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Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Adam's mom had told him not to. Now he has to rub.

Please be indulgent, it is my first puzzle!
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Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mom had told Adam not to: do something, say something?
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Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mom had told Adam not to: do something this one, say something?
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 12:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Adam a child? Is he being punished?
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Adam's mom tell him not to scratch an itch?
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Friday, January 18, 2008 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Adam a child? No Is he being punished? No

Did Adam's mom tell him not to scratch an itch? No
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 3:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he washing something or making something clean?
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he washing something or making something clean? No-ish
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he rubbing something sore?
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Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Indulgent, you say?

*settles in with a port and a cigar*

Now, are genies relevant?
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Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Howardwoman:
Is he rubbing something sore? Yes

Wizardofnz:
Indulgent, you say?

*settles in with a port and a cigar*

*looks nervous*

Now, are genies relevant? No... phew!
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Did his mom hit him? Someone else?
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Did his mom hit him? Someone else? No
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Was he burned by something? Hit by an object?
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Was he burned by something? Hit by an object? No
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant when his mother told him not to do this thing?

Is this something that most people would have the choice to do or not to do? If so, would most people do it? or not do it?

any drugs relevant?

is anything about Adam relevant?
Eli (Eli)
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BTW, I don't think this have been asked. Did he follow his mother's advice?
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant when his mother told him not to do this thing? No. She probably told him when he was a child.

Is this something that most people would have the choice to do or not to do? Yes. If so, would most people do it? or not do it? That depends somewhat on the cultural context. I have noticed that everyone does "it" here in Sweden, while few do in Italy. So there might be a possibility that your mother never gave you this advice. Anyway, except for this aspect, the country is totally irrelevant for the puzzle.

any drugs relevant? Yope.

is anything about Adam relevant? A bit vague, but I guess the most appropriate answer would be "yes".

BTW, I don't think this have been asked. Did he follow his mother's advice? No.
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 1:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So would most people in Scandinavia do it? But not necessarily rest of Europe? or other parts of the world? Does it have anything to do with saunas?

The relevant thing about Adam, is it
his education?
religious views?
political views?
hobbies?
mental? or physical health?
job?
background?
physical appearance?
something else?
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she tell him not to smoke? Is he trying to give up, using patches? acupuncture?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eli:
So would most people in Scandinavia do it? Probably, but irrelevant. But not necessarily rest of Europe? Irrel. or other parts of the world? Irrel. Does it have anything to do with saunas? Yes-ish.

The relevant thing about Adam, is it
his education?
religious views?
political views?
hobbies?
mental? or physical health? This one.
job?
background?
physical appearance?
something else?
No to the others.

Sunshine:
Did she tell him not to smoke? Is he trying to give up, using patches? acupuncture? No to all.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have an idea for an angle, will try to ask questions in such a way that it's not solved too soon.

Does it have anything to do with how saunas are used?

Was Adam ill? or was he in excellent health? is it relevant whether or not he exercised regularly? any medications relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have an idea for an angle, will try to ask questions in such a way that it's not solved too soon. It looks like you are definitely on the right track, see below...

Does it have anything to do with how saunas are used? Yes.

Was Adam ill? No. or was he in excellent health? Yes-ish. is it relevant whether or not he exercised regularly? YES. any medications relevant? YES.

Excellent round of questions, Eli!...
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 11:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Adam exercising regularly?

Does it have anything to do with how Scandinavians dress in a sauna compare to, let's say Italy or Ireland?

Was Adam taking medications?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Adam exercising regularly? Yes. It is not really relevant that he did it regularly, as long as he did it.

Does it have anything to do with how Scandinavians dress in a sauna compare to, let's say Italy or Ireland? Yes, but might mislead. You can forget about the countries, it was only an aside.

Was Adam taking medications? Rephrase.
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Is it relevant if he went to sauna naked? with a towel? in clothes?
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Is it relevant if he went to sauna naked? No. with a towel? No. in clothes? No.
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Was Adam under the influence of alcohol? Nicotene? Marijuana? Prescription meds? OTC meds? Cocaine? Heroin? Something else?
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Was Adam under the influence of alcohol? Nicotene? Marijuana? Prescription meds? OTC meds? Rephrase this one. Cocaine? Heroin? Something else? No to others.
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OTC, Over-The-Counter, medicines, like non-prescription painkillers? flu/cold medicines? food supplements? diet pills? others?
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OTC, Over-The-Counter, medicines, I know, I still need you to rephrase the question... like non-prescription painkillers? Independently of how you rephrase it, the answer to this one would be "No". flu/cold medicines? No. food supplements? No. diet pills? No. others? Yope.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he have a rash?
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Was he taking vitamins/supplements?

Did his mother tell him not to use the sauna? not to take the still-to-be-determined "medicine"?
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Howardwoman:
Did he have a rash? Yes.

Lporter229:
Was he taking vitamins/supplements? No.

Did his mother tell him not to use the sauna? No. not to take the still-to-be-determined "medicine"? No.
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Relevant where on his body he has the rash? arms? face? feet?

Did his mother tell him not to walk in public places without shoes? Does he have athlete's foot?
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Is Adam using something that is supposed to help with the rash? If so, is this something the doctor has prescribed? something he can get at the pharmacy without prescription? did he get it somewhere else than the pharmacy?
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Lporter229:
Relevant where on his body he has the rash? Yes. arms? face? feet? This one.

Did his mother tell him not to walk in public places without shoes? Exactly. Does he have athlete's foot? No. It's a wart.

Eli:
Is Adam using something that is supposed to help with the rash? Yes. If so, is this something the doctor has prescribed? No. something he can get at the pharmacy without prescription? Yes, OTC meds, as we said. My request to rephrase was connected to the fact that he was not taking medications before he got the rash, so any answer would have been ambiguous. did he get it somewhere else than the pharmacy? No.

I think this is enough for a...
************* SPOILER *************
Adam's mom told him not to walk barefoot in gyms, saunas and all kinds of wet, warm places. However, he did not listen to her advice and got a wart under his foot. Warts are nowadays seldom treated with cryotherapy (which can be rather painful) since it is possible to use special solutions that "dry up" the wart and make it possible to scratch it off with a foot file.

Thank you all for joining this puzzle!

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