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October 05, 2010

Contest Results: Where in the World is Grok?

By Mark Sisson
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There are Groks all over the globe! Australia, Singapore, Germany, Canada, Austria, Ireland, Norway, India, Ukraine, Hungary, South Korea, Thailand, Portugal, Sweden and in numerous states across the beautiful U.S. of A. If you’re reading this there is a Grok in your hometown, too.

By the looks of these pictures it appears that I’m well on my way to achieving my life goal of helping 10 million or more people take control of their health. Help me toward my goal, and help others “get Primal” by telling them about Mark’s Daily Apple and the Primal Blueprint. I need all the help I can get! Grok on!

The winner of this contest, chosen randomly, is MDA reader Kyle from Seattle, WA. Congrats to Kyle and many thanks to everyone that participated.

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Rachael
Rachael
6 years 1 month ago

I wish I had the presence of thought to enter this contest. I am an avid hiker and spelunker – and yes, I do both in my Five Fingers. Where in the world is Grok? In my case, often crawling around in the bowels of the earth!

maureen
maureen
6 years 1 month ago

It’s been great seeing all the different caves Groks reside in!

Debra
Debra
6 years 1 month ago

This is fun. Wish I hadn’t dropped my camera in the river before these challenges began:P

Karyn (Calvin's wife)
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
6 years 1 month ago

My “Grok is in Houston” taken on my camoflage backpack in my stuffy cubicle was just sad…

~Karyn

Sarah D
Sarah D
6 years 1 month ago

Man! I wish I had remembered to enter this one.

I have to say though, the cactus in Tuscon made me laugh. πŸ™‚

Laura
Laura
6 years 1 month ago

I wonder how many primal enthusiasts are in Tucson. I’m the only one I know of so far!

Michael
Michael
5 years 8 months ago

I know this is quite late, but nope your not the only one in tucson! ben primal for over a year now and loving it!

Ben
Ben
6 years 1 month ago

It’s nice to know that Grok, and by extension fellow primalites, are so widespread. It’s like having friends all over the world! It also makes me think that there must be others interested in living primally in my area, I just have to hunt them down πŸ™‚

Joe The Toad
6 years 1 month ago

Wow, amazing slide show! Grok certainly is a world traveller!

Sara
Sara
6 years 1 month ago

I always thought it would be cool to get a bunch of groks together once a month or something for a potluck bonfire. I lived on the beach in Santa Cruz, Ca and thought that would be pretty awesome. Now I’m not far away in San Jose, and would still drive to the beach, or hike somewhere in the mountains to do something like this. I’ve gotta watch those grok tags go by for other people in my area.

Sara
Sara
6 years 1 month ago

ooh, there’s someone in Oakland, that’s getting promising…

Kris
Kris
6 years 1 month ago

We’re in San Mateo!

AP
AP
6 years 1 month ago

Seeing all these pictures makes me realize what a huge primal community I am a part of.

Peggy
Peggy
6 years 1 month ago

Really beautiful & diverse backgrounds! What a creative tribe/clan of Groks & Grokettes!

Ryan
Ryan
6 years 1 month ago

So cool to see Grok in so many places and it’s really encouraging to me to know that there are so many others that strive to be as healthy, vibrant, and happy as they can be. We have to continue to spread the word so that others can experience what we do!! Grok On!

Kyle
Kyle
6 years 1 month ago

I hope I am that Kyle in Seattle. =)

Kyle
Kyle
6 years 1 month ago

Glad to see my home state of Louisiana represented. You don’t get much more primal than boiled crawfish.

BarbeyGirl
6 years 1 month ago

Best contest yet! Super fun to see all the Groks out there. πŸ˜€

Krys
6 years 1 month ago

Way to represent the Northwest Kyle! Congrats!!

Nellie
Nellie
6 years 1 month ago

Wow, there were some pretty exotic places in there! I have to say, I though there’d be more San Diego Groks!…

Ely
Ely
6 years 1 month ago

Sorry I missed out on this one but glad to see Portland, OR represent! πŸ™‚

Erin
Erin
6 years 1 month ago

Baltimore Grok, where did you take your picture? It looks too wild to be Druid Hill Park…

Glenn
Glenn
6 years 1 month ago

Mark,
You will know you really succeeded when you get this entry in the next contest (forgive my laughable photoshopping skills):
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Rebecca
Rebecca
6 years 1 month ago

I can’t decide if I’m more excited that Grok is in Philly, or that Grok has spanned the globe…I guess humans will always be a supremely adaptable species πŸ˜‰

Ryan
Ryan
6 years 1 month ago

Grok is all over! Grok on!

Dexter
Dexter
6 years 1 month ago

Grok is in the Philippines

Shebeeste
Shebeeste
6 years 1 month ago

Grok has visited so many state capitol buildings! Grok on Pierre, Jefferson City, and Sacramento from Salem and the Big Gold Dude! (And honorable mention to Austin, which doesn’t picture the capitol.) Did I miss any? Grok for state senate!

Sharon
Sharon
6 years 1 month ago

I was really looking forward to seeing all the photos from this contest. Wow, I am not disappointed. How fun.

Karen G
Karen G
6 years 1 month ago

Kind of like Santa, Grok travels around the world FAST. Unlike Santa, Grok is lean and not hampered by a bowl fully of jelly, because he eats primally. Grok will bring children really good things to eat, not stockings full of highly processed candy.

Callie Durbrow
6 years 1 month ago

I wish I would have entered this one! Grok would have been kayaking on the Charles River. Alas, I am too late. Great slide showl

Rahsaan
Rahsaan
6 years 1 month ago
Just reiterates how adaptable we are as hominids. Just read an article on the continued evolution of us. Basically, the evolution happens amongst the most disparate groups across the globe (basically, the few hunter-gatherers remaining). However, because those groups are so few and far between and the rest of us regularly intermingle, the evolution of distinct mutations won’t likely result in any new hominid species or sub species anytime soon. So we, H. sapiens sapiens will continue to be the lone race of humans on Earth for the foreseeable future. Unless we do something crazy, like nuke ourselves into oblivion… Read more »
John
John
6 years 1 month ago

I like all the pictures of Grok on the hunt. The geese, chickens, and dinosaurs all seem to be perfect primal choices.

Fatkid
6 years 1 month ago

So many people from so many places brought together to form one Primal family… Just one of those things that makes you appreciate the modern world while looking back to our roots for inspiration.

runningjay
runningjay
6 years 1 month ago

This is absolutely beautiful…just goes to show you how we are all united no matter where we are on this planet. Groks UNITED!!!

Postermama
Postermama
6 years 1 month ago

Where in the world is Grok?
He’s on the run from Dallas Texas to New York City, to stop him now would be a pity. Grok On!

ScottMGS
ScottMGS
6 years 1 month ago

We’re all *over* the place! I’m already looking forward to a Paleo Meet-up in my city in a week and a half.

Petter
Petter
6 years 1 month ago

No way! Kalmar, Sweden! I’m baptised (although not a believer today) in the church of that castle and lived in the city my whole life.

It appears MDA has reached more than one reader in the better corners of Sweden… Love it!

Virgogirl
Virgogirl
6 years 1 month ago

A Hungarian Grok/Groquette, who is not me, wow!!!

mineralwasser
mineralwasser
6 years 1 month ago

There are more than one Hungarians here, sure πŸ˜‰

West
West
6 years 1 month ago

Lots of fun – my favorite contest so far. Really makes us feel part of a worldwide community. Wicklow, Ireland (Cill Mhantain) represent!

Patty
6 years 1 month ago

About the 10 million people…any idea how many have been reached so far? Maybe we could do a world wide roll call or get assigned numbers…”I’m Grokette 432,157.” And the 10th millionth person wins a life time supply of sardines or something. πŸ™‚

Lori
Lori
6 years 1 month ago

Wow Easton, PA I am very close too!! So wish I was around when this contest happened I could have a nice snapshot on the Appalachian Trail here in PA. Very cool to see all the international presence!!

Luigi
Luigi
6 years 1 month ago

Easton PA in the house! When I went through the slide show I just had a huge smile on my face seeing all the locations and it gave me the goosebumps knowing so many people in the world are trying to change their lives and live better! GROK ON PEOPLE!!!

Primal Toad
6 years 1 month ago

This is very inspiring. Seeing that there are people across the globe that Mark has reached with our help is just incredible. This community continues to grow and will never stop!

Seeing people take control of their own health is a pleasant site.

Anyone else in Grand Rapids, MI??!?!?

Gaute
Gaute
6 years 1 month ago

Nice to see two in Oslo!

Nelio Carlos
Nelio Carlos
5 years 9 months ago

I dont know if there are others but I am from BrasΓ­lia, Brasil. Someone??

Corbeaux
Corbeaux
2 years 8 months ago

There are at least a few in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. I’m just posting on their behalf.

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