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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrison's eagerness to know resulted in him not knowing at all.

Him = Harrison
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrison: H? A? M? Living at the end of the story?

Was Harrison eager to know simply out of curiosity? Because of possible material gain? Another kind of gain? Avoidance of material loss? Another kind of loss?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrison = HAM?
Time period relevant?
Time period now-ish?

To know:
A fact?
A person?
Someone in the Biblical sense? ;)
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrison: H? Yes A? Assume A or T M? Yes
Living at the end of the story? Yes

Was Harrison eager to know simply out of curiosity? No, irr to the rest
Because of possible material gain?
Another kind of gain?
Avoidance of material loss?
Another kind of loss?

The thing Harrison wants to know and the reason why he wants to know it are irrelevant for this puzzle. Assume it's the time and place where his friends want to meet.

Harrison = HAM? See above
Time period relevant? Yesish
Time period now-ish? Yes

To know:
A fact? This
A person?
Someone in the Biblical sense? ;)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His cell phone rang and he was so excited to receive the call, he dropped his phone and broke it?

Is his name relevant? Is Harrison a given name or surname?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Harrison: H? A? M? Living at the end of the story?

Was Harrison eager to know simply out of curiosity? Because of possible material gain? Another kind of gain? Avoidance of material loss? Another kind of loss?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

His cell phone rang and he was so excited to receive the call, he dropped his phone and broke it? No, but very good line of thought!

Is his name relevant? No
Is Harrison a given name or surname? Assume it's his given name

@Markobr: See my previous post :-)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the thing he was eager to know about the same thing he ended up knowing nothing about?

Was he trying to find this thing out by talking to someone face-to-face? On the phone?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the thing he was eager to know about the same thing he ended up knowing nothing about? Yes

Was he trying to find this thing out by talking to someone face-to-face?
On the phone? This
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he place the call?

Did he receive the call?

Was there no call at all? Was someone supposed to call him and didn't?

Did someone hang up on him?

Did he use a land line?

We are assuming he was arranging a meeting with friends; was his correspondent one of these friends? Or doesn't it matter...
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he get amnesia? Fall unconscious? Did he literally know nothing? Or did he know nothing about this subject?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he place the call? No

Did he receive the call? Yope

Was there no call at all? Was someone supposed to call him and didn't? Yope

Did someone hang up on him? No

Did he use a land line? No

We are assuming he was arranging a meeting with friends; was his correspondent one of these friends? Or doesn't it matter... Irr, assume one of his friends


Did he get amnesia?
Fall unconscious?
Did he literally know nothing?
Or did he know nothing about this subject? No to all
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he use a cell phone? Did it run out of batteries while he was waiting for a call?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he use a cell phone? Yes
Did it run out of batteries while he was waiting for a call? Yes
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He kept checking his cell phone to see if his friend called yet, causing him to run down his battery and miss the call.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He kept checking his cell phone to see if his friend called yet, causing him to run down his battery and miss the call. No, but OTRT
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the fact only important to Harrison and his friend(s)? Could I look up this fact on Google? On Wikipedia? In the phone book? In the dictionary? In a foreign language dictionary? By searching Harrison's friend's house? By asking a random person on the street? By asking an expert in the subject?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his phone have call waiting? Did he miss one call because he was already on another?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 3:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the fact only important to Harrison and his friend(s)? Yes
Could I look up this fact on Google? No
On Wikipedia? No
In the phone book? No
In the dictionary? No
In a foreign language dictionary? No
By searching Harrison's friend's house? No
By asking a random person on the street? No
By asking an expert in the subject? No

Does his phone have call waiting? No
Did he miss one call because he was already on another? No
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he keep call his friend and couldn't get through then the battery ran out?

was he changing his ring tone?

listening to music?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could Harrison recharge the battery of the phone?
Would Harrison need to leave his cell phone somewhere in order to have the battery charged?
Was Harrison aware that his phone is short on battery?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he waiting for a call directly to his cell?
Or was he using his cell to call into a voicemail box over and over?
And thus ran down the battery?

Is it relevant where Harrison is?
Is it a location that would be more taxing on a cell phone battery than most?
Is the phone having trouble finding a signal?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he want to know what it was like to be surprised, but spoiled his own surprise party by discovering that his friends were planning it for him?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he keep call his friend and couldn't get through then the battery ran out? No

was he changing his ring tone? No

listening to music? Yes!


Was he waiting for a call directly to his cell? Yes
Or was he using his cell to call into a voicemail box over and over? No
And thus ran down the battery? So no

Is it relevant where Harrison is? Yope
Is it a location that would be more taxing on a cell phone battery than most? Irr
Is the phone having trouble finding a signal? So irr

Did he want to know what it was like to be surprised, but spoiled his own surprise party by discovering that his friends were planning it for him? No

You've got all the essential parts. So wait for the you-know-what...
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

Harrison is one of those persons who would listen to music on their MP3 player whenever they leave the house. On a day when he had to spend several hours outside, he expected an important call to his cell phone, but since he was afraid of not hearing his phone ring when using his MP3 player, he listened to the music on his phone instead. This drained its battery so much that the phone turned off before Harrison recieved his call.

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