Contest #31 Answer

Wow. Contest #30 was really a stumper. All-time low for correct answers. A whopping two people got this one right. The correct answer is the Lonar Crater in India. It was created abotu 55,000 years ago and is partially filled with salt water. It is the only salt water crater lake in the world and one of the only craters made in basalt. Because of this (the basalt part) some scientists think it might be the best example on Earth of the type of craters found on Mars.

Skip from Austin and Karel get gold stars this week and a letter from the teacher to put on the fridge.

Aurangabad - Lonar Impact Crater (by John R Kerr)
Image by John Kerr

Contest #30 Answer

The answer to contest #30 is Brazil’s Congresso Nacional (National Congress) building. It was designed in the 1960s by Oscar Niemeyer. I have a feeling the Brazilian felt they would be the leaders in a future which had flying cards and jet packs and needed a building to reflect that. But as the saying goes, “Brazil is the country of the future….and always will be”.

  • Enrique s
  • Skip
  • Ben Bayer
  • David S
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Karel

National Congress Building - Brasilia - Brazil (by Luiz Castro)
Image by Luiz Castro

The National Congress of Brazil (by visionshare)
Image by Visionshare

Contest #29 Answer

The correct answer is…..Goa. The smallest state in India and the former Portuguese colony. Today is it best known for its endangered hippie population. The Goa hippies are one of the largest remaining on Earth.

Getting this one right

  • Che-Lyn
  • David S
  • Brian T
  • Ben Bayer
  • Skip
  • Karel
  • Peter L
  • ACG
  • Matt Manolides

Goa, the Paradise (by alessandro pucci)

Nude beach in Goa, India. (by PhotoFusion)

Contest #28 Answer

This one was definitely a bit harder. Not nearly as many people got this one. The answer is Hornos Island, aka Cape Horn, the southern most point of the Americas. I’m not a sailor, but from everything I’ve ever read, rounding the cape was always an unpleasant experience. They have a great scene in Master and Commander where they round the cape.

Getting this one correct:

  • Matt Manolides
  • Karel
  • ACG
  • Skip
  • David S
  • Peter L

Cape Horn and Surrounding Sights (by mschutt)
Images by mschutt

Cape Horn and Surrounding Sights (by mschutt)

Contest #27 Answer

The answer for contest #27 is the Gaza Strip. This contest wasn’t that hard, but I picked it for a reason. You can clearly see the outline of the Gaza Strip from the satellite image. The political border has become a very clear geographic border as seen from space. Expect more of these in the future 🙂

Also, if I screw up the leader board, let me know. All answers are available to to the public once the contest is done, so any errors I make can be verified.

Getting #27 correct:

  • Wendy N
  • Matt Manolides
  • Ron Schott
  • Chirs Christensen
  • Skip (from Austin)
  • Ben Bayer
  • David S
  • Karel
  • Josh Cheong
  • ACG
  • Brian T
  • Andy McAllister
  • Peter L
  • Stephen Hope
  • Enrique S
  • Nathan D

Israel/Gaza border (by maryatexitzero)
Image by maryatexitzero

Contest #27

Picture 2.png (by Everything Everywhere)

Note: Please use your full name, a last initial, or at least some sort of unique nickname when answering. We are getting people with the same first name and it is hard to keep track.