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Scavenger Hunt Clues-Updated Daily.

June 30, 2010

To make it easier for everyone, we will be posting all the clues daily on this list. We will also send them out via Twitter and Facebook. Remember that you must email in all your answers by July 5. CLICK HERE for all the details. (No clues will be posted on Saturday or Sundays)

  1. Take a picture of your bathroom.
  2. Send us the headline and link of the 1st Neatorama blog post of 2010.
  3. What is the age of the woman who bungee jumped with her dad in one of our earlier blogs from this year?
  4. Take a friend or loved one to a home supply store, go to the bathroom department, and photograph the two of you having a “lightsaber fight” with plungers. (If you get in trouble, then we don’t know you.)
  5. The back cover of which Bathroom Reader has a wine glass?
  6. Go to your local bookstore and take a picture in front of the shelf of Uncle John’s books. If the store doesn’t carry the books, take a picture of yourself holding a sign saying “Bring Uncle John’s to this store.”
  7. What was the top grossing film of the year that the first edition of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader was published. Hint: It also won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.
  8. What is the 7th job listed in the “7 Jobs That Sound Like a Joke” blog post on WeirdWorm.com?
  9. List 5 famous ducks and the source of their fame.
  10. Find four actual town names that would make for good “bathroomy” puns. (Keep it clean, and make sure you send us the name of the town as well as the state or province it’s in, or just the country if it’s located outside of the U.S. or Canada.)
  11. What the running foot (fact on the bottom of the page) on page 354 of Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader?
  12. Arts and Crafts time: Get out your scissors and find some old newspapers and/or magazines. Cut out these four words: “Uncle” “John’s” “Bathroom” “Reader” (make sure all four words are in a different typeface). Paste them onto a piece of paper like a ransom note, and then either scan it or take a photo of it.
  13. Send us a link to your second favorite website. Of course, we already know that we are your first and most favorite. 🙂
  14. Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate this weekend by taking a picture of a dad. Yes, if you are a dad, a picture of yourself counts.
  15. Tell us what your favorite thing is about your city? It could be a restaurant, park, store, or even your own street. Send us a link or a picture (Google images are accepted).
  16. Wrap yourself in a roll of toilet paper (yes, you can have a friend or family member help you), take a picture, and send it to us with a caption.
  17. Draw a funny picture inspired by your favorite Bathroom Reader article. Make sure to tell us the book and the page number of the article. Scan or take a picture of it and send it in. (Note: Stick figures are OK. We are no judging you on your artistic ability.)
  18. Dress up your toilet and send us the photo—give it a crown, make it a ninja, do something that lets your toilet pretend to be something else for the day.
  19. Search the depths of the Internet for an image of your dream throne. Is it made of gold? Does it have a built-in radio? Send us a link.
  20. Other than the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series, what reading materials are a staple in your bathroom? Don’t worry, our feelings will not be hurt. We know you read a variety of things in there.
  21. Send us the name of the designer/architect of the Toilet House in South Korea. Remember this?
  22. Last clue. Warning: This is a hard one. Tell us which Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader is your favorite. Yes, you MUST narrow it down to one.

We can’t believe the month went by so quickly. Hope this was as fun for you all as it was for us. We are anxiously waiting for all the great submission that we know we will get. Also, we’ve decided to give away random prizes for some of our favorite answers/pictures. So, even if you were not able to get all the clues, enter what you have by July 5th. Send all entries to unclejohnsbathroomreader(at)gmail(dot com).

Thanks everyone for playing along and good luck to each and every one of you.

Best,

BRI

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Ralf
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Ralf

Hey what about the last 2 clues?

PeteM
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PeteM

Make that last 3 clues! ;>)

Dan
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Dan

ugh…i cant figure out #5. I got the others…..

BRI
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BRI

Dan: I would still keep working through the clues. #5 was a hard one. I’m not sure too many people will get that one. Don’t give up. We have more fun clues coming up.

Dan
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Dan

ok. I could also just lok at my book store. Was it published before 1999?

Dan
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Dan

ok, nevermind. You don’t have to answer that. But when is clue number 6 going to come out?

Dan
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Dan

YAY! 6 came out…..

BRI
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BRI

Wow, Dan! I’m very impressed. I just posted it. You are fast!!!

Dan
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Dan

(sorry for double posting)
thank you, i take pride in what i do. Being a fast commenter

Dan
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Dan

Why, thankyou. I take pride in what i do

Victoria
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Victoria

Which cover has BRI guy with a fiendish moustache?

mark
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mark

i saw that last night while checking out the back covers for #5 and now i can’t remember.

Dan
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Dan

(sorry again for double posting, i keep forgetting to press reply….)
Uncle John’s Sixth Bathroom Reader?

Dan
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Dan

Uncle John’s Sixth Bathroom Reader?

Jay
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Jay

Hint: The wine glass is on the back of a relatively recent Bathroom Reader. A big one. It’s part of a celebration.

Dan
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Dan

Is it on the 20th anniversary?

James K
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James K

#12? So the words must be found or just the letters to form each word?

BRI
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BRI

Hi James: We are asking that you find the exact words. Thanks!

mark
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mark

can i use catalogs also? my wife has a ton of those sitting around

Dan
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Dan

does “5 famous ducks” mean like donald duck?

BRI
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BRI

Yes. That’s one example. Now think of 4 more and keep them till the end of the month to email to us. Good luck!

Dan
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Dan

UGH, I CANT FIND “reader” in my newspaper!!!!

mark
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mark

i still haven’t found “uncle”, but i’m not giving up! 🙂

BRI
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BRI

Don’t give up!

Dan
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Dan

For 19., can we make a toilet using photoshop?

Dan
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Dan

NVM i got it….

Dan
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Dan

where is number 20…..i have everything but 20-22…..

BRI
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BRI

Almost there. Just posted #20. The last two will come Tuesday and Wednesday. Then you have till July 5th to send in the answers. Good luck.

Dan
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Dan

cool. I have a question:
Can we do #17 in paint or some other computer-based picture maker?

Ralf
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Ralf

Only 2 more left!

Ralf
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Ralf

The newspaper search was the hardest! Took me a while to find uncle

Dan
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Dan

Can #17 be made on paint?

BRI
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BRI

Yes, Dan. You may use a computer program. Thanks for checking. We just want you all to have fun with it.

Dan
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Dan

nevermind, i already drew it

Bull
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Bull

Dan, do you actually read these books or just buy them to look at the cover pictures?

Dan
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Dan

What do you mean?
I buy the books to read in the bathroom and during meals and to increase my knowledge with running foots and articles in the BR

Dan
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Dan

OMG!!! the 21st clue was posted earlier than expected!

Dan
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Dan

Or not, nevermind, i thought that it was still the 28th.
My bad

Dan
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Dan

Hey BRI, is the winner determined by how fast he/she sends it in?
Like let’s say X gave in all the clues on July 1st. Would Y have the same, less, or more chance of winning if she posted them on July 3rd or some date after the 1st?

Ralf
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Ralf

Ur reading too much into it dan. Just do what bri is saying and have fun with it! Thats wat its all about!

Dan
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Dan

you know what, you are so right. I need to not take it so seriously….

Paul
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Paul

well, still it’s a good question. I was curious about that too

ralf
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ralf

They said from the beginning that if there was a draw for 1st place they would randomly pick one. It gives us a fair chance instead of sitting there on the computer waiting for 00:00:01 AM to send it in and be the first one. They want it to be fun, not a racing competition to get there first. BRI writes for people who like to read in the bathroom. They’re chill and I’m sure they want this to be chill too. Go with the flow

BRI
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BRI

We want to be super chill. 🙂 Yes, you have till July 5th to send in all the answers. It doesn’t matter when you send it, as long as you send it by July 5th. If we have more than one person with correct answers, we will conduct a random drawing.

We really hope that everyone had a blast with the scavenger hunt. We are super excited to get all the entries.

Ryan
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BRI:

I don’t want to give away too much. But is a wine glass and a champagne flute synonymous?

James K
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James K

Please pre-load the iphone app on the iPad before you send it to me. Just kidding. This has been great fun. Congrats to the winner, whoever it turns out to be.

Ralf
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Ralf

I cant believe i forgot to email them my answers!

Dan
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Dan

Aww man, Ralf. That stinks. D: (frowny face)

Ralf
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Ralf

Maybe next time. Just sucks that i started this from the beginning and then forgot lol

Evette Buchli
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hmmm…wow… very nice link this is all article good

Dantheman1119
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Dantheman1119

Hey guys when are the small-prize winners gonna be announced?

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