Tips For Winning Time Machine 9/16/14

The September 16, 2014 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many times will the word “be” appear in World News at 3pm CT October 31, 2014?


If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to October 31st and retrieve the answer.  If not, here are some tips to help ascertain the correct answer:

1. Go to:

2. Use the “find” option on your Web browser (in Safari it’s Command-F), enter the word “be” and see how many times it finds the word on the page.

3. Do this daily to get an idea of how many times the word appears each day.  Once you feel you know, make your entry.

Note: Any word or name that contains “be” also counts.  Examples: words like “believe” or articles from the Belgium Telegraph


Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 3 pm CT on Oct. 30, 2014.

Q: How many predictions can I enter?
A: You may enter up to one entry per day until the deadline.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: Oct. 31, 2014.

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter your prediction for the above question HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start?
A: The next Time Machine game should start on October 31, 2014, at approximately 3:05 pm CT.

Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak).  Can I borrow a friend’s?
A: Yes, our rules allow you to use another person’s time machine.  However, you must travel to the future yourself.  You cannot send someone else to the future to get the answer for you.