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Contest #244 hint

No earthquake here, but this site didn’t survive anyhow

May 30th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #244

May 25th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 21 comments

Contest #243 answer: Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei Scenic Area, China

Some 3000 years ago, during the Tang Dynasty, the Leshan Giant Buddha was carved out of a cliff at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China.

Since 1996 this area is on the World Heritage list of UNESCO and it survived the 2008 Sichuan earthquake without damage.

Those who looked up

  • Sandworm
  • hhgygy

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  • mccrumplair
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Steve Hoge
  • steve willis
  • Emil Schierle
  • Paul Voestermans
  • rob de wolff
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • zumsen
  • Paul Franson
  • ACG
  • Sasha Smith
  • mehmet durmus

May 25th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #243 hint

This UNESCO World Heritage site survived an 8.0 earthquake a few years ago.

May 23rd, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #243

May 18th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 comments

Contest #242 answer: Fort Eben-Emael, Belgium

Fort Eben-Emael was in its time the largest fort in the world. Constructed between 1931 and 1935 for defending Belgium against a German attack, it was considered to be impregnable.

However it was not quite protected against paratroopers and on 10 may 1940 it took the German army only 15 minutes to destroy the armament, which led to the surrender of the fort on 11 may 1940.

For those interested: here is a kmz file which gives an overlay of the German military drawings.

Nowadays the fort is open to the public.

Those who did not surrender:

  • steve willis
  • hhgygy
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • rob de wolff
  • Marcel
  • mehmet durmus
  • Sandworm
  • Emil Schierle
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • mccrumplair
  • VSWG
  • Steve Hoge
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • quiltadel

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  • LawnBoy
  • David Kozina
  • Aaantoine
  • Mik
  • Dennis S.
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • EJ
  • ACG
  • Dan468
  • steven simmons
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Elrober
  • Shelly
  • mehtab sond
  • Bloemkool
  • zumsen
  • Adam Macer

May 18th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #242 hint

The day I published this contest, but then 72 years ago, the unthinkable happened here.

May 16th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #242

May 11th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 26 comments

Contest #241 answer: Marina Bay Floating Platform, Singapore

The Marina Bay Floating Platform, a.k.a The Float@Marina Bay, is located at the Marina Bay in Singapore.
With its dimensions of 120 x 83 metres, it is large enough to host a soccer field.

Those who stayed afloat

  • Paul Franson
  • ACG
  • LawnBoy
  • Ernesto Posse
  • Ben
  • Emil Schierle
  • mccrumplair
  • brian t
  • rob de wolff
  • Steve Jaycocks
  • hhgygy
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • mehtab sond
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Sandworm
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Adam Macer
  • Javier Abadia
  • quiltadel
  • Marcel
  • Sasha Smith
  • Elrober
  • zumsen
  • Deniz Yorukoglu
  • Nicholas
  • Aaantoine
  • Steve Hoge
  • Antoine
  • Dennis S.
  • Skip
  • Marisa Boraas
  • EJ
  • David Kozina

– hint –

  • Captain Greybeard
  • globcke
  • Mik
  • Jellicle
  • mikehutch
  • steven simmons
  • Bill Close

May 11th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #241 hint

Yes, you can actually play a soccer game here…

May 9th, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment