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Contest #157 hint

September 29th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #157

September 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments

Contest #156 answer: Mesti, Svanetia, Georgia

The Upper Svanetia region in Georgia is an UNESCO World Heritage site. The unofficial capital of this region is Mestia, famous for its ‘Tower Houses’.

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The region is inhabited by the Svans, who have their own language and a very distinctive art.

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I wanted to put up a difficult contest for a change, but I hope I did not make it too hard.

There were two correct entries before the hint was out: kudos to hhgygy and Chris Nason for getting it without help. Maybe you want to share with us how you found it.

All the correct answers were from:

  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason

-Hint-

  • Andy McConnell
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • David Kozina
  • Javier Abadia
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • lardarz

September 24th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #156 hint

The site I am after is at the crosshairs.

September 22nd, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #156

Is this one too hard? Don’t worry, next Wednesday a hint will be posted here.

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

Contest #155 answer: Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, China

This is the tomb of the First Qin Emperor of China, in the Linton District in China.

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Originally it was larger than the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

A few miles east of this location the Terracotta Army was discovered in 1974, a large collection of life size soldiers and horses.

terracottaleger

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Those who successfully excavated a soldier:

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • hhgygy
  • David Kozina
  • Jorge
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Paul Franson
  • Dennis S.
  • Camargo, California
  • Andy McConnell
  • Andy M, USA
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Sanghoon Han
  • Chris Nason
  • Taliesin

-Hint-

  • lardarz
  • Max_Power
  • Thomas Egan
  • Sarah G
  • 44john.com
  • Javier Abadia
  • Josh Muehe
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Willem

September 17th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #155 hint

This site is guarded by a large static army.

September 15th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #155

September 10th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 24 comments

Contest #154 aswer: Mount Sinabung, Indonesia

Mount Sinabung is a volcano on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. Its lasts known eruption before the current one dates from 1600. On August 29, it came to live again, causing the evacuation of 30,000 residents.

sinabung_aug_2010

On September 3 there was another eruption, just after some of the evacuees returned to their homes and subsequently on September 7 another -more severe- one.

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Vulcanologists are warning for more heavy eruptions in the next weeks and Mount Sinabung still has a ‘code red‘ alert on the Indonesian volcano watch page.

Those who evacuated in time:

  • hhgygy
  • Dennis S.
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Paul Franson
  • Andy McConnell
  • lardarz
  • Camargo, California
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Neil
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Sarah G
  • Taliesin
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • David Kozina
  • Willem

-Hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Andy M, USA
  • Thomas Egan
  • ewen
  • Dan Watson
  • ACG
  • Max_Power
  • SuperXIX
  • Mark_a_g
  • Josh Muehe
  • Ernesto Posse
  • ashwini agrawal

September 10th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #154 hint

It slept for 400 years…

September 8th, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments