How Did You Know? [Day 1]


Today I'm unveiling an episodic trivia hunt that may or may not become a periodic feature, depending on how you all react to it. The hunt works like this: every day this week, I'll be presenting a specific challenge. Your job: come up with the answers and hold onto them! Why? Because on Friday, you'll need those answers to solve a short puzzle. The first person to email in the correct answers and successfully show how you arrived at them (thus the title: How Did You Know?) wins a choice of any t-shirt or book from our store.

Now, you'll notice that comments have been turned off for the duration of the hunt. That's because I don't want you putting down half-answers, tipping off other readers. However, I definitely encourage you to work in teams. Email your friends, send around each daily challenge, conspire, work together, whatever it takes to make sure you're armed with the right answers going into Friday's puzzle!

Today, after the jump, I'll be presenting five short soundbites. Your job, of course, is to Name Them Tunes! Most of the challenges in the hunt will test your ability to see the forest for the trees. Imagine an aperture, closing down, only allowing a bit of a song, a movie, a video, or part of an image to be seen or heard. That's the idea behind How Did You Know?

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Because comments have been disabled, if you have any questions or concerns, go ahead and write us at:

And now, without further ado"¦ let the hunt begin!

(Each page has a soundbite for you to name. So be sure to click through them all.)

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