Follow We Interrupt On Twitter and Win a Camera

Most people don’t need a water and shock-resistant, freeze-proof camera, but who doesn’t want an Olympus u TOUGH-8000, especially if it is free.

All you have to do, for your chance to win Olympus’s rugged point and shoot is to follow us on Twitter. We will hold the prize draw if we top 50,000 followers before December 15, 2009. Even if we don’t make it all the way to 50,000 followers, we will still hold a draw for the consolation prize, the world’s largest gummy bear.

First prize: Olympus u TOUGH-8000M
The u should be a Greek “Mu”, but it is the closest we can manage with our site’s font.

  • Shooting in toughest situations – shockproof to 2m, waterproof to 10m, crushproof to 100kg and freezeproof to -10°C
  • Available in Platinum Silver, Midnight Black, or Steel Blue
  • High-precision 3.6x wide optical zoom (28-102mm*) to capture landscapes through to stunning close-ups even in extreme conditions
  • Avoids camera shake and blurry images thanks to Dual Image Stabilisation (combines mechanical and digital image stabilisation)
  • TAP Control Menu for great convenience also when wearing gloves
  • 12 Megapixels to make prints up to poster-size
  • 6.9cm/2.7″ HyperCrystal III LCD for best ever preview even in brilliant sunlight and at extreme angles (230,000 dots)
  • Face Detection for perfectly focused and exposed faces. In combination with Shadow Adjustment Technology, other main parts of the picture are also correctly exposed.
  • The easy way to perfect images – Intelligent Auto Mode detects the five most commonly used scenes and adjusts settings, focus and exposure automatically
  • Easy checking of air and water pressure thanks to on-screen manometer
  • LED illuminator to lighten up underwater or macro sceneries
  • Liven up your memories with movie recording with sound (up to VGA resolution at 30fps)
  • xD-Picture Card and microSD Card compatible
  • Second prize: The World’s Largest Gummy Bear

    The World’s Largest Gummy Bear is the equivalent of 1,400 regular sized gummy bears and tips the scales at five-pounds but yet according to the site, “tastes just as delicious as its pint-sized counterpart”. If you are watching your diet, the 9.5 inches tall gummy bear is only 12,600 calories or about the same amount of calories of 22 Big Macs. It comes available in 3 flavors, blue raspberry, red cherry, and green apple.

    The contest is open to everyone who follows We Interrupt on Twitter, old followers included, who are registered before December 15, 2009. Sometime on December 15, we tweet a question, the first follower to answer it correctly wins.

    If we have over 50,000 followers, the prize will be the aforementioned digital camera. The winner can choose the color that he/she would prefer and it will be sent by post to anywhere in the world. If we have less than 50,000 followers, we will still hold the consolation draw for the gummy bear; the procedure will be the same and the winner can select his/her favorite flavor.


    C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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