Mental Floss

How Did You Know Sarah Blask and Liz Fontenla?

David K. Israel

We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page. Head over there to find out if you're a random winner, as we just announced that. Meantime, congrats to our first place winners Sarah Blask and Liz Fontenla:

Liz and I spend most of our time selling theatre tickets in Philadelphia. We spend our lunch hours trying out new restaurants and figuring out trivia. I’m better at unscrambling words and remembering random things I’ve seen. Liz is best at figuring out audio clips and knowing random music trivia. We both grumble at math problems.

Final Answer 2005

Day 1 D1L1 1. Wheelchairs 2. Hairspray 3. Thirst 4. First Lady 5. Airsickness IRS I knew the first few, and once I figured out the theme, the rest were pretty easy. D1L2 1. Capital 2. Tax 3. Market 4. Bank I got the first two on my own. Thanks to Liz for pointing out the market, and to her fiancé, Mike, for providing the sports term! D1L3 DEATH HEATH HEATS BEATS BEAKS PEAKS PECKS PACKS PACTS FACTS FACES FAXES TAXES I love Sporcle quizzes! I’ve gotten pretty good at word ladders, thanks to them. aeadacbdadca Ben Franklin- I live in Philly. We all know our Ben Franklin quotations pretty well!

Day 2 D2L1 boow This took a lot of staring at, including with a mirror, to figure out what you wanted from us. Once I realized you wanted us to complete the phrases, it became clear. D2L2 TOMATO Liz accidentally told me the answer before I had a chance to look at the puzzle that day. D2L3 1. Eevee 2. Civic 3. Ellen 4. Ewe 5. ABBA 6. Noon Ellen isn't a palindrome I knew the last four. When I Google Image searched the Pokemon, I realized the theme, and found the Honda that matched it. 11/02/2011

Day 3 A=4 B=0 C=1 D=2 E=7 40 41 21N 74 02 40W Thanks again to Liz for the math part, and to Google Maps for the rest. Statue of Liberty, New York D3L2 1. New York 2. Paris 3. Las Vegas 4. Tokyo I’ve been to the Statue of Liberty in NY, so I recognized that one. I knew there was a version in Paris, and you can see the top of the Eiffel Tower in the second picture, so I knew that must be it. I recognized the Las Vegas version of New York from a post on another of my favorite websites, The red tower in the last picture made me think it might be Tokyo. I did some quick Googling, and found out that it was. D3L3 G/ive me/ your t/ired y/our po/or you/r hudd/led ma/sses y/earni/ng to b/reath/e free As soon as I unscrambled “Give me” I knew what it would say, thanks to the day’s theme. iyioorlsenre Emma Lazarus- I knew that she wrote the poem.

Day 4 D4L1 Rick Astley! D4L3 S (Six starts with an S)

Day 5 D5L1 21 6 18 20 3 18 aeadacbd 15141324 21 adca 1431 9 6 2005