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Contest #196 hint

Correction: This location is named after the controversial product that is dug up here.

June 29th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #196

June 24th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #195 answer: Bastøy prison, Oslofjord, Norway

About 75 km south of Oslo, in the Oslofjord lies Bastøy Island, a minimum security prison with appr. 115 inmates.

It is to my believe the most liberal prison in the world, without armed guards or barbed wire. The main problem is not prisoners wanting to escape, but to keep visitors out of the prison.

And the reoffending rate of inmates who served their sentence here is by 16% the lowest in the world.

This is a fascinating documentary about prison life on Bastøy

Those who wouldn’t escape:

  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • hhgygy
  • Matt Manolides
  • Chris Nason
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • mccrumplair

– Hint –

  • Sasha Smith
  • Paul Franson
  • David Kozina

June 24th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #195 hint

There is a relation with contest #191

June 22nd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #195

remember: you can click the picture for a larger version

June 17th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #194 answer: Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano, Chile

It was hardly to be missed this week: the eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano on June 4. It was its first eruption since 1960, and spectacular it was:

The smoke plume of this eruption disturbed the air traffic as far as Australia. And the planes in the neighbourhood were grounded.

Those who witnessed the event:

  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Chris Nason
  • Paul Franson
  • Bill Close
  • Axel
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Skip
  • Ray Liao
  • Andy McConnell
  • Matt Manolides
  • steven simmons
  • Dennis S.
  • Sarah G.
  • Kallikrates
  • Mark Hessenflow
  • David Kozina
  • Raj
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Sasha Smith
  • Lelie
  • Adam Macer
  • José Miguel Diaz
  • Thomas Egan
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Elrober

– Hint –

  • LawnBoy
  • Andy M, USA
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Jean Scheller
  • ACG
  • Linda G
  • Michael T
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Marlowe D
  • blacbronco
  • Tim Sansom

June 17th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #194 hint

Slept for 51 years.

June 15th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #194

June 10th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 31 comments

Contest #193 answer: Apple Data Centre, Maiden, North Carolina, USA

On June 6, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced ‘iCloud‘, which will be hosted in the new built datacenter facility of Apple near the city of Maiden, North Carolina.

Just a few days before the announcement, the building popped up in new imagery on Google Earth.

Those who safely stored their data:

  • mccrumplair
  • Chris Nason
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Raj
  • Tim Willmes
  • Bill Close
  • Matt Manolides
  • Sarah G.
  • Mark Smy.
  • Gr8fulted
  • Dan Mack
  • Lelie
  • Michael McDaniel

– hint –

  • Paul Franson
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Sasha Smith
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Adam Macer
  • Dennis S.
  • David Kozina

June 10th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #193 hint

This cloudy place was last monday in the news

June 8th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments