Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/18/frytard_photo_caption_competition/

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Where you get to be a National Treasure™

By Andrew Orlowski

Posted in Bootnotes, 18th February 2011 14:53 GMT

Competition Following the example set by National Treasure™ and ubiquitous luvvie Stephen Fry, who excelled himself by explaining how GPS works, we invited you to submit similar Fry-esque explanations.

It's a tough challenge to be as patronising and idiotic as Fry, but we have three cracking contenders. Here's the first of these.

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Careful with that mince pie

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Splendid work Simon, thank you. We would nominate you for a BAFTA and a building society commercial voiceover – if only we could.

But can you improve on this? You can pick any technical or scientific subject you like. The details of our one-click submission process are below. Plain old text is welcome - we can add the dramatic visualisations.

But remember: the explanations must be wildly inaccurate, demonstrating a fundamental misunderstanding of engineering and physics. One or two entrants erroneously submitted technically accurate descriptions of things in Fry luvvie-speak. This will not do.

Shove your entries into our postbox. ®