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Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Hi everyone,
My sister heard this puzzle somewhere and i have no idea how well known it is. So I'm really sorry if everyone has already heard it, but it wasn't in the list of well known ones on here, so here goes:

Dennis lit a match and died of shock.
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Check your email.
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I have, but I'm willing to bet some haven't. Welcome to the forum.
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shock=electric shock? Or more like a big scare?
Did he die because of something he see after lighting the match? Or by something caused by the fact he lit a match? Is Dennis h/a/m? Is it relevant that he's called Dennis? Could this take place with someone else? Is his occupation relevant? Is the place where he is relevant to this puzzle? Are other people relevant? If so, 1?2?3? More? Does this take place at present time?
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shock=electric shock? no. Or more like a big scare? yes.
Did he die because of something he see after lighting the match? yes. Or by something caused by the fact he lit a match? no. Is Dennis h/a/m? yes. Is it relevant that he's called Dennis? no. Could this take place with someone else? Someone with a different name do you mean? Yes. Is his occupation relevant? yes, slight FA Is the place where he is relevant to this puzzle? yes, very. Are other people relevant? yes. If so, 1? yes. 2?3? More? Does this take place at present time? yes, it could do.
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Did he see a dead body? A living person? The thing he saw, is it something we see often? Is it an inanimate thing? Is he at home? In someone else's home? In a building? When you say the place is relevant, you mean geographically (country, city, etc) or the actual place (house, part of the house, etc...)
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Did he see a dead body? yes! A living person? The thing he saw, is it something we see often? Is it an inanimate thing? Is he at home? no. In someone else's home? no. In a building? no. When you say the place is relevant, you mean geographically (country, city, etc) no. or the actual place (house, part of the house, etc...) yes, this type of place.
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Was the corpse H/A/M?
Did he expect to see the corpse at any time?
Was he somewhere that one would expect to see a corpse?
Did he die immediately after seeing it?
Was the corpse of someone he knew?
His friend?
Family?
Someone he killed?
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Actually, emailed.
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I got your email but I'll answer these anyway.

Was the corpse H/A/M? yes.
Did he expect to see the corpse at any time? noish.
Was he somewhere that one would expect to see a corpse? yes.
Did he die immediately after seeing it? yes.
Was the corpse of someone he knew? yes.
His friend? yes.
Family? no.
Someone he killed? no.
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Was it someone who was supposed to be alive? Was he in a cemetery? did he see a corpse out of the grave (he went to see his friend's grave), and thought he was some sort of living-dead? Was he in a morgue?
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Was it someone who was supposed to be alive? yesish. Was he in a cemetery? yope. did he see a corpse out of the grave (he went to see his friend's grave), and thought he was some sort of living-dead? no. Was he in a morgue? no.
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Was he in a church? A crypt? A funeral home? Did he know where he was before lighting the match? Did he light the match because he was trying to find his way? Did he die of fright? A heart attack? Relevant? Is he a burglar? Did he expect to see his friend? Did he know his friend was dead before lighting the match? Is anyone else present? Is he in a confined space? Is it relevant how his friend died? Is it obvious how his friend died?
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Was he in a church? no. A crypt? no. A funeral home? no. Did he know where he was before lighting the match? yes. Did he light the match because he was trying to find his way? no. Did he die of fright? yesish. A heart attack? probably, yes. Relevant? no, only that he had a shock which caused him to die. Is he a burglar? no (well actually he could be, but not important). Did he expect to see his friend? no. Did he know his friend was dead before lighting the match? no. Is anyone else present? no. Is he in a confined space? yes. Is it relevant how his friend died? no. Is it obvious how his friend died?
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Was he lighting a match because it was dark and he wanted to see?

If so, was it dark because it was night? Or because he was in an enclosed place?

Is the fact that he used a match instead of a flashlight relevant?

Would the puzzle work if he turned on a flashlight? A light switch?

Is he inside a man-made structure?

Is the discovery of the death of his friend solely what caused the shock? Or are there other factors?
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Was he lighting a match because it was dark and he wanted to see? yes.

If so, was it dark because it was night? no, though it could have been Or because he was in an enclosed place? this one

Is the fact that he used a match instead of a flashlight relevant? not really, it's slightly more likely that it would have been a match, but that's not important

Would the puzzle work if he turned on a flashlight? yes A light switch? no

Is he inside a man-made structure? yes.

Is the discovery of the death of his friend solely what caused the shock? Or are there other factors? The only thing that caused his shock was the discovery that the friend was dead. But it wasn't just the type of shock that anyone would have if they found out their friend was dead, there were other reasons why this was such a big shock.
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It would not have worked with a light switch because his structure would not have had a light switch?

Figuring out the structure will be helpful?

Was it a casket? A creamatorium? You had said it was a place where you would expect to see a corpse -- was it an accident scene? Hospital? Inside of a hearse?

Was the man performing is job duties when he lit a match? Was he a repair man? Rescue worker?

You yoped on cemetery -- was he near a cemetery? In a place that was not normally a cemetery, but has been converted to a cemetery?

Were there likely to be other corpses present?

Helpful to know how his friend died?
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It would not have worked with a light switch because his structure would not have had a light switch? yes, correct

Figuring out the structure will be helpful? yes.

Was it a casket? yes, I would say coffin but I'm pretty sure this is the american equivalent? A creamatorium? You had said it was a place where you would expect to see a corpse -- was it an accident scene? Hospital? Inside of a hearse? no to rest.

Was the man performing is job duties when he lit a match? no. Was he a repair man? Rescue worker? no to these.

You yoped on cemetery -- was he near a cemetery? In a place that was not normally a cemetery, but has been converted to a cemetery? He was technically in a cemetery, so you can probably work out exactly where he is from previous answers.

Were there likely to be other corpses present? When you say other, I assume you mean other than the friend? In which case no.

Helpful to know how his friend died? no
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Somehow he finds himself in a casket buried alive. He may not know where he is, can't see anything given that the inside of a buried casket is darker than ... oh my God, I just had a great idea for a puzzle ... he then strikes a match to try to figure what the heck is going on, although being mashed up against something that feels strangely like a cold dead corpse is interfering with his striking motion, and on third try, the match flares up, he looks over and ... WHAT THE __ !?!? He now realizes why Bill is not calling back. He then dies of an acute case of skin crawlage.

Is this it, or do we need to figure out how he and his friend come to find themselves as roommates in a coffin?
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Somehow he finds himself in a casket buried alive. He may not know where he is, can't see anything given that the inside of a buried casket is darker than ... oh my God, I just had a great idea for a puzzle ... he then strikes a match to try to figure what the heck is going on, although being mashed up against something that feels strangely like a cold dead corpse is interfering with his striking motion, and on third try, the match flares up, he looks over and ... WHAT THE __ !?!? He now realizes why Bill is not calling back. He then dies of an acute case of skin crawlage. Lol!

Is this it, or do we need to figure out how he and his friend come to find themselves as roommates in a coffin?

No there's more to the story. You will need to know more about what happened before this incident, as you say, how the two of them come to be there.
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Normal size coffin?

Was Dennis conscious when he went into the coffin? If conscioius, did he know he was going into a coffin? Did he enter the coffin voluntarily?

Wait a minute, a lightbulb went off (or a match struck) -- does the story involve his falling asleep or passing out in the coffin, only to wake up and find himself buried alive? Anything like this?

Did he work at a cemetary?

Is how his friend died relevant? Was his friend dead before he was put in the coffin?

Was this a prank gone bad?

Was the circumstance the result of an accident? Crime?

Besides Dennis and his friend, are there other people in the story? How many? 1,2,3,4,5, larger group?
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Normal size coffin? yes

Was Dennis conscious when he went into the coffin? yes If conscioius, did he know he was going into a coffin? yes Did he enter the coffin voluntarily? yes

Wait a minute, a lightbulb went off (or a match struck) -- does the story involve his falling asleep or passing out in the coffin, only to wake up and find himself buried alive? Anything like this? nothing like this I'm afraid

Did he work at a cemetary? no

Is how his friend died relevant? no Was his friend dead before he was put in the coffin? yes

Was this a prank gone bad? not a prank

Was the circumstance the result of an accident? define accident Crime? yes

Besides Dennis and his friend, are there other people in the story? not really How many? 1,2,3,4,5, larger group?
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Was the friend already in the coffin when Dennis entered it?

