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[mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 pm

A man tries to get on a train in Louisville, Kentucky with his rifle, but they won’t let him. Why? And how does he convince them otherwise?

(I think this may be a quick one!)
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby Earnest » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:25 pm

was him a military? A normal passenger? Was him allowed to bring the rifle with him? Rifle = weapon? They = the men who supervised the train? Did they shoot him? Did they just tell him he could not take the train? Was him in a train station? Did he want to jump inside the train? Was it a freight train? Passenger train? Is it a movie?

Did he convince them by speaking? Did he just enter and hide himself? Was the problem the rifle?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:38 pm

Earnest wrote:was him a military? NO A normal passenger? YES Was him allowed to bring the rifle with him? YES IN GENERAL, BUT THEY WON'T LET HIM ON THE TRAIN WITH IT Rifle = weapon? YES They = the men who supervised the train? YES Did they shoot him? NO Did they just tell him he could not take the train? YES Was him in a train station? YES Did he want to jump inside the train? NOT JUMP, JUST GET INTO IT Was it a freight train? NO Passenger train? YES Is it a movie? NO

Did he convince them by speaking? HE DID SPEAK, BUT NO Did he just enter and hide himself? NO Was the problem the rifle? YOPE
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby Earnest » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:29 pm

Did they not let him in for security reasons? Space reasons? Are orher passengers allowed to bring weapons with them? Historical period relevant? Is it in modern time? Relevant the destination if the train? Was it wothin the birders of US? Outside? If outside was the destination in a country where having a rifle was not legal? (Not an expert in law)
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Earnest wrote:Did they not let him in for security reasons? NO Space reasons? YES Are orher passengers allowed to bring weapons with them? YESISH BUT FA LURKING Historical period relevant? NOISH BUT COULD HELP Is it in modern time? YES Relevant the destination if the train? NO Was it wothin the birders of US? YES, IN KENTUCKY Outside? NO If outside was the destination in a country where having a rifle was not legal? N/A (Not an expert in law)
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby GalFisk » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Was the rifle big? Loaded? Functioning? Did it have a sling? Was it in a case? A bag? Did they say it was too big? Doo long? Too conspicuous? Too threatening? Relevant what he would do with the rifle afterwards? Was it a hunting rifle? Target shooting rifle? Assault rifle? Antique?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:55 pm

GalFisk wrote:Was the rifle big? YES Loaded? NO Functioning? YES Did it have a sling? Was it in a case? A bag? ANY OF THESE BUT IRREL Did they say it was too big? Doo long? THIS Too conspicuous? NO Too threatening? NO Relevant what he would do with the rifle afterwards? HE WANTED TO TAKE IT TO AN AUCTION BUT THAT'S IRREL Was it a hunting rifle? Target shooting rifle? Assault rifle? Antique? THIS
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:46 am

Are other long objects relevant? Other objects that had been allowed on a train? WAG: did he start using it as a crutch? Which made denying taking it problematic or even illegal because of disability rules?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby Earnest » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:22 am

Was him alive? Did he want to tske part to a representation? Too long for the seat
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby irishelk » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:20 pm

Did the rifle not fit through the door? Was he able to take it apart? Turn it diagonally?

Regarding FA lurking: are there other passengers on the train? Is it a passenger train? Is it carrying cargo? Animals? And maybe the rifle would spook them?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:42 pm

GalFisk wrote:Are other long objects relevant? NOISH Other objects that had been allowed on a train? YOPE WAG: did he start using it as a crutch? NO Which made denying taking it problematic or even illegal because of disability rules? NO
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Earnest wrote:Was him alive? YES Did he want to tske part to a representation? NOT SURE WHAT YOU MEAN BY 'REPRESENTATION? Too long for the seat YOPE, EXPLORE
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:53 pm

irishelk wrote:Did the rifle not fit through the door? CORRECT Was he able to take it apart? NO Turn it diagonally? THIS, EXPLORE

Regarding FA lurking: are there other passengers on the train? YES Is it a passenger train? YES Is it carrying cargo? NO, IT'S A PASSENGER TRAIN Animals? NO And maybe the rifle would spook them? SO NO
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby Earnest » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:41 pm

did it have a bayonet? did he eventually take off the bayonet to the rifle?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:22 pm

Earnest wrote:did it have a bayonet? did he eventually take off the bayonet to the rifle?
NO TO BOTH
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby GalFisk » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:16 pm

Did he poke it out the window? Poke it somewhere relevant? Was he allowed to bring it because he found a way to make it fit? Because he found that someone else was allowed to bring a similarly oversize item?
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Re: Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 pm

GalFisk wrote:Did he poke it out the window? NO Poke it somewhere relevant? NO* Was he allowed to bring it because he found a way to make it fit? YES-ish Because he found that someone else was allowed to bring a similarly oversize item? NO, though he could have.


* Like, 'where the sun don't shine'? :lol:
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:57 am

Did the rifle remain in one piece throughout the process?
Did he make any threats to get the rifle on? Commit any crimes?
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 am

Was the rifle longer than the man was tall? Was the train especially crowded? Did he pay extra in order to be able to bring it?
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 am

Balin wrote:Did the rifle remain in one piece throughout the process? YES
Did he make any threats to get the rifle on? NO Commit any crimes? NO
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:51 am

GalFisk wrote:Was the rifle longer than the man was tall? ABOUT THE SAME Was the train especially crowded? NO Did he pay extra in order to be able to bring it? NO
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby LemonCurry » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:28 pm

Did he put the rifle in a package that was shorter, but big enough to contain the rifle diagonally?
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Re: [mimsy] Down In Old Kentucky Where Horseshoes Are Lucky

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:15 pm

LemonCurry wrote:Did he put the rifle in a package that was shorter, but big enough to contain the rifle diagonally? YES!


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DOWN IN OLD KENTUCKY WHERE HORSESHOES ARE LUCKY

A man tries to get on a train in Louisville, Kentucky with his rifle, but they won’t let him. Why? And how does he convince them otherwise?

** It’s a Kentucky Rifle, aka Longrifle or Pennsylvania rifle, made c. 1770, highly decorated and extremely valuable. It’s 70” long, or 5’10”. The train has a length limit of 5 foot (or 60”) for luggage.

Answer: Pythagoras’ Theorem - he finds something to wrap it in and makes it into a flat parcel with the gun on the hypoteneuse. A rectangle with sides of 56 X 42 would work.


WELL DONE TO LemonCurry for the solve, also to Earnest, GalFisk, irishelk, and Balin for taking part, THANK YOU xxx
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