Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #131

March 26th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 28 comments

Contest #130 answer: Avebury, United Kingdom

Avebury is one of the largest Neolithic sites in Europe. It is co-listed with Stonehenge as a UNESCO World Heritage site and dates from about 3000 BC.

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The outer circle is 421 metres in diameter and has 98 stones.

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I personally like it better than Stonehenge because of its accessibility.

Those who gathered for the Equinox:

  • hhgygy
  • Bunarooba
  • Sarah G.
  • Broder_Ulf
  • David Kozina
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Exsanguinator
  • Chev
  • Eldric Reynolds
  • John at Dreamwidth
  • ACG
  • lardarz
  • Max_Power
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Jan_Vergouwe
  • Andy McConnell

This end the current series and we have four contestants with full marks!

Kudos to David Kozina, Ivar Bonsaksen, Max_Power and Milosh from Serbia.

I’ll reset the leaderbord and start the next series.

March 26th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #130

March 19th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 22 comments

Contest #129 answer: Concepción, Chile

Although the recent earthquake in Chile was about 800 times stronger than in Haiti, there was a surprisingly modest amount of damage and victims involved.

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As a result of the earthquake, the city of Concepción moved entirely about 3 metres to the West. (that is 10 feet for those living in Liberia, Myanmar and the United States)

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Correct answers from:

  • Doc Will
  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • David Kozina
  • Exsanguinator
  • Willem
  • Sarah G.
  • Max_Power
  • Enrique
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Andy McConnell

March 19th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #129

March 12th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #128 answer: Sotsji, Russia

Located at the eastern shore of the Black Sea lies Sotsji (Sochi). Although the nickname of Sotsji is ‘The Russian Riviera’ it will be the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Those who qualified for the next Olympics:

  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Sarah G.
  • Exsanguinator
  • Andy M, USA
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • ECC
  • David Kozina
  • Joey
  • Andy McConnell
  • Malcolm
  • Max_Power
  • Doc Will

March 12th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #128

March 5th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #127 answer: Olympia, Greece

The Winter Olympic games have ended, but this is where it al begun: Olympia, Greece.

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This is the site of the classic Olympic games with the restored stadium still clearly visible. In this stadium the Olympic torch is ignited by sunlight which reflect through a parabolic mirror and is transported to the actual site of the  modern Olympic games.

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Those who ignited the torch:

  • hhgygy
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Sarah G.
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • David Kozina
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Malcolm
  • Dennis S.

March 5th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments