• #### Re: daily puzzle: the logic of aging

From Mike Terry@21:1/5 to RichD on Sat Sep 23 23:17:25 2023
XPost: sci.math

On 23/09/2023 18:58, RichD wrote:
On September 22, FromTheRafters wrote:
What kind of man doesn't die of old age?
This is on topic, as it utilizes logic, which is foundational to math.

A young man.

My agent warned me, this is a very tough room -

Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree. He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles! (It's OT for sci.math, despite your valliant attempt at
justifying it... :) )

Mike.

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• From Carl G.@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Sat Sep 23 16:21:38 2023
On 9/23/2023 3:17 PM, Mike Terry wrote:

My agent warned me, this is a very tough room -

Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide.  He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree.  He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles!  (It's OT for sci.math, despite your valliant attempt at justifying it... :) )

Mike.

Is this a "situation puzzle" that is to be solved by asking yes/no
questions, or is all of the necessary information provided?

If it is the latter, I have a guess as to his mode of death after some
spoiler space...

Spoiler space...

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Spoiler space...

He died by being split apart (by "riving", which is an anagram of
"Irving", his name).
--
Carl G.

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• From Doc O'Leary ,@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Sun Sep 24 14:36:58 2023
XPost: sci.math

For your reference, records indicate that

On 23/09/2023 18:58, RichD wrote:
On September 22, FromTheRafters wrote:
What kind of man doesn't die of old age?
This is on topic, as it utilizes logic, which is foundational to math.

A young man.

My agent warned me, this is a very tough room -

Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree. He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles! (It's OT for sci.math, despite your valliant attempt at
justifying it... :) )

And yet your forwarding is the only thing that got it past my filter for Google Groups.

Anyway, as to the matter of Irving . . .

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• From Doc O'Leary ,@21:1/5 to droleary@2017usenet1.subsume.com on Sun Sep 24 14:45:56 2023
XPost: sci.math

For your reference, records indicate that
Doc O'Leary , <droleary@2017usenet1.subsume.com> wrote:

For your reference, records indicate that

On 23/09/2023 18:58, RichD wrote:
On September 22, FromTheRafters wrote:
What kind of man doesn't die of old age?
This is on topic, as it utilizes logic, which is foundational to math. >>
A young man.

My agent warned me, this is a very tough room -

Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree. He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles! (It's OT for sci.math, despite your valliant attempt at
justifying it... :) )

And yet your forwarding is the only thing that got it past my filter for Google Groups.

Anyway, as to the matter of Irving . . .

Truncated by spoiler space! Let’s try this again. Irving . . .

. . who is inept . . .

. . and tied a noose to his neck . . .

. . and tied the noose to a tree . . .

. . and jumps over the cliff edge to hang himself . . .

. . thus falling to his death.

--
"Also . . . I can kill you with my brain."
River Tam, Trash, Firefly

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• From Jonathan Dushoff@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Sun Sep 24 13:14:11 2023
On Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 6:17:25 PM UTC-4, Mike Terry wrote:
On 23/09/2023 18:58, RichD wrote:
On September 22, FromTheRafters wrote:
What kind of man doesn't die of old age?
This is on topic, as it utilizes logic, which is foundational to math.

A young man.

My agent warned me, this is a very tough room -

Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree. He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

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Inept Irving messed up one or both ends of the rope and fell to his death off the cliff.

Jonathan

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• From Blue-Maned_Hawk@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Sun Sep 24 23:55:26 2023
Mike Terry wrote:

On 23/09/2023 18:58, RichD wrote:
Try this one:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes to a cliff edge,
ties a noose around his neck, the other end around a tree. He loads a
gun, drinks arsenic, and sets his pants afire.

Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire. What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles! (It's OT for sci.math, despite your valliant attempt at justifying it... :) )

Mike.

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I've heard chickens can consume arsenic and be perfectly fine, but i don't

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• From Rich D@21:1/5 to Mike Terry on Fri Oct 20 11:01:23 2023
On September 23, Mike Terry wrote:
Inept Irving is determined to commit suicide. He goes
to a cliff edge, ties a noose around his neck, the other
end around a tree. He loads a gun, drinks arsenic, and
sets his pants afire.
Clues:
He dies.
He isn't killed by hanging, bullet, poison, or fire.
What happened?

Sounds like a job for rec.puzzles!