Once in the coffin, did either Dennis or the friend come back out?

Did Dennis enter the coffin because he was hiding?

There is a crime involved -- who is the perpetrator of the crime - Dennis, friend, or another person?

When he strikes the match, is the coffin already buried in the ground?

Is the friend dead as the result of the crime?
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Was the friend already in the coffin when Dennis entered it?

Once in the coffin, did either Dennis or the friend come back out?

Did Dennis enter the coffin because he was hiding?

There is a crime involved -- who is the perpetrator of the crime - Dennis, friend, or another person?

When he strikes the match, is the coffin already buried in the ground?

Is the friend dead as the result of the crime?
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Was the friend already in the coffin when Dennis entered it? yes

Once in the coffin, did either Dennis or the friend come back out? no

Did Dennis enter the coffin because he was hiding? yope

There is a crime involved -- who is the perpetrator of the crime - Dennis, this one friend, and this one or another person? no

When he strikes the match, is the coffin already buried in the ground? yes

Is the friend dead as the result of the crime? no

Thanks for keeping this one up by the way Dave!
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Was he intending to see any corpse? He died solely from a heart attack brought on by fright, correct?

Is this a normal sized, one body casket? Does he hold some belief that makes it evil to lie in a coffin with a corpse?

was Dennis's friend supposed to help him get away with the crime? get out of the cemetary? the coffin?
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Was he intending to see any corpse? yes He died solely from a heart attack brought on by fright, correct? yes

Is this a normal sized, one body casket? yes, but I imagine there would be room to fit two people in. Maybe the friend is very small. Does he hold some belief that makes it evil to lie in a coffin with a corpse? no

was Dennis's friend supposed to help him get away with the crime? yes get out of the cemetary? yes the coffin? yes!
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Was the crime an attempted theft of the coffin? Does the crime relate to coffins and cemetaries? Or was the crime unrelated, and Jim and his friend were around the coffin and cemetary as they were trying to evade detection?

When Dennis went into the coffin, did he have a plan on how he was going to get out? Was he just going to wait some period of time and open it back up? And during that time, the coffin got buried?

When Dennis entered the coffin, did he think is friend was unconscious but not dead? Did he know his friend was already dead?

Here's what I'm confused about -- his friend was already dead and in the coffin when Dennis entered, yet when he struck a match and saw his dead friend, he died of fright. Was he not so much frighted of the presence of his dead friend as by the realization that he had been buried alive?
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Was the crime an attempted theft of the coffin? no Does the crime relate to coffins and cemetaries? yesish Or was the crime unrelated, and Jim and his friend were around the coffin and cemetary as they were trying to evade detection? no, they had planned to use the coffin whilst carrying out the crime.

When Dennis went into the coffin, did he have a plan on how he was going to get out? yes Was he just going to wait some period of time and open it back up? And during that time, the coffin got buried? no, he knew the coffin was going to be buried.

When Dennis entered the coffin, did he think is friend was unconscious but not dead? Did he know his friend was already dead? no to both

Here's what I'm confused about -- his friend was already dead and in the coffin when Dennis entered, correct yet when he struck a match and saw his dead friend, he died of fright. Ahh, I see why you're confused. When he got in the coffin, he didn't see that it was his friend's body. He knew there was a dead body in the coffin, but maybe it was dark so he couldn't see who it was. Was he not so much frighted of the presence of his dead friend as by the realization that he had been buried alive? no, the friend's death is what scared him. As said above, he knew the coffin was going to be buried.
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Was his friend the one who was supposed to dig up the coffin?

Is this it:

Dennis tried to fake his own death to collect on life insurance. His friend was in on it and was supposed to eventually dig up the coffin containing Dennis. They murdered an undocumented alien to create a corpse and funeral and somehow contrived to substitute Dennis' identity with the alien and share the coffin. Unfortunately, the insurance company sent out a crack adjuster who was a very enterprising young man. He got wind of the scheme, whacked the friend, swapped out the corpse, and buried the whole problem. Dennis then strikes a match and gets that sinking feeling you get when you bury yourself alive only to find out that the guy that was supposed to dig you up is (1) in the coffin with you, and (2) dead.

If this is not it, then which aspects of the story are true?
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Was his friend the one who was supposed to dig up the coffin? YES

Is this it:

Dennis tried to fake his own death to collect on life insurance. no His friend was in on it and was supposed to eventually dig up the coffin containing Dennis. yes They murdered an undocumented alien to create a corpse and funeral and somehow contrived to substitute Dennis' identity with the alien and share the coffin. no Unfortunately, the insurance company sent out a crack adjuster who was a very enterprising young man. He got wind of the scheme, whacked the friend, swapped out the corpse, and buried the whole problem. no Dennis then strikes a match and gets that sinking feeling you get when you bury yourself alive only to find out that the guy that was supposed to dig you up is (1) in the coffin with you, and (2) dead. This last bit is dead on (excuse the pun :P)

Hint: the crime Dennis and his friend tried to commit wasn't murder, but the nature of the crime is relevant. Try and find out more about their jobs.

If this is not it, then which aspects of the story are true?
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I'm actually quite enamoured with my wrong answer.

Crime -- was it
- Theft? If so, theft of coffins?
- Body snatching? If so, was the object to take the corpse? Items buried with the corpse?
- Fraud? If so, insurance fraud? Defrauding people who purchase funeral services?
- Identity theft?
- Prison breakout?

Was the act of getting buried and dug up a direct and necessary part of the crime? Or was it a random and mindless act that wasn't really necessary (for example, he needed to hide somewhere, and came up with the not so bright idea of hiding in a coffin)?

What would be the payoff from successfully committing the crime -- money? Escape from prison? New identity? Revenge?

Jobs --
- Did both have jobs? Did they both have the same job? If not, did they work together for the same organization? In the same physical location?
- Did either work in the cemetary or funeral business? Law enforcement? Law firm? Insurance? Medicine? Coroners office? Government? Professional criminal? Prison system?
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Oops, premature postification --

Had they committed the crime before? Or was this their first attempt?

Possible solution:
Dennis is a prisoner and works in the prison hospital. His friend works in the prison hospital but is not a prisoner. They come up with the bright idea to smuggle Dennis out in a coffin to be unburied by the friend. Dennis is to hide in a certain coffin at a certain time. Dennis is uneasy about the whole thing, given that he is going to be released in a few weeks anyway, but his friend had assured him that the plan "cannot fail I guarantee", and "hey, it'll be fun". Meanwhile, and unbeknownst to Dennis, his friend suddenly dies and is placed in the designated coffin. Dennis sneaks in at the designated time and is puzzled by the familiar smell of cologne that he cannot quite place. He then climbs into the coffin and lateral puzzle history.

I'm liking this one - is this it? If not, which elements are correct?
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Possible solution:
Dennis is a prisoner and works in the prison hospital. His friend works in the prison hospital but is not a prisoner. They come up with the bright idea to smuggle Dennis out in a coffin to be unburied by the friend. Dennis is to hide in a certain coffin at a certain time. Dennis is uneasy about the whole thing, given that he is going to be released in a few weeks anyway, but his friend had assured him that the plan "cannot fail I guarantee", and "hey, it'll be fun". Meanwhile, and unbeknownst to Dennis, his friend suddenly dies and is placed in the designated coffin. Dennis sneaks in at the designated time and is puzzled by the familiar smell of cologne that he cannot quite place. He then climbs into the coffin and lateral puzzle history. This is pretty much it, with a few extra embellishments...

***SPOILER***

Dennis is a prisoner, who befriends one of the prison guards. They form a plan to break him out of prison. The next time a prisoner of prison staff member dies there will be a prison funeral, and after the funeral Dennis will sneak into the coffin. He will be buried in the local cemetary, and his friend will then come and dig him up.

Dennis hears that there is going to be a funeral, but he has some trouble getting there, so he misses it, but gets there in time to sneak into the coffin. After some time, he thinks the friend should have dug him up by now. He strikes a match to give him some light, and sees that the dead body is his friend! Knowing that he has been buried alive with no hope of escape frightens him so much it causes him to have a heart attack and die.

Thanks to everyone who played along especially Davesnothere who stuck with it long enough to crack it!

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Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I love this puzzle because it works equally well as a scary story.

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