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Current contest #489

It seems like we made contest 489 a little easy with the lat/ lon coordinates left on the image.

We’ve removed the original post and put up a revised one to give everyone a good contest. Paul, Charley and I will convene and decide how to award points.

February 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #488: Divine Mercy Shrine, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Built in 2008, this Catholic monument consists of a 50 foot statue of Jesus. At his feet is a “healing chapel”. Radiating from his chest is a staircase, where the faithful can ascend and enter a “Chamber of Adoration” and another structure leading to the visitor’s center. The overall image is designed to mimic the iconic image of the “Divine Mercy” Christ.

Faustina's Christ of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Christ - 1.JPG

Those who climbed the steps without help included:

And those who needed a little help:

February 24th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #488 Hint

The faithful come from all over to climb the steps.

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #488


February 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments

Contest #487: Nobel Laureate Only Parking, UC Campus, Berkeley, California, USA

UC Berkely is known for having an absurd number of Nobel Laureates in various sciences. So many, in fact, that they have developed this perk — free, dedicated parking exclusively for them for life.

There are 6 “Reserved NL” spots and the signs are very well respected by students and faculty alike, and very rarely does the campus police have to enforce with tickets or towing. Dr. George Smoot, Laureate in Physics in 2006, did explain, however, in a 2009 interview that the permits are “temporary” and have to be renewed each year. “And so, twice now I’ve gotten tickets because I didn’t, you know, remember to renew it on time.”

Those who parked for free and got 2 points:

  • Glenmorren
  • Jeather
  • Garfield*
  • Declan Moore
  • George, Esq
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse*
  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower
  • RicardPG
  • mehmet durmus

And a special shout out to the 2 of these folks who apparently can read our minds and realized we were focused on the parking spots — anyone who got the location got credit, but these Garfield and Lighthouse knew we were all about the Nobel Laureates BEFORE the hint

And those who had to feed the meter for just 1 point:

February 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #487 Hint

Those are some dynamite parking spots!

February 15th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #487


February 10th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #486: Lakihegy Radio Tower, near Budapest, Hungary

The Lakihegy Radio Tower, just outside Budapest, Hungary was, at one time, the tallest man-made object in Europe – and is still the tallest man-made object in Hungary. The shadow on the ground was the key to solving this contest before the hint added some additional information. It shows that the tower is not the usual shape, but is built in a cigar design.

After a new radio tower was built to cover the area once served by Lakihegy in 1977, the plan was to bring the old tower down – however protests saved it – and it is now recognized as a protected industrial monument.

Found without additional support:

  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Farceur
  • joe9000
  • Eloy Cano
  • Paul Voestermans
  • mehmet durmus
  • Phil Ower
  • Jeather
  • Glenmorren
  • George, Esq

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Declan Moore
  • rob de wolff

February 10th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #486 Hint

Once covered the entire country. Now an industrial monument.

February 8th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #486


February 3rd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments