Administrative Note

Because new people are discovering the site all the time, it is sort of unfair to keep a running score forever. What I’ll be doing is breaking up contests into units of ten and declaring a winner for each ‘decade’. That way every 10, we start from scratch. I’ll also keep a record of the number of decade and century winners.

Contest #16 Answer

I knew this would be a hard one. In fact, I was surprised that anyone got it correct at all.

The image is of the Nan Modal ruins in Pohnpei, Micronesia. They are some of the least well known ancient ruins on Earth, which really should be better known. Not to mention that Micronesia is really in the middle of nowhere.

I’d be interested to know how people figured it out. The three members of the varsity squad are:

  • Ben Bayer
  • Roland
  • Karel

Nan Modal Wall at angle 2 HDR - Pohnpei, FSM

Nan Modal 9 - Pohnpei, FSM

Contest #15 Answer

I hope everyone enjoyed the late Christmas give I gave them. The answer for Contest #15 is of course the Taj Mahal. I was thinking of tossing out the Great Pyramids, but even I have some standards. Remember, however, there must be balance in the world. With the easy, must come the hard.

Members of the pee wee team who got a participation ribbon for this one:

  • Kal…the Ameristani
  • brian t
  • Andy McAllister
  • ACG
  • Ron Schott
  • Stephen Hope
  • Karel
  • Roland
  • Ben Bayer
  • Kevin Lew
  • Frank Taylor

Taj Mahal
Image by http://www.flickr.com/photos/betta_design/

Taj Mahal
Image from Chirstopher Chan

Contest #14 Answer

I’m surprised that anyone got this correct, but I shouldn’t have underestimated the people on this site. The location is in the panhandle of Texas, in particular, in the middle of Collingsworth County. I figured this would be more difficult because there are so many circle, irrigation fields in the world. I kept the river in the upper right part of the photo to give a clue.

The regulars got it correct:

  • Ben
  • Andy
  • Roland
  • Stefan

I’d put up a sexy photo of North Texas, but such a photo doesn’t exist.

Contest #13 Answer

I was surprised at how easy this one was. i thought it would be bit more difficult because the two iconic things in the skyline were hard to see. The answer is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the photo you can see the two famous beaches of Ipanema (made famous by the song “The Girl From Ipanema”) and Copacabana (kinda of sort of made popular by Barry Manalow). The two prominent skyline features are Sugar Loaf and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Christ the Redeemer was chosen by the New Seven Wonders group as one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and probably the least deserving in my mind. I think you at least have to be around for a century before you can get that sort of status.

Getting this one correct were:

  • Nate Dintenfass
  • Ben Bayer
  • Stephen Hope
  • Karel
  • Enrique
  • Roland
  • Andy McAllister
  • Brian T

Sugar Loaf (by Spamboy)
Image by http://flickr.com/photos/spamboy/

Cristo Redentor
Image by http://flickr.com/photos/marceloandrade1980/

Contest #13

Picture 2.png (by Everything Everywhere)

Name at least one of the noteworthy things in the photo, not just where the noteworthy things are located.

Contest #12 Answer

The answer for contest #12 is Lord Howe Island. It is a the property of Australia and located in the Pacific, 490 miles NE of Sydney. It is home to the world’s southern most tropical coral reef system and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Winners of contest #12 were:

  • Ben Bayer
  • Stephen Hope
  • Roland

Lord Howe Island
Image from LordHoweIsland.info

Lagoon1 (by Eoin Murphy)
Image by Eoin Murphy