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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 Hint

Once covered the entire country. Now an industrial monument.

February 8th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 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

Contest #485

#485

January 27th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #484 – Lincoln Statue, Ashmore, Illinois, USA

Built in 1969 on commission from the nearby town of Charleston, Il. The town leaders took one look at the cartoonishly big head and relegated it to a campground near the local race track. The land it sits on has changed hands quite a few times, and the statue has had periods of serious neglect and attempts at renewal. Currently, the site is held for private use and the only way to see the statue is from the road.

Giant Lincoln in Ashmore, IL by Flickr user Schu

Look at those huge legs by Flickr user Schu

Those who spotted Mr. Lincoln while passing by included:

  • Gyorgy Horvath
  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • mehmet durmus
  • George, Esq
  • Phil Ower
  • Ashwini Agrawal

And after the hint:

  • Glenmorren
  • Ben S
  • Sanju
  • Jeather
  • Tim
  • Garfield

January 27th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments