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The Online Geography Game

Contest #323

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November 29th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 17 comments

Contest #322 answer: Colonel James Jabara Airport, Wichita, Kansas

This must have been the most cited airport in the news last week, when a Boeing Dreamlifter managed to land here in stead of at the McConnell Air Force Base, a few miles further south.

dreamlifter

Fortunately the plane managed to take off again, despite the short runway, but not after Boeing sent a tow truck to put it in the right take-off position

Those who landed at the right airport:

  • Cloudspotter
  • LawnBoy
  • Walter_V_R
  • steve willis
  • mccrumplair
  • Felix Bossert
  • ACG
  • rob de wolff
  • Ben S
  • Paul Franson
  • krenek
  • Chris Nason
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield

– Hint –

  • Sarah G.
  • Mik
  • David Kozina
  • RicardPG
  • Fred A
  • DannyS

November 29th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #322 hint

Tower:  “Do you know which airport you are at?”

Pilot: “Ermm, I think so…”

November 27th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #322

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November 22nd, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 20 comments

Contest 321 answer: Forrest, Western Australia

Forrest is a tiny hamlet in Western Australia.
According to the 2006 census, it had a population of 18.
It is a railway station on the Trans-Australian Railway and lies on the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world (478 kilometre/297 mi length)

TAR

The red line in the screenshot indicates the straight track

TARline

Those who went straight along

  • steve willis
  • mehmet durmus
  • Cloudspotter
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • mccrumplair
  • Garfield
  • Paul Franson
  • Eloy Cano
  • rob de wolff

– Hint –

  • krenek
  • Chris Nason
  • hhgygy
  • Mik
  • David Kozina
  • ACG

November 22nd, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #321 hint

Forget the airport, it is the railway that is special… 🙂

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

Contest #321

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November 15th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #320 answer: Wewelsburg Castle, Büren, Germany

First of all: sorry for the inconveniences regarding this contest.
I had to do it from my iPad and as it turned out, the WordPress app is far from bug-free. The schedule function did not work properly and as a result the hint was not published until today, when I fired up the app again.

It is the Wewelsburg Castle in Germany. Again a triangular castle, constructed in the early 1600’s and acted in WWII as the headquarters of the SS

Wewelsburg

The castle is said to have been the inspiration for the Wolfenstein games.

Those who played in real life:

  • Felix Bossert
  • Eloy Cano
  • Cloudspotter
  • Lighthouse
  • rob de wolff
  • Paul Voestermans
  • blacbronco
  • steve willis
  • Sandworm
  • Garfield
  • Rosella
  • hhgygy
  • mccrumplair
  • Chris Nason
  • Phil Ower
  • Charbonnier
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus
  • Bill Close
  • Edwin
  • Brenda Requena
  • Noisette
  • steven simmons
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • DannyS
  • quiltadel
  • Sarah G.
  • Per Svolsbru
  • Alonso Alfaro
  • RicardPG
  • J-K Kursar
  • David Kozina
  • Lelie
  • Walter_V_R
  • lah

– Hint –

  • Rolando Marín Monge

This ends another series
Full results will be published early next week, but there are three winners this series:
Eloy Cano. Mehmet Durmus and Steve Willis all scored maximum points!
Congrats to you all.

November 15th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #320 hint

Again: triangular

November 13th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #320

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I had to do it from my
iPad today, so it looks a bit different. But you can still click
the picture for a langer version

November 8th, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | 38 comments