Arthur’s Perfect Gift

Dec 01, 2009

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Arthur’s Perfect Gift Contest


The holiday season is fast
approaching and we’re delighted to announce we’ve received an
invitation to spend Christmas with the Weasleys. We don’t want to show
up empty handed so after much deliberation, we’ve decided to ask for
help from our able-minded Leaky members. We’d like to invite you to
come up with the perfect gift for Arthur Weasley. But here’s the
hitch-while we know Arthur has a fascination with all things muggle,
Molly has informed us that even Arthur admits he has plenty of plugs
and batteries. So here’s what we’d like you to do:

General Guidelines:

UPDATE! The winners have been picked!

First Place: John Macdonnell

For
Arthur Weasley’s present there are a series of children’s books of
varying titles, but centering around “The Way Things Work” or “How
Things Work” They are illustrated books introducing children (or
wizards not familiar with the workings of muggles) technology. They
show for example how a telephone work or a plane flies, but also why
they do. I think he’d be thrilled to have these books (and Molly would
be less stressed with a book rather than him tinkering on a gas lawn
mower behind her back).

Second Place: KrysGrey

A
Rubik’s Cube. I’m sure he’d be curious as to the point of it, and would
be fascinated that Muggles actually take the time out to try and line
up the coloured blocks. We’d have to convince him to try and solve it
the Muggle-way, though after a while, I’m sure he’ll be itching to use
a spell to have it solve itself. Once he does solve it, I’m sure
everyone will gather round it, trying to see if anything happens.

Third Place (tie): katandcon

The
Weasleys like to travel so I believe the perfect gift for Mr. Weasley
would be a trip to Purdue University to see the Rube Goldberg Machine
Contest. That’s where teams from colleges from across the USA go to
display the crazy machines they’ve made that complete a simple task in
the most steps possible.

In 2007 the winner juiced an orange and
poured the juice in 345 steps! Mr. Weasley would have a blast mingling
with all the Muggles, and might find a use for his all of his batteries
and plugs.

Third Place (tie): ZephyrFool

I’d
buy a self-assembly kit for a model airplane and try to collect a debt
from my old physics teacher who happens to have a licence to fly a
glider. Once fully assembled the writing on the airplane would read
“Coupon for a free flight with Mr. Schneider, lesson in basic physics
and why airplanes stay up in the air included.”

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