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Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
Till it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
~Big Yellow Taxi, Joni Mitchell


Before she was lost, few people knew her. While she was lost, many people “knew” where she was, but they still kept searching. If she had never been lost, they would have never realized what they had.
Balin (Balin)
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Are all "she"s the same? H? A? F?

All "they"s the same? Are "they" the "many people"? H? A? M?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Are all "she"s the same? Yes
H? No A? Let's assume yes F? Yes

All "they"s the same? Yes
Are "they" the "many people"? Part of the "many"
H? A? M? They are all human, all adult, mixed male and female.
Balin (Balin)
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"She" - an animal? A tree? Another plant? A ship?

Do the people have something in common? Are they from the same area? Same country? State? Town?
Vesica (Vesica)
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"She" - an animal? An animal
A tree? Another plant? A ship? No to these

Do the people have something in common? Yes
Are they from the same area? Possibly
Same country? State? Town? Not likely.
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do "they" share common profession?
They kept searching - for her? for something else?
She was lost - died? disappeared? change location to an unknown one?
people knew her - see her? meet her? have scientific knowledge about her?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Do "they" share common profession? Yes
They kept searching - for her? For her
for something else? No
She was lost - died? No
disappeared? Yes
change location to an unknown one? YES
people knew her - see her? Yope
meet her? NO
have scientific knowledge about her? Perhaps, but irrelevant
Balin (Balin)
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Is she a rare animal? A wild one? A domesticated one?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, April 15, 2011 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she a mammal? bird? fish? reptile? insect?

is this a true story? FYOI? FSEI? was it in the news?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 4:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she a mammal? bird? fish? reptile? insect? Reptile

is this a true story? Yes
FYOI? FSEI? No to these
was it in the news? Yes
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did she get lost in the sewers?

was she an alligator or crocodile? a snake?

was she a rare specimen?
Vesica (Vesica)
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did she get lost in the sewers? Nope
was she an alligator or crocodile? No
a snake? YES
was she a rare specimen? I'd say Yes
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they know she was rare before she was lost?

While she was lost, did they know the general idea of where she was? Did they think they knew where she was? But actually didn't?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ARG! BLOOPER ALERT!!
Are all "she"s the same? The MOST correct answer would be NO. The puzzle statement could be most accurately written as...

While she was lost, many people "knew" where "she" was.


Ugh, sorry!!
Vesica (Vesica)
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Did they know she was rare before she was lost? Yes

While she was lost, did they know the general idea of where she was? Yes, for both "shes" - see my correction.

Did they think they knew where she was? Yes for both "she"s.
But actually didn't? No for both.
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, there are two shes? And one of them disappeared and the other didn't?

The one who escaped: Did she escape from a terrarium? From a zoo? From a person who had her as a pet? Was she a wild animal that had been captured and then escaped again?
Vesica (Vesica)
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So, there are two shes? Yesish is probably the least misleading.
And one of them disappeared Yes
and the other didn't? No

The one who escaped: Did she escape from a terrarium? No
From a zoo? YES
From a person who had her as a pet? No
Was she a wild animal that had been captured and then escaped again? Perhaps but not relevant here...
Balin (Balin)
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Was it a female animal (bear?) that escaped? A pregnant one?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Was it a female animal (bear?) that escaped? Yes, and she's a snake (see above).
A pregnant one? Not that I know of
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 7:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the second she also a snake?
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "get lost" refer to the same type of location as "where"?
It may seem a bit complicated, so I will explain. I think about the situation when, for example, "get lost" refers to the initial habitat of she, like "the zoo", while "where" refers not to her new habitat, but rather to any general location, like "on earth", or "in her mom's belly" - if pregnancy was relevant.
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 2:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the second she also a snake? YOPE

Redwine - I'm still not sure I'm getting it, but here's my best shot:

Does "get lost" refer to the same type of location as "where"?
Yes, in that all locations in this puzzle are specific locations more than "on earth" or the other examples you provided.

No, in that the specific location she was lost from is required to solve the puzzle. The "where" can be more general, though there are specifics, if anyone guesses them.
Shez (Shez)
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was there publicity about her loss? on TV? newspapers?

did she lay some eggs?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there publicity about her loss? YES!
On TV? Here
Newspapers? Here too and...

did she lay some eggs? Nope
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the one "she" the cobra that escaped from the zoo in New York? Is the other one the "twittering cobra"?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, played Potato!! I knew I spent some time this morning writing that "You-Know-What"!

Is the one "she" the cobra that escaped from the zoo in New York? YES!!
Is the other one the "twittering cobra"? YES!!

You-know-what on the way!
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***** SPOILER *****

She is the Bronx Zoo cobra. On Monday, March 28, 2011, she went missing from an off-exhibit enclosure within the reptile house. Zoo officials were confident she was still somewhere within the reptile house, but closed the exhibit to the public until she could be found. “Our best strategy is patience, allowing her time to come out of hiding," said zoo director Jim Breheny.

The same day someone launched a Twitter feed called “@BronxZooCobra” that billed itself as “an Egyptian cobra out on the town” and provided tweets from around NYC documenting the cobra seeing the sights. Within 11 hours, the feed had over 20,000 followers. Highlights include:

* Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!
* Leaving Wall Street. These guys make my skin crawl.
* On top of the Empire State Building! All the people look like little mice down there. Delicious little mice.
* "Indiana Jones, why did it have to be Indiana Jones?
* I do speak Parseltongue, but with a thick Bronx accent.
* Just FYI, I've had it with Samuel L. Jackson too.

Other twitter users got in on the fun, including:

* Cushy and warm! RT @HiltonNewYork @bronxzooscobra Do you have a place to stay in NYC tonight? We can offer you the Penthouse ssssuite.

While over 20,000 knew where “she” was, it wasn’t much help in locating the missing snake. One clever Twitter user did try to pinpoint her location. Her response “Sure, let me just...wait a second! RT @JamColoured @BronxZoosCobra Can you turn GPS tracking on your iPhone please? No reason”.

The real Bronx Zoo Cobra was recaptured on Thursday, March 31, 2011. The story hit most sites on Friday April 1 – causing a little confusion as to whether her capture was legit or an April Fool’s Day prank.

To date, the Bronx Zoo has not admitted any involvement with the Twitter account, though if it wasn’t someone in their Marketing Department – it should have been! She is marketing gold, as people previously unaware there even was a zoo in the Bronx are now adding a zoo visit and a chance to see “Mia the not-missing Cobra” to their “Must Do” lists.

Personally, I’m amused to see the tweets have continued, despite the capture of the real Mia.

After Capture…
* Anyone else got a case of the Mondays? I do. It's a plexi-glass case enclosure in the Reptile House.
* I know the zoo doesn't like it when you tap on the glass, but I don't mind it. In fact, feel free to tap really hard. With a hammer even.
* Children 2 years and under are always free at The Bronx Zoo. Um. Hello. I'm under 2.


Full article about the reptile’s recapture is HERE.
Twilightseeker (Twilightseeker)
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Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011 - 4:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aha! I should've known. That story was hilarious. :D
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I really enjoyed the Twitter feed.

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