March 23, 2009
This article might have been about the mosaic peacock above the State Street entrance to Macy's in Paseo Nuevo. But instead, this article is about the rules of March Edness. The rule of Edness states: "If a contestant gives a vague answer that is correct (ex: UCSB), it will not receive credit if someone else entering the contest provides the same vague answer, but with additional information that is not correct (ex: Entrance of UCSB)."
On Friday, many people saw the peacock and said, "Paseo Nuevo". Now, we would be happy to award full credit to this response, but many people gave the wrong answer, "fountain at Paseo Nuevo." By throwing the fountain into the answer, these contestants spoiled the glory for the ones of few words. We can never know for sure whether people saying, "Paseo Nuevo" were thinking fountain or entrance. So, it would not be fair to give them points, if they were as wrong as the others.
So - the only people who earned credit were the ones who mentioned something about Macy's.
And, in case you are wondering, there are four ways to get into Macy's. You can take the non-descript elevator from the parking lot below. You can also enter from under tiled arches from inside the mall, from Ortega Street, and from State Street. Only the State Street entrance has a peacock.
Identifying the location of the peacock earned contestants 3 March Edness points.
* See what the Edness contestants guessed for this picture.
THIS LOCATION ON THE MAP
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