OK... here's the
I am wondering if I am making the contests too hard, because only two people entered. Two entries does make a contest, but I would like it to be more fun for more people. Tomorrow I'll start a poll on this issue.
The entries were from Ratty at the Everyday Adventurer, one of my most stalwart supporters. The other was from Sam Haraldson, a participant in the August Scavenger Hunt. It was really close! I figured that there were a total of 13 possible points- one point for each correct answer, and some of the 7 questions had multiple parts. Sam got 11 and Ratty got 10. So, the winner is Sam of Ultralight Backpacking. Congrats, Sam!
Here are the answers:
1. Your son tells you he wants an abseiling costume for Halloween. He wants to dress as a rappeller. Abseiling is simply the German word for it, but it is sometimes used as an English synonym.
2. Match the word in column A with the closest match in column B (the Halloween connection eludes me)
3. Your friend comes to the office party dressed as a Tibetan monk playing the bagpipes. What do the following have to do with his costume?
crocus - the saffron dye for the monks' robes is extracted from the crocus
cocus - cocus is a hard wood used in the chanter of the bagpipes
4. What movie (possibly scary) has the line near the beginning “That’s one dead burg,” and ends with the number 601 appearing on the screen?
This is Andromeda Strain (1971), a Michael Chrichton classic. The 601 was a symbol for computer overload!
5. Your twins want to dress as Heckyl and Jeckyl. You should research corvids to make a costume. Heckyl and Jeckyl are crows.
6. Guess how many birds are on the wire. (Not flying or in a tree.) The answer was 89. Both entries were close! But Ratty was closer on this one.
7. Who named the battery and why was it given that name? Benjamin Franklin named the battery, because the first batteries were rows of wet cells in jars, wired together. He thought they looked like rows of cannon or mortars, which were called batteries.
The Top Commenters
I like to give the top commenters of the past month a free link with a small icon in the sidebar. These haven't been changed since August because of the Scavenger Hunt and hiking. I began with comments for October. There were 54 total commenters- I think that's the most different people for a month yet! When I had all of those counted there was a tie, so I continued going back, one day at a time until I had 10 clear winners. Here they are:
Everyday Adventurer (Ratty- 33 comments)
Our Simple Life (Julia- 16 comments)
My Journey (rainfield61- 16 comments)
Dances of Dreams (IcyBC - 10 comments)
Joys of the Simple Life (betchai- 7 comments)
Secondary Roads (Chuck - 7 comments)
WillOaks Studio (Karen - 6 comments)
Scribbles from Glynis (Glynis- 6 comments)
Carmen's Chronicles (Carmen- 6 comments)
Duck and Wheel with String (Lin- 6 comments)
The Saga Continues
And now back to that blocked trail. Thursday was a decent day and I finally decided to do something about it.
The wood will go to my campfire wood pile. Much better than the aspen that I usually end up burning. So that was an accomplishment, right? Maybe, not. Look what's around the curve... I'll keep you posted.
P.S. Josh says Loopy is doing really well!
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