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Contest #188

April 29th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Are you any good in these contests?

If so, you probably are interested in a new puzzle book that will be released this fall. According to The Telegraph, a ‘ferociously complicated’ new puzzle book will give users clues to find places on Google Earth and lead them to a €50,000 prize.

“The Great Global Treasure Hunt” is written by Tim Dedopulos, a former editor of Mensa puzzles will be published in September for £9.99. (that us appr. USD 16.50 at the current rate)

April 29th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #187 answer: Diavik Diamond Mine, NW Territories, Canada

This is the Diavik Diamond mine in Canada, located on a 20 km2 island in Lac de Gras, 300 km NE of Yellowknife.

Mining begun here in 2003 after the discovery of diamonds in the early 1990s.

The mine is currently in a transition from an open pit mine to an underground mine.
Those who found a kimberlite pipe:

  • LawnBoy
  • Sarah G.
  • Sasha Smith
  • hhgygy
  • Adam Macer
  • Paul Franson
  • ACG
  • Falco
  • steve willis
  • blacbronco
  • eli
  • Axel
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Nick
  • D Hall
  • Travilana
  • mccrumplair
  • Bill Close
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Lelie
  • David Kozina
  • Christian groff
  • Dennis S.
  • Doc Will
  • Elrober
  • richard
  • Megatro
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • ewen
  • Gillian
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • Matt Manolides
  • zumsen
  • Linda G

– hint –

  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Graham Foxall
  • EJ
  • alyca
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • steven simmons
  • Skip
  • hazzer
  • Brendan Dillon
  • Seig Hart

April 29th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #187 hint

If you are female: you can find your best friend here.

April 27th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #187

April 22nd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 46 comments

Contest #186 answer: San Alfonso del Mar, Algarrobo, Chile

This is the largest swimming pool in the world according to the Guiness Book of Records and it is part of the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile.

Well, that was not too difficult (as a compensation for last week…) and we have a new record of right answers: a whopping 69 right entries this week!

Those who managed to swim the full length:

  • mccrumplair
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Sasha Smith
  • Adam Macer
  • Paul Franson
  • ConnieL
  • ACG
  • Skip
  • Michael T
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Ray Liao
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • KD
  • Sarah G.
  • Nathan D
  • Falco
  • Bill Close
  • hhgygy
  • Jan
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Neil
  • Andy McConnell
  • eli
  • steve willis
  • zumsen
  • charlie my boy
  • Andrew Smith
  • Megatro
  • Carole Germain
  • Lelie
  • ewen
  • Axel
  • richard
  • Elrober
  • Doc Will
  • brian t
  • Linda G
  • Marilia Pellegrini
  • alyca
  • Andy M, USA
  • Christian groff
  • Jap
  • Enrique
  • David Kozina
  • EJ
  • Jean Scheller
  • Jon Scott
  • Hannibal
  • UDria

– hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • Dennis S.
  • Ben
  • Gordon Silliker
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Lothar
  • Gillian
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Carvas, Portugal
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Willem
  • Thomas Egan
  • Alex Tischer
  • blacbronco
  • Graham Foxall
  • Josh Muehe
  • Camargo, California
  • Spencer Landers

April 22nd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #186 hint

Yup, it is the largest in the world.

April 20th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #186

April 15th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 61 comments

Contest #185 answer: Superconducting Super Collider, Waxahachie, Texas

It was supposed to compete with (and outclass) the Large Hadron Collider (see Contest #114) and it is located a few miles west of Waxahachie, Texas.

This is the main control building of the Superconducting Super Collider (a.k.a the Desertron)

It was designed to operate at 20TeV per beam (The LHC at CERN is 14TeV) and the ring should be 87,1 km long (LHC is 27 km).

Construction began in 1991 but the project was cancelled in 1993 after the total estimated project costs had risen from $ 4.4 billion to over $ 12 billion.

Those who successfully collided the beams:

  • steve willis
  • Falco

-hint-

  • LawnBoy
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • zumsen
  • hhgygy
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Thomas Egan
  • Skip

Kudos for steve and Falco for finding it without the hint. It was not easy this week.

April 15th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #185 hint

This is only a small (but important) part of a very large structure that was never finished.

April 13th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments