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Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yesterday I was knocked out. Can you reconstruct the chain of events?
Balin (Balin)
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Did you fall and hit your head? Did something hit you on the head?

Were you at home? Out in public? Relevant?

Given that you're doing a puzzle about it, I'm going to assume you're OK now. But it must have been painful.
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Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you fall and hit your head? Yes Did something hit you on the head? Yope

Were you at home? Yes Out in public? Relevant? Yes

Given that you're doing a puzzle about it, I'm going to assume you're OK now. But it must have been painful. I'm pretty ok now, I could've be dead however, which is not my first goal
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Was the object that caused your unconsciousness made of metal? Is it normally inside your house? Always inside your house? Were you inside your house?
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Was the object that caused your unconsciousness made of metal? Is it normally inside your house? Always inside your house? Were you inside your house? Yes to all
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Would the object normally be found in one room? If so: Study? Kitchen? Living room? Front hall? Bedroom? Bathroom? Basement? Other?
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Are there other relevant people? If so, one person? More than one? H/A/M? H/A/F?

Did it happen while you were awake? Asleep?

Is the time of day relevant? If so, morning? noon? afternoon? evening? night?
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Would the object normally be found in one room? No If so: Study? Kitchen? Living room? Front hall? Bedroom? But the specific event was here Bathroom? Basement? Other?

Are there other relevant people? No If so, one person? More than one? H/A/M? H/A/F?

Did it happen while you were awake? Yesish Asleep? No

Is the time of day relevant? Not really, it was in the evening If so, morning? noon? afternoon? evening? night?
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Were you trying to fall asleep? Were you in bed? Did you fall out of bed?

Was the object a piece of furniture? On a piece of furniture (such as a nightstand)? A lamp?
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Were you trying to fall asleep? No Were you in bed? Initially, yes Did you fall out of bed? But not this

Was the object a piece of furniture? I don't think you can call it that, but it's a common item On a piece of furniture (such as a nightstand)? A lamp?
No to the rest
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Was fatigue a factor in your accident?
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had you just woken up?

did you fall? was the object on the floor?

or did you walk into it? did it fall on you?
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Was fatigue a factor in your accident? No, not really
had you just woken up? Yes!

did you fall? I did, yes was the object on the floor?But no

or did you walk into it? In a sense... it's not something that can be moved, normally did it fall on you? So, no
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Was the object the floor?
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Was the object the floor? No
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was the object portable? a computer? a guitar?
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was the object portable? No! a computer? a guitar?
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Did you fall because you tripped over something?
Slipped on something?
Walked into something and then fell (backwards)?

Was it a window?
A door?
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a wall? a door? a window?
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Can i eliminate an obvious red herring and ask if the boxing reference in the puzzle title is in any way relevant other than as a link to being knocked out.
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Did you fall because you tripped over something?
Slipped on something?
Walked into something and then fell (backwards)? This is closest. And indeed I fell backwards

Was it a window?
A door?

a wall? a door? a window?

Can i eliminate an obvious red herring and ask if the boxing reference in the puzzle title is in any way relevant other than as a link to being knocked out. Yes, this is the only reference. I used a recent match box for the IBF world title in which a Romanian was TKO, to put as a title

All unanswered questions are a no
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was the object a door frame? a shelf?

a light fitting?
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was the object a door frame? a shelf?

a light fitting?

No to all

Hint: The object on which I tripped and the one that I fell against are not one and the same
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you were in bed at one point. Did you get up out of bed? Was it dark? Were the lights off?
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Did you hit your head on the bed itself?
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So you were in bed at one point. Did you get up out of bed? Was it dark? Were the lights off? Yes to all

Did you hit your head on the bed itself? But not, while it was a possibility
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Did you trip on an object on the floor? On a blanket? On a piece of furniture?

Did you hit the front of your head? Back? Side? Top? Relevant?
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Did you trip on an object on the floor? On a blanket? On a piece of furniture? This

Did you hit the front of your head? Back? Side?This Top? Relevant? Somehow
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This one is dead, it seems, so...


**** SPOILER ****
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Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Rbruma

If you want to spoil this are you going to reveal the answer
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Peter,

I was wrong in the first place -- this was not a good puzzle, but a story. The fact was that while half asleep and trying to find my phone which had an alarm set, I accidentally tripped over my desk chair in my bedroom, fell in between my bed and a wall-affixed radiator, and missed by about 2 inches to be dead.

Story follows: At the moment I didn't feel nothing. I went back in bed, chat with my wife for about 20 minutes, than I felt an urge for something to eat. Nothing suitable in the refrigerator, so I went to the nearest McDonalds for a cheeseburger. The lady serving looked at me with awe and said that that the cheeseburger is on the house. Ok, I said, maybe it's some promotion.. Whatever.. I ate the thing, while noticing that people are looking at me strangely. I went back home and my mom looked at me like I was a zombie. Ok -- whatever -- and I went to the bathroom -- and finally it dawned to me (while accidentally looking in the mirror): My hair was all soaking red, blood was all over my face, my shirt was all stained -- for the first time in my life I looked like a killer. Then I fainted. It took about 24 hrs for the bleeding to stop.

But what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. I don't need an alarm any more : - )

And maybe next time I will find a better puzzle.

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I think it would have made a good puzzle... if we'd gotten past the FA that you went unconscious right when you fell.

Awesome story though!
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Yeah maybe if you puzzles statement involved McDonalds, or being a Zombie. But a very bizarre story! And now I have the Cranberries song "in my head"
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Yeah maybe if you puzzles statement involved McDonalds, or being a Zombie. But a very bizarre story!
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And BeachBum goes in for the accidental triple post! Sorry folks
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But have to post again, sorry. What time of night/day was this, just out of curiosity?

Where you not thinking straight and that's why you went to Mickey Dees?

And I now have a puzzle idea...
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Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 8:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was around 9 o'clock in the evening. Maybe a little more, I don't remember exactly. And I think I was thinking straight to some extent, I just didn't realize that I had blood all over me :- )
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I agree , this was a really nice puzzle . I like the bit about the strange looks you were getting while you remained oblivious
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Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You went for a cheeseburger?! I wish I hadn't been absent so long...and now of course I want one. =D Hope you're feeling much better by now Rbruma!

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