# The Unknown Drink

On July 15, 2007, 10 people were killed after drinking an unknown substance laced with an unknown poison.
At the crime scene was a USB with a single file, this picture:
answers.png
However, the image was corrupted, and no one could see it. On the wall, was a message:
YOU IDIOTS THINK YOU KNEW MY PLAN
WELL I'LL GIVE YOU A CHANCE
YOU'LL NEED:
SOMETHING I HAVE A LOT OF
SOMETHING NONE OF US HAVE
SOMETHING I HAVE NONE OF
THE CREATOR OF AN ENGINE FOR A CERTAIN TEXT
AND EXCLAMATION MARKS
You are a junior detective who is excited at the prospect of decoding this. It took you months and months.... but you got the answer.

What was the drink? And what was the poison it was laced with?

## 2 Answers

Partial Answer:

Creator of an engine for a certain text:

The drink was java.

Something none of us have:

Time. The poison is something that's aged over time - not my area of expertise, so I couldn't tell you how that narrows anything down.

Exclamation marks:

Also known as "bangs," as in gunshots. There's GSR involved in this potion of death.

• I'm sorry, but none of those are correct. You ARE on the right track with "Java", though. – InitializeSahib Jun 12 '16 at 0:43

Partial answer:

PNG file contains following text at the beginning and at the end:

FIILq2LRKlyMGCiKTJLVKiKjlPeujSnJs0ImGYy2ImGhMEi0QJBoJUExoOFdUIJQDLQYsQTkXZ1Qvxs6a1uPNq==

and the following image between:

• the text is slightly different at each end. it appears to be be base64 data but does not decode to anything I can understand. – Jasen May 8 '16 at 3:18
• I think the all the text in bold would lead us to a key. Then, we can apply a Vigenere cipher to the wrapper strings, then base64 decode that and we'll have something understandable... maybe – Wesley Situ May 18 '16 at 6:59