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This is another luggage puzzle -- figure out the rule.

Frank is taking an egg to Cambodia.
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Luggage puzzle?
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Sorry -- I've seen them here before and I assumed the concept was known. Imagine you're a customs officer, and it's your job to pass or deny someone at the airport according to certain arcane rules.

For example, if Frank wanted to pass me to take an egg to Delaware, I'd let him by. If he wanted to take a frankfurter to Georgia, I'd stop him. What rule am I using to decide whether he can take his item or not?
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Can Andrew take a violin to North Dakota?
Can Beverly take a chessboard to East Timor?
Can Christopher take a chair to San Francisco?
Can David take an ant farm to Australia?
Can Ethan take a book to Azerbaijan?
Can Frank take an egg to Denmark?
Can Greg take a golf club to Ireland?
Can Henry take a test tube to Greenland?
Can Isabel take a poster to Germany?
Can Jennifer take a lamp to the Central African Republic?
Can Katherine take a jewel to Hungary?
Can Leah take a cannon to Belarus?
Can Shawn take a soda to Soviet Georgia?
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Can Andrew take a violin to North Dakota? No.
Can Beverly take a chessboard to East Timor? No, but she can take an egg to Hungary.
Can Christopher take a chair to San Francisco?
Can David take an ant farm to Australia?
Can Ethan take a book to Azerbaijan?
Can Frank take an egg to Denmark?
Can Greg take a golf club to Ireland?
Can Henry take a test tube to Greenland?
Can Isabel take a poster to Germany?
Can Jennifer take a lamp to the Central African Republic?
Can Katherine take a jewel to Hungary?
Can Leah take a cannon to Belarus?
Can Shawn take a soda to Soviet Georgia? No to rest.
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can anyone take an egg anywhere?

Can John take an egg to Sierra Leone?

Politics relevant?

Can an egg be taken anywhere outside of Asia?

Does the kind of egg matter?

Does the name of the person taking the egg matter?
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can anyone take an egg anywhere? It's theoretically possible, but highly unlikely.

Can John take an egg to Sierra Leone? No.

Politics relevant? No.

Can an egg be taken anywhere outside of Asia? Depends.

Does the kind of egg matter? It could.

