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Lateral Thinking Puzzle 3

FREEDO
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8/14/2012 11:10:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This one is probably going to be really hard.

A man walks into a restaurant.
He is seated.
He orders a dish of albatross.
He eats one bite.
He leaves the restaurant without having anymore.
He goes back home and kills himself.

Why did he kill himself?
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8/14/2012 11:16:30 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
was the food contaminated with materials and/or ingrediants which were never intended to be there in the first place?
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8/14/2012 11:17:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:16:30 PM, Zaradi wrote:
was the food contaminated with materials and/or ingrediants which were never intended to be there in the first place?

No.
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8/14/2012 11:17:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Albatross can be defined as frustration so...
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
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8/14/2012 11:18:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:17:23 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:16:30 PM, Zaradi wrote:
was the food contaminated with materials and/or ingrediants which were never intended to be there in the first place?

No.

Was he in control of his own actions?
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8/14/2012 11:19:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:17:54 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
Albatross can be defined as frustration so...

It is the bird.
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8/14/2012 11:24:32 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I've heard this one and it's ridiculously hard. I pity the rest of you.
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8/14/2012 11:25:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:19:51 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:18:36 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Was he in control of his own actions?

Yes.

Well that kills my idea .-.
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8/14/2012 11:33:49 PM
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Was the man approached by someone (other than the waiter) when he was at the restaurant?
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8/14/2012 11:36:25 PM
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At 8/14/2012 11:33:49 PM, Zaradi wrote:
Was the man approached by someone (other than the waiter) when he was at the restaurant?

No.
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8/14/2012 11:41:50 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:40:43 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:36:58 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
did the albatross upset him?

Yes.

Did he get sick (sick defined as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)
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8/14/2012 11:42:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:41:50 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:40:43 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:36:58 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
did the albatross upset him?

Yes.

Did he get sick (sick defined as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea)

No.
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johnnyboy54
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8/14/2012 11:42:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I'm wondering if he had any sort of emotional connection to the albatross. Like if it was a pet or something.
I didn't order assholes with my whiskey.
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8/14/2012 11:48:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:44:36 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
Has the man seen the albatross before?

Yes and no. I can't give an accurate answer.
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8/14/2012 11:49:11 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:48:17 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:44:36 PM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
Has the man seen the albatross before?

Yes and no. I can't give an accurate answer.

Actually. I read that wrong. He has NOT seen the albatross.
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caveat
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8/14/2012 11:50:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Is this the actual Albatross Soup problem? Or a variation of it?
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
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8/14/2012 11:54:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:50:14 PM, caveat wrote:
Is this the actual Albatross Soup problem? Or a variation of it?

If you know of a lateral thinking puzzle about albatross please don't say anything about it. I took this from somewhere and reworded it. No cheating.
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8/14/2012 11:57:27 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/14/2012 11:54:27 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 8/14/2012 11:50:14 PM, caveat wrote:
Is this the actual Albatross Soup problem? Or a variation of it?

If you know of a lateral thinking puzzle about albatross please don't say anything about it. I took this from somewhere and reworded it. No cheating.

For some reason, I thought you were making a parody of the famous albatross puzzle and was about to play. Never mind then, this should be interesting to watch.

I think the one I posted is just as tough if not tougher, albeit I have quiet the bias knowing both answers :P
There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. " Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
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8/15/2012 12:00:36 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 8/15/2012 12:00:02 AM, johnnyboy54 wrote:
Did the waiter say anything out of the ordinary to the man?

No.
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