ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
57°
Clear
H 66° L 41°
  • cloudy-day
    57°
    Current Conditions
    Clear. H 66° L 41°
  • clear-night
    53°
    Evening
    Clear. H 66° L 41°
  • clear-night
    42°
    Morning
    Clear. H 75° L 46°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg news on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg traffic on demand

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

Krmg weather on demand

00:00 | 00:00

Internet helps crack code written by grandma 18 years ago

A woman has finally been able to solve a mysterious code that's been in her family for nearly two decades.

According to WDAF, Janna Holm has been trying to interpret what she and her family believe is a code her grandmother Dorothy scribbled on at least 20 index cards right before she died in 1996.

WFTS reports brain cancer stole Dorothy's ability to speak, and during the last two weeks of her life, she began filling the index cards with what looks like random sequences of letters.

Holm and her cousins were reportedly all under the age of 10 at the time and loved puzzles, so they assumed Dorothy had left them a code to crack. But they couldn't figure it out until 18 years later.

"One of Dorothy's granddaughters posted pictures of the index cards to MetaFilter.com. Then, the internet community went to work, to successfully decode those cards." ​(Via WGHP)

Holm's post on the site read, "I'm beginning to think that they are the first letters in the words of song lyrics, and would love to know what song this was. This is a crazy long shot, but I've seen [users] pull off some pretty impressive code-breaking before!" ​(Via Ask MetaFilter)

To her surprise, Holm says users began to post what they thought was behind the letters' meaning within minutes.

But it was one user in particular who pointed out the letters could have a religious connection and, a few minutes later, posted that some of the letters were a long acronym for the Lord's Prayer. (Via Ask MetaFilter)

Several other posters have commented with their interpretation of Dorothy's index cards, and Holm says she can't believe it took "14 minutes to solve the back of the card that has been bugging my family for 20 years." She's still working to decode the rest of the letters.

See more at newsy.com.  

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

  • Just in time for Thanksgiving, more than 100 members of Oklahoma's National Guard arrived at the Broken Arrow Armed Services Reserve Center Wednesday night. KRMG's told the unit had been serving a six-month deployment in the Ukraine as part of a joint, multi-national training group. They also provided training support to Ukrainian forces. The soldiers were thrilled to see their friends and family. “I’ve been waiting for this feeling,” one soldier said.  “I’m proud of everything we did over there, but I’m happy to be home.” More soldiers from the unit are expected to return home over the next couple of weeks. Feel free to thank the soldiers in the comments.  
  • We have a beautiful day ahead of us for Thanksgiving. National Weather Service Meteorologist Bart Haake says we'll see plenty of sun on turkey day. “Skies will be mostly sunny today with highs in the middle 60s,” Haake said.   If you’re heading out shopping Thanksgiving night or just walking off the stuffing, Mother Nature won't be an issue.  NWS is reporting mostly clear skies and a low around 42 degrees.   We're going to see higher than normal temperatures in the Tulsa area for Black Friday. “The highs will be in the low to middle 70s,” Haake said.   That's around 12 degrees above normal for this time of year.
  • If the thought of spending hours in the kitchen on Thursday just doesn’t sound like a good use of your time, what with family all around and the prospect of Black Friday shopping beginning at 7 a.m. that day, there are a variety of restaurants that just may have the answer for you. Several chain restaurants and many local ones are open on Thanksgiving, with options ranging from dining in to carrying out to catering the whole affair. Important note: Not all restaurants listed below will be open on Thanksgiving or offer special deals. Some franchise restaurants of certain chains may be closed. It is important to call the restaurant closest to you to confirm the hours and deals. These restaurants are set to be open on Thanksgiving.
  • The city of Everett, Washington, ,” but the baristas are not backing down. The baristas are arguing that their skimpy costumes fall under freedom of expression.In recent court filings, the city claimed the coffee stands have a history of prostitution, sexual assault and exploitation. One of Everett's new laws requires the workers to wear a minimum of tank tops and shorts. It specifically applies to employees at 'quick service' restaurants, which also include fast food and food trucks. >> Read more trending news The other redefined the city's lewd conduct ordinance and created a new crime of facilitating lewd conduct. Both ordinances took effect in early September. But seven bikini baristas and the owner of a chain of the coffee stands called 'Hillbilly Hotties' sued the city to block the dress code in September, saying it's vague, unlawfully targets women, and denies them the ability to communicate through their attire.  KIRO-TV asked a constitutional law attorney about that argument.  “That is not a frivolous argument. One can see that this is conduct which may not be pure speech, but nevertheless is a conduct that does enjoy constitutional protections. The question is how much constitutional protection,” said constitutional law attorney Jeffrey Needle. The Everett City Council unanimously passed the ordinances in August but halted the ban while the case is in court.  A senior U.S. district court judge heard the arguments Tuesday in a federal Seattle court.
  • Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice. Under court order, the tobacco industry for the first time will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes. But years of legal push back by the industry over every detail means the ads will be less hard-hitting than what was proposed. Tobacco control experts say the campaign — built around network TV and newspapers — will not reach people when they are young and most likely to start smoking. “Their legal strategy is always obstruct, delay, create confusion and buy more time,” said Ruth Malone, of the University of California, San Francisco, who has studied the industry for 20 years. “So by the time this was finally settled, newspapers have a much smaller readership, and nowadays, who watches network TV?” The new spots, which begin Sunday, lay out the toll of smoking in blunt text and voiceover statements: “More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes and alcohol, combined.” Companies will also acknowledge their role in making cigarettes addictive: “Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addiction.”