Where On Google Earth?

The Online Geography Game

Contest #362

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September 12th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #361 answer: Hart Island, New York

Hart Island is the location of the largest potter’s field in the world.

Hart

About 900,000 bodies are buried here in mass graves and still about 1,500 a year are added.
In 1977 most of the burial records were destroyed in a fire

Right answers from: t.b.a

September 12th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest#361 hint

You are looking down at 900,000 buried bodies…

 

September 10th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #361

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September 5th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #360 answer: Isle of Colonsay, Hebrides, Scotland

According to this article in the English newspapers, the island of Colonsay (Hebrides, Scotland) was out of water because of the Ice bucket challenge.

colonsay

However this might well be a hoax, as there were some issues with the water supply earlier this year.

Those who did accept the challenge
t.b.a.

September 5th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #360 hint

Rumor has it that hey don’t drink water here.
They throw it over their heads…

September 3rd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #360

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August 29th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #359 answer: Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu, New Zealand

If there was some weird contest who has the longest place name on earth, this one had won hands down. It is longer than the places of contest #217 and contest #249 and -according to Wikipedia- it means ‘The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one’.

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There are some longer versions around, but this one seems to be the official one.

Those who counted 85 letters:

  • Paul Voestermans

- Hint -

  • Phil Ower
  • mehmet durmus
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • krenek
  • Cloudspotter
  • rob de wolff
  • Chris Nason
  • Mik

Kudos to Paul Voestermans, who found this before the hint was out.

August 29th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #359 hint

Sorry, no extra points if you can get this one without typing errors… :-)

(I guess you’ll probably use copy/paste)

August 27th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #359

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August 22nd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments