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Is this nonfiction or fiction?

Is this a situation most people have heard of?

Is the person who chuckled famous?

Is their name important?
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:48 PM
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?

Did he find something funny, as in funny-ha-ha?
Or did he find something funny, as in funny-peculiar?
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:36 PM
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Is this nonfiction or fiction? Nonfiction

Is this a situation most people have heard of? Yes

Is the person who chuckled famous? No

Is their name important? No.
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Old 12-14-2019, 10:43 PM
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?


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Did he find something funny, as in funny-ha-ha? I guess so, he guffawed and all.
Or did he find something funny, as in funny-peculiar? No. Does one chuckle at peculiar things? Maybe.
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Old 12-15-2019, 12:07 AM
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Would any similarly loud noise had been considered criminal too?

Was the crime that by laughing he offended some people's feelings?

Was he laughing at a human?

A representation of a human (ie: a statue)?

An animal?

A plant?

An object?

Did his laughter give something away about him?

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Old 12-15-2019, 07:25 AM
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?

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Would any similarly loud noise had been considered criminal too? No

Was the crime that by laughing he offended some people's feelings? No

Was he laughing at a human? Irrelevant

A representation of a human (ie: a statue)? Irrelevant

An animal? Irrelevant

A plant? Irrelevant

An object? Irrelevant

Did his laughter give something away about him? No
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:30 AM
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Was the moment in time he laughed important?

Was the people around him relevant?

Was there people around him?

Would it had been a crime if anybody else had chuckled?

Was he working at the time?

Was he interrupting somebody at the time?

Did the laughter caused another event to happen (say, he dropped something)?

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Old 12-15-2019, 07:44 AM
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Was the moment in time he laughed important?

Was the people around him relevant?

Was there people around him?

Would it had been a crime if anybody else had chuckled?

Was he working at the time?

Was he interrupting somebody at the time?

Did the laughter caused another event to happen (say, he dropped something)?
No to all
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:49 AM
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So he was alone?

Was he recorded?
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:56 AM
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Was this in the US?
Would a similar situation in the US have been illegal?
Is the polity where this occurred relevant?
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:08 AM
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So he was alone?

Was he recorded?
Not relevant
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:15 AM
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Was this in the US?
Would a similar situation in the US have been illegal?
Is the polity where this occurred relevant?
I will say in the US because that's where I read about it. I am pretty sure the crime is a crime most everywhere regardless of location, politics or government.
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Was he on a jury?

(I'm assuming no since it's not in court...)
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:52 AM
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Was he on a jury?

(I'm assuming no since it's not in court...)
No.
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Would it had been a crime if anybody else had chuckled?
I said no to this but to make sure I am right please clarify the question.
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:31 AM
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I said no to this but to make sure I am right please clarify the question.
Was chuckling a crime in this situation for everyone there? Or:

- was it a crime for just him?

- was it a crime for just a select group of people?
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Old 12-15-2019, 01:48 PM
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Was chuckling a crime in this situation for everyone there? Or:

- was it a crime for just him? Yes

- was it a crime for just a select group of people? No, just the guy
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Is it relevant what he was chuckling about?

Was he laughing at a police officer?

What decade was this in?
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:10 PM
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Is it relevant what he was chuckling about?

Was he laughing at a police officer?

What decade was this in?
No, no, and I don't know (not relevant)
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:13 PM
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Is "he" a human?

Was the laughter a recording?
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If he had been making other noises (e.g., talking) would it still be a crime?
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Is "he" a human? Yes

Was the laughter a recording? No.
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:13 PM
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If he had been making other noises (e.g., talking) would it still be a crime?
No.
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:45 PM
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The Merriam-Webster definition of chuckling is "to laugh inwardly or quietly". Is that the definition for the chuckle in your riddle?
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:56 PM
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Did his chuckling:

- indicate apathy

- show conflict-of-interest

- come during a time when he should be serious

- get noticed by anyone else

- come at a time when he should be impartial

- happen in a location relevant to the puzzle solution?



Do we have to figure out what he was doing at the time to solve this puzzle?

Do we have to figure out where he was at the time to solve the puzzle?

(what must we figure out or describe to get this solved?)
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:06 PM
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The Merriam-Webster definition of chuckling is "to laugh inwardly or quietly". Is that the definition for the chuckle in your riddle?
I am OK with that definition or any definition for similar audible expressions of mirth. I mean it really could have been a chortle.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:15 PM
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?

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(NR=Not Relevant)

Did his chuckling:

- indicate apathy --NR

- show conflict-of-interest --NR

- come during a time when he should be serious --NR

- get noticed by anyone else --NR

- come at a time when he should be impartial --NR

- happen in a location relevant to the puzzle solution? NO



Do we have to figure out what he was doing at the time to solve this puzzle? NO

Do we have to figure out where he was at the time to solve the puzzle? NO

(what must we figure out or describe to get this solved?)

You need to answer why his chuckling was a crime. No more or less.
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Old 12-15-2019, 07:37 PM
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I keep debating whether or not to post the big hint. Do you want it?
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edit: double posted something by mistake.

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I keep debating whether or not to post the big hint. Do you want it?
Is there a way to make it a smallish hint? A nudge?
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Was it a crime at the time it occurred and later declared not to be a crime?

Was it declared a crime ex post facto?
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:00 PM
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Is it specifically chuckling that was the crime? Would it have been a crime if he had tittered, giggled, sniggered, snickered, chortled, cackled, guffawed or simply laughed?
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Although you said the chuckling itself was the crime, I'll ask whether he was held in contempt by a magistrate, which could occur outside of a courtroom.
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Would the charge be a disorderly conduct charge?

Would the charge be a disturbing the peace charge?
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Was he in the military?

Was he a government official?

Was the occasion one where laughter would generally be considered inappropriate (e.g. a funeral)?
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Was it a crime at the time it occurred and later declared not to be a crime?

Was it declared a crime ex post facto?
No to all.
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:59 PM
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Is it specifically chuckling that was the crime? Would it have been a crime if he had tittered, giggled, sniggered, snickered, chortled, cackled, guffawed or simply laughed?
Not "chuckling" specific. Choose your synonym.
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Although you said the chuckling itself was the crime, I'll ask whether he was held in contempt by a magistrate, which could occur outside of a courtroom.
No.
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Would the charge be a disorderly conduct charge?

Would the charge be a disturbing the peace charge?
No to all.
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Was he in the military?

Was he a government official?

Was the occasion one where laughter would generally be considered inappropriate (e.g. a funeral)?
NR
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Old 12-15-2019, 09:04 PM
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?

Big hint:

Someone died.

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Did his chuckling cause the death?

Was silence required to avoid death?

Was it murder?

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Did his chuckling cause the death? Yes. Sort of.

Was silence required to avoid death? No

Was it murder? No
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Was the death suicide?

Did the chuckling goad another into some sort of action causing the death?
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Was the death suicide?

Did the chuckling goad another into some sort of action causing the death?
No to all.
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Was it him that died?
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Did the death precede the chuckling?
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Was it him that died?
No.
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His chuckling was a crime. Why?


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Did the death precede the chuckling?

No.
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Old 12-16-2019, 01:57 AM
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Did he know the person who died?

Was the crime committed by another person?
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