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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hamster found in her clothing? Baggage? Purse? Hair? Shoe? Somewhere on something she was carrying? Wearing?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the hamster found in her clothing? Baggage? Purse? Hair? Shoe? Somewhere on something she was carrying? Wearing? none of these - I should probably mention that this is a bit of a silly puzzle :)
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Silly puzzle, huh? They must be contagious...

Was she delayed at the train station? Before getting to the train station? At her place of work? Somewhere else?

When she found the hamster, was she...at work? on her way to the train station? somewhere else? on another type of transportation?

Did she see her hamster on TV? (like the Far Side cartoon - "Hey Hank, ain't that your dog attackin' the President?")
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she delayed at the train station? Before getting to the train station? this At her place of work? Somewhere else?

When she found the hamster, was she...at work? no on her way to the train station? somewhere else? this on another type of transportation?

Did she see her hamster on TV? (like the Far Side cartoon - "Hey Hank, ain't that your dog attackin' the President?") great idea but no :)
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she at home ?
in the bathroom ?
in the garden ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she at home ? yes
in the bathroom ? no
in the garden ? no
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

bedroom ?
lounge ?
kitchen ?
larder ?
stairs ?
loft ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 - 4:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

bedroom ?
lounge ?
kitchen ?
larder ?
stairs ?
loft ? none of these
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 9:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

garage ?
bathroom ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 10:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

garage ?
bathroom ? neither
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have to climb the drainpipes? Up on the roof? Was he in the guttering?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have to climb the drainpipes? Up on the roof? Was he in the guttering? none of these
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was her house a normal house ? i.e nothing unusual ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was her house a normal house ? i.e nothing unusual ? yes it was a normal house
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

patio ?
conservatory ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

patio ?
conservatory ? neither
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she find the hamster indoors? outdoors? in a vehicle? on the roof? hiding under something? perched on top of something? in plain sight?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she find the hamster indoors? yes outdoors? in a vehicle? on the roof? hiding under something? perched on top of something? this in plain sight? and this
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she was delayed by the search for the hamster, right?
He was found indoors, in plain sight, on top of something.

When he was found was he
at eye level?
slightly above eye level?
well above eye level?
slightly below eye level?
well below eye level?

In the basement?
A closet?
Family room?
Laudry room?
Utility room?
Foyer?
Mud room?
TV room?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 6:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she was delayed by the search for the hamster, right? yes and...
He was found indoors, in plain sight, on top of something. yes

When he was found was he
at eye level?
slightly above eye level?
well above eye level?
slightly below eye level? {this is probably closest}
well below eye level?

In the basement?
A closet?
Family room?
Laudry room?
Utility room?
Foyer?
Mud room? not heard of one of those!
TV room? none of these although TV room may be closest
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 6:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In USian, a mud room is a small-ish room, usually off the back or side exterior door, where someone coming into the house can shed muddy or wet boots or shoes, and coats and umbrellas and such stuff as they don't want to track through the house. It's safe to think of it as a very utilitarian version of the foyer or entrance hall.

Slightly below eye level is closest -- was he on an item of furniture?
a table?
a counter?
a bar?
a barstool?
a chair?
the TV?
a chest of drawers?
a cabinet?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Slightly below eye level is closest -- was he on an item of furniture? yes
a table? this is closest
a counter?
a bar?
a barstool?
a chair?
the TV?
a chest of drawers?
a cabinet?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he near the toilet ? or a sink ?
Kapil Kapur (Dinkie)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 2:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

on the stereo ?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was he near the toilet ? or a sink ? neither


on the stereo no
Annelies Horckmans (Annls)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

maybe a stupid question, is Mandy human?

And another one? was it a train crash with real trains or toy trains?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 5:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

maybe a stupid question, is Mandy human? yes and that's a perfectly reasonable question to ask :)

And another one? was it a train crash with real trains or toy trains? real trains
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***RECAP***
Mandy is a normal female human adult. Ususally quite punctual, she was on occasion late for something (which is to be discovered). Had she been 15 minutes earler to somewhere 9to be discovered) she would have gotten on a train and died in a crash involving that train. Mandy was late to this place for a reason involving her hamster who was found on something, and which had done something in a room in Mandy's house (all of which are to be discovered).
Annelies Horckmans (Annls)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the hamster on the chair and did she sit on it?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2005 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the hamster on the chair and did she sit on it? lol, no
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have to clean up after the hamster? had it shredded something? eaten something?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 9:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she have to clean up after the hamster? no had it shredded something? yes! eaten something? and probably this too!
Annelies Horckmans (Annls)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 2:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it eat her trainticket? Did she had some sort of season ticket?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it eat her trainticket? Did she had some sort of season ticket? no to both
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This thing the hamster shredded, was it made of paper? cardboard? fabric? wood? plastic? hamster fur?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This thing the hamster shredded, was it made of paper? this cardboard? fabric? wood? plastic? hamster fur?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 6:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had it shredded money?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had it shredded money? he most certainly had! - the little monkey! :)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2005 - 11:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she need to money to buy a ticket for the train? a taxi to get to the train station? taxi to get somewhere else?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 5:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she need to money to buy a ticket for the train? a taxi to get to the train station? yes! somewhere else?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the hamster shredded the money, she was delayed in buying a taxi ride to the train station because of this, she was late to the station, but the train she would have taken had an accident. Whew!

Did I miss anything/get anything wrong?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the hamster shredded the money, she was delayed in buying a taxi ride to the train station because of this, she was late to the station, but the train she would have taken had an accident. Whew!

Did I miss anything/get anything wrong? no...

************SPOILER************
Mandy was due to catch a train the London for a meeting and needed a taxi to get to the station. Upon waking she went into her study where she had left cash by the hamster cage as a reminder to feed him. The little beggar had somehow escaped and like most hamster/gerbils etc, eaten the nearby paper source (n this case the money for the train). This meant she had to instead catch a bus to the station and she was late for her train by 15 minutes and therefore had to wait until the next one. Luckily for Mandy, the train she was due to get derailed causing a very nasty accident in which she would he most likely died!

Thankyou to everyone for playing :)

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