Anyone looking for a deal on a new car will dig this story.
A Briton has won the Fiat 500 after a mysterious phone call led him to keys buried in a field.
The search was part of a scavenger hunt organized by Scrap Car Comparison, an online marketplace that connects owners of scrap and salvage cars with companies that buy them for disposal.
The competition was built around the What3Words navigation system, which cut the world into three square meter boxes, identified by three randomly generated words that create a unique, yet easy to remember address.
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The center of the field at Yankee Stadium in New York, for example, is referred to as snap.bids.chips.
The contest displayed three clues which, when deciphered correctly, would reveal the three words.
– I’m usually white, but I’m not snow. I am sometimes covered in enamel, but I am not a tooth. I sometimes have a clawed foot, but I’m not an eagle. What am I? (plural)
-Also known as a traditional myth or story
-What is the richest type of nut?
You can find the answers at the bottom of this story, but here’s how the winner claimed the prize.
Manchester-area IT pros Alex Rawson and Danny Lane teamed up to find the answers as soon as they were posted at 9 a.m. on October 18, only to find that the location they discovered was 100 miles away in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. .
Thinking they would never get there in time, they decided to pass the details on to someone closer who could claim the prize.
A quick search led them to a prime candidate.
“We looked at the location on Google Maps and saw there was a company nearby called RM Roofing. As we work for a company called RM Education ourselves, it felt like fate,” Rawson said.
They called the number, which Simon Muirhead answered, needing to be convinced it wasn’t a prank, and finally decided to give it a shot.
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Several hundred people had correctly understood the riddles and a few had gone to the farm where Muirhead had been sent. However, with telephone assistance from Rawson and Lane, he was the first to find the keys at 9:45 a.m.
“I can’t believe it. I was about to leave for work and I got a call from an unknown number and then the next thing I know they called me. explained how to find the keys to a brand new car.. I almost lost it when other people showed up trying to find them, but I’m so glad I dug them up before anyone else,” said Muirhead.
“The moment he found them; we were celebrating together,” Rawson said.
“It felt so good to spread good fortune and help make someone’s day a success. We’re so glad we helped someone get a brand new car!”
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