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Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He didn't want the record, but he had no choice.
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He = he?
record: a record of the past? a record performance, like an Olympic record? a disc that plays music?

Was he being forced to have the record by a person? by a situation? Would he be hurt physically if he did not have the record? Would he lose money?
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He = he? Yes
record: a record of the past? No a record performance, like an Olympic record? Yope a disc that plays music? No

Was he being forced to have the record by a person? Noish by a situation? Yes Would he be hurt physically if he did not have the record? No Would he lose money? No
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Rap sheet?
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Guinness record?
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Rap sheet? No

Guinness record? Yes. I will also say that the record has since been broken twice.
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Is it something that happened to him?
He = HAM?
Something physical?
Like getting struck by lightning?
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Did he actually have to DO something to have the record, or was it something he already had, or something that happened to him?
Was he embarressed to have this record?
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Is it something that happened to him? No
He = HAM? Yes
Something physical? No
Like getting struck by lightning? And thus No

Did he actually have to DO something to have the record, Yes or was it something he already had, No or something that happened to him? No
Was he embarressed to have this record? Possibly
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So he found himself in a situation where he had no choice but to do something that would break a previous record?

By doing it, did he try to avoid something? Accompish something?
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So he found himself in a situation where he had no choice but to do something that would break a previous record? Yes!

By doing it, did he try to avoid something? Yes Accompish something? No
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Location relevant?
Could anyone have done what he did?
Did he need physical strength to accomplish it? Skills?
Was he in some kind of danger, or would have been had he not done it?
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Location relevant? Noish
Could anyone have done what he did? Yesish
Did he need physical strength to accomplish it? No Skills? Indirectly, yes
Was he in some kind of danger, or would have been had he not done it? No
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Would others want to or try to break this record?
Or was it a record most people would not really want?
Is time involved (longest time, etc)?
Is speed involved?
Is some physical disposition involved (weight, height, etc)?
Is distance involved?
Is number of occurences involved?
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Would others want to or try to break this record? Depends on the person. The two people who broke it did it by their own choice.
Or was it a record most people would not really want? Again, depends on the person. Probably yes though.
Is time involved (longest time, etc)? Yes
Is speed involved?
Is some physical disposition involved (weight, height, etc)?
Is distance involved?
Is number of occurences involved? None of the rest of these
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Is is about doing something in the shortest time possible? Or holding out doing something as long as possible?
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Is is about doing something in the shortest time possible? Yes Or holding out doing something as long as possible? No
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Would having the record reflect negatively on his: professional life? Personal life? Did he break the record at work? Did he do it for money?
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Would having the record reflect negatively on his: professional life? Personal life? Did he break the record at work? Did he do it for money? None of these, actually.
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Were other people present when he broke the record?
Could he have been indors when breaking it?
His record time, was it shorter than a minute? than 15 minutes? One hour? One day? Longer?
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Were other people present when he broke the record? Yes
Could he have been indors when breaking it? He had to be indoors!
His record time, was it shorter than a minute? This than 15 minutes? One hour? One day? Longer?
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To clarify "Location relevant? Noish":

Is geographical location relevant? type of building? purpose of the building? type of the room or space where it happened?
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Were any objects involved in breaking this record?

Was he at home?
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To clarify "Location relevant? Noish":

Is geographical location relevant? Yope type of building? Yesish purpose of the building? Yes type of the room or space where it happened? Yes

Were any objects involved in breaking this record? Yope

Was he at home? No
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Was he inside a house? Another type of building? Hotel? Office? Any working place/site? School? Store? Restaurant? Church? Was he inside a vehicle?
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Was he inside a house? Another type of building? This one Hotel? Office? Any working place/site? School? Store? Restaurant? Church? None of these Was he inside a vehicle? No
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A public building? (library, hospital, pub, gym..?) Military building?
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A public building? Yes (library, hospital, pub, gym..?) But none of these Military building? No
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A place for eating? sleeping? recreation? studying? I can't think of any more... need sleep...
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A place for eating? sleeping? recreation? This is closest studying? I can't think of any more... need sleep... Sleep well, then!
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Does it have to be a unique and well-known building, or will any building of this type do?

Is entering or exiting relevant?

Was his record in the kind of recreational activity the building was intended for, or in something else?
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Does it have to be a unique and well-known building, This-ish or will any building of this type do? No

Is entering or exiting relevant? No

Was his record in the kind of recreational activity the building was intended for, No, but related to it or in something else?
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Is the building a sports arena?
Is some kind of equipment involved?
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Is the building a sports arena? No
Is some kind of equipment involved? Noish
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So there is a particular building involed? Like the Eifel-tower? Any tower? Museum? Theater? >_< I feel so stupid!
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So there is a particular building involed? Yes Like the Eifel-tower? Like this, but not a tower Any tower? No Museum? No Theater? That's the one! I feel so stupid! Don't, you got the building right! =)
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Was it a movie theater?
Or a theater with a stage?
Was he on stage?
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Was it a movie theater? No
Or a theater with a stage? Yes
Was he on stage? Yes but beware a possible FA
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At the time he broke the record, was he off stage? Was he one of the actors? Did he have to do soemthing really fast inbetween acts? Changing clothes? Going to the bathroom? =D
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At the time he broke the record, was he off stage? No Was he one of the actors? No, FA Did he have to do soemthing really fast inbetween acts? Changing clothes? Going to the bathroom? =D None of these, and the same FA. But I like the last one =)
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So we are not really talking about a play here at all? Did he brake the record on stage? Was there an audience to witness it?
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So we are not really talking about a play here at all? YES!! That was the FA. Did he brake the record on stage? Yes Was there an audience to witness it? Yes
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Is it a magic show? Is it an act at all? Or is he making a speech? Did he, before the show started, know or suspect that he would break this record? Did the audience come to see him break the record? Is he alone on stage?
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Is it a magic show? No Is it an act at all? No Or is he making a speech? Yes! Did he, before the show started, know or suspect that he would break this record? No Did the audience come to see him break the record? No Is he alone on stage? Yes
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Should I try to figure out who this man is? Famous? Do I need to know what kind of speech he's making? Did something go wrong in his "performance"? Did he break the record to avoid embaressment? Were the audience ever aware that the record had been broken?
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Should I try to figure out who this man is? You don't need to. Famous? At the time, yes. Today, not really. Do I need to know what kind of speech he's making? Yes Did something go wrong in his "performance"? Noish Did he break the record to avoid embaressment? Yope Were the audience ever aware that the record had been broken? Possibly passively
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If it wasn't an act, I assume he wasn't a comedian? Politician? Any kind of celebrety (movies, music, litterature...)? Was it a press conference?

During his breaking of the record, he never left the stage? Did the breaking of the record involve him saying anything? Did it involve the audience?

Did this take place more than 10 years ago? More than 50 years ago?
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If it wasn't an act, I assume he wasn't a comedian? Correct assumption. Politician? Not this Any kind of celebrety (movies This! , music, litterature...)? Was it a press conference? No

During his breaking of the record, he never left the stage? That is correct. Did the breaking of the record involve him saying anything? Yes Did it involve the audience? No

Did this take place more than 10 years ago? More than 50 years ago? This. It was in the 1950s.
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Did the record ONLY involve him saying something, or something more? He said something that he had not planned to say before starting the speech?
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Did the record ONLY involve him saying something This , or something more? He said something that he had not planned to say before starting the speech? Yope
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Did he talk very fast? >_> I musta dmit I'm rather frustrated right now. Am I missing something really obvious?
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World's shortest speech?
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Did he talk very fast? No >_> I musta dmit I'm rather frustrated right now. Try not to get too frustrated; you're doing really well! Am I missing something really obvious? Yeah, kind of.

HINT: How do you give a speech in less than a minute?
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World's shortest speech? No, but it was the shortest "something" speech.
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Shortest oscar speech?
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Shortest oscar speech? YES!!!

Now why did he have no choice?
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He was in a hurry? He had lost a bet? He was interrupted?
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He was in a hurry? No He had lost a bet? No He was interrupted? No
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Was a mistake made? Did he recieve the Oscar? Is it important to know what he said in his speech? Was he physically able to continue the speech? After making the speech, did he leave the building? Did his speech cause a certain emotion in those hearing it?
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Was a mistake made? No Did he recieve the Oscar? Yes Is it important to know what he said in his speech? Yes Was he physically able to continue the speech? Yes After making the speech, did he leave the building? Irr Did his speech cause a certain emotion in those hearing it? Maybe curiosity as to why it was so short, but otherwise No.
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*****BLOOPER*****

"Is it important to know what he said in his speech?" should be Yope
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Wasn't it Alfred Hitchcock, who said, "Thank You"?
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Wasn't it Alfred Hitchcock, who said, "Thank You"? Oooh, SO close. He was the first to break this guy's record, and it was this guy who said "Thank you." Hitchcock said "Thanks."
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Perhaps he didn't know any more english than that. =P
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Perhaps he didn't know any more english than that. =P No.

HINT: He wanted to say more in his speech.
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He wanted to say more in his speech. - so I figured, but I'm out of plausible ideas. >_>

Wasn't he allowed to say more? Didn't he have time? Did he choke? Cough? Did he get onto the stage too late?

Someone else is going to figure out this one before I do, I'm afraid.
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He wanted to say more in his speech. - so I figured, but I'm out of plausible ideas. >_> Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get this.

Wasn't he allowed to say more? Yope Didn't he have time? No. Great question. Did he choke? Cough? Did he get onto the stage too late? None of these.

Someone else is going to figure out this one before I do, I'm afraid. You're getting close, so don't fret.
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Was he at the end of the televised program or something?
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This is my first time and I want to try without reading anyone else's questions is this record related to a speech
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Did something or someone interfere with his speech? Did he know when he stepped onto the stage that he was only going to say those two words? Any technological malfunctioning?
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Was he at the end of the televised program or something? Yes!

This is my first time and I want to try without reading anyone else's questions is this record related to a speech Yes, and welcome to the forum!

Did something or someone interfere with his speech? Yope Did he know when he stepped onto the stage that he was only going to say those two words? Possibly Any technological malfunctioning? No

I believe we have a

**********SPOILER**********

William Holden's acceptance speech for his Best Actor Oscar (for his portrayal of Sgt. J.J. Sefton in Stalag 17) at the 26th Academy Awards consisted of two words: "Thank you." He hadn't intended to be so brief, but the TV broadcast was running long and about to be cut off the air. Holden later put out an ad in the Hollywood trade publications thanking everyone he'd wanted to thank on Oscar night.

At the time, this was the shortest Oscar acceptance speech in history. The record was later broken twice, first by Alfred Hitchcock in 1967, then by John Mills in 1971.

Nice work to everyone involved with this puzzle, especially Emma_nilsson for working hard on it, and It_so_happened for the final push.
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Good puzzle! Ok, so if Hitchcock said, "Thanks", what did Mills say?
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Mills played a mute character in the movie he won Best Supporting Actor for, so he accepted his award with a smile and a quick head-nod. (Yes, my head is full of this random knowledge. Makes for a lot of potential puzzles though.)
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Argh... I don't feel all too bright at the moment. -_- I did work hard, but that makes it even more frustrating that ISH managed to get it right. It was fun though! Hard one!
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To be fair, Emma_Nillson, I recently graduated from college with a degree in film/video, so I should probably know something about this stuff.

And you by far got us most of the way there.

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