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The Online Geography Game

Contest #381

Contest #381

January 30th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments

Contest #380 Trift Bridge near Gadmen, Switzerland

The Trift Bridge is a very long pedestrian suspension bridge that provides spectactular views of the Triftsee, a glacial lake that forms the end of the Trift Glacier.

triftsee

Those who walked the line included:

  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Cloudspotter
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • steven simmons
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • Chris Nason
  • Marcel
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Dennis S.
  • Marisa Boraas
  • rob de wolff

After the hint:

  • Bill Close

And this concludes Andrew and Paul’s first series. Hearty congratulations to our series champs Garfield, Lighthouse, and Phil Ower.

January 30th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #380 Hint

That milky blue water is significant,  as is that bridge.

January 28th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #380

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January 23rd, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 18 comments

Contest #379 Answer: the Ananda temple in Bagan, Myanmar

This week’s contest was a bit easier than the previous two, as seen by the number of correct responses!

The Ananda Temple located in Bagan, Myanmar is a Buddhist temple built in 1105 AD during the reign (1084–1113) of King Kyanzittha of the Pagan Dynasty. It is one of four surviving temples in Bagan.


Those who went back in time and didn’t need any help:

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • mehmet durmus
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • Phil Ower
  • Charley Seavey
  • Steve Hoge
  • rob de wolff
  • Marcel

And those who were successful with a bit of help:

  • Bill Close

January 23rd, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #379 Hint

The centerpiece in the picture has been around for over 900 years.

January 21st, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #379

Contest #379

January 16th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #378 Answer: Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, China

Between 1923 and 1937, a group of fossils were unearthed at a site near Bejing (which, at the time, was referred to in the west as “Peking”) that belonged to Homo erectus pekinensis, is an example of Homo erectus. As war approached in 1941, the fossils were spirited away to protect them. The problem is, they disappeared along the way.

Peking Man

Today, the site is run under the auspices of the Beijing People’s Municipal Government. The local government has built a new museum, which can be seen in the lower right hand of the contest image.

Peking Man Museum

Those who dug up the answer were:

  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse

After the hint:

  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano

January 16th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #378 Hint

UNESCO World Heritage Site. What was found here has been missing since 1941.

January 14th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #378

Contest #388

January 9th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments