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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Val was the only one to stand up in the face of adversity. She was richly rewarded for her actions, but so were 26 others who sat on their behinds. Why?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild thought: Is it relevant that there are 26 letters in the alphabet?

Now on to the sensible questions...
Is a particular movement relevant? Civil rights?
Any lawsuits relevant?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wild thought: Is it relevant that there are 26 letters in the alphabet? no, sorry

Now on to the sensible questions...
Is a particular movement relevant? no Civil rights? no
Any lawsuits relevant? no
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 2:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Val is HAF?

Did Val literally stand up? Or are we talking strictly metaphorical "fight for what you believe in"?

Richly rewarded monetarily? Through priase? An award? through bringing about some change?

Did the 26 "sitting on their behinds" literally mean they did nothing to stand up to adversity? Or did they fight while sitting? Relevant that there were 26?

Is this based on actual events?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Val is HAF? yes

Did Val literally stand up? yes Or are we talking strictly metaphorical "fight for what you believe in"? no - although that was, inadvertently and irrelevantly to the solution, involved

Richly rewarded monetarily? yes Through priase? yes An award? predominantly this through bringing about some change? irrelevant

Did the 26 "sitting on their behinds" literally mean they did nothing to stand up to adversity? no Or did they fight while sitting? yes Relevant that there were 26? only for historical accuracy

Is this based on actual events? yes
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 2:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Val working with the 26 to fight adversity? Was she supposed to stand up? Was she sitting with them at one point?

Did she win the Nobel Peace Prize?

Is racism involved? Sexism? Government protests? War/peace? Criminal activity?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was Val working with the 26 to fight adversity? yope Was she supposed to stand up? yes Was she sitting with them at one point? no

Did she win the Nobel Peace Prize? no

Is racism involved? Sexism? Government protests? War/peace? Criminal activity? no to all
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 9:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the sitters complete some task which required them to be sitting down? Were they controlling some kind of vehicle? Rowing? Were they sitting at desks? Computers? Were they unable to stand? Was their sitting an act of protest in itself? A sit-in?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 7:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the sitters complete some task which required them to be sitting down? yes Were they controlling some kind of vehicle? yes Rowing? yes, in some cases Were they sitting at desks? Computers? no to both Were they unable to stand? no Was their sitting an act of protest in itself? no A sit-in? no
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sports relevant? The Olympics? Was the award one some type of sports trophy/medal?
Konnie (Konnie)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*won
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sports relevant? The Olympics? Was the award one some type of sports trophy/medal? yes to all

***** SPOILER *****

Of New Zealand's 27 medallists at the 2012 summer olympics, shot putter Valerie Adams was the only one who competed while standing up. The rest were rowers, canoeists, sailors, cyclists, and equestrians.


Didn't expect it to go this quickly. Well done Konnie for the solution, and well done Enjay for the armour-piercing question about rowing.

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