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Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If it had hit her stomach, things could've been a lot worse.

This is my first puzzle, so it's not very good. :o
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Was she pregnant?

Did it hit her?
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Was she pregnant? No.

Did it hit her? Define: hit.
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Hit (VERB)
1. To administer a blow to.

One boy hit the other.

2. To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.

The ball hit the fence.

3. To manage to touch in the right place.

I hit the jackpot.

4. To kill a person on the instructions of a third party.

Hit him tonight and throw the body in the river.

5. (card games) In blackjack, to deal a card to.

Hit me.

6. (baseball) To come up to bat.

Jones hit for the pitcher.

7. (colloquial) To go (somewhere).

We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.

8. (colloquial) To begin; to start; to open.

The movie hits theaters in December.

9. (computing, programming) To use.

The external web servers hit DBSRV7, the internal web server hits DBSRV3.

10. To affect negatively.

The economy was hit by a recession.

11. (figuratively, US, slang) To have sex with.

I'd hit that.

12. To murder with premeditation for criminal or political purposes.
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Hit (VERB)
1. To administer a blow to.

One boy hit the other.

2. To come into contact with forcefully and suddenly.

The ball hit the fence.

3. To manage to touch in the right place.

I hit the jackpot.
mostly this but...

4. To kill a person on the instructions of a third party.

Hit him tonight and throw the body in the river.

5. (card games) In blackjack, to deal a card to.

Hit me.

6. (baseball) To come up to bat.

Jones hit for the pitcher.

7. (colloquial) To go (somewhere).
..also this.
We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.

8. (colloquial) To begin; to start; to open.

The movie hits theaters in December.

9. (computing, programming) To use.

The external web servers hit DBSRV7, the internal web server hits DBSRV3.

10. To affect negatively.

The economy was hit by a recession.

11. (figuratively, US, slang) To have sex with.

I'd hit that.

12. To murder with premeditation for criminal or political purposes.
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7. (colloquial) To go (somewhere).
..also this.
We hit the grocery store on the way to the park.

Actually, it's mostly this.
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So could "hit" be replaced with "reached" or "made it to"?

Did she swallow "it"? Did it become lodged in her mouth? her esophagus?
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Something she ate?
Is her age important?
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Liquid or solid?
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So could "hit" be replaced with "reached" or "made it to"? YES. REACHED.

Did she swallow "it"? YUP!Did it become lodged in her mouth? her esophagus? not exactly. doesn't matter exactly where, just as long as it didnt hit the stomach.


Something she ate? see previous answer
Is her age important? yes


Liquid or solid? solid
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was it metal?
...organic?
...plastic?

is she under the age of 5?
is she under the age of 2?
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was it metal?
...organic?
...plastic? yes

is she under the age of 5?
is she under the age of 2?

She's 7 but it can work with any young age, really.
This is based on a true story, so there are specifics, but I don't expect you to get them all. Just know that she's young, and around that age.
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(Guessing based on the title) is it a battery of some sort? Something that contains batteries?
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...is the object a cord?
...mp3/ipod headphones?
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Is it a magnet? Two magnets?
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Is the object a toy?
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(Guessing based on the title) is it a battery of some sort? Something that contains batteries?
no. the title is VERY VERY VERY slightly relevant, but don't use it as a clue.


...is the object a cord?
...mp3/ipod headphones?
no to these


Is it a magnet? Two magnets?
no.


Is the object a toy?
Yes!
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RECAP
-Subject is a 7 year old girl.
-She swallowed a toy.
-If they toy had reached her stomach, things could've been worse.

You need to figure out: what the toy she swallowed was, and why / how she swallowed it.
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Is her young age relevant because she was too young to understand the consequences of swallowing toys, or because her body was small? Did she swallow it intentionally? Did it resemble something edible?

You mentioned earlier that the toy was plastic: was it 100% plastic, or made from other materials? (And if so: Wood? Metal? Cloth?) Was it small enough that it could easily be swallowed, or was it something large that only went down due to a swallow reflex or otherwise being forced down? Was it a "true" solid, or was it something gooey, like plasticine?

Was the toy something that comes in many pieces (such as lego) or was it something that comes as a single piece (such as a doll)? If the former, did she swallow more than one piece? Is the amount of pieces swallowed relevant?

Was the toy poisonous? Did it have any sharp edges? Does "things could've been a lot worse" mean: Pain? Death? Inability to remove the toy? Damage to the digestive system?
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zOMG I love your username!
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Is her young age relevant because she was too young to understand the consequences of swallowing toys this, or because her body was small? Did she swallow it intentionally? no Did it resemble something edible? not really.

You mentioned earlier that the toy was plastic: was it 100% plastic, or made from other materials? (And if so: Wood? Metal? Cloth?) I'd say 95-99% plastic. Was it small enough that it could easily be swallowed, or was it something large that only went down due to a swallow reflex or otherwise being forced down the latter? Was it a "true" solid, or was it something gooey, like plasticine? true solid.

