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  1. Dnaiel

    Dnaiel Contributing Member

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    Murder mystery - I'm stuck

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dnaiel, May 19, 2017 at 5:53 PM.

    Two girls ate dinner together. They both ordered iced tea. One girl drank them very fast and had finished five in the time it took the other to drink just one. The girl who drank one died while the other survived. All of the drinks were poisoned. How did the other girl who drank the most survive?
     
  2. ame_trine

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    (On top of my head) She had accidentally taken the antidote without realising? Could it be something she had eaten or drunk earlier? Could her thirst be a side effect of the antidote?
     
  3. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Something Wicked this Way Comes. Contributor

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    What is the poison?
    From there we might be able to help a bit better.
    As it stands, there are a few theories, one hinging
    on the fact that one of your women has built up
    a tolerance to a variety of caustic compounds
    and therefore unaffected by the poison. Though
    in reality she would most likely be dead for having
    ingested such lethal things, long before she sat
    and drank 5 glasses of ice tea.
     
  4. SethLoki

    SethLoki Unemployed Autodidact Contributor

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    *puts on Alan Creek hat*

    Girl 2 who drank 1 tea was on medication that reacted with said poison. Also poison wasn't nut free and she had a nut allergy. Also the poor girl was born with two types of dwarfism where one was acting after the other—she was beyond tiny, thereby making the concentration high...and...she was only 3 years old too, which added to her susceptability.

    Girl 1 who (seemingly) drank 5 teas was on medication that was the natural antidote to the poison. Also her genes, by chance, gave her a natural tolerance. Also (again) the lucky girl's genes saw her blessed with Amazonian giantessness that combined with her penchant for food to see her be 3 times the size of the average full grown woman., thereby making the poison v. dilute..and...she secretly spat two of the drinks into a houseplant when noone was observing her.

    It's obvious really.
     
  5. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Something Wicked this Way Comes. Contributor

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    After giving it some thought, it could be a 'Princess Bride' type maneuver.
    Adding in an accomplice to the woman who would clearly have reason
    to cover her tracks by having every cup poisoned.
    It is a little more plausible than it being an allergy, considering
    most people know what they are allergic to and would avoid them.

    Again this all is dependent on the poison along with tolerance
    and metabolism being a factor. So it would not be much of a
    stretch for the survivor being lager than the victim.
    How ever it would be a stretch for her to be 3x the size of the
    average woman (Unless she is a demigod (engineered or mythic).
    The realistic conclusion if she were to be considered 3x the other
    woman would be if she had Amazonian physique and stature, while
    her friend were a midget or dwarf.

    If that were the case of having two women with vastly differing
    physique, then the midget/dwarf would not need as much of a
    dose to be affected by it, versus her counterpart.
    This would be the most reasonable explanation for a healthy
    woman to be poisoned to death.

    Unless she happens to have a compromised/dysfunctional immune system,
    but that is a whole other back of cats. :p
     
  6. QueenOfPlants

    QueenOfPlants Senior Member

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    The poison was in the ice cubes. The fast one drank her teas out before the ice cubes melted.

    Sorry, that's an old one. ^ ^
     
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  7. Dnaiel

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    I think QueenOfPlants has it. I am assured that all of the necessary information is in the posted story.
     
  8. QueenOfPlants

    QueenOfPlants Senior Member

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    Yeah, I heard that puzzle before, albeit in a variation.
     

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