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Contest #179

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February 25th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #178 answer: Lake Nyos, Cameroon

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in Cameroon, Africa.
The volcano still leaks Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and in 1986 the saturated CO2 was suddenly released by the water, killing 1700 people (and 3500 livestock) in villages surrounding the lake.
In 1995 a French team demoed a degassing installation in the lake to prevent future incidents and in 2001 a permanent degassing installation, funded by the US US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, was installed
Those who escaped from the cloud:
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Dennis S.
  • brian t
  • Paul Franson
  • Bill Close
  • Sasha Smith
  • steve willis
  • Sarah G
  • eli
  • Steve Jaycocks

-Hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Falco
  • ACG
  • Andy M, USA
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Andy McConnell
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Linda G
  • blacbronco
  • Michael Kennedy
  • elistudent
  • Chris Hanson
  • Thomas Egan
  • steven simmons
  • Johosophat
  • Empress Morrison
  • alyca
  • Elrober
  • mccrumplair
  • richard cranium
  • Willem
  • eli’s sidekick
  • Jack

February 25th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #178 hint

This was not a safe place 25 years ago

February 23rd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 21 comments

Contest #178

February 18th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #177 answer: Shinmoedake volcano, Kyushu, Japan

Once a moviestar, now a devastating outburst of lava: mount Shinmoedake in the Kirishima volcano region, Japan.

The Shinmoedake volcano played a role in the 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice‘ as a rocket base.


It erupted heavily on 28 January this year, with a severe outburst on February 1st, which shattered the windows of the houses up to 5 miles away.

Those who beat SPECTRE

  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Bill Close
  • eli
  • steve willis
  • richard
  • Megatro
  • Linda G
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson

-Hint-

  • Andy M, USA
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sarah G
  • blacbronco
  • steven simmons
  • eli’s sidekick
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • David Kozina

February 18th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #177 hint

This former film star shattered the windows all around

February 16th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #177

February 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 16 comments

Contest #176 answer: Celestial Vault, Kijkduin, The Netherlands

This is another land art piece of James Turrell. It is not well known and a lot smaller than his Roden Crater project.
It is called ‘Hemels Gewelf‘ (Celestial Vault) and was constructed in 1996.
It lies in the sand dunes of The Hague and is open to the public.
Kudos to who found it without the hint, because I thought this would be a very difficult one.
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Andy M, USA
  • hhgygy
  • Alex Tischer

-Hint-

  • Andy McConnell
  • Megatro
  • Paul Franson
  • steve willis
  • ACG
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Bill Close
  • blacbronco
  • Chris Nason
  • Sasha Smith
  • Elrober
  • eli

February 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #176 hint

This is related with contest #175

February 9th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #176

Was the last one easy? Try this one! (Click the image for a larger version)

February 4th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments