[BeccaAnn] The Creepy Factor Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - September 2007 » [BeccaAnn] The Creepy Factor « Previous Next »

Author Message
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1635
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's creepy, she thinks, but in 6 years, it won't be creepy anymore.
Elness (Elness)
New member
Username: Elness

Post Number: 27
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 11:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "it" have to do with superstition? With unlucky/cursed/evil numbers? Does the number 666 have any relevance?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1637
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 1:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "it" have to do with superstition?no With unlucky/cursed/evil numbers?no, but numbers are relevnat Does the number 666 have any relevance?no
Rabrab (Rabrab)
New member
Username: Rabrab

Post Number: 1611
Registered: 2-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 2:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi again!

something to do with a person's age? the relative ages of two people?

Is "It's creepy" a widely held opinion? a universal opinion? hers only? somewhere in between widely held and hers only?

Same question for "in 6 years it won't be creepy anymore"? please?
Noobdogg (Noobdogg)
New member
Username: Noobdogg

Post Number: 163
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 5:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it some living thing that is expected to be extinct in 6 years?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
New member
Username: Tanvishashikant

Post Number: 64
Registered: 9-2007
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" an object? Insect? Animal? Person?

After six years, will "it" die? Change form so it doesn't look creepy anymore? Or will she not find it creepy because she's become older? Is her age relevant? And is she h? A? M?
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
New member
Username: Tsoram1970

Post Number: 522
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is six years relevant? would it still be creepy after 5 years? more so? less so? 4 years? 3 years? 2 years?

Is she 4, 14, 24, 34,...?
6 years from now is 2013... relevant?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1638
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 1:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi again! Hi!

something to do with a person's age?yes the relative ages of two people?yes. damn that was quick

Is "It's creepy" a widely held opinion?yope a universal opinion?no hers only?no somewhere in between widely held and hers only?yes

Same question for "in 6 years it won't be creepy anymore"? please? somewhere between widely held and hers only

Is it some living thing that is expected to be extinct in 6 years?no

Is "it" an object? Insect? Animal? Person? none of these

After six years, will "it" die?no Change form so it doesn't look creepy anymore?no, FA Or will she not find it creepy because she's become older?yes, but beware FA Is her age relevant?no And is she h? A? M?HAF

Is six years relevant?yes would it still be creepy after 5 years?yes more so?no less so?yesish 4 years?still creepy 3 years?still creepy 2 years?still creepy

Is she 4, 14, 24, 34,...? "she" of the puzzle statement is 26, but this is not relevant
6 years from now is 2013... relevant?no
Tsoram1970 (Tsoram1970)
New member
Username: Tsoram1970

Post Number: 525
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 1:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she one of the two people?
the younger? the older?

Is the creepy aspect now the same as the creepy aspect in 2 years time? etc...?

Does it exist in 6 years time?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1640
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she one of the two people? no
the younger? the older?

Is the creepy aspect now the same as the creepy aspect in 2 years time? etc...? yes

Does it exist in 6 years time? noish? I'm not sure I understand you correctly
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1030
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it help us to think of "factor" (in your title) in its mathematical sense?

Is one age exactly divisible by the other?

Does "creepy" simply mean curious, or is there something more sinister going on?

Was either person born on February 29?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1642
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 4:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it help us to think of "factor" (in your title) in its mathematical sense? not exactly no, but mathematics are relevant

Is one age exactly divisible by the other?no

Does "creepy" simply mean curious, or is there something more sinister going on? not sinister, no. more like gross, weird, or "icky" as my friend (the she in the puzzle statement) put it

Was either person born on February 29?no
Bodo (Bodo)
New member
Username: Bodo

Post Number: 2064
Registered: 2-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ages of two related people? If so, spouses? Parent/child? Celebrities?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1643
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ages of two related people?no If so, spouses?no, but... Parent/child?no Celebrities?no
Bodo (Bodo)
New member
Username: Bodo

Post Number: 2065
Registered: 2-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Significant others? Dating?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1644
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 7:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Significant others?yes Dating?yes
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1032
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with the "half his age plus seven" rule?
Beccaann (Beccaann)
New member
Username: Beccaann

Post Number: 1645
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with the "half his age plus seven" rule?exactly!

**SPOILER**
My sister, who is 21, is dating a 34 year old. I was discussing this with my friend Courtney who brought up the "half his age plus seven" rule, according to which an age gap between two people dating is "creepy" or unacceptable unless the older person's age divided by 2, plus seven is less than or equal to the younger person's age.
According to this rule, someone dating a 34 year old would need to be 24 or older, thus making my sister's relationship creepy. However, in 6 years, they will be 27 and 40 respectively, at which point their relationship won't be creepy anymore.

Ironically, on a side note, my last relationship began when I was 21 and my boyfriend 31, putting us in the creepy range. The year we became no longer creepy (me 24 and him 34) is the year we broke up!
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1033
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heheh. One of those pure coincidences: I was reading yesterday about 'inappropriate age-gaps', and how Rupert Murdoch, now a sprightly 76, will have to wait another twelve years before his marriage to Wendy Deng (now 39) is officially out of the creepy zone.

Then I just realised that I got married at 30 to someone aged 21 (creepy, but only just) and divorced when we grew out of official creepiness.

Anyway, great puzzle as always.

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: