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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

At the end of the contest, the first place winner was awarded the prize. The person in second place lay unconscious surrounded by a crowd of people, the person in third place lay unconscious in a dark room. What was going on?
Mario Mattiello (Mattiel)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds thrilly...
Is that a videogame or a real story?
Second and third placed are dead or just fainted?
The people surrounding the second, are them spectators? doctors? other participants to the contest?
Were the three persons in three different places? how far one from the other?
The contest: some sport? Some challenge? Publicly known? Or private? Or even secret?
Was it outdoor or indoor? Was it in a limited space?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds thrilly...
Is that a videogame or a real story? 'Real' - from my creative mind, that is
Second and third placed are dead No
or just fainted? Not really
The people surrounding the second, are them spectators? Some of them, yes
doctors? Likely, at least possible
other participants to the contest? This is also likely
Were the three persons in three different places? I'd say two were in the same proximity, the third in a different place
how far one from the other? Explore
The contest: some sport? Partially
Some challenge? Yes, this is a better description
Publicly known? Yes
Or private? Or even secret? No
Was it outdoor Yes
or indoor? No
Was it in a limited space? No = good q
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did dey do dit don dpurpose
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did dey hoo?
do dit whut?
don dpurpose see dabove
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the first prize winner responsible for the fate of the second? Of the third?
Is the second near the first? Is the third near the first? Did the contest involve physical activity? Was it a race of some sort? If yes to physical activity, is the second unconscious because of his physical exertions? Is the third?
Any foul play?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 5:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did da dpeople do da dchallenge dwillingly?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 6:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

any violence in this activity (tackling, boxing, wrestling, etc.)?
Are these people professional athletes?
Is this challenge televised?
Any vehicles or buildings involved in the challenge?
The room that the person's unconscious in -- were any of the other competitors in this room during the contest?
Was being unconscious a necessary part of the contest? Was remaining conscious a designed part of the contest (e.g. staying underwater a long time without blacking out)?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the first prize winner responsible for the fate of the second? No
Of the third? No
Is the second near the first? Yes
Is the third near the first? Not considerably, no
Did the contest involve physical activity? Yes
Was it a race of some sort? Yes
If yes to physical activity, is the second unconscious because of his physical exertions? Yes, but explore
Is the third? Same answer
Any foul play? No
did da dpeople do da dchallenge dwillingly? Yes
any violence in this activity (tackling, boxing, wrestling, etc.)? These kind of things probably would happen, but not relevant to the people involved here
Are these people professional athletes? No
Is this challenge televised? Not relevant
Any vehicles or buildings involved in the challenge? Yes
The room that the person's unconscious in -- were any of the other competitors in this room during the contest? No
Was being unconscious a necessary part of the contest? No
Was remaining conscious a designed part of the contest (e.g. staying underwater a long time without blacking out)? No, nothing like this
a1415925 (A1415925)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the second and third merely sleeping?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the race cover a physical distance?
Did it have a defined start and end point?
Was finding the finish part of the race?

did most of the race occur horizontally over ground? vertically?
through the air? through water? through space?

To clarify- were vehicles involved? Were buildings?
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 9:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is #3 in a building? in a vehicle? underground? was there a fourth place? Is cheese relevant?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If vehicles were involved, were they...
NASA related? Rollercoaster related? "7 Days" related?

Was the contest based on... physical strength? Constitution? Stamina? Speed? Skill? Dexterity? another physical quality? Intelligence/knowledge?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the second and third merely sleeping? No

Did the race cover a physical distance? Yes
Did it have a defined start Yes
and end point? No
Was finding the finish part of the race? Well yes and no, you'll have to explore this

did most of the race occur horizontally over ground? Yes vertically? yes, this also
through the air? This is involved, but indirectly
through water? Maybe, but likely minimal
through space? No

To clarify- were vehicles involved? If so it was only secondary to the primary action and not entirely relevant
Were buildings? Again, as a secondary element to primary action

Is #3 in a building? No in a vehicle? No underground? Yes was there a fourth place? Yes, and many other places
Is cheese relevant? No - but I know what you are thinking of and it's a good stab at the solution

If vehicles were involved, were they...
NASA related? Rollercoaster related? "7 Days" related? Consider vehicles only a minor and secondary part of the primary action

Was the contest based on... physical strength? Yes
Constitution? Maybe
Stamina? Yes
Speed? Yes
Skill? Not really
Dexterity? Yes
another physical quality? No
Intelligence/knowledge? Not at all
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 4:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stabbing on, then... There's a race somewhere in GB where they let a cheese roll down a very steep hill. Whoever gets the cheese first (or crosses the finish line downhill first) is the winner. You can consider yourself lucky if you don't break your leg (or worse) while charging after the cheese.

Is the race in this puzzle somewhat like that? For a generic participant, is there a a certain goal or finish line to be reached? Must something be gotten? be brought somewhere?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stabbing on, then... There's a race somewhere in GB where they let a cheese roll down a very steep hill. Whoever gets the cheese first (or crosses the finish line downhill first) is the winner. You can consider yourself lucky if you don't break your leg (or worse) while charging after the cheese. As soon as you asked about Cheese I knew this was what you were thinking of - you'd have to really like cheese or be crazy to be in that kind of race!

Is the race in this puzzle somewhat like that? Yes - both the Cheese Race (I'm sure someone from that part of the world is going to correct me and provide the actual name of the event) and the race in this puzzle have the same basic elements.
For a generic participant, is there a a certain goal Yes
or finish line No, not really
to be reached? Yes, keep reading
Must something be gotten? YES
be brought somewhere? No
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 4:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I assume the something to be gotten is moving? Do all participants chase the same something?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 7:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it like capture the flag where you have to capture the flag? Did they have to find the racoon with the red, white, and blue tail?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I assume the something to be gotten is moving? Correct
Do all participants chase the same something? Yes
Is it like capture the flag where you have to capture the flag? No, not like this
Did they have to find the racoon with the red, white, and blue tail? Good idea, but no
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How is the thing moving? By gravity? By motor? Is it a living being? Is it a car that talks? Is there a big system of pulleys? Does it float through the sky like a big rubber balloon?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How is the thing moving? Read below
By gravity? Not so much
By motor? No
Is it a living being? No
Is it a car that talks? No - you aren't a Knight Rider fan are you?
Is there a big system of pulleys? No
Does it float through the sky like a big rubber balloon? YES, this is precisely what the object is
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what color the balloon was?