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I frequently find surprising items in my trips to archives - items completely unrelated to my original research aims. Here is one example from a Canadian religious newspaper from 1933. If you love numbers games - this contest is a dream come true. For the rest of us, it seems like a math nightmare!
The text is a bit fuzzy. The object of the contest is to tally up all the numbers in the church and the surrounding property to come up with the total cost of furnishings.
(Image from the United Church Archives, Toronto)