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Contest #488 Hint

The faithful come from all over to climb the steps.

February 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #488

#488

February 17th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no 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

#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


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

Contest #485: Dyrhavsbakken Amusement Park, Klampenborg, Denmark

Bakken, as this location is commonly referred, is the oldest running amusement park in the world. Originally founded in 1583, Bakken started out as a natural spring. Because of the popularity of the spring, large crowds formed here and were followed by artists, entertainers, and sellers of all kinds of food and other items.

Today, the park has 6 large roller coasters and a large variety of both adult and “kiddie” rides, all looked over by the park’s mascot, Pjerrot the Clown

The park is open from March through August, and has an annual visitor count of about 2.5 million, making it the 2nd most popular amusement park in Denmark, after the more internationally known Tivoli Gardens.

Bakken entry.jpg

Those who found the park before the hint included:

  • Lighthouse
  • Gyorgy Horvath
  • George, Esq.
  • mehmet DURMUS
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Declan Moore
  • Glenmorren
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Joe9000
  • Jeather

February 3rd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #485 Hint

Thrills and fun since the 16th century!

February 1st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 comments