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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What meant nothing for him ended life as they knew it.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do something? Not do something?
Is it something most people have done? do regularly? do daily?
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do something? Yes Not do something? No
Is it something most people have done? The way he did it, no do regularly? No do daily? No
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Confusion prevention:

Is it something most people have done? The way he did it, no
do regularly? The way he did it, no
do daily? The way he did it, no
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many in "they": 2-10? 10-50? 50-500? 500-50,000? more than that?
Is "he" HAM? Are they H/A/Male? H/A/Mixed?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many in "they":
2-10? 2
10-50?
50-500?
500-50,000?
more than that?

Is "he" HAM? No/Irr, assume yes/Irr, assume yes
Are they H/A/Male? H/A/Mixed? THis
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he an animal? Is he a fictional character? A spiritual being?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he an animal? Yes
Is he a fictional character? No
A spiritual being? No
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is he a mammal? bird? insect? fish?

did he bite them? sting them? poison them?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are "they" a human couple? Adam and Eve?
Did "he" (the animal) do something extraordinary? or rather something quite usual for his species?
Did he eat? drink? run? fly? swim?
Did "he" interact with "them"?
Did "he" and "they" ever met?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they die? Did their live change? if so: were they happy about the change?
Did he know in advance that his action would have these consequence?
Did they know?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 1:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Evolution relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez

is he a mammal?
bird? This
insect?
fish?

did he bite them?
sting them?
poison them? No to all


Sundowner

Are "they" a human couple? Yes Adam and Eve? But no
Did "he" (the animal) do something extraordinary? Yesish
or rather something quite usual for his species? No
Did he eat? drink? run? fly? swim? No to all
Did "he" interact with "them"? Yope
Did "he" and "they" ever met? Yes


Ostap

Did they die? No
Did their live change? Yes
if so: were they happy about the change? No
Did he know in advance that his action would have these consequence? No
Did they know? They didn't know he was going to do it


Amu

Evolution relevant? Just in a lateral way
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER ALERT!!

Did "he" (the animal) do something extraordinary? Yope
or rather something quite usual for his species? Yes
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he a pet? If so, a parrot? If not, I may have another puzzle idea. :-)
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 9:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A stork brought them a baby? (just kidding)

Does the exact species matter? Any of these (if not a parrot):
penguin, fowl, pelican, eagle, vulture, pigeon, owl?
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they lose property? money?
Did they lose an opportunity they had before?
Did they understand that a dream never would come true?
Did their health deteriorate?
Did they get separated? or have to separate?
Did the bird destroy something? kill some other animal? put some machine out of order?
Did the bird die?
Did the bird did what he did on purpose? or was it more accidentally?
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ciaobella

Was he a pet? Yes
If so, a parrot? If not, I may have another puzzle idea. :-) I'm sorry, but he WAS a parrot ;-)


Amu

A stork brought them a baby? (just kidding) Lol, no, but nice idea :-)

Does the exact species matter? Any of these (if not a parrot):
penguin, fowl, pelican, eagle, vulture, pigeon, owl? Well, it was a parrot


Sundowner

Did they lose property? money? No/irr
Did they lose an opportunity they had before? No
Did they understand that a dream never would come true? Noish
Did their health deteriorate? No
Did they get separated? Yes
or have to separate? Not necessarily, but they understandably did
Did the bird destroy something? No
kill some other animal? No
put some machine out of order? No
Did the bird die? No
Did the bird did what he did on purpose? Yes, but he wasn't aware of the consequences
or was it more accidentally? Not really
Kyeannpepper (Kyeannpepper)
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 2:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are 'they' scientists?
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Oh, and FYOI? FSEI? True story?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 2:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the parrot wee on something? somebody?

and here I have to admit my ignorance, because birds don't really wee do they - but I hope you get my meaning

did he pass on a disease?
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Did the parrot make a terrible noise? which one of them could not stand?
Did the parrot say something relevant? did he repeat words or sounds he had heard before?
Did he give away something with his behavior? that one of the two has done something illicit? that she was cheating him?
Did some fact or assumption the couple built their relationship on turn out to be a lie?
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kyeannpepper

Are 'they' scientists? Irr

Oh, and FYOI?
FSEI?
True story? This


Shez

did the parrot wee on something? somebody? Lol, no

did he pass on a disease? No


Sundowner

Did the parrot make a terrible noise? Not really
which one of them could not stand? Yope
Did the parrot say something relevant? Yes
did he repeat words or sounds he had heard before? Yes
Did he give away something with his behavior? No
that one of the two has done something illicit? No, but...
that she was cheating him? YES
Did some fact or assumption the couple built their relationship on turn out to be a lie? Yope

And we have a winner here...
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

Tell-tale parrot exposes cheating girlfriend

LONDON Chris Taylor, a 30-year-old British computer programmer, grew suspicious of his live-in girlfriend when his pet parrot began to imitate her saying, I love you, Gary.

Ziggy, an 8-year-old African gray parrot, would also make kissing noises whenever the name Gary was mentioned on TV and would mimic Suzy Collins saying, Hiya, Gary, every time she answered her mobile phone.

Confronted with the evidence, Collins admitted to a month-long affair with a coworker named Gary and moved out of their shared Leeds apartment that same night.

I wasnt sorry to see the back of Suzy after what she did, but it really broke my heart to let Ziggy go, Taylor, 30, told the Times of London in its online edition Tuesday. I love him to bits and I really miss having him around, but it was torture hearing him repeat that name over and over again.

Ziggy was one in a million; he was a loyal friend, and I have no doubt he was looking out for me.

Taylor said Ziggy, who was named after a David Bowie song, has found a new home thanks to a local parrot dealer.

Collins, 25, told the newspaper she was staying with friends and said she shed no tears for the tell-tale bird.

Im not proud of what I did but Im sure Chris would be the first to admit we were having problems, said Collins, a call-center worker. We had spoken about splitting up several times and I think it was inevitable.

She added: Im surprised to hear hes got rid of that bloody bird; he spent more time talking to it than he did to me. I couldnt stand Ziggy, and it looks now the feeling was mutual.
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

chortle!
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well done and very entertaining. Poor Ziggy!
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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh. I was thinking of a bird that-wait, I'm going to save THAT for another lateral puzzle!
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very nice puzzle and a great story. I have two cats and shouldn't worry about many parrots lurking around, but you never know :-)
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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2012 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the bottom of his cage was lined with woodshavings would he be called Ziggy Sawdust?

Thanks I'm here all week.

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