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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm back from mental vacation! I was out of puzzle ideas but now have some fresh ones, starting with this one that is from real life, so if you recognize it please sit out...

If the man had realized he'd seen a pig, the children would have cried.
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Just to check, the man actually saw a pig? but thought he saw something else? or didn't think he saw anything?

Did the children see the pig too? Did they realize they saw a pig? Were the man and the children in the same location when the man saw the pig? at the same time?

Relevant how many children? If so, [LTPF list of positive integers]? Their ages relevant? 0-4? 5-9? 10-12? 13-18?
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Just to check, the man actually saw a pig? Yes
but thought he saw something else? Yes
or didn't think he saw anything? No he did see something

Did the children see the pig too? Yes
Did they realize they saw a pig? Yes
Were the man and the children in the same location when the man saw the pig? at the same time? Yes to both

Relevant how many children? If so, [LTPF list of positive integers]? Somewhat relevant, there were likely between 6 and 12 children, and...Their ages relevant? 0-4? 5-9? 10-12? 13-18?...they would have been anywhere from baby age up to 12-13
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Where did you go on your mental vacation? Please post pictures!

Is it relevant when this happened? If so, LTPF list of centuries.

Relevant where? If so, LTPF list of continents.
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Man = HAM? Is he biologically related to the children? Is he in a position of authority over them?

Is the pig alive? Did he think the pig was another animal? Is the pig an actual, biological cervine?

Does this all take place in the present? Location relevant? If so, exact country or state or city relevant?
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Where did you go on your mental vacation? Please post pictures! I'd love to post some pictures, but my camera was stolen so you'll have to use your mind's eye

Is it relevant when this happened? If so, LTPF list of centuries. This happened early in the 20th century

Relevant where? Yes
If so, LTPF list of continents. That won't help, better ask it another way (see below)

Man = HAM? Yes
Is he biologically related to the children? No
Is he in a position of authority over them? Yes

Is the pig alive? No
Did he think the pig was another animal? No, but he did mistake it for something
Is the pig an actual, biological cervine? No

Does this all take place in the present? No, early 20th century
Location relevant? Yes, very
If so, exact country or state or city relevant?
None of these apply, better ask another way
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Is another word for "pig" relevant? Is the "pig" something shaped like a pig? A famous pig? Piglet?
Is the pig dead? Was it never alive?
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Religion relevant?
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Is another word for "pig" relevant? No
Is the "pig" something shaped like a pig? Yes (and more than just shaped like one)
A famous pig? Not at the time, but it's famous now Piglet? No
Is the pig dead? No Was it never alive? No
Religion relevant? No
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When you say country doesn't "apply", do you mean to say the puzzle doesn't even take place in a country? Or is that the country is irrelevant?

Does it take place in a rural setting? A suburban setting? An urban setting? Does it take place away from human civilization?

Is the man a teacher? A religious leader? A law enforcement officer? Military? Some sort of mentor? Is the man an actual person who existed historically?

Would the children cry because they were sad? Sad for themselves? Sad for the man? Sad for the pig?
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Wait - the pig is neither alive nor dead, and it is not true it was never alive?
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When you say country doesn't "apply", do you mean to say the puzzle doesn't even take place in a country? Correct - technically the events of this puzzle do not happen "in a country"
Or is that the country is irrelevant? N/A

Does it take place in a rural setting? A suburban setting? An urban setting? Not these, but...Does it take place away from human civilization?...yes, in a very unique area

Is the man a teacher? A religious leader? No
A law enforcement officer? This is not the case but it is the nearest description
Military? No
Some sort of mentor? No
Is the man an actual person who existed historically? Yes

Would the children cry because they were sad? Yes
Sad for themselves? Yes, partially
Sad for the man? Probably not, but some of them may have been
Sad for the pig? Good q - no, they wouldn't have been "sad for the pig" because their sadness would have been for another reason and they wouldn't have known of the pig's existence
Wait - the pig is neither alive nor dead, and it is not true it was never alive? The pig was never a living thing, so it would never have been referred to as either "alive" or "dead"
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Does the story take place in a virtual setting? such as a book? film? TV?
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Does the story take place in a virtual setting? such as a book? film? TV? No this is a real-life story that happened in a real (physical) place, and all people involved are real historical persons
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So is it true that the pig was never alive?

Is it a picture/another representation of a pig?
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So is it true that the pig was never alive? Yes, this is true

Is it a picture/another representation of a pig? Yes, but not a picture
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Does the puzzle take place at sea? Is it at the arctic or Antarctic? Does it take place in the territory or dependency of a country? Does it place in the air?

Is the man employed by a government? Would the average person recognize his name? Does he pilot a vessel? Is his nationality relevant? If so {list of countries}
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Is the "pig" on TV?

Is it possible to touch it?

Is it moving

Is it something made in the form of a pig (e. g. a hot air balloon?)
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A piggy bank?
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Does the puzzle take place at sea? Yes
Is it at the arctic or Antarctic? Neither of these
Does it take place in the territory or dependency of a country? No
Does it place in the air? No

Is the man employed by a government? No
Would the average person recognize his name? No
Does he pilot a vessel? No
Is his nationality relevant? No
If so {list of countries} N/A

Is the "pig" on TV? No
Is it possible to touch it? Yes
Is it moving? No
Is it something made in the form of a pig (e. g. a hot air balloon?) Yes (see below)

A piggy bank? Pretty much, yes. It serves another function than storing money (which is relevant) but it is the same size (or slightly bigger) than a piggy bank and looks like a traditional "piggy" bank.
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WAG: Titanic relevant? or some other disaster at sea?
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As a clarification, your answer to my one question made it sound like if the man had realized he had seen a pig, the children would have never seen the pig. Is that the case? If so, did some time pass between when the man saw the pig and when the children did? Was it a span of seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days?

Is the pig they saw on a boat? Is it in the water? Is it on dry land? Is it in the sky? Are the humans on a boat?
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WAG: Titanic relevant? Yes
or some other disaster at sea? No, this happened on the Titanic

As a clarification, your answer to my one question made it sound like if the man had realized he had seen a pig, the children would have never seen the pig. Yes, the reason that the children saw the pig is because the man didn't see it
Is that the case? Yes
If so, did some time pass between when the man saw the pig and when the children did? Was it a span of seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days? Only a few seconds passed between the time the man mistook the pig for something else and when the children saw the pig

Is the pig they saw on a boat? Yes
Is it in the water? Is it on dry land? Is it in the sky? It's never in any of these places
Are the humans on a boat? Yes
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Ah! I actually remember this scene from A Night to Remember. But I seem to remember it being a woman?

Either way, I won't spoil it. Good puzzle.
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Were the children crying in sadness, happiness, or fear? Were they yelling?

If the man saw the pig, would he have taken it?

Did the children cry because the pig wasn't taken and that it can't be saved and sink into the water?

Was the pig rare? A child's toy?

Was the man bad, good, or normal?

Was the man a crew member? A passenger?
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Were the children crying in sadness, happiness, or fear? Potentially sadness and fear
Were they yelling? When?

If the man saw the pig, would he have taken it? Good q - no, he wouldn't have taken it

Did the children cry because the pig wasn't taken and that it can't be saved and sink into the water? No, this wasn't the case but you can assume that the children didn't cry

Was the pig rare? Irrelevant
A child's toy? Probably...but explore

Was the man bad, good, or normal? I'd say "normal"

Was the man a crew member? Yes
A passenger? No
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So is the man on the Titanic? Are the children? Is the pig?

Does the man die? Do the children?
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So is the man on the Titanic? Yes
Are the children? Is the pig? Yes and no to both

Does the man die? Probably
Do the children? Good q - no, they don't
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Is the pig on a lifeboat that gets unloaded from the Titanic? Are the children?
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Is the pig on a lifeboat that gets unloaded from the Titanic? Yes, eventually
Are the children? Yes
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If the man saw the pig, would he have gotten in with the children?
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If the man saw the pig, would he have gotten in with the children? No
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If the man saw the pig, would children still have gotten onto a lifeboat?
At the moment when the man did not recognize the pig, were children already on the lifeboat?
Are the children on the same lifeboat as the pig?
Is there something relevant inside the pig?
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If the man saw the pig, would children still have gotten onto a lifeboat? FA but will be cleared up...
At the moment when the man did not recognize the pig, were children already on the lifeboat? Yes (clears up the FA)
Are the children on the same lifeboat as the pig? At some point, yes
Is there something relevant inside the pig? No
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Are the children somewhere else than on the lifeboat within the timeframes of this puzzle?
Was the pig on the lifeboat prior to the children? Children prior to the pig?
At the moment when the man did not recognize the pig, were the children on the same lifeboat as the pig?
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Are the children somewhere else than on the lifeboat within the timeframes of this puzzle? Strictly speaking no, they are in only one place. But what has been implied from other questions (and what we know about this historic event) indicates that they were not always in that place.
Was the pig on the lifeboat prior to the children? Children prior to the pig? The children were in the lifeboat, then the pig was there.
At the moment when the man did not recognize the pig, were the children on the same lifeboat as the pig? Good q - No. At that moment, the children were on the lifeboat but the pig was not.
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Did the man think that the pig was a living creature? And ordered to rescue it? And as a result, was the pig taken onto the children's lifeboat?
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Did the man think that the pig was a living creature? Yes, specifically a...?
And ordered to rescue it? More or less, he believed it was his duty
And as a result, was the pig taken onto the children's lifeboat? Yes

This is most of it. Only now to figure out how these details figure into the puzzle statement...
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Did the man think that the pig was another child?
If the pig was not taken onto the boat, would someone else join the children on the boat?
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Did the man think that the pig was another child? Yes

If the pig was not taken onto the boat, would someone else join the children on the boat? Possibly, but not really relevant
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Did the children see the pig before it joined them on the lifeboat?
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Did the children see the pig before it joined them on the lifeboat? No
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Is it relevant where the pig was before it was taken onto the lifeboat(as I get from earlier responses, it was not in the water)?
How long after not picking up the pig would the children have cried: seconds? minutes? hours? days?
Did something else happen afterwards to the lifeboat (and children) when the pig became useful?
Did the pig belong to the children? Did someone recognize children by the pig?
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Is it relevant where the pig was before it was taken onto the lifeboat(as I get from earlier responses, it was not in the water)? Yes
How long after not picking up the pig would the children have cried: seconds? minutes? hours? days? Within seconds, and it's likely that some of them if not all of them were already crying
Did something else happen afterwards to the lifeboat (and children) when the pig became useful? Yes
Did the pig belong to the children? Good q - no, it didn't
Did someone recognize children by the pig? No
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Was the pig on the Titanic? On another lifeboat?
Did the children's lifeboat start sinking?
Did the children cry to get the pig onto the boat?
Is it relevant to whom the pig belonged?
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Was the pig on the Titanic? Yes
On another lifeboat? No
Did the children's lifeboat start sinking? No
Did the children cry to get the pig onto the boat? No
Is it relevant to whom the pig belonged? There is a relevant aspect of it, yes
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Did the children know whose pig it was?
Did the pig have the owner's name on it?
Did the children stop crying as soon as the pig appeared on their lifeboat?
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Did the children know whose pig it was? At some point, yes
Did the pig have the owner's name on it? No
Did the children stop crying as soon as the pig appeared on their lifeboat? Yes, or very shortly afterwards
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Did the children know whose pig it was while they were still on the Titanic? On the lifeboat? After having been rescued from the lifeboat?
Were children successfully rescued from the lifeboat? Is it relevant?
Is the owner of the pig relevant? Did he/she survive the Titanic's catastrophe? If yes, did he/she regain the pig?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the pig make them relaxed and amused while they were on the lifeboat so they stopped crying/didn't start crying?

Was it the kids' pig?
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the children know whose pig it was while they were still on the Titanic? No, not until they were...On the lifeboat?...this.
After having been rescued from the lifeboat? No
Were children successfully rescued from the lifeboat? Yes Is it relevant? Yes, because if they hadn't then it's likely no one would know this story
Is the owner of the pig relevant? Yes, mainly so that the story can be told today
Did he/she survive the Titanic's catastrophe? Yes, she did
If yes, did he/she regain the pig? Yes, she did
Did the pig make them relaxed and amused while they were on the lifeboat so they stopped crying/didn't start crying? YES
Was it the kids' pig? No, see below...

**** SPOILER ****

"Maxixe" the pig and her owner, Edith Russell, were passengers on the Titanic. Maxixe was a music-playing toy pig, and as passengers were being put into lifeboats Ms. Russell was on the deck holding Maxixe which was wrapped in a blanket. She did not want to get into a boat until all children were in, but one of the crew members mistook the wrapped pig for a child and commanded her to get into a lifeboat which already had children in it, some of whom were crying. When Edith refused, the crewman insisted that her "child" be saved, and took the pig from Edith's hands and threw it into the boat. When Edith got into the boat to rescue Maxixe, she saw that the children in the boat had begun to grow calm upon discovering the toy pig. She remained in the boat as it was put into the sea and the musical pig provided a calming distraction from the events that were unfolding. So...if the crewman had realized that it was a toy pig instead of a child, it's likely that Ms. Russell would have never gotten into a lifeboat (at least not this one) and this would have never happened.
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's a good one.
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Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny what one will do in a crisis (tho I've never been in one as serious as this.) Warm clothing, no; a toy pig, yes. Maybe her husband had given it to her? Anyway, a good thing she did, and a good puzzle.

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