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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

There was a remote village of people whose primary water source was polluted, so they relied on a source of clean water from elsewhere. Many people in the village died after a storm which did not occur near their village or near the source of their clean water, but somewhere between these two places.

Time period is relevant - this happened definitely in the 1900's, would not have happened in the 2000's
Dietmar Cremers (Feenwelt)
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2004 - 5:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did they regularly travel to the source of water? or did they let the water come to them?
if yes, by a pipeline system? if yes, was it made of metal?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2004 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did they regularly travel to the source of water? No
or did they let the water come to them? Yes
if yes, by a pipeline system? if yes, was it made of metal? N/A
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 4:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a dam involved? Would knowing why the closer water source was polluted help at all?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, October 22, 2004 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a dam involved? No
Would knowing why the closer water source was polluted help at all? No - this is not important to know. The key piece of the puzzle here is to know that the nearest water source is polluted, and clean water must be brought in from another location.
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 4:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Camels involved? Any died?
Mezzoforte (Mezzoforte)
Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2004 - 4:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oasis? Would knowing which desert or its location help?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2004 - 8:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

water treatment involved. perhaps chlorine or Iodine is required - or heating. Did the storm damage a treatment facility between the two places, and the water flowed, still teeming with pollutants to the settlement?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Camels involved? Any died? Camels are not relevant to the puzzle
Oasis? Would knowing which desert or its location help? Exact location is not relevant - the important fact has been established, that it is a location that has only one main source of water (which is polluted), and is far from a source of clean water
water treatment involved. perhaps chlorine or Iodine is required - or heating. Does not matter which treatment was used
Did the storm damage a treatment facility between the two places No - there were no types of 'facility' or building damaged or destroyed in the storm
and the water flowed, still teeming with pollutants to the settlement? This continued to happen, yes - see clue below if you prefer a shortcut

CLUE:People died after the storm because they could not get clean water and they couldn't get __________
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

NOTE: One possible FA which may be lurking is that the people in the village did not have any clean water. They did have some clean water, and this is relevant to the puzzle.
Amber Davis (Amberdavis522)
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it Winter?
Summer?
Spring?
Fall?

Was the clean water delivered to them by a person?
Did it flow freely to them without the assistance of human being?
Were the people scientists?
Was an experiment invovled?
Did the people have a medical reason for being so cut off from the rest of the world?

Was air travel involved in the reason that the people died?
Robert Chamberlin (Robert_The_1st)
Posted on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 12:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Time frame is 20th Century? (1901-2000)
Is Longitude of village important?
e.g. Arctic or Equatorial?
Is village isolated by sea, mountain, or dessert?
Or something else?
Is there another problem involved - in addition to the storm? Such as military blockade?
Is the identity of the village important?
Is the nationality of the people important?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it Winter?
Summer?
Spring?
Fall? Season is not relevant

Was the clean water delivered to them by a person? YES
Did it flow freely to them without the assistance of human being? No
Were the people scientists? No, not relevant
Was an experiment invovled? No
Did the people have a medical reason for being so cut off from the rest of the world? No, not relevant

Was air travel involved in the reason that the people died? YES

Time frame is 20th Century? (1901-2000) Yes
Is Longitude of village important? In a way...see next answer
e.g. Arctic Not this one
or Equatorial? This one is likely
Is village isolated by sea, mountain, or dessert?
Or something else? Desert/wilderness area
Is there another problem involved - in addition to the storm? No - the storm is the only cause for the problem in this case
Such as military blockade? N/R
Is the identity of the village important? No
Is the nationality of the people important? No
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2004 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

The village is located on or near the Equator and is remote from civilization. They rely on delivery of clean water to their area by a person. Sometime (to be determined) between 1901 and 2000 there was a storm which prevented additional water and something else relevant from being delivered to them. This caused many in the village to die.

We're almost there, it's up to the participants to decide how much further to carry it...
Julia Ivancenco (Redgirl)
Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you said they did have some clean water ... if they wouldve had none at all, would more people have died? All of them?

Did they divide the little amount of water they had left after certain criteria? Is it relevant which of the people died?

The "something else" which was not delivered... is it food? medicine? any other life-necessarry thing?

So the person who was supposed to bring them the water was on his way to their village, right? And was caught in a storm? Never arrived? Died?
Julia Ivancenco (Redgirl)
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

title relevant?
Ryan Davies (Onemundanesoul)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the storm caused the plane bringing them aid to crash. Let's see, what else was on the plane...
Medicine?
Food?
Other supplies?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you said they did have some clean water ... if they wouldve had none at all, would more people have died? Yes
All of them? Quite possibly, yes

Did they divide the little amount of water they had left after certain criteria? YES
Is it relevant which of the people died? YES - VERY

The "something else" which was not delivered... is it food? No
medicine? No
any other life-necessarry thing? No, would probably not be classified as this

So the person who was supposed to bring them the water was on his way to their village, right? And was caught in a storm? Never arrived? Died? Yes, all of these are accurate

title relevant? :) Of course

So the storm caused the plane bringing them aid to crash. Let's see, what else was on the plane...
Medicine? Possibly but not relevant
Food? Possibly but not relevant
Other supplies? Yes, this is what is of relevance
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

The storm caused a plane which was due to deliver supplies to the village to crash, thus it never made the delivery. The village had some water which was being divided among the residents - if they had been totally out of water they most likely would have all died. Someone of great relevance to this puzzle died while living in the village.
Ryan Davies (Onemundanesoul)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this person:
Man?
Woman?
Child?
Adult?
Sick?
Healthy?
Injured?
Important (leader or elder)?
Ryan Davies (Onemundanesoul)
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the plane carrying illegal drugs?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2004 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was this person:
Man?
Woman? Could have been either a man or woman...let's say for the sake of the puzzle is was a man
Child? No, it wouldn't have been a child
Adult? Yes
Sick/Healthy/Injured? Not all that important, just important to know that, at some point, he died
Important (leader or elder)? YES
Was the plane carrying illegal drugs? No