Sunday, 31 December 2006
We would like to wish all our quizzers a happy new year! An increase with 50% from last year (measuring only December) has already made Klurendrejeriet(TM) more successful than ever!
Saturday, 30 December 2006
Early this morning, both Ultunesaren and Klurendrejeriet 2007 got an electronic knock on the door from a distant visitor: India! The word spreads fast and this is much appreciated, adding yet another continent to the list. Asia's first visit still has a long way to go to catch up with Europe (99%), but may surpass North America and Australia (both ½%) if the interest grows.
Friday, 29 December 2006
All free copies of Ultunesaren are now handed out and the contest staff will most likely not be able to send out any more complimentary magazines. In the case that additional copies become available once again and you would like to reserve one, please send an e-mail to Ultunesaren (visit the homepage for the e-mail address).
Thursday, 28 December 2006
Many quizzers have contected us and wondered why there was no posting yesterday on Klurbloggen. Sure, there was a message, but it was only active for an hour! After that,it was removed since it revealed too much! To prevent this from happening again, from now on messages will pass through an extra check before they are posted on the blog. A censored version of the removed message is now available (date adjusted for chronological reasons).
Wednesday, 27 December 2006
Tuesday, 26 December 2006
We have reported eariler that Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 have had many visitors from germany and Finland. Now a few more countries have joined, where the latest additions are: Slovenia, Mexico and Ireland!
Monday, 25 December 2006
SAS is one of the main sponsors in Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007. The company focuses on service and availability, where non-stop flights to and from the main airports in Stockholm and Copenhagen is a central part. SAS flies to all main airports in Europe and as one of the founders of Star Alliance, SAS reaches destinations the airline does not fly to by itself. Closely connected to SAS we also find other regional airlines, such as Blue1 and airBaltic. To book a trip, please visit www.flysas.com.
Even if the X-Mas Calendar is over for this year, Klurbloggen will continue to live its own life. Feel free to stop by for the latest news regarding Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007.
Sunday, 24 December 2006
It should be no suprise that the visitors to the Contest page at Ultunesaren's homepage mainly are Swedes, but perhaps the major increase among Finnish and German interest is worth noting. Since the start of Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007, the visitors have come from the following countries: Sweden 68%, Finland 16%, Germany 10%, Great Britain 2%, USA and Denmark 1% (each), other countries 2%.
Saturday, 23 December 2006
Friday, 22 December 2006
Thursday, 21 December 2006
"The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!' - guide missing - 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.'" ?
Wednesday, 20 December 2006
According to Time Magazine the Person of the Year is no one other than - you! This is explained with the massive influence every person can have on popular culture through blogs and YouTube as perfect examples. In the printed issue, this is clarified with the help of a mirror.
A brief story about Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 can be seen in the latest issue of Resurs, the internal communication magazine at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The magazine is offered free as a pdf file at the SLU Communications Office homepage.
Tuesday, 19 December 2006
An updated version of Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 is now available on the homepage, as well as the latest issue of Ultunesaren as a pdf file (click on "Arkiv").
The web counter on the Ultunesaren Contest Page was started on December 11, 2005 and today the 2000th visitor entered the realms of unusual crosswords and Klurendrejeriet(TM). The visitors are mainly Swedes and other Europeans, though the occasional American and Australian also stops by.
Monday, 18 December 2006
The press release about Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 was one of the published news at www.flygbiljett.nu in November, a web site that reports on "news and information about flights, flight tickets and cheap flights". Visit the web site using the link above (in Swedish only).
Sunday, 17 December 2006
The interest for Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 has already beaten the old record by a wide margin. During the first half of December, more visitors have entered the contest's homepage compared to the entire month for Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2006. 85 per cent of the visitors are from Sweden, 6 per cent from Germany, and 5 per cent from Finland. Great Britain, United States and Denmark are all just below the 1 per cent marker.
Saturday, 16 December 2006
ICEHOTEL(R) is one of the main sponsors in Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007. It is located 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Lapland, Sweden. The Torne River is the vein for both Jukkasjärvi and ICEHOTEL(R), thanks to its thick ice layer during a large part of the year. The river itself is the bringer of goods for all the art, architecture and design. Torne River has the largest watershed area in Sweden and the clean water forms the crystal-like ice used in construction of the hotel. Please visit www.icehotel.com for more information.
Friday, 15 December 2006
If you are going to sit in a parked car for a long time, make sure you have Ultunesaren handy. The X-mas issue will be available as a pdf file on the homepage (www.ultunesaren.se) shortly.
"På bordet bredvid den vidbrända Janssons frestelsen ser du en hög med prylar som alla har någonting gemensamt. Gåtan består i att tala om vem vi letar efter (var och hur det skedde är tydligt illustrerat). Skriv ner den andra bokstaven i den titel (tre bokstäver totalt) som förknippas med denna eftersökta person."
