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Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 1:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nathan was hungry, so he went outside to count trees. Explain.
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Is Nathan a beaver or giraffe? :P

Is Nathan H?A?M?
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Was he hungry for food? Perhaps he was hungry for knowledge and wanted to find the tree of knowledge? :P
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Is Nathan's age relevant?

Is his profession relevant?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Haha, by the way, I forgot to put my name in the title, sorry!! Could a nice admin please remedy that? Thanks!

Is Nathan a beaver or giraffe? :P Nope, sorry

Is Nathan H?A?M? Yes, no, yes

Was he hungry for food? Yes Perhaps he was hungry for knowledge and wanted to find the tree of knowledge? :P Good guess, but no =)

Is Nathan's age relevant? Yesish. He is about 5 years old

Is his profession relevant? Nope
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this based on a misunderstanding?

Was he following some instruction or advice from someone else?

Do we have to find what kind of trees he was counting?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this based on a misunderstanding? Yes

Was he following some instruction or advice from someone else? Yesish

Do we have to find what kind of trees he was counting? No, irr
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Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 11:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anything to do with eating your greens? Was he asked to "leaf the table".?

Was there a meal in progress when he went outside? Had he been sent from the table? Did he leave of his own accord? Was he being punished? being taught a lesson?

Did Nathan have a pre-conceived notion of how many trees there were? Do we need to establish how many?

Location relevant? Urban? Rural?
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Is the misunderstanding as simple as mishearing a word or phrase, or is it more conceptual?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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Anything to do with eating your greens? Was he asked to "leaf the table".? Clever, but no

Was there a meal in progress when he went outside? Had he been sent from the table? Did he leave of his own accord? he wasn't at the table, so no Was he being punished? being taught a lesson? No to rest

Did Nathan have a pre-conceived notion of how many trees there were? yopeish Do we need to establish how many? It may help, yes, but other than that, it's irr.

Location relevant? Nope

Is the misunderstanding as simple as mishearing a word or phrase This one, or is it more conceptual?
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Does the word/phrase he heard involve the word "tree"? Is it even relevant that he was counting trees, or could it be something else?

Did he want to know how many there were? If so, did he think that knowing would lead to food in some way? Did he think he was just meant to count them for a certain length of time? Until he got to a certain amount?
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Is the word Countries relevant?

Did he say something like "I'm hungry" and got the reply "Well now you now what it's like for children in poor countries"
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Is the word Countries relevant?

Did he say something like "I'm hungry" and got the reply "Well now you now what it's like for children in poor countries"
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Haha I think you've nailed it there Peter :-)
Good one!
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Does the word/phrase he heard involve the word "tree"? No Is it even relevant that he was counting trees, or could it be something else? Well, it was part of a tree or a plant, at least the way he heard it

Did he want to know how many there were? If so, did he think that knowing would lead to food in some way? Did he think he was just meant to count them for a certain length of time? Until he got to a certain amount? this one

Is the word Countries relevant? Nope

Did he say something like "I'm hungry" and got the reply "Well now you now what it's like for children in poor countries" Sorry, but that's not it either =)
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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Did Nathan mishear/misunderstand the word count? Stem? Root? Flower? Fruit? Leaf? Or any other part of a plant/tree?
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Did Nathan mishear/misunderstand the word count? Stem? Root? This one! Very good! Flower? Fruit? Leaf? Or any other part of a plant/tree?
Tanvishashikant (Tanvishashikant)
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To clarify: Nathan was counting the roots of the trees? Or just the trees themselves?

Was he told to find out the square root of a number? Was he counting the trees till he reached a number which was a square root? Or a square? Are square roots relevant in this puzzle?

Is the idiom "root and branch" relevant?
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Is Nathan's hunger actually relevant? or a red herring? Did he think his action of counting trees would result in him getting fed?
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Oh are root vegatables relevant?
Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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To clarify: Nathan was counting the roots of the trees?Yes Or just the trees themselves? No

Was he told to find out the square root of a number? Was he counting the trees till he reached a number which was a square root? Or a square? Are square roots relevant in this puzzle? No to all

Is the idiom "root and branch" relevant? No

Is Nathan's hunger actually relevant?Yes. He wants his breakfast or a red herring? Did he think his action of counting roots would result in him getting fed?Yes

Oh are root vegatables relevant? No
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Did the adult actually say "roots"? Or "routes"? Cheroots? Root beer? Beirut? The root of all evil? Was he asked to remember his roots (ie cultural origins)? To get to the root of a problem? To root something out?
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Are beet roots relevant? Did he think he had to "beat" (exceed) a certain number of roots?
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Did the adult actually say "roots"? Or "routes"? This one! Cheroots? Root beer? Beirut? The root of all evil? Was he asked to remember his roots (ie cultural origins)? To get to the root of a problem? To root something out?No to rest

Are beet roots relevant? Did he think he had to "beat" (exceed) a certain number of roots?No, but he did have a set number of "roots" he was trying to get to. Explore.
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Is he in a maze?
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Did the adult say "There are 4 routes to Burger King."?
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Is he in a maze? No

Did the adult say "There are 4 routes to Burger King."? No, but you're OTRT...
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Are the adults in the situation planning to take him somewhere? Are they talking about a certain route such as Route 17, 95, etc.? "Let's go get breakfast on Route 66?"
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Are the adults in the situation planning to take him somewhere? No, and FA for adults nearby Are they talking about a certain route such as Route 17, 95, etc.? "Let's go get breakfast on Route 66?" SOOOO CLOSE! Explore.
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Did he hear something of that nature on tv/ radio?
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"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66"? Kix (pronounced the same) is a breakfast cereal...

Here's my guess. He had heard the phrase "get your kicks on Route 66" and went outside to count 66 roots to find his cereal (Kix).
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Did he hear something of that nature on tv/ radio? Yes!

"(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66"? Kix (pronounced the same) is a breakfast cereal... Indeed it is!!!

Here's my guess. He had heard the phrase "get your kicks on Route 66" and went outside to count 66 roots to find his cereal (Kix). Yes, indeed he did! I believe that orders a...



**************SPOILER!!!******************

Nathan got up for breakfast, and was disheartened to find that he was all out of his favorite cereal, Kix. But his parents had left the kitchen radio on, and he heard the song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66". Glad that he now knew where to find more cereal, he ran outside to count tree roots till he found his Kix. Don't you love how kids think?

Anyways, thanks to everyone for sticking with it, and to Gourami and Travis for solving! Hopefully my next puzzle won't be so easy...
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How did I not think of that? I even got the %$*!&&# route number!

Anyway, great puzzle, very funny.

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