Welcome to the
Frederick Puzzler's Corner!
A monthly event to encourage puzzle solving in the geocaching community.
If you need help with a specific puzzle or puzzling topic, please make note of it in your Will Attend log so others can prepare to assist.
It's National Yo-yo Day. Did you know that a yo-yo was the first toy ever to go into space? These have been around since about 500 BC, but it was Donald F. Duncan, Sr. who saw the marketing potential, and in the 1930's created a huge demand for them in the U.S. The rest is history!
Today is National Applesauce Cake Day. As American as.... While the exact origins of this dessert cake are elusive, it became popular in the 1920's and 30's, whether out of necessity or patriotism. During WWI, it was considered patriotic to cut down on use of eggs, sugar and butter. Oft times, rationing would prevent home cooks from obtaining the flour, fats and sugar needed, and when not rationed, high prices led to alternative methods of baking. Names such as Depression Cake, or War Cake, were associated with this and many other cake recipes during the first half of the 20th century. Applesauce became a go-to sweetener while providing moisture to baked goods, and cornmeal or oats could be substituted for the flour in some items. In the 1960's, it was discovered that applesauce was a healthy alternative for shortening in certain recipes, leading to a modern resurgence in it's popularity.
Speaking of war times, this is the 79th anniversary of D-Day. Operation Overlord was the code name of the effort to liberate Europe from Hitler's Nazi regime, and this particular day's offensive - June 6, 1944 - was known as Operation Neptune. 156,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, and under horrendous conditions began the liberation of France and other parts of Europe. This became a decisive battle in bringing an end to World War II in Europe. Hats off to all the soldiers who fought and sacrificed so much for the world.
Here's 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 your calendar.
If a puzzle or mystery cache has you stumped, this event is for you!
This is an unstructured think-tank assembly where you can collaborate on the latest tantalizing quizzler on your radar. You don't have to work on puzzles to attend; there are always good stories and conversations all around. However, you'll have plenty of others to bounce ideas around with, and you might discover that someone has seen a similar technique before. 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, spell book, (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, it's fun to watch others' wheels spinning on something you may have already solved!
When & Where:
Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, 6pm - 8pm
1700 Kingfisher Drive, Suite 1
All food and beverage costs are your own responsibility, though no purchase is required.
Field trips not included. But it's a great 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!