Tips for winning Time Machine 2/7/16

h-time_machineThe February 7, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many times will the word “euro” appear in World News at 3 pm CT March 24, 2016?

Source: http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+News/Europe

If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to March 24th and retrieve the answer.  If not, here are some tips to help ascertain the correct answer:

1. Go HERE.

2. Use the “find” option on your Web browser (in Safari, it’s Command-F), enter the word “euro” 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 “euro” also counts.  Examples: words like “European” or articles from the Voice Of Europe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When does this contest start?
A: You can make your first entry at approximately 5:30 pm CT on February 7, 2016.

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 9 pm CT on March 23, 2016.

Q: Do I have to hit the number exactly or can I win by just being close?
A: This isn’t the game Horse Shoes.  To win Time Machine, you must provide the exact, right answer.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think the word “euro” will appear 21 times, enter the number “21.”

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: March 24, 2016, at approximately 4 pm CT.

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 will start on March 24th, at approximately 3:05 pm CT.  Set a reminder for yourself so you don’t forget (or just travel to the March 24th now and enter)!

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.