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[Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network (*sigh, kick*)

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:40 am

Why does a young man suddenly shout that he is psychic?

Young man = H/A/M, obvs
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:54 pm

Psychic means a medium? Or crazy?

So he shout laugh in an empty room? In public? In a room full of people? Did he want to show something? Was he asked to do that? Did he plan to do that? Relevant that he is young? Was him at university? Was him the only one who shout? If not, do also other shout to be psychic?
Did he shout to someone? Did he want to attract attention? Was him indoor? Outdoor? Did he say: "I'm psychic!"? Was it a game?

Relevant his profession?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:43 pm

Psychic means a medium? This Or crazy?

So he shout laugh in an empty room? In public? In a room full of people? This
Did he want to show something? Yope Was he asked to do that? No Did he plan to do that? No Relevant that he is young? It might help with context Was him at university? Yes but not really relevant Was him the only one who shout? Yes If not, do also other shout to be psychic? No
Did he shout to someone? Yes Did he want to attract attention? No
Was him indoor? This Outdoor?
Did he say: "I'm psychic!"? Yes, along with a few other words Was it a game? No

Relevant his profession? Not really; he is a student but you've got that
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby CoffeeBean » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:33 pm

Did something happen that he had predicted? That he'd told someone would happen? Did he see something that he expected to see?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:15 pm

Did he shout to the professor? To a classmate? Did he stydy philosophy? Physics? Math? Literature? Economics? Others? Relevant?

Was the someone to which he shout scared? Did he want the other to be scared?

Were they discussing about the existence of ghosts? About ghosts in general? Paranormal things?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:17 pm

Did something happen that he had predicted? That he'd told someone would happen? Did he see something that he expected to see? No to all

Did he shout to the professor? To a classmate? This
Did he study philosophy? Physics? Math? Literature? Economics? Others? Relevant? Exact class is irrelevant

Was the someone to which he shout scared? No Did he want the other to be scared? No

Were they discussing about the existence of ghosts? About ghosts in general? Paranormal things? Yes, they were discussing psychics
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 am

Was him angry when shouting to the mate?
Relevant the exact topic of their discussion?

...well just to ask...was it a written shout like capital lettera on the phone? Was him heard to everybody? Do the others know the topic of their discussion?
Is him truly a medium? In saying that did he want the other mate beliwve that? Was it the end of their discussion?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby irishelk » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:39 pm

Was he next to the classmate? Across a room? Down a hallway? Further away? Are they mid-conversation when he does this? Are they just meeting? Or departing?

Is he trying to prove that psychics exist? That psychics don't exist? That he is psychic? That he isn't psychic? Did he at some point "predict" that he would yell this? Or did the classmate? Someone else?

Relevant how they got onto this topic? If so, in a class? From meeting a psychic?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:44 pm

Was him angry when shouting to the mate? No
Relevant the exact topic of their discussion? Just that they were discussing psychics

...well just to ask...was it a written shout like capital letters on the phone? No, but a clever idea Was him heard to everybody? Yes Do the others know the topic of their discussion? Yes
Is him truly a medium? No In saying that did he want the other mate believe that? No Was it the end of their discussion? No

Was he next to the classmate? Across a room? This Down a hallway? Further away?
Are they mid-conversation when he does this? Yope Are they just meeting? Yope Or departing? No

Is he trying to prove that psychics exist? That psychics don't exist? That he is psychic? That he isn't psychic? None of these
Did he at some point "predict" that he would yell this? Or did the classmate? Someone else? No to these

Relevant how they got onto this topic? No If so, in a class? They are in a classroom but not during a class From meeting a psychic? No
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 am

If he had not shout it, would someone else involved in the discussion shout to be a psychic? Was him required to shout? Was him shouting during all the conversation so that everybody could hear him?

Were they organizing an event? A party? A masked party? A theme party? A show? A theatre's play? He said:"I'm a psychic" in order to say "I would like to play the role of the psychic"? Did he mean instead that he has a characteristic of psychics? Did he tell this after having performed a relevant action? After having said something? And he said he was a psychic because of his ability in doing/telling what he has done/said?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:01 pm

If he had not shout it, would someone else involved in the discussion shout to be a psychic? No Was him required to shout? No Was him shouting during all the conversation so that everybody could hear him? No

Were they organizing an event? A party? A masked party? A theme party? A show? A theatre's play? No to all
He said:"I'm a psychic" in order to say "I would like to play the role of the psychic"? No Did he mean instead that he has a characteristic of psychics? Yope Did he tell this after having performed a relevant action? Yes After having said something? No And he said he was a psychic because of his ability in doing/telling what he has done/said? Yope/Noish
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:06 pm

was the room dark? was something (movie/video...) displayed on a screen? does the relevant action concern the world of psychic? E.g. reading cards/hand palm? Guess?

was it a meeting? with a precise aim? is it relevant an item present in the room? A basket? A blackboard? A PC? An object belonging to the student? could the action be mistaken for a fluke?

Relevant action = something involving the mate (H/A/F? H/A/M? Relevant?)? Relevant that they were distant? Is the action something usually happening when someone is close to another? Or at least the mate mistaken it for another action? E.g. he thought the other was moving objects without touching them? Like he was exploiting an instrument present in the room somehow linked to magnetism...
Did he tell it as if he was bragging himself (hope it is clear)?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:34 pm

was the room dark? No was something (movie/video...) displayed on a screen? No does the relevant action concern the world of psychic? Yes E.g. reading cards/hand palm? No Guess?

was it a meeting? No with a precise aim?
is it relevant an item present in the room? No A basket? A blackboard? A PC? An object belonging to the student?
could the action be mistaken for a fluke? No

Relevant action = something involving the mate (H/A/F? H/A/M? Relevant?)? Yes, H/A/M but would work with a female as well Relevant that they were distant? One aspect of their distance is relevant Is the action something usually happening when someone is close to another? No Or at least the mate mistaken it for another action? Yope! Explore E.g. he thought the other was moving objects without touching them? No Like he was exploiting an instrument present in the room somehow linked to magnetism... No
Did he tell it as if he was bragging himself (hope it is clear)? No
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby CoffeeBean » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:34 pm

Does USA Network feature a show that has something to do with this situation? Or a character featured in a show? Or an actor who plays a character in a show?
Do they use marketing strategies that have something to do with the situation?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:39 pm

Sorry for ignorance....but what do you mean by USA Network?

However is the action a normal action? Was the mate absent-minded? Does the action involve mainly making a noise? Throwing something? clapping hands? Eco relevant? Was the room crowded? Relevant? Was the one who shout at the same level of the mate (e.g. he was not on a stage/desk/chair)? A window/door has been beaten?

Was the sensation felt by the mate in a first instance fear? Surprise? Complaint? Pain (also little)?
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Postby irishelk » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:23 pm

I'm guessing the title refers to the TV show Psych, in which case I feel like this needs to be here:Image

Is it at all relevant that there are other people in the classroom? Do they need to be there for his psychic statement to work? Do they need to be between him and the friend? Are they other students? Does this happen before a class starts? Is it an after-school club or team? Is a teacher relevantly present?

"Are they just meeting? Yope" --were they talking on the phone previously? Texting? Is he continuing a conversation from earlier?
Or does the yope indicate that they are not really meeting now? Is the statement that he is psychic the last/only thing he plans to say to the friend?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Does USA Network feature a show that has something to do with this situation? See below Or a character featured in a show? Or an actor who plays a character in a show? Do they use marketing strategies that have something to do with the situation?

Sorry for ignorance....but what do you mean by USA Network?

I'm guessing the title refers to the TV show Psych, in which case I feel like this needs to be here:
Image

Shannon, don't be a bald eagle with a fondness for Rogaine. That is what I meant by the title.

However is the action a normal action? Not exactly Was the mate absent-minded? No
Does the action involve mainly making a noise? Throwing something? clapping hands? None of these
Eco relevant? No
Was the room crowded? Probably not, but it's possible Relevant? No
Was the one who shout at the same level of the mate (e.g. he was not on a stage/desk/chair)? Yes but irrel A window/door has been beaten? Not sure what you mean by "beaten"

Was the sensation felt by the mate in a first instance fear? No Surprise? Yes Complaint? Yope Pain (also little)? No

Is it at all relevant that there are other people in the classroom? Yes Do they need to be there for his psychic statement to work? Yope Do they need to be between him and the friend? No Are they other students? Yes Does this happen before a class starts? Yes Is it an after-school club or team? No Is a teacher relevantly present? No

"Are they just meeting? Yope" --were they talking on the phone previously? No Texting? No Is he continuing a conversation from earlier? Yope, explore
Or does the yope indicate that they are not really meeting now? Not exactly. The ambiguity was on the word "meeting." Is the statement that he is psychic the last/only thing he plans to say to the friend? No
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:29 pm

HINT: The friend had been part of the conversation earlier, left the room while the conversation continued, and was now re-entering the room.
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:45 pm

Balin you missed mines :)

However I'll continue asking here ;)
Did the one in the room want to test something on the mate? Make him a joke?
When re-entering, did it seem just as if the door opened by itself (while instead there was someone opening it?)? Was something changed in the room when the friend re-entered? Relevant the topic of conversation? Ghosts?
Did something happen to the friend? Like he was hit by something? He heard sonething? Sonething happened that seemed paranormal? If so did it happen while he was re-entering the room? After? Before? Did he hear how the conversation continued? Relevant? Were the others still talking about the same topic they were talking before he exited the room? About paranormal world? Were they doing/trying to do something else while talking? Relevant?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:08 pm

Balin you missed mines :)
However I'll continue asking here ;)
Sorry! I've got them now.

However is the action a normal action? Not exactly Was the mate absent-minded? No
Does the action involve mainly making a noise? Throwing something? clapping hands? None of these
Eco relevant? No
Was the room crowded? Probably not, but it's possible Relevant? No
Was the one who shout at the same level of the mate (e.g. he was not on a stage/desk/chair)? Yes but irrel A window/door has been beaten? Not sure what you mean by "beaten"

Was the sensation felt by the mate in a first instance fear? No Surprise? Yes Complaint? Yope Pain (also little)? No

Did the one in the room want to test something on the mate? No Make him a joke? Yes (but remember, the friend had left the room)
When re-entering, did it seem just as if the door opened by itself (while instead there was someone opening it?)? No Was something changed in the room when the friend re-entered? Only what the guy was doing Relevant the topic of conversation? Psychics Ghosts? No
Did something happen to the friend? No Like he was hit by something? He heard sonething? Sonething happened that seemed paranormal? No to all If so did it happen while he was re-entering the room? After? Before?
Did he hear how the conversation continued? He missed all parts of the conversation while he was out of the room Relevant? Yes
Were the others still talking about the same topic they were talking before he exited the room? Yes About paranormal world? No, about psychics Were they doing/trying to do something else while talking? Not in the way you mean Relevant? No
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:00 am

Before the guy exited the room: Were they talking about mediums in general? About a specific medium? A famous one? History of mediums? If it was possible that medium do something? If the one of mediums was a real work? About a movie? About medium being taking over from spirits? If medium use tricks in doing their job and if so which tricks? About a specific service of mediums? Palm reading? Talk with deaths? Make the things fluctuate? Read the future in a cristal ball? The fact that to do sonething specific one should be a medium?

Do all the other noticed that he left the room? Did they ask him to left the room? Did he left the room voluntarily? Relevant? E.g. supposing that the one who shout was the only one who noticed that the mate exited the room, did the one who shout to be a sensitive shout the name of the one who re-entered before he re entered the room claiming thus to be a sensitive having recognised who wanted to enter the room without having seen him first?

Was the guy actively taking part to the conversation before exiting the room? Was the funny part of the joke related to the surprise of the guy when the other told him to be a medium? Was the joke focused on the fact that the guy missed a part of the conversation? Did he scream to be a medium as soon as the other re entered the room? After a while? Did the mate say/do something before the other scream to him to be a medium?

Relevant the conformation of the room? Like an amphitheater? Was there a microphone? A projector?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:29 pm

Before the guy exited the room: Were they talking about mediums in general? Yes About a specific medium? A famous one? History of mediums? If it was possible that medium do something? If the one of mediums was a real work? About a movie? About medium being taking over from spirits? If medium use tricks in doing their job and if so which tricks? Yope About a specific service of mediums? Palm reading? Talk with deaths? Yope Make the things fluctuate? Read the future in a cristal ball? Yope The fact that to do sonething specific one should be a medium? No to the rest, but I will make it clear that everyone relevant in the conversation was making fun of/mocking psychics

Do all the other noticed that he left the room? Yes Did they ask him to left the room? No Did he left the room voluntarily? Yes Relevant? Not really E.g. supposing that the one who shout was the only one who noticed that the mate exited the room No, everyone knew did the one who shout to be a sensitive shout the name of the one who re-entered before he re entered the room claiming thus to be a sensitive having recognised who wanted to enter the room without having seen him first? No

Was the guy actively taking part to the conversation before exiting the room? Yes Was the funny part of the joke related to the surprise of the guy when the other told him to be a medium? Yes (and he didn't ask the other person to be the medium, he said he himself was) Was the joke focused on the fact that the guy missed a part of the conversation? No but it is relevant Did he scream to be a medium as soon as the other re entered the room? Yes After a while? Did the mate say/do something before the other scream to him to be a medium? No

Relevant the conformation of the room? Assume it's like a classroom Like an amphitheater? Probably not Was there a microphone? A projector? Neither relevant

To prevent confusion, let's call the shouting person Kevin, and the guy who left the classroom Sean.
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:31 pm

RECAP (with some additional information):

Kevin and Sean were in a discussion with several other people about psychics, mainly making fun of them. During the conversation, Sean left the room. While Sean was out of the room, Kevin did something with his hands and face as part of the conversation. While Kevin was doing this, Sean re-entered the room. Kevin and Sean saw each other, at which point Kevin shouted that he was psychic.

THINGS TO FIGURE OUT:
-What was Kevin doing?
-What was Sean's reaction upon seeing Kevin (when he re-entered the room)?
-Why the sudden shout?
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network

Postby Balin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:32 am

Going to end this one.

****SPOILER****

Found on Reddit:

When we were in college, we had a good friend who was Asian-Canadian and very proud of his heritage.
One day, he popped out to the toilet and we ended up on the topic of psychic abilities (don't remember how. Think we were taking the piss out of psychics or something). My best friend then put his fingers up to his head and squinted his eyes and made a noise pretending he was struggling to read someone's mind. At this moment, our friend walks in and my best friend spins around. Only then did it occur to us that my best friend's fingers were pulling his eyes back. Coupled with the noise, it looked like my best friend was making a very racist joke.
The guy just stopped and my best friend, immediately, just went "WAIT, SEAN, NO, I'M PSYCHIC, I SWEAR!"
I literally fell out of my seat with laughter. My face and sides were in agony afterwards. The professor genuinely asked me to leave because I was still laughing when she began the lecture.
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Re: [Balin] Nothing to do with USA Network (*sigh, kick*)

Postby WiZ » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:26 pm

I would have loved to help you with this one, but we've learned by now that we read the same Subreddits :)
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