[gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

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[gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:27 am

For many years, a business receives sporadic phone calls for a certain individual who does not, and never has, worked there. At one point, the calls pick up in volume quite significantly over a few days before stopping altogether forever.

BOATS, with some fictional elements.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Zanreo » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:24 am

Relevant what kind of business? Is the caller(s) actually looking for a person? Does the person they call for exist? Does the same person keep calling about this person, or is it several people? Is the business often confused with another one? Are people calling the wrong number? Is the name mentioned actually/also the name of some kind of product they sell?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:12 am

Relevant what kind of business? Not specifically, but it might help to figure out. Is the caller(s) actually looking for a person? Yes. Does the person they call for exist? Yes with a slight ish. Does the same person keep calling about this person, or is it several people? Several people. Is the business often confused with another one? Not another business, no, at least not relevantly.... Are people calling the wrong number? I think the answer is yes, but please clarify what you mean by this. Is the name mentioned actually/also the name of some kind of product they sell? No, but very OTRT.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby peter365 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:35 am

Are the calls in response to an advert? or maybe something people saw in a TV show or movie? I'm guessing the Simpsons are irrelevant?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Zanreo » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:25 pm

Does the business have the name that could be/sounds like the name of a person, and the callers think that's who they're calling instead of the business? Is it actually named after a person? A celebrity/famous person? And if so, did the calls stop after that person died?

Did they suddenly get a lot of calls because of a certain event? Unrelated to their business? A good one? Bad one?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Are they prank calls? Sincere calls? Do they receive more calls because something went viral? Do they receive no calls because they did something? Is their phone number relevant? Their name? A product they make or sell? A service of theirs?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:17 pm

Are the calls in response to an advert? or maybe something people saw in a TV show or movie? I'm guessing the Simpsons are irrelevant? None of these are relevant

Does the business have the name that could be/sounds like the name of a person, and the callers think that's who they're calling instead of the business? Yes Is it actually named after a person? It's actually named after a different person but that's irrelevant. A celebrity/famous person? The person they're trying to call? No. The person it's named after? Yes, but irrelevant. And if so, did the calls stop after that person died? Bingo, you've got most of it!

Did they suddenly get a lot of calls because of a certain event? Yes Unrelated to their business? Yes A good one? Bad one? A bad one.

Are they prank calls? Sincere calls? Thos Do they receive more calls because something went viral? Do they receive no calls because they did something? Is their phone number relevant? Their name? See previous question. A product they make or sell? A service of theirs? No to rest.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Zanreo » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:18 pm

Was the business named after a person who shared a name with an unrelated celebrity? Or just had a similar name? Full name relevant? First? Last? Nicknames?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:56 am

Was the business named after a person who shared a name with an unrelated celebrity? No, it was named after the famous person. But again, don't worry about the famous person, worry about the person who was getting the phone calls. The famous person is completely irrelevant to this puzzle but I wanted to give an accurate answer. Also, I wouldn't call him a "celebrity" really. Or just had a similar name? To who? Full name relevant? Yes First? Last? Nicknames?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Zanreo » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:22 pm

Did the person who got the phone calls get mistaken for someone else? Did they think that person knew someone specific? Or knew about something?

Bad thing = Something that happened to a person? Several people? Death? Someone got hurt? Someone committed a crime? Some kind of scandal or controversy?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Balin » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm

Is the full name also punny in nature?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby markobr » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:09 pm

Do the calls pick up in volume before the person dies? After?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:34 am

Sorry I forgot about these puzzles for so long, thankfully I still remember the solution to this one. I'll do the others in a minute if I remember the solutions, hopefully I do.

Did the person who got the phone calls get mistaken for someone else? The person who answered? No. Did they think that person knew someone specific? Or knew about something? No to both.

Bad thing = Something that happened to a person? This Several people? Death? Yes Someone got hurt? Someone committed a crime? Some kind of scandal or controversy? No to rest

Is the full name also punny in nature? Which full name?

Do the calls pick up in volume before the person dies? After? This
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:24 pm

Is the famous person's full name punny? The phone call recipient's?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:28 pm

Are people calling the number in hopes of contacting the person with the relevant name?
Does the name of the business match the name of the person that people are hoping to contact at the phone number?
Had the actual person done something prior to their death to increase their popularity? Had their popularity increased because of something related to the business that was getting the phone calls?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:34 pm

Are people calling the number in hopes of contacting the person with the relevant name? Yope, explore
Does the name of the business match the name of the person that people are hoping to contact at the phone number? Yope/Yes, see previous answer
Had the actual person done something prior to their death to increase their popularity? No.... Had their popularity increased because of something related to the business that was getting the phone calls? No
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:52 pm

Do the people calling the business think it's the residence of the person they are trying to reach? Or they think that the person works at the business? Do they realize before making the call that they are about to call a place of business?

Is the person associated with the business? By coincidence? As an owner? A namesake? Ex: People have been calling Kenny Rogers Roaster restaurants because they think that Kenny himself will be there?

Is the business named in honor of the person that people are hoping to reach by phone?

Does the business have the same name as a famous person who is unrelated to the business itself?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:00 pm

Do the people calling the business think it's the residence of the person they are trying to reach? This, no to the rest of this paragraph Or they think that the person works at the business? Do they realize before making the call that they are about to call a place of business?

Is the person associated with the business? By coincidence? Mostly As an owner? A namesake? Yope, see below Ex: People have been calling Kenny Rogers Roaster restaurants because they think that Kenny himself will be there?

Is the business named in honor of the person that people are hoping to reach by phone? No, but....

Does the business have the same name as a famous person who is unrelated to the business itself? Yope!!!!!!

Note: I previously answered yes to the last question since I misread it. The answer is Yope.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby CoffeeBean » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:19 pm

Is the business referenced in a movie? TV show? Song? Some other type of entertainment?
Does the actual business share its name with a fictional one? With a fictional person?
Is the person that people are hoping to reach a real person? A fictional character? An actor?
Was the actual person famous for doing something that the business does? Or do people assume this?
Is the phone number relevant? Is it a number associated with the person that people are trying to reach? Ex: Is there a famous or well known "Jenny" and people have been calling 867-5309 to try to reach her?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:01 am

Is the business referenced in a movie? TV show? Song? Some other type of entertainment? None of these
Does the actual business share its name with a fictional one? With a fictional person? None of these
Is the person that people are hoping to reach a real person? Yes! A fictional character? An actor?
Was the actual person famous for doing something that the business does? Or do people assume this? No to both, FA
Is the phone number relevant? Is it a number associated with the person that people are trying to reach? Ex: Is there a famous or well known "Jenny" and people have been calling 867-5309 to try to reach her No to all
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:11 pm

From an earlier post:
Does the person they call for exist? Yes with a slight ish
Is the "ish" because the person has died? Because people think the person has died?

Is the name of the business exactly the same as the name of the person that people are hoping to reach by making the calls? Similar to it? Sounds just like it?
If not, is there a product or service sold by the business that's the same as the person's name (the person that people are calling)?
If not, is there something about the business that is the same as the person's name?

Does it matter how or why the relevant person died?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:42 am

From an earlier post:
Does the person they call for exist? Yes with a slight ish
Is the "ish" because the person has died? At some relevant point, yes. Because people think the person has died? They are aware that he has died when he dies.

Is the name of the business exactly the same as the name of the person that people are hoping to reach by making the calls? Yes! Similar to it? Sounds just like it? It may just sound the same, spelling is irrelevant.
If not, is there a product or service sold by the business that's the same as the person's name (the person that people are calling)? See previous question
If not, is there something about the business that is the same as the person's name? See previous question

Does it matter how or why the relevant person died? No

You've basically got it at this point and we're just circling the wagons for the final bit, so I'm just going to


****SPOILER****

The Frederick Keys baseball club, which was the Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles when I posted this puzzle but has since joined the MLB Draft League, apparently keep getting calls for a man named Frederick Keys (or is it Keyes? Spelling isn't important.) This is the true part. In the fictional part of this puzzle, Mr. Keys dies and people call his "family" at the team's number to offer them condolences on his unfortunate passing, before eventually stopping calling him altogether as he is dead.

The article on mistaken minor league identity is actually quite interesting. The Keys also get calls for locksmiths, the Asheville Tourists keep getting calls for the local tourism bureau, people call the West Virginia Power to pay their electric bill (especially now that they play at Apppalachian Power Park) and someone in prison once wrote to the Harrisburg Senators thinking they were the actual state senators in the Capitol in Harrisburg and could help get him out.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] Amanda Hugandkiss [FOUND THE KEY]

Postby JenBurdoo » Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:29 pm

Hilarious.
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