Thursday, April 27, 2006

Google a clue

I saw this on my Google homepage the other day and thought it was a pretty interesting way to promote the new Da Vinci Code movie (as if it needs more promotion).

The idea is a sort of cyber-scavenger hunt, where Google leads you to an online puzzle, you solve it, then you get access to a website that gives you a clue to get you to the next puzzle.

I've done the first few puzzles, which gave me a chance to use my cipherin' skills. But they really aren't that difficult. And it occurs to me that it makes sense to dumb down the puzzles if you're trying to get as many people as possible to participate. Especially stooopid people like me.

Anyway, just thought I'd pass along this chance to win fabulous prizes and waste loads of time online.

Update: Of course Steve at MicroPersuasion already posted this. Evidently it will only be live for a couple of weeks.

Update 2: If you're having trouble, this guy is blogging hints and answers for each of the puzzles. So far, I've completed the first 11. Like I said, colossal time waster.

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  1. Thats a cool thihg, hard tho!

  2. That is freaking DIFFICULT! Methinks I won't be winning a prize. I couldn't help but notice a glaring typo though as I was looking through the prizes.

    Middle row, middle item: they actually spelled it "artefact" rather than the correct "artifact." Nails on a chalkboard. I swear...

  3. If you've read the Da Vinci Code and have the book, then go to Dan Brown's Website. There is all kinds of hidden clues on the cover and in the book, all the clues lead you to some sort of puzzle to figure out in turn giving you clues to his next book...pretty slick....


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