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Contest #560 Hint

Total watching the game:

Here on a Fall day in 1872: about 4000

Luzniki Stadium last Sunday: about half the planet.

July 18th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #560


July 13th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #559: Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan

Shahrisabz, historically known as Kish or Kesh, was the birthplace of Timur, a 14th century emperor of a large swath of south-central Asia, including all of what is now Iran and Afghanistan, as well as parts of India, Syria and Turkey.

This portion of the city is home to his Summer Palace Ak Saray. And, of course, there HAS to be a statue, right?

There is a tomb here as well for Timur, though he never occupied it and two unknown people are there now. His oldest son, Jehangir, is buried in the mausoleum complex to the lower right of the image (just right of the octagonal fountain at the bottom).

Jahangir Mausoleum in Shahrisabz 1.JPG
By FaqsclOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Those who found the site included:

  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R

And after the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • Hilde Lambeir

July 13th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #559 Hint

Palace at the top, mausoleum at the bottom, and in between, a giant statue, houses of worship and a great big old market.

July 11th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #559


July 6th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #558 – Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System

This location is a small part of the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and the 2nd largest in the world after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Coral Reef, Belize 2.jpg
By Andy Blackledgehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/hockeyholic/5657508801/

Until very recently, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was on the “List of World Heritage in Danger”. It was removed because of measures that were taken by the Belize government to restrict oil exploration in the region and protect mangrove forests.

Those who swam with the turtles included:

  • hhgygy
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Hilde Lambeir
  • gscrp
  • Yakub

July 6th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #558 Hint

Protection by the government of the country to which it belongs meant this location was recently removed from a list one would prefer not to be on.

July 4th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 3 comments

Contest #558


June 29th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #557: Roe River, Giant Springs State Park, Montana, USA

Much to the chagrin of the citizens of Lincoln City, Oregon, the Roe River, which flows from the Giant Springs to the Missouri River, it the official holder of The Guinness Book of World Record as “Shortest River”.

At 201′ (61 m), getting the Roe recognized was the brainchild of 5th Grade teacher Susie Nardlinger (who, oddly enough, taught at “Lincoln Elementary” in nearby Great Falls) and her 1987 class. This surpassed the “D” river in Lincoln City (about 750 miles / 1200 km away) whose previous record length came in at 440′ (130 m).

The people of Lincon City were not about to just let this go without a fight. In addition to claiming that the Roe was nothing more than a drainage ditch that some elementary students measured as a class assignment, they also claimed that their beloved D was, in fact, only really about 120′ (37 m) long (at “extremely” high tide). The Roe proponents shot back that the D was just an ocean water backup. This went back and forth until eventually the fine people at Guinness threw up their hands in disgust and discontinued the category just to end the argument, leaving the Roe as the permanent title holder.

“Oh, I saw the river the whole time…”:

  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • hhgygy
  • Abcdefg Hijkl

“Ahhh, now I see that little stinker…”:

  • LawnBoy
  • Andy McConnell
  • Walter_V_R
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff
  • gscrp

June 29th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #557 Hint

There are actually 2 rivers here, and you can clearly see both of them, one in its entirety.

June 27th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 6 comments