[Solong] A not-cute cat story

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[Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:35 am

I know Fluffy is the Cat from Hell, but really, how much damage can a 5-pound critter do? There are limits.

Puzzle features 2 humans, 1 cat, which is just about even odds.
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:51 am

5lbs is pretty small for a cat - is it a kitten? A Siamese or other small/thin breed? A malnourished cat? Relevant?
Humans = HAM, HAF etc?
Type or amount of damage relevant?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:28 pm

5lbs is pretty small for a cat - is it a kitten? A Siamese or other small/thin breed? A malnourished cat? Relevant? Full-grown cat - a welterweight. n.r.
Humans = HAM, HAF etc? One of each, but n.r.
Type or amount of damage relevant? Yes, in a lateral way.

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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:36 am

Did Fluffy do all the damage herself, or did she have help? Did she, or you, do something which led to damage, e.g. leave the tap running? Damage to you, your house, other animals, other humans or animals? Cat-astrophic damage?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:00 pm

Did Fluffy do all the damage herself, or did she have help? Actually, the cat did very little damage. It's what it looked like the cat did that is the puzzle. Did she, or you, do something which led to damage, e.g. leave the tap running? Noish. Damage to you, your house, other animals, other humans This. or animals? Cat-astrophic damage? Seemed like it, but not really so.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:22 pm

Was Fluffy prevented from doing more damage due to being only 5lbs in weight? For another reason?
Relevant: plumbing, water damage, somebody injured due to something the cat did directly or indirectly?
The damage wasn't as bad as it looked at first?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:02 pm

Was Fluffy prevented from doing more damage due to being only 5lbs in weight? Probably had something to do with it. For another reason? The other reason is that he was innocent. It only looked like he did something bad.
Relevant: plumbing, water damage, somebody injured due to something the cat did directly or indirectly? Somebody was apparently injured, but not because of something the cat did, although it might seem like it.
The damage wasn't as bad as it looked at first? It was non-existent. So why did it appear to be so bad?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:19 pm

Was the perceived damage actually caused by someone else? And attributed initially to Fluffy? Was it known that Fluffy was innocent? Was it actually blaming Fluffy or was it a joke remark? Was the HAF or the HAM or someone else apparently injured? Would it help to establish what the non-existent damage looked like? Could it be this sort of scenario: Person trips, tries to avert falling by grabbing tablecloth, all the things fall on the floor, looks a mess, someone makes remark about Fluffy?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:34 pm

Was the perceived damage actually caused by someone else? There was no damage, but it look as though there was. And attributed initially to Fluffy? Was it known that Fluffy was innocent? I am afraid somebody slandered Fluffy's good name, knowing he was innocent.Was it actually blaming Fluffy or was it a joke remark? Intended as a joke.Was the HAF this, n.r. or the HAM or someone else apparently injured? Would it help to establish what the non-existent damage looked like?Probably. Could it be this sort of scenario: Person trips, tries to avert falling by grabbing tablecloth, all the things fall on the floor, looks a mess, someone makes remark about Fluffy? Possible, but not the case here.
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Postby irishelk » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:50 pm

To clarify, the HAF seemed to be injured? But wasn't?

Did the apparent damage take place in Fluffy's home? Outside? Was he suspected because he seemed to be the only one around at the time of "damage"?
Was the appearance of damage caused by: a mess? something that looked broken but wasn't? Something missing? Something that is by its nature old or worn-down (e.g. an antique might be in less than perfect condition, but not "damaged" per se)? Was it caused by a person? A different animal? Weather?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:43 pm

To clarify, the HAF seemed to be injured? But wasn't? That is correct.
Maybe it would help to give them names. Let's call the HAF Jessica and the HAM Frank. No relation to the James gang.


Did the apparent damage take place in Fluffy's home? Outside? Apparently outside./b]Was he suspected because he seemed to be the only one around at the time of "damage"? [b]He was suspected because Frank traduced his good name by blaming him.
Was the appearance of damage caused by: a mess? something that looked broken but wasn't? Something missing? Something that is by its nature old or worn-down (e.g. an antique might be in less than perfect condition, but not "damaged" per se)? Was it caused by a person? A different animal? Weather?It appeared to be a real injury, (to the person) but was not.
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm

Did the injury appear to be something a cat might do, e.g. bites, scratches, general mayhem?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:07 pm

Did the injury appear to be something a cat might do, e.g. bites, scratches, The first injury appeared to be bites and scratches. general mayhem?

I should probably already have issued this
Disclaimer: No persons or felines were actually injured in the making of this puzzle, at least not physically.
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Postby Zanreo » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:44 am

So something that only appeared to be an injury to Jessica? Fake scratches/wounds? As part of a costume or similar? Something that only LOOKED like scratches/bite marks? Something first mis-seen as such? Other injury or damage (or rather, what looked like it) relevant? To Jessica? To something around her? The nearby environment? An object?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:49 am

Date relevant? 31st October?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:15 pm

So something that only appeared to be an injury to Jessica? Fake scratches/wounds? As part of a costume or similar? Yes to all these. Something that only LOOKED like scratches/bite marks? Something first mis-seen as such? Yes and yes.Other injury or damage (or rather, what looked like it) relevant? Yes.To Jessica? Yes; it appeared she had a broken bone.To something around her? The nearby environment? An object? No to these.
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Postby Solong » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:17 pm

Date relevant? No.31st October? No. Jess was 'wearing a costume' of sorts, but not for Halloween.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:31 pm

Was she in a play, pageant or advertisement? Was she being used in a first aid demonstration? Some weird creature that has extra joints? A hospital or disaster scene?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:35 pm

Was she in a play, pageant or advertisement? Was she being used in a first aid demonstration? This is closest. Some weird creature that has extra joints? Which, Jessica or Fluffy? No extra joints relevant.A hospital or disaster scene? Filmed 'disaster' scene.
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:07 pm

Was it a zombie apocalypse? Film studio? Theatre?
So, Jessica was made up to look like she was bleeding, bruised, missing limbs or whatever? Was Fluffy the theatre/film studio cat? A nearby pet or stray? An actor cat?
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby Solong » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:29 am

Was it a zombie apocalypse? Film studio? Theatre? No to all. Nothing so professional.
So, Jessica was made up to look like she was bleeding, this, no to the rest.bruised, missing limbs or whatever? Was Fluffy the theatre/film studio cat? A nearby pet or stray? An actor cat? 'Nearby cat' is closest. He was not actually in the video at all.
***********************SPOILER****************
Jessica moved to Dallas for work, moving into her uncle Frank's large apartment, which he shares with his hermit cat, Fluffy (name is ironic). Fluffy did not welcome her - Fluffs doesn't like many people.
Shortly after starting her job, Jess took part in an industrial safety video, in which various employees were made up to simulate injuries, to test first responders. It appeared she had a serious laceration to her neck. Frank e-mailed copies of the video to his relatives & close friends: "See what Fluffy did to Jess." Such is the cat's reputation that some actually believed this.
Then he sent another excerpt from the video, which appeared to show that she had a broken leg. It was difficult to believe that Fluffers had caused that, so Frank had to admit it was a joke at the cat's expense.

Make yourself visible, Mimsy, and take a bow. Thanks to all cat-lovers (or -haters) who took part.
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Re: [Solong] A not-cute cat story

Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:43 am

Great puzzle, nice story. Thanks Solong!
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