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Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
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Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

After Hank was nearly killed, Dave and his friends decided they would not allow a certain item to be in their presence anymore. What was it, and why didn't they want it?

This is from real life, and while many people have heard about the decision they may not know what brought it about. So if the facts begin to look familiar, kindly avoid ruining it for other participants. Thanks!
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Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hank = H/A/M? Dave = H/A/M? his friends = H/A/M?
Do Hank and Dave know each other? Are they friends?

Was he nearly murdered? Was he nearly killed in an accident? Did he nearly die of an illness? Did he try to kill himself?
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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hank = H/A/M? Dave = H/A/M? his friends = H/A/M? All yes
Do Hank and Dave know each other? Possibly
Are they friends? Not likely

Was he nearly murdered? No
Was he nearly killed in an accident? Yes
Did he nearly die of an illness? No
Did he try to kill himself? No
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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were Dave and friends to blame for Hank almost being killed?
Had Hank and Dave ever met in person?
Is the item closest in size to a car? Basketball? Thumbdrive?
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Were Dave and friends to blame for Hank almost being killed? They would say so, yes, but indirectly
Had Hank and Dave ever met in person? Yes
Is the item closest in size to a car? Basketball? Thumbdrive? Thumbdrive is closest
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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the item itself dangerous? if so: sharp? toxic? hot? Radioactive? Electrically charged? Explosive? Flammable? A choking hazard? A trap? Spring-loaded? Noisy? Bright? Heavy?
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Is the item itself dangerous? No
if so: sharp? toxic? hot? Radioactive? Electrically charged? Explosive? Flammable? No to all
A choking hazard? It's been known to be this in other cases, but not in this case
A trap? Spring-loaded? Noisy? Bright? Heavy? No to all
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Was the item to blame for Hank nearly being killed?

Do Dave and friends not want it near them based on superstition? Because it nearly killed Hank? Or is there a more logical reason? Does th item pose a danger to Dave and friends? To others?

Do they not want to be near the item in general? Like, if it were a baseball, they wouldn't be near any baseball at all? Or just this one specific item?
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Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the item to blame for Hank nearly being killed? No

Do Dave and friends not want it near them based on superstition? No (but actually this is what people who heard the story thought)
Because it nearly killed Hank? No
Or is there a more logical reason? Yes, also less direct
Does the item pose a danger to Dave and friends? To others? Neither

Do they not want to be near the item in general? Not exactly... Like, if it were a baseball, they wouldn't be near any baseball at all? Or just this one specific item? Not this sort of thing. Most of the time they would not mind being around the item, but Hank's near-death experience gave them a good reason for there to be times when they do not want the item around.
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Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Hank almost die in a car accident? Work-related accident? Accident in his home? Sports-related?

Would they not want the item around only in certain circumstances? Say, while driving, or while doing a certain activity?

Do most people encounter this item on a daily basis?
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Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did Hank almost die in a car accident? No
Work-related accident? Yes, and this is the only thing relevant about Hank's accident
Accident in his home? Sports-related? No to both

Would they not want the item around only in certain circumstances? Yes...Say, while driving,...no, not driving...or while doing a certain activity?...YES

Do most people encounter this item on a daily basis? No, but it's not anything unique or unusual
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Hank's job is relvant then? Are Dave and his friends'?
Is the item made of metal? Plastic? Rubber? Stone? Material?
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Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hank's job is relvant then? Are Dave and his friends'? Yes to both
Is the item made of metal? Plastic? Rubber? Stone? Material? None of these
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it made of glass? Wood? Paper?

Does Hank work in...
Artistic / musical / writer
Banking / financial / real estate
Clerical / Administrative
Computer related / Hardware
Construction / Craftsman
Criminal / Questionable Repute
Education / Academic Research
Entertainment / Media
Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
Executive / Management
Hospitality / Travel
Legal Services
Manufacturing / Distributions
Medical / Health Services
Politics / Government / Military
Sales / Marketing
Technical / Science / Engineering
Teaching / Child care
Transportation
Food Service
Other?

Same goes for Dave and friends.
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For Hank - Musical, construction, media

For Dave and friends - Musical and entertainment
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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Dave and friends a music band? Is the item a part of music instrument? Is it used to play a music instrument?
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Is Dave and friends a music band? Yes
Is the item a part of music instrument? No
Is it used to play a music instrument? No
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Is the item made of glass? Wood? Paper?
Is Hank like a crew person for the band?
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Is the item made of glass? Wood? Paper?
Is Hank a crew member/roadie for their band? Another band?
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Is the item made of glass? Wood? Paper? None of these
Is Hank a crew member/roadie for their band? Yes Another band? No, just Dave's
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Relevant what Hank worked with? Instruments? Setup for stage? Sound? Pyrotechnics or other effects? Driver?
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Relevant what Hank worked with? Instruments? Setup for stage? Sound? Pyrotechnics or other effects? Driver? His exact job/function is irrelevant, it's only relevant to know that he works with Dave's band's setup and that he was nearly killed in an accident that is work-related
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Is the item expensive? Is it jewellery? Is the item somehow attached to the body of person using/wearing it? Is it possible to wear the item? Is the item used up? Do people usually have their personal item of that sort? Would the people usually matter to share this sort of item with other people?
Did the item belong to Hank? To the Dave's band?
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Is the item expensive? No
Is it jewellery? No
Is the item somehow attached to the body of person using/wearing it? No
Is it possible to wear the item? No
Is the item used up? Yes
Do people usually have their personal item of that sort? No
Would the people usually matter to share this sort of item with other people? Yes, and often do
Did the item belong to Hank? To the Dave's band? The item wasn't owned exclusively by anyone, but Hank most likely would not have had access to it. Dave and the others in the band would have all had access to it.
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Is the item edible? Drinkable? Is it a cosmetic?
Does the band refrain from having the item around during concerts? Before concerts? After concerts? While travelling? At their accomodation place?
Does the group provide the item by themselves? Do they want it from the organizers of their shows?
When Hank had the accident, was the item used properly? Was Hank supposed to use the item then?
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Is the item edible? Yes
Drinkable? Is it a cosmetic? No to both
Does the band refrain from having the item around during concerts? Before concerts? After concerts? Yes to all of these
While travelling? At their accomodation place? Maybe, but these aren't relevant
Does the group provide the item by themselves? No, good q!
Do they want it from the organizers of their shows? Yes...or rather not want it
When Hank had the accident, was the item used properly? Was Hank supposed to use the item then? FA - Hank never had the item nor was he supposed to have it
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Is that item particularly likely to be provided for bands by organizers of the shows without request, so that Dave's band have to specifically indicate they don't want it?
Is the item eaten hot? Cold? Is it sweets? Is it eaten in its natural form (like fruits or nuts)?
Are allergies relevant?
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Is that item particularly likely to be provided for bands by organizers of the shows without request, so that Dave's band have to specifically indicate they don't want it? Good q - No, this item would not likely be provided unless a band specifically asked for it.
Is the item eaten hot? Cold? Never hot, sometimes cold, often just room temperature
Is it sweets? Yes (but more specific)
Is it eaten in its natural form (like fruits or nuts)? No, not this kind of food
Are allergies relevant? No
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Some type of candy? Pastry? Chocolate?
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Some type of candy? Yes
Pastry? No
Chocolate? Yes, this is the main ingredient
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A candy bar? M&Ms? Bon bons? truffles? Whoppers?
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M&Ms? Yes, the item is M&M's, but even more specific than just this...
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This isn't the brown M&Ms again, is it? With Van Halen?
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This isn't the brown M&Ms again, is it? With Van Halen? Yes, that's exactly what it is! Do you know why Van Halen always requested M&M's, but demanded that there be no brown ones included?
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Yes, haha! But did you know someone did almost this very same puzzle, with different wording a few weeks ago?
I didn't know anyone was almost killed.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had no idea! If everyone already knows the story then I will end this one soon...
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Indeed there was other puzzle about this few days ago, it's in Recently solved now...
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Ok, I did not check those before I posted this one. I wonder if it was posted after someone saw the same article that I saw. For the...

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..."Hank" is a fictional person but represents a real person that was almost killed in an accident caused by lack of attention to setup details. In order to be sure that every instruction was followed, the demand was made to remove brown M&M's. If the band saw them with the other colors, they knew that someone was not following all instructions.

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