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Contest #367 hint

UNESCO time again…

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

Contest #367

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October 17th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #366 answer: Hooper’s Island, Maryland, USA

Details will follow

Hooper

October 17th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Time to move on… Looking for help

In a few weeks I will be running this contests for 5 years now. Time flies….

The past 5 years were fun to do this weekly contests, but my personal life has changed now. It becomes harder and harder to find the time (and suitable contests) to keep up the weekly schedule.

So, with regret, it is time for me to move on.
That means that I am looking for someone to run these contests.
If you are a follower, you know what it takes to do this.

I won’t quit today, but in a few weeks. So there will be plenty of time for a good handover without a break of the current weekly schedule

You can contact me by replying to this post. Your message won’t be published and I will respond by email.

Thanks,

Karel

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

Contest#366 hint

You’d better hurry up and find it, before it has disappeared

 

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

Contest #366

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

Contest #365 answer: Panama Canal, Panama

After a failed attempt to build a canal by the French in 1881-1894 (by Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez canal) it was the USA who acquired the French assets in 1904 and finished the Panama Canal in 1914.

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Currently there is an expansion program under construction, with a new set of locks which will allow larger ships into the canal. These locks are expected to open in 2016

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Those who took the shortcut

  • Garfield
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • steve willis
  • krenek
  • mehmet durmus
  • R Hays
  • Bill Close
  • donaaronio
  • adel
  • Steve Jaycocks

- Hint -

  • Dennis S.
  • Gillian B
  • Mik
  • Paul Franson
  • Chris Nason
  • Marcel
  • steven simmons
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Cloudspotter
  • rob de wolff
  • Ashwini Agrawal

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

Contest #365 hint

Celebrated its 100th birthday

October 8th, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Contest #365

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October 3rd, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | 21 comments

Contest #364 answer: Peenemünde, Germany

Peenemünde is the birthplace of the German rocket technology.
This is the place where the V1 and V2 weaponry was developed.

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Once a small fishing village, the Germans built a few large testsites at the north of the peninsula and a huge power station and launch control bunker at the village’s harbor.

Peenemunde

At the end of the war, the German engineers were ‘divided’ between the allied countries and Werner von Braun came in charge of the American space program.

Those who fired a rocket:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Paul Voestermans
  • krenek
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • mehmet durmus

- Hint -

  • Phil Ower
  • LawnBoy
  • R Hays
  • Bill Close
  • rob de wolff
  • Cloudspotter

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