In honor of our Sherlock: The Game is Now trigging a new best traffic day ever, Lisa and I decided to celebrate with an impromptu contest where we asked readers to submit the post that they thought had triggered the previous best day ever.
The responses that we received were a ton of fun.
The prize drawing went to Sheryl Howell!
Sheryl will receive some Room Escape Artist swag and a beautiful puzzle from Cryptogram Puzzle Post.
The most common guess was 5 Dead, 1 Injured in Polish Escape Room Fire. Honestly, this should be the right answer. While it certainly was well read, it wasn’t even close to the previous best day ever.
The Correct Answer
Look, there was a reason that we were celebrating overturning our previous best day ever.
It’s because that post was our review of the Limited Edition Mystery Oreos. For reasons that were never really clear, that post went viral.
It was funny, but also demoralizing. The post itself was a joke.
Theresa W did, in fact, guess this correctly, but it was because she was over at our apartment playing a tabletop escape game when this thing was going viral. After guessing, she admitted to having a vague memory of this oddity.
Rex M may have been joking, but he came super close by guessing the review of the Mystery Flavor Peeps 2018… which was so similar, and frankly, better written than the Oreos review.