Tips for winning Time Machine 6/23/17

h-time_machineThe June 23, 2017 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many times will the word “euro” appear in World News at 3 pm CT August 9, 2017?

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

If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to August 9th 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 11:30 pm CT on June 23, 2017.

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 9 pm CT on August 8, 2017.

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: August 9, 2017, 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 August 8, at approximately 9 pm CT.  Set a reminder for yourself so you don’t forget (or just travel to the August 8th 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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 3/10/17

The March 10, 2017 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many total points will be scored in the Mens NCAA Basketball championship on April 3rd, 2017?

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to April 3rd and retrieve the answer.  If you don’t have access to a time machine, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with United States NCAA basketball and the massively-popular, end-of-season national championship tournament known as “March Madness.” Fun Fact: It’s estimated that more than 60 million people will fill out a tournament bracket to predict the winner this year!screenshot_2475

Start by reviewing this Wikipedia article.

Next, review history!  This page provides the final score of all the NCAA championship games since 1939.

Of course, every year is different—different teams, different styles of offense, different coaches.

Good luck!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
All entries must be in by 5 PM CST on April 3rd, 2017.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
All winners will be revealed on April 4, 2017.

Q: What should an entry look like?
Your entry should be a two-, or three-digit number.

Q: Where can I enter?
You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start?
A new Time Machine contest will start on April 3, 2017 at approximately 5 PM CST.

Q: My time machine is in the shop (Flux Capacitor leak).  Can I borrow a friend’s?
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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 8/18/16

The August 18, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the NYSE spot price for silver be at market close on October 5, 2016?

If you have access to an actual time machine, simply travel to October 5th and retrieve the answer.  If not, the following Webpage will help you make your prediction:

http://www.kitco.com/charts/livesilver.html

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Here’s another valuable resource for determining what the price of silver will do in the future:

http://www.macrotrends.net/1333/gold-and-silver-prices-100-year-historical-chart

The above Webpage actually tracks the price of silver for the last 100 years!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on September 28, 2016.

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: October 6, 2016.

Q: How many decimal places should answers go to?
A: Two.  For example, 19.61, and we’ll round up or down if necessary (i.e. 19.792 would be rounded down to 19.79).

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter your prediction for the above question HERE beginning at 11:30 pm CT on Thursday, August 18th, 2016.

Q: What’s “NYSE?”
A: NYSE is the abbreviation for the New York Stock Exchange.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start?
A: The next Time Machine game should start on or about September 29, 2016.

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.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 5/9/15

The May 9, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new movie JURASSIC WORLD be on July 8th?

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If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, you should familiarize yourself with BoxOfficeMojo.com and, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 600 movies.

On July 8th, at 11 AM CT, will Jurassic World be ranked 5th, 50th, 500th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about Jurassic World, which opens June 12th, here.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on July 3rd, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  July 8, 2015 at 11 AM CT –per BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart.

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: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here on July 8, 2015.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think Jurassic World will be ranked 99th all-time on July 8th, enter the number “99.”

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for Jurassic World predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on July 4, 2015.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 4/6/15

The March 6, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new movie FURIOUS 7 be on May 12th?

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If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, you should familiarize yourself with BoxOfficeMojo.com and, specifically, this chart–which gives you the all-time box office (worldwide gross) ranks for over 600 movies.

On May 12th, at 11 AM CT, will Furious 7 be ranked 5th, 50th, 500th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about Furious 7, which opened April 3rd, here.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:59 pm CT on May 8th, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  May 12, 2015 at 11 AM CT –per BoxOfficeMojo’s All-Time Box Office chart.

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: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here on May 12, 2015.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a one-, two-, or three-digit number.  For example, if you think Furious 7 will be ranked 99th all-time on May 12th, enter the number “99.”

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for Furious 7 predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on May 9, 2015.

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.

Tips For Winning Time Machine 3/29/15

The March 29, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many total points will be scored in the Mens NCAA Basketball championship on April 6th, 2015?

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to April 6th and retrieve the answer.  If you don’t have access to a time machine, it will be helpful to familiarize yourself with United States NCAA basketball and the massively-popular, end-of-season national championship tournament known as “March Madness.” Fun Fact: It’s estimated that more than 50 million people will fill out a tournament bracket to predict the winner this year!Performing A Slam Dunk

Start by reviewing this Wikipedia article.

Next, review history!  This page provides the final score of all the NCAA championship games since 1939.

Of course, every year is different—different teams, different styles of offense, different coaches.

Good luck!

MORE TIPS

1. People like to guess round numbers, so stay out of the pack by predicting a NOT-round number.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by the tip-off of the game on April 6th, 2015.

Q: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: All winners will be revealed on or before April 7, 2015.

Q: What should an entry look like?
A: Your entry should be a two-, or three-digit number.

Q: Where can I enter?
A: You can learn more about Time Machine and enter HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: A new Time Machine contest will start on April 7, 2015.

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.