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[WiZ] The first sentence would win Lyttle Lytton

Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:01 pm

One day, a man farts. It is, for all intents and purposes, noiseless and odourless. But it is noticed. Then the man dies. Explain.
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win the Lyttle Lytton con

Postby jumpingjacks » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:14 pm

First the penis story, now this... you do come up with the most hilarious puzzles! :lol:

Was the gas on? (not his gas, you know what I mean)
Was he in a petrol station?
Noticed - by a person? HAM? More than one person?
Does the man die immediately after farting? Seconds later? Minutes later? An hour? Several hours? A day? A few days? Weeks? Months? A year? More?
Is his death an accident? Murder? Suicide? Illness?
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win the Lyttle Lytton con

Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:23 pm

First the penis story, now this... you do come up with the most hilarious puzzles! :lol: This is a genre of puzzle typified by dead man with things in their hands. I'm just doing my best to inject a little levity.

Was the gas on? (not his gas, you know what I mean) no
Was he in a petrol station? no
Noticed - by a person? no HAM? More than one person? no
Does the man die immediately after farting? no Seconds later? yes Minutes later? perhaps one or two An hour? Several hours? A day? A few days? Weeks? Months? A year? More? no to rest
Is his death an accident? legally speaking, this Murder? Suicide? Illness? no to the rest
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Postby jumpingjacks » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:32 pm

Noticed by a machine? A robot? Was he in a medical facility? A scientific research facility? Was he in a chamber? Was he in a place where the air composition had to be very strictly controlled? Did his fart cause a chemical reaction? Did it interact with something else in the air?
Did his fart cause an explosion? Did he die from poisoning? Choking?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:34 pm

Noticed by a machine? A robot? no to both Was he in a medical facility? A scientific research facility? Was he in a chamber? Was he in a place where the air composition had to be very strictly controlled? no to all Did his fart cause a chemical reaction? Did it interact with something else in the air? no to these
Did his fart cause an explosion? no Did he die from poisoning? yes Choking? no
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Postby Twilightseeker » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:40 pm

Was his fart noticed by an animal?

Was his fart a result or symptom of having been poisoned? Was he intentionally poisoned by someone? Accidentally? Was he bitten by a venomous animal? Was his fart offensive to a venomous animal that then bit him? XD

Did he die from eating/drinking or breathing poison? was it injected into his body? Was his fart poisonous and killed him? O_o
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:46 pm

Was his fart noticed by an animal? yes

Was his fart a result or symptom of having been poisoned? no Was he intentionally poisoned yes by someone? no Accidentally? no Was he bitten by a venomous animal? yes Was his fart offensive to a venomous animal that then bit him? XD I don't know if there's peer-reviewed research on the matter, truth be told. Suffice it to say that there was a different contributing factor.

Did he die from eating/drinking or breathing poison? no was it injected into his body? yes Was his fart poisonous and killed him? O_o no

Remaining issue: How was this inaudible, odourless emission perceived?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:52 pm

Argh! I did get that venomous animal thing, but was too slow to post! Sad times.

Was the fart perceived as a threat? As an air current? That implied the man was about to attack? Was the fart similar to the moving air created when a predator is beating its wings?
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Postby WiZ » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:53 pm

Was the fart perceived as a threat? not relevantly As an air current? no That implied the man was about to attack? Yes, or at least was present as an intruder/potential threat Was the fart similar to the moving air created when a predator is beating its wings? no
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Postby jumpingjacks » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:58 pm

Did the man actually fart on the poor animal? Was it a snake? A scorpion? A spider? Was he stung on his bottom?
The fart may be noiseless and odourless, but was it truly noiseless and odourless to the animal? Or is the only way the fart is perceived through sense of touch?
In interactions with other animals, is emitting some kind of gas a form of communication?
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Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:01 am

Did the man actually fart on the poor animal? not 'on', necessarily, but nearby Was it a snake? yes, and this is key to the perception A scorpion? A spider? no to rest Was he stung no on his bottom? irrelevant. More likely his leg.
The fart may be noiseless and odourless, but was it truly noiseless and odourless to the animal? yes Or is the only way the fart is perceived through sense of touch? no
In interactions with other animals, is emitting some kind of gas a form of communication? irrelevant - a story for another day, I think
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Postby Twilightseeker » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:05 am

Did the snake notice a change in air pressure? Temperature? Some perception of movement?
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Postby jumpingjacks » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:06 am

Did the snake recognise it as a fart? Did the fart create vibrations? Did the snake think the man was also a snake? A threatening, intruding, farting snake?
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win the Lyttle Lytton con

Postby jumpingjacks » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:07 am

Did his fart cause something else to move? A leaf, for example?
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win the Lyttle Lytton con

Postby WiZ » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:15 am

Did the snake notice a change in air pressure? Temperature? this Some perception of movement?

***** SPOILER *****

Snakes 'see' by forming thermal images of their prey. As such, it was thus able to detect the man's emission. The man had the misfortune of intruding on a snake's territory when the emission was made. The snake reacted as was its wont.


Well done, both of you, for some good questions, and some very amusing ones. I will have to cook up something else. I'll have a look in the tank and see what's bubbling under.
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win the Lyttle Lytton con

Postby Balin » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:16 am

Came in moments too late to ask any questions; my constant laughing didn't help.
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Re: [WiZ] The first sentence would win Lyttle Lytton [SOLVED

Postby jumpingjacks » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:21 am

Brilliant and very entertaining puzzle!!
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