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How Did You Know Jimmy Luth?

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We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you enjoyed the new aspect of the game. We're taking all your feedback into consideration for the next hunt, so thanks for being active on the Facebook page. Head over there to find out if you're a random winner, as we'll be pulling that later today. Meantime, congrats to our first place winner, you remember him from the beginning of the summer, yes, it's Jimmy Luth again! Let's RE-meet him now:

Even though I had hoped for wrong answers for Sean (Sorry man) I was sure I was out of the running with the facebook post. Now I am part of the even more exclusive two time winners of HDYK! (Has there ever been a three time champion?). I told all my info on my last bio but I am still married (Thanks to Laurie for dialing the phone as I called out numbers), still with two daughters (Annabelle, 4, pictured 400 feet above Downtown Disney), still an Analyst, and still a trivia nut. As for the puzzles..I spent entirely too much time on a Friday night for Day 4's line puzzles no doubt missing the answer several times as I twisted and turned the pictures in MS Paint. Seriously Josh, do these come to you in your dreams for you to make them our nightmare? I needed no assistance to the palindrome as that was one my Dad taught me many years ago and for some reason sticks with me. As always, thanks to the facebook fans that appear each month with hints and game chat.

Thanks again David and Josh!

Final Answer

A man, a plan, a canal, panama

Day 1

D1L1
-Felix the Cat
-Snagglepuss
-Heathcliff
-Tom
-Sylvester
-Garfield
HDYK: Knew all but Snagglepuss. Had to Google.

D1L2
1. Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent album)
2. Stray Cats (Band)
3. Cat Stevens (Artist)
4. Morph The Cat (Album by Steely Dan founder Donald Fagen)
5. Peter Criss (The Catman of Kiss)
HDYK: Knew some of them. Used facebook hints and Google for others.

D1L3
ABIIF::HELLO
GRGBHEAMNEA
MUNGOJERRIE
What famous musical is this character from?
Answer: Cats
HDYK: work and rework to figure out it was adding the number to the cooresponding letters to get the new letter. A + 7 = H.

Day 2

D2L1
1 CHOO SE-YO UR-WE APON - The Expendables
2 AN-EPI C-OF-EP IC-EPI CNESS - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
3 LET-YO URSE LF-GO-T HIS-A UGUST - Eat Pray Love
4 THE-MA GICS-B ACK-WA RTS-A ND-ALL - Nanny McPhee Returns
5 SOME-G UYS-J UST-C ANT-H ANDLE-V EGAS - The Hangover
6 YOUR-M IND-I S-THE-S CENE-O F-THE-C RIME - Inception
7 THE-M OST-UN EXPE CTED-C OMED Y-EVE R-CONC EIVED - The Switch
Answer: 27, The Hangover, released in 2009
HDYK: Worked out possible words and googled ideas and movies released this year.

D2L2
Movies: Fat Albert (2), The Dark Knight (3), She's Out of My League (5), Baby's Day Out (3), A Hard Day's Night (4), The Wedding Singer (3), Get Smart (2), Saturday Night Fever (3), Get Rich or Die Tryin' (5), Big Daddy (2), Die Hard (2), Get Him to the Greek (5), Wedding Crashers (2), Knight and Day (3), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (5)

1 The Dark Knight
2 Baby's Day Out
3 My Big Fat Greek Wedding
4 Knight and Day
5 Big Daddy
6 She's Out of My League
7 Fat Albert
8 The Wedding Singer
9 Get Smart
10 Get Rich or Die Tryin'
11 Wedding Crashers
12 A Hard Day's Night
13 Saturday Night Fever
14 Get Him to the Greek
15 Die Hard
HDYK: Knew all movie posters. Had to figure out how to do puzzle and was able to do the puzzle without printout.

D2L3
JAMES - CAMERON - DIAZ
LIV - TYLER - PERRY
DANIEL - CRAIG - FERGUSON
BOY - GEORGE - HARRISON
RON - HOWARD - STERN
KURT - RUSSELL - BRAND
ELIZABETH - TAYLOR - SWIFT
LARRY - DAVID - BOWIE
TONY -ORLANDO - BLOOM
CAROL - CHANNING - TATUM
MEG - RYAN - GOSLING
HDYK: Figured all but last one. Got help with a search for Tatum.
Question: Ryan Gosling replaced what actor, who co-starred with Meg Ryan in “Kate & Leopold”, in the lead role of the upcoming film “Drive”, based on the short novel by James Sallis?
Answer: Hugh Jackman

Day 3

D3L1
1 Will and Grace
2 The Sopranos
3 Friends
4 The Price is Right
5 Wheel of Fortune
Answer: ARIAL
Code represents the letter in the place of the first number in answers above with the number of the answer in the second number
HDYK: Took that quiz already this week. Figured out the code pretty quick.

D3L2
1. Done - David K. Israel
2. by commenter e - http://redux.com/f/1381567/Comic-Sans-The-Response
3. Avenir = Ravine
4. avin = vain
5. Vein+font
6. http://www.dafont.com/vein.font
7. Note of the author - This is part of the instruction from step 1.
HDYK: Followed steps. Verified against the facebook clues.

D3L3
Black - switch first and second letter (except the word 'the' apparently)
Red - Move last letter to the beginning.
Green - i's replaced with o; a to e, o to u, e to i
Yellow - the letter i is replaced with next letter in the word.
Pink - the letter u is replaced with the previous letter in the word.
Blue - Move the first letter to the end.
Brown - o's changed to a; a to i, e to o, o to e
Hiding inside this paragraph is the name of a popular font. Circle the first letter of each sentence after you've decoded it. Lay those letters out on the page. Take a good look! Each letter counts. Even the red ones. An anagram is the solution. Isn't it? Very good!
HCLTEEAIV
HELVETICA
Who directed the movie about this font and in what year?
Answer: Gary Hustwit, 2007
HDYK: worked out words. Posted my comment. Hoped for the best.

Day 4

Video Clue 1: The X shape
HDYK: Legitimate guess for each one until finding the right one.
Video Clue 2: 5 Squares
HDYK: Had to listen carefully for "size of squares". Horizontals of 1X1, 2X2, and 3X3. Diangonal 1X1 (From dot 2 down to dot 2 across, etc.). Offset Diagonal 1X1 (From dot 2 down to dot 3 across, etc.)
Video Clue 3/Answer: Existent

D4L2
1. 18 year old voters are this - ELIGIBLE - B. 37816173
2. Game that uses 16 6 - sided die - BOGGLE A. 376608
3. If a lady's a 10 in the US she's a 42 in Europe - SHOESIZE F. 32153045
4. It's found on the 4 -GHI - E - 146 (that was rough, focused on words, not clues, couldn't figure out proper math)
5. Shade of white thats (240, 234, 214) - EGGSHELL G. 77345663
6. Sound heard least often on 11/25 of 2010. - GOBBLE C. 378806
7. To wallpaper it's living room, use the formula 2[pi]r^2. - IGLOO - D. 0.0761
HDYK: Quickly figured out you were looking for words with an upside down calculator. Did the math the best I could with simple calculator. Did the remainder on paper or in Excel. (Old school style -PEMDAS)

D4L3
"What teen singer will appear on the 11th season premiere of CSI?"
Justin Bieber
Question: In an unforeseen outcome (albeit elaborate stunt) to an online contest, which country did Internet pranksters vote to send Justin Bieber to perform a concert on his current tour?
Answer: North Korea
HDYK: I was able to solve in MS Paint after many rotations, movements, pastes and every which way and reading frustrating clues on facebook. Caught the word "the" and found the rest.

Day 5

D1L1 - Garfield
D1L3 - 25 = 7
D2L3 - henry Lethem 2005
D2L2 The Rock 1996
D3L3 1957
D4L2 30

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How Did You Know Jimmy Luth?
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We had a lot of fun giving away daily neatorama prizes this month! We hope you continue to enjoy this new aspect of the game. Thanks for being active on the Facebook page. Head over there to find out if you're a random winner, as we just announced that. Meantime, congrats to our first place winner and new (and former) champion, Jimmy Luth!

Apparently June is my month for winning HDYK (Past winner, June&August 2010 - An honor retained at the top of personal google searches). It must have been in the answers because I was not first to post the final answer and I had a 10 minute delay in start as I thought I had until Tuesday before I saw the facebook post (Everyone should join the HDYK facebook page). I am thrilled to win a month that included references to some of my favorite things in Modern Family, classic cartoons, and Angry Birds along with new ways to submit and a user submitted puzzle. Seriously, you should do that again, I would love to create a puzzle as much as I do to solve them. I attached a photo of me and family (Laurie, Annabelle-5, and Rebecca-2) at the Georgia Aquarium this summer as the sprinkle picture wasn't the best turnout. Thanks again to MF, Neatorama, and the facebook hinters - especially Sharon who helped me get my last missing answer.

Final Answer

Q: According to Urban Dictionary, what is the definition of a Twaggie? A: A traditional tag in the Twittersphere as exemplified by the Web comic Twaggies

Day 1

D1L1
BIRDO
HDYK: Started counting coins and using the cipher (your favorite tool) to see if it spelled anything.

D1L2
Chrono Trigger
HDYK: No idea, searched Dactyl's Nest to find the game for the DS.

D1L3
Mighty Eagle
HDYK: He is purchased separately in the game
Question: In what country is Rovio (makers of Angry Birds) based?
Finland

Day 2

Modern Family
HDYK: Created cipher style setup in Excel and tried some different ideas to see what would create two words. Sadly found it was the answer which I suspected but apparently wasn't solving correctly.

D2L2
8 Out of 10 Cats
Cash in the Attic
Countdown
Black Books
The Big Breakfast
HDYK: Googled some clue words, figured out a Channel 4 connection and searched out shows. Nice hint with "programmes"

D2L3
7F7F7F, FFFF00, 00FFFF, 00FF00, FF00FF, FF0000
Gray, Yellow, Cyan, Green, Magenta, Red
HDYK: Googled the sequences. Figured it was a color thing used for screen images. Took some googling to find it is the order of the SMPTE color bars for a test pattern. Blue is the last one.
What are the three primary colors of light that are used to produce the picture you see on most television sets?
Red, Green, Blue

Day 3

D3L1
Lightning McQueen - Cars
Mystery Van - Scooby Doo
Flintmobile - Flinstones
Space Car - Jetsons
The Mach 5 - Speed Racer
Speed Buggy - Speed Buggy
Answer: Wilson (Owen Wilson)
HDYK: Recognized most right away and googled to confirm the actual car name

D3L2
Comparing against: http://fwallpapers.com/files/images/tow-mater.jpg
Headlight fixed; Removed some top teeth; Piece on top is missing; Gas cap removed;
HDYK: Used a gif maker and an original to ensure no strange small changes like the last time.

D3L3
The car in Back to the Future was the DeLorean. The actor is Christopher Lloyd
HDYK: took the quiz, googling some answers to confirm I was correct.
Question: What was the full name of the character Mr. Lloyd played on Taxi?
Reverend Jim Ignatowski

Day 4

D4L1
Cincinnati Reds - Reds + ox = Red Sox - Boston Red Sox
HDYK: A wiki review of each sports teams and dropping the letters as instructed to see what works.

D4L2 - Nice work Greg. Don't be afraid to do this again MF - I promise to submit next time.
METS - D. The guys on this team are actually one-thousand aliens.
ROYALS - E. The guys on this team would rather be playing polo - the sport of kings.
DODGERS - A. The guys on this team are hard to catch.
MARINERS - C. The guys on this team are out to sea.
ATHLETICS - B. The guys on this team are in good shape.
TOODGSH - HOT DOGS!
HDYK: Knew some right away but had to second guess and fill in to figure out each clue. The aliens was the toughest one.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_League_Baseball#Current_major_league_franchises

D4L3
BULL DURHAM
FIELD OF DREAMS
THE UPSIDE OF ANGER
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
HEIROWN - Kevin Costner is not in this movie.
HDYK: Recognized most of the movies and connected a Costner/baseballl theme.
Question: What pitcher for the Minnesota Twins threw the first no-hitter of the 2011 MLB season?
Francisco Liriano

Day 5

6-7-4-7-2-4-9-5-6-5-2
RPG = MPG
RGB = RBG = 7-2-4
Lighting is number 95
MLB
http://annabellesphotos.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/triviahunt/

Question: According to Urban Dictionary, what is the definition of a Twaggie?

A traditional tag in the Twittersphere as exemplified by the Web comic Twaggies

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neatorama presents: HDYK? - {day 5}
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It's an all-new 5-day trivia hunt!

Co-puzzle Master Josh Halbur and I are happy to bring you the next How Did You Know? sponsored by our friends over at neatorama.com.


Here's how it works: Starting today, and every day the rest of this week, we'll be presenting two challenges at noon ET. They'll be very similar to the kinds of puzzles you've come to expect from me and Josh, and, yes, they will feed into the Day 5 puzzle, as normal. Each evening, at 8pm ET, we'll be putting up a third challenge loosely based on the day's previous two challenges. You won't need to solve the first two to solve the third, but knowing the day's theme might help you be the first to crack Level 3. Also: note that you'll have to solve Level 3--the bonus--to compete on Day 5

>> Prizes! Each day, one person will win one item from the neatoshop worth $25 or less. Shipping is on the house but the item you pick must be in stock. Oh, and no credit if you don't use up the full $25. To be eligible for the prize, you need to leave the correct answer to Level 3 on the correct neatorama page before 10pm ET. You also need to tell us in that comment what you want if you're selected at random.

>> So what's in it for the person/team who finishes first with all the correct answers? Bragging rights, as always, with your photo/bio posted on our site. But also the chance to win the Day 5 neatorama prize, and, as has been tradition here for the last 28 months of HDYK?, your pick of any one of the amazing t-shirts from our store.

As always, if you're not a Fan of our Facebook page, be sure to add us so we can keep you updated, and you can get in on some additional nifty clues throughout the week. If you're new to our five-day hunt, you can read up on our new Rules page here. Oh, and the previous days' challenges can be found here if you missed it. Okay, ready to get your Hunt on? Click on through.

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