My big damn riddle

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If you have seen this riddle before and/or know the correct answer, I ask that you please not participate so that others may ask questions and make guesses. The solution to this is well known and is posted in many places on the Internet. A quick Google search will reveal it. If you already know or choose to look up the answer, please refrain from posting in this thread.

Here's the deal: you may only ask yes/no questions, and you may not ask more than 2 questions at a time until they have been answered. Multiple people may ask their questions at once, but any individual person may not ask more until theirs have been answered.

This riddle was given to my eighth grade class way back when I was in, well, eighth grade. Yes, there is a solution, and yes, I know what it is.

The riddle:
A man walks into a bar and orders raw albatross. He takes one bite of it, gets up, walks outside, and shoots himself. Why?

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because it tastes too bad. And he regretted, and decided he would rather die....kaBooM!?
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1) is the phrase "raw albatross" to be taken literally :?: ie: an uncooked bird resembling

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2) did he find something within the 'raw albatross' after taking his first bite :?:
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1. Is the man allergic to albatross and he suddenly remembered that?

2. Did the bartender/waiter misunderstand the man because he has a strange accent or a speech impediment?
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1) Did he get too much than he can handle?
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Prime wrote:
1) is the phrase "raw albatross" to be taken literally :?: ie: an uncooked bird resembling [image here]

Yes.

Prime wrote:
2) did he find something within the 'raw albatross' after taking his first bite :?:

No.

kc0tma wrote:
1. Is the man allergic to albatross and he suddenly remembered that?

No.

kc0tma wrote:
2. Did the bartender/waiter misunderstand the man because he has a strange accent or a speech impediment?

No.

Bogey wrote:
1) Did he get too much than he can handle?

No.
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1) Is he mentally challanged?
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Bogey wrote:
1) Is he mentally challanged?

No.
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Is the man wearing sunglasses?
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Merlyn wrote:
Is the man wearing sunglasses?

No.
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1. Does the raw albatross have anything to actually do with why he shot himself?

2. Could have the raw albatross been a different food and the outcome would have been the same with him shooting himself?
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Bigwebmaster wrote:
1. Does the raw albatross have anything to actually do with why he shot himself?

Yes.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
2. Could have the raw albatross been a different food and the outcome would have been the same with him shooting himself?

No.
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1) Did he shoot himself with something other than a gun?

2) Was he accomplishing some sort of personal goal by eating the raw albatross?
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1. Did the man enjoy his first bite of the raw albatross?

2. Did the man shoot himself with a gun?
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jameson5555 wrote:
1) Did he shoot himself with something other than a gun?

No.

jameson5555 wrote:
2) Was he accomplishing some sort of personal goal by eating the raw albatross?

Yes.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
1. Did the man enjoy his first bite of the raw albatross?

No.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
2. Did the man shoot himself with a gun?

Yes.
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Should this have been posted in the Games forum? lol I already know the answer from years go
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Could the albatross have been any other type of raw bird, or did it have to be an albatross?
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jflynn wrote:
Should this have been posted in the Games forum? lol I already know the answer from years go

No.
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The solution to this is well known and is posted in many places on the Internet. A quick Google search will reveal it. If you already know or choose to look up the answer, please refrain from posting in this thread.


jameson5555 wrote:
Could the albatross have been any other type of raw bird, or did it have to be an albatross?

No.
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Was eating raw albatross his entire goal\purpose for life?
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1) Did the man notice any visible feature about the albatross that caused his reaction?

2) Does the answer have anything to do with the alphabet?
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1. Did the man die after he shot himself?

2. Is the albatross the most important part of the riddle?
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kc0tma wrote:
Was eating raw albatross his entire goal\purpose for life?

No.

jameson5555 wrote:
1) Did the man notice any visible feature about the albatross that caused his reaction?

No.

jameson5555 wrote:
2) Does the answer have anything to do with the alphabet?

No.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
1. Did the man die after he shot himself?

Yes.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
2. Is the albatross the most important part of the riddle?

Yes.
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Was the albatross dead when he ate it :?:

Had he seen the albatross at anytime prior to asking for it :?:
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Prime wrote:
Was the albatross dead when he ate it :?:

Yes.

Prime wrote:
Had he seen the albatross at anytime prior to asking for it :?:

No.
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Is it because he asked for it at a bar?
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1. Was the man terminally ill and was going to die anyway?

2. Was he scared to shoot himself?
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Does the answer have anything to do with food poisoning?
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Bogey wrote:
Is it because he asked for it at a bar?

No.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
1. Was the man terminally ill and was going to die anyway?

No.

Bigwebmaster wrote:
2. Was he scared to shoot himself?

No.

jameson5555 wrote:
Does the answer have anything to do with food poisoning?

No.
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lol, this is going to take forever...
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what kindove bar has raw albatross?
does the kindove bar have any significance in the riddle?
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