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5 Oct

Contest Results: Where in the World is Grok?

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.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. 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!

    Rachael wrote on October 5th, 2010
  2. It’s been great seeing all the different caves Groks reside in!

    maureen wrote on October 5th, 2010
  3. This is fun. Wish I hadn’t dropped my camera in the river before these challenges began:P

    Debra wrote on October 5th, 2010
  4. My “Grok is in Houston” taken on my camoflage backpack in my stuffy cubicle was just sad…


    Karyn (Calvin's wife) wrote on October 5th, 2010
  5. Man! I wish I had remembered to enter this one.

    I have to say though, the cactus in Tuscon made me laugh. :)

    Sarah D wrote on October 5th, 2010
    • I wonder how many primal enthusiasts are in Tucson. I’m the only one I know of so far!

      Laura wrote on October 5th, 2010
      • 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!

        Michael wrote on April 1st, 2011
  6. 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 :)

    Ben wrote on October 5th, 2010
  7. Wow, amazing slide show! Grok certainly is a world traveller!

    Joe The Toad wrote on October 5th, 2010
  8. 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 wrote on October 5th, 2010
    • ooh, there’s someone in Oakland, that’s getting promising…

      Sara wrote on October 5th, 2010
      • We’re in San Mateo!

        Kris wrote on October 5th, 2010
  9. Seeing all these pictures makes me realize what a huge primal community I am a part of.

    AP wrote on October 5th, 2010
  10. Really beautiful & diverse backgrounds! What a creative tribe/clan of Groks & Grokettes!

    Peggy wrote on October 5th, 2010
  11. 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!

    Ryan wrote on October 5th, 2010
  12. I hope I am that Kyle in Seattle. =)

    Kyle wrote on October 5th, 2010
  13. Glad to see my home state of Louisiana represented. You don’t get much more primal than boiled crawfish.

    Kyle wrote on October 5th, 2010
  14. Best contest yet! Super fun to see all the Groks out there. 😀

    BarbeyGirl wrote on October 5th, 2010
  15. Way to represent the Northwest Kyle! Congrats!!

    Krys wrote on October 5th, 2010
  16. Wow, there were some pretty exotic places in there! I have to say, I though there’d be more San Diego Groks!…

    Nellie wrote on October 5th, 2010
  17. Sorry I missed out on this one but glad to see Portland, OR represent! :)

    Ely wrote on October 5th, 2010
  18. Baltimore Grok, where did you take your picture? It looks too wild to be Druid Hill Park…

    Erin wrote on October 5th, 2010
  19. Mark,
    You will know you really succeeded when you get this entry in the next contest (forgive my laughable photoshopping skills):

    Glenn wrote on October 5th, 2010
  20. 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 😉

    Rebecca wrote on October 5th, 2010
  21. Grok is all over! Grok on!

    Ryan wrote on October 5th, 2010
  22. Grok is in the Philippines

    Dexter wrote on October 5th, 2010
  23. 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!

    Shebeeste wrote on October 5th, 2010
  24. I was really looking forward to seeing all the photos from this contest. Wow, I am not disappointed. How fun.

    Sharon wrote on October 5th, 2010
  25. 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.

    Karen G wrote on October 5th, 2010
  26. 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

    Callie Durbrow wrote on October 5th, 2010
  27. 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 or continue with unsustainable agriculture and ecosystem destruction.

    Rahsaan wrote on October 5th, 2010
  28. I like all the pictures of Grok on the hunt. The geese, chickens, and dinosaurs all seem to be perfect primal choices.

    John wrote on October 5th, 2010
  29. 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.

    Fatkid wrote on October 5th, 2010
  30. This is absolutely beautiful…just goes to show you how we are all united no matter where we are on this planet. Groks UNITED!!!

    runningjay wrote on October 5th, 2010
  31. 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!

    Postermama wrote on October 5th, 2010
  32. 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.

    ScottMGS wrote on October 5th, 2010
  33. 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!

    Petter wrote on October 5th, 2010
  34. A Hungarian Grok/Groquette, who is not me, wow!!!

    Virgogirl wrote on October 6th, 2010
    • There are more than one Hungarians here, sure 😉

      mineralwasser wrote on October 6th, 2010
  35. Lots of fun – my favorite contest so far. Really makes us feel part of a worldwide community. Wicklow, Ireland (Cill Mhantain) represent!

    West wrote on October 6th, 2010
  36. 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. :-)

    Patty wrote on October 6th, 2010
  37. 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!!

    Lori wrote on October 6th, 2010
    • 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!!!

      Luigi wrote on October 6th, 2010
  38. 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??!?!?

    Primal Toad wrote on October 6th, 2010
  39. Nice to see two in Oslo!

    Gaute wrote on October 9th, 2010
  40. I dont know if there are others but I am from Brasília, Brasil. Someone??

    Nelio Carlos wrote on February 20th, 2011

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