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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A man died at the stroke of midnight on New Year's. How?

True story, HAM
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 11:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Firearms involved? Alcohol? Both?
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 11:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Derp, my bad on the bold tags.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 3:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Firearms involved? No Alcohol? Yes Both?
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Midnight his time zone time? Stroke = exactly midnight? Or did he have a stroke at midnight and die from it? Was he in times square at the ball drop?
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Posted on Monday, December 26, 2011 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he suffering from alcohol withdrawal? Did some sudden flash of light trigger a seizure?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Midnight his time zone time? Yes Stroke = exactly midnight? Yes Or did he have a stroke at midnight and die from it? No, but clever thought Was he in times square at the ball drop? No

Was he suffering from alcohol withdrawal? No Did some sudden flash of light trigger a seizure? No
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he do something exactly on the stroke of midnight which resulted in his death? like take a swig of some drink? open a champagne bottle?

grapes relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 12:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he indoors when he died? If yes: at home? at friends' place? in the restaurant? at the other party?
Was he at an outdoor party?
Is the exact type of alcohol relevant? Did he eat anything relevant?
Did he drink the relevant alcohol?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Darwin Awards relevant?
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Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 7:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he die from: heat? Cold? Suffocation? Strangulation? Poison? Blood loss? Impact? Explosion? Fall? Collision? Organ failure? Disease? Infection? Fireworks involved? Fire involved? Could he have died from the same cause at any other time?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he do something exactly on the stroke of midnight which resulted in his death? Yes like take a swig of some drink? open a champagne bottle? Neither

grapes relevant? No

Was he indoors when he died? No If yes: at home? at friends' place? in the restaurant? at the other party?
Was he at an outdoor party? No
Is the exact type of alcohol relevant? See below Did he eat anything relevant? No
Did he drink the relevant alcohol? BLOOPER: Alcohol was not involved. I assumed because of the stupidity of the man's death, alcohol was involved, but I just checked and it apparently wasn't.

Darwin Awards relevant? Yes

Did he die from: heat? Cold? Suffocation? Strangulation? Poison? Blood loss? Impact? Explosion? Fall? It was either this or something you didn't mention Collision? Organ failure? Disease? Infection? Fireworks involved? No Fire involved? No Could he have died from the same cause at any other time? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man use any relevant object? Are other people relevant?
Was he outdoors when he died?
Were other people with him when he died?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the man use any relevant object? Yes, svv of "use" Are other people relevant? No
Was he outdoors when he died? Yes
Were other people with him when he died? Yope
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Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Other people were yopishly with him... was he on the phone?

Was he driving?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 4:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Other people were yopishly with him... was he on the phone? No

Was he driving? No
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 8:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fireworks relevant?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 9:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were other people watching him?

was a rope involved? a parachute?

did he "fall" off a building? a bridge? a cliff? out of an aeroplane?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fireworks relevant? No

were other people watching him? Yes

was a rope involved? a parachute? Neither

did he "fall" off a building? a bridge? a cliff? out of an aeroplane? None of these
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he attempt to drop himself like he was the ball at Times Square then promptly plunge to his death? Or did he attempt to slowly lower himself to the ground, then snap his neck when he hit and fell at precisely minight? Ball drop relevant? Dick Clark's Rocking Eve? Other traditional Midnight on New Year's Relevant? Is the country relevant? If so, [LTPF List of Countries]? What about the time zone? If so, [LTPF List of Time Zones]?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 2:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he attempt to drop himself like he was the ball at Times Square then promptly plunge to his death? No Or did he attempt to slowly lower himself to the ground, then snap his neck when he hit and fell at precisely midnight? No Ball drop relevant? No Dick Clark's Rocking Eve? No Other traditional Midnight on New Year's Relevant? I don't know what happens at midnight in this city
Is the country relevant? Not really If so, [LTPF List of Countries]? What about the time zone? Not really If so, [LTPF List of Time Zones]? It happened in Las Vegas, NV, USA. And as we all know, what happens in Vegas stays on the Internet.

HINT: Determine the other possible cause of death.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 12:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so it was either a fall or something else? did he fall onto something? into something? under something? did he get squished? did something pierce his body? did he drown?

did he die of organ failure?

was he performing a stunt? was he diving from a great height into a bucket of water?
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was a Darwin Award article of a guy falling from the lamppost that he had climbed on during a New Year's eve celebration, if I remember that correctly. Something like that?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 2:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was a Darwin Award article of a guy falling from the lamppost that he had climbed on during a New Year's eve celebration, if I remember that correctly. Something like that? Something exactly like that.

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

(1 January 2000, Nevada) 26-year-old Tod made a place for himself in history by being the first person to die celebrating the millennium. Minutes before midnight, the Stanford graduate climbed to the top of a street light in front of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and waved to the enthusiastic revellers below. At midnight he slipped and, in an effort to break his fall, grabbed the wires that were supplying the electricity to the street light. Suddenly he was conducting more than a cheering crowd. A camera caught his foolhardy climb and subsequent headfirst plunge to the concrete below. It has not yet been determined whether he died from electrocution or from the 30-foot fall, but either way, he deserves the first Darwin Award of the new millennium!

Footnote: Tod was a Stanford graduate working at a Silicon Valley startup scheduled to go public in the summer. He stood to make a substantial profit with his options, until they were voided by his untimely death. Clearly, a sterling academic pedigree is no indication of common sense. Before leaving to Vegas, one friend said, "People are going to be doing crazy things. Be careful." Tod replied, "You know I won't." Friends pondering his death said, "He thought he was invincible." "He used to climb the Golden Gate Bridge." "He would never do something stupid."

Staci watched "all the media about Tod's daring act of stupidity" and says, "what is even more Darwin is that other spectators climbed on to traffic lights to get a better view of the deceased. Monkey see, monkey do."


Nice guesswork Potato, as well as the rest of you. More puzzles when I can think of them.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

nice one Balin!
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Posted on Thursday, January 05, 2012 - 6:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Urgh, this death was so stupid that I actually remembered the article xD Nice puzzle, Balin!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, January 06, 2012 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks -- that's one of my favorite Darwin Award winners.

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