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I viewed the picture, shown here in the screenshot. This was one of Google’s famous holiday logos, but what holiday is associated with a UFO, and what was the strange code in the tweet?
The logo was also linked to — oh darn, I’ve misplaced it, but it was something like ‘strange occurrences’.
It took me a wee while to work out, and you need a bit of a background in geek culture from recent years to figure out what’s going on. Once I’d worked out its full meaning I thought it was one of the coolest puzzles / things I’d seen all year. It’s clever on several levels.
The puzzle explained (ROT 13)
Jura lbh nffvta n yrggre bs gur nycunorg gb rnpu ahzore va gur ‘pbqr’ lbh trg gur cuenfr: ‘Nyy lbhe b ner orybat gb hf’.
Gung, bs pbhefr, ersref gb gur zrzr: Nyy lbhe onfr ner orybat gb hf.
Gur jbeq ‘onfr’ vf ercynprq ol gur ‘b’ bs Tbbtyr. Juvpu avpryl ersyrpgf gur funcr bs Cynarg Rnegu.
Fb: Tbbtyr vf gnxvat bire gur Rnegu, nf jr nyy xabj.
Ohg jul guvf ybtb, ba guvf qngr? Nygubhtu gur ybtb nccrnerq ba 05 Frcgrzore 2009 va Arj Mrnynaq, gur qngr va gur HF jnf 04 Frcgrzore 2009.
N ovg bs erfrnepu ba fcrpvny riragf sbe gung qngr fbba ghearq hc: 1998 — Tbbtyr vf sbhaqrq ol Yneel Cntr naq Fretrl Oeva, gjb fghqragf ng Fgnasbeq Havirefvgl.