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 1/6/16

The January 6, 2016 Time Machine contest features the following question:

How many total points will be scored in Super Bowl 50?

Super_Bowl_50_logoSuper Bowl 50, the 50th edition of the Super Bowl in American football, and the 46th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2015 NFL season.

The game is scheduled to be played on February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California,

If you have access to an actual time machine, you can of course simply travel to the future and retrieve the answer.  If not, use the above links and do other Internet research to come up with your prediction.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 5:30 pm CT on Sunday, February 7th, 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: When will the winner(s) be revealed?
A: The winner (or winners) will be revealed here no later than February 8th, 2016.

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 total score (scoring by both teams) in the Super Bowl will be 77 points, enter the number “77.”

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 Super Bowl 50 predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on February 7th, 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 11/27/15

The November 27, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the relative humidity be in Bangalore, India for January 17th-21st (as predicted by weather.com)?

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 this 10-day weather chart at Weather.com.

On January 12th, 2016, at exactly 11 AM CT, what will be the SUM of the predicted humidity in Bangalore, India for the following five days:

  • January 17
  • January 18
  • January 19
  • January 20
  • January 21

EXAMPLE: In the following weather.com chart, the sum of the predicted daily humidity for the five-day period is 263.

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For more information on January weather in Bangalore, India, check out this website.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on January 5, 2016.

Q: When exactly will the number be considered final?
A:  January 12, 2016 at 11 AM CT –per this 10-day weather chart at Weather.com.

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 January 12, 2016.

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 humidity sum for the 5-day period will be 150, enter the number “150.”

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

Q: What will I win if I predict the right number?
A: You’ll win a share of the Time Machine TCredits “Zackpot.”  And as shown here, the Zackpot is often tens of thousands of TCredits!  Learn more HERE.

Q: When will the next Time Machine game start
A: After the entry period ends for Bangalore humidity predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on January 5, 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 10/16/15

The October 16, 2015 Time Machine contest features the following question:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new Hunger Games movie be on December 4th?

mockingjaypostersmallIf 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 620 movies.

On December 4, 2015, at 11 AM CT, will Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 be ranked 1st, 250th, 620th…or somewhere in between?  Learn more about the movie, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which opens November 20th, here.

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is the deadline for entering?
A: All entries must be in by 11:30 pm CT on November 27, 2015.

Q: When exactly will the ranking for Time Machine be considered final?
A:  December 4, 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 December 4, 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 the movie will be ranked 99th all-time on December 4th, 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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 predictions, a new Time Machine contest will start on November 27, 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.