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Contest #183 hint

This ancient city was founded 3000 years ago. Only the theatre is preserved.

March 30th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #183

March 25th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #182 answer: Rossokha Equipment graveyard, Ukraine

It is almost 25 years ago that reactor #4 of the Chernobyl power plant exploded and a massive amount of radioactive fallout was spread in an extensive area.

Some 1,350 Soviet military helicopters, buses, bulldozers, tankers, transporters, fire engines and ambulances were used while fighting against the nuclear accident and severely contaminated by radiation.
Right answers from:
  • Dennis S.
  • Sasha Smith
  • mccrumplair
  • steve willis
  • Paul Franson
  • hhgygy
  • alyca
  • Michael T
  • Sarah G.
  • eli
  • blacbronco
  • Elrober
  • Lelie
  • Andy McConnell
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Falco
  • Bill Close
  • zumsen
  • Graham Foxall
  • EJ

-Hint-

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Paul
  • LawnBoy
  • brian t
  • ACG
  • Andy M, USA
  • Gillian
  • Ray Liao
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Skip
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Linda G
  • richard
  • Neil
  • Megatro
  • Petra Hildebrandt
  • RC

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

Contest #182 hint

Left behind in 1986, not to be touched.

March 23rd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #182

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March 18th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Contest #181 answer: Sendai Airport, Japan

Just when I had prepared this week’s contest, the first messages about an earthquake and tsunami rolled in. So I decided to change the contest for this week to the current one, not knowing by then the immense scale of the disaster.

So this is Sendai Airport, which was flooded by the tsunami as can be seen here

There is extensive coverage by Google and other media which publish satellite pictures of the area after the event.
You can download the kml file with the newest imagery with this link.

We have another record of correct answers this week:

  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • mccrumplair
  • Michael T
  • Lelie
  • steve willis
  • ACG
  • blacbronco
  • LawnBoy
  • Andy McConnell
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Josh Muehe
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Ray Liao
  • eli
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Sarah G
  • Linda G
  • Kallikrates
  • brian t
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • hhgygy
  • Cristina
  • Daniel
  • Gillian
  • Ben
  • Exsanguinator
  • Neil
  • D Hall
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Falco
  • Bill Close
  • Andy M, USA
  • Doc Will
  • zumsen
  • alyca
  • richard
  • Megatro
  • Dennis S.
  • Graham Foxall
  • EJ
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Smeulders B.
  • ewen
  • Elrober
  • Greg Peterson
  • David Kozina
  • Joe M

-Hint-

  • Enrique
  • Thomas Egan
  • Andy Geoghegan
  • Michael Kennedy

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

Contest #181 hint

Disaster struck here.  🙁

March 16th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #181

March 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 54 comments

Contest #180 answer: Dollard Bay, Dutch – German border

The Dollard bay (in German: Dollart) is a submerged part of the river Elbe estuary and part of the border between The Netherlands and Germany.

And there is an ongoing dispute about the exact location of this part of the border, dating back to 1427 (!). Fortunately this is a friendly dispute, and despite of Google, who makes a complete mess of the border in Google Maps, this is no reason for the Dutch to occupy the harbour of Emden 🙂

According to Google, the complete inner harbour of the German city of Emden would be Dutch territory. And obviously, the Germans are not amused by Google drawing the border in this way. Although Google is aware since a couple of years now that they did something wrong here, they still have not been able to correct this mistake.

Those who did not invade the Emden Harbour
  • mccrumplair
  • Chris Nason
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Neil
  • Michael Kennedy
  • hhgygy
  • LawnBoy
  • ACG
  • steve willis
  • m039
  • Sarah G
  • Linda G
  • steven simmons
  • eli
  • Dennis S.
  • Exsanguinator
  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • richard
  • blacbronco
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Michael T
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Elrober
  • José Miguel Díaz
  • Falco
  • Smeulders B.
  • Bill Close
  • Enrique

-Hint-

  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Lelie
  • EJ
  • Chris Hanson
And this is the and of this series, which was won by Chris Nason after an nerve-racking duel with runners up Bill Close, eli, hhgygy and steve willis. Congratulations!
I will reset the leader-board and start the new series.

March 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #180 hint

As in contest #164, it is all about the borders here.

March 9th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments