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Contest #415 Hint

Despite the name of this suburb, things look pretty hopeless in this valley.

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

Contest #415

#415

September 25th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #414: Mouth of the Araguari River, Amapá, Brazil

You know, you have to be a SERIOUS surf fanatic to risk snakes, piranaha, and a little parasitic fish called the candiru (google that only if you want nightmares). But, the tidal bore that forms here generates a 20km/h wave that many surfers love to ride.

Those who hung 2 included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • steve willis
  • Garfield
  • mehmet durmus
  • Cloudspotter
  • Paul Voestermans
  • ArnoudS
  • Dackelz.HP
  • ndrqu
  • Steve J
  • steven simmons
  • Wista
  • Max_Power

and those who only left 1 on the board (after the hint) were:

  • Chris Nason
  • David Kozina

September 25th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #414 Hint

At least once a day, this place is a real bore.

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

Contest #414

414

September 18th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 19 comments

Contest #413: Vatican City Heliport

Tucked away in a niche in the western most portion of Vatican City is this, the official heliport used by the Pope. Pope Benedict XVI has a pilot’s license, and actually flew the papal helicopter from the Vatican to the summer residence in Castel Gondolfo, but, since he didn’t hold a driver’s license, would need to be transported to and from the helipads by his drivers.

Vatican Heliport from the official Vatican website

Those whom the Pope blessed on his way over their heads included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Ben S
  • steve willis
  • Steve J
  • Garfield
  • ArnoudS
  • mehmet durmus
  • Dackelz.HP
  • Cloudspotter
  • ndrqu
  • Lighthouse

And those who had to settle for a glimpse of his tail lights (after the hint):

  • Max Power

September 18th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #413 Hint

The previous guy used to use this himself, but he needed someone to drop him off here and pick him up on the other side.

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

Contest #413

#413

September 11th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #412: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Home of Burning Man

The Burning Man festival is held each year from the last Monday in August until the first Monday in September. Started in 1986 in San Francisco, it moved to Black Rock Desert in 1990.

The culmination of the festival is the “burn”, held on Saturday night, of a large statue of a man (hence the name of the festival) made out of flammable materials.

Lightmatter burningman.jpg

Those who got sand in places they wish they hadn’t included:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • LawnBoy
  • Phil Ower
  • Ben S
  • David Kozina
  • Eloy Cano
  • steve willis
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Maureen
  • Andy McConnell
  • mehmet durmus
  • Steve Hoge
  • Chris Nason
  • Cloudspotter
  • Gillian B
  • ndrqu
  • Steve J
  • Marisa Boraas

And those who came after to help clean up the “MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)” (after the hint):

  • donaaronio
  • Dackelz.HP
  • Max_Power

September 11th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #412 Hint

September 9th, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments