Well, the results came in a while ago, but I forgot to mention that I lost the contest. I was about two orders of magnitude off from the winning answer.
In light of my failure, I'm going to try again in the newest contest. This time the question is a bit stranger:
How many buff hamsters would it take to completely power a mansion?
I encourage all of The Virtuosi readers to enter as well, it only takes a minute to come up with some number.
Good luck one and all.