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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #45 on: December 12, 2007, 07:07:52 pm »
So any of us can decide who wins each one? awesome! I thought we had to wait on lysanders answer.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2007, 07:15:45 pm »
i misunderstood the rules so my decision didn't count :)

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #47 on: December 12, 2007, 10:12:24 pm »
So Talhoffer's does instead?

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #48 on: December 12, 2007, 11:37:48 pm »
So any of us can decide who wins each one? awesome! I thought we had to wait on lysanders answer.

No, but time is up. Let anybody post a new riddle.

Actually, since this thread was made for my amusement, and I'm the guy posting here now, and Fiindil did share the win of the first contest, I say Go Fiindil, Go!!
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2007, 07:56:23 pm »
A man walks into a bar and orders a bowl of albatross soup. He takes one bite, then walks into the bathroom and kills himself. Why?

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2007, 08:01:23 pm »
Mind control soup.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #51 on: December 13, 2007, 08:06:28 pm »
Well, obviously, he tasted the presence of, or was told that the food had been poisoned with, a very potent, fast-working and extremely agonizing neurotoxin, and was already feeling the onset of the toxin. Instead of suffering an inevitable and horrific death, he went and shot himself.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #52 on: December 13, 2007, 08:30:55 pm »
The man wanted to taste albatross soup once in his life, so he did it this day, right before killing himself.
And the reason why he only takes one bite is of course, that he doesn't like the soup.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #53 on: December 13, 2007, 09:04:55 pm »
Right after taking that one bite, he looks back down into the soup and spots the eye of the albatross. In the matter of nanoseconds, his mind is imprinted with the life the albatross had led. As a matter of fact, it'd been a horrible and tragic life, and at last the albatross had intentionally flown into a man-made trap. The man is unable to cope with this and takes his own life at the nearest abundance of water, to heed the memory of ol' Billie Albatross.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2007, 10:23:58 pm »
Man ate albatross soup and then he realized something in moment of religious enlightement. Forever spinning cycle of life and reincarnation has lead him to situation where he had eaten himself, reincarnated as albatross. When he realized that he knew that he was already dead. And when you're dead and reincarnated only to be killed and fed as soup to yourself - there really ain't bright sides in future in that scenario. One has to try to see past albatross life, really.
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2007, 11:10:09 pm »
He was an awesomely strict vegetarian. 
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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2007, 11:16:33 pm »
The albatross's soul slipped into him. Upon reawakening it discovered itself to be a human. Scared and confused, it waddled into the bathroom (not intentionally, it just waddled somewhere in shock) and caught the sight of itself in the mirror. It tried to flap its arms and ends up smashing a mirror, a washbasin and of course, his arms. The ensuing blood-loss leads to the painful slow demise of the albatross-man.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2007, 11:18:30 pm »
the soup was so bad, he could not live another minute with the awful taste in his mouth


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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2007, 11:44:50 pm »
he was going to kill himself regardless of whatever the daily special soup was.

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Re: The Lateral Thinking Contest
« Reply #59 on: December 13, 2007, 11:53:21 pm »
He made a bet with his flat mate, Jimmy, that he could eat a whole bowl of albatross soup; and should he not be able to, he would have to promptly swallow a urinal cake whole.

Unfortunately, for him, albatross soup is horrendously bad.
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