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:D The Fifth Season

The "fifth season" is something very special, not only for people from Düsseldorf. It's well hidden between autumn and winter and is starting November 11th and ending about 40 days before Easter on Ash Wednesday. It's a time with various meanings for different people.

Some people are considering the fifth season as a merry or even hilarious time. Some people cannot relate to it at all and are actually denying its existence. There are many different ways to commemorate it: some people are celebrating and dancing in saloons, some are dancing on the street, but you will hardly find anybody who never ever celebrated it – at least when he was young.

We are talking about carnival. Even many grown-ups don't like to remember this time, for children it was probably one of the highlights of the year, dressing up, romping in the streets and getting a lot of sweets. Some people can't resist for the rest of their lifes.

To find the final of this cache, you need to find the answers to the following questions and solve the final equation.
Have a lot of fun and three times a thunderous "Düsseldorf Helau"!

  1. In the history of carnival in Düsseldorf, there was one Prince who had this position 2 times. Which was the year of his 2nd tenure?
    = A
  2. In which year was the carnival shout of Düsseldorf was "exported" to Mainz?
    = B
  3. What is the carnival shout of Düsseldorf? Sum of character values (a=1, b=2...)
    = C
  4. In former times, there was a monument on the Carlsplatz, dedicated to Düsseldorfs "highest jester" called "Hoppeditz”". You need to find out the year of the construction.
    = D
  5. Until which year did the Hoppeditz monument exist on the Carlsplatz?
    = E
  6. In which year was a new Hoppeditz sculpture deployed?
    = F
  7. In which year did "Vivian" cause a lof of trouble with the Shrove Monday procession?
    = G
  8. In which year was a TV star from the German soap opera "Lindenstraße" part of the carnival prince and princess pair?
    = H
  9. In 1990, the Shrove Monday procession was postponed until May. Which date exactly (day)?
    = I
  10. The tradition to cut off a man's tie at Old Maids' Day (Weiberfastnacht) has been judged as a property offence a few years ago. In which year did this lawsuit take place?
    = J
  11. In 1999, the Comitee Düsseldorfer Carneval (abbreviated CC) acquired the "house of carnival" at the Zollstrasse. Starting in which year could you find the museum of carnival in Düsseldorf here?
    = K

Convert each answer into the checksum and insert into the following formula:

N51° 15. A*B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J + K - 22
E006° 44. A + B + C + D + E + F + G*H + I + J + K + 64


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