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Is there any damage to the cabin?


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Were the dead guys (are they both male, if that's relevant?) hunters or poachers or fishermen or something else that involves murdering random wildlife and therefore they might have various types of pointy/shooty object lying about?


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Were the deceased of similar age?

Had the deceased died recently?

Was the cabin a museum?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Were the deceased having an affair?

Was there a third person that had gone to the cabin other than the person who found them?

No. (although this reminds me of a rather humorous... well, I'll link to it once the case has been cracked.)

and No.

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Are there signs of carbon monoxide poisoning?

No

Donner wrote:

Is there any damage to the cabin?

Yes

Ameena wrote:

Were the dead guys (are they both male, if that's relevant?) hunters or poachers or fishermen or something else that involves murdering random wildlife and therefore they might have various types of pointy/shooty object lying about?

Gender is irrelevent

and no.

arenson9 wrote:

Were the deceased of similar age?

Had the deceased died recently?

Was the cabin a museum?

Irrelevant

Yes

No


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Were the deceased adults?


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Pydro wrote:

Were the deceased adults?

Yes

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Did this happen in our time?


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Pydro wrote:

Did this happen in our time?

Yes

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Is this a real event?


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Is the damage to the cabin to the roof?

 

If not, is it fire damage?


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Pydro wrote:

Is this a real event?

To my knowledge, this was not based on a particular real event, although it's possible (maybe even probable) that the scene has happened at some point.

Donner wrote:

Is the damage to the cabin to the roof?

If not, is it fire damage?

Yes, there is damage to the roof

No, it is not fire damage


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Was any of the three people mentioned the owner of the cabin?

Did both of the two dead people enter the cabin of their own volition?


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Matchstickman wrote:

Was any of the three people mentioned the owner of the cabin?

Did both of the two dead people enter the cabin of their own volition?

No

Yes


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Did the people fall through the roof?

 

Were they tandem jumping and their chutes failed to open?


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arenson9 wrote:

Did the people fall through the roof? 

Were they tandem jumping and their chutes failed to open?

No. Yes.

 

 

Actually, both those answers are no.  But I wanted you guys to spend a moment trying to figure out how the second one could possibly be true if the first was false.  laugh


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Is the cause of their death still inside the cabin?


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Were they murdered?


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Craig wrote:

Is the cause of their death still inside the cabin?

No?  kind of, but technically no.


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Was it an airplane crash?

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Did they die and then someone built a cabin around them?!


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Pydro wrote:

Were they murdered?

No

afgncaap wrote:

Was it an airplane crash?

yes

arenson9 wrote:

Did they die and then someone built a cabin around them?!

no

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Is the cabin an airplane cabin? Is it a pilot and copilot?


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Craig wrote:

Is the cabin an airplane cabin? Is it a pilot and copilot?

DING DING DING!  We have a winner!

 

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Nielzabub wrote:
Were the deceased having an affair?

No. (although this reminds me of a rather humorous... well, I'll link to it once the case has been cracked.)

The humorous thing I mentioned earlier was a particularly funny Darwin Award.  You can see why I didn't post it earlier - it would have given the answer away.


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Arcanist Lupus wrote:

 

arenson9 wrote:
Did the people fall through the roof? Were they tandem jumping and their chutes failed to open?

 

No. Yes.  Actually, both those answers are no.  But I wanted you guys to spend a moment trying to figure out how the second one could possibly be true if the first was false.  laugh

 

Aaargh. I somehow missed your followup after reading 'No. Yes', and really _WAS_ trying to figure out how the second one could be true if the first was false.


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arenson9 wrote:

 

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 arenson9 wrote:
Did the people fall through the roof? Were they tandem jumping and their chutes failed to open? 

 

No. Yes.  Actually, both those answers are no.  But I wanted you guys to spend a moment trying to figure out how the second one could possibly be true if the first was false.  laugh

 Aaargh. I somehow missed your followup after reading 'No. Yes', and really _WAS_ trying to figure out how the second one could be true if the first was false.

Heehee!  

 

 

Anyhow, should I do another?  Or does somebody else want to have a go?


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Sure, I'll take a crack at it.

One night, a man enters his house, turns off the tv, walks upstairs, turns on the light, and hangs himself.  Why?

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Hm...

 

Is his job important?

Was there anyone else in the house?

Did he decide to hang himself before entering the house? before turning off the tv?  Before turning on the light?  

Did he eat albatross?


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Arcanist Lupus wrote:

Is his job important?

Was there anyone else in the house?

Did he decide to hang himself before entering the house?

before turning off the tv?  

Before turning on the light?  

Did he eat albatross?

Yes, No, Yes, Yes, Yes, and Irrelevant

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In his job, did he cause a bunch of people to die?

Was it airplane related?

Was it traffic related?


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Was his job in:

The entertainment industry?

Public services? (police, post office, firefighter, etc)

Science and Engineering?

Military?

Something that requires special schooling? (Doctor, Lawyer, etc)

 

DId he expect the tv to be on before he entered the house?

Did he expect the light to be off?

 

Are there any other individual people who influenced his decision to hang himself?


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Donner wrote:

In his job, did he cause a bunch of people to die?

Was it airplane related?

Was it traffic related?

Yes, No, No

Arcanist Lupus wrote:

Was his job in:The entertainment industry?

Public services? (police, post office, firefighter, etc)

Science and Engineering?

Military?

Something that requires special schooling? (Doctor, Lawyer, etc) 

DId he expect the tv to be on before he entered the house?

Did he expect the light to be off? 

No, Yes, No, No, No, Irrelevant, Yes

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Are there any other individual people who influenced his decision to hang himself?

Can you clarify what you mean by "people who influenced his decision?"

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afgncaap wrote:
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Are there any other individual people who influenced his decision to hang himself?

 

Can you clarify what you mean by "people who influenced his decision?"

I think your answer to Donner's question answers this one well enough for now.

 

Were the TV and/or the lights relevant to some detail of the story that we are missing?

 

Were the deaths caused by:

Disease?

Traumatic Injury?

Poisoning? (including food poisoning and the like)


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Arcanist Lupus wrote:

Were the TV and/or the lights relevant to some detail of the story that we are missing? 

Were the deaths caused by:

Disease?

Traumatic Injury?

Poisoning? (including food poisoning and the like)

Yes, No, Yes and No, No

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Okay, we have here 4 questions and 5 answers.  Was that yes referring to the deaths by traumatic injury question?  Or were you answering the relevance of the TV and the lights seperately?


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How about we only ask one question per post, that way we don't have this confusion!


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For deaths by traumatic injury, the answer was both yes and no.  My apologies, I thought not putting a comma between them made that clear; I'll make that more distinct in the future.

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Was the TV playing a news station?


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Arcanist Lupus wrote:

Was the TV playing a news station?

Yes

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Was the man a doctor?


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Nielzabub wrote:

Was the man a doctor?


Nope. That would require extra schooling, which I asked about earlier.

Was the man a reporter, or someone else related to the news?


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Crap I know this one too.

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Did he eat albatross?

Oh, the albatross one is good, that can be an option once we finish this one.


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XXVZ wrote:

Crap I know this one too.

Arcanist Lupus wrote:

Did he eat albatross?

 

Oh, the albatross one is good, that can be an option once we finish this one.

Unfortunately, I also know the albatross one, so that's three people at least that couldn't participate.


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To bad - the albatross one is my family's favorite.  So much so that "Did he eat albatross" has become one of our standard opening questions (along with the more useful "Is his/her job relevant")

 

Maybe we can run two concurrently - The albatross one for those who don't know it, and another one for those who do?


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Since we're right after the "cabin" one...

By "hangs himself," you do mean suicide, correct?

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Was he a fireman who failed to save the rest of his family in a fire or something, and then came home and saw it on the news and decided to give up?


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Was the fact that the electricity was on inportant? Not significant because of the show, just that it was on, and that he turned the light on.


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Wss his decision to hang himself (assuming it was suicide) made after seeing the TV? After going upstairs and turning the light on?


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Pydro wrote:

Wss his decision to hang himself (assuming it was suicide) made after seeing the TV? After going upstairs and turning the light on?

afgncaap wrote:

 

Arcanist Lupus wrote:
Did he decide to hang himself before entering the house?before turning off the tv?  Before turning on the light?

 

Yes, Yes, Yes


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Missed that. Thanks!


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I may not be tricksey enough to work out the answer but I can keep track of the questions!


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