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by lowracer
(Finds: 1  Score: 4)    (Hidden: 34  Score: 136.5)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 30° 23.650'   W 097° 53.050'
Jonestown,   Texas   78645
United States    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 30 Nov 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N00C55
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Unknown
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps gps gps gps gps (hard)
Terrain: gps gps gps gps (hard)

Misc: No drinking water! No restrooms (water closets) available No pets are allowed. Parking is available There may be fees.

The posted coords are bogus. Pass this chemistry "pop quiz" to find the correct coords.

Studied Chemistry in High School or College? You'll have no trouble. Made and flew paper airplanes instead of studying? You may need to do some research. This cache is dedicated to my high school chem teacher and my college chem professor, and all educators of chemistry worldwide.

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"Now Sir, there is NO partial credit in chemistry! Your answer is either all wrong or all right. That is to say, I mean, er, now spelling is critical! If a chemical name is misspelled it is wrong! Be careful and you may pass this quiz!"

A). "Now Sir, sir, consider the following list:"

Felium, Melorium, Vaselium, Higlycerite, Francium, Germanium, Belgium, Parotine, Immodium, Hillitogen, Ununbium, Alcohol, Pyrmithium, Balonium, Librium, Tedium, Napthalene, Regurgium, Kenetick, Pennicillin, Unobtanium, Bermium, Kanaline, Belium, Mesium, Rustoleum, Mangathene, Tetracyclene, Altheron, Berine, Novocaine, Benzedrine, Nitrous, Benzene, Haxigen, Robulium, Ununhexium, Dilithium, Geranium, Biloxium, Kelein, Freedium, Pyrite, Hagmium, Larium, Moium, Curllyum, Lawrencium, Botoxium, Refugium, Barodine, Carotine, Colonium, Halogen, Batron, Batheron, Ununquadium, Codeine, Krypton, Dexedrine, Mantanese, Bethenum, Kryptonite, Tetryon, Tachyon, Photon, Boron, Moron, Chloron, Basatone, Besutium, Collagen, Scrontium, Strontium, Banzintium, Baroleum, Balarium, Bronze, Ephedrine, Balium, Helian, Baromite, Bantom, Linoleum, Poseidium, Darmstadtium, Acetate, Flurine, Sulfer, Chrome, Cason, Akron, Cellulite, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Phosphate, Ammonium, Petroleum, Phospherous, Vigorous, Unicellulose, Methylcellulose, Ununoctium, Nickle.

"Identify the chemical elements from the list above. Add up the atomic numbers for the elements. Now Sir, write that sum down!" __________.

B). "Now, Sir, this is an inappropriate question: what is the atomic number of the (as yet undiscovered) element hexnilseptium? Quick! Write it down Sir!" _________.

C). "Sir, the surface gravity of the planet Pluto is 5.9% that of earth. The mass of the planet Neptune is 17.2 times that of earth. What is the atomic mass of the element neptunium as measured on the surface of the planet Pluto at the equator? Write it down!" __________.

"Now, now, that's Time Up! Put your pencils down! On your way home from class, stop to retrieve the unknowns for tomorrow's lab exercise at N30, 26.(A/4.23), W 097, 52.((B+C)/2.01) Be sure to sign the logbook now, Sir!"

Text and images on this page Copyright (c) 2003 Mark D. Gessner, all rights reserved.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:



Clues:    Do you normally cheat?

  • Quiz Hints 
    A) "Sir, you'll find a 'periodic table' in the back of your text, now Pay Attention!"

    B) "Sir, this element hasn't even been discovered. How can it have a name already? You must provide a numeric answer! Now!"

    C) "Now, now sir, this is an inappropriate question sir! Pay attention!"

  • Stash Hint 
    I wood think like a Monkey if I were you...

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CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!   

I found it! 05 Dec 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
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I answered the bonus question too. One of the few things I still remember.


I found it! 05 Dec 2003 by  BubblesPPG  (Finds: 14  Score: 59)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5.5)
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Professor Utonium shared his knowledge of chemistry with me and we got the bonus point.

T: Secret Mission Kit
L: Duckie

I found it! 05 Dec 2003 by  BubblesPPG  (Finds: 14  Score: 59)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 5.5)
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Here with Professor Utonium (oops... BlazerMan).

I found it! 05 Dec 2003 by  BlazerMan  (Finds: 30  Score: 131.5)    (Hidden: 2  Score: 7)
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I finished the chemistry exam on 12/1/03. I carefully mixed the elements together and offered the resulting mixture to my GPSr. It drank it all and then, in a very intoxicated manner, led me to a locked gate on the morning of 12/2/03. 'Go in! Go in! You'll be first to find!' it said. Recognizing the symptoms of FTF fever, or a possible bad trip, I talked it down. Later that day I heard about lowracer's new 'winter formula' in the Central Texas Geocachers group on Yahoo. I re-mixed the elements according to his new formula and fed the resulting precipitate into my GPSr today. This time, the GPSr transported BubblesPPG and I to a place where we were welcomed by an open gate with no gatekeeper. Ahh, this feels right.
Thanks for the fun!


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