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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They did it at 5 p.m., (17.00) and thereby potentially saved many lives.
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Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter what time zone this happened in?
Was it 5 pm in the local time zone?
Were people living in other time zones affected?
War involved?
Was this a real-life happening?
Were some people notified that this thing would take place at 1700?
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Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 5:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it matter what time zone this happened in? Noish. Could have happened in any time zone; actually happened in only one.
Was it 5 pm in the local time zone? Yes
Were people living in other time zones affected?
War involved? No to both.
Was this a real-life happening? Yes
Were some people notified that this thing would take place at 1700?Yes - that was part of the reason for doing it at 1700 hrs.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this affect more than 10 people? More than 100? More than 1000?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this affect more than 10 people? More than 100? More than 1000? Yes, quite a few more!
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Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 1:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they do it at exactly 5pm?
Did they issue some kind of warning at 5pm?
Natural disasters involved?
Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 3:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they do it at exactly 5pm? Yes
Did they issue some kind of warning at 5pm? Yessish, and many previous warnings.
Natural disasters involved? No.
Might want to find out who 'they' were.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were "they" computer operators? Law enforcement officers?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were "they" computer operators?No Law enforcement officers?Yessish; law enforcement is involved. Explore.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you say 1700 hours to indicate European time or military involvement?
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Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you say 1700 hours to indicate European time or military involvement?Partly because some forum members are European. (such as Galfisk) But yes, there is a European angle to the puzzle. Not military, tho.
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Did you say 1700 hours to indicate European time or military involvement?Partly because some forum members are European. (such as Galfisk) But yes, there is a European angle to the puzzle. Not military, tho.
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Was there some kind of training / exercise at that precise time? Did it use ammunition or explosives? Is it relevant where this happened? If so: Europe? North America? Other? Were constructor workers involved? (Like in a planned demolition for example)
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Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there some kind of training / exercise at that precise time? Did it use ammunition or explosives?No to both. Is it relevant where this happened?YES If so: Europe?Yes. North America? Other? Were constructor workers involved? (Like in a planned demolition for example)No to all of these.
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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the hour have to do with the end of the work day or rush hour?
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Posted on Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the hour have to do with the end of the work day Yes, but beware FA here.or rush hour?
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Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were many lives saved because they had left a building. was this scheduled for 1700 for that reason
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Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were many lives saved because they had left a building. they were not in a building, but they had not been evacuated, so there lives were not saved in that way. Might want to follow up on where they were.
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Posted on Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they in the street?

in the country? in the air?
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Posted on Monday, May 27, 2013 - 3:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they in the street? Yes

in the country? n.r. in the air? No
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you said potentially, did they in reality save lives?
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did they in reality save lives? It's hard to know, since it was a 'precautionary' measure, not a 'rescue' one.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild guess: Switching from right-hand traffic to left-hand traffic (or the other way round)?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the people recommended to use (or not to use?) public transport?
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Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the people recommended to use (or not to use?) public transport? No
Wild guess: Switching from right-hand traffic to left-hand traffic (or the other way round)?Yes!

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

When Sweden switched from left-hand driving to right-hand, in 1965, they reputedly did so at 5 p.m. on a weekday, reasoning that if it was put into effect early in the morning, or on a weekend, at least some people would be to sleepy to remember, or would just forget. If they were reminded all day, this would be less likely.

Well, when you realize how many forget to spring forward and fall back (including me, sometimes) that makes perfect sense.
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Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice puzzle! (:

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