Pi Day Magic Trick (Twitter)

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Brian Brushwood and James Grime have put together a pi day twitter trick! Here are the instructions:

  1. Multiply single digit numbers together to get a number over 1 million
    • ex: 8*9*5*4*6*7*2*6*3 = 2,177,280
  2. Pick a number from your answer.
    • ex 7 (it doesn’t matter if there are repeats)
  3. Follow @shwood and @jamesgrime on Twitter. (required for them to DM you the answer)
  4. Post the remaining numbers to twitter with the hashtag #pidaymagic
    • You will receive a DM with their answer
  5. If they guess incorrectly let them know and if they guess correctly SHARE IT!
  6. Stay tuned to a future Scam School to learn how the trick works.
Click to tweet this post: http://clicktotweet.com/6AJlM
More info can be found at http://pidaymagic.com/

Lisa (lisatickledpink) Hates Technology and Leo Gives Away a Free iPad

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On Sunday, March 7 Leo Laporte (@leolaporte) and gang decided to they wanted to try and outdo Conan O’Brien by having people follow a random person on Twitter. The lucky person selected by Kevin Rose is Lisa Etheridge. Leo chose to also turn this into a contest by giving away an Apple iPad to one of her followers and he would also send Lisa an iPad for all of here troubles.

When she was selected Lisa had 2 followers. By the end of the recording she was up to 2,467 followers. At the time of this posting she is currently up to 11,089 followers!!!! (31 hours later!!). For comparison, Conan chose Sarah Killen; she had 3 followers and is currently at 18,074.
If you would like to get in on the iPad giveaway, first follow @LisaTickledPink on Twitter and then thank Leo for the chance to win the iPad by clicking here.

Check out the video here:

Update: Leo joined Lisa on KiwiFM in New Zealand this morning (Tuesday). Here is the interview:

Follower updates:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 @ 20:50 pst
Lisa: 15,177 

Sarah: 19,655

Thursday, March 11, 2010 @ 22:00 pst
Lisa: 20,291
Sarah: 26,715

I have decided to post a graph of followers over the past month:

More info can be found here