Contest: "Easter" Came Early This Year, and in HD

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Ever wonder about those statues on Easter Island? Where they came from? How they got to where they stand today? PBS put together a special dedicated to answer questions such as those and for any history buffs, or even the engineering-inclined, it's a nice little presentation. And even though Easter is a few months off yet, thus making it hard to turn this into some sort of seasonally appropriate contest, we're going to give out a copy of Mystery of Easter Island on Blu-ray.

To find out how you can win it, just keep reading.

A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves?

NOVA and National Geographic explore controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism. Among the radical new theories is that the islanders used ropes to “walk” the statues upright, like moving a fridge. With the help of an accurate 15-ton replica statue, a NOVA team sets out to test this high-risk, seemingly unlikely theory – serving up plenty of action and surprises in this fresh investigation of one of the ancient world’s most intriguing enigmas.

_novaeasterislblu_1357587961For a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook

2) E-mail your entry to contest [at] justpressplay [dot] net with the subject line "Easter Island" and tell us your favorite island, fictional or real.

Also, you can gain one additional entry (aka chance to win) each day by tweeting this story using the button to the left of this story.

This giveaway ends on January 30th, 2013.

Limit of one e-mail entry per person (with the exception of Tweet entries), any violation of that rule will result in disqualification. Winners will be notified via e-mail used to comment for entry, if the winner fails to respond to the e-mail within seven (7) days, the prize is forfeit and will be offered to the next runner-up. Many will enter, 1 will win and all will be rewarded randomly so don't bother asking us for a specific one. Prizes may not be exchanged for different prize or format. Must be a US or Canada resident to participate in this giveaway. All e-mails are deleted at close of contest and are not sold or used in mailing lists, because companies that do that are scum. 

Jan
16
2013
Lex Walker • Editor

He's a TV junkie with a penchant for watching the same movie six times in one sitting. If you really want to understand him you need to have grown up on Sgt. Bilko, Alien, Jurassic Park and Five Easy Pieces playing in an infinite loop. Recommend something to him - he'll watch it.

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