Road Rats are some of the most geographically-savvy people in the world. Which is only logical, since they get to see so much of it, constantly, both while doing the work, and then, especially, when going to exotic places on vacation, thanks to having accrued so many frequent flier miles!
So it's only sensible that our contest be oriented to geography.
Read these very simple rules, and then enter. If you win, you'll receive our instructional VIDEO that tells you how to work as a driver for RV dealerships, doing dealer pickups for them from factories that often are hundreds, and even thousands of miles away.
We regularly sell it for $24.95, but if you win, we'll send you a FREE VHS copy.
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- Only one entry permitted per person, and per physical address, per calendar month.
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- Winning entry is determined by random drawing on or near the 10th day of the month following each contest, from all of the correctly-answered entries that were submitted so as to be e-mailed during the month(s) of the given contest. Odds of winning are determined entirely by the number of valid entries received by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, on the last day of the month.
- Because the Webmaster does a lot of travelling, the same contest question sometimes will run for either two or three months straight. And sometimes longer. When the drawing takes place, the number of winning entries drawn will be equal to the number of months in that particular contest.
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VIDEO CONTEST No. 3
(Now closed. Please see NEW contest, below.)
What is the world's tallest mountain, measured from the center of the earth to its summit?
One of these is the correct answer:
Mauna Kea – Aconcagua – McKinley – Kilimanjaro – K2 – Chimborazo - Everest – Fujiyama Washington – Popocatepetl – Ixtaccihuatl – Vesuvius – Rainier – Elbrus – Mammoth – Kosciusko
ANSWER: Mount Kilimanjaro
VIDEO CONTEST No. 4
(Now closed. Please see NEW contest, below.)
We didn't realize this one was so hard! Nobody had the right answer! But here's why it's Kilimanjaro... which is located in Kenya, Africa, close to the equator.
As the earth rotates on its axis, centifugal force causes it to flatten a bit at the poles, and bulge at the equator. This is actually called "equatorial bulge."
Thus, measuring from the center of the earth to the top of all those mountains listed above, the greatest distance is to the top of the one that sits almost right ON the equator! It's farther from the center
of the earth to the top of Kilimanjaro than it is to the top of Everest -- even though Everest is taller from its base to its top -- because Everest is quite a distance from the equator, so misses out on most
of the bulge.
Now that you see the reasoning, THIS question should be a snap!
Choosing from the same set of possible answers, above, which
is the world's tallest, when measured from its base to its top?
ANSWER: Mauna Kea
This mountain is like the tip of an iceberg. Sister volcano to Mauna Loa, on Hawaii's Big Island, most of it lies beneath the surface of the ocean. This shield volcano is SO massive as to be Earth's closest equivalent to Olympus Mons, on Mars. From base to top, it is around a mile higher than Mount Everest!
And this time, we had winners!
CURRENT VIDEO CONTEST -- No. 5
(Started on August 1, 2004)
E-mail your entry, after reading and understanding the above rules. Good luck to you!
Okay. Time for a challenge, again! Even in this age of great search engines, this still won't be very easy for most who tackle it! Here goes -- a 3-part question dealing with Machu Picchu:
1. No one knows for sure what the actual name of that ancient city was.
So what is "Machu Picchu" the name of?
2. Did you know that there never was an "Inca" civilization? Q. -- What is
name of the civilization that most people think was "the Incas?"
3. That actual name referring to the civilization that built Machu Picchu is
that still is used today. It's still meaningful to 60% of Peruvians.
In what way?