Does the name of the person taking the egg matter? Yep.
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Can His Majestic and All-Holy WiZedom, The Right Honourable Sir & Very Reverend Doctor, Imperial Dark Lord of the Sith, the Hero of Time, Ultimate War Supreme Grand Mafioso, LTPF Champion, Dread Mistress of the Night, The One, The First, Commander of Everything Commendable, Lord of R'lyeh, 68th degree Archpriest, MSCE, Silver Warlord, Archmage of Bone, Lord of the Clouded Ruby, Don't Blame it on the Moonlight Blame it on the Boogie, Master Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon, The Ruined One, Count of Starstone, Lord David of Ham, Shawn "Docta Colonel Issac Newton Juan Garcia Cortez Onge Cull Pepper, III" The WiZe, Comrade Peoples' Commissar for the Internal Production of the People's Beets, Immortal & Immoral God, President for Life, Maximum Chief of the Revolution, Titular Latin Patriarch of Antioch, President-Elect of the High Council of Time Lords, Knight Who Says Ni, Apostle of National Unity, Benefactor of the Poor, Patron of Commerce and Industry, Electrifier of Souls, The Pwnerer, Esquire of the Magistrate Most Worthy, Despot of Morea, Prince, Monseigneur, Mace-bearer, Gran maestro, Paladin, Alderman, Great & Glorious Sultan, Arch-Treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire, The Dancing Flamingo, The Boss, The Main Man, The Big Cheese, The Head Honcho, The Righteously Honorable Honorably Righteous Emperor of Earth, Franchi, Esq., KG, MC, PC Ph.D. Th.D. M.P. FACHE, CCIM, CELTA, CPESC, NAGAB, AMIE, OPSA, SCTE, KPDS, TKT, OPST A.B.C. X.Y.Z. K.B.E take twelve lords a-leaping, eleven ladies dancing, ten pipers piping, nine drummers drumming, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, Four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, a partridge in a pear tree, and $12.34 in cash to Seoul, South Korea with a twenty minute layover in Kingston, Jamaica, an hour layover in Reykjavik, Iceland, a forty-five minute layover in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and a thirty-five second layover in Tokyo, Japan?
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Can His Majestic and All-Holy WiZedom, The Right Honourable Sir & Very Reverend Doctor, Imperial Dark Lord of the Sith, the Hero of Time, Ultimate War Supreme Grand Mafioso, LTPF Champion, Dread Mistress of the Night, The One, The First, Commander of Everything Commendable, Lord of R'lyeh, 68th degree Archpriest, MSCE, Silver Warlord, Archmage of Bone, Lord of the Clouded Ruby, Don't Blame it on the Moonlight Blame it on the Boogie, Master Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon, The Ruined One, Count of Starstone, Lord David of Ham, Shawn "Docta Colonel Issac Newton Juan Garcia Cortez Onge Cull Pepper, III" The WiZe, Comrade Peoples' Commissar for the Internal Production of the People's Beets, Immortal & Immoral God, President for Life, Maximum Chief of the Revolution, Titular Latin Patriarch of Antioch, President-Elect of the High Council of Time Lords, Knight Who Says Ni, Apostle of National Unity, Benefactor of the Poor, Patron of Commerce and Industry, Electrifier of Souls, The Pwnerer, Esquire of the Magistrate Most Worthy, Despot of Morea, Prince, Monseigneur, Mace-bearer, Gran maestro, Paladin, Alderman, Great & Glorious Sultan, Arch-Treasurer of the Holy Roman Empire, The Dancing Flamingo, The Boss, The Main Man, The Big Cheese, The Head Honcho, The Righteously Honorable Honorably Righteous Emperor of Earth, Franchi, Esq., KG, MC, PC Ph.D. Th.D. M.P. FACHE, CCIM, CELTA, CPESC, NAGAB, AMIE, OPSA, SCTE, KPDS, TKT, OPST A.B.C. X.Y.Z. K.B.E take twelve lords a-leaping, eleven ladies dancing, ten pipers piping, nine drummers drumming, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five gold rings, Four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, a partridge in a pear tree, and $12.34 in cash to Seoul, South Korea with a twenty minute layover in Kingston, Jamaica, an hour layover in Reykjavik, Iceland, a forty-five minute layover in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, and a thirty-five second layover in Tokyo, Japan?

Eep!

Well, let's see...

The Apostle of National Unity and the Alderman could leave, but there wouldn't be anyplace for them to go and they couldn't take anything with them.

The Right Honourable Sir & Very Reverend Doctor, the Ruined One, and the Righteously Honorable Honorably Righteous Emperor of Earth could take eight maids a-milking and eleven ladies dancing to Iceland (but not Reykjavik).
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Actually, that was just my full name.
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Can Beverly take elephants to Holland?
Can Frank take envelopes to California?
Can Frank take parcels to California?
Is there anything that Beverly can take to York?
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Can Beverly take elephants to Holland?
Can Frank take envelopes to California?
Can Frank take parcels to California?
Is there anything that Beverly can take to York? No to all. Frank can take an egg to India.
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Are the number of consonants in the persons name relevant? in the location? How about vowels?

Should I stop focusing on the letters and look more broadly?
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Can Carol take a barrel to Alabama?
Can Tom take a sausage to Russia?
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Are the number of consonants in the persons name relevant?No. in the location? No. How about vowels? No.

Should I stop focusing on the letters and look more broadly? That might be a good idea, yes.

Can Carol take a barrel to Alabama?
Can Tom take a sausage to Russia? No to both. You could have said that Dave could take nothing with him to Ireland.
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Oh, and Frank can take flapjacks to Belgium.
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Are vowels relevant in any other manner? Consonants? Number of letters in either of the names? Alphabetical order?
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So the sentences break down into: [name] is taking [thing] to [place].

Can the rule be expressed in terms of just the letters in the name, thing, and place? In other words, could you answer a statement like "Zytherzeer is taking wakalixes to Delta Gravitar Prime" where none of the words have any definition or usage?
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So the sentences break down into: [name] is taking [thing] to [place]. Correct.

Can the rule be expressed in terms of just the letters in the name, thing, and place? In other words, could you answer a statement like "Zytherzeer is taking wakalixes to Delta Gravitar Prime" where none of the words have any definition or usage? Technically, yes. However, this example would be entirely incorrect.

Are vowels relevant in any other manner? Consonants? Number of letters in either of the names? Alphabetical order? Why don't you experiment and find out?

As an example, Frank can take flapjacks to Essex, but not Wessex. He could not take bicycles, airguns, or telephones to Essex. John could not take anything anywhere.
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Frank can take flapjacks to France.
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Oops! There are typos on his boarding pass:
Can Franck take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Franco take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg to Cambridge?

His crazy cousins are coming along on this trip:
Can Crank take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Clank take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Klink take an egg to Cambodia?

Can Frank take a boiled egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an Easter egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take blueberry flapjacks to France?
Can Frank take pancakes somewhere?
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Can Alfredo take elephants to Ireland?
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Can Barney The Singing Purple Dinosaur take a Nuclear Bomb to the White House?
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Oops! There are typos on his boarding pass:
Can Franck take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Franco take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg to Cambridge?\b {None of the above.}

His crazy cousins are coming along on this trip:
Can Crank take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Clank take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Klink take an egg to Cambodia? None of the above.

Can Frank take a boiled egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an Easter egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take blueberry flapjacks to France?
Can Frank take pancakes somewhere? None of the above.

However, Bob can go to America, but he can't take anything with him.


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Can Alfredo take elephants to Ireland? Alfredo can leave, but he can't take elephants to Ireland.

However, Alfredo can take hats and handkerchiefs to Haiti. Also, Robert can take hats to Haiti.


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Can Barney The Singing Purple Dinosaur take a Nuclear Bomb to the White House?

Barney can leave, but he can't take a nuke to the White House. Barney can take a goose, but can't go anywhere with it.
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Can Alfred leave? Can he take an eggplant? Can he take anything to the UK? Can he take an eggplant to the UK?

Can Q (James Bond's dawg) take a Lolcat (one of those silly captioned Felis catus images) to MI6 (Headquarters)?

Can 007 take a Z8 to any of the member nations of the G8?

Can Oscar Wilde take a manuscript to Botswana?

Can Al take a dollar to Zimbabwe?

Can Yvonne take a yo-yo to Qatar?
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When you say that [insert name here] can't go/take [thing x] anywhere, do you mean that:
1. He or she cannot go/take [thing x] to a place named "Anywhere"?
2. There exists no location to which he or she cannot go/take thing [x].
3. He or she can go/take [thing x] to at least one location, but only that/those location(s) (as opposed to being able to go/take [thing x] anywhere).

If someone can't go anywhere, can he or she go somewhere? Can he or she go nowhere?
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Can Alfred leave? Yes. Can he take an eggplant? No. Can he take anything to the UK? No. Can he take an eggplant to the UK? No.

Can Q (James Bond's dawg) take a Lolcat (one of those silly captioned Felis catus images) to MI6 (Headquarters)? No.

Can 007 take a Z8 to any of the member nations of the G8? No.

Can Oscar Wilde take a manuscript to Botswana? No.

Can Al take a dollar to Zimbabwe? Al can leave, but cannot take a dollar to Zimbabwe. He could take a hat and an inner-tube to Denmark, however.

Can Yvonne take a yo-yo to Qatar? No.
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When you say that [insert name here] can't go/take [thing x] anywhere, do you mean that:
1. He or she cannot go/take [thing x] to a place named "Anywhere"?
2. There exists no location to which he or she cannot go/take thing [x]. This.
3. He or she can go/take [thing x] to at least one location, but only that/those location(s) (as opposed to being able to go/take [thing x] anywhere). When I intend to say specifically that there is no valid location, I will say he "can't go anywhere." This also applies to what is taken along -- if nothing can validly be taken, I will say he "can't take anything." There will always be a valid name, regardless of other circumstances. (As a hint, "007" is NOT a valid name under ANY circumstances.

