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Contest #283 hint

This happened a few years before contest #282

February 27th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #283

283

February 22nd, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #282 answer: Lake Chebarkul, Oblast, Russia.

When we were all waiting for the close flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, an unexpected event happened in Russia.
A 10.000 tons chunk of unearth material entered the atmosphere above russia, causing some spectacular fireworks and a huge shockwave, which caused injuries to some 1500 people.

Chelyabinsk_meteor

Luckily for us, most Russian cars are equipped with dash cams, so there is a lot of footage of this event to be seen on YouTube.

meteor_2013

Pieces of this asteroid reached the ground making it into a meteorite, a large one struck a hole of 6 m diameter in the frozen lake Chebarkul.

Those who were not hit:

  • Walter_V_R
  • LawnBoy
  • hhgygy
  • Cloudspotter
  • steve willis
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • Farceur
  • Wista
  • krenek
  • Pascal Gilbraith
  • Sandworm
  • Marty
  • mehmet durmus
  • VSWG
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Sarah G.
  • rob de wolff
  • TitouPinkRider
  • Dennis S.
  • ACG
  • mccrumplair
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith

– Hint –

  • Steve Hoge
  • Andy McConnell
  • donaaronio
  • kevin45
  • David Kozina
  • Mik
  • Rolando Marín Monge
  • steven simmons
  • Rosella
  • Adam Macer

February 22nd, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #282 hint


Взрыв

February 20th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #282

282

February 15th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 30 comments

Contest #281 answer: James Turrell Irish Sky Garden Crater, Skibbereen, Ireland

We had two earlier contests about the Land Art projects art of James Turrell: Contest #175 and #176.
In 1992 another work of James Turrell was unveiled, this time in Ireland at the Liss Ard Estate,
named ‘Sky Garden Crater’.

skygardencrater

Those who looked up

  • Walter_V_R
  • steve willis
  • mehmet durmus
  • Farceur
  • Chris Nason

– Hint –

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Sandworm
  • mccrumplair
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • David Kozina
  • krenek

February 15th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #281 hint

This should have been contest #177

February 13th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #281

281

February 8th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #280 answer: Kasteel Drakesteijn, Lage Vuursche, The Netherlands

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands announced her abdication last week. On 30 April 3013 she will hand over the throne to her eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife Princess Máxima.

After her abdication she will move to het old home, Castle Drakesteijn where she lived before she became Queen and the place where she raised her children.

Drakenstein

The castle is a octagonal shaped building, erected in 1640 and since 1959 in the possession of Beatrix van Oranje.

Those who sang the Wilhelmus

  • rob de wolff
  • Wista
  • Farceur
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Felix Bossert

– Hint –

  • krenek
  • mccrumplair
  • Cloudspotter
  • Paul Franson
  • Sasha Smith
  • Walter_V_R
  • Chris Nason
  • Shelly

And this concludes another series, with a clear winner with full marks: Farceur. Congratulations, Richard.

 

February 8th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #280 hint

A royal retirement home

February 6th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments