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And the Winner of Our $103 Amazon.com Gift Certificate Is…

We had 65 entries in our guess how ancient the gnomes are [1] contest, with the largest prize we’ve ever offered up for grabs: a $103 Amazon.com gift certificate.

There were a lot of guesses in the right ballpark, as well as a few folks who thought we were all 12 years old (or didn’t read the whole contest article, which included a “floor” number) — and many more folks who think we’re an ancient, decrepit bunch of windbags. Since we are windbags, and some of us are pretty goddamn old, we approve!

But the closest guess, which was actually insanely close, came from Gnome Stew reader narro87, with 142,142 days — a guess that also managed to incorporate the answer to life, the universe, and everything not once, but twice!

The actual total age of the gnomes, in days, as of May 12, 2011, was 142,221 days. narro87 was off by just 79 days, making narro87 the winner of our contest! Huge congrats, narro87! An email has been dispatched, and I can’t wait to send you your gift certificate.

Thank you to everyone who entered, and I hope you enjoyed the contest. We’ll try something different next time, as always, and contest suggestions are welcome.

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4 Comments To "And the Winner of Our $103 Amazon.com Gift Certificate Is…"

#1 Comment By narro87 On May 25, 2011 @ 6:46 am

I honestly cannot believe I won! I’ve been reading Gnome Stew since 2009 and saw a chance to make Douglas Adams proud. I never thought it’d actually be so incredibly accurate. I hope things continue to go well on you end, and I can’t wait to use the certificate to, coincidentally enough, pick up some of the gaming books I’ve been wanting to get for a long time.

Once again, thank you gnomes–and I eagerly await the insights to come!

#2 Comment By eryops On May 25, 2011 @ 11:29 am

Don’t forget that it’s Towel Day today! Even if you didn’t incorporate 42 in your answer, you can still honor Douglas Adams!

#3 Comment By BryanB On May 26, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

Congrats narro87!

I knew I should have chosen 142201 instead of 142001, but the call to have a “space odyssey” in my answer was just too great to ignore. 😀

#4 Comment By Martin Ralya On May 26, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

Congrats, narro87! I love that your Adamsing was intentional. 😉