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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 8:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One fine day, a man's life is saved. Had it been fine the previous day also, he probably would have died. Why?
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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fine day as in fine weather?

If the man died, would he be murdered? Would he die from a disease? Would it be a suicide? An accident?

Was his life saved by another human? If so, did the man's savior specifically intend to save his life? Or did he save him purely by accident? Was the man's life saved by an animal? Purely by circumstances?
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Had it been fine the previous day, would the man have died that previous day? The one fine day? Later?

Were there more people saved by the same act/circumstances?

Did the man save his life by his own actions?

Was the man aware that his life was in danger?
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Juifferant

Fine day as in fine weather? correct

If the man died, would he be murdered? no Would he die from a disease? no Would it be a suicide? no An accident? yes

Was his life saved by another human? no If so, did the man's savior specifically intend to save his life? the answer to this is yes, independently of the previous answer Or did he save him purely by accident? no Was the man's life saved by an animal? no Purely by circumstances? no

Redwine:

Had it been fine the previous day, would the man have died that previous day? No, for the purposes of this puzzle The one fine day? yes Later? no

Were there more people saved by the same act/circumstances? no

Did the man save his life by his own actions? yes

Was the man aware that his life was in danger? at some stage, yes
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Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The weather on the previous day was not fine yes? Was it raining? snowing? Umbrella's relevant? Could this have happened during any season?

Was the man's life saved by an inanimate object?
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Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 8:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The weather on the previous day was not fine yes? yes Was it raining? snowing? not necessarily either of these, but the puzzle would work under both circumstances Umbrella's relevant? no Could this have happened during any season? yes, although not equally likelily*

Was the man's life saved by an inanimate object? no

*It seems there is disagreement as to the validity of this adverbial form of likely, but it strikes me as a more elegant alternative, and the euphony is quite lovely.
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Would the man's accidental death have involved another person? Would he have been struck by a vehicle? Another object? Fallen to death?
Had the weather been fine, would he have done a particular thing that would have led to his death? Did that almost lead to his death on the fine day?
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Would the man's accidental death have involved another person? no Would he have been struck by a vehicle? Another object? Fallen to death? no to all
Had the weather been fine, would he have done a particular thing that would have led to his death? yes, indirectly Did that almost lead to his death on the fine day? no
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Did the man do something relevant on the previous day which enabled him to save his own life? Is it something he usually does in case of bad weather?

If the weather were not fine on the day the man's life was saved, would there be no danger to the man's life? Or would he not be able to save his life?

Did the man use some kind of an instrument to save his life?
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Did the man do something relevant on the previous day which enabled him to save his own life? yes Is it something he usually does in case of bad weather? not as such - it's not a preparatory action

If the weather were not fine on the day the man's life was saved, would there be no danger to the man's life? correct Or would he not be able to save his life? no

Did the man use some kind of an instrument to save his life? yesish - DOYD of instrument
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Did the man plan his journey on the previous day and did not start it because of the weather?
The previous day, did the man do relevant sport? Visit relevant place? Meet relevant person?

Was the man's live saved because he did something/went somewhere relevant? Or was it rather because he refrain from doing something/going somewhere relevant?
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Did the man plan his journey on the previous day and did not start it because of the weather? no
The previous day, did the man do relevant sport? no Visit relevant place? no Meet relevant person? no

Was the man's live saved because he did something yes /went somewhere relevant? no Or was it rather because he refrain from doing something this, too /going somewhere relevant? no

Good to see you again, Redwine.
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Let me see if I get the cases correct:
Bad weather on both days - no threat to man's life?
Good weather on both days - man likely dies the second day?
Bad weather on first, fine on second day - man's life is threatened but he's able to rescue himself?
Fine weather on first, bad on second day - no threat to man's life?

Does the threat to man's life occur on first day, given that the weather is bad? Does the threat to man's life occur on second day, but it's caused by his first day actions, given that the weather is bad?
Is man able to save himself only on second day? Only on second day, given the weather is fine?

