Contest #600 info

In celebration of Where On Google Earth’s 600th contest since the first one way back on February 12th, 2008, Paul and I would like to offer the players of the game a chance to help us set the weekly challenge.

Comment on this post (comments will remain hidden to all but us) with an image of lat/lon pair. Let us know what might be special about the location you have chosen. Please supply an email address so we can verify the details with you.

We will do our own verification of the location and reserve the right to use or not use a location.

As players, you know the kind of contests you like and now you can help us set contest #600.

Andrew / Paul

Contest #594: Tomb of the Unknown Soldier/Heritage Amphitheatre, Arlington, Virginia, USA

This week’s contest was a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia, USA.

Located just west of Washington, DC, this location is in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Memorial Amphitheatre

Found before the hint:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • David Kozina
  • Horváth György
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • YUSUF YAKUB HOCA EFENDI
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano

After the hint:

  • Gillian B.
  • Sandworm
  • rob de wolff

Contest #593: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park, northwest Madagascar

Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park is a national park located in Melaky Region, northwest Madagascar.

The Tsingys are karstic plateaus in which groundwater has undercut the elevated uplands, and has gouged caverns and fissures into the limestone. Because of local conditions, the erosion is patterned vertically as well as horizontally. In several regions on western Madagascar, centering on this National Park and adjacent Nature Reserve, the superposition of vertical and horizontal erosion patterns has created dramatic “forests” of limestone needles.

The word tsingy is indigenous to the Malagasy language as a description of the karst badlands of Madagascar. The word can be translated into English as “where one cannot walk barefoot” or “walking on the tip of the feet” as in the hint.

Found the field of needles, without a haystack:

  • Horvath György
  • Lighthouse
  • David Kozina
  • Martin de Bock
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Eloy Cano
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield

And after the hint:

  • rob de wolff

Contest #592: Peacebunny Island, Newport, Minnesota, USA

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When Caleb Smith was 10 years old, he was looking at Craigslist and found in excess of 350 bunnies for sale. Appalled about the cycle of impulse buying and abandonment of these creatures, he decided to do something about it.

4 years later, in 2018, he negotiated and purchased an island in the Mississippi River and created a sanctuary there.

“My vision for Peacebunny Island started several years ago when an endangered American Blue rabbit named Paxton Peacebunny decided to adopt me … I told Pax that I knew it would take a bunch of dreamers with a pure heart to create such a special place. And it took some work, but I found them.” (from one of the island’s website)

Caleb has another website, the one for the non-profit he founded, STEM Bunnies. In this he discusses the aims of the foundation, which include “Hands-on, Minds-on learning”.

Those who hung with the bunnies, all before the hint, were:

  • Walter_V_R
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Lighthouse
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • Eloy Cano