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Bolapara (Bolapara)
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Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought one of my other puzzles was super-easy but it still hasn't been solved. So i'm throwing another out here - maybe this one will actually get solved

Puzzle:

The boy desperately pleaded for the garbage left over after the woman's party, but swore he would throw it all out the next day
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Does he have some sort of school project or something? Is it related to recycling or environmentalism? Was he going to do something artistic?
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Was he going to do something artistic? this is closest
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Posted on Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he need a certain type of garbage? If so, disposable plates? Silverware? Cups? Leftover food? Some type of decoration? Or does he need garbage of a certain type of material?

Is he throwing a party of his own?
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Did he need a certain type of garbage? No though some garbage is far more suitable than other garbage

Or does he need garbage of a certain type of material? no

Is he throwing a party of his own? no
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Did he request it because he thought it would up his social status?
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Did he request it because he thought it would up his social status? No
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Is he searching for evidence of a murder?
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Is he searching for evidence of a murder? No
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Did he wish to acquire the garbage?
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Did he wish to acquire the garbage? yes, he wanted the garbage, but he swore he'd throw it all away the next day
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Did that particular garbage fulfill a temporary purpose that only it could serve?
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Did that particular garbage fulfill a temporary purpose yes that only it could serve? no
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Is the relationship between the boy and the woman relevant?
He SAID he would throw it all away, but did he really? Did he keep certain items?

"Artistic" = Sculpture/Architecture? Photography? Written words? Drawing/Painting? Textile work? Dance/Theatre? Music?
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Is the relationship between the boy and the woman relevant? No

He SAID he would throw it all away, but did he really? yes

Did he keep certain items? no

"Artistic" = Sculpture/Architecture? Photography? Written words? Drawing/Painting? Textile work? Dance/Theatre? Music? No to all. Dance/theatre is the closest
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Did he know it was garbage?

Would it still be garbage after he was done with it?
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Did he know it was garbage? yes

Would it still be garbage after he was done with it?yope
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Was he related to the woman?

Would his parents make him throw it out?

Was it to scare his sister?

To win a bet?
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Was he related to the woman? irrelevant

Would his parents make him throw it out?possibly, but not relevent

Was it to scare his sister? no

To win a bet? no
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HINT: While its possible I'm wrong, my guess is that Doctapeppa would be one of the posters here most likely to think of doing what this boy was planning on doing
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Was the garbage he wanted to be used in some sort of performance?

Is it relevant what kind of party the garbage was from? Could the kind of garbage he needed come just as easily from a wedding as from a dinner party, for example?

Is it relevant how much of this garbage he wanted?

On the off chance, is some form of dorm bowling relevant?
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Was the garbage he wanted to be used in some sort of performance? yes for svv of performance

Is it relevant what kind of party the garbage was from? no Could the kind of garbage he needed come just as easily from a wedding as from a dinner party, for example? Yes but he wouldn't have wanted smelly, rotten or sticky garbage, so no discarded food bits

Is it relevant how much of this garbage he wanted? Not really, depending on what he was given he could have made do with 5 pieces of garbage, or needed 50 to do what he wanted to do

On the off chance, is some form of dorm bowling relevant? No this is a little boy. his age is around 10
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I am so glad to be able to post questions again.

Was he going to subject the garbage to cyanoacrylate fuming? Fingerprinting? DNA analysis?

Would whatever he was planning on doing have relevant effects that would last after the entirety of the garbage was in a landfill far, far away? Don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard, my backyard, don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard's full?

Would he have most wanted garbage that was comprised mostly of...
Petroleum-based plastics?
Organic fiber based woods, papers, and cardboards?
Metals?
Metalloids?
Household Hazardous Wastes?
Biohazardous materials?
Styrofoam?
Dead plants, insects, and small mammals?
Glass?
Concrete/cement?

Did what he wanted to do serve a utilitarian purpose?
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Was he going to subject the garbage to cyanoacrylate fuming? Fingerprinting? DNA analysis? no to all

Would whatever he was planning on doing have relevant effects that would last after the entirety of the garbage was in a landfill far, far away? its possible but entirely irrelevant.

Don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard, my backyard, don't throw your trash in my backyard, my backyard's full? if his backyard was full of trash he would have needed to ask for the lady's trash

Petroleum-based plastics? acceptable, there is one plastic item he would have LOVED to have, but he could have made do without it

Organic fiber based woods, papers, and cardboards? acceptable, paper and cardboard more so than wood
Metals? No
Metalloids? not really, there are things made out of silicone that he could have wanted but no need to get so specific
Household Hazardous Wastes? No way
Biohazardous materials? No way
Styrofoam? acceptable
Dead plants, insects, and small mammals?
Glass? No way
Concrete/cement? No way


Did what he wanted to do serve a utilitarian purpose?in the sense that the boys action would have increase the value of the garbage for that one night
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correction: if his backyard was full of trash he would not have needed to ask for the lady's trash
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Was he going to undertake some sort of experiment involving "scrap" plastics, cardboard, paper, and/or Styrofoam? Was he intending to gain information from whatever he would do? Was he intending to construct something using materials found in the garbage? Would whatever he did have mainly an immediate effect (such as using a plastic spoon to dig a tunnel out of a prison) Or a future effect? (Such as taking a picture of it to later post on the Internet, or taking notes about the size, shape, and composition of various "pieces" of trash, so that he might reconstruct a replica of certain pieces of the trash at a later date)?
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Was he going to undertake some sort of experiment involving "scrap" plastics, cardboard, paper, and/or Styrofoam? not an experiment

Was he intending to gain information from whatever he would do? he would gain something from utilizing the garbage, but it wasn't information

Would whatever he did have mainly an immediate effect (such as using a plastic spoon to dig a tunnel out of a prison) its effect would happen that night
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Was he going to use the objects as they were? Subject them to a physical change? (like cutting something, or folding a plate into a banana) Subject them to chemical change? (like rusting something, or burning something, or fusing two hydrogen atoms)
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Was he going to use the objects as they were? for the most part, yes

Subject them to a physical change? (like cutting something, or folding a plate into a banana) like cutting something


Subject them to chemical change? (like rusting something, or burning something, or fusing two hydrogen atoms) nothing so complex. This is an average 10 year old boy, who is going to take this garbage, due something with it, that will increase its value, for just one night, gain something from his use of the garbage, and then discard the garbage afterward
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Was he going to create a replica of the solar system? Was he going to build a christmas tree out of it and sell it on eBay?
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Was he going to create a replica of the solar system? no

Was he going to build a christmas tree out of it and sell it on eBay? no, you are still a bit to far off, but getting warmer
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Was he going to fill a swimming pool with garbage and swim in it?
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Was he going to fill a swimming pool with garbage and swim in it? no

Recap: There is a boy of about 10 years old begging for garbage that he wants to use that night. He promises to throw it away after the night is over. He doesn't want any smelly, stinky, heavy, or dangerous garbage. Perferrably lightweight garbage, and he will need to cut (or tear) some of it. He will be making something out of it that will enable him to gain something as a result of having that garbage. There is enough in this recap that you can know exactly why he is asking for the garbage
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He's making a fake ID so he can get some vodka?
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He's making a fake ID so he can get some vodka? No. More and more I suspect you've known the correct answer for quite some time and are just torturing me by asking nonsense questions of the time I'd be likely to ask if I were you. You aren't me are you????????
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That which he wishes to gain...

Experience? (learning how to turn plastic into different shaped plastic)
Monetary gain? (US$599)
A physical object? (the Holy Grail)
Trust?
Power?
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Experience? (learning how to turn plastic into different shaped plastic) only by the fact that he would be doing something, so no
Monetary gain? (US$599) its possible that he would gain money, but it would likely be a surprise to him and under $1 if he did
A physical object? (the Holy Grail) physical objects, but not the holy grail
Trust? no
Power?no
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Would he gain the physical objects by stealing from another person? Turning something that he has into the physical objects? Letting someone borrow something he has in exchange for the physical objects? Buying them off eBay? Finding it, using the garbage as a diving rod?
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"Diving rod" should be "divining rod".
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Would he gain the physical objects by stealing from another person? no

