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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

All our lives, millions of people, including me, have had a two-pronged wish that seemed grantable only by a fairy godmother. Half of that wish has come true!! Although I am (& fervently believe in being) a "glass is half-empty" rather than a "glass is half full" type, I must admit that this is something to be thankful for.What is it????
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh, to own a pair of glass slippers comfortable enough to wear to a ball? To ride in a pumpkin?

Would the granting of the wish benefit the wisher only? Or a particular group of people? All or most people?

Is it a material, concrete thing?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, November 22, 2004 - 08:45 pm:


Uh, to own a pair of glass slippers comfortable enough to wear to a ball?Believe it or not, the answer is no To ride in a pumpkin? ditto


Would the granting of the wish benefit the wisher only? see next answers Or a particular group of people?yesish All or
most people?most

Is it a material, concrete thing? yesish
Ana Todorovic (Ana)
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 5:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

would this have anything to do with the new japanese dentist technology?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Ana Todorovic (Ana) on Tuesday, November 23, 2004 - 05:16 am:


would this have anything to do with the new japanese dentist technology? no
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

half the wish came true because of:
technology ?
political changes ?
social changes ?
passage of time ?
just coincidence ?

pumpkin involved ?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

being able to eat what you like and not get fat? :)
Birgitta Ericsson (Brid)
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 7:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The millions of people sharing your wish, are most of them American? are most of them women? are most of them roughly your age? or are they of all nationalities? of both sexes? of all ages?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, November 27, 2004 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Amol D. (Amol) on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 03:36 pm:


half the wish came true because of:
technology ? yes
political changes ? no
social changes ? see previous answer but one
passage of time ? no
just coincidence ? no

pumpkin involved ? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Thursday, November 25, 2004 - 09:20 pm:


being able to eat what you like and not get fat? Yope. That's the part of the wish that didn't come true :(:(:(:( So now it should be easy to figure out what part did. Brilliant Hannah triumphs again!!!

By Birgitta Ericsson (Brid) on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 07:44 am:


The millions of people sharing your wish, are most of them American? no are most of them
women? For the part that didn't come true ( see my above reply to Hannah), most are women. For the part that did, sex is irrelare most of them roughly your age? no or are they of all nationalities? yes of both sexes? see above of
all ages? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So..

there is a two-pronged wish that many have? and half of it has come true? for all the wishers? just for some? and these wishers, for whom it has come true, are not necessarily women?
but the second half of the wish has not some true? and this part is about not putting on weight? or eating without consequences for weight? and this part is the one wished for mostly by women?

is the first part of the wish about food? about feeding people? about hunger? something like 'I wish everyone had enough to eat'? or plenty to eat?

GM foods relevant?

so there has been some sort of technological breakthrough? should we be finding out more about that? or finding out how you found out?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 04:53 pm:


So..

there is a two-pronged wish that many have? yes and half of it has come true? yes for all the wishers? no
just for some? yes and these wishers, for whom it has come true, are not necessarily women? yes
but the second half of the wish has not some true? yes and this part is about not putting on
weight? yesor eating without consequences for weight? yes and this part is the one wished for mostly
by women? yes. I think it's mainly women who long to be able to eat whateber they want without gaining weight

is the first part of the wish about food? yes about feeding people? yope about hunger? yope something like 'I
wish everyone had enough to eat'? no or plenty to eat? no

GM foods relevant?Does "gm" stand for "genetically modified"? If so, no}

so there has been some sort of technological breakthrough? yes should we be finding out more
about that? yes or finding out how you found out? yes
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does chocolate figure into this in any way?

Is there a specific food or food component that has been changed (e. g. the fake fat Olestra™ or sweeteners like Equal™ or Splenda™)?

Or is it something which affects everything one consumes?

Or is it a new finding of some kind about what sorts of things are good for one to eat?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 3:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A recent study has indicated that a certain chemical in chocolate, theobromine, may be a more effective cough supressant than traditional medicines.
Persistent coughs melt away with chocolate
18:41 22 November 04
NewScientist.com news service


However, eating chocolate everytime you have a cough my not be such a good idea, especially if you are a singer...
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 3:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

has (above) got anything to do with your puzzle?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does chocolate figure into this in any way? yope

Is there a specific food or food component that has been changed (e. g. the fake fat Olestra™
or sweeteners like Equal™ or Splenda™ no

Or is it something which affects everything one consumes? yes

Or is it a new finding of some kind about what sorts of things are good for one to eat? no

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:50 am:


A recent study has indicated that a certain chemical in chocolate, theobromine, may be a more
effective cough supressant than traditional medicines.
Persistent coughs melt away with chocolate irrel; but :O:O:O:O!!!!
18:41 22 November 04
NewScientist.com news service

However, eating chocolate everytime you have a cough my not be such a good idea, especially
if you are a singer...

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 03:51 am:


has (above) got anything to do with your puzzle? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, initially I see two possibilities:

Something that reduces the impact of extra calories, is it something like that?

Or rather something that reduces one's desire for caloric stuff?

Something else entirely?

Does one have to ingest/imbibe/consume something in order to get this effect? E. g. a magic pill that prevents one's body from absorbing calories?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, initially I see two possibilities:

Something that reduces the impact of extra calories, is it something like that? yope. Remember, the part abpout not gaining weight is the part I said has NOT come true (alas)

Or rather something that reduces one's desire for caloric stuff? no

Something else entirely? yope

Does one have to ingest/imbibe/consume something in order to get this effect? yes E. g. a magic
pill that prevents one's body from absorbing calories? noish
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then is there some other effect (other than weight gain) which is mitigated by the ingested thingie? For example one of those things that allows the lactose-intolerant to digest dairy products successfully?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the wish have anything to do with being able to eat all/whatever you want without gaining weight?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Then is there some other effect (other than weight gain) which is mitigated by the ingested
thingie? yes For example one of those things that allows the lactose-intolerant to digest dairy products
successfully? no, but ORT

By (Stuccosalt) on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 07:27 pm:


does the wish have anything to do with being able to eat all/whatever you want without gaining
weight? yope
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok, we've established that the wish of "Eat all of the [chocolate, lima beans, armadillo parts, whatever] you want without gaining weight came true with regard to the "eat all you want" part but not the "without gaining weight" part, right?

And that there was some other factor which prevented the "eat all you want" part of it which has now been obviated by some ingestible substance?

The other (non-weight-gain) factor has to do with a person's physical reaction to this other substance? Is it a more-or-less universal reaction (i. e. it effects most everybody)?

Chocolate is yopishly involved--something commonly found in prepared chocolate or chocolate candy? Sugar? Milk?
Ryan Davies (Onemundanesoul)
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2004 - 8:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the other part of the wish being able to eat as much as you want without getting full? Being able to eat whatever you want? Never having indigestion (or related ailments)? Did it directly involve a negative effect of eating? Overeating? Is it related to drinking in any way?