motionbox and neatorama present: HDYK? - {day 1}

David K. Israel
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It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!

Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by the extraordinary video sharing site, Roku, and our friends over at

Format!! We've got an all-new format starting this month that should make the game much more fun for everyone!

Here's how it works: Starting today, and every day the rest of this week, we'll be presenting two challenges at noon ET. They'll be very similar to the kinds of puzzles you've come to expect from me and Josh, and, yes, they will feed into the Day 5 puzzle, as normal. But here's the difference: Each evening, at 8pm ET, we'll be putting up a third challenge loosely based on the day's previous two challenges. You won't need to solve the first two to solve the third, but knowing the day's theme might help you be the first to crack Level 3. Regardless, the first person to solve the 8pm ET puzzle and leave the answer on the appropriate neatorama post that we specify, wins the Day! To better your chances at being the first, may we suggest that you go register to leave a comment on neatorama now. Though their site doesn't insist that you register to leave comments, being logged into their site at 8pm will again give you a slight edge if you're planning on trying to win the Day.

>> Prizes! The person who wins the Day gets one item from the neatoshop worth $25 or less. Shipping is on the house but the item you pick must be in stock. Oh, and no credit if you don't use up the full $25. Also, we've got a grand prize, as always, for the winner of Day 5 next week: Motionbox has teamed up with Roku to give away one amazing package: the Roku wireless movie player! Watch almost any movie at any time, including all your netflix flicks and all your own motionbox vids you uploaded, right on your TV.

>> So what's in it for the person/team who finishes first with all the correct answers? Bragging rights, as always, with your photo/bio posted on our site. But also the chance to win the prize, and, as has been tradition here for the last 26 months of HDYK?, your pick of any one of the amazing t-shirts from our store.

As always, if you're not a Fan of our Facebook page, be sure to add us so we can keep you updated, and you can get in on some additional nifty clues throughout the week. If you're new to our five-day hunt, you can read up on our new Rules page here. Ready to get your Hunt on? Click on through.