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Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 10:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He really didn't want it. But he was prepared to put the whole mission in jeopardy just to get it. And when he got it, he destroyed it straight away.
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He = H? A? M? Is he a leader of some sort? Are more people involved in the mission?
Did he want it destroyed?
Was the mission military in nature? Scientific? did the mission have something to do with "it"?
It "it" tangible? Unique? Did it belong to someone? Important who?
Was it destroyed by: hand? Tools? Machines? Weapons/explosives? Words? Poison/chemicals? Fire? Water? Earth? Fall?
Was it bigger than: a fingernail? A golf ball? A fist? A breadbox? A suitcase? A human? A fridge? A car? A house? A high-rise? A city?
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He = H? A? M? yes indeed Is he a leader of some sort? not really Are more people involved in the mission? yes, but not really relevant

Did he want it destroyed? yes

Was the mission military in nature? noScientific? yes, this is closest did the mission have something to do with "it"? no

It "it" tangible? yes Unique? no Did it belong to someone? yes Important who? it belonged to our hero

Was it destroyed by: hand? this is possible Tools? Machines? Weapons/explosives? Words? Poison/chemicals? Fire? or this Water? Earth? Fall? the others are unlikely

Was it bigger than: a fingernail? yes A golf ball? yes A fist? no A breadbox? no A suitcase? A human? A fridge? A car? A house? A high-rise? A city? and no to the rest, obviously
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Is it electronic? Is it alive? Did he lose it? Or was it taken from him? Did he destroy it to prevent someone else form getting it? Is it made of paper? If so, is there information on the paper he wants to destroy? Image? Drawing? Text?
Is the mission an expedition of some sort?
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Is it electronic? no Is it alive? no Did he lose it? no Or was it taken from him? this Did he destroy it to prevent someone else form getting it? not really Is it made of paper? yes! If so, is there information on the paper he wants to destroy? no Image? no Drawing? no Text? there is some text on the paper, but he isn't trying to destroy the text
Is the mission an expedition of some sort? hmmm ... of some sort, yes
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Is it made of newspaper? Did he make it? Is it origami? Was it stolen from him? Bought? Won? Does it symbolize something? Is it worth money? Is it money? Worth something else? Is it a paper hat? did he destroy it to prevent someone else from using it?
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Is it made of newspaper? no Did he make it? no Is it origami? no, but an intriguing idea Was it stolen from him? this Bought? no Won? no Does it symbolize something? no Is it worth money? no, or at least not very much! Is it money? no Worth something else? no Is it a paper hat? hahah! no did he destroy it to prevent someone else from using it? no
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Is it made from something in addition to paper? Is it made from one sheet of paper? Several? Or some other form of paper? Is it manufactured? Handmade? Relevant who stole it? Or why? Was it stolen just to prove it was possible? And he destroyed it because it was evidence?
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Is it made from something in addition to paper? no
Is it made from one sheet of paper? noSeveral? no Or some other form of paper? this Is it manufactured? yes Handmade? no Relevant who stole it? yes Or why? yes Was it stolen just to prove it was possible? no And he destroyed it because it was evidence? no
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Was it stolen from his home? Workplace? Pocket? Luggage? Was it stolen by a stranger? Friend? Enemy? Colleague? Relative? Spy? Was he going to destroy it before it was stolen? Is it made of cardboard? Papier-mâché? Is it flat? Molded? did the thief want to make sure it was not destroyed? Is the thief HAM?
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Was it stolen from his home? no Workplace? yes Pocket? no Luggage? no Was it stolen by a stranger? no; he knew the thief Friend? not really Enemy? no Colleague? no Relative? no Spy? no Was he going to destroy it before it was stolen? yes Is it made of cardboard? no Papier-mâché? no Is it flat? no Molded? yes: it is a particular shape did the thief want to make sure it was not destroyed? I suppose so, but this wasn't his primary reason for stealing it Is the thief HAM? he's a male adult, but not human: good question
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Was it taken by an animal? Pet? Wild animal? Mammal? Bird? Reptile? Water animal? Did the animal mistake it for something else? For food? Did he destroy it to protect the animal? Did it have bright color(s)? Did it look like food?
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Was it taken by an animal? yes Pet? no Wild animal? yes Mammal? no Bird? yes Reptile? no Water animal? no Did the animal mistake it for something else? perhaps, but irrelevant For food? no Did he destroy it to protect the animal? no Did it have bright color(s)? no Did it look like food? to the bird, probably not

And, to save the inevitable question: the bird was not an albatross
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Did it look like food to him? Relevant why the bird took it? Did it want to use it as material for its nest? Is it his job to destroy these objects? Do more than one exist in his workplace? Is it a waste product? Defective product? Does its destruction serve a useful purpose? Is the object obscene?
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Did it look like food to him? no Relevant why the bird took it? yes, certainly Did it want to use it as material for its nest? no ... Is it his job to destroy these objects? no Do more than one exist in his workplace? quite possibly Is it a waste product? yes, this is closest Defective product? no Does its destruction serve a useful purpose? no, except to get rid of it Is the object obscene? not at all
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Did the bird mistake it for something else? Is it packaging material? Did the bird think it was pretty? Did it take it to its nest? Is it a predator? Was it difficult to get it back from the bird? Should we find out more about the mission he was willing to jeopardize? Or is it only important that he was willing to go to great lengths to get it back? (Was he?) Would something bad have happened if he didn't get it back? If so: to the bird? To him? To someone else? Is it against some wildlife regulation or similar to let the bird have it?
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Did the bird mistake it for something else? perhaps Is it packaging material? yes Did the bird think it was pretty? yes Did it take it to its nest? not quite this but he took it off somewhere Is it a predator? no, unless you're a small caterpillar or such Was it difficult to get it back from the bird? no Should we find out more about the mission he was willing to jeopardize? yes Or is it only important that he was willing to go to great lengths to get it back? he certainly felt it was important to get it back (Was he?) perhaps, but retrieving it was quite simple in itself Would something bad have happened if he didn't get it back? nothing terrible, no If so: to the bird? not at all To him? no To someone else? no Is it against some wildlife regulation or similar to let the bird have it? not at all
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Was the mission work related? Was it actually important to get it back? Or did he just believe it was? Is it important what the packaging material was for? Did he think the thing it was for, was still inside? Is he working at a construction site? Is it relevant where the bird put it? Was it perhaps on a big load being lifted bya crane, stressing it to its absolute limit, and he risked making a false step, overloading the crane and sending it crashing to the ground, just to get to the object?
Is it based on a true story? Story of fiction? Your own imagination?
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Was the mission work related? yes Was it actually important to get it back? yes Or did he just believe it was? no, it really was

Is it important what the packaging material was for? not especially Did he think the thing it was for, was still inside? no Is he working at a construction site? no Is it relevant where the bird put it? indeed Was it perhaps on a big load being lifted bya crane, stressing it to its absolute limit, and he risked making a false step, overloading the crane and sending it crashing to the ground, just to get to the object? haha, nothing like this
Is it based on a true story? a true story Story of fiction? Your own imagination?
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Is it a sheet of paper? Crumpled?
Had the bird been trained to steal it?
Are any other persons relevant?
Was the destruction of the item of any benefit to "him" (for example, as a starter to get a fire going)?
If I had come to him with an exact replica of "it", and said "don't bother with getting it back - here's a replacement", would that have made him give up the quest to get the original "it" back?
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Is it a sheet of paper? no Crumpled? it's a crumpled piece of wrapping/packaging

Had the bird been trained to steal it? no

Are any other persons relevant? not really

Was the destruction of the item of any benefit to "him" (for example, as a starter to get a fire going)? no, not this

If I had come to him with an exact replica of "it", and said "don't bother with getting it back - here's a replacement", would that have made him give up the quest to get the original "it" back? not at all: good q
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Did the bird put it in a place where birds typically puts things?
Does the wrapping constitute a telltale sign that "he" has been there? That the mission is underway?
Does this take place outdoors? Indoors?
In a city? Countryside? In the woods? Relevant?
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Did the bird put it in a place where birds typically puts things? yope

Does the wrapping constitute a telltale sign that "he" has been there? yes

That the mission is underway? no

Does this take place outdoors? yes Indoors? no
In a city? Countryside? In the woods? this one Relevant? yes: it wouldn't work in a city
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So he essentially wanted to get rid of it to cover his tracks? Is the mission secret? Illegal? Is he trespassing? Was the piece of garbage produced in the carrying out of the mission? If he did not get the garbage back, could he lose: his life? His job? Money? Respect? Freedom? Face?
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So he essentially wanted to get rid of it to cover his tracks? no, I wouldn't say that

Is the mission secret? no Illegal? not at all Is he trespassing? no Was the piece of garbage produced in the carrying out of the mission? yes-ish, but may mislead

If he did not get the garbage back, could he lose: his life? no His job? unlikely Money? unlikely Respect? perhaps just a teeny bit Freedom? no Face? perhaps just a smidgen, but even that is debatable
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Is it important where the bird put it? Or would he try to get it back no matter where it was? If, say, a squirrel had taken it, would he still want to get it back? Would the (very small) negative consequences for him occur: if he didn't get it back? Or just if it was found? Is he required by his work to destroy it? Or are the reasons personal? Littering relevant?
Is he watching wildlife? Is he a photographer? Or arborist?
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Is it important where the bird put it? yes Or would he try to get it back no matter where it was? no If, say, a squirrel had taken it, would he still want to get it back? no Would the (very small) negative consequences for him occur: if he didn't get it back? yes Or just if it was found? no Is he required by his work to destroy it? no Or are the reasons personal? no Littering relevant? not really
Is he watching wildlife? yes Is he a photographer? yes! Or arborist? no
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Did the bird put it: on the ground? In a tree? In its nest? Would it show up in his photos? Did he risk scaring away the wildlife he was there to photograph, in order to remove the piece of garbage from the shot?
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Did the bird put it: on the ground? yes In a tree? no In its nest? no Would it show up in his photos? yes Did he risk scaring away the wildlife he was there to photograph, in order to remove the piece of garbage from the shot? exactly! now all you need to discover is what the mission was, and where the bird put the item: one more slightly sideways step to the solution
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Did the bird put it: near him? Near the animal(s) he was going to photgraph? Where he expected the animal(s) to show up? Was he photographing birds? This kind of bird? Or land animals? Water animals? Insects? Animals that live underground? If so, did the bird put it at the opening of the burrow?
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Did the bird put it: near him? not far from him Near the animal(s) he was going to photgraph? yes Where he expected the animal(s) to show up? yes Was he photographing birds? yes This kind of bird? yes Or land animals? Water animals? Insects? Animals that live underground? If so, did the bird put it at the opening of the burrow? no to rest

Nearly there, I think
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Did he want to get it back merely because it was ugly, and he didn't want it to appear in the photograph? or maybe it was between him and one of the birds, blocking the view?
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He in the woods trying to photograph a (rare?) bird, when this very bird steals a piece of garbage from him and carries it away. The bird sits down on the ground a bit from the photographer and puts down the garbage in front of itself. The photographer is willing to risk chasing away his subject to get it out of the shot.
Correct?
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Did he want to get it back merely because it was ugly, and he didn't want it to appear in the photograph? this is closest or maybe it was between him and one of the birds, blocking the view? not this

He in the woods trying to photograph a (rare?) bird, actually it's not a very rare bird, but he is trying to capture something very specific when this very bird steals a piece of garbage from him and carries it away. true The bird sits down on the ground a bit from the photographer and puts down the garbage in front of itself. no, not quite this The photographer is willing to risk chasing away his subject to get it out of the shot.
Correct? close, but there's a bit more context to explain: what specifically is he trying to capture on film, and what the bird is doing with the piece of garbage
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Is the piece of garbage stopping/distracting the bird from doing what the photographer was expecting the to capture? flying? running?
Is the title of the post "In the LONG RUN" relevant?
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Is the piece of garbage stopping/distracting the bird from doing what the photographer was expecting the to capture? no

flying? running? it may involve a mixture of these, but it's something else that birds do

Is the title of the post "In the LONG RUN" relevant? no, the title won't help you at all with this one
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Is he trying to capture a still photograph or an actiity on a video? Relevant?
So the fotografer wanted the piece destroyed more than capturing the bird, is it because he considered it dangerous? Was the bird pecking on piece?
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Is he trying to capture a still photograph or an actiity on a video? Relevant? yes, it's a video, and he's trying to get footage of a particular event

So the fotografer wanted the piece destroyed more than capturing the bird not necessarily, is it because he considered it dangerous? no Was the bird pecking on piece? no
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Does he want to capture the bird: Taking off? Flying? Landing? Running? Hunting? Feeding? Mating? Fighting? Hovering? Using tools? Singing? Would the bird hold the piece of garbage while performing the activity? Or did he remove it simply because it would be present in the frame?
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Does he want to capture the bird: Taking off? Flying? Landing? Running? Hunting? Feeding? Mating? this one! Fighting? Hovering? Using tools? Singing? Would the bird hold the piece of garbage while performing the activity? no Or did he remove it simply because it would be present in the frame? yes, but the bird puts it to a particular use: if you can work out what kind of bird it is, and what it does, you've cracked it
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Is it the kind of bird that decorates a place with blue objects to attract a mate? Bower bird? Is the piece of garbage blue? If not, is its color relevant?
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Is it the kind of bird that decorates a place with blue objects to attract a mate? Bower bird? yes! exactly this ... though the item itself is brown in colour, see below Is the piece of garbage blue? If not, is its color relevant?

*** SPOILER ***

The puzzle is about a cameraman working on the BBC's 'Life' documentary. His mission was to film, for the first time, the mating of the Vogelkop Bowerbird of New Guinea.

The males build amazing seduction parlours out of moss and twigs, and then collect various gewgaws (flowers, fungi, deer droppings, etc) from around the forest to attract the females. The building of the exhibit can take several weeks, while the mating is all over in about a second.

The cameraman was holed up in a hide for several weeks, and the bowerbird became quite used to him. So much so that the bird caught sight of a discarded Snickers wrapper in the hide, and proudly added it to his bower.

Hardly what you want when you're trying to film in authentic natural habitats. But to remove it might spook the female and ruin the entire mission.

Still, the mission was a success, and here is the footage (sans Snickers, obviously):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1zmfTr2d4c&feature=related

Well done Galfisk and thanks for playing.
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