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#15246 - 06/17/11 04:06 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: lynn-a-roo]
wagga Offline


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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
What In The World Happened Here? XXXI (31):

This one's for Rod. He's already made a good guess.

This place just oozes history. Ignore the tsunami of battles and politics - think commercial.




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#15254 - 06/17/11 07:49 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: wagga]
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Well it looks like a college with the softball fields near the water, a quad and possibly classroom buildings..Although I don't recognise any landmarks of Boston. I am thinking that waggas clue is that I made a good guess when I guessed Boston.Boston oozes history and battles. One of Boston's main industries is Bioengineering due its many local Universities.Brewing is one of the main commercial byproducts of bioengineering, Wagga likes beer, Sam Adams was brewed here.

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=4...aps.google.com/
So I have found the site and Commercial street runs through it.Hence the wagga clue.
I also found the Old North Church and Paul Riveres Mall. So I would say This is where Paul Revere rode by The Old North church waving a latern to warn of the Brittish invasion.One if by sea, 2 if by land or something like that.
PS
Wish I could have picked up on the more obvious type of clue in the last one with tot' n ham.


Edited by Rod (06/17/11 08:45 PM)

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#15263 - 06/18/11 01:53 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: Rod]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1559
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Right church, wrong view.


ONC is out of the pic to the southeast, and Commercial Street is way out to the SE. That's Charter Street running through the middle, and Storrow drive to the North of that.

Rod scores right up there with Sarah Palin on the history. That's Copp's Hill, now a cemetery where the guy who actually hung the lanterns is buried, and Charlestown, the famous "opposite shore" where Paul Revere awaited the signal, and where the British landed for the Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill two months later.

Navy Yard, however is probably the most commercial enterprise in the shot. Now supports exactly one ship, also a Palin favorite.


Edited by saltydog (06/18/11 02:08 AM)
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#15267 - 06/18/11 03:57 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: Rod]
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Revere's Ride was a military/political event. You do have the site - exactly. The event did involve early bioengineering.
Like XXX, there were deaths and injuries & alcohol was peripherally involved.

SaltyDog probably wishes Palin's grandparents were present that day. That's a barrel of clues.
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#15268 - 06/18/11 06:17 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Posts: 1017
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Rod scores right up there with Sarah Palin on the history.

I guess she did not go to Harvard. See this, Peter? LOL
http://www.theneweditor.com/index.php?/a...York-train.html

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#15270 - 06/18/11 07:03 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Ouch Saltydog. I blame it on the psychotropic drug trial I did in college to earn some extra money. They said there might be some latent and serious memory side effects.Professor Leary said there was nothing to worry about.

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#15271 - 06/18/11 08:18 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: Rod]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
I have been traveling and my participation in this thread has been slower than molasses in January.

MCMXIX

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#15273 - 06/18/11 08:27 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: AlanK]
Rod Offline


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Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
Good one AlanK you may have been slower than molasses but you were faster to post than me. What a disaster to be beat again.

here is the wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Molasses_Disaster


Edited by Rod (06/18/11 08:29 AM)

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#15275 - 06/18/11 09:13 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: Rod]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
wagga seems to know about tsunamis involving a much wider variety of liquids than I had previously imagined.

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#15276 - 06/18/11 09:47 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: AlanK]
wagga Offline


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Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
Without the plaque it didn't happen.

"The sidewalk is still sticky"

Anybody for XXXII?

Replace curly brackets with straight, then edit the numerals...

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? XXVIII (nn):{/color}{/b}{/font}

Then copy & paste. This way you get the color right & the Roman numerals have pretty serifs.
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#15280 - 06/18/11 11:26 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


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Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
What In The World Happened Here? XXXII (32):



This may be too easy (which we should be able to live with). It is not Boston or London and it relates to my son (who will appreciate it even if no one else does).

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#15285 - 06/18/11 03:26 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: AlanK]
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1559
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
OK, I kinda fell down on the last one, but I don't think I've run completely dry. Don't think I'll need anyone to carry my water on this one, the greatest of its kind ever.
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#15289 - 06/18/11 06:54 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: saltydog]
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Posts: 511
Loc: CA
funniest part about it was that Sarah Palin was absolutely correct in her recounting of Paul Revere's historical ride.

Manuscript of the Letter From Col. Paul Revere to the Corresponding Secretary (Jeremy Belknap).
http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/ride-letter-to-Belknap.html

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#15290 - 06/18/11 07:06 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: saltydog]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: saltydog
OK, I kinda fell down on the last one, but I don't think I've run completely dry. Don't think I'll need anyone to carry my water on this one, the greatest of its kind ever.

Yup, probably the greatest ever -- and a long way from Cape Cod! You may not have run completely dry, but nature sure did on this one.


Edited by AlanK (06/18/11 07:22 PM)

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#15292 - 06/18/11 07:26 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: tdtz]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: tdtz
funniest part about it was that Sarah Palin was absolutely correct in her recounting of Paul Revere's historical ride.

Manuscript of the Letter From Col. Paul Revere to the Corresponding Secretary (Jeremy Belknap).
http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/ride-letter-to-Belknap.html


She sure as hell wasnt "absolutely correct" -- but that is not the point. It is a sideshow.

Decent comment on the whole business

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#15303 - 06/19/11 02:45 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: tdtz]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1559
Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
Originally Posted By: tdtz
funniest part about it was that Sarah Palin was absolutely correct in her recounting of Paul Revere's historical ride.

Manuscript of the Letter From Col. Paul Revere to the Corresponding Secretary (Jeremy Belknap).
http://www.paul-revere-heritage.com/ride-letter-to-Belknap.html


Actually, the funniest part is how she got to what she actually said from the one little snippet in Revere's account that arguably relates to it. Second funniest part is that it was a "gotcha question" that triggered the response: "what did you learn from your visit?"

God, please let this woman run for President!
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#15317 - 06/19/11 10:49 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) [Re: saltydog]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1017
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: saltydog
God, please let this woman run for President!


This your candidate instead?


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#15318 - 06/19/11 01:39 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 2243
Loc: Humbug Reach (Pop. 3)
I don't have a clue as to this one, but I'll hazard a guess - You can't see Russia from there.
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#15319 - 06/19/11 02:08 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
I don't have a clue as to this one, but I'll hazard a guess - You can't see Russia from there.

Well, I can't see Russia from my house. But I can add that this place is not in a state that was added to the union after 1958.

There is nothing nuclear about this particular puzzle, but there is a place not so very far to the south that figured prominently in a project named after one of the five boroughs.

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#15320 - 06/19/11 02:57 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) [Re: AlanK]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1017
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: AlanK
[quote=wagga] there is a place not so very far to the south that figured prominently in a project named after one of the five boroughs.

sounds like Oak to me

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