If someone can't go anywhere, can he or she go somewhere? Possibly. Can he or she go nowhere? Possibly.
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Frank can take a goat, but can't go anywhere.
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Is "Frank" a valid name?
How about "Bob"?
"Joe"?
"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"?
"Oscar Wilde"?
"M"?
"Jaws"?
"Q"?
"006"?
"!@#$%^&*()"?
"A1%}?"
"151.203.67.73"?
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Is "Frank" a valid name? No, but it would be a valid destination. For example, Smith could go to Frank's house, but could not take anything with him. Or Al could take an ink bottle to Frank's house.
How about "Bob"?
"Joe"?
"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"? Schmidt would be, but not John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Schmidt couldn't take anything with him, but he could go to France.
"Oscar Wilde"?
"M"?
"Jaws"?
"Q"?
"006"? Would never work under any circumstances.
"!@#$%^&*()"? Also would never work under any circumstances.
"A1%
?"
"151.203.67.73"? Again, would never work under any circumstances. No to all the rest.
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Edit: Oops! Forgot to close one of my bold sentences. Sorry.

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Is "Frank" a valid name? No, but it would be a valid destination. For example, Smith could go to Frank's house, but could not take anything with him. Or Al could take an ink bottle to Frank's house.
How about "Bob"?
"Joe"?
"John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt"? Schmidt would be, but not John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt. Schmidt couldn't take anything with him, but he could go to France.
"Oscar Wilde"?
"M"?
"Jaws"?
"Q"?
"006"? Would never work under any circumstances.
"!@#$%^&*()"? Also would never work under any circumstances.
"A1%}?"
"151.203.67.73"? Again, would never work under any circumstances. No to all the rest.
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Frank could take a golf ball to France.
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I thought you said "Frank" isn't a valid name?
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Can Jenny take an eye to England? But May cannot?

Can Thomas take an apple to Los Angeles but not to Paris?
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I thought you said "Frank" isn't a valid name? Under certain circumstances, it isn't.
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Can Jenny take an eye to England? But May cannot?

Can Thomas take an apple to Los Angeles but not to Paris? No to both. Oswald could leave but not take anything or go anywhere, and Al could take an egg but not go anywhere.
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OK, I got it...
A person is rejected from being able to take an item somewhere if:
A. the object is bigger than a breadbox, AND
B. the destination is north of the equator;
OR
A. the object is smaller than a golf ball, AND
B. the destination is in the Western Hemisphere,
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A. the object is derived from an organism, AND
B. the person is female.
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OK, I got it...
A person is rejected from being able to take an item somewhere if:
A. the object is bigger than a breadbox, AND
B. the destination is north of the equator;

Nope. For example, Sam can take a car to Gary, Indiana.

OR
A. the object is smaller than a golf ball, AND
B. the destination is in the Western Hemisphere,

Again, nope. For example, Al can take an insect and a card to Guthrie, Oklahoma.

OR
A. the object is derived from an organism, AND
B. the person is female.

Sorry. Samantha can take a cat to Ghana.
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Does Al have to take BOTH and insect and a card? IE can he just take the insect? or just take the card to Guthrie, Oklahoma? What if it were Guthrie, kentucky?
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Does Al have to take BOTH and insect and a card? Yes. IE can he just take the insect? No. or just take the card to Guthrie, Oklahoma? No. What if it were Guthrie, kentucky? He could go there instead, yes.
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Can Trevor take an iPhone to Pennsylvania?
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Can I take you to the prom?
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I'm sorry. I'm not... that way.
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Can Trevor take an iPhone to Pennsylvania? No, but Sam can take a duck to Indiana. Or Al can take an ink bottle and a duck to Ireland. Trevor might someday be able to go to Pennsylvania, but not now.

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Can I take you to the prom? No. Cal can take a car, but not go anywhere. I expect it will be a very long time before you can take me to the prom. Probably decades.
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So are the times? or dates? of the posts relevant? (seeing as you mention that people's abilities to take things may change)
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So are the times? or dates? of the posts relevant? (seeing as you mention that people's abilities to take things may change) Maybe. Why don't you experiment and find out? (wink)
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Can Jorge take a holiday (US-EN: vacation) in Cambodia?
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Can I take you to the prom on my 65th birthday(I am 16 now.)?
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Oh, could Chad Ocho Cinco take his Cincinnati Bengals football jersey to the Dawg Pound at Cleveland Browns Stadium? If he were to change his name back to Chad Johnson, would he be able to do so? (Note: Chad Ocho Cinco is a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver in the NFL. He used to be named Chad Johnson, but changed his surname to Ocho Cinco in honor of his uniform number 85.)
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Can Jorge take a holiday (US-EN: vacation) in Cambodia? No. Sam can take an egg to France, or Al can take an icebox and an egg to Frankfurt.

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Can I take you to the prom on my 65th birthday(I am 16 now.)? It's vanishingly unlikely that you could correctly choose a specific date. For one thing, I don't know; for another thing, even if you cracked this code, you couldn't either. It would be much more likely (but still of very low probability) that you could take me to the prom sometime in your 65th year, but not specifically your birthday.

Cal could take a french fry, but couldn't go anywhere.


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Oh, could Chad Ocho Cinco take his Cincinnati Bengals football jersey to the Dawg Pound at Cleveland Browns Stadium? No. Chad could instead take a goat, but couldn't go anywhere. If he were to change his name back to Chad Johnson, would he be able to do so? No. However, he could still leave with a goat, but not go anywhere. (Note: Chad Ocho Cinco is a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver in the NFL. He used to be named Chad Johnson, but changed his surname to Ocho Cinco in honor of his uniform number 85.) He sounds very dedicated to his job.
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Can former vice president Cheney take you to the prom? How about Barney the Singing Purple Dinosaur? Could anyone take you to the prom? Could anyone take me to the prom?
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Can Frank still take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg and a bologna sandwich to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg to Laos?
Can Al Franken take a dozen eggs to the United States?
Can Paul Sloane take three thousand guitars that seem to cry to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
Can Barack Obama take a cheery attitude to Iran?
Can Osama bin Laden take some enriched uranium to Canada?
Can Richard Simmons take a silly-looking outfit to the United States Capitol Complex?
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Can Beverly take a bottle to England?
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Can former vice president Cheney take you to the prom? How about Barney the Singing Purple Dinosaur? Could anyone take you to the prom? Could anyone take me to the prom? No to all.

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Can Frank still take an egg to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg and a bologna sandwich to Cambodia?
Can Frank take an egg to Laos? No to these.
Can Al Franken take a dozen eggs to the United States? No, but he could take an ink bottle and french fries to America.
Can Paul Sloane take three thousand guitars that seem to cry to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? No, but Sloane could take a frankfurter to Alabama.
Can Barack Obama take a cheery attitude to Iran?
Can Osama bin Laden take some enriched uranium to Canada? No to these.
Can Richard Simmons take a silly-looking outfit to the United States Capitol Complex? No, but Simmons can take a fox to Alaska.

