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Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On my birthday party I invited 30 people. 36 people came. *This nearly happened 2 me!*
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!
Next time, please put your name in the title.

Were all 36 people invited?
Siamese twins?
Absinthe (Absinthe)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 11:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was anyone pregnant? Did certain invitees insist on bringing spouses or friends? Were the extra six people not invitees per se, but were still supposed to be there -- caterers, entertainers, etc?
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Were 5 people attendants (ie caterers) and the sixth yourself?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 11:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were all 36 people invited? only 30
Siamese twins? no
Was anyone pregnant? no
Did certain invitees insist on bringing spouses or friends? no
Were the extra six people not invitees per se, but were still supposed to be there yes -- caterers no, entertainers, no etc?
Were 5 people attendants (ie caterers) and the sixth yourself? yes, not caterers though.
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the other 5 people happen to be there due to some circumstance, for eg. maybe there was a fire and firemen had to be called, or maybe the medics came because someone was taken ill, or something like that?

And please, put your answers in bold, it's much easier to distinguish them.
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry, i really don't know how to do bold writing!
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Well, if any mods show up, they can fix your puzzle title for you. As for the rest, the specifics on formatting are found here, and to quote Doctapeppa...

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Aaaaaand back to questions...
Were the people invited using physical invitations? e-vites or something along those lines?

Any mistakes in names relevant (like you meant to send one to John, but it got sent to Johann)?

You said the extras were supposed to be there. Were they your family? Had you just forgotten to count them as people who would be attending?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Were the people invited using physical invitations? e-vites or something along those lines?

Any mistakes in names relevant (like you meant to send one to John, but it got sent to Johann)? no

You said the extras were supposed to be there. Were they your family?nope Had you just forgotten to count them as people who would be attending? I knew they'd be coming. The party was planned around them. sort of anyway.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 - 6:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they performers of some sort?

Is this a typical birthday party (everyone gathers around a cake with candles, then the birthday boy rips into a bunch of presents)?

Is it a themed party? Is it relevant where the party was? If so, was it at someone's home? At a commercial location (a restaurant, bowling alley, miniature golf, etc)? Does it matter how old the birthday boy (or girl?) is?

Were the extra attendees invited by someone else? Were they asked to come but not strictly invited (ie, hired or something like that)?

Is it a custom of some sort in your family/ethnic group/nationality etc to have extra people at a birthday party?

If this was a party for some purpose other than a birthday, would the puzzle still work?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 8:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they performers of some sort? no

Is this a typical birthday party (everyone gathers around a cake with candles, then the birthday boy or girl! rips into a bunch of presents)? yope

Is it a themed party? Is it relevant where the party was? If so, was it at someone's home? At a commercial location (a restaurant, bowling alley, miniature golf, etc)? Does it matter how old the birthday boy (or girl?) is? no

Were the extra attendees invited by someone else? Were they asked to come but not strictly invited (ie, hired or something like that)? no

Is it a custom of some sort in your family/ethnic group/nationality etc to have extra people at a birthday party? not a custom as such

If this was a party for some purpose other than a birthday, would the puzzle still work? no. that's a lot of nos
Pikachizzle (Pikachizzle)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the candles shaped like people?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the candles shaped like people? lol no
Tingtangclan (Tingtangclan)
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Posted on Monday, May 25, 2009 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the extra six, parents of the children you invited (If the the thirty people invited were kinds?) Or maybe the other way around they were kids of some of the thirty people you invited?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the extra six, parents of the children you invited (If the the thirty people invited were kinds?) Or maybe the other way around they were kids of some of the thirty people you invited? looks like this is harder than I expected it to be! No to all
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the other 6 think that they were invited?
did this upset you?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the other 6 think that they were invited? no
did this upset you? no
Cicido (Cicido)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 3:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the six non-invited people the ones who are having the birthday party?
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the six non-invited people the ones who are having the birthday party? yes!
Cicido (Cicido)
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Posted on Friday, June 05, 2009 - 3:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To sum everything up, "I", along with 5 other people who share the same birthday decides to have a birthday party together, 30 people were invited, and they all showed up. So during the party there was a total of 36 people present.
Blackmagic (Blackmagic)
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Posted on Friday, June 05, 2009 - 7:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To sum everything up, "I", along with 5 other people who share the same birthday decides to have a birthday party together, 30 people were invited, and they all showed up. So during the party there was a total of 36 people present.
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