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10/10/10 the power of 10 Mystery Cache

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ILReviewer: Since I haven't heard from the owner I'm reluctantly archiving this cache. If the owner wishes to reactivate this cache in the next couple of months, please e-mail me at and I'll unarchive it as soon as I can.

Hidden : 10/07/2010
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The posted coords will get you in the correct area but you must solve the puzzle of 10 to find the final.


Once you solve the above puzzle and look at the nearby street signs you will see why I choose this area for a cache.

You can check your answers for this puzzle on

10/10/10 represents Sunday, October 10, 2010. This occurrence is special because the first two numbers added together equal the first two digits of the year: 10/10/2010 > 10 + 10 = 20. Such dates occur every 201 years, the previous one was 09/09/1809 and the next one will be 11/11/2211.

Some fun facts about the number 10.

This cache will be my 10th hide, there are 10 official ink blots on a Rorschach test, there are 10 letters on the Snellen Chart (eye exam), 10 Provinces in Canada, 10 regions in Ghana, 10 is the atomic number of neon, in the bible there are 10 commandments and 10 plagues of Egypt, the Bears need to get 10 yards for a first down and do almost every time-I'm not kidding they really do :), 10 pins and 10 frames in bowling, 10 is the height of the rim and number of players on a basketball court, our monetary system is based on 10 and Drew Carey hosted a short lived TV show called The Power of 10.

Feel free to add other fun facts of 10 when you log this cache.

In the spirit of "Who's Line Is It Anyway?" Special bonus points to anyone who posts a picture of themselves finding this cache on 10/10/10 or who finds this cache at 10:10 am or 10:10 pm.

Spoiler alert- the hint is a dead giveaway only use it if needed.
10000 bonus points goes to Gmwill09 for the FTF and the find at 10 to 10pm est.
1000000 bonus points goes to talomas for the find around 10:10 am
10x10x10 bonus points goes to MacGregor07 for finding this cache on the 10th of the month
10x10 bonus points goes to RemembertheChief for the solve on the 10th.
10x10x10x10x10x10 bonus points goes to IrishCubsFan for the find at 10:10pm.
10000 bonus points to tvchick for a great log and for escaping a 10 hr workday to do some caching amongst other things

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp - ybbx sbe n 10 vapu uvtu bcravat. Fng vzntr sebz trbpurpxre vf irel npphengr- ab arrq gb yrnir gur fvqrjnyx.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)