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Contest #505

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June 23rd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #504: National Amusement Park Amusement park in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The National Amusement Park in UlaanBaatar was our fun destination this contest. It’s aimed at the younger crowd, but open year round.

Guests and their children can visit the family entertainment center to bowl, play billiards, video games, darts, karaoke and others. It offers over 20 various amusement rides such as tilt a whirl, space ship, crescent swing, crazy mouse, boat, super pirate ship, air cycle, ferris wheel and others.

The Artificial Lake Castle was built in 1969, when the National Amusement Park was established in the centre of the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar.

It is surrounded by an artificial lake and fortress walls in an eastern-Asian style. Inside the walls is a three-storey building. There are three watch towers. Since its establishment, an Ethnographic Museum operated in it until the mid-2000s. The castle has been rebuilt from 2010 assuming an appearance of a Western castle. The mock castle is part of an amusement complex together with the lake, and dock house.

2 points for searching for and finding a roller coaster in a desert:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower

1 point for after the hint

  • mehmet durmus
  • Luís Filipe Miguel

June 23rd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #504 Hint

Is that a roller coaster at the top? And a castle at the bottom?

June 21st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #504


June 16th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 7 comments

Contest #503: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA

About 30,000 years ago, Lake Bonneville formed in what is now western Utah. This lake was massive — way larger than The Great Salt Lake, about 83,000 km2

About 15,000 years ago, a natural dam, at Red Rock Pass in eastern Idaho, which had helped create the lake, collapsed, creating The Bonneville Flood, considered the 2nd largest flood in recorded geologic history.

After the water had mostly run off, it left behind, among other things, this perfectly flat salt pan. The surface is kept flat because of a constant yearly cycle of winter flooding and spring/summer drying.

Because of this nearly flawlessly flat surface, the Salt Flats make a great surface for setting speed records. The first land speed record was set there in 1914, and many others have followed.

This location is highway rest stop on I-80 about 10 miles west of Wendover, Utah. Here, the state of Utah has set up an information station for those who want to walk out onto the flats

Those who raced out to the site before the hint were:

  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • Glenmorren
  • Robin
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Jeather
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Chris Nason
  • David Kozina

And after the hint:

  • Gillian B
  • donaaronio

June 16th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #503 Hint

Fast *and* corrosive!

June 14th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #503

#503

June 9th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 13 comments

Contest #502 – Henderson Island, Pitcairn Islands, Pacific Ocean

When it was inscribed as a UNESCO WHC, the petition stated, in part, “Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence.” And the beaches looked like this:

Well, that was in 1988. Today, the island’s beaches look like this:

Compliments of it’s location on edge of the South Pacific Gyre and the vast amounts of trash that are accumulated and concentrated by the gyre, Henderson Island is now considered by some scientists as the most densely polluted place on earth. A study published in April of this year found almost 38 Million pieces of plastic rubbish on the island’s beaches, with an up to nearly 300 additional pieces washing up each day.

Those who found the site before the hint (no cute quips today — it’s just not funny):

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Garfield
  • donaaronio
  • hhgygy
  • Jeather
  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • Glenmorren

And after the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Robin
  • Tim

June 9th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #502 Hint

It’s supposed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, not a landfill.

June 7th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #502


June 2nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 comments