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[Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytton

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:36 pm
by Balin
One day, a woman farts. It is neither noiseless nor odorless, and it is noticed by many people. The woman does not die. Explain.

Inspired by, but unrelated to, WiZ's puzzle of a similar title. ROIMBT.

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:49 pm
by hominid
Would she have died otherwise? Was she in a crowded place? Indoors? Outdoors?

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 3:51 pm
by Earnest
Was she pregnant? I mean while giving birth women usually push and inevitably often fart.

Did someone else die? Was she assumed to die? Did she fart because of fear? Because of tension? Because of a disease? Because of diarrea? Voluntarily? Did she fart while in an horrible situation? In troubles? Risking her life?

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:13 pm
by Balin
Would she have died otherwise? Yes Was she in a crowded place? Yes Indoors? Yope Outdoors? Yope

Was she pregnant? No I mean while giving birth women usually push and inevitably often fart.

Did someone else die? No Was she assumed to die? No Did she fart because of fear? Because of tension? Because of a disease? This Because of diarrea? Voluntarily? Did she fart while in an horrible situation? In troubles? Risking her life? No to rest

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 4:29 pm
by hominid
Did the other people who heard it save her life? Did she know she had the disease?

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:25 pm
by Balin
Did the other people who heard it save her life? One of them Did she know she had the disease? No

One more set of questions should do it

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:42 pm
by Doriana
Is she on a plane?

Is one of the people who noticed it a doctor who recognizes the sound/smell of the fart as a symptom of the disease and manages to treat it in time to save her life?

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would finish 8th in Little Lytt

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:04 am
by Balin
Is she on a plane?

Is one of the people who noticed it a doctor who recognizes the sound/smell of the fart as a symptom of the disease and manages to treat it in time to save her life?

Right on all counts, and welcome back!

****SPOILER****

The woman has undiagnosed celiac disease, which causes her to emit particularly foul farts. When on a plane, one of her emissions catches the attention of another passenger, a doctor, who recognizes the smell as abnormal. Because of this, her celiac is treated before it can cause other fatal problems.

Nicely done!

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would (FINISH) 8th in Little Ly

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:45 am
by WiZ
Goodness, I blinked and missed both being the basis for a meta-reference, and the return of Doriana.

Amusing title, and good puzzle.

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would (FINISH) 8th in Little Ly

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:14 am
by biograd
How coincidental that I was just reading old Lyttle Lytton winning sentences earlier today! Some of them are really funny. Anyway, that was a quick puzzle!

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would (FINISH) 8th in Little Ly

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:00 pm
by Doriana
Calling my brief reappearance on the forum a return might be overly optimistic, WiZ, but it feels good to be back.

Nice puzzle!

Re: [Balin] The 1st sentence would (FINISH) 8th in Little Ly

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:44 pm
by klondike mary
Good to have you back again, Doriana, however briefly! But hag around for a while this time.