Welcome to the Frederick Puzzler's Corner!
This is a monthly event to encourage puzzle solving in the geocaching community - all are welcome.
If you have a specific puzzle or puzzling topic you'd like help with, feel free to make note of it in your Will Attend log so others can prepare to help.
February 4th is National Stuffed Mushroom Day
How do you like your mushrooms? If you like them stuffed, this is your day. Mushrooms were first cultivated for consumption by the French sometime in the early 19th century, and later that century or early in the 20th, the idea of stuffing them became popular. It’s believed that Italians were the first to stuff them, similar to their practice of stuffing zucchini. Today, you can find many recipes for stuffed mushrooms, and many varieties are offered on menus at restaurants. Whether stuffed with breading, a meat mixture, seafood, cheeses, or vegetables, the mushrooms pick up and compliment the flavors of their stuffing, as well as stand on their own. Among the many “stuffables” are common white (or button) mushrooms, cremini, portobello, and truffles (if your wallet can handle them!). So enjoy the day pigging out on this popular food, maybe by creating your own unique mix for stuffing them!
And now, for the usual spiel…
This event is open to all geocachers, no matter what your statistics say or whether you even like puzzles! Newbies and addicts, socialites and lone wolves, mark you calendar.
If you've got a puzzle or mystery cache that's currently got you stumped and you'd like to pick some brains, this event is for you! Zombies are not welcome though, so please leave your pets at home - we want everyone to leave with the brains they brought.
This event is an unstructured think-tank type assembly. You can collaborate on the latest tantalizing quizzler on your radar. Much of the learning comes from working with others to solve a targeted teaser, and there may be a short tutorial thrown in once in a while. You don't have to work on puzzles to enjoy this; there are always good stories to be heard and told. However, you'll have plenty of others to commiserate with, and you might discover someone has solved a puzzle using a similar technique. We continue to see successes and progress at each gathering.
For the puzzle junkies, bring your puzzle paraphernalia - flagged caches, laptop or tablet (Wi-Fi is available), theories, library card, worksheets, (sp)eye glasses, flight plans, Enigma machine, abacus, scratch paper (don’t forget your writing instrument) - you never know who, or what, will show up, and from whom you can gain an advantage. Maybe you’ve recently cracked a tough one and want to see others’ wheels spinning - that can be loads of fun! Yes, we have regular head-slapping moments!
When & Where:
Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, 6pm - 8pm
1700 Kingfisher Drive, Suite 1
All food and beverage costs are your own responsibility.
Field trips not included.
(But it's a good time to plan them!)
If you drop any trackables into this event, make sure they have all been claimed or reclaimed before you leave. We don’t want them getting lost in the muggle world!