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Can Beverly take a bottle to England? Yes. Good work! Also, Veronica can take an egg, but can't go anywhere. You've solved the code, but don't give away the solution -- let the others work it out. ;)
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Can Beverly still take a bottle to England?
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I'm making my own recap.
on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 3:24 pm:
Frank|egg|Cambodia
on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 4:23 pm:
Frank|egg|Delaware
on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 6:23 pm:
Beverly|egg|Hungary
on Friday, February 06, 2009 - 10:50 pm:
The Apostle of National Unity and the Alderman|{}|{}
The Right Honourable Sir & Very Reverend Doctor, the Ruined One, and the Righteously Honorable Honorably Righteous Emperor of Earth|eight maids a-milking and eleven ladies dancing|Iceland (but not Reykjavik)
on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 3:57 am:
Frank|egg|India
on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 9:18 pm:
Dave|{}|Ireland
on Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 9:38 pm:
Frank|flapjacks|Belgium
on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 12:44 am:
Bob|{}|America
Alfredo|hats and handkerchiefs|Haiti
Robert|hats|Haiti
Barney|goose|{}
on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 10:27 pm:
Al|hat and inner-tube|Denmark
on Monday, February 09, 2009 - 10:29 pm:
Frank|goat|{}
on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 3:17 am:
Smith|{}|Frank's house
Al|ink bottle|Frank's house
Schmidt|{}|France
on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 3:46 am:
Frank|golf ball|France
on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 12:00 am:
Oswald|{}|{}
Al|egg|{}
on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 2:57 pm:
Sam|car|Gary, Indiana
Al|insect and card|Guthrie, Oklahoma
Samantha|cat|Ghana
on Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 1:28 am:
Al|insect and card|Guthrie, kentucky
on Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 5:19 am:
Sam|duck|Indiana
Al|ink bottle and duck|Ireland
Cal|car|{}
on Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 10:45 pm:
Sam|egg|France
Al|icebox and egg|Frankfurt
Cal|french fry|{}
Chad|goat|{}
Al Franken|ink bottle and french fries|America
Sloane|frankfurter|Alabama
Simmons|fox|Alaska
Beverly|bottle|England
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While I'm analyzing that, could you possibly give me a yes or no answer as to the question of whether or not there is any other factors influencing the decision of who can take what where? (such as the background color of the post, the post number, the username of the poster, IP addresses, the posts surrounding them, the URL, etc.)
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Just to clarify, when I asked if anybody could take me/you to the prom, I meant is there anybody who could? Not whether every person (i.e. anybody) could. Is this what you answered to?
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Could Kim Jong Il take a 10-ton nuclear bomb to South Korea?
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Can Beverly still take a bottle to England? No.

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While I'm analyzing that, could you possibly give me a yes or no answer as to the question of whether or not there is any other factors influencing the decision of who can take what where? That's for me to know and you to find out.

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Just to clarify, when I asked if anybody could take me/you to the prom, I meant is there anybody who could? No. Not whether every person (i.e. anybody) could. Also no. Is this what you answered to? Yes.

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Could Kim Jong Il take a 10-ton nuclear bomb to South Korea? No. Frank could take an apple, but couldn't go anywhere.
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Could I take you to the Valentine's Day Dance? Could Cupid take you? Could Cupid take me? Could my sister take David Artchuleta?
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Could I take you to the Valentine's Day Dance? Could Cupid take you? Could Cupid take me? Could my sister take David Artchuleta? No to all.
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To reduce my typing, I will use a code in the form of
Can [person] take [object] to [location]?
as
[Person]|[object]|[location].

{} refers to the empty set.
{x} stands for a set containing one or more members.

Frank|egg|Cambodia?
Frank|egg|Algeria?
Frank|egg|UK?
Frank|egg|USA?
Frank|egg|USSR?
Frank|egg|{x}?
Frank|{x}|Cambodia?
Frank|{x}|{x}?
{x}|egg|Cambodia?
{}|egg|Cambodia?
{}|{}|Cambodia?
{x}|egg|{x}?
Shawn|egg|Cambodia?
Shawn|dog|Cambodia?
Shawn|apple|Russia?
Chad|goat|{x}?
Shawn|{x}|{x}?
Shawn|goat|{x}?
{x}|goat|{x}?
{}|goat|Korea?
Matt|mat|Matabeleland?
Matt|mat|{x}?
George|{x}|Georgia?
Sam|{x}|{x}?
Chris|{x}|{x}?
{x}|{}|{}?



Can Jorge leave?
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Can Dick Cheney take a shotgun to his friend's house? Can Dom take a Bomb to the Prom? Can Joe take a foe to the show? Can Peter take Pete to St. Petersburg? Can Jim take James to Jamesville? Can John take Jon to Johannesburg?
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To reduce my typing, I will use a code in the form of
Can [person] take [object] to [location]?
as
[Person]|[object]|[location].

