Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Facebook Hates Canada

Facebook is running an NCAA tournament pool this year. The winner gets a big screen TV. But the fine print is unusual. Check this out:

'If a selected winner is unreachable or ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return an executed affidavit and consent in a timely manner, the winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner be selected in accordance with the criteria described above. Canadian participants must also correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question, without human or mechanical assistance and within a specified time limit, before being declared a prizewinner. By entering the Contest, you consent to being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials.'
That's right, Canada. You may have universal health care, but you aren't getting our Japanese-imported big screen without basic math skills. Glad to see that the friendly folks at Facebook are finally putting some serious tariffs on those Canucks.

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