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Well it looks like no one is really trying any riddling. It is unfortunate.

So then Blarg! Bralg! Gralb! Rglba!
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This is more of a lateral-thinking riddle. The answer is not straight-forward, and it really is about finding the best hypothesis to explain the scenario.

A dazed-looking man in tattered clothing stumbles into a diner in a harbour and demands an albatross soup. The bizzare request brings silence into the diner, as any of the customers stared at the strange man. Unfazed by all the attention, the man agains demands for albatross soup. After some time, a waiter appears and informs the man that an albatross had been found caught in a fishing net and brought to the restaurant a few days earlier, and the man agreed to pay the relatively hevay price offered. After some time, the waiter returns with the albatross soup and serves the man. The man thanks him, pays for the soup as promised and begins eating.

After his first taste of the soup, he sits still in a contemplative state, then nods sadly to himself and leaves the diner. The next witness reports of the man are of him jumping in front of oncoming train to his death.

Why did tasting the albatross soup drive this man to suicide?
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Can you try NOT googling it? There's no point in having this here if you'll look it up.

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In the land of Egg there are trees but no plants.

In the land of Egg there is no alcohol but a lot of booze.

In the land of Egg there aren't any gay people but a lot of queers.

In the land of Egg we don't have emotions. We have feelings.

In the land of Egg no-one has legs but they've all got feet.

What else is there in the land of Egg?

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In the land of Egg, we have bubbles, but no baths.

So, of course, we smell, but we have no noses!

In fact, we have no faces! You can see our skulls clearly.

Disease is a thing of the past, but we do get ill on occasion.

None of us are doctors or lawyers, but we have lots of programmers and engineers.

Strangely enough, there are no computers or bridges. Instead, we have Wiis and tunnels.

(also-- you can find me, dinnsdale, there. But not Cirtur. How the hell did he find out so much about the land of Egg?!)
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dinnsdale wrote:(also-- you can find me, dinnsdale, there. But not Cirtur. How the hell did he find out so much about the land of Egg?!)
Discovery channel.

Also, Cirtur, get real. There are plants in Egg land. They are even famous for their award winning Eggplants.
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That is one of the contradictions. They have no plants but they have egg plants. A cool thing is that they have eggs and omelettes.

I found out about the land of egg when my name was Jools. I was going through manhood at the time.

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Ah, the Discovery Channel. That makes sense, cheez.

Anyway, the man was on a plane trip with his wife when the plane crashed on the sea-shore. He and his wife survived, along with another man, but he was blinded. On their way in a direction that they hoped would lead them back to civilization, they became extremely hungry, but they had no food, and the animals around were too clever to be caught. The plants were poisonous, or otherwise inedible. As a result, the third man, traveling with this man and his wife, died. That night, the man was given meat by his wife to eat; when pressed, she claimed it was albatross meat (since they _were_ near the water), and so the man ate it.

He had, however, his suspicions. So when they finally got back to civilization, he went to a sea-side eatery and ordered albatross. It did not, in fact, taste like the "albatross" his wife had given him, so he surmised (correctly) that his wife had given him their companion to consume. Knowing he had eaten another man, he took his own life.

Coincidentally, if he were to visit the land of Egg, he would have been able to have albatross. But not flesh. Chew on _that_. (harhar) :roll:
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This whole "Kingdom of Egg" business doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Next you're going to be telling us they have kangaroos and wallabies, but no marsupials. Or that they are governed by a congress, despite a total lack of any elected representatives. Or that they have Bremsstrahlung, even though they don't have any relativistic charged particles.

Honestly. Some people.
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dinnsdale wrote:Ah, the Discovery Channel. That makes sense, cheez.

Anyway, the man was on a plane trip with his wife when the plane crashed on the sea-shore. He and his wife survived, along with another man, but he was blinded. On their way in a direction that they hoped would lead them back to civilization, they became extremely hungry, but they had no food, and the animals around were too clever to be caught. The plants were poisonous, or otherwise inedible. As a result, the third man, traveling with this man and his wife, died. That night, the man was given meat by his wife to eat; when pressed, she claimed it was albatross meat (since they _were_ near the water), and so the man ate it.

He had, however, his suspicions. So when they finally got back to civilization, he went to a sea-side eatery and ordered albatross. It did not, in fact, taste like the "albatross" his wife had given him, so he surmised (correctly) that his wife had given him their companion to consume. Knowing he had eaten another man, he took his own life.

Coincidentally, if he were to visit the land of Egg, he would have been able to have albatross. But not flesh. Chew on _that_. (harhar) :roll:
If that is the answer, it is completely ridiculous. Would you really object to eating human flesh if it was the only thing that would keep you from dying? And had you been deceived as such, would it really be worth it to kill yourself to "right the wrong"?

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Lethal Interjection wrote:
dinnsdale wrote:Ah, the Discovery Channel. That makes sense, cheez.

Anyway, the man was on a plane trip with his wife when the plane crashed on the sea-shore. He and his wife survived, along with another man, but he was blinded. On their way in a direction that they hoped would lead them back to civilization, they became extremely hungry, but they had no food, and the animals around were too clever to be caught. The plants were poisonous, or otherwise inedible. As a result, the third man, traveling with this man and his wife, died. That night, the man was given meat by his wife to eat; when pressed, she claimed it was albatross meat (since they _were_ near the water), and so the man ate it.

He had, however, his suspicions. So when they finally got back to civilization, he went to a sea-side eatery and ordered albatross. It did not, in fact, taste like the "albatross" his wife had given him, so he surmised (correctly) that his wife had given him their companion to consume. Knowing he had eaten another man, he took his own life.

Coincidentally, if he were to visit the land of Egg, he would have been able to have albatross. But not flesh. Chew on _that_. (harhar) :roll:
If that is the answer, it is completely ridiculous. Would you really object to eating human flesh if it was the only thing that would keep you from dying? And had you been deceived as such, would it really be worth it to kill yourself to "right the wrong"?

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....oy.

In any case, for some people, yes, eating human flesh would be cause for taking one's own life. Maybe I'm forgetting a piece, like the third companion was his son. I dunno. And though you or I might say, "He died so that I might live," others (such as this man) would be so horrified that they'd feel compelled to commit suicide.
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