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antimony13: I am so sad to see this one go. I got an email from a construction superintendent stating that this area is being cleared for development. Unfortunately, that means this cache must be archived. Darn it, it was one of my favorite puzzle caches, too. Thanks to all who visited, and GO GATORS!!

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Orange And Blue

A cache by antimony13 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/20/2007
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:



This cache was created in honor of the University of Florida (my alma mater!!)
and to recognize the Gators' recent unbelievable accomplishments:


2006 NCAA Basketball National Champions
2006 NCAA Football National Champions
2007 NCAA Basketball National Champions
2008 NCAA Football National Champions

The cache is NOT at the posted coordinates. Don't go there unless you want to get wet!


To find this ammo box, you'll really have to get your Gator facts straight!!!

To obtain the correct coordinates, you will move from square to square in the diagram at the bottom of the cache description, starting in the center. Eventually, after 18 correct moves, you will land on the true cache coordinates.

Below is a list of 36 statements about the University of Florida ('UF'). These statements are arranged into 18 couplets of two statements each. Determine whether the two statements (designated 'a' and 'b') in each couplet below are both true, both false, 'a' true and 'b' false, or 'a' false and 'b' true.

Start on the center square of the diagram and move as follows for each couplet of questions:

If both 'a' and 'b' are true, move one square up.
If both 'a' and 'b' are false, move one square down.
If 'a' is true and 'b' is false, move one square to the left.
If 'a' is false and 'b' is true, move one square to the right.

Get your facts on the University of Florida correct, and you will end on the square with the true cache coordinates.

The original contents of the cache include:
Orange stuff: an orange flashlight, an orange Pooh frisbee, orange silly putty, an orange squishy basketball.
Blue stuff: a blue Slinky, a blue Pooh frisbee, a blue pedometer, a set of six blue candles.
Plus, a football nightlight, along with a logbook and pen.

When searching for this cache, keep a few things in mind:
1. Try to tread lightly when approaching the cache to avoid creating a 'geotrail', which only makes the cache visible to muggles.
2. As with any cache in south Florida, you may potentially encounter bugs when seeking this cache!
3. Bring a bag to CITO!
4. Good luck, and enjoy searching for this cache -- and Go Gators!!!
 
 
 

The questions:

1a. UF is in a partnership with Spain to create the world's largest telescope in the Canary Islands. Completion is expected in 2007.
1b. Johnson Hall, housing the popular student gathering spot the Rathskeller, burned to the ground in 1987.

2a. Bob Vila, the famous home improvement expert, attended UF.
2b. The sculpture on UF's campus better known among students as the 'French Fries' is properly entitled 'Alachua'.

3a. As of 2008, UF's football team has produced three Heisman trophy winners.
3b. The first classes at UF were held at Buckman Hall in the fall of 1904.

4a. In 1979, UF's Century Tower added a 49-bell carillon that rings every 15 minutes. The carillon has since been upgraded to a total of 61 bells.
4b. UF's school colors were originally orange and black, and were changed to orange and blue in 1929.

5a. No Gator athlete has ever won an Olympic gold medal (as of 2007).
5b. Emmitt Smith, who played fullback at UF, not only holds the NFL title for rushing yards and was named a Super Bowl MVP, but also was the winner of 'Dancing With The Stars'.

6a. Until UF won the NCAA basketball championship game in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2007, no other team had successfully defended their title the following season.
6b. UF traces its beginnings to a small seminary in 1840.

7a. Gainesville is sometimes referred to as 'Hogtown', after Hogtown Creek, which runs through the city.
7b. Gainesville was named in honor of General Edmund Pendleton Gaines, a noted commander in the Civil War.

8a. UF's women's golf team has never won a national championship (as of 2007).
8b. The lyrics to UF's alma mater include a line referring to Florida being 'where the girls are the fairest'.

9a. The annual football game between the universities of Florida and Georgia has been held every year since 1933 in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL.
9b. The proper taxonomy name for UF's mascot is 'Osteolaemus tetraspis'.

10a. The northwest corner of UF's campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
10b. The men's basketball team plays home games in the Stephen C. O'Connell Center, popularly nicknamed the "O-Dome", and nicknamed the "House of Horrors" in 1999 by ESPN Magazine.

11a. UF's major student newspaper is called 'The Navigator'.
11b. Ted Bundy is famous for his serial murders of UF college students.

12a. Some of the inventions to come out of UF include Gatorade and the anti-cancer drug Taxol.
12b. The only statue of a human on UF's campus is one in the likeness of Steve Spurrier.

13a. The Florida Gator football team first took the field in 1912.
13b. Gainesville has been recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation every year since 1982 as a "Tree City, USA" (as of 2007).

14a. Money Magazine in 1995 named Gainesville as the #1 best place to live in America.
14b. More presidents of the American Bar Association have come from the Levin College of Law at UF than any other U.S. law school (as of 2007).

15a. The first UF-FSU football game was held in 1948.
15b. Gainesville Raceway, a local drag racing landmark which opened in 1969, is annual host to one of National Hot Rod Association's largest national events, the "Gatornationals".

16a. Steve Spurrier, a former UF football coach, is a gemini.
16b. UF is the largest university of the State University System of Florida (as of 2007).

17a. Melinda Lou "Wendy" Thomas, namesake of the nationwide fast food restaurant, attended UF.
17b. According to the Florida media guide, the first NCAA-recognized bowl game the UF football team ever played in was the Gator Bowl in 1953.

18a. Some musicians to come out of Gainesville include Tom Petty, Sister Hazel, and Less Than Jake.
18b. With a 41-14 win over #1 Ohio State in the 2006 BCS National Championship, held January 8, 2007, in Glendale, Arizona, Florida became the only Division I school in NCAA history to hold football and basketball titles at the same time.
 
 
 

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Please note: The final north coordinates are either N 25° or N26° followed by the top set of numbers in the box.
If you end up in a box with 5_.___ as your top coords, then go to N 25° 5_.___.
If you end up in a box with 0_.___ or 1_.___ as your top coords, then go to N 26° 0_.___ or N 26° 1_.___.
All the final west coordinates are W 080° __.___.
If you're still confused, you can email me for clarification.
 

 

This cache was inspired by a cache in north Florida called Lassie vs. -Lassie, which I used as my Leon County entry for the Final Florida Challenge Quest.

Congratulations to the FTF: pdmunchie7!! And she did it on her own, getting the coords correct on the first try, with absolutely no help on the puzzle or the cache (I guess I trained her well, LOL).
Virtual Public Service Award granted to ePeterso2 for helping to clarify statements that had conflicting
information found on various internet sites.


FTF honors go to
pdmunchie7

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

fgnlgbguryrsg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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