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Where did the old-but-still-handy handyman get stuck to the roof?

Poll ended at Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:29 am

Germany
10
56%
Florida
8
44%
 
Total votes : 18

Postby Karoz » Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:06 am

I don't think that I have ever made an incorrect guess on one of these questions, so I'll just go with my intuition on this one.

To me, this story seemed as if it was derived from Germany. I am not completely confident in this postulation, as I didn't see anything in the story that really pointed to either location.

I tried to refrain from basing my conclusion on the vocabulary used to convey the story, as I know that Knapp will sometimes purposely substitute certain words in order to make the quagmire more difficult.
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Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:42 am

Another pretty close one! Those of you who guessed that I found a story about an elderly German man in the hopes of trying to trick you were... correct!

The answer is GERMANY.

Here's the whole story:

Police rescue 91-year-old man glued to roof

BERLIN - A 91-year-old German sparked a rescue operation when he slipped mending his roof and got stuck fast in tar "like a beetle on its back," police said on Tuesday.

Passers-by were so shocked to see the elderly handyman working on the roof they first thought he was planning to commit suicide, according to police in the eastern city of Magdeburg.

"In fact he was just re-coating the roofing with bitumen. But then he slipped," said a spokesman for police.

"When we got there, he was like a beetle on its back, with his arms and legs sprawled out and completely glued to the roof," he added. "Due to his age, he couldn't free himself from his unfortunate situation."

Local firemen carefully detached the man using ropes and ladders. He was unharmed, but had sticky clothes, police said.
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Postby dream_017 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:43 am

knapplc wrote:Another pretty close one! Those of you who guessed that I found a story about an elderly German man in the hopes of trying to trick you were... correct!


}:-) }:-)

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Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:44 am

I didn't think that Americans used the phrase "like a beetle on its back."
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Postby knapplc » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:47 am

steelerfan513 wrote:I didn't think that Americans used the phrase "like a beetle on its back."


Sometimes the phrases are a bit odd, but you never know if it's a colloquial phrase or just some odd words used by some random dude. Sometimes it's just the guy using weird words, so that can throw you off.
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Postby m16a » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:10 am

Well I was wrong again. :-C Ah well, 50-50 shot at these.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:10 pm

m16a wrote:Well I was wrong again. :-C Ah well, 50-50 shot at these.


Nope, all skill. That's why I am at 3 in a row. :-)
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Postby deerayfan072 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:39 pm

yes, finally got one. I knew u were trying to trick me knapp :-b
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Postby danleroi22 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:56 am

;-D

I finally broke my losing streak of four.
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:40 am

There goes my winning streak, ending at 3.
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