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Welcome to Factoid Friday!

Answer the Factoid Question correctly and win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Welcome to Factoid Friday, a guessing game that blends a twist of trivia with an interactive component and features pieces of iconic automotive history from Mitchell 1. To keep things interesting, we even offer a prize!

In a recent Throwback Thursday blog post, we wrote about Mitchell 1’s Publishing Days and the huge effort it took to prepare, print and ship more than a million manuals a year. If you’ve been in the auto repair business for a while, no doubt you had some of these Mitchell Repair Manuals in your shop. You may even still have them hanging around, despite the fact that all that information—and millions of pages more — is now presented online in our ProDemand® software.

With the incredible explosion of vehicle repair information now available for modern cars and trucks, it’s hard to even imagine how much paper would be required to print the data in book form. Even back in 1999, the amount of paper was staggering… which brings us to our Factoid Friday.

Here’s the Factoid Question:

How many pounds of paper were used to print the Mitchell Repair manuals in 1999?

Hint: Here are a few nuggets from the Mitchell 1’s Publishing Days  blog post that might help you:

In 1999 alone:

  • Mitchell Repair published 360 different titles
  • A total of one million manuals were printed onsite
  • The paper used would fill 67 tractor trailers or cover 16 square miles if spread out in a single sheet

For additional hints, also check our Twitter feed (using the hashtag #M1FactoidFriday):

This gives you an idea of the amount of paper used to produce the Mitchell Manuals.

Whoever has the closest answer will win a $25 gift card. Deadline to answer is 5:00 p.m. (PST) on Friday, September 4, 2015. You only get one guess, so make it a good one. In the case of a tie, a winner will be selected randomly from among those who submitted correct answers. We will provide the answer and announce the winner right here in a future blog post, so stay tuned!

Submit your answer below in the “Leave a Comment” section. (By entering, you agree to have your name published if you have the winning guess. Your contact information will not be published, and will only be used to contact you to arrange for delivery of the prize. Mitchell 1 and Snap-on employees, contractors and their families are welcome to participate, but are not eligible to win the prize. Void where prohibited.) Good luck!

The deadline to enter this contest has expired. Check here for the answer and winner announcement. 

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Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.