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Whirligig (Whirligig)
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Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2010 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

According to legend, the knight got hit in the head and sparked a revolution.

Might be a quickie.
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Knight: in medieval times? Is the knight HAM? Wearing armor? A chess piece? Is chess relevant? Hit in the head - with a blunt object? Did he die? Was he injured? Did this occur in the Middle Ages?
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Knight: in medieval times? noish Is the knight HAM? yes Wearing armor? no A chess piece? no Is chess relevant? no Hit in the head - with a blunt object? yesish Did he die? no Was he injured? no Did this occur in the Middle Ages? noish
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Is LARPing relevant? Is this a true story? FYOI? FSEI? Is this from a movie? TV show? Video game? Longshot: Monty Python relevant?
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Is LARPing relevant? no Is this a true story well, maybe; it's a legend FYOI? FSEI? Is this from a movie? TV show? Video game? none Longshot: Monty Python relevant? no
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Is the revolution well-documented? Did it take place in [LTPF list of centuries]? Assuming the story is true, did it take place in the same century as the revolution? On [LTPF list of continents]? Knights of the Round Table relevant?
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Is the revolution well-documented? yes Did it take place in [LTPF list of centuries]? not entirely sure, 17th or 18th Assuming the story is true, did it take place in the same century as the revolution? yes, I guess On [LTPF list of continents]? Europe Knights of the Round Table relevant? no
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Did it take place in Britain? France? Russia? Spain? Portugal? Switzerland? Greece? Norway? Denmark? Italy? Sweden? Finland?
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Did it take place in Britain? this France? Russia? Spain? Portugal? Switzerland? Greece? Norway? Denmark? Italy? Sweden? Finland?
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Revolution: the Glorious Revolution? Was the king overthrown? Did the revolution attempt to overthrow the king? Was it a violent revolution?
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Revolution: the Glorious Revolution? Was the king overthrown? Did the revolution attempt to overthrow the king? Was it a violent revolution? no to all
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Was it a revolution against any part of the political system? The king? The queen? Parliament? Was the revolution economic in nature? Was the knight hit over the head by a person? If so, relevant who? Relevant with what? Is chess related at all?
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Was it a revolution against any part of the political system? The king? The queen? Parliament? Was the revolution economic in nature? Was the knight hit over the head by a person? If so, relevant who? Relevant with what? Is chess related at all? no to all >:-D
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Was the knight hit by accident? Would the revolution have been started even without the knight being hit? Was this just a useful excuse for the inevitable?
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Was the knight hit by accident? yes Would the revolution have been started even without the knight being hit? yes, it probably did happen that way Was this just a useful excuse for the inevitable? yope, due to your choice of words
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Was the knight on horseback? Were other knights with him? Was anyone blamed for hitting the knight? Did the knight get hit in public?
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Was the knight on horseback? Were other knights with him? Was anyone blamed for hitting the knight? Did the knight get hit in public? no to all
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was the knight getting hit on accident? on purpose?
did someone relevant hit the knight?
did the person who hit him want the revolution to start?
did the knight want the revolution to start?
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was the knight getting hit on accident? this on purpose?
did someone relevant hit the knight? no
did the person who hit him want the revolution to start? FA, see previous question
did the knight want the revolution to start? yes
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Did the knight use being hit as an excuse to start the revolution? Was he trying to find a reason to start it? And being hit provided the perfect excuse?
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Did the knight use being hit as an excuse to start the revolution? Was he trying to find a reason to start it? And being hit provided the perfect excuse? no, you're a bit OTWT here
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Did the knight actually physically start the revolution? Or just spark it? Did someone see the knight get hit?
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Did the knight actually physically start the revolution? yope Or just spark it? Did someone see the knight get hit? no
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Before we go much further, is this a knight that is a warrior/protector? or a title that is purely honorific?
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Before we go much further, is this a knight that is a warrior/protector? or a title that is purely honorific? this -- good question
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Was the knight on the side of the revolutionaries? Or were they revolting against him?
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Was the knight on the side of the revolutionaries? this Or were they revolting against him?
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Did the knight lead the revolutionaries? In battle?

Could you please recap?
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Did the knight lead the revolutionaries? yesish In battle? no

Could you please recap? According to a well-known legend, a famous knight (as in the honorific, not the warrior class) got hit in the head on accident by an object, and this caused him to start a great revolution, but not a violent one or one involving government. This took place around the 1600s and 1700s in Britain.
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*SMACK*...I think I know this.

Is a tree relevant?

If the answer is yes, I do know this, and will drop out.
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*SMACK*...I think I know this.

Is a tree relevant?

If the answer is yes, I do know this, and will drop out. You got it. The puzzle is still open, but if nobody else responds within a day or two, I'll $poil.
Balin (Balin)
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What makes this even more embarrassing for me is that there's a picture of this event drawn on the whiteboard on my dorm room door, and that picture's been there for about a week - I never made the connection until AFTER I asked my last question about the tree. Stupid of me....
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Nobody seems to be interested, so:

**********SPOILER**********

The story is that of Sir Isaac Newton, who supposedly was inspired to create his theories when an apple fell on his head due to gravity. The knight refers to the title "Sir," and the revolution refers to the scientific one.

While it is unknown whether or not the story actually happened, Newton himself often told it. Thus, though we cannot say for sure, it is very possible.

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