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.


Careful with that mince pie


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. ®