In order to qualify for a prize, you must complete nine 10-minute rounds of scavenger trivia, capped off by a "creative round" which will require you to do something like create a Google Doc from a template. Above is the last question of the first round, the point at which were tripped up by the time limit. Exactly which Google application will solve this for us, because cryptic word jumbles whose answer is "Yellowstone National Park" is not exactly our forte.
The question prior to this"What do the NASA Advanced Crew Escape Suits, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Tokyo Tower Have in Common? Your answer is the 7-character code that a webmaster would use to represent commonality"requires that the player have at least heard of hex colors in order to figure out that first answer of "international orange" translates to "#FF4F00" in code. Sure we felt great about our ability to answer that one, but does Virgin America expect that others won't get frustrated with this? So far, other players echo our thoughts on the message boards:
Sean: This is going to be sooooo hard!
KamranV: yes indeed. that "Sample" was impossible.... calling all Jeopardy geniuses!
Super Sonic Boom: This is going to be a difficult challenge with the practice round to go off of!
On the other hand, whoever manages to first put up with an hour of this type of rigorous brain-picking while getting everything correct deserves a prize like a year of free flying on Virgin America with WiFi. We've already kissed our chances goodbye.
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