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[Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:06 pm

A man moves to a colder part of the country during the winter, and to a hotter part during the summer. He does not enjoy extreme temperatures, nor does he have any particular obligations or relationships at any of the places he moves to, so why does he do it?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby hoodie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:41 pm

When you say "country", do you mean "nation" or the countryside?
Is it relevant what country this takes place in? If so, is it the U.S.? England?
Does he actually experience the unpleasant extremes while he is there? Or is he shielded somehow?
Does he travel for the purpose of deception?
Does he travel because there is something favorable that more than compensates for the unfavorable weather? If so, a hobby? Recreational activity? Education?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 am

Does he want to do this? Doe he get an advantage by doing this? Does he do this every year? Does he do this because of the climate? Because of something unrelated to the climate?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:39 pm

hoodie

When you say "country", do you mean "nation" or the countryside? Nation
Is it relevant what country this takes place in? If so, is it the U.S.? England? I've imagined it in the US, because that's where I'm from and all, but I think anywhere sufficiently large enough to house a hot and cold climate would work.
Does he actually experience the unpleasant extremes while he is there? Yes Or is he shielded somehow? No
Does he travel for the purpose of deception? No...ish
Does he travel because there is something favorable that more than compensates for the unfavorable weather? Yes If so, a hobby? Recreational activity? Education? None of these, really, but I suppose "hobby" is closest

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Does he want to do this? Yes Does he get an advantage by doing this? Yes Does he do this every year? Assume yes, though he doesn't necessarily have to Does he do this because of the climate? Yes Because of something unrelated to the climate? Well, there are things more tangentially related, but the climate is the relevant reason for moving
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:02 pm

Temperature relevant? Rain? Snow? Ice? Daylight hours? Road conditions? Work? Insects? Health?
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:16 pm

Do the temperatures have to be extreme? Or would it work, for example, on the south coast of England vs the Shetland Isles of Scotland? Does the weather have to be snowy, drought, windy or other characteristics? Is a sport or other type of activity relevant, e.g. swimming? Occupation - teacher, explorer, other?
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Postby hoodie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 am

Does it benefit him financially?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:36 pm

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Temperature relevant? This Rain? Snow? Ice? Daylight hours? Road conditions? Work? And this-ish, no to others Insects? Health?

invisiblemimsy

Do the temperatures have to be extreme? ideally Or would it work, for example, on the south coast of England vs the Shetland Isles of Scotland? I don't know what those temperatures are like, but I'm thinking Texas (triple digits Farhenheit (38+ C) in Summer) versus North Dakota (single digits to negative degrees Fahrehneit (-23 to -12 C) in winter). Less extremes would still work, but would make the move less "worth it", perhaps...there is also one other characteristic of the summers and winters that are relevant beyond just temperature extremes Does the weather have to be snowy, drought, windy or other characteristics? No Is a sport or other type of activity relevant, e.g. swimming? No Occupation - teacher, explorer, other? Yes...ish, but not the ones you mentioned.

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Does it benefit him financially? Yes
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 pm

Does he work indoors? Outdoors? In a vehicle? From home? At an office? In a heated/air conditioned space? Do the temp extremes help him do better work? Keep him from being distracted? Help him do more work? Does he have a job where he gets more clients in extreme temperatures? Is he a repairman? HVAC repairman? HVAC salesman?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:05 pm

Does he work indoors? Outdoors? This In a vehicle? And this, in part... From home? No At an office? No In a heated/air conditioned space? No Do the temp extremes help him do better work? No Keep him from being distracted? No Help him do more work? Yes Does he have a job where he gets more clients in extreme temperatures? No Is he a repairman? HVAC repairman? HVAC salesman? No to all of these
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Postby invisiblemimsy » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:01 am

Is acclimatisation relevant? Of people, machines, other? Testing, stress testing at extremes, limits or capabilities? Vehicles or weaponry relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:31 am

Does he make money by selling a product? A service?

If so:

Does he sell something that is in higher demand during extreme temperatures?
Does he sell a different thing in the hot temps than he does in the cold temps (e.g. ice cream in the summer, and parkas in the winter?)
Is what he sells something that can help protect people from feeling the hot/cold? Or is it something that is just more useful to people in those conditions, such as tire chains in the winter?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby GalFisk » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:02 am

Vehicle: car? Truck? Bulldozer? Excavator? Plow? Crane?
WAG: does he transport goods in a temperature controlled truck, and drive stuff that mustn't freeze in the cold, and stuff that mustn't get too hot in the heat?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:31 pm

invisiblemimsy

Is acclimatisation relevant? No Of people, machines, other? Testing, stress testing at extremes, limits or capabilities? No Vehicles or weaponry relevant? Vehicles, yes

hoodie

Does he make money by selling a product? Yes A service? This is somewhat involved as well

