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"A hell of a headache. But a short one."
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Is it ended by the death of the head owner?
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Is it ended by the death of the head owner?
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Is it ended by the death of the head owner? No, but it could have been.
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Is it ended by: unconsciousness? Sleep? Painkiller? Narcosis? Is it a literal headache? Or headache as in dilemma?
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Is it ended by: unconsciousness? Sleep? Painkiller? Narcosis? Is it a literal headache? Or headache as in dilemma? None of these.
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Is there a thump? Does it cause the headache? Or end it? Is the owner of the head HAM? Is the headacha a literal pain? Is the pain in the head of the head owner? Is a medical procedure relevant?
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Is there a real head involved? If so, is it a human head? Is some kind of "thinking" machine involved?

Is someone involved speaking these words? Someone looking on? Or is it just an apt way to describe something?

Does the headache go on for a measurable length of time? If so, seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? Longer?
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was death involved?
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Note: There is a definite FA involved here, which explains some of the odd answers.

Is there a thump? Yes. Does it cause the headache? No. Or end it? No. Is the owner of the head HAM? Yes. Is the headacha a literal pain? Yope. Is the pain in the head of the head owner? Yope. Is a medical procedure relevant? No.

Is there a real head involved? No. If so, is it a human head? Yes. Is some kind of "thinking" machine involved? No.

Is someone involved speaking these words? Yes. Someone looking on? Yes. Or is it just an apt way to describe something? Yes.

Does the headache go on for a measurable length of time? Not really. If so, seconds? I said it's a short one. Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? Longer?

was death involved? No, but...
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Is the head a skull?
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Is the head a skull? No.
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Is it the head of a statue?
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Is it the head of a statue? No. There is a definite FA here.
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Is it a human head? Animal head? Fake head? Object that can be called a head, but does not resemble a biological head? Such as the head of foam on a glass of beer? A fictional head? Not a head at all?
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Is it another body part called a head? (I am thinking of one in particular, but I don't want to get too specific in case that is not the tone of this puzzle.)
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Is it a human head? Animal head? Fake head? This. Object that can be called a head, but does not resemble a biological head? Such as the head of foam on a glass of beer? A fictional head? Not a head at all? Or this.
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So it's a fake human head? Was it the head that was hurt? Or the head owner? Someone else?
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Are there multiple heads? If so, is one a real human head? A fake human head? Some other kind of non-living "head"?
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So it's a fake human head? Could be. Was it the head that was hurt? Yes. Or the head owner? Someone else?

Are there multiple heads? Assume yes. If so, is one a real human head? Yes. A fake human head? Assume yes. Some other kind of non-living "head"? No.
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Could it easily be mistaken for a real human head? Was it designed to look like one? Was it designed for a movie? A play? As a work of art? For scientific purposes? Religious purposes? For some sort of crime?
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Could it easily be mistaken for a real human head? Was it designed to look like one? Was it designed for a movie? A play? As a work of art? For scientific purposes? While technically incorrect, this is closest; no to all the others. Religious purposes? For some sort of crime?
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Is it for a pseudoscience?
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Is it for a pseudoscience? No.
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Is science somehow involved? Is it obviously not a head? Is it the wrong color?
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Is science somehow involved? Yes. Is it obviously not a head? Yes. Is it the wrong color? Irr.
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Is it made out of: paper? plastic? metal? wood? clay? cardboard? Is it two-dimensional? Was it made by scientists? Was science required to make it? Is biology relevant? physics? chemistry? astronomy? geology?
Was a special knowledge of anatomy required to construct the head?
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Is it made out of: paper? plastic? metal? wood? clay? cardboard? Is it two-dimensional? Was it made by scientists? Was science required to make it? Is biology relevant? physics? chemistry? astronomy? geology?
Was a special knowledge of anatomy required to construct the head?

It's irrelevant how the head was made or, indeed, if it even existed. Science was required in the incident -- primarily physics, but biology and astronomy are mildly relevant and may lead you to what was really going on.
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Was someone theorizing? or demonstrating? that a person's head would be injured in some hypothetical situation?
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Was someone theorizing? or demonstrating? This. that a person's head would be injured in some hypothetical situation? Yes! With an ish.
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So, it could be a thought experiment with a hypothetical head? Or an actual demonstration with a fake head?

Is the fake head supposed to stand in for a real one? Is the demonstration about a situation that a person, and their head, could actually find themselves in? Or maybe just their head? In that case, would their headache be short? Would they die?

Outer space involved?
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So, it could be a thought experiment with a hypothetical head? Or an actual demonstration with a fake head? This.

Is the fake head supposed to stand in for a real one? Yes. Is the demonstration about a situation that a person, and their head, could actually find themselves in? Yes. Or maybe just their head? No. In that case, would their headache be short? Would they die? Yes to both.

Outer space involved? Yes, though this incident could have occurred under other circumstances as well.
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Mythbusters involved?

(I remember they once demonstrated whether a human head can be cut off with a ceiling fan.)
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I was thinking of the balistics gel dummy too, Alhucema!

Are they demonstrating the effects of depressurization (like one's head exploding)? Lack of oxygen? Lack of gravity?
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Mythbusters involved? Good thinking, but no.

(I remember they once demonstrated whether a human head can be cut off with a ceiling fan.) Eeew. Can it?

Are they demonstrating the effects of depressurization (like one's head exploding)? Lack of oxygen? Lack of gravity? None of these.
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If I remember correctly, it can't if it is a normal ceiling fan. Then they made a quite powerful fan themselves, sharpened its edges and even then it only cut a dent in the dummy head but was far away from cutting it off completely.

