How Did You Know, Hoang-Kim and Cara Vu?

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First a little update: We're now over 820 fans over on the Hunt's Facebook page! Gamers are taking it upon themselves to trade answers through cryptic clues! Nice going Fans! Keep on using the page in new, and cool ways as the community grows.

As always, we got dozens of submissions with all the correct answers. In fact, as I type this, they're still coming in! And you all will be entered into the drawing to win this month's Vado HD cam, courtesy of our sponsors. Likewise, anyone who submitted any answer at all is eligible for the free premium subscription on motionbox.com.

But enough chatter. On with the winners!

schoolofathensYou'll recognize the team of Hoang-Kim and Cara Vu from April 2009. We'll post all their work after the jump, but first a little bit more about them: My sister Cara and I are ecstatic and obviously honored to finally be back in the winner's circle. Since we live far apart now, HDYK is actually our way of sibling bonding; we both try to solve the day's challenges by ourselves and then compare answers at night. Part of me looks forward to HDYK every month for the week of daily frustrated text messages, culminating in a frantic screaming ten-minute phone call at 8pm on Monday. But we have a blast every time, and everyone in our family knows to stay away from us the last week of the month (unless they can contribute). When we're not trying to match up audio clip mashups on Youtube, Cara is a high-school senior in New Jersey (and perhaps UChicago-bound!), and I'm a George Washington alum, working in international development in DC.

Thanks again for the amazing trivia hunt, and see you next month!

Final Answer

The phone number is for the Glendale Public Library, found on East Harvard Street. It has a internationally known "Cat Collection."

Day 1

D1L1

The beaks are as follows (we watch a lot of cartoons):
1) Beaky Buzzard
2) Woodstock
3) Owl from Winnie the Pooh
4) Daffy Duck
5) Tweety Bird
6) Twitter Bird
7) Sam the Eagle (!)
8) Foghorn Leghorn
9) Big Bird
10) Roadrunner

D1L2

The answers are as follows: Scissors, Clan, Wave, Reed, Hanks, Lasagna, Leaf (knew everything but Leaf off the top of my head, looked that one up).
The birds are: Cardinals, Seahawks, Falcons, Ravens, and Eagles, which are all teams in the NFL.

D1L3

The nine songs are as follows (figured that Free Bird and Fly Like An Eagle would be in there, and everything else fell into place):
1) Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
2) Sparrow (Simon and Garfunkel)
3) Disco Duck (Rick Dees)
4) Doin' the Pigeon (Sesame Street)
5) Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
6) Fly Like An Eagle (Bee Gees)
7) When Doves Cry (Prince)
8) I'm Like a Bird (Nelly Furtado)
9) Blackbird (The Beatles)

Day 2

D2L1

1) Pretty in Pink
2) The Breakfast Club
3) Sixteen Candles
4) St. Elmo's Fire
5) Revenge of the Nerds
6) Amadeus
7) Ferris Bueller's Day Off

D2L2

1) Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Becomes Best-Selling Record Ever
2) "Live Aid" Concerts in London And Philadelphia Raise Money for Famine Relief
3) "Baby Jessica" McClure Falls Down Well
4) United States Hockey Team Defeats Russia to Win Olympic Gold Medal
The Texas town in #3 is Midland.

D2L3

1) Kool and the Gang - Celebration
2) Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
3) Toni Basil - Mickey
4) Steve Winwood - Roll With It
5) Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
6) Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

Day 3

1) Cop Rock (a rock with a policeman's hat)
2) NYPD Blue (the letters NYPD are in blue)
3) Barney Miller (Barney the dinosaur and beer)
4) Chips (British word for fries)
5) Law and Order (Jude Law, and a restaurant check order)

D3L2

12 pm: Lunch
1pm: The Return of the Pink Panther
3pm: The Haunted Showboat
5pm: Charlie's Angels
7pm: Dinner
8pm: A Study in Scarlet
10pm: Rear Window
12am: The Melted Coins

The director of the last film he watched is Alfred Hitchcock.

D3L3

1) Anthony Kennedy
2) Sonia Sotomayor
3) Antonin Scalia
4) Ruth Bader Ginsburg
5) John G. Roberts
6) Clarence Thomas
7) Samuel Alito
8) John Paul Stevens

The missing name is 9th Justice Stephen Breyer.

Day 4

D4L1

Hexagon
Taxidermy
Vixen
Mexico
Jukebox
Netflix
Xylem
Xylitol
Foxtrot
Lennox
Anthrax
Xerox

The phrase spells out "Greek Letter X" which is Chi.

D4L2

HA+NG = Hang Ten
PO+WER+SOF = Powers of Ten
TH+EW+HO+LE + YA+RDS = The Whole Ten Yards
TOP + LI+ST = Top Ten List
BIG + CON+FE+REN+CE = Big Ten Conference
PI+NB+OWL+ING = Ten Pin Bowling
CO+MM+AND+MEN+TS = Ten Commandments
DO+WN+IN+GS+TR+EET = Ten Downing Street
The blogger's last name is Higgins.

D4L3

9, 2, 3, 3, 6
8, 9, 7, 2, 9, 5
6, 1, 4, 3, 7, 1, 4
5, 2, 1, 7, 8
3, 6, 4
2, 5, 4, 8, 6
2, 9, 5, 1, 5, 7, 2
6, 8, 3, 3, 5, 8
7, 4, 9, 4, 1

Day 5

Big Bird appeared in an episode in 1981.
The number of different consonants in Breyer's name is 8.
Cop Rock was ranked #5 in the worst shows of all time.
The orange box had an 8 in it.
Josh read A Study in Scarlet at 8pm, or 2000.

The number is as follows: 818-548-2020

The number is for the Glendale Public Library, found on East Harvard Street. It has a internationally known "Cat Collection/"

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