Giveaway Build Your Expedition Team

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mknott

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You’ve recently come into possession of a timeworn manuscript detailing the location of a long-forgotten artifact. After many days and caffeine fueled nights, your eureka moment strikes and you manage to sketch out a rough map leading to the fabled Mug of Science.



Whether hunting for the Grail, delving into the depths of the earth or entering a random draw for branded mugs, you need a solid team who can get the job done.

Build your expedition team using historical figures or characters from movies, tv or books! Give us a rundown of why your ragtag band will be able to handle any situation.

Post your team using the format below in this thread by 11:59pm EST on February 29th 2020 and you’ll be eligible to win a fancy Live Science Mug - so beautiful it belongs in a museum.

Expedition leader -

The Brains -

The Brawn -

The Wildcard -



Post your team in this thread by 11:59pm EST on February 29th 2020 and you’ll be eligible to win a fancy Live Science Elements Mug.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

"Build Your Expedition Team"(“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/02/2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 29/02/2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).



ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 or older. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Future PLC (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.



HOW TO ENTER: To enter, submit your entry during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain one entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.



-To enter, visit this thread (“Sweepstakes Entry Page”) during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain [insert number] entries. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.



WINNER DETERMINATION: Potential winners will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing on or about 01/03/2020 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to winner determination are final and binding.



WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be contacted via direct forum message and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release (except where prohibited), and a liability release within five (5) days of date of issuance. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.


Prize.

(1) Live Science Mug & Shipping

Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Winners may not substitute a prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/email address/household.


PUBLICITY GRANT: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission from entrant for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, social media username, city and state of residence and likeness (including, without limitation, social media profile photo), for advertising and promotional purposes, in any manner, in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law and as otherwise provided herein.


GENERAL CONDITIONS: Each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to assume all risk, responsibility and liability for any personal bodily injury, losses, harm, damage (including, without limitation, property damage,personal injury and death), claim (including, without limitation, claims based on copyright or trademark infringement, rights of publicity or privacy,defamation and portrayal in a false light), actions, costs and expenses directly or indirectly arising from participation in this Sweepstakes; and (c) to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and the irrespective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors,shareholders, members, agents and employees and their successors and assigns(collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or relating to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the operation of this Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance or use of the prize. Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate,stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entry Actions, entries,tweets or comments or messages; (ii) lost, interrupted or unavailable network,server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections,availability or accessibility or miscommunications; (iii) failed computer,satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; (iv)jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (v) other errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Entry Action or Sweepstakes-related materials; (vi) any incorrect or inaccurate information,whether caused by users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; or (vii) injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or a Sponsor page or social media account, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) and if terminated,at its discretion, select winner at random from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.


This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom and legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, aged 18 or older.


UK PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Nothing in these Official Rules limits or excludes any entity in terms of liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, for fraud or for any other liability which cannot as a matter of law be limited or excluded.


DATA COLLECTION: Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at https://www.futureplc.com/privacy-policy/


WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners will be posted on the Sweepstakes Entry Page following the end of the Sweepstakes.


Sponsor: Future PLC, 11 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
 
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kim_hickok

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Hmmm, this is tough, but I would say....

Expedition leader -- Me, because I am bossy and would probably be the least-intelligent person on my team, so I'll just delegate and make sure we're on track/schedule 😂😂

The Brains -- Hermione Granger, because she's a super fast reader and pays close attention to detail

The Brawn -- "Robot" from Lost in Space, because he's sweet and thoughtful but no one gonna mess with him

The Wildcard -- Marie Curie, because she is focused and incredibly smart, but also fearless

I'm confident this pragmatic group would be able to navigate even the toughest terrain and trickiest situations. We'd definitely find the magic science mug, no problem. :cool:
 
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sward

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Not allowed to actually enter, but here's mine for fun:

Expedition leader - John Maclane
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

(witty banter and goes in shooting)

The Brains - Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau

As a historian and archeologist, she is known for her work on the Black Death. Her crime fiction policiers (police procedurals) have won three International Dagger Awards from the Crime Writers Association, for three successive novels: in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She is the first author to achieve such an honour. In each case, her translator into English was Siân Reynolds, who was also recognized by the international award.

The Brawn - Tank Girl

British cult comic-strip, the main protagonist, Tank Girl, an anti-heroine fights against a mega-corporation, which controls the world's water supply.

The Wildcard -The Doctor

(Specifically David Tennant if I get to choose which one)

I want someone who can talk us into anywhere, so sort of a master spy who could outthink, shapeshift, charm and move us great distances very fast if needed!
 
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I'd do almost anything for a cup of coffee right now so when I win this mug, send it to me full of dark roast!

Expedition Leader: Me, because why else would I be posting this? I also assume that money is no object and that this expedition is well funded, right?
The Brains - Depends a lot on what the expedition is about. I'd have to go with Mr Spock (the Vulcan, not the baby doctor) due to his broad range of knowledge, ingenuity and because he has learned to tolerate humans.
The Brawn - I can only have one? OK, it would have to be Captain America, because morality is a good thing to have on a mission to the unknown.
The Wildcard - This role requires flexibility and ability to adapt to situations. Dr. Strange it is!
 
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Expedition leader - Captain Jack Harkness (Doctor Who) - He's a fountain of knowledge and has contacts EVERYWHERE in time and space.
The Brains - Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park) - C'mon, specializes in chaos theory, it would be wild to have him around.
The Brawn - Spenser (AKA The Rock - Jumanji) - He's buff and tough. He fits the criteria nicely.
The Wildcard - The Goonies (Yes, all of them. :p) - With that lot on my crew, I'm bound to find something.
 
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