{} refers to the empty set.
{x} stands for a set containing one or more members.

Frank|egg|Cambodia?
Frank|egg|Algeria?
Frank|egg|UK?
Frank|egg|USA?
Frank|egg|USSR?
Frank|egg|{x}?
Frank|{x}|Cambodia?
Frank|{x}|{x}?
{x}|egg|Cambodia?
{}|egg|Cambodia?
{}|{}|Cambodia?
{x}|egg|{x}?
Shawn|egg|Cambodia?
Shawn|dog|Cambodia?
Shawn|apple|Russia?
Chad|goat|{x}?
Shawn|{x}|{x}? Yes.
Shawn|goat|{x}? Yes.
{x}|goat|{x}? Yes.
{}|goat|Korea?
Matt|mat|Matabeleland?
Matt|mat|{x}?
George|{x}|Georgia?
Sam|{x}|{x}? Yes.
Chris|{x}|{x}?
{x}|{}|{}?



Can Jorge leave? No to everything else.

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Can Dick Cheney take a shotgun to his friend's house? Can Dom take a Bomb to the Prom? Can Joe take a foe to the show? Can Peter take Pete to St. Petersburg? Can Jim take James to Jamesville? Can John take Jon to Johannesburg? No to all.
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Can Bethanne take her bff jill to her grandmother's bff Rose's house?
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Can Bethanne take her bff jill to her grandmother's bff Rose's house? No. Gertrude could take a cat, but couldn't go anywhere.
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Can George take Georgina to Georgia? Can Fred take Fredrina to Fredricksburg? Can ξαιιρθ take θρθδ to ποτατο?
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Oops, that was supposed to show up in Greek. Ah well. Let's try another language. Can אמא שלך take את החבר הכי טוב של חיית המחמד זנונית to לקניון? Can Min tante take Formanden for Danmark to Brasilien? Can मेरा अमीर चाची जो अब मेरे चाचा अमीर है एक लिंग परिवर्तन ऑपरेशन किया था take
मेरा अमीर बहन जो एक लिंग परिवर्तन किया था और सभी ने अपने पैसे से तो अब मेरे गरीब भाई है खो दिया to सेक्स खिलौने की दुकान?
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Can George take Georgina to Georgia? George can take Georgina, but can't go anywhere. Can Fred take Fredrina to Fredricksburg? No. You'll need to rework the others, but I would recommend sticking with English. Other languages are workable, but I'm unfamiliar with pretty much everything except Hebrew.
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This is not a puzzle question, of course, but I don't understand how
{x}|egg|Cambodia?
and
{}|egg|Cambodia?
can both be no. It seems to me logically that either someone can take an egg to Cambodia or someone can't take an egg to Cambodia. Can you give me some hint or some sort of clarification?
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This is not a puzzle question, of course, but I don't understand how
{x}|egg|Cambodia?
and
{}|egg|Cambodia?
can both be no. It seems to me logically that either someone can take an egg to Cambodia or someone can't take an egg to Cambodia. Can you give me some hint or some sort of clarification?

Hm. Well, no one can take an egg anywhere, and no one can take anything to Cambodia. Egg and Cambodia also cannot go together in a sentence, except under particular circumstances. The item and country are as incorrect (under the rules) as the person, so as long as egg and Cambodia are present the statement is incorrect regardless of whether someone is taking the item and going there or not. All three must be correct to have a correct statement. If a statement is partially correct, I will correct it -- if it is entirely incorrect I will answer no to the statement.

For example, [x] can take ink to India, Frank can take [x] to India, and Frank can take ink to [x]. These are all correct, and correspond to the statement "Frank can take ink to India."

However, no part of the statement "[x] can take [x] to Germany" is correct. Neither is any part of the statement, "Bill can take a [x] to [x]." Even if the x's were blank instead, these would still be incorrect, because Bill is an invalid name and Germany is an invalid country.

