Puzzle challenge: State what you see in the clip and explain why

Try to state what you see in the video clip and explain why.

Bonus points: explain what you don’t see but can imagine happen.

12 Responses to Puzzle challenge: State what you see in the clip and explain why

  1. Haricot says:

    She gave something (a token?) to the participants who put it right back into a jar. Then the latter took a cup of colour substance (drinks? candle?) ….

    Was there a candle light parade later?

    I know it has something to do with the 100 yr celebration of Calgary’s Chinatown.

  2. Haricot says:

    I watched the video again. Those were drinks that ppl took from the table.

    But why the “token” transactions?

  3. kempton says:

    Hi Haricot,

    Yes, those were plastic cups of liquids. The “tokens” were actually pennies or nickels/dimes. You are getting closer but still not there yet. Why?

    And don’t forget the bonus challenge.

  4. Haricot says:

    Since the cup is made out of plastic, the content cannot be a flammable liquid to be lit later.

    There are two colours: orange and red –> two flavours of drinks?

    Was the changing-hand of pennies, nickels and dimes a symbolic ritual or gesture?

    Kempton, pray tell !!

  5. kempton says:

    Yes, it was a drink.

    Why the exchange? Remember, this is in Calgary, Canada.

    Further hint: This “ritual” will also happen in other cities in Canada.

  6. hevangel says:

    Are they selling penny drink? They are actually giving changes?

  7. kempton says:

    If you look closer, they don’t make money. They are actually give you the penny/dime to give to them.

    Strange? :) So this is part of the puzzle/challenge.

  8. hevangel says:

    I gave up. Just tell us the answer.

  9. kempton says:

    @hevangel

    Giving up so easily ? :)

    I will write a post about it later.

    Possible title: “The Funny Business of Free Samples in Canada” or a suitable catchy title.

  10. […] days ago, I posted the following challenge and hoped someone would notice what was going on and we could have some fun […]

  11. kempton says:

    I’ve posted my observations/solution here,
    https://kempton.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/the-funny-business-of-free-samples-in-canada/

    Feel free to chat some more there.

  12. […] Few days ago, I posted the following challenge and hoped someone would notice what was going on and we could have some fun […]

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