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Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 1:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Be careful with matches
Kalira (Kalira)
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Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matches = small sticks with strikeable ends that ignite into flame?

Is the phrase "Liar, liar, pants on fire" at all relevant here?

Are all players human and adult?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matches = small sticks with strikeable ends that ignite into flame? yes

Is the phrase "Liar, liar, pants on fire" at all relevant here? no

Are all players human and adult? HTM
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Matches = small sticks with strikeable ends that ignite into flame? yes

Is the phrase "Liar, liar, pants on fire" at all relevant here? no

Are all players human and adult? HTM
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were they actually playing with matches? or trying to use them in the usual way to light a fire/set light to something?

was there an accident? did someone get hurt?

were they lighting farts?
Hamilton (Hamilton)
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Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the title relevant at all? Are pants at all relevant?

Is there more than one match? Is there two matches? Three, four, etc.?

Was "drawing matches" involved (where a group of people pick matches, and the shortest one has to do something)?

Is this based on an true event? An event from your life? An acquaintance's life? A famous fictional situation?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 2:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton
Is the title relevant at all? Are pants at all relevant? double yes}

Is there more than one match? Is there two matches? Three, four, etc.? more than one, how many I dunno

Was "drawing matches" involved (where a group of people pick matches, and the shortest one has to do something)? no

Is this based on an true event? yes An event from your life? my son An acquaintance's life? A famous fictional situation?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 3:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you didn't answer my questions!
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez
sorry Shez, thot I answered but I guess it didn;t take
were they actually playing with matches? or trying to use them in the usual way to light a fire/set light to something? no}

was there an accident? yes did someone get hurt? no

were they lighting farts? no
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

cheers m'dear
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did some trousers get burnt? some underwear?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, August 26, 2013 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez

did some trousers get burnt? yes some underwear? I dunno
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the trousers get burned while someone was wearing them?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Monday, September 02, 2013 - 6:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana

Did the trousers get burned while someone was wearing them? yes
Hamilton (Hamilton)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there just the one teenager? Two? Between three and five? Greater than five? Exact number relevant?

You say there were more than one match. Were they all struck? Just the one? Somewhere in between? Exact number relevant?

Was the match(es) intentionally struck? Were they playing a game? Were the pants the only thing that caught fire? Any sort of accelerant like gasoline or alcohol relevant?

Is your son one of the players in the riddle? Is their any other important information we should discern about him or another player, other than the fact that they are HTM?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 5:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton
Sorry,I've been absent, my computer crashed during a thunderstorm.
Was there just the one teenager? Two? Between three and five? Greater than five? Exact number relevant? one

You say there were more than one match. Were they all struck? one ignited others Just the one? Somewhere in between? Exact number relevant? no

Was the match(es) intentionally struck? no Were they playing a game? noWere the pants the only thing that caught fire? yes Any sort of accelerant like gasoline or alcohol relevant? no

Is your son one of the players in the riddle? yesIs their any other important information we should discern about him or another player, other than the fact that they are HTM?no
Hardcore (Hardcore)
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Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 10:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to make a match tower? A match tower is a tower of matches that when you light the top one, they burn in a spiral motion.

Is there a humongous fail in this puzzle?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hardcore

Was he trying to make a match tower? A match tower is a tower of matches that when you light the top one, they burn in a spiral motion. no


Is there a humongous fail in this puzzle? no
Hamilton (Hamilton)
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Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the matches ever intended to be lit? Were the matches lit accidentally? Was the first match lit through some accidental contact with something?

Was your son carrying the matches on his person? Were they then accidentally lit IN his pants pocket?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

: Hamilton

Were the matches ever intended to be lit? Were the matches lit accidentally? yes Was the first match lit through some accidental contact with something? with the other matches

Was your son carrying the matches on his person? Were they then accidentally lit IN his pants pocket? yes
Hamilton (Hamilton)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So is there more to this puzzle other than the fact that your son was carrying several matches in his pocket, one of them brushed up against the others, was lit, and set his pants on fire? Because that's pretty extraordinary enough!

Is his initial intention for the matches relevant? Is what he did after setting his pants on fire relevant? Location relevant?
Deholmes (Deholmes)
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Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

******************************************SPOILER**********************************************
At that age he was into matches and we worried about fires. One Sunday after leading a youth group discussion he was in the foyer of the church when someone pointed out he had chalk on his pants, he brushed it off with his hand; in so doing he rubbed the matches in his pocket against each other. I was there and saw smoke coming out of his pocket. luckily, by that age all our boys were adept with sewing machines and he repaired the pocket. Thanks Hamilton for pursuing this to the embarrassing end.

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