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GotBrainy :)

Big announcement, everybody:

***Brainyflix.com is now GotBrainy.com!***

The main reason for this change is that we’ve been doing more than just ‘flix’ for the past few months.  So we wanted a name that reflected all the stuff we’ve been doing to help you get brainiererer… er.

That said, the name change does not mean that we’re stopping with the videos!  In fact, we’ve got our vocabulary video contest happening now:

***Compete to win $600 by making a funny video about an SAT word***

  • We’ve already begun accepting submissions!  The deadline is 3/15/2010.
  • Anyone can enter, and we’ll have prizes for runner-ups and iTunes songs for anyone who submits 3 videos.
  • If you need to boost your grade, ask your teacher if s/he’ll give you extra credit for it.

For more details and good examples, go to http://www.gotbrainy.com/main/contest_rules

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Happy Holidays, Everybody!

To get you in the spirit of the holidays, we thought we’d share some inspired Brainypics with y’all. Enjoy!

The girls' choreography made them look like spastic, country elves.

choreography (n) - the arrangement of dances

Elmo's extreme happiness was enervated by the wrath of Lord Vader

Enervate (v) - To weaken or deprive of strength

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Brainypics Grand Prize Winner :D

Root-doot-doot-doot-da-doot! 10 weeks and 3,818 Brainypics later (whoa), we have our 10 Runners up and our Grand Prize Winner, as selected by our panel of judges. Ooohhh~ The Runners Up shall receive iTunes gift cards, and of course, our winner has won $200 to be split with his or her school.

#10 RUNNER UP – babyblue_456

The adorable kitten just could not abstain from eating all of the mouth- watering Pringles.

ABSTAIN (v) - To hold oneself back voluntarily

#9 RUNNER UP – elgringoalex

The homeless man needs the $200 Grand Prize from Brainyflix to avenge his family.

Avenge (v) - to seek revenge

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Your Week 10 Winners!

WOWOWOWOWOWOW.

As of midnight last night, you guys created 900+ Brainypics in one week. Who da man?  YOU da man.  That’s right. Way to finish strong, everybody!  :]

As you’d imagine, picking this week’s winners to round out the Finalists for the $200 Grand Prize was harder than ever, but we found some worthy winners…

Cookie monster's clandestine, cookie-eating binges were finally discovered by one of the doctors.

CLANDESTINE (adj) - Surreptitious; kept or done in secret

From what I can see, it seems like either Abraham Lincoln's face has been defaced or he wore a really bad costume to this photo shoot.

DEFACE (v) - To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of

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Final Week to Submit Brainypics!

Hi guys! I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving eating til your bellies bulged.

This is the final week of the Brainypics contest. We’ll be picking the last 5 finalists who will compete for our $200 Grand Prize and win themselves iTunes songs.  Ooooohhhhh~

We won’t be setting a special theme this week. Just make your Brainypics funny and memorable.  Getting started is easy (of course): http://Brainyflix.com.

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And here are 5 vocab words to help you on the SAT courtesy of last week’s winners.  Some were Thanksgiving-themed, others were just flat-out hilarious.  All can be enjoyed. :]

P.S. – We had some really great submissions which we had to pass on because there was no source listed. Ooooffffff. Please remember to show the source!

Demon Kitty will cast aspersions on all who don't give him turkey and stuffing!

ASPERSION (n) - a curse, expression of ill-will

“Farmer Bob is going to fabricate turkey soap this Thanksgiving, so we need to camouflage ourselves,” said the Turkeys.

FABRICATE (v) - To make or create; to invent in order to deceive

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Om Nom Nom: Thanksgiving Brainypics

Ohai. Here is this week’s Brainypics contest: THANKSGIVING!

Here are some examples I made to get you into the turkey (eating) spirit. :]

My uncle wanted me to consummate my Thanksgiving meal with chocolate cake for dessert, but I could not eat another bite.

Consummate (v) - To bring to completion

If my Mom DELEGATED cooking duties to me, there's a good chance I'd burn the turkey.

Delegate (v) - To hand over responsibility for something

Start making Brainypics at Brainyflix.

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This Week’s Contest: Brainypics About Brainypics

Hey guys! Thanks for all of the submissions to last week’s “Your Photos” Brainypics contest. I know it was tougher than usual because you had to take or dig up photos you’d taken before and then turn it into a Brainypic flashcard, but the turnout will still great. We basically matched last week’s record best of 540 pics. :]

This week’s contest: Brainypics About Brainypics. We got this idea from some really funny users. Basically, you create Brainypics with sentences that talk about the Brainyflix.com website, refer to other Brainypics, mention you as the creator of the Brainypic, etc.

Not quite sure what we mean? Check out these examples:

This puppy is full of wrath because the people on Brainyflix won’t vote for his Brainypics.

wrath (n): vengeful anger, punishment

The almighty Gladiator Kitty shall assail all those who oppose his reentry into Brainyflix! Dare you incur his wrath?

assail (v): to attack

"Your belligerent ways shall come to end, Gladiator Kitty!" yells the evil monkey.

Belligerent (adj): Warlike; given to waging war

Good luck, guys, and get started —>>> Brainyflix

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