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mister potato

CNY is just around the corner. As with such Chinese celebrations, auspicious numbers are highly sought after. You know that song that goes “Long ma zing shen, zing yuen mang tang” (roughly translated as “healthy as a horse, with GOLD and silver everywhere”?

gold-bars

Now how would you feel if you have RM 88,888 worth of gold bars in front of you? 

Antarctica ship

Personally, I would go on a trip to Antarctica. 2010 is probably the last year you can do this due to legislations preventing large cruise ships from entering the continent. 

antarctica-emperor-penguin

Contrary to popular belief, Antarctica is a fun place to visit. It’s often dubbed the “last great wilderness” and you get bragging rights. I mean, how many people do you know that have been to Antarctica? None? πŸ˜‰ 

antarctica dusk

It’ll be fun to go on a cruise down down under (down under is Australia, so I took the liberty of adding in another down) and watch the majestic ice caps – a sight to behold indeed. Of course, you’ll also be freezing your ass off, but hey, all in the name of travel eh?

Antarctica is freaking expensive though, so I’ll need that RM 88,888 to go on the trip.

Since I do not have that kind of money in my savings account (it currently stands at RM 1,412.20) I’ll need some assistance to make this happen. 

antarctica-cruise

Enter Mister Potato. They have this SMS contest where you guess the combined weight of Mister Potato, Ortega, the three Mariachis (Uno, Dos, Tres) and the sack of 100 potatoes.

characters

Get to know the characters before you guess! The clues are all in the website. I’m guessing it weighs around 488 kg. That is, of course, a figure I pulled out from where the sun don’t shine.

I need math wizards to help me through this one. 

prizes

Get a 160 gram or 75 gram contest edition pack of Mister Potato and get the unique SMS code inside. I’ve already sent in my entry (488 kgs). You can send in as many entries as you want but each code is valid for 1 SMS. 

clues

There will be clues related to all the weight of the characters so I expect to fine tune my calculations as the alerts is given out. It’s all about inference and extrapolation as you can see from the clue above. You’ll be able to give a (reasonably) educated guess from it. It’s multilingual to boot! 

antarctica-continent

What say you? RM 88,888 is enough for two people go to Antarctica. Tell me what you think it weighs and if you get it right, I’ll share the trip with you!

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39 thoughts on “Fatt Fatt Fatt Fatt Fatt”

  1. debbie: Antarctica is awesome! How many people have been there? πŸ™‚
    Where did you go for your holiday?
    wow: Yeah, but you have to help me guess the weight so I can win first. πŸ™‚

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  2. ah nel: Hmm…I don’t think it weighs that much though. Haha! But thanks for the guess, 888kg does sound about right. Cheers mate! πŸ™‚
    cumidanciki: Okay, we’ll be going to Antarctica together if that’s the right answer! πŸ™‚

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  3. Mark: Haha! Such confidence! I like. πŸ™‚
    Cheers, I’m submitting it, serious, if I win I’ll bring the one with the correct answer along. =D

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  4. suituapui: Haha! Awsome! 555 kgs it is then. Sure thing buddy, if I win that RM 88,888 it’s an Antarctica trip for the BOTH of us. πŸ™‚

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  5. Love it when ppl get the penguin associating Antartica instead of artic. . . .dont thk its 555. . .there must be a 8 ( fatt ) 488??

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  6. Keith Wong: Yup, that’s her. πŸ™‚
    foodcrazee: Hmm…there are no penguins in the Artic. Yeah, I don’t know why they think that too. πŸ™‚
    Okay, entering another one for 488! Cheers!

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  7. WEEN: Nope, I haven’t been to Antarctica before. The first photo was taken by a friend. The girl in the photo is not my gf, she’s a friend. πŸ™‚

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  8. love it, HB… you should go, winner or not. and tell us what it is like. I always read the comments sections, and they are great. but like the great barrier reef in Au, I must content my self with your pics ( and bics… they dont work to well with mitts on. it really got cold for a time. and hip deep snow. not used to that. no time for guns, shit, I could barely get a knife out to open some cans of milk, to feed young ones. so of course, I wanna go. but… have a care… still.. I would join you if I could ( ow, hardheded old man… you got stuff to do here… ow, jesse I know,,, wadnt the last time enough for you…) but here is a number… 37, why i do not know. wish I was going with you….

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  9. debbie: Perth! I’ll love to go there. Maybe I will since I found out the unlimited free flights thing includes that destination. πŸ™‚
    ahlost: Haha! Yeah, I love gold too! Who doesn’t. πŸ˜‰
    Tey Cindy: All my underwear is already red, except for one or two. Haha! πŸ™‚
    tom: Yeah, I am planning to…it’s just too expensive to go to Antarctica. :S
    37 eh? If the number wins (gonna covert it to SI units) I’ll bring you along. πŸ™‚
    Take care my friend!

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  10. this aint no shit, HB… you get caught in a bad way down there, nobodys comming, cause they caint. it aint like happy feet, ( which I liked). to put it bluntlty, one fuck up and you are dead. and will not be the first. cary any meds on your body, and your survival instincts in your mind. was gonna say take some srike anywhere matches, but there is nothing to burn. and like the horn of africa, be aware of the weather. always. there is a reason its not populated, ok? in fact, I dont wanna go. please be careful. got a surgical kit to do an apendectomy if you get trapped? take a small first aid kit. neosporin, asprin, sodium bicarbonate, and make sure you have two pair of glasses . leave the contacts at home..

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  11. tom: Yeah, just like how Greenpeace/Sea Shepherd always go mano-a-mano with the Japanese whaling ships down there, rescue is far away. It would be fun to go somewhere that not many people have been to before though. πŸ™‚

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  12. “Tell me what you think it weighs and if you get it right, I’ll share the trip with you!” — bluff me wan…if I tell you and you win, you will pretend you dunno me anymore.
    Joking la…I aldo don’t know how heavy it weighs. LOL!

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  13. Bangsar-bAbE: Haha! Honest, with RM 88,888 TWO people can go to Antartica! =D
    Okay then I just use the timestamp as your entry. 4:31 pm so 431 kg. πŸ˜‰

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  14. ah nel: Haha! It was supposed to be an AMAZED pose. πŸ˜‰
    eiling: Erm…so amazed I had to close my mouth to stifle and unseemly gasp of wonder? πŸ˜‰

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  15. Eriku: There’s also the more pressing issue of the new legislation that prevents huge cruise ships from going into Antartica. πŸ˜‰

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  16. I wished to say that it’s great to know that someone else also mentioned this as I had trouble finding the same information elsewhere. This was the first place that told me the answer. Many thanks. My best wishes, Gregoria.

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