Thanks Wiz, I'm glad to see you too.
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Let me see if I get the cases correct:
Bad weather on both days - no threat to man's life? correct
Good weather on both days - man likely dies the second day? correct
Bad weather on first, fine on second day - man's life is threatened but he's able to rescue himself? correct
Fine weather on first, bad on second day - no threat to man's life? correct

Does the threat to man's life occur on first day, given that the weather is bad? no Does the threat to man's life occur on second day, but it's caused by his first day actions, given that the weather is bad? no - his actions on the first day do not lead to the threat occurring initially
Is man able to save himself only on second day? yes Only on second day, given the weather is fine? no - his being able to save himself on day 2 isn't conditional on the weather being fine
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Did the man obtain some sort of information on the first day, while staying home because of the bad whether?
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Did the man obtain some sort of information on the first day, while staying home because of the bad whether? no
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The previous day, was the relevant weather condition wind? fog? cold? clouds?
Did the man do laundry on the previous day and due to bad weather dried it at home, while he usually dries it in his yard? And then he used the available at home piece of garment to save his life?
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The previous day, was the relevant weather condition wind? fog? cold? clouds? this
Did the man do laundry on the previous day and due to bad weather dried it at home, while he usually dries it in his yard? yes! Excellent question And then he used the available at home piece of garment to save his life? no
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Did the man go to his yard the second day? If yes, would he have been in danger, had there been laundry drying? Did he use the laundry the second day?
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Did the man go to his yard the second day? Correction (mea culpa): He doesn't have a 'yard' as such, but would have dried the laundry outside on his property. It doesn't make a huge amount of difference to the solution. The answer to your question is no If yes, would he have been in danger, had there been laundry drying? n/a Did he use the laundry the second day? please rephrase
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Do we need more specific information about what exactly was washed and then dried? Did the man use any of the washed-and-dried pieces the second day? Was the laundry dry on the second day? On the second day, when the weather was fine, did the man take his laundry outside to continue drying?
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Do we need more specific information about what exactly was washed and then dried? no; assume it was a routine clothes wash Did the man use any of the washed-and-dried pieces the second day? no Was the laundry dry on the second day? yes, or close to On the second day, when the weather was fine, did the man take his laundry outside to continue drying? irrelevant
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Did the man do another laundry the second day? If the man had decided to postpone the laundry till the weather is fine enough to dry it outside, would the puzzle situation still have happened?
Did the puzzle situation happen rather because:
- there was the laundry in man's house?
- there was no laundry outside?

Did the man have to move something relevant in his house in order to make place for the laundry? Did the drying laundry relevantly modify something in man's house?
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Did the man do another laundry the second day? no If the man had decided to postpone the laundry till the weather is fine enough to dry it outside, would the puzzle situation still have happened? no
Did the puzzle situation happen rather because:
- there was the laundry in man's house?
- there was no laundry outside? no to both

Did the man have to move something relevant in his house in order to make place for the laundry? no Did the drying laundry relevantly modify something in man's house? yes
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Did the drying laundry form the puddle of water? Did the man slip on the puddle of water?
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Did the drying laundry form the puddle of water? no Did the man slip on the puddle of water? no

Hint: What steps might one take to dry laundry in their own home?
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Did the man already have a drying facility at home? Did he have to make one? Did he install some strings to hang his laundry on them?
Is it relevant in which room the man put his laundry to dry?
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Did the man already have a drying facility at home? I'm guessing you're referring to an airing rack or a clothes horse which he uses indoors, in which case the answer is yes Did he have to make one? no Did he install some strings to hang his laundry on them? no
Is it relevant in which room the man put his laundry to dry? yesish. the design and layout of his house has some relevance as to why his life is in danger
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Did the man dry his clothes at the attic? In the basement? Does his house have two floors?
Did he dry laundry in bedroom? Bathroom? Living room? Garderobe? Garage?

When man's life was threatened, was the laundry still on the airing rack? Still in the same room when it was put the previous day to dry?
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Did the man dry his clothes at the attic? In the basement? no to both Does his house have two floors? no
Did he dry laundry in bedroom? yes Bathroom? Living room? and yes Garderobe? Garage? no to rest. FA lurking

When man's life was threatened, was the laundry still on the airing rack? possibly, but see next answer Still in the same room when it was put the previous day to dry? no, or in the same room but put away
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Was the laundry moved between hanging it to dry and man's life being threatened? If so, was it moved while still on airing rack?
Was man's life threatened because he could not have seen something that was behind or under the laundry?
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Was the laundry moved between hanging it to dry and man's life being threatened? yes - he moved the laundry due to conditions altering in such a way that his life was also put at risk If so, was it moved while still on airing rack? yes
Was man's life threatened because he could not have seen something that was behind or under the laundry? no
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Do I understand correctly that the man put his life at risk to save his laundry?
Did the conditions changed during the night? During the next day? Did it become very hot? Very cold? Very windy? Do the altering conditions refer to weather?
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Do I understand correctly that the man put his life at risk to save his laundry? no - the man didn't put his own life at risk; the risk came from a condition that related in some way to his laundry
Did the conditions changed during the night? yes. then they changed again. During the next day? yes Did it become very hot? yes, and more Very cold? Very windy? no to rest Do the altering conditions refer to weather? yes
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Does the man have a relevant automatic heating/cooling system in his house? That was somehow "tricked" by laundry so that it thought it should give more heating/less cooling?
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Does the man have a relevant automatic heating/cooling system in his house? That was somehow "tricked" by laundry so that it thought it should give more heating/less cooling? no, but ORT
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Did the man turn on heating to dry the laundry quicker? And it became too hot when the weather improved outside?
Did the man sleep in the same room where he put his laundry?
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Did the man turn on heating to dry the laundry quicker? And it became too hot when the weather improved outside? No, but you're getting warmer, so to speak
Did the man sleep in the same room where he put his laundry? yes
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Did the man have a fireplace in his house?
Apart of being hot, did it also become wet? Smoky? Did the fire alarm go off?
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Did the man have a fireplace in his house? no
Apart of being hot, did it also become wet? are we talking about inside or outside? Smoky? there was smoke Did the fire alarm go off? no
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Did it become wet outside? Inside?
Was there smoke inside? Outside?
Is it relevant where windows were placed in that room?
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Did it become wet outside? On day 1 yes, On day 2, no Inside? On day 1 it became wet in a very specific place inside
Was there smoke inside? yes, on day 2 Outside? no
Is it relevant where windows were placed in that room? yes
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Was there a roof window?
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Was there a roof window? no
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Was something set on fire the second day? Did the smoke come from fire? Was man's life threatened by the fire? By the smoke, but not the fire? By the heat, but not the fire?
Did the man leave an electric heater on for the night?
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Was something set on fire the second day? yes Did the smoke come from fire? yes Was man's life threatened by the fire? yes By the smoke, but not the fire? this would also have been a threat By the heat, but not the fire? no
Did the man leave an electric heater on for the night? no - remember, Day 1 was fine and sunny

Good questions
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remember, Day 1 was fine and sunny
We earlier established that there was bad weather on the day the laundry was made and fine weather the second day, when man saved his life. Is that correct? Or did I somehow lose track of the puzzle events?
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You didn't lose track of the puzzle events; the host did. Sorry, my mistake. He still didn't leave a heater on overnight, though.
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Was the laundry set on fire? Was the fire lightened by the sun that came through the window or windows? Did the man save his life by putting his laundry onto the fire?
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Was the laundry set on fire? no Was the fire lightened by the sun that came through the window or windows? yes Did the man save his life by putting his laundry onto the fire? no, but ORT
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the fire had started, had there not been any drying laundry? Did the man usually draw the curtains for the night? Did he not do it because of the laundry?
The fire started because the man did something relevant the previous day, in order to dry his laundry quicker/better, correct?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the fire had started, had there not been any drying laundry? yes, it would have started regardless Did the man usually draw the curtains for the night? yes/irrel Did he not do it because of the laundry? this isn't the case
The fire started because the man did something relevant the previous day, in order to dry his laundry quicker/better, correct? incorrect; the laundry-related action pertains to why he was able to save his own life, not why the fire started
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the fire start in the same room that the laundry was drying? Did the man move the laundry to cease the fire? To enable himself escape? Did the man move the laundry before fire started?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the fire start in the same room that the laundry was drying? The fire on day 2 started in the same room in which the laundry was drying on day 1, yes Did the man move the laundry to cease the fire? no To enable himself escape? no Did the man move the laundry before fire started? no
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So...
On the Day 1, man did his laundry and left it to dry in his living room/bedroom, due to bad weather. During the night, the laundry (almost) dried.
The next day (Day 2) the weather was fine and the fire started, because something was lightened by the sun coming through the window(s). The reason why the fire started had nothing to do with laundry.
All correct so far?
Is it relevant why the fire started? What got on fire?
Was the man sleeping when the fire started?
The fire was a threat to man's life. The man was somehow able to save his life, using the laundry.
Did he save his life by escaping the room? By stopping the fire? By making himself shelter?
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So...
On the Day 1, man did his laundry and left it to dry in his living room/bedroom, due to bad weather. correct During the night, the laundry (almost) dried. correct; let's say it dried completely
The next day (Day 2) the weather was fine and the fire started, because something was lightened by the sun coming through the window(s). correct The reason why the fire started had nothing to do with laundry. correct
All correct so far? yes
Is it relevant why the fire started? not really. The man left his glasses on his bedside table, which intensified the sun coming through the window What got on fire? yes
Was the man sleeping when the fire started? no
The fire was a threat to man's life. correct The man was somehow able to save his life, correct using the laundry. he didn't use the clothing itself, but something associated with it
Did he save his life by escaping the room? no By stopping the fire? yes By making himself shelter? no
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he stop the fire with the airing rack or the clothes horse, whichever he used to hang his laundry?
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he stop the fire with the airing rack or the clothes horse, whichever he used to hang his laundry? no
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Did the man put something under the airing rack to protect his floor/carpet from getting wet? Did he use wet carpet to stop the fire?
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Did the man put something under the airing rack to protect his floor/carpet from getting wet? no; but he did relevantly use another item in conjunction with the airing rack. You were closest with 'heater' Did he use wet carpet to stop the fire? no
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he use the airing rack that is hanged below the ceiling or the one that stands on the floor? Is that relevant at all?
Did he use that another item to dry his laundry quicker? Was it an electric device?
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he use the airing rack that is hanged below the ceiling or the one that stands on the floor? more likely to be one on the floor Is that relevant at all? a little
Did he use that another item to dry his laundry quicker? yes Was it an electric device? and yes
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a sort of electric heat-keeping cover? Some kind of fan? Other device that was designed to keep the air moving?
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Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 10:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a sort of electric heat-keeping cover? no Some kind of fan? no Other device that was designed to keep the air moving? no
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Does this electric device: move? emit heat? emit light? emit sound? blow air? Does it stand on the floor? Is it located closer than 30 centimeters from the airing rack?
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this electric device: move? no emit heat? not primarily, although this does happen in the process of its functioning emit light? no emit sound? yes, but this is something of a by-product blow air? yes Does it stand on the floor? yes Is it located closer than 30 centimeters from the airing rack? yes, for best results
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the device designed to dry laundry? Or did he just creatively use hairdryer or other item not primarily designed to dry things?
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the device designed to dry laundry? no Or did he just creatively use hairdryer or other item not primarily designed to dry things? yes - it's effective at both drying laundry and dealing with the by-products of drying laundry
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 9:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the device somehow inhale water or wet air from around the drying laundry? If so, is the water collected in some container? Did the man use the water from this container to stop the fire?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the device somehow inhale water or wet air from around the drying laundry? If so, is the water collected in some container? Did the man use the water from this container to stop the fire? yes to all!

***** SPOILER *****

One fine day, the sun shone brightly through the window of a man's small studio apartment. With the aid of the reading glasses he'd left on his bedside table, a fire quickly started and spread up the curtains.

The previous day was overcast with light showers, and the man had dried his laundry indoors on an airing rack. To speed up the process and prevent his apartment getting mouldy, he used a dehumidifier throughout the process. He left it on all day until the tank was full of water.

Seeing the fire on day two, he thought quickly, retrieved the tank from the dehumidifier, and was able to put the swiftly spreading fire out.


Redwine wins the award for great tenacity in solving this one. Originally it was going to be along the lines of 'how did a man put a fire out after his water was cut off', but I wanted a puzzle that lasted longer than 20 posts. I didn't think it would last quite this long.

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