Sunday, April 6, 2014

Friday Fun Facts Contest Results!



Here are the results of the Friday Fun Facts Contest!  I received a total of 112 entries in the contest.  Thanks very much to everyone who participated!

The winning entry, chosen with the random number generator at random.org, was submitted by Ed Buffum.  He chose the following items:
  1. How to put on a great kilt
  2. Sporran
  3. Ant rafts
  4. Chambered nautilus
  5. Nuckelavee
Congratulations, Ed! I've sent you an email requesting your mailing address, so I can arrange to have your autographed copy of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD mailed to you when it's published in June.

I really enjoyed seeing everyone's choices, and the reasons why people chose those particular items.  Here are the top 15 items, in order of popularity:

How to put on a great kilt
Gaberlunzies
Forget-me-nots
Hedgehogs mating
Astrolabe
Hairstyle with sailing ship
Beauty marks
Dragonfly in amber
Ley lines
Bodhran
Dunbonnet's cave
Munro bagging
Friesian horses
Kelpies and waterhorses
Aga cooker

I've learned a tremendous amount from the Friday Fun Facts, as I'm sure many of you have, as well. Thanks so much to all of you who've commented on my FFF posts over the last two years, both here and on Compuserve, Facebook, and Twitter. I appreciate that very much.

And last but definitely not least, MANY thanks to Diana Gabaldon, for putting all these fascinating little bits in the books in the first place!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Karen, that was fun, even though I didn't win! :)
Congratulations to Ed.

Mary

Jan Lutz said...

Congrats to Ed !! Thanks Karen & Diana for all you do ! Yours books and Fun Facts" add to my life Fun !!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Ed! I can't beleive I didn't list How To Put On a Kilt or the Astrolabe, two of my faves as well. Too many faves, Karen. ~DiLovesBooks