Question 14 has been clarified/corrected before and now once again - this time in English. Just to be on the safe side, here is the version that will appear in the upcoming version of Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 (v1.02e):
"On the table next to the blackened potato and anchovy casserole one can see a few items that have something in common. You have to find out whom we are looking for (where and how it happened is clearly illustrated). Write down the second letter in the (three letter) title connected with the person we are looking for."
The municipality of Kiruna has posted the press release for Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 as local news for Jukkasjärvi (the home of ICEHOTEL, one of the contest's main sponsors). Visit the homepage of The Municipality of Kiruna: www.kommun.kiruna.se
Thursday, 14 December 2006
The "fair warning" that was issued during Klurendrejeriet 2006 can sum up the discussion about the bilingual question that was raised on MeMaC yesterday:
"Disclaimer: This official English version is supplied as a service to the
non-Swedish readers of Ultunesaren and the international participants
of Klurendrejeriet. In case of discrepancies between the versions, the
Swedish original takes precedence, unless the alteration is intentional."
taken from Klurendrejeriet 2006 (English translation)
Gå till diskussionen: http://www.memac.de/forum/thread.php?threadid=2126
Some non-Swedish-speaking were wondering how the bilingual issues are resolved. This is explained in German and English on MeMaC, the officially recognized quiz forum for Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007.
Read the discussion: http://www.memac.de/forum/thread.php?threadid=2126
Som tack för hjälpen erbjuder vi länkar tillbaka: www.uppsaladirekt.com, www.flygtorget.se, www.lfv.se
The news service Uppsaladirekt.com has reported about Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 among their news. Also, the previous press release can be seen at Flygtorget's World News Section on the same side as the information about which parts of the Swedish smorgasbord that are accepted following the latest EU regulations. Pickled herring and beets are rejected (counts as liquids), but fried cabbage and brawn is deemed okay. For security reasons, we have checked with the Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Service (LFV) and it is perfectly fine to bring Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 on board, in spite of its theme being food.
We graciously offer links back to these web pages: www.uppsaladirekt.com, www.flygtorget.se, www.lfv.se
Wednesday, 13 December 2006
Igår släpptes frågorna till Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 och det hördes skilda utrop runt om i klurvärlden. De flesta var, glädjande nog, positiva så det är med glädje som ytterligare en bild får sin färgbild.
At last! - Not again! - I want to win that!
Yesterday the questions to Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 were released and several different reactions were noted around the world of quizzers. Most of them, we are happy to say, were positive so it is with great pleasure that we can present yet another colour picture.
Inlämning: senast 12 januari (poststämpel) eller 15 januari, 17:00-19:00 (Ultunesarens redaktion)
Telefonkontakt: 16 januari, 12:00-13:00
Final: 21 januari, start 13:00
Finalmiddag: (meddelas senare)
We have been informed that the dates related to Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 have been misprinted in a few of the versions. Here are the correct ones (from the upcoming version, v1.02e):
Answers sent in: by 12 January (post stamp) or 15 January, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Ultunesaren's office)
Telephone confirmation: 16 January, noon-1 p.m.
Final: 21 January, begins at 1 p.m.
Finalists' Dinner: (announced later)
After the largest number of visitors on the Contest page of Klurendrejeriet(TM) and Ultunesaren, we are happy to announce that the page for the first time has entered Webstats4U's Top 1000 for Sweden at #313 (-). Will the page reach a Top 300 position today perhaps, passing Toffedreams Flatcoated Retriever i Norr #312 ? Another newcomer, the main page of Ultunesaren, is found at #336 (-).
Newsdesk, Sweden's leading search service for press information, has picked up the press release about Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences published on its webpage a few days ago. Read the press release on either SLU:s or Newsdesk's homepage.
Nationalnyckeln (The Encyclopedia of the Swedish Flora and Fauna) is one of Klurendrejeriet's three main sponsors, and is Sweden's largest book series ever. It is a popular scientific presentation of the 50'000 multicellular plant, animal, and fungi species carried out by the Swedish Species Information Centre (ArtDatabanken) by appointment from the Swedish government. So far, three volumes have been printed, but will consist of more than 100 once it is completed. Several prizes and nominations for prizes have already been bestowed upon the released works with their stunning illustrations. The main language is Swedish, but each species has an English summary with key facts. Read more about Nationalnyckeln project on the official English homepage: http://www.nationalnyckeln.se/english
Tuesday, 12 December 2006
The internet address of Ultunesaren, www.ultunesaren.se, checked in its 3000th visitor when Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007 was published a few hours ago. The separate counter on the Contest page also received a push forward and passed 1600 visitors.
Let's get ready to rumble! This year's edition of Klurendrejeriet(TM) was officially released at 12 minutes and 12 seconds after noon today, 12 December. The organizing committe wishes all participants good luck and lots of fun!
With the questions soon revealed, the X-mas calender continues to offer unique pictures you will not find anywhere else. Today, a black-and-white picture in living colour!
Du hittar Klurendrejeriets tråd på följande adress: http://www.memac.de/forum/thread.php?threadid=2126
www.memac.de, where everyone is welcome to think collectively and perhaps exchange clues. To allow for as many participants to read suggestions from others as possible, English is the recommended language (though this is not enforced in any way). Visit the forum, register and read what others have to say about the contest. Please follow the forum board guidelines and do not break the honor code of MeMaC and Klurendrejeriet: do not ruin the fun for others by posting answers directly in the forum (such exchanges should be conducted elsewhere, for instance private e-mail).
Since last year, Klurendrejeriet(TM) is also offered as an official English translation. Now the contest is one of featured items on the German quiz forum MeMac at
Klurendrejeriet's thread is found here: http://www.memac.de/forum/thread.php?threadid=2126
Monday, 11 December 2006
Sunday, 10 December 2006
3. EN ANNORLUNDA TOUCH
8. TVÅLFAGER TVÅLFRÅGA
9. DEN RÖDVITA LOGOTYPEN
E. COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENT ...
If you have followed this blog from the start you already know that only four titles are missing, three from the main contest and one from the internet questions. Here they are:
3. A DIFFERENT TOUCH
8. THE L WORDS
9. THE RED-AND-WHITE LOGOTYPE
E. COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENT ...
Saturday, 9 December 2006
1. KLÄMKÄCK LINTOTT
B. DEN 13/12
It is the ninth of December and if you are not too busy soaking the lutefisk, you can always ponder on these titles:
1. TOTAL TOWHEAD
12. CROWD PLEASER
15. WALL (STREET) GUIDE
B. THE 13/12
Friday, 8 December 2006
4. EN SKUM AFFÄR
A. ÅRETS PERSONLIGHET
C. SPÅR I BECKSVART MÖRKER
Many of the titles that has been revealed so far have been also been used in previous versions of Klurendrejeriet(TM), but here are three completely new ones:
4. THE FRENCH-ITALIAN JOB
A. MAN OF THE YEAR
C. GRUESOME EVIDENCE IN THE DARK
Thursday, 7 December 2006
It was more than a rumour - it was true! After receiving the rumour of a bootleg recording of the kickoff presentation through other channels, the contest committe debunked the information, in spite of it being somewhat flattering. Now we have seen (uploaded to YouTube(TM)!) with our own eyes and we have now changed our position. The information is most certainly inofficial, but since no information is added or altered there is no need to publicly dismiss the event. Klurbloggen together with Ultunesaren (and its homepage) remain, however, the only official channels of Klurendrejeriet(TM). The two video clips are found through a normal search on YouTube's homepage: http://www.youtube.com
F. SANT ELLER FALSKT?
Here is yet another title from the main contest and two from the late night snack menu (the one that could take you straight to the final!):
5. THE ZOOTCASE
D. PACKAGE DEAL
F. TRUE OR FALSE?
Wednesday, 6 December 2006
It was finally discovered, Klurbloggen! Congratulations to the lucky seeker who found the daily channel to the latest news from KlurendrejerietTM and thanks for letting others in on the secret!
2. IS SAKNAS
7. HÖJDEN AV FRÄCKHET!
14. JUST DO IT!
Idag fyller vi på med: 10. FLAGGSPEL
During the kick-off yesterday, the title of six questions were revealed though only in Swedish. Here are the English counterparts of those six and a seventh title as well:
2. IS MISSING
7. THAT DOES IT!
10. FLAG SIGNALLING
11. DOUBLE TROUBLE
14. JUST DO IT!
Last night's official kick-off for KlurendrejerietTM 2007 was a success! The presentation of both the prizes and a sneak preview of this issue of the contest ended in applauds, and only happy faces left the auditorium afterwards. Last year's winner, Harald Cederlund, wondered when the questions will be officially released, and the message was clear: when the next issue of Ultunesaren is issued (preliminary date: 12 December)! To be absolutely sure, it is probably a good idea to come back to this blog until then ...
Tuesday, 5 December 2006
Övriga sponsorer för Klurendrejeriet(TM) 2007:
Wallins matsal, Uppsala
Texas Long Horn, Uppsala
Akademibokhandeln LundeQ, Uppsala
Hälle Krukmakeri, Bjästa
Remember, rembember the fifth of December! We're building the picture, bit by bit. A straw goat, a list and today: an alarm clock!
Monday, 4 December 2006
What will we bring from Klurbloggen today? Well, everything imaginable: the pen, the flag, Klur'06, and ... the kitchen sink?
Sunday, 3 December 2006
Saturday, 2 December 2006
Friday, 1 December 2006
Welcome to the X-Mas Calendar of KlurendrejerietTM! On the bottom of this page, every day until X-Mas, you will find a new image from this year's contest. You can download the entire contest (starting 12 December) at www.ultunesaren.se or read it in Ultunesaren (at your nearest library).
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the official kick-off for KlurendrejerietTM 2007! It starts at 5 p.m., 5 December in Loftets hörsal, SLU Uppsala. See you there!