Turning something that he has into the physical objects? no

Letting someone borrow something he has in exchange for the physical objects? no, and the garbage will remain solely in his possesion until he discards it

Buying them off eBay? no, there is no buying or selling of anything involved

Finding it, using the garbage as a diving rod?no
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I assume the physical objects are made of matter? And in this scenario, the law of conservation of matter still applies? So does he get the physical objects from another person? From the public domain? Transformation of energy into matter?
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I assume the physical objects are made of matter? yes
And in this scenario, the law of conservation of matter still applies? yes
So does he get the physical objects from another person? from other people
From the public domain? no
Transformation of energy into matter?no
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No begging, borrowing, or stealing other than the garbage?

Will other people freely give him the physical objects?
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No begging, borrowing, or stealing other than the garbage? Noish, no, no

Will other people freely give him the physical objects? yes
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Is he going to put on a dramatic puppet show, and people will shower him in roses after the show?
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Is he going to put on a dramatic puppet show, and people will shower him in roses after the show? no
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Is international politics of any significance to the solution?
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Is international politics of any significance to the solution? no
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Why do I get the feeling that the solution is painfully obvious, but my mind is completely blank? Why do I know that someone like Trevor will unexpectedly return and solve this puzzle with a single post?

Does this kid want, in particular, some kind of trash that would be more prevalent in trash from parties rather than normal trash one might find in a dumpster behind a government office? Is it relevant what kind of party it was? (Tupperware party, Super Bowl party, birthday party, New Year's party, political party [organization], LAN party, political party [fundraiser event], block party, toga party, Halloween party, Mardi Gras, dinner party, housewarming party, tea party, singles party, "we need an excuse to consume alcoholic beverages and kill some brain cells" party, cast party, costume party, pool party, after-party, etc., etc., etc.)
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Why do I get the feeling that the solution is painfully obvious, but my mind is completely blank? Why do I know that someone like Trevor will unexpectedly return and solve this puzzle with a single post? Funny but the solution to every puzzle I've ever posted has been obvious to me from the moment I've posted it


Does this kid want, in particular, some kind of trash that would be more prevalent in trash from parties rather than normal trash one might find in a dumpster behind a government office? any trash would work


However the child would have likely preferred trash from one of these: Super Bowl party, birthday party, New Year's party, party, Mardi Gras, or costume party. Much more so than trash left over from a day t the office or a cleaned out school desk
yes, you've gotten far enough that solution is blindingly, painfully obvious. Thats likely your problem. The solution is so bright that you can't see it.

Hint: If he were given an empty garbage bag too, his plan would have worked out a whole lot better than if he weren't.
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Hmm... I assumed he was bringing his own trash bag.

Does he have his own trash bag with him? Does he want the trash bag rather than the trash itself? Or would the empty trash bag help him because it would be easier to separate out what he wanted and what he didn't?

Was he trying to make a costume of some sort? Maybe for Halloween?
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Does he have his own trash bag with him? no

Does he want the trash bag rather than the trash itself? not necessarily. if he didn't get the trash bag, he'd want more trash than if he got it

Or would the empty trash bag help him because it would be easier to separate out what he wanted and what he didn't? nope

*******SPOILER********
Was he trying to make a costume of some sort? yep

Maybe for Halloween? Yes, he had no Halloween costume and it was almost time for trick-or-treating hours. So he could have either poked his body through a trash bag, and stuck some empty trash around him,and went as a bag of garbage, or sans trash bag, stuck empty trash to his shirt and pants, and went trick or treating as a pile of garbage/litter. You can tie a paper plate on your head with a piece of string, and glue empty wrappers to it. Its a quick, cheap way to score some candy. You'd want at least enough garbage that the candy givers would think you put some effort into it - not like the teens who show up without a costume at all and expect candy. Its the costume the busy, cheap skate parent comes up with.

**I'm going to go look up the words easy and difficult in the dictionary because I seem to have gotten their meanings reversed going by how quickly progress is made on my difficult puzzles and how slowly it is made on my easy puzzles

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