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Earlier this year, a site named Chuck Norris Facts appeared and become a genuine internet phenomena. This site contains a large set of factoids about Chuck Norris, all of whom are either made up or vastly exagerated. You’ll understand the concept quickly once you’ve seen some of my favourites:

  • Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right legs.
  • When Chuck Norris does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
  • Chuck Norris knows the last digit of pi.
  • Chuck Norris has two speeds. Walk, and Kill.

The concept has been so popular, that Chuck Norris himself has particpated in the show “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and picked out the one he could identify the most with.

Recently I saw a more geeky version, this time about the famous crypthographer Bruce Schneier. Although not very funny to the general public, they are extremely funny for anyone with crypto knowledge. I’ll give you a few examples, you can find the complete list this in my blog and was thinking about who the next person to have his facts done would be.

Then it sprung to mind, why not make a fact site about SAP, surely there must be enough funny stuff to write about SAP. And that is exactly what I’ve done.

SAP FACTS site http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com

SAP facts

Examples of SAP facts

The SAP Fact site http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com already contain 21 facts, but we need more, way more!.
I’ll give you some examples of the facts so far:

  • Chuck Norris uses SAP to keep track of his death count
  • When SAP NetWeaver was released, there was a disturbance in the Force
  • The European Union has decided that by 2008, ABAP will be the only offical language used in parliament
  • SAP NetWeaver is based on alien technology

In order to see the rest of the facts you need to visit SAP Fact site http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com. Please vote on all the facts so that we can find a winner of this contest!

Your mission

Your job is to fill the SAP Facts site http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com with funny, impressive, sad, and/or extreme-to-the-max “facts”. “Facts” in this setting should be interpreted as “In no way correct, but always entertaining (and hopefully y3k compatible)”.

Your tools

In essence your brain (the usage of monkey-armies which are typing random words is not allowed due to health regulations). The facts can be about whatever, as long as it is related to SAP. I expect facts on Shai, SDN, all the SAP products and of course a lot of Oracle bashing 🙂

Once you’ve come up with one or more factoid, do the following:

  1. Find the URL of your Business Card link. The easiest way to do this is to click My profile->Update profile in the upper right corner of SDN and copy the text after “URL to your BC:”
  2. Go to http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com and click the link with text “Submit new fact”
  3. Enter at least the fields “SDN Business Card URL(BC)” and fact before clicking the “Submit fact” button (If you don’t enter a BC you will not be eligble for the contest)
  4. Voila, your fact has now been queued for approval. Once approved will appear on the http://sapfacts.elsewhat.com page.

Your reward

Since a lot of you are acquiring SDN points in the hopes that at one time the future they will replace gold as the primary measurment of wealth, you need some extra special reward. The SDN team has as always been very cooperative, and will award each approved factoid with a valid “Business Card” link with two points.

In addition, there will be three GRAND PRIZES along with the eternal glory:

  • 1st prize: 200 points
  • 2nd prize: 150 points
  • 3nd prize: 100 points

Of course, it is you, the SDN members (and other internet users), which will decide which factoids will win the GRAND PRIZES and the only way of doing this is to vote on them. Voting will be open from now on and untill 22.september and a winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

The winner is the factoid with the highest 80-20 average (meaning we throw out the 10% lowest and highest votes and do an average on the remaining) and with more than a few votes. Votes in which we suspect cheating will be thrown out, though the factoid will still be eligble for a prize.

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  1. Alvaro Tejada Galindo
    During the migration process problems have been reported for this blog. The blog content may look corrupt due to not supported HTML code on this platform. Please adjust the blog content manually before moving it to an official community.
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  2. Anonymous
    Hi Dagfinn,
    like your idea 😉
    There is a small tag error on/near the link to the Bruce Schneier wiki page.
    Cheers,
    Max
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