Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVII
hats off for salty for knowing his Everest history. I thought my quiz would have had a longer life

My first thought was pommy troops in the desert theatres of WWII. Then I wandered over to (the "much higher" clue) astronauts training in the desert. Way far wrong. Hence Erika.

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
as for What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII
the last time they added a June Leap second was 1997. is the veranda building on the International Date Line?

Nope.
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