Was it some sort of NASA testing?
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Was it some sort of NASA testing? Yes.
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Were they testing to see how a head would fare in outer space? Did the headache happen to the fake head for a short time? Did this signify that people in outer space would get short headaches?
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Does it mean that the dummy head was damaged in such a manner which would result in a fatal injury if it were a real human head?

If so, would the injury be caused by an object? By a mere change of outer conditions (such as eg pressure)?
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Were they testing to see how a head would fare in outer space? No. Did the headache happen to the fake head for a short time? Fake heads don't get headaches, but I think I know what you mean. Had the head been real, the headach would have been short. Did this signify that people in outer space would get short headaches? No.

Does it mean that the dummy head was damaged in such a manner which would result in a fatal injury if it were a real human head? Yes.

If so, would the injury be caused by an object? Yes. By a mere change of outer conditions (such as eg pressure)? No.
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Is it relevant what the object is made of? If so, is it metal? stone? plastic? glass?

Can this be done only/mostly/more easily in the outer space?

Would the head be crushed? severed? pierced?
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Is it relevant what the object is made of? Yes. If so, is it metal? Primarily this. stone? plastic? With elements of this. glass? And this.

Can this be done only/mostly/more easily in the outer space? No to all.

Would the head be crushed? This. severed? pierced?
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Would the head be propelled against something? Or vice versa?

Would the crushing object press the head from the side? Or rather be placed around it?

Would the object be very heavy? Quick moving?Extreme pressure involved?
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Would the head be propelled against something? This. Or vice versa?

Would the crushing object press the head from the side? Or rather be placed around it? Neither.

Below, I assume you mean what the head would be crushed against.

Would the object be very heavy? Yes. Quick moving? Yope. Extreme pressure involved? I don't think so.
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Is it relevant what object it is? Is it a part of a car/another vehicle? Is the head quick moving rather than the object? Instant change of speed relevant? (like in the test of brakes with dummies with and without safety belts)?
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Is it relevant what object it is? Yes. Is it a part of a car/another vehicle? The latter. Is the head quick moving rather than the object? Yes. Instant change of speed relevant? Yes. (like in the test of brakes with dummies with and without safety belts)? You have the right idea.
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Is the speed change caused by braking? Acceleration?

Is the object a wall? If so, of a spaceship? An aircraft?

Are safety belts relevant?
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Is the speed change caused by braking? Acceleration? Thisish.

Is the object a wall? No. If so, of a spaceship? An aircraft?

Are safety belts relevant? No.
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Is the object part of something bigger?

Is the object bigger than: a bullet (actually, is it a bullet)? An apple? A microwave? A car?

Is it stationary? Is it on/below ground? In water?

Is the dummy head inside it (like it would be eg. in a car) ?

Is the dummy head on a body? Relevant?
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Is the object part of something bigger? Yes.

Is the object bigger than: a bullet (actually, is it a bullet)? No. An apple? A microwave? This. A car?

Is it stationary? Yope. Is it on/below ground? Above ground. In water? No.

Is the dummy head inside it (like it would be eg. in a car) ? Yes.

Is the dummy head on a body? Assume yes, if you like. Relevant? No.
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Is it a crash test dummy?
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Is it a crash test dummy? Assume yes.
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Is the object only slightly bigger than the head?
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Is the object only slightly bigger than the head? No.
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Is the object a vehicle? Car? Truck? Train? Bus? Plane? Other?
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Is the object a vehicle? Part of one. Car? Truck? Train? Bus? Plane? Other? This.
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A spaceship?
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A spaceship? Yep.
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Was excessive gravity (or whatever this is called) involved?
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Was excessive gravity (or whatever this is called) involved? In a sense, yes!
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Acceleration? Were they testing acceleration similar as in the takeoff of a spaceship? And found out it would crush the astronaut's head?
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Acceleration? Yes! Were they testing acceleration similar as in the takeoff of a spaceship? Not quite. And found out it would crush the astronaut's head? Under certain circumstances...
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Takeoff relevant? Reentry? Landing? Is the object a helmet? A seat? Would it come loose during acceleration? Or just put enough pressure on the head to crush it?
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Takeoff relevant? This. Reentry? Landing? Is the object a helmet? A seat? Neither. Would it come loose during acceleration? Yes. Or just put enough pressure on the head to crush it? Again, under certain circumstances.

Look out for FAs!
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Is the head stationary? Or is it being accelerated? With the rest of the testing rig? Do we need to find out more about the "certain circumstances"? Are they testing a worst-case scenario? some sort of emergency equipment?
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Is the head stationary? Or is it being accelerated? This. With the rest of the testing rig? Yes. Do we need to find out more about the "certain circumstances"? Yes. Are they testing a worst-case scenario? Yes. some sort of emergency equipment? Yes. Excellent questions, all!
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Ejection seat relevant? Other emergency ejection mechanism? Would the person, under certain circumstances, be ejected headfirst into a door, canopy or other object that was supposed to have been retracted, opened, launched or otherwise removed beforehand?
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Ejection seat relevant? Other emergency ejection mechanism? Would the person, under certain circumstances, be ejected headfirst into a door, canopy or other object that was supposed to have been retracted, opened, launched or otherwise removed beforehand? Got it.

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Spoiler

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NASA's Gemini spacecraft included ejection seats for its crew in the event of problems during launch. During one test the seats fired, but the hatches did not. Astronaut John Young, who would be the Gemini's first pilot, observed, "A hell of a headache. But a short one."
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Thanks, Jenburdoo, for this puzzle! It was fun!

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