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odiousgambit
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May 9th, 2011 at 10:09:06 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I think that there should be a rule that nothing can come back up for 15 minutes after the challenge.



I'd say if he can keep it down for one minute it should count. My 2 cents.
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May 9th, 2011 at 10:18:48 AM permalink
Anyone know how much a chicken nugget weighs? How many pounds is 100 chicken nuggets?

You should contact a local tv station. Or better yet a casino host. There might be some high rollers out there who love to gamble on random events that might think that this is a wonderful funny break from the craps table. I can just see a couple of poker pros betting thousands of dollars for or against your son in side action.

Personally, I wish I could be in Vegas to see it go down. Are you taking out of state action? If so, I'll throw in $5 against, even though I'll be rooting for your son to finish. PM me an address and I'll send cash.
SOOPOO
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May 9th, 2011 at 10:24:07 AM permalink
Quote: gambler

Anyone know how much a chicken nugget weighs? How many pounds is 100 chicken nuggets?

You should contact a local tv station. Or better yet a casino host. There might be some high rollers out there who love to gamble on random events that might think that this is a wonderful funny break from the craps table. I can just see a couple of poker pros betting thousands of dollars for or against your son in side action.

Personally, I wish I could be in Vegas to see it go down. Are you taking out of state action? If so, I'll throw in $5 against, even though I'll be rooting for your son to finish. PM me an address and I'll send cash.



I consider your $5 bet booked. Do not send money until after the competition. I am leaving it up to the Wiz to see if any media are interested. 100 McNuggets allegedly weighs between 3 1/2 and 4 pounds.
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May 9th, 2011 at 10:30:21 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

How are you taking bets for people that will not be in attendance?

I'd bet $5 on failure...

And I assume that once he says the NYTimes CrossWords are complete, he has no chance to correct errors found during verification. On that note, how good is his handwriting, particularly after a two mile run?



His handwriting is atrocious. (His father is a doctor). But he has passed muster on the official NY Times crossword competition, and I will let the Wiz decide if there are any errors. Any error will count as a one minute penalty. An error is defined as one letter being incorrect, so if more than one letter is incorrect he will be penalized multiple minutes. My son informs me the likelihood of him making an error is equivalent to a certain roulette system being a foolproof way to make money. The unknown is if he can eat the grease laden McNuggets.

I consider your $5 bet booked.
Nareed
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May 9th, 2011 at 11:10:12 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I am leaving it up to the Wiz to see if any media are interested. 100 McNuggets allegedly weighs between 3 1/2 and 4 pounds.



You should also try to get Vegas travel sites and blogs interested.

"The First Annual Wizard of Vegas [something] Challenge" :P

Does the weight include dipping sauce?
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May 9th, 2011 at 11:50:47 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

You should also try to get Vegas travel sites and blogs interested.

"The First Annual Wizard of Vegas [something] Challenge" :P

Does the weight include dipping sauce?



I will let the Wiz see if any media can be drawn in. i tried contacting the local newspaper to no avail. My hunch is he wont be using any dipping sauce.
cellardoor
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May 9th, 2011 at 12:09:57 PM permalink
Quote: gambler

Anyone know how much a chicken nugget weighs? How many pounds is 100 chicken nuggets?



According to McDonalds ( http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/nutritionfacts.pdf )

5.6oz. for 10 nuggets, so 3.5 lbs for 100 nuggets. That's not as bad as i would have thought, it's still a hell of a challenge. I'd love to be able to make it out there.
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May 9th, 2011 at 12:11:58 PM permalink
Do the rules allow multi-tasking (ie eating and doing the x-word's at the same time) or do the tasks need to be done sequentially?
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May 9th, 2011 at 12:24:43 PM permalink
He must do all 3 things sequentially. He will not have access to the puzzles until the run is complete. He will not have access to the McNuggets until he has turned over the puzzles to the Wiz.
Ayecarumba
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May 9th, 2011 at 12:40:02 PM permalink
Regarding the security of the puzzles until the challenge... How do we know he will not have seen the clues before the challenge?
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