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The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 17:38:03


Monsi
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Hi everyone. After I read https://www.warlight.net/Forum/87649-mystery-waste-time << that riddle-thread, i remembered a similar story i heared and solved a few years ago. I don't know if anyone here knows it already or if it is even on the internet, so if you know the solution, please don't spoil.

Rules are easy: I tell you a story, and you have to ask me yes/no-questions which i will answer then. Whoever solves the whole story, wins.

So here's the story:

There's a restaurant, in front of which is a board which says "today's menu: Albatros". A man goes in, and orders the Albatros-Menu. He takes a bite from the albatros, and then commits suicide.

For those who do not know, albatros is a sea-bird, similar to a seagull.

So the question is: why does he commit suicide?

have fun.
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 17:43:55


Жұқтыру
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Alba means Scotland in Scottish.

Tros means cable in Danish.

He hates the Scottish skylift system.
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 17:46:20


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are his eyes Brown?
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 18:28:46


Monsi
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whose eyes, the eyes of the man? that's not relevant.
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 19:05:21


Darth Darth Binks
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Does he commit suicide on purpose?

Is the restaurant near the ocean shore?

Is there any food risk when eating albatros? Like eating puffer fish runs the risk of poison?
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 19:31:05


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Is the albatross tainted?
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 19:45:59


Monsi
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Does he commit suicide on purpose? yes. it doesn't matter how he does it, let's just say he runs out on the street and throws himself in front of a huge SUV or something.

Is the restaurant near the ocean shore? probably yes, since they serve albatros. doesn't matter though.

Is there any food risk when eating albatros? Like eating puffer fish runs the risk of poison? doesn't matter for the story.

Is the albatross tainted? no.

PS: This riddle may take a little longer to solve. just as a hint, this is a longer story. don't focus on the albatros too much.

Edited 4/27/2015 19:46:35
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 20:25:46


Жұқтыру
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I've already solved it, but let me reitierate.

Alba=Scotland in Scottish

T=Short for The

Ross=Name

He hates Scottish patriots named Ross, and Albatross epitomises it.
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 20:34:56


Darth Darth Binks
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Did anything tragic happen to this man in the past?
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 22:41:50


Genghis 
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To get this riddle going :

Does the flavor of the food hold major context with a past experience?
The albatros-riddle: 4/27/2015 23:53:02


Darth Darth Binks
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Oh, God! I need to retract my participation in this, I know this one! OH GOD!!!
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 00:18:51


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this riddle reminds me of another one i've heard a long time ago, but instead of an albatros it was an oister i think. I don't remember the answer tho, the only thing i think i remember from that old riddle is that the taste of what he ate made him remember something in his past that lead him to commit suicide. Is this a good lead?

edit: i just saw Genghis asked the same thing

Edited 4/28/2015 00:22:31
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 00:25:38


Жұқтыру
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I already solved the puzzle, sillyykinsings.
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 00:47:25


Thomas 633
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everybody died the end

Edited 4/28/2015 01:02:17
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 00:47:47


Thomas 633
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also was it a Nissan Patrol, Hummer H3 or Toyota Land Cruiser?
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 00:54:43


Darth Darth Binks
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so if you know the solution, please don't spoil.

Why do you do this?
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 01:02:01


Thomas 633
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note: I heard a similar riddle, I will send you what I think might be the answer in PM
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 01:28:58


Thomas 633
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he should have
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 13:17:14


Monsi
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obviously, some of you have heared of this riddle in some kind of different form.

But now to answer the questions:

-yes, something tragic happened to this man in the past
-yes, the flavour of the food hold major context with a past experience
-no, not everybody died in the end. the waiter survived.
-It was a Hummer H3. Altough this was not yes/no-question and it is not relevant for the story at all.


the only thing i think i remember from that old riddle is that the taste of what he ate made him remember something in his past that lead him to commit suicide. Is this a good lead?


the lead is a good one, although I may say here that this was the first time he ate albatros in his entire life.

Edited 4/28/2015 13:17:45
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 13:45:51


Thomas 633
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note I edited out the answer
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 14:07:32


Pink 
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does he or doesnt he have Brown eyes?
The albatros-riddle: 4/28/2015 15:58:25


Monsi
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the albatros has black eyes.

The man had hazelnut-brown eyes, which he got from his mother. he was always happy with that, because his dad's eyes were really ugly, some kind of green, but rather grey-ish. hope that answered your question.
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