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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man is driving when he rolls down his window partway. Seconds later, he rolls it back up. Why?
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he throw something out of the window? A cigarette butt?
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Man=he=he? H?A?M?

Location relevant? Relevant what type of vehicle he was driving?
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he throw something out of the window? No A cigarette butt? No

Man=he=he? Yes H?A?M? Yes

Location relevant? No Relevant what type of vehicle he was driving? Yope
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he driving a vehicle? Or driving his Mum mad? Is he a kid? Playing with the controls?
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Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, he's a man, not a kid (unless he's Tom Hanks in Big).
Is he on safari and an animal stuck their head in the window?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did anything material pass through the window within those seconds?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 3:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he driving a vehicle? Yes Or driving his Mum mad? No, hee hee Is he a kid? No Playing with the controls? No

OK, he's a man, not a kid (unless he's Tom Hanks in Big). And he isn't... =)
Is he on safari and an animal stuck their head in the window? No

Did anything material pass through the window within those seconds? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 4:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

my dad, my dad's ick girlfriend, and I went through a wild animal park near Yellowstone. I forget the name...something to do with bears, I think. Anyway, there's part you can drive through. The rules are: Do not feed the animals. Do not get out of the car. Do not roll down the windows. Guess what. Lory (the ick girlfriend) DID ALL THREE THINGS. We had a bear come straight up to the window and she got a picture of it when it nearly ate her face.
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The object that passed through the window, was smaller that: a nail head? golf ball? tennis ball? baseball?

Did he throw the object through the window? Or the object passed through the window by itself?

Could his action be considered a minor offence, like littering?
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Was it a bullet coming inwards? (Obviously just missing him)
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my dad, my dad's ick girlfriend, and I went through a wild animal park near Yellowstone. I forget the name...something to do with bears, I think. Anyway, there's part you can drive through. The rules are: Do not feed the animals. Do not get out of the car. Do not roll down the windows. Guess what. Lory (the ick girlfriend) DID ALL THREE THINGS. We had a bear come straight up to the window and she got a picture of it when it nearly ate her face. Oh wow. Some people...yeah.

The object that passed through the window, was smaller that: a nail head? golf ball? tennis ball? baseball? Bigger than all of these

Did he throw the object through the window? Or the object passed through the window by itself? FA

Could his action be considered a minor offence, like littering? No

Was it a bullet coming inwards? (Obviously just missing him) No
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the object traveling from inside to the outside of the car? The other way around?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he driving at walking speed? At a speed that's acceptable in town? At a speed that's acceptable on a highway?

Was the object any part of his body? Or someone else's body? Arm? Hand? Head?

Did he reach for something? Did somebody give him anything?

Is the country relevant? The state? The type of street? The reason why the man was driving in the first place? His occupation?

Was the vehicle in motion all the time? Or did it stop when the object came through?

The vehicle: A regular car? A van? A truck? A bus? Some sort of vehicle that you wouldn't normally find on a regular street?
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Posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to confirm - the window that was rolled down is part of the vehicle he is driving? You never know, after all this IS lateral puzzles, lol
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 12:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the object traveling from inside to the outside of the car? The other way around? Inside to outside, then back in.

Was he driving at walking speed? At a speed that's acceptable in town? At a speed that's acceptable on a highway? Irrel - assume at town speeds.

Was the object any part of his body? Yes Or someone else's body? Arm? This... Hand? ...and this Head?

Did he reach for something? Yes Did somebody give him anything? No

Is the country relevant? The state? The type of street? The reason why the man was driving in the first place? His occupation? All are irrel

Was the vehicle in motion all the time? Yes Or did it stop when the object came through? So no

The vehicle: A regular car? This A van? Although I'm not sure if it could be this A truck? It might be able to be this A bus? Not this though Some sort of vehicle that you wouldn't normally find on a regular street? Probably not - assume it's just an ordinary car.

Just to confirm - the window that was rolled down is part of the vehicle he is driving? Yes You never know, after all this IS lateral puzzles, lol Touche. =)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he getting a parking ticket out of a machine?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he getting a parking ticket out of a machine? No
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 1:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he reach for something inside the car, held it out the window, then pulled it back in? Is it relevant how long the window was rolled down?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he reach for something inside the car, held it out the window, then pulled it back in? No Is it relevant how long the window was rolled down? Not really - it wouldn't have been more than 10 seconds, if that.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 4:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the direction indicator of his car broken? And he used his arm to signal that he wanted to turn?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the direction indicator of his car broken? And he used his arm to signal that he wanted to turn? No, but good thought
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Did he, at some point, have something in the hand that he held out? If so, was his hand empty at first and he grabbed the item while his hand was outside? Or was something put into his hand? Or was his hand full at first and he gave/threw the item away? Or did he just try to catch something?

Are other persons relevant?

Did he hold out his hand just to feel the air for some reason? Maybe making sure if it rains because it's not really visible?
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Did he try to fix his lateral rear mirror (if this is how it is called)? Did he have an object in his hand? If so: before opening the window? While stretching out? When he pulled his hand in?
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Did he, at some point, have something in the hand that he held out? DOYD of "held out" - see below If so, was his hand empty at first and he grabbed the item while his hand was outside? Yes Or was something put into his hand? No Or was his hand full at first and he gave/threw the item away? No Or did he just try to catch something? No

Are other persons relevant? No

Did he hold out his hand just to feel the air for some reason? No Maybe making sure if it rains because it's not really visible? No

Did he try to fix his lateral rear mirror (if this is how it is called)? No but definitely OTRT Did he have an object in his hand? Yes If so: before opening the window? No While stretching out? Yes, although "stretching out" might not be the right wording When he pulled his hand in? No
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So, is it right to assume that he opened the window, put his hand outside the window (empty handed), grabbed something on the outside of the car, did whatever he did with it, then he retracted his arm, also empty handed? Did he try to remove something from the outside of a car? From the windshield?
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Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, is it right to assume that he opened the window, put his hand outside the window (empty handed), grabbed something on the outside of the car, did whatever he did with it, then he retracted his arm, also empty handed? Correct

Did he try to remove something from the outside of a car? No From the windshield? No
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Did he adjust something? Or just hold it? To keep it from falling off? Is that thing something you'd expect to be on a normal car?
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Did he take something from another car? Someone standing by the road side? Was this some daredevil stunt?
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Did he adjust something? Yes Or just hold it? To keep it from falling off? Is that thing something you'd expect to be on a normal car? Yes

Did he take something from another car? Someone standing by the road side? Was this some daredevil stunt? No to all
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Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 9:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he adjust an antenna? Something on the car door?
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Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 9:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he push in a radio antenna? or pulled it out? ( for example, before or after driving through the car wash )
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Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wing Mirror?
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Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wing Mirror? No, but see below

Did he adjust an antenna? YES! Something on the car door?

Did he push in a radio antenna? or pulled it out? This! ( for example, before or after driving through the car wash )

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

The man was driving down the street listening to his car radio. He heard the music coming in crackly and realized he'd forgotten to extend his car antenna, so he rolled the window down a bit, reached out, extended the antenna, pulled his arm back, and rolled the window back up. All in just a few seconds.

(Autobiographical? It is.)

Nice simultaneous solve, Doriana and Emeraldink. And props to all of you who worked on this.

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