-K8memphis Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:43pm
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ANSWERED in post 8 below ~~~~~

 

so my husband unearthed an ancient mail box news from looong ago

 

in it evelyn fryatt reported that there was a delicious promotion at a car dealership called

 

"the sweetest deal in town"

 

evelyn's twin sons covered a real ford taurus in 'chocolate'

(they actually used confectioner's coating aka almond bark same/same as chocolate)

 

they then star tipped the bumpers, hub caps, door handles and mirrors with royal icing

 

(windows were not covered)

 

the prize was to see who could guess how much 'chocolate' they used

 

detective.gif  let's see who amongst us can get the closest answers detective.gif

 

so two questions:

 

  1. how many hours do you think it took the twins to do the deed
  2. how many pounds of chocolate did it take????

 

answer revealed in one week

 

if you have old mbns please play along without letting on or revealing early -thanks!

 

just thought it might be a fun brain teaser --come on you might be the grand prize winner!!!

 

of full blown bragging rights!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 11:50pm
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all right everybody been concentrating hard on this one???

 

you've had 24 hours now

 

so figure you were going to do the chocolatizing the taurus--

 

how many pounds of 'chocolate' would you buy???

 

how much do you think would be used of that???

 

think you'd have to go back to the store for more???

 

come on, get the pencils sharpened up!!! do some cyphering!!!

 

break out the slide rules & the abacuses

 

come on, somebody break the ice!!

BakingIrene Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:40am
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What's a Ford Taurus?

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:41am
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I would say 50 pounds of chocolate, and 10 hours.

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 12:43am
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Wait, I have twin sons, and I know if I send one, I get the work of one little boy, but if I send them both, I get half as much work done, lol.  So, 15 hours.

cheatize Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 1:33am
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A Ford Taurus is a mid-size car, of which we have owned many and there's still one sitting in the driveway. :)

kikiandkyle Posted 15 Jan 2013 , 4:56am
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AThe Ford Taurus is known as the Mondeo in some countries, if that helps!

I'm going to say 40lbs, and 20 hours.

-K8memphis Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 3:15pm
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41 pounds

 

10 hours

sfandm Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 5:35pm
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170 pounds and 18 hours

Marianna46 Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 5:42pm

Well, it would take me 80 pounds and 75 hours. Of course, 39 of those pounds would be consumed by me and whoever I put on my team (another chocolate lover, of course) and the other 65 hours would be spent getting over the mulligrubs from eating so much chocolate. Thanks for the brain calisthenics, -K8memphis!

SugarRushStuff Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 6:02pm

Hmmmm, I would have to say 120lbs of chocolate only because I know when I was making my daughter's suckers for her birthday party, it took way more pounds than I expected and about 5 hours since there are two boys working on it. I'm sure I am way off! Any cake that I have tried to estimate my time has not been assumed accurately. :)
 

SugarRushStuff Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 6:04pm

Gee, you wouldn't be able to guess I am new to this site would ya... contest is already over! LOL Newbie is right!!

-K8memphis Posted 22 Jan 2013 , 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by SugarRushStuff 

Gee, you wouldn't be able to guess I am new to this site would ya... contest is already over! LOL Newbie is right!!

 

 

my bad!!! i put a disclaimer in the first post because who reads every entry huh

 

but dang i got almost as much response after i put the answer

 

shoulda put the answer sooner!!!!

 

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SugarRushStuff Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 3:17pm

Haha, it was a fun question! I was going through reading everybody's guesses and didn't realize when I read your answer that it was the answer. LOL
 

-K8memphis Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 3:42pm

we didn't used to have the capability to edit older posts

 

but since we can now i thought it was good that i edit it

 

and i didn't realize how my 'answer' post looked till i got more guesses!!

 

so thanks!!!

SugarRushStuff Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 5:37pm

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Marianna46 Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 6:27pm

Well, I put my entry in after I read the answer, which is why it matches yours exactly after you subtract the on-site consumption of chocolate and the considerable recovery time. I have to say the figures in my mind were nowhere near the actual ones! But I realyy enjoy brain games, so thanks again.

-K8memphis Posted 23 Jan 2013 , 6:34pm

i was so surprised it was only 41 pounds

 

those twins certainly were patient--ten hours--dang!

 

plus piping stars on bumpers -- wow! no turntables either ;)

 

and if i had done it it surely would have marred the finish on the car when removed

 

yikes

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