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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 12:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The beast was tamed.
Tommyp (Tommyp)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 12:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it didn't bite you?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 12:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it didn't bite you? Hehe, no not this one. (the two puzzles are unrelated)
Kalira (Kalira)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 2:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that it was "tamed" rather than "tame"?

Is the act of taming this beast an important part of this puzzle? a minor part? only vaguely relevant? not at all relevant to the solution?

Beast = human? animal? (if yes to one of these two, female? male? adult? relevant?) vegetable? mineral? metaphorical (like a major test, for example)?

Could the taming only have happened at a specific time? at a specific place? by a specific person? Are you yourself involved in the event behind this puzzle statement?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant that it was "tamed" rather than "tame"? Yes.

Is the act of taming this beast an important part of this puzzle? This. a minor part? only vaguely relevant? not at all relevant to the solution?

Beast = human? animal? (if yes to one of these two, female? male? adult? relevant?) vegetable? mineral? No to all. metaphorical (like a major test, for example)? Noish.

Could the taming only have happened at a specific time? Yesish. at a specific place? No. by a specific person? No, but... Are you yourself involved in the event behind this puzzle statement? No.
Arek_fu (Arek_fu)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast an object? A group of people? A group of something? A city? A country? A supercomputer?

Is the beast especially large? Dangerous? Intimidating? Violent?

Era relevant? If so, LTPF list of centuries.
Location relevant? If so, general location (e.g. a laundry)? A specific place in the world (e.g. Bangkok)?

Real story? FYOI?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast an object? Sort of, no to the rest. A group of people? A group of something? A city? A country? A supercomputer?

Is the beast especially large? Dangerous? This. Intimidating? And as a consequence, this. Violent? For svv of "violent".

Era relevant? Yes. If so, LTPF list of centuries. 1800s
Location relevant? Noish, but... If so, general location (e.g. a laundry)? A specific place in the world (e.g. Bangkok)? ...it happened in Germany.

Real story? FYOI? Real story.
Associate (Associate)
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Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 1:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast intelligent? Has free will? Can it be programmed, or ordered? Is it man-made?

Real story from Media? Rumor? Teaching? A non-fiction story?

Can the beast kill people? Is the beast a concept? Relevant to weaponry? Does it use weaponry? Is it illegal to produce it? To export/import it? To possess it?

Can it happen in a place other than Germany?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast intelligent? Has free will? Can it be programmed, or ordered? No to all. Is it man-made? Yes.

Real story from Media? Rumor? Teaching? A non-fiction story? Real historical event.

Can the beast kill people? Yes. Is the beast a concept? No. Relevant to weaponry? Yes. Does it use weaponry?No, but see previous answer. Is it illegal to produce it? To export/import it? To possess it? All of the above is restricted by law, but not flat out illegal.

Can it happen in a place other than Germany? Yes.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast an emotion? Can it be physically touched? Harmed? Hurt? Is its size relevant? Its color? Shape?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 7:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the beast an emotion? No. Can it be physically touched? Yes. Harmed? Hurt? No to all. Is its size relevant? Only when it's tamed. Its color? It might help. Shape? Only when it's tamed.
Tommyp (Tommyp)
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Posted on Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 9:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fire relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 2:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fire relevant? Yes.
Tommyp (Tommyp)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is fire even "the Beast"?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 2:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is fire even "the Beast"? No.
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 6:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is The Beast a machine?
steam-driven?
is fire necessary for The Beast to function/operate?
is The Beast, when untamed, explosive/incendiary?
does The Beast exist in present times?
is The Beast, when tamed, a useful thing?
Tommyp (Tommyp)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dynamite relevant?
Noel (Noel)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fireworks relevant?
Tommyp (Tommyp)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pelouze and Nitrocellulose relevant?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is The Beast a machine? No.
steam-driven? No.
is fire necessary for The Beast to function/operate? Yes.
is The Beast, when untamed, explosive This.incendiary?
does The Beast exist in present times? Yes.
is The Beast, when tamed, a useful thing? Yes.

Dynamite relevant? Yes!

****SPOILER****
Alfred Nobel experimented with the manufacture and use of nitroglycerin, but it remained temperamental and there were many accidents - including the death of his younger brother. When this "beast" was absorbed into diatomaceous earth it became dynamite, a much safer explosive which is still in use to this day.

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