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Were they pictures of people?
US presidents?
Is the oddity of #9 connected to William Henry Harrison's short tenure?

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Is it a matter of colour vs monochrome pictures?
The first 7 were colour paintings, 8 and 10-30 were sepia or black/white photos, 31 onwards were colour photos.

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Well ... damn! That one went fast!

Were the picture photographs? Some.

Were the pictures drawings? No.

Is it something to do with numbers or math? No.

Were they pictures of people? Yes.

US presidents? Yes!

Is the oddity of #9 connected to William Henry Harrison's short tenure? Yes.

Is it a matter of colour vs monochrome pictures?
The first 7 were colour paintings, 8 and 10-30 were sepia or black/white photos, 31 onwards were colour photos. Yes! Solved!
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whew, that was quick!

(btw, Dorothy I liked your one too, but everyone seemed to be asking the questions I would have asked before I got to it!)

I have one.

There is on YouTube a 3-minute video which is a simple view of a brick, doing absolutely nothing. This has been watched 2000 times (and also by some unknown but probably large number of people before it was you-tubed)

Why?
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Is there music?
Other audio?
Is the brick in a wall?
Is there anything happening around the brick?
Is there something special about the brick itself?
Was some new-at-the-time technology used, either in the filming or otherwise?
Was it a joke? A prank? A bet?
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Is there a cigar stuck in it?
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Is there music? YES
Other audio? NO
Is the brick in a wall? NO
Is there anything happening around the brick? NO
Is there something special about the brick itself? YES
Was some new-at-the-time technology used, either in the filming or otherwise? NO
Was it a joke? A prank? A bet? NO to all three, IMO, but some considered the situation a little prank-like


Is there a cigar stuck in it? NO
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Is the audio the purpose of the video (such as, someone wanted to share a song, and attached a still photograph to it)?

For that matter, is it a single still picture (as opposed to an actual video, of a subject that just wasn't doing anything)?
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:24 AM
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Is the audio the purpose of the video (such as, someone wanted to share a song, and attached a still photograph to it)?
Another Brick In The Wall?
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Before it was youtubed, was the video shown on TV? Cinema?

Do viewers find the video entertaining? Informative? Soothing?
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Was the brick used for some purpose before it went viral?

Does the brick have other non-brick features? (blood spatter, whipped cream topping, etc)

Is the brick older than 10 years? 100? 1000?
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Is the audio the purpose of the video (such as, someone wanted to share a song, and attached a still photograph to it)? NO

For that matter, is it a single still picture (as opposed to an actual video, of a subject that just wasn't doing anything)? hard to tell, but I think NO it's real video

Another Brick In The Wall? NO
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Before it was youtubed, was the video shown on TV? Cinema? NO to both

Do viewers find the video entertaining? Informative? Soothing? I can't really say. A little of column A a little of B, maybe
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:45 PM
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Does brick mean an object that one might use many copies of to build structures such as a house?

Alternatively, does brick refer to:
- a Lego piece
- a gold bar
- a non functioning electronic device?
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Was the brick used for some purpose before it went viral? NO

Does the brick have other non-brick features? (blood spatter, whipped cream topping, etc) NO, as far as I know everything about the brick's features is completely like a brick. I'm not an expert in brick-making, however

Is the brick older than 10 years? 100? 1000?More than 10, less than 100
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Does brick mean an object that one might use many copies of to build structures such as a house? YES

Alternatively, does brick refer to:
- a Lego piece
- a gold bar
- a non functioning electronic device?
NO to all of these, it's the sort of brick you could totally use to build a house or other building
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Was the brick from a famous structure?
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:55 PM
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Was the brick from a famous structure? NO
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Let's say there is a series of still images from different points in the video -- maybe one every ten seconds or so. Would there be any visible differences between the images?

Is there anything unusual about the material the brick is made from?

Is the video part of a longer work, e.g., a short clip from a full-length film?

Are people tricked into watching the film? (Brickrolled?)

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Let's say there is a series of still images from different points in the video -- maybe one every ten seconds or so. Would there be any visible differences between the images? NO

Is there anything unusual about the material the brick is made from?YES

Is the video part of a longer work, e.g., a short clip from a full-length film?NO

Are people tricked into watching the film? (Brickrolled?)That's a fun thought ... but NO
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By watching the video, would you discover what is unusual about the material the brick is made of?

Do people watch the video because the brick is made of an unusual material?

Does the brick have an unusual history or legacy aside from this video?

Is the brick in a museum?
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Are people tricked into watching the film? (Brickrolled?)
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By watching the video, would you discover what is unusual about the material the brick is made of? NO

Do people watch the video because the brick is made of an unusual material? YES

Does the brick have an unusual history or legacy aside from this video?YES

Is the brick in a museum?I don't think so
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Is the brick not made of concrete materials (clay, sand, lime)?

Did a living thing make the brick a home?

Does the brick have some kind of coloration or pattern that appeals to people, like the face of Jesus?
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So, it's completely brick-like in all of its features, but it's made from a material which is unusual for bricks. Correct?

Is the material it's made of not usually used for bricks because the properties of the material are poorly-suited for masonry?

Is the material it's made of not usually used for bricks because it's rare or expensive?

Is it a clay-based material?

(a hunch, here) Is what's unusual about it the liquid used to make the clay?
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Was the brick made as a form of artistic expression?

Is the brick naturally occurring?

Was the brick owned by someone famous?
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Is the brick not made of concrete materials (clay, sand, lime)? Um ... negative question format alert! The material the brick is made out of is concrete, in the sense I believe you mean

Did a living thing make the brick a home?NO

Does the brick have some kind of coloration or pattern that appeals to people, like the face of Jesus?NO
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So, it's completely brick-like in all of its features, but it's made from a material which is unusual for bricks. Correct? There is something about one of the construction materials that is unusual for bricks. I won't swear that the brick is entirely made from the unusual thing (in fact, it's unlikely, I think) although it is billed as "made from.."

Is the material it's made of not usually used for bricks because the properties of the material are poorly-suited for masonry?NO

Is the material it's made of not usually used for bricks because it's rare or expensive?YES

Is it a clay-based material?NO

(a hunch, here) Is what's unusual about it the liquid used to make the clay?NO
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Was the brick made as a form of artistic expression?YES

Is the brick naturally occurring?NO

Was the brick owned by someone famous?Not really. Mildly well-known, perhaps
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OK, so it's made, at least in part, from materials too rare or expensive to routinely make bricks from, but one would not know that just from seeing the video of the brick.

Is the rare or expensive material precious (e.g., gold, silver, gems)?
Is the rare or expensive material a metal?
Is the rare or expensive material some sort of ash?

And, heck, I'll go ahead and make a guess here: Is it made from the cremated remains of some notable person?
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Is the brick encrusted with jewels?NO

OK, so it's made, at least in part, from materials too rare or expensive to routinely make bricks from, but one would not know that just from seeing the video of the brick.

Is the rare or expensive material precious (e.g., gold, silver, gems)?NO
Is the rare or expensive material a metal?NO
Is the rare or expensive material some sort of ash?YES

And, heck, I'll go ahead and make a guess here: Is it made from the cremated remains of some notable person?NO
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The brick is a work of art or artistic expression, deliberately using some sort of rare or expensive ash?

Is the ash dangerous?

Is the brick an expression of political or environmental ideals?

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OK, then, are the ashes from some notable fire?
Are the ashes from a deliberate human-caused event?
Are the ashes from a natural event?
Specifically, are the ashes from a volcanic eruption?
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Is the music ...

... composed / recorded specifically for this video? Or a recording that already existed?

... clearly related to the brick? (Like, it's a song about bricks, or about the material from which the brick is made?)

... a piece that the average American would recognize?

... associated with a specific movie or show?

Are there words? Or is it just instrumental music?
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The brick is a work of art or artistic expression, deliberately using some sort of rare or expensive ash? YES

Is the ash dangerous? NO

Is the brick an expression of political or environmental ideals? MAYBE to the first, NO to the second

OK, then, are the ashes from some notable fire? YES
Are the ashes from a deliberate human-caused event? YES
Are the ashes from a natural event? NO
Specifically, are the ashes from a volcanic eruption? No

Is the music ...

... composed / recorded specifically for this video? NO
Or a recording that already existed? YES

... clearly related to the brick? (Like, it's a song about bricks, or about the material from which the brick is made?) NO

... a piece that the average American would recognize? YES

... associated with a specific movie or show? YES

Are there words? Or is it just instrumental music?YES, words
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I heard about people burning a million dollars as an artistic statement. Is it the ashes from that?
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Ding Ding Ding!!!

In 1994 musicians/artists Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty aka the K foundation aka the KLF aka the JAM, burnt a million pounds sterling representing most of the profits they'd made with their music as the JAM and the KLF, in a bonfire on the island of Jura in Scotland. A brick was made out of the ashes of the bonfire, and a film showing simply the brick sitting there was screened at the Barbican Center a few years later. There's also, somewhat more famously a film about the actual bonfire itself, but that would have been too easy

The men pledged at the time not to talk about why they burnt the money for 23 years (a number probably chosen deliberately, given their Illuminatus-inspired body of work) but they didn't quite keep to it, and there's an extent to which they may not clearly understand it themselves. "Performance Art" is definitely part of the answer though

Also of note - the K foundation are back to their brick-making ways again at the moment, and still all about the Illuminati, so you can't say they're not consistent.

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Stan was just sitting there, holding his pencil, minding his own business. A moment later, there was a crack. A moment after that, he was dead. How did he die?

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Was the crack thunder? Was he electrocuted?

Was the crack a gunshot?

Was the crack something breaking? Ice?
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Was Stan's mode death related to the exact nature of the crack? Did the crack cause his death?

Was the crack a sound or a physical break in an object?

Was Stan at work? at school? at home?
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Was Stan a male human?
Adult?
Child?
Did Stan exist in real life as opposed to literature?
Was the pencil a writing instrument containing a thin rod of graphite?
Was the crack related to the pencil?
Did the pencil make a cracking sound?
Did the pencil break?
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Was the pencil related to Stan's death?

Had he been holding something else, would he have lived?
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Stan was just sitting there, holding his pencil, minding his own business. A moment later, there was a crack. A moment after that, he was dead. How did he die?


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Was the crack thunder? Was he electrocuted?

NO

Was the crack a gunshot?

NO

Was the crack something breaking? Ice?

NO to both
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Was Stan's mode death related to the exact nature of the crack? Did the crack cause his death?

NO to both.

Was the crack a sound or a physical break in an object?

SOUND

Was Stan at work? at school? at home?

NO to all three of those
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Was Stan a male human?

YES

Adult?

YES

Child?

NO

Did Stan exist in real life as opposed to literature?

YES

Was the pencil a writing instrument containing a thin rod of graphite?

NO. It was a writing instrument containing a thin rod of lead.

Was the crack related to the pencil?

NO

Did the pencil make a cracking sound?

NO

Did the pencil break?

NO
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Was the pencil related to Stan's death?

NO, though it is part of the happenings. I mean, it is in the story and is not some totally random detail that serves no purpose.

Had he been holding something else, would he have lived?

YES
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Did this happen in ancient times?
Ancient Rome?
Was it the crack of a whip?

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Ancient Rome?
Was it the crack of a whip?
NO to everything here.
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Would Stan's death be considered an accident?

Natural causes?

Suicide?

Murder?

Homicide-but-not-murder (e.g. being killed in a war?)

Would it help to know more about the time period when this takes place?

Would it help to know more about the location?
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Would Stan's death be considered an accident?

YES

Natural causes?

NO

Suicide?

NO

Murder?

NO

Homicide-but-not-murder (e.g. being killed in a war?)

NO, though by a very big stretch one could call it homicide.

Would it help to know more about the time period when this takes place?

Not a bunch. It was in 1902.

Would it help to know more about the location?

YES
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Was Stan indoors? Outdoors?

In a City? the country? Suburb?

Did something fall on Stan? Did Stan fall to his death?

Did Stan die because he wasn't paying attention to the crack sound?

A side question, did you describe the pencil as made with a thin rod of lead (vs graphite) because this happened in 1902?
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Was Stan indoors? Outdoors?

Outdoors

In a City? the country? Suburb?

City

Did something fall on Stan? Did Stan fall to his death?

NO to both

Did Stan die because he wasn't paying attention to the crack sound?

NO

A side question, did you describe the pencil as made with a thin rod of lead (vs graphite) because this happened in 1902?

YES, that is all. I think graphite came later? It's literally irrelevant. A regular pencil as we all understand it.
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