Was the toy something that comes in many pieces (such as lego) or was it something that comes as a single piece (such as a doll) this ? If the former, did she swallow more than one piece? Is the amount of pieces swallowed relevant? nope. one piece.

Was the toy poisonous? Did it have any sharp edges? Does "things could've been a lot worse" mean: Pain? this... Death? Inability to remove the toy? Damage to the digestive system? and this.


zOMG I love your username!
me? why thank you ;]
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Would the toy have damaged her insides due to being sharp, or because it would have caused blockage?

Are the contents of her stomach (aside from toys) relevant?
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Would the toy have damaged her insides due to being sharp, or because it would have caused blockage?
the latter.
Are the contents of her stomach (aside from toys) relevant?
yopeishly - yesishly relevant.
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Was it a toy Pikachu?
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Would contact/interaction with stomach acids made the problem worse? Contact/interaction with something else she had previously eaten?

Did she have to have surgery to remove the toy? Would it be fatal for it to pass through her digestive system?
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Was it plastic food?
doll?
doll clothes?
parts of a building set?
Typically found in the boys toy aisle? the girls? the puzzle section? the board games?
Did it lodge in her throat?
Was it contained in or near something edible? baked into bread?

Is she human?
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Was it a toy Pikachu?
hehe, no.


Would contact/interaction with stomach acids made the problem worse? Contact/interaction with something else she had previously eaten?
no
Did she have to have surgery to remove the toy? almost. Would it be fatal for it to pass through her digestive system? perhaps.


Was it plastic food? she swallowed something plastic, the food was not plastic.
doll?
doll clothes?
parts of a building set? no to these.
Typically found in the boys toy aisle? this, although she didn't get it from a toy store. the girls? the puzzle section? the board games?
Did it lodge in her throat? yes.
Was it contained in or near something edible? this. baked into bread? no.

Is she human? no.

Looks like this puzzle is nearing its end. :[
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Is she a Dog? Cat?
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*****BLOOPER.****
Is she human? no.
She is a human. MY BAD.**
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You wrote this: "she swallowed something plastic, the food was not plastic" -- does this mean that food was present at the time? Was she eating food at the time? Was it already in her stomach?

Was her digestive system, particularly stomach and oesophagus, normal and functional?
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You wrote this: "she swallowed something plastic, the food was not plastic" -- does this mean that food was present at the time? Was she eating food at the time? Was it already in her stomach?
Food was present, she was eating food at the time, and some of it was in her stomach.

Was her digestive system, particularly stomach and oesophagus, normal and functional?
Yes to all.

All you have left to figure out is what the food what and why she may have swallowed the toy.
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Was she using the toy as an eating utensil? Is the important aspect not that she swallowed it, but what she did after swallowing it?

Was the food a solid or liquid? Was it a food usually consumed by children (such as yoghurt or sweets), or something unusual for a small child to eat (such as olives or chocolate liqueurs)? Was it a snack? A meal?

Was a parent/guardian present? Were any other children present? Was she being dared to do something with the toy?
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Was she using the toy as an eating utensil? No. Is the important aspect not that she swallowed it, but what she did after swallowing it? The important thing is that she swallowed it.

Was the food a solid or liquid? Both. For example, I'd consider stew both solid and liquid, since it has both components. I'd say that that food itself was solid, though. Was it a food usually consumed by children (such as yoghurt or sweets), or something unusual for a small child to eat (such as olives or chocolate liqueurs)? The former. Was it a snack? A meal? This, although sometimes eaten as a snack.

Was a parent/guardian present? Were any other children present? Was she being dared to do something with the toy?
Irrel.

If you figure out what the food is, you'll know why she may have swallowed it.
HINT: Why would she have the toy when she's eating?
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Should she have had the toy while eating? If her guardians had noticed, would they have taken it away?

Was she playing with the toy at the time? With her food? With both?

Was she eating soup? Was the toy a boat or fish that she had added to the food?
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Should she have had the toy while eating? If her guardians had noticed, would they have taken it away?
Hard to answer the first question, and possibly for the second question.

Was she playing with the toy at the time? Yes. With her food? No.With both?

Was she eating soup? No, but OTRT. Was the toy a boat or fish that she had added to the food? Nope.
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Was she eating cereal? And the toy was the "free prize" often included in cereal packets, that had been poured unnoticed into her bowl?
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**********SPOILER**********
Absinthe: Was she eating cereal? And the toy was the "free prize" often included in cereal packets, that had been poured unnoticed into her bowl?
Absolutely.

Thanks everyone for playing, this was my first puzzle based on something that happened to my baby cousin. While eating cereal, apparently she had swallowed a toy car that came with the cereal. In the ER, a nurse had told us that if the toy had reached her stomach, it may have been unretrievable and could have damaged her insides. She's alright now though, completely healthy.
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Nice puzzle. Thanks. Where did the car get stuck and how did they get it out?
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Not sure exactly where, and I think there was a minor operation to get it out.
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I always like to put the significance of the title:
The toy she swallowed was from the movie 'Cars', and the character is named Lightning, hence the title.

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