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Old 11-07-2018, 08:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Back by popular demand!

My "Namwa" banana cultivar is currently endowed with an inflorescence of bananas. Colloquially we refer to it as a "bunch", which is further divided into "hands" (sometimes what you get at the grocery store, although more often half and quarter hands), and finally "fingers" -- the individual banana fruits (what you'd normally count at a grocery store).

This contest is to guess how many fingers are in this bunch. The final count will be determined by the almighty banana counter *Janet* after said bunch is hung in the garage. Historically, at least one person has matched every contest.

All guesses (entries) will be tabulated on this site and a few other participating sites. Any and all entries that match the actual count will receive a free 5-lb bag of "18-8-24 Fruit Fuel Fertilizer" shipping charges included -- provided the USPS delivers to your city, state, and country (a surprising number of countries qualify).

Winners will be notified by personal message. If you don't wish to receive a prize that's fine -- you'll still get the glory!!

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Old 11-09-2018, 03:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great contest, thanks Richard. Good luck to everyone!
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Here's a list of the distribution of guesses

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totally missed this one. what's where and where's when. am I like number 2 number 2 or you know what number 2?
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totally missed this one. what's where and where's when. am I like number 2 number 2 or you know what number 2?
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when = order of entries so I hopefully don't miss anyone.
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thank you professor. I thought fb was best friends and I wasn't sure what B was but since your on the west coast ...well.

also thank you for a bit-o-fun. and for the fertilizer .
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i lost,on my bunch that is hehe my 2yr old Namwa, only had 58, their is always next year!!


86 for me Richard, thanks for hosting the contest!

happy winterizing to all!!!!

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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