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Bizarre WAS the word. But I realized it the first time I saw the story. I just asked all those questions to keep the story going...

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OK so only fair... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

A man riding the bus, must stand because there are no seats. On the bus he meets a man with one arm, who pulls a gun and kills him.

Why?

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@ Plowking =>

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You and Sveltje sure do like picking the way out in left field ones don't you.

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Is this an ordinary bus?


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Is this an ordinary bus? Yep...just a normal public transport bus.

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Is this an ordinary bus?

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I'd have to say no.
Not all buses are equipped so you can stand while riding them.
This one is so equipped so you can stand while riding it.

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the man standing in the bus as an old nazi officer, he hold his hand streched to get the "thingie" you can hold in the bus/metro. looks like a nasi greeting.
the guy with the 1 arm was an old war veteran, who lost his arm in the war during a raid of that nazi officer.
and shot him as his revenge for his arm...


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That's damn good Bean....wrong...but damn good! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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The man was a midget and when he grapped something to hang on to, it was the belt of the Police officer, who promptly shot him,cause he thought he was being robbed <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Agree with Plowking on Bean... It sounded like it COULD be right, and he didn't have many clues...

Anyway, was there any other standingspots free? Was it his father in law???

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A man riding the bus, must stand because there are no seats. On the bus he meets a man with one arm, who pulls a gun and kills him.

Why?


It's because losing an arm makes you mean and dangerous.

Of course of you lose BOTH of them, you are then completely 'armless...... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/stupid.gif" alt="" />

(Sorry, that dreadful joke may not work for non English speakers... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/think.gif" alt="" /> )

BTW, Bean's version is excellent - and IMO better than a 'real' answer that I read somewhere else. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Maybe there are several versions of this one, as the answer I saw was quite ridiculous.

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The man with one arm couldn't pull a gun and hold onto the rails that are there so you can hold onto with only 1 arm so he shot the guy to free open a pole. ...



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Aye Kris...I thought the same thing...I think Bean's answer is brilliant, and better than the supposed 'real' answer! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

Which I shall publish here on request, unless people still want to try and guess or ask questions.

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Aye Kris...I thought the same thing...I think Bean's answer is brilliant, and better than the supposed 'real' answer! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

Which I shall publish here on request, unless people still want to try and guess or ask questions.


You could allways post it as a spoiler... Anyone got any good questions (cos I still whant to try...)

@ Kris: Booooo <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/down.gif" alt="" />

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Tell ya what...I'll kick start it for the laugh and see if you can fill the rest!


Here's the hint : <span class='standouttext'>Spoiler : </span><span class='spoiler'> The men knew each other...them and some others where shipwrecked on an island.....so what happened? </span>

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Did they know each other?

If no: Did only one know the other?

Was the standing man somehow responsible for the other's loss of his arm?

Did the standing man have two arms?

How come in these stories everybody walks around heavily armed? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" />


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Did they know each other? Yep, marooned together years ago on the island, with some others


Was the standing man somehow responsible for the other's loss of his arm? Yep - partly so.

Did the standing man have two arms? Yep.

How come in these stories everybody walks around heavily armed? It's a dog eat dog world out there in the land of crazy situation puzzles....better come packing!!

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Oooops. Just remembered that I once heard this. Was it an island? Not a boat? But I think it is the same story.


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Suddenly I see some kind of revengesituation in the distance.. Now I just have to get the whole picture... Maybe I should start think of questions...

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Yep, marooned together years ago on the island, with some others


That's a very complicated form of a simple yes/no answer, don't you think?

Anyone knows what he means about THE island? Is he referring to Vietnam?

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