It's February and you walk into the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A piece of artwork was recently bought for $2,061,966 USD, but you are confused that the museum bought this ugly artwork that even a 2-year-old could create. When you ask for more info about the painting, they show you a card with Eicqn : h3HGqtA. After a while you understand that this is a puzzle and regret seeing it as a puzzle. After you come home you post this on puzzling.stackexchange to see how many people will regret clicking and trying this puzzle.

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Note: To get full credit you must explain what hints/clues there are as well as how to solve it correctly. (Basically use only what is provided in the riddle. Dont guess and check)

  • $\begingroup$ rot13(V pna frr gung vg bayl unf ert, terra naq oyhr (ETO). Qbrf vg unir nalguvat gb qb jvgu urk pbybe pbqrf (abg bayl urk ohg gur pbybe jevggra va nal onfr) be pbybe tnzhg (orpnhfr gur cbfvgvba bs erq, terra naq oyhr cvrprf pna nyvta jvgu gur tnzhg)?) $\endgroup$ Jun 12, 2022 at 4:40
  • $\begingroup$ Ol hfvat vzntr fgrtnabtencul qrpbqre, V jnf noyr gb rkgenpg nyy gur jbeqf zngpuvat /[n-mN-M0-9]+/ naq gnxvat gur havdhr punenpgref tnir zr gjb fgevatf 1. UVNvnQr06yYuEZzCWLR24 2. VU6YQvN4EXyqPn0L. Qb gurfr unir nal eryngvba gb gur dhrfgvba? $\endgroup$ Jun 12, 2022 at 7:47
  • $\begingroup$ I assumed the answer will have something to do with rickroll $\endgroup$
    – justhalf
    Jun 12, 2022 at 8:55
  • $\begingroup$ @justhalf I feel like everyone is paranoid about getting rickrolled. For example here $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Jun 12, 2022 at 12:30
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ @justhalf Actually I have done that once I did it here and here $\endgroup$
    – Varun W.
    Jun 12, 2022 at 12:56


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