If so:

Does he sell something that is in higher demand during extreme temperatures? No
Does he sell a different thing in the hot temps than he does in the cold temps (e.g. ice cream in the summer, and parkas in the winter?) No
Is what he sells something that can help protect people from feeling the hot/cold? Technically yes, but irrel Or is it something that is just more useful to people in those conditions, such as tire chains in the winter? No

GalFisk

Vehicle: car? This Truck? Bulldozer? Excavator? Plow? Crane?
WAG: does he transport goods in a temperature controlled truck, and drive stuff that mustn't freeze in the cold, and stuff that mustn't get too hot in the heat? No, nice idea, though
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:20 pm

Does the man perform some kind of service? On vehicles? Sell a product that is used on or in a car?
Is his product and/or service perceived as beneficial only during times of temperature extremes?
Do his products and/or services benefit anyone who driver a car? Or just certain drivers?
Is his product/service related to a specific part of a car? More than one part?
The man makes money selling a product, but it's not a product that is in demand during transitional seasons like fall or spring? Does the product function as a cleaning agent? Help with a car's performance? Enhance a car's safety?
Is the car's interior temperature relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby Hobbsicle » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Does the man perform some kind of service? Most wouldn’t call it that, but in a sense, yes On vehicles? Yes Sell a product that is used on or in a car? No
Is his product and/or service perceived as beneficial only during times of temperature extremes? No
Do his products and/or services benefit anyone who driver a car? Hard to answer, yes and no Or just certain drivers? He has a certain clientele
Is his product/service related to a specific part of a car? More than one part? The whole car
The man makes money selling a product, but it's not a product that is in demand during transitional seasons like fall or spring? It’s in demand during all seasons Does the product function as a cleaning agent? Help with a car's performance? Enhance a car's safety? No to these
Is the car's interior temperature relevant? Yes, in a lateral way
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Postby hoodie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 pm

Hmm, you answered "Yes" to him performing a service "on vehicles". So he does something to the vehicle other than drive it? Does he modify the vehicle in some way? Are the vehicles owned by his clientele? Are the clientele situated inside the vehicle while this "service" is being provided? Is the vehicle moving at the time?
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Postby Hobbsicle » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:33 pm

Hmm, you answered "Yes" to him performing a service "on vehicles". Yes, though admittedly a bit misleading So he does something to the vehicle other than drive it? Yes, though driving is part of it Does he modify the vehicle in some way? Not generally, no Are the vehicles owned by his clientele? NO Are the clientele situated inside the vehicle while this "service" is being provided? No Is the vehicle moving at the time? No
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Postby CoffeeBean » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:47 pm

Is the man a criminal? Committing crimes with vehicles?
Does he rent cars?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby Hobbsicle » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:24 am

Is the man a criminal? YES Committing crimes with vehicles? YES
Does he rent cars? No
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Postby hoodie » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:14 am

Do the extreme temps facilitate his criminal activity because:

-There are fewer people out and about in extreme weather
-The extreme weather enables him to go undetected.


Does this involve hiding something on or inside the vehicle? If so, drugs? arms? other contraband?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby GalFisk » Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:52 pm

Does he steal vehicles? Does he steal vehicles left running? Vehicles are more often left running in winter to warm them and in summer to cool them, relevant? Vehicle service because of extreme temperatures relevant? Vehicle issues? Hitchhiking relevant?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:04 am

hoodie

Do the extreme temps facilitate his criminal activity because:

-There are fewer people out and about in extreme weather No
-The extreme weather enables him to go undetected. Not exactly


Does this involve hiding something on or inside the vehicle? No If so, drugs? arms? other contraband?

GalFisk

Does he steal vehicles? YES Does he steal vehicles left running? In part, YES Vehicles are more often left running in winter to warm them and in summer to cool them, relevant? VERY Vehicle service because of extreme temperatures relevant? Vehicle issues? Hitchhiking relevant? No to others

You almost solved the whole thing there, GalFisk, but there is also one other reason why vehicle theft might be easier in hot weather.
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate

Postby hoodie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:18 am

Windows down?
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Re: [Hobbsicle] Nobody Likes a Moderate (IDLE)

Postby Hobbsicle » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:30 am

Windows down? Got it

**************SPOILER*****************

The man is a career car thief. He takes advantage of long, cold winters, when people have the habit of letting their car idle empty in their driveways to warm them up. During long, hot summers, people sometimes let their car idle to cool them down, as well as crack their windows, making it easier to get inside. Plus, changing his location periodically helps keep law enforcement off his trail.


Thanks for playing, and good job to GalFisk and hoodie for the final pieces.
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