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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

Contest #358 answer: Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, MA

First of all: thanks to all who pointed out that I need a new pair of reading glasses. :-)
You were correct: I was a bit off this week. Across the street to be precise. Mea culpa.

But the answer was ment to be the Pilgrim Hall Museum (of course), the oldest public museum in the United States.

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It is open to the public since 1824 and contains lots of memorabilia and archives from the Pilgrim Fathers.

Those who won’t need new specs

  • Lighthouse
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Cloudspotter
  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus
  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Chris Nason
  • Ozgur ONGOCMEN

- Hint -

  • donaaronio
  • R Hays
  • Bill Close

August 22nd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #358 hint

West of contest #357

August 20th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest#358

Please name the building at the crosshairs (click the image for larger)

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August 15th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #357 answer: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, UK

Scrooby is a small village in Nottinghamshire.

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It had a manor which belonged to the Archbishop of York and was occupied by William Brewster, which who used the manor as the starting point of the Pilgrim Fathers movement.

Those who boarded the Mayflower

  • Cloudspotter
  • Garfield
  • Walter_V_R
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Phil Ower

- Hint -

  • R Hays
  • Chris Nason
  • Eloy Cano
  • krenek

August 15th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #357 hint

They headed east, before sailing tot the west.

August 13th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #357

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August 8th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments