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Contest #3
(History as of 4/9/99*

Here is the second free book contest! "What--yet another free book contest?" you ask. Yes! It begins March 31, 1999, and ends April 9 at 11:59 P.M. The prize is the absolutely free copy of the hands-down-best Freddy title, Freddy Goes Camping, in a hardly-read paperback edition.  All you have to do to win is be the first to solve the problems posed here and there and e-mail the answer to me. Yes, indeedy, that's all there is to it. Take your first step... 

Clue #1

At the end of the road that runs through the wood
A fair maid I spied as once there I stood.
"Which way to the grail?" I asked, mystified. 
"Where angels afire blithely fly," she replied.

Clue #2

It's a matter of FAQ!
You're "Two Clicks" and some cipherin' away from the
GRAND PRIZE.

*Solution to the "cipherin' " part of the contest...
Number of dimples on a regulation golf ball
=           336
Number of ridges around the edge of a dime
=           118
Number of verses of the Greek national anthem
=           158
Number of ways to make change for a dollar
=           293
Number of theses posted on the Wittenberg door
=             95
"Grand" total for the "Grand" Prize
=         1000

No Winner This Time!

Contest #4
(Over as of 4/24/99*)

Here is the third free book contest. The prize is that very nice paperback copy of Freddy Goes Camping that I can't seem to get rid of. As usual, book dealers are asked not to participate for reasons well known to the readership of Mr. Eha's Place. Now, I think our little circus escapee is trying to say it's time for you to begin once again at the end of the road, but not exactly right here. Get my drift...?

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*Solutions to the Contest #4 Puzzles

First of all, the little monkey is pointing at the picture of the end of the Back Road in the Big Woods. If you had gone to that picture in FAQ #7 and clicked on the very end of the road, you would have been transported to "Mars" where the puzzles were listed. Those links will be terminated soon, so if you want to check them out, you should do so by, let's say, Wednesday, 4/28.

Puzzle #1: Zero flies one mile. If Freddy and Jinx approach each other at 6 and 4 m.p.h. respectively, it's the same as if Jinx stands still and Freddy approaches him at 10 m.p.h. Use the distance formula (distance=rate X time) from junior high school to take it from there. If they're 1/2 mile apart, it would take Freddy 3 minutes to reach Jinx. If Zero is flying at 20 m.p.h. for those 3 minutes (i.e., 1/20 of an hour), he covers one mile in that time.

Puzzle #2: Here we go from the MOON to MARS and back. MOON, SOON, SOOT, SORT, PORT, PART, MART, MARS, CARS, CARE, BARE, BARN, BORN, MORN, MOON.

Puzzle #3: If 100 chickens lay 10,000 eggs in 100 days, then 100 chickens lay 100 eggs in one day, which means that Henrietta can lay one egg in 1 day. Someone told me that that's typical of chickens.

No winner this time, either!

Contest #5
(Over as of June 23, 1999*)

No brains or skills whatsoever required!
Winner Guaranteed, Maybe...

By popular demand, I am pleased to present a no-brainer contest this time. The prize? That same darn copy of Freddy Goes Camping that is crying out for a new home. So, here it is. I am thinking of a number between one and one million. The person who comes closest to guessing the number will win the prize. There are just a few stipulations.

Number one: No bookdealers, as usual--not even nice ones, because I have no way of knowing if you're naughty or nice.

Number two: Only one entry per person. No fair entering under more than one e-mail address or name! You're on your honor.

Number three: If you already own a copy of Camping, let someone else have a shot unless you plan to give one of the books to a friend! You're on your honor here, too.

Number four: If I get fewer than ten entries, the contest is off! I picked "ten" for no particular reason. Now, the lucky number, on the other hand...

Enter your guess and e-mail address in the boxes below. If you're the winner, I'll contact you by private e-mail and make arrangements for shipping Freddy Goes Camping to you right in time for your summer reading pleasure.

* Since there was only one entry, the contest was declared null and void.

Contest #6
A "Brainer"

You figure it out.

You were a WHAT?

Ba-BOOOOM for sure!

Mt. Rushmore, of course.

Yikes!

Yes, it's a flag.

Yeeee-HAH!


Contest Is Open Until Someone Wins or a New Contest Comes Along!
Everyone is welcome to enter! Yes, everyone...even bookdealers!
Prize = Wait and see! Wow! (Not the "ruptured liver" ashtray.)


Here is the solution. The images all have "October 31" in common

1. Michael Landon, born Eugene Maurice Orowitz on October 31, 1936, starred in I Was A Teenage Werewolf.

2. The first U. S experimental fusion bomb ("Mike" ) was detonated on October 31, 1952, at Eniwetok atoll .

3. Mount Rushmore was completed on October 31, 1941.

4. The gentleman hanging from his heels is the escape artist Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, who died of peritonitis on October 31, 1926.

5. That's Nevada's state flag you see. On October 31, 1864, it became our 36th state

6. And finally, that's Roy Rogers' wife Dale Evans, born Frances Smith in Uvalde, Texas, on October 31, 1912. The horse is Trigger.

 

Contest #7: The Devil Is in the Details

In this contest, your challenge is to identify the book from which each fragment of a Freddy illustration comes and to give a brief, specific description of what that illustration is. For example, you might identify the image to the left as "the antennae of the dragon in Freddy and the Dragon," and you'd be right. However, if you identified image #3 in the contest as "a couple of birds," that just wouldn't do. If you get all the answers correct, you are in line for a major award: a decent copy of a Freddy title (T.B.A.).  Enter your answers in the spaces below all the images and send them to me A.S.A.P. to avoid disappointment. You should also provide me with your e-mail address (so I can notify you should you be the winner) and your first name (so I can address you properly). The decision of the judges is final. There are no appeals. Void where prohibited by law.

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Note!
This contest was declared closed on October 25, 2002, but if you want to challenge yourself for your own amusement, go right ahead. Jot your answers down on a sheet of paper and check them against the correct answers listed here.

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