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Thaurismunths

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on: March 21, 2008, 05:14:00 PM
Because TAD said so, I'm on a philanthropic streak, and someone left the "Add New Topic" button available on the Contests page, I'm starting one.

Visit freerice.com and play the game.
I'm offering two prizes, one for the most rice donated, one for the highest score.
The prize for highest score is a cool coffee mug.
The prize for most rice donated is a pound of coffee and a cool coffee mug.

To play:
Send me an IM with your daily rice donations, I'll keep tally and post a daily leader board.
Send me a screen capture with your top score, and I'll do the same.
Contest ends midnight on March 31, and I'll post the winners shortly there after.

How do you fight a bully that can un-make history?


Russell Nash

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Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 08:38:36 AM
If I win, can I get a bag of 1/4"20 nuts instead?



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Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 12:14:48 PM
If I win, can I get a bag of 1/4"20 nuts instead?
Absolutely!
But it'll still only be a pound, and you'll have to grind them yourself.

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Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 12:20:16 PM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 11,400 / 50
« Last Edit: March 24, 2008, 10:33:15 AM by Thaurismunths »

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Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 10:12:24 AM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 14,780 / 50

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Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008, 10:25:47 AM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 21600 / 50
« Last Edit: March 27, 2008, 10:44:11 AM by Thaurismunths »

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Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008, 05:33:06 PM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 21600 / 50

C'mon TAD, Nash, gimme a run for my money here.  I don't even like coffee!

Winner Nash's 1000th member betting pool + Thaurismunths' Free Rice Contest!


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Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 11:39:20 AM
Russell Nash: 4,560 / ?

TAD: 3,220 / 47

Anarkey: 24,760 / 50

Roney: 4,780 / 51

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Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 01:39:51 PM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 21600 / 50

C'mon TAD, Nash, gimme a run for my money here.  I don't even like coffee!

I'm having to balance being a conscientious husband/father against battling world hunger, here!  And I'm getting seasick from the waves of pure awesomeness emanating from your intellect!  :)

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Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 10:35:05 PM
Russell Nash: 4560 / ?

TAD: 3220 / 47

Anarkey: 21600 / 50

C'mon TAD, Nash, gimme a run for my money here.  I don't even like coffee!

I'm having to balance being a conscientious husband/father against battling world hunger, here!  And I'm getting seasick from the waves of pure awesomeness emanating from your intellect!  :)

I'm just not as serious about it.  I play while watching a movie or something, but I don't have that kind of (Ironically the word I'm looking for has totally abandoned me at this moment).



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Reply #10 on: March 30, 2008, 09:37:10 PM
Russell Nash: 4,560 / ?

TAD: 24,340* / 50**

Anarkey: 36,260 / 52

Roney: 9,360 / 51

FamilyGuy: 6,800 / 46

(Sorry this was up late, I just got back from Maryland.)

*Edit: Mended an error in calculations.
**Edit (again): Because TAD broke level 50... no, really. He broke it, so no one else gets to play with it.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2008, 12:24:39 AM by Thaurismunths »

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Reply #11 on: March 30, 2008, 11:29:15 PM
Russell Nash: 4,560 / ?

TAD: 34,180 / 49

Anarkey: 36,260 / 52

Roney: 9,360 / 51

FamilyGuy: 6,800 / 46

(Sorry this was up late, I just got back from Maryland.)
I did a little research, since counting grains of rice makes the whole thing a little tough for me to comprehend.  On average, each grain of rice weighs 25mg, or 0.000025kg.  Multiply that by Anarkey's score of 36,260 and that is .9065 kg, or 1.998lb of rice.  Total, this contest has raised 2.279 kg of rice.  Way to go, team EP!

Sources:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_does_a_grain_of_rice_weigh
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=convert+25+mg+to+kg&btnG=Google+Search

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Reply #12 on: March 30, 2008, 11:53:43 PM
Russell Nash: 4,560 / ?

TAD: 24,340* / 49

Anarkey: 36,260 / 52

Roney: 9,360 / 51

FamilyGuy: 6,800 / 46

(Sorry this was up late, I just got back from Maryland.)

*Edit: Mended an error in calculations.

AND... I finally broke level 50!  :) 

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Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008, 10:42:09 AM
Thank you everyone for playing, even those who didn't submit scores, because every correct answer donates rice.
Here are the final scores:

Anarkey: 54,600 / 52

TAD: 24,340 / 50

Roney: 14,618 / 51

FamilyGuy: 6,800 / 46

Russell Nash: 4,560 / ?

Hats off to Anarkey for donating 54,6000 grains of rice, and watch out for her vocabulary!
Thanks again for playing, and keep clicking.


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