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Contest #218 hint

There is a relation with contest #217

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

Contest #218

November 25th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #217 answer: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Wales, UK

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the official name for this place, which is Welsh and means something like “St Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near the fierce whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio by the red cave”.

It is the longest place name in Europe, but there is a short version, which is Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll. The original name was Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, which I can’t pronounce either.

Fun fact: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was used as a password in the movie Barbarella.

Those who managed to type this name without errors:

  • thomas b
  • mccrumplair
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Romano
  • Chris Nason
  • Mathieu
  • Dennis S.

– Hint –

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Claire B
  • hhgygy
  • Doug Fenner
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Ben-Greg
  • Sandworm
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • David Kozina
  • ACG
  • Michael Kennedy

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

Contest #217 hint

I don’t know how to write this, let alone how to pronounce it…

November 23rd, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #217

November 18th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #216 answer: Ruínas de Conímbriga, Condeixa-a-Velha, Portugal

Hmm, it was not easy this week.
This is one of the largest and best preserved Roman settlements in Portugal: Conímbriga.
According to archaeologic research it was inhabited between the 9th century BC and 8th century AD and had a population of about 10,000.

Those who excavated the site:

  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair
  • quiltadel
  • Ger N

– Hint –

  • Sasha Smith
  • steve willis
  • Paul Franson
  • Romano
  • Mathieu
  • thomas b
  • Claire B

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

Contest #216 hint

This rocky outcrop was a Roman settlement

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

Contest #216

It is the large structure in the centre of the picture, that I am after.

November 11th, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments

Contest #215 answer: Pantex Nuclear Arms Plant, Amarillo, Carson County, Tx

This is the only facility in the USA where nuclear weapons are assembled and disassembled., the Pantex site, some 25 km NE of Amarillo, TX.

It was in the news a few weeks ago, when the last B53 bomb (the most powerful weapon of the U.S. after the B41) was dismantled here.

Those who dismantled the bomb

  • Jeff A
  • Skip
  • Paul Franson
  • hhgygy
  • thomas b
  • Chris Nason
  • geocr
  • Bill Close
  • Dennis S.
  • steve willis
  • Romano
  • Doug Fenner
  • Claire B
  • Mathieu
  • Sasha Smith
  • Bogdan Epureanu
  • mccrumplair

– Hint –

  • Ben-Greg
  • David Kozina
  • quiltadel

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

Contest #215 hint

The end for Dr. Strangelove

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