ANSWERS TO SURF THE WEB CONTEST
by Ben Bongalon ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Here are the answers to the contest questions. Remember there are
many possible valid answers and equally many ways to search for them,
so these are just representative examples.
- How much does Homer Simpson weigh?
Just about any search engine should find this piece of information,
so take your pick!
However, be warned that Homer's weight is highly variable depending
on which Web site you visit. Some sites play it safe and give a margin
of error. For example:
|Search words ||Homer Simpson weight|
|Rank ||3 |
Tim's Page about Homer J. - Member of the Internet Link
Exchange. This is a page that pays homage to everyone's
favorite slacker, Homer J. Simpson. We have sound files to
download, and links to other Simpson sites. Homer Information:
Homers Weight 239 LBS...
- How do I make a paper shark?
This one is a bit trickier. You'll probably need to use the
keyword "origami" to get any decent hits.
- Converting P10,000 to Deutsche mark
To get the answer, you would first search for a site that
offers a currency conversion calculator. You then use their
tool to figure out the local currency.
|Search words ||currency AND converter|
|Rank || 1|
Now enter the amount and select the currencies, then click
on "Perform Currency Conversion" to get the converted
Universal Currency Converter(tm) Results by Xenon
Labs. Rates as of 1999.12.10 02:31:26 EST. (Rates
updated once per minute):
10,000.00 PHP Philippines Pesos=472.819 DEM Germany Deutsche Marks
- What is the name of the US satellite headed for Mars
that mysteriously disappeared last September?
- What is the legendary "ibong adarna"?
|Search words ||Ibong Adarna Philippine legends|
|Rank || 2|
Ibong Adarna -- In Philippine legends, a bird that sings seven
songs in its lifetime, changing its color during each song. It
had the power to heal the sick, so it was vied for by those
brave enough to confront it since its song could make one fall
asleep, and while the victim slept, the Ibong Adarna would
excrete on him, turning him to stone....
- Who it the curent Sri Lankan President?
- BPI Branches in Baguio
|Search words ||Bank Philippine Islands|
|Rank || 1|
From BPI's main Web page, select "Location and Branches" from the
top left pull-down menu (where it says "About BPI"). From there,
click on Luzon Province on the map, then you'll reach a list with
3 Baguio branches listed on the left side: Baguio-Burnham Branch,
Baguio-PHILEX Branch, Baguio Session Branch
Tedious, but doable!
- John Grisham's latest novel
- Natural biodegradable packaging
|Search words ||natural AND biodegradable AND packaging AND eco-friendly|
|Rank ||2 |
...All Natural Biodegradable Compostable Reusable/Disposable...
...for the Environment Starch ALL NATURAL ECO-FOAMŪ loosefill is...
- I cry without eyes, travel w/o feet. What am I?
This is actually a Filipino riddle, so you would need to use Tagalog words
to find the answer.
- (Bonus Question) Where can I get the receipe for Alex III barbecue
chicken with sauce?
Although we've received several pointers to the Alex III Restaurant website
and the menu item, the actual receipe remains a mystery. But thank all for
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