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Why Just Hand Over Birthday Money...

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    The first clue!

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    "If you are so inclined, you will be able to read this clue."

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    Perspective is everything.

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    Trying a different angle...

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    (Crujones4433 said Brody may need to have his eyes checked, as he eventually used zoomed-in photos of the clue. But it paid off.) "Under a bench you can see from Grandma's balcony."
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    But which bench?

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    Did I miss any?

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    Found it!

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    Hmm...

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    To Google!

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    "The deck of cards I gave you."
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    Crujones4433 actually planted this clue weeks in advance.

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    After some careful arranging...

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    ...and re-stacking...

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    ...the edges of the cards went from this...

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    ...to this!

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    (A handy reference line was provided.)

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    Here it is!

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    A little bit more googling let Brady know that Liriodendron Tulipfera was a tree, and he knew there was a tree dedicated to him in a nearby park.
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    Now for a little digging.

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    Success!

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    According to the original Reddit thread, the check was for $80, which was just enough to put the lucky birthday boy over the top for the scooter he had been saving up for. Great ending, huh?

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