Contest 8: Putting the Geo in George W.
So confident are we in the geopolitical knowledge of our Trivialistas that we are offering your services to the George W. Bush presidential campaign. Your pop quiz: Identify the countries ruled by the following heads of state.
1. Queen Margrethe II
2. Islam Abduganievich Karimov
3. Kiro Gligorov
4. Festus Mogae
Since you are probably not running for president, we will give you a little hint: the first letters of these countries, in the order listed, spell a word that the less generous of you might have uttered recently in reference to the Republican frontrunner. In addition to receiving our famed Travel mug/chamberpot, the winner of this contest will also become eligible to serve as a consultant to candidate Bush, at a reported fee of $15,000 a month.
Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. Send entries by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org; put the words "Extreme Travel Trivia" in the subject field), fax (202-334-1069) or U.S. mail (Extreme Travel Trivia, Washington Post Travel section, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071). Winners, who are chosen at random from among all correct entries, receive a Travel section mug. One entry per person per contest. Employees of The Washington Post are ineligible to win prizes. Entries become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish the information in any form, including paper and electronic media.
Results from Contest 6: MOST FLAVORED NATION
In Contest 6, we reported on the covert collaboration between geographic entities to produce faux Halloween treats. Tim Hudenberg, a high school geography teacher (nice!) from Herndon, can now nibble the following contraband from his oversize Travel mug:
Mars, Ascension Island, + plus Barre, Vt. = Mars Barre
Tafahi Island, Tonga, + Apple Creek, Ill. = Tafahi Apple
Hershey, Cuba, + Kissos, Greece = Hershey Kissos
Next week: Winner from Contest 7, Geonymnastics