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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 11:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he an entertainer of some kind?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he an entertainer of some kind? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The people he was trying to impress were strangers to him, is that correct? Would he see them again? were they a group of people he would later join? did they all know one another? did they have some common profession? or other relevant characteristic?

Was he trying to make this impression in the course of his own profession?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The people he was trying to impress were strangers to him, is that correct? yes Would he see them again? almost certainly he would see some, but not all, of them again were they a group of people he would later join? no did they all know one another? not very well, at any rate - I think that they had all become acquainted with one another shortly before becoming acquainted with him did they have some common profession? yesish or other relevant characteristic? and yes

Was he trying to make this impression in the course of his own profession? and yes again - well done :)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any con artists involved in this puzzle? :)
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any con artists involved in this puzzle? maybe you should rephrase that :)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 4:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, are any of these people professors? postdocs? postgrads? pregrads? other inhabitants of the unreal world? :)
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, are any of these people professors? he is a faculty member, but not a professor. (And, lest you worry, I don't think he really got a concussion, but he did bonk himself on the head but good.) postdocs? postgrads? pregrads? the people on whom he wanted to make an impression are almost all undergraduate students other inhabitants of the unreal world?
Amol D. (Amol)
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a physics class ? Demonstration of the law of conservation of energy ?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Monday, February 21, 2005 - 4:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a physics class ? no Demonstration of the law of conservation of energy ? no, but good thinking :)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 4:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Transoms relevant?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 12:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Transoms relevant? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am a bit lost (and before you start, I know it's a puzzle :)) Does it matter on what he banged his head?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am a bit lost (and before you start, I know it's a puzzle ) Does it matter on what he banged his head? yes - he is a scientist, and he was at work, so...
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he banged his head on some piece of laboratory equipment?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 2:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So he banged his head on some piece of laboratory equipment? yes indeed
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, March 01, 2005 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter what piece of laboratory equipment? Was he talking about it when he banged his head on it? "this piece of equipment is completely safe..."?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter what piece of laboratory equipment? some characteristics of it are relevant Was he talking about it when he banged his head on it? probably not "this piece of equipment is completely safe..."? no

I think you may be operating under a false assumption (which has nothing to do with knowledge of laboratory equipment).
sabine (Sabine101)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 8:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he crouched under something? Like a desk or table? Is the piece of laboratory equipment on the desk or table? Is he under the laboratory equipment in any way?

Is he ATTACHED to the laboratory equipment in any way? Is he touching it at all? Is it hot?

[not remembering how to bold things in this forum: BOLD!]HI BUZZARD! ET AL! I'VE MISSED YOU ALL![/fake bold]
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Friday, March 04, 2005 - 9:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he crouched under something? he was indeed under something, in a position that may have been similar to crouching Like a desk or table? see the answer after next Is the piece of laboratory equipment on the desk or table? no Is he under the laboratory equipment in any way? yes indeed - this is a common sort of arrangement in labs like his: the apparatus is supported at about the height of a desk or table, so that people can crouch or crawl underneath to work on the bits on the underside of it. This is what he was doing.

Is he ATTACHED to the laboratory equipment in any way? emotionally, perhaps. But not physically. Is he touching it at all? yes Is it hot? not especially - at least, not the parts that he needed to touch

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Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 2:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he repairing the apparatus? the pieces underside of it?

Bunsen burners relevant at all?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he repairing the apparatus? the pieces underside of it? probably - the details of what he was doing are not relevant, just that he had to go underneath the machine for something

Bunsen burners relevant at all? no