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Contest #214

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October 28th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #213 answer: Bab al-Aziziyah, Tripoli, Libya

This is the compound of the former Libyan leader Mu’ammar Muhammad Abdassalam Abu Minyar al-Qaddhafi (thanks, Axl 🙂 ), called Bab al-Aziziyah.

It was originally built by the first and only king of Libya, King Idris and the main target of the bombing of Libya in 1986 by the USA.

On August 23 2011 it was seized by the Libyan rebels, but the Qaddhafi family already had left the place.

Those who did not hide in the sewer:

  • Andy McConnell
  • Ben-Greg
  • Romano
  • brian t
  • mccrumplair
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Franson
  • Sarah G.
  • steve willis
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Marc P
  • Chris Nason
  • Jeff A
  • Claire B
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Sasha Smith
  • geocr
  • Skip
  • steven simmons
  • thomas b
  • Mathieu

– Hint –

  • Dennis S.
  • ACG
  • ewen
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • Doug Fenner
  • JosĂ© Miguel Diaz
  • David Kozina
  • Rolando MarĂ­n Monge
  • Bill Close
  • CIeye
  • Sandworm

October 28th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #213 hint

I didn’t know how to write his name anyway…

October 26th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #213

October 21st, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 25 comments

Contest #212 answer: Bridgeville CA, USA

Bridgeville is a small community in Humboldt County, California.
It became famous as the first town to be sold on eBay

In 2002 the town was put up on auction and sold for USD 1.7m, but eventually changed hands for $7k.
it was put back on sale again in 2006 ($1,25m) and 2007 ($1.3).

Those who won the auction:

  • mccrumplair
  • steve willis
  • Chris Nason

– Hint –

  • ACG
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Doug Fenner
  • Sarah G.
  • hhgygy
  • Ben-Greg
  • Claire B
  • EJ
  • Romano
  • steven simmons
  • Dennis S.

October 21st, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #212 hint

If you had the intention to buy this town, you are too late.

October 19th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Contest #212

October 14th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #211 answer: Apple HQ, Cupertino CA, USA

This was an easy but sad start for this series.
As a long-time Apple user (I bought my first Appe II in 1981 and never changed brand) I couldn’t ignore the passing away of Steve Jobs this week.

The contest is zoomed in on the main entrance of the Apple HQ building at #1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Those who shared my silence

  • mccrumplair
  • Ben
  • hhgygy
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Sike-O
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • David Kozina
  • LawnBoy
  • Michael T
  • brian t
  • alf10087
  • Skip
  • charlie my boy
  • geocr
  • Ben-Greg
  • Sandworm
  • Jean Scheller
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • steven simmons
  • steve willis
  • Andy M, USA
  • Raj
  • Dennis S.
  • MehtabSond
  • ewen
  • Sasha Smith
  • Chris Nason
  • Paul Franson
  • Doug Fenner
  • Sarah G.
  • Claire B
  • Mathieu
  • Romano
  • lardarz
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • EJ
  • Jonathan, NL
  • Matt Manolides
  • Bill Close
  • JosĂ© Miguel Diaz

– Hint –

  • Marisa Boraas
  • Gillian
  • Willem
  • ACG
  • Marcel
  • Bunarooba
  • CIeye

October 14th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #211 hint

1955-2011

October 12th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #211

October 7th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 43 comments