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Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello all...first attempt...your patience is much appreciated

A mosquito caused his death
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with Jurassic Park given they got the Dino DNA from a fossilised Mosquito?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 5:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with Jurassic Park given they got the Dino DNA from a fossilised Mosquito? no, but good try
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 6:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He caught Malaria?
He crashed his car whilst whilst the insect was bothering him at the wheel? (or similar?)

Is it a more elaborate scenario than the pervious suggestions?

A string of events initiated by an incident with a mosquitoe?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 6:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mosquito as in the blood sucking insect? or the fighter plane?

He- Human? Adult? Male?

Did he die of Malaria? accident? victim of a crime? war victim?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He caught Malaria? no
He crashed his car whilst whilst the insect was bothering him at the wheel? (or similar?) no

Is it a more elaborate scenario than the pervious suggestions? yesish

A string of events initiated by an incident with a mosquitoe?yes

Mosquito as in the blood sucking insect? this or the fighter plane?

He- Human? Adult? Male? yes to all

Did he die of Malaria? accident? victim of a crime?this war victim?

wow...much quicker than I thought
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he deliberately murdered? poisoned? killed in some sort of violent impact? did the killer knowingly employ the use of the mosquito?
Is the man's age relevant? if so is he over 20? 30? 40? 50? 60? 70? older?
Had he an allergy? anything to do with donating blood? blood transfusions? had the man any pre-existing medical complaint or disability that's relevant?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he deliberately murdered? yesish, but beware of FA poisoned? no killed in some sort of violent impact? no, but it was a violent death did the killer knowingly employ the use of the mosquito? no
Is the man's age relevant? a little if so is he over 20? let's say it's this 30? 40? 50? 60? 70? older?
Had he an allergy? no anything to do with donating blood? no blood transfusions? no had the man any pre-existing medical complaint or disability that's relevant? no
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify was he murdered?

Was the man aware of the mosquito? had it bitten him? did he in some way interact with the mosquito that acted as a motive for his murder? Did he discover something about the mosquito? a secret expirement? was he killed to silence him?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify was he murdered? yes

Was the man aware of the mosquito? yes
had it bitten him? no
did he in some way interact with the mosquito that acted as a motive for his murder? yesish
Did he discover something about the mosquito? not really anything ABOUT the mosquito
a secret expirement? no
was he killed to silence him? no
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the method of his murder relevant? or is the puzzle more about working out why he was killed?

Was he part of any conspiracy? Was he the intended victim? is his job relevant? if so did he work in any of the following

IT Support?
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware?
Construction / Craftsman?
Education / Academic Research?
Entertainment / Media?
Executive / Management?
Hospitality / Travel?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing / Distributions?
Medical / Health Services?
Politics / Government / Military?
Sales / Marketing?
Technical / Science / Engineering?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation?
Food Service?
Sports? Fitness?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wondering about the FA when you were asked about murder. Was he killed by another human being? Or by a non-human animal? Perhaps the mosquito bit a nearby rottweiler who then got peeved and bit him to death? Or perhaps it was a case of manslaughter?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the method of his murder relevant? no or is the puzzle more about working out why he was killed? yes

Was he part of any conspiracy? no Was he the intended victim? no conspiracy, so no intended victim is his job relevant? no if so did he work in any of the following so irr to all below

IT Support?
artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware?
Construction / Craftsman?
Education / Academic Research?
Entertainment / Media?
Executive / Management?
Hospitality / Travel?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing / Distributions?
Medical / Health Services?
Politics / Government / Military?
Sales / Marketing?
Technical / Science / Engineering?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation?
Food Service?
Sports? Fitness?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wondering about the FA when you were asked about murder. Was he killed by another human being? yes Or by a non-human animal? no Perhaps the mosquito bit a nearby rottweiler who then got peeved and bit him to death? no, but otrt Or perhaps it was a case of manslaughter? yes

turning out to be a real quickie
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 06, 2007 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So another person was bitten by a mozzie, and killed our hero? Was the other person driving a car? Was the other person operating some sort of machinery? Was the other person trying to swat the mozzie?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The mosquito bit a rat, then got rabies from it's blood, then bit a dog and it transfered rabies and the dog bit the guy and the guy died of rabies?

That was one long sentance...
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So another person was bitten by a mozzie, yes and killed our hero? yes, but I wouldn't really call him a hero Was the other person driving a car? no Was the other person operating some sort of machinery? no Was the other person trying to swat the mozzie? no, but swatting is relevant

The mosquito bit a rat, then got rabies from it's blood, then bit a dog and it transfered rabies and the dog bit the guy and the guy died of rabies? no, no dog involve, but yes, a sequence of events building up from a mosquito bite to this man's death
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the victim accidently swat someone else while trying to kill the mozzie and the person reacted by killing him?
Rufus (Rufus)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the victim accidently swat someone else while trying to kill the mozzie and the person reacted by killing him?

I think that's close enough for a SPOILER

This is a true story in the news recently in an Asian country. A man slapped an acquaintance about a bout of drinking, claiming that he was swatting a mosquito on the sleeping man's face. The man woke up furious, and called a few "brothers" to beat up the swatter. The police came and found that the "brothers" were in possession of firearms at the time.

I kind of embellished it a little to have the swatter die in the puzzle.

Good job to Peter365. Thanks for playing this quickie.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 5:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle. All credit to Woodworm for coming up with the swatting idea.

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