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0 - Zero, My Hero Mystery Cache

Hidden : 03/11/2014
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The coordinates above are not to the cache, although they could be used for parking.

This is a fairly simple hide but you need to solve the puzzle below to get the correct coordinates for the cache. The difficulty rating is based on solving the puzzle, not the cache hide. The cache is located near the PA State Game Lands, so when searching for this cache please use caution, wear blaze orange during hunting season, and follow the PA Game Commission Rules and Regulations.

You must answer the questions below from the 1973 School House Rock Song/Video “Zero, My Hero”. Click the icon below, watch and listen to the video, and find the answers to solve puzzle below for the correct coordinates. Use the coord checker below to check your numbers.



N42. AB. CDE W079. FG. HIJ

A. At the start of the "Zero My Hero" video how many children are looking at what appears to a statue of a zero? Take that number and subtract 2. The answer is A.

B. According to the song, a hero could be a “weightless astronaut”. In the video, how many astronauts go by at that point? Take that number and add 1. The answer is B.

C. According to the song, a hero could be “a very big dog who comes to your rescue”. At this point in the video, how many dogs come to their rescue? Take that number and add 1. The answer is C.

D. In the song, a hero could also be a “very little boy who is smart enough to know what to do”. In the video, when the boy is shown stopping the leak in the dam, the structure in the background has how many blades? Take the number of blades and subtract 1. The answer is D.

E. In the video, the little boy changes into the zero hero inside a small structure. What word is at the top of the structure and how many letters are in that word? Take the number of letters in that word and subtract 7. The answer is E.

F. According to the song, without zero, “we could never reach the (what)”? At this point in the video, the zero hero is sitting on this thing. How many letters are in that word? Take the number of letters in that word and add 1. The answer is F.

G. In the song, the lyrics state you can count towards infinity because of zero. At that point in the video, the zero hero is standing on a pyramid of numbers. The second number from the top of the pyramid is 80. What is the first or top number he is standing on? Take the number and subtract 4. The answer is G.

H. According to the song, to find zero, the cavemen counted on their "fingers and toes" or “sticks and stones” or “rocks and (what)”? How many letters are in that plural word? Take the number of letters in that plural word and add 4. The answer is H.

I. In the video, what is the original first number on the speed limit sign before the zero hero changes it? Take that number and add 2. The answer is I.

J. At the end of the video, the zero hero is wearing medal around his neck. What is the word on the medal and how many letters are in it? Take the number of letters in that word and add 3. The answer is J.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)