trying to break the tree with weights?
Down the tree?
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Ooooh! Ice cream! Actually, I'm going to make myself some right now -- good idea!

Were they trying to break the tree with weights? Not weights...
Down the tree? Yes
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Thier weight?
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Thier weight? No. You listed the item along with "weights" a couple posts up.
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Ah ha!
Were they trying to down the trees with ropes?
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Ah ha!
Were they trying to down the trees with ropes? YES!
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So they were pulling on Tree 1?
And it fell?
And he hid behind Tree 2?
Which was hit by Tree 1?
And fell on him?
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So they were pulling on Tree 1?
And it fell?
And he hid behind Tree 2?
Which was hit by Tree 1? Yes to these
And fell on him? No, possible FA
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Ah, I see Tree 2 did not fall on him, just nearly.
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Ah, I see Tree 2 did not fall on him, just nearly. FA again. A set of questions from May 17 should clear this up.
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Tree 1 nearly fell on him while he was hiding behind Tree 2?

Are we looking for the reason why he chose to hide behind Tree 2?
Why Tree 1 fell towards Tree 2?

Did Tree 1 hit something that made it fall towards Tree 2?
Or was he just really bad at predicting which way a tree would fall?
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Tree 1 nearly fell on him while he was hiding behind Tree 2? Exactly!

Are we looking for the reason why he chose to hide behind Tree 2? Yes
Why Tree 1 fell towards Tree 2? And Yes

Did Tree 1 hit something that made it fall towards Tree 2? No...
Or was he just really bad at predicting which way a tree would fall? On the contrary...
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Did he believe Tree 1 would fall away from him?
Were they pulling Tree 1 away from Tree 2?

Did something prevent him from hiding somewhere besides behind Tree 2?
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So he knew that tree 1 would fall on him?

Did the others had made a wrong prediction about where the tree would fall?
But they were certain that their prediction was correct?
But he knew that they were wrong?
So he wanted to prove to them that he was better at predicting where the tree would fall?
And he went "I bet the tree will fall where I'm standing."
And he let the tree fall on him on purpose?
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Did he believe Tree 1 would fall away from him? NO!
Were they pulling Tree 1 away from Tree 2? And NO!

Did something prevent him from hiding somewhere besides behind Tree 2? No

So he knew that tree 1 would fall on him? Yope

Did the others had made a wrong prediction about where the tree would fall?
But they were certain that their prediction was correct?
But he knew that they were wrong?
So he wanted to prove to them that he was better at predicting where the tree would fall?
And he went "I bet the tree will fall where I'm standing."
And he let the tree fall on him on purpose? No to all of this
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did he think that tree 2 would stop tree 1 from falling on him?
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he think that tree 2 would stop tree 1 from falling on him? Yesish
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One-day warning RECAP:

Four people were pulling down a tree with a rope. When the tree began to fall, one of the teenagers hid behind a second tree in an attempt to stay safe; however, the tree ended up nearly falling on him. His choice to hide behind the tree was an incredibly dumb idea, for reasons you haven't figured out yet.

HINT: The following two questions will help a LOT...


Did he believe Tree 1 would fall away from him? NO!
Were they pulling Tree 1 away from Tree 2? And NO!
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Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he WANT the trees to fall on him? O_O
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he WANT the trees to fall on him? O_O No...
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 1:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't forget -- Tree #2 did not fall.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know...I just said did he /want/ them to, whether it did or not.

*is pondering*
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they pulling tree 1 TOWARD tree 2?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know...I just said did he /want/ them to, whether it did or not. Ah -- no.

*is pondering*

Were they pulling tree 1 TOWARD tree 2? Yes!!

Just one quick step and you're there.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they going to tie the trees together? But the trees sprang apart again and ripped him in half? o.o No idea why I just thought of that...sounds ick...=( and by 'they' I mean 'he and anyone else who may have been with him'...or not as the case may be, so if it was just him please answer accordingly. My brain is too tired to remember the proper pronouns.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they going to tie the trees together? No But the trees sprang apart again and ripped him in half? No
o.o No idea why I just thought of that...sounds ick...=( and by 'they' I mean 'he and anyone else who may have been with him'...or not as the case may be, so if it was just him please answer accordingly. My brain is too tired to remember the proper pronouns. Well, it's not correct, no matter what the pronouns are.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're close, and it's that time, so...

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

This happened on a church retreat in the Adirondacks two years ago. Three of my friends were assigned by one of our guides to help pull down a dead tree (they had tossed a rope over a high branch) that was leaning over a tent. Their goal was to pull it towards a second, live tree so as to soften the blow. Before they pulled, the guide told the students, "As soon as you hear a crack, run." They pulled, the tree cracked and began to fall, and three people ran. The problem is, there were four people pulling. That fourth person -- one of the teenagers -- stood behind the tree that they were aiming at, squatted down, closed his eyes, and plugged his ears. Now, I'm assuming that he figured that that spot was the least likely to be hit by the tree, but I'm not sure; in any case, the falling tree hit the live tree, bounced off, and landed about a foot away from Our Hero. Being a bystander, I was laughing for the rest of the trip, as was everyone else (the guide was a bit annoyed though).

As you figured out early on, this is a Darwin Award story; I sent it in the day I got home from the trip, and it somehow made it onto the website and into the most recent book (#6).

Excellent work everyone for all your hard work. More $poylers to come.

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