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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 11:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he look at his body after the explosion, see the burns and faint at the sight? no
Was the bomb actually a firework? no
(You can tell I'm clutching at straws here!) Would you like a hint?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe just a tiny one please :) I don't want to spoil it for anyone else!
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2005 - 6:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hint: Find out the type of bomb
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 8:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah! If I guess your hint correctly - was the man shot with a blank round from a gun, thought it was a real bullet and died, not from the "bullet", but because of his weak heart?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah! If I guess your hint correctly - was the man shot with a blank round from a gun, thought it was a real bullet and died, not from the "bullet", but because of his weak heart? no, sorry. The bomb was indeed really a bomb, and it really did explode.
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shame - I thought I'd got that! I'll have to go away and have another think.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 9:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are also a couple of FA's here
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the man blind?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 2:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the man blind? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My attempt at a hint has apparently only made things worse. Let's try a recap instead.

*** RECAP ***

A bomb exploded. A man died because of severe burns that were indirectly caused by the explosion. He had a weak heart, but didn't die of a heart attack or shock. He was not at the location of the explosion and he was noishly near it.

It would help to find out the type of bomb. It is really a bomb. It is not a letter bomb, grenade or firework. It is not what one would normally refer to as an "incendiary device", but it is indeed a device and it is indeed incendiary.

Shock is relevant, explore at your own risk.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is electricity relevant?
"Noishly near it"- was he burned from actual debris from the bomb? If so, did it travel a long way to get to him?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is electricity relevant? yes
"Noishly near it"- was he burned from actual debris from the bomb? no If so, did it travel a long way to get to him?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the device constructed specifically as a bomb or is it something else, e.g. a household object, which became a bomb because of what someone did to it?
Was the man the target or did he just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the device constructed specifically as a bomb yes or is it something else, e.g. a household object, which became a bomb because of what someone did to it? no
Was the man the target no or did he just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? yes and he was also the wrong person...
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bomb intended for the man next to him, who didn't die?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the bomb intended for the man next to him, who didn't die? no, sorry
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it itended for anyone? lightning relevant? were ther any electrical cables near by? a pylon?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it itended for anyone? yes
lightning relevant? no
were ther any electrical cables near by? a pylon? irrel
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the bomb exploding create an electrical current? Did he die purely by electrocution?
Relevant who the killing was meant for? Is this a true story?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the bomb exploding create an electrical current? YES
Did he die purely by electrocution? no
Relevant who the killing was meant for? no
Is this a true story? no
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 10:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the current light something on fire? Start a chain of events that ended in his burns? Did the current go through conventional electrical wires? Through the walls?
Did the killer expect the killing to happen in this manner, but on a different person?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, April 18, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the current light something on fire? no
Start a chain of events that ended in his burns? for svv of chain, yes
Did the current go through conventional electrical wires? Through the walls? You mean like house wiring? then no
Did the killer expect the killing to happen in this manner, but on a different person? NO