Does this help?
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The point of using the empty set in

{}|egg|Cambodia

is to show that

[x]|egg|Cambodia

is "no" for all values of [x]. Therefore, if there is no name that can take an egg to Cambodia, the question

{}|egg|Cambodia

must be answered as yes.
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Can Michael Jackson take a little boy to the sex toy shop? Can President Obama take his health care policy to the entire USA?
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The point of using the empty set in

{}|egg|Cambodia

is to show that

[x]|egg|Cambodia

is "no" for all values of [x]. Therefore, if there is no name that can take an egg to Cambodia, the question

{}|egg|Cambodia

must be answered as yes.

Okay... I think I can do that, then. Just be aware that you can be misled.

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Can Michael Jackson take a little boy to the sex toy shop? No. Can President Obama take his health care policy to the entire USA? No.

However, Ivan can leave, but not take anything or go anywhere.
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Ivan can leave?

Ivan|{}|{}?
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Ivan can leave? No.

Ivan|{}|{}? Yesish.
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Hint: The solution depends on the person solving it at the moment.
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Can Ian take asparagus nowhere?
Can no-one take arms to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Australia?
Can Alice take nothing to Iraq?
Can Abbey take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Algeria?
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Can Ian take beans nowhere?
Can no-one take butterflies to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Belgium?
Can Betty take nothing to Iraq?
Can Barack take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Belize?
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Can Ian take asparagus nowhere?
Can no-one take arms to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Australia?
Can Alice take nothing to Iraq?
Can Abbey take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Algeria?
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Can Ian take beans nowhere? Correct! No to everything else.
Can no-one take butterflies to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Belgium?
Can Betty take nothing to Iraq?
Can Barack take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Belize?
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Can Ian take asparagus nowhere? Correct, no to everything else.
Can no-one take arms to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Australia?
Can Alice take nothing to Iraq?
Can Abbey take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Algeria?
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Can Ian take beans nowhere? Correct! No to everything else.
Can no-one take butterflies to India?
Can no-one take ivory to Belgium?
Can Betty take nothing to Iraq?
Can Barack take in-laws to no-where?
Can Isla take nothing to Belize?
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Who is solving the solution now? Doctapeppa?
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Who is solving the solution now? Doctapeppa? Well, you would have been if you had offered a solution. There would have been several correct ones. For example:

- Thomas could take an egg to India.
- Bill could not take anything, but could go to Eire and Iceland.
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Is there anything in particular about the person offering a solution that is relevant? User name? Age? Sex? Physical appearance? Status? Registered date? Number of posts? Frequency of posts? Marital status? Musical preferences?
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I presume that Ivan can takes cats no-where?

(Obviously the Post Number serves as a code. Using 1=A, 2=B,etc. the number is split into a series of letters which are the first letters of an acceptable solution)
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Hmmmm... interesting.

Can Theodore take a gun to Denmark?
Can Bob take groceries to Dominica?
Can Bert take nothing and grenades to the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Can Ted Nugent and Tom Morello each take guitars or girls to the Dominican Republic or to Djibouti?
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I presume that Ivan can takes cats no-where? Yup.

(Obviously the Post Number serves as a code. Using 1=A, 2=B,etc. the number is split into a series of letters which are the first letters of an acceptable solution) You've got it.
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Hmmmm... interesting.

Can Theodore take a gun to Denmark?
Can Bob take groceries to Dominica?
Can Bert take nothing and grenades to the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Can Ted Nugent and Tom Morello each take guitars or girls to the Dominican Republic or to Djibouti? Mostly correct. The first significant letter is the basis (so that "the," "a," etc. are ignored. Only one name and one location may be used, and a zero means that there is no valid country or item. So "nothing and grenades" is ok, but just "groceries" isn't. Multiple answers are possible where numbers like Doctapeppa's are concerned, because, say, 203 could either be B/--/C or T/C/--.

I had the idea for this when I noticed that you first see your post number in the preview, meaning that you can't know what your answer will be until you type something that isn't correct and hit the preview button.
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Should this be $POILER tagged?
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Hm. I suppose so, but Docd and Doctapeppa wrote the solutions into their previous answers, so I figured it was unnecessary.

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