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#21259 - 02/05/12 11:29 AM New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):

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#21262 - 02/05/12 12:06 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: AlanK]
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What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):


Hint: In the picture, the old man is 101.

He'll always be 101.

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#21268 - 02/06/12 05:39 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):


That is a tiny island. Is there anything that can be said about it?

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#21270 - 02/06/12 06:50 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) [Re: wagga]
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Given our recurring themes of really big explosions, Nobel Prizes, floods, cemeteries, HHGTTG and cricket

I left out assassinations and islands.
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#21271 - 02/06/12 07:32 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: wagga]
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assuming that north is at the top, then the waves crashing on the rougher western beach suggests the prevailing winds are from the west. Those clouds are apparently coming in from the west, and are neither banner clouds on a peak nor active-smoking volcano clouds because both of those would be to the leeward.
The green, smooth-beached point to the east suggest tropical or semitropical location.

edit: the location of the cloud shadows says that the location is in the Southern Hemisphere, so presumably South Pacific or Indian Ocean. With "ring of fire" being Pacific, this seems the more statistically-likely location.


Edited by Harvey Lankford (02/06/12 03:48 PM)

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#21287 - 02/06/12 06:42 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):


Is it true that the spelling was "wisekrak" back in '83?

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#21290 - 02/06/12 08:51 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: AlanK]
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Some major Euro_Aussie seduction going on...



Click on the image for the map location.


Edited by Steve C (02/07/12 07:21 AM)

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#21292 - 02/07/12 05:04 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97):



Third clue - By USA standards, this happened a day early.
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#21294 - 02/07/12 06:22 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: AlanK]
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Sunda Strait

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#21296 - 02/07/12 07:13 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Sunda Strait

East of Java? Actually, west.

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#21298 - 02/07/12 07:25 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: Steve C]
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Click on my picture of the volcano above for a map. Zoom out to see Where In the World it is.

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#21306 - 02/07/12 02:09 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) [Re: Steve C]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCVII: (97)



The Russian equivalent of the Saturn V moon rocket was the N1.

Here are some more details. This puppy leveled the playing field & illustrated why spectators are made to watch this kind of event from 5 km. away. Some more photos & models here.

The second launch attempt was arguably the world's largest man-made non-nuclear explosion.

"July 3, 1969 - Vehicle serial number 5L - At liftoff a loose bolt was ingested into a fuel pump, which failed. After detecting the inoperative fuel pump, the automatic engine control shut off 29 of 30 engines, which caused the rocket to stall. The rocket exploded 23 seconds after shutting off the engines, destroying the rocket and launch tower in the biggest explosion in the history of rocketry and also the largest manmade non-nuclear explosion ever (nearly 7 kilotons of TNT equivalent.) The destroyed complex was photographed by American satellites, disclosing that the Soviet Union was building a Moon rocket. The rescue system saved the dummy spacecraft again. After this flight, fuel filters were installed in later models."

They didn't work so well, either.

And just for fun, here is a KeyHole8 photo taken more than 40 years ago.

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#21308 - 02/07/12 03:11 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):


Hint: In the picture, the old man is 101.

He'll always be 101.

OK, this bearded guy deserves a turn.

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#21309 - 02/07/12 03:15 PM Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
(soccer riots hadn't even been invented yet, and baseball riots still haven't been invented).

So, which of many Baseball Riots do we pick?.

Perhaps the 10-cent beer night.

NBC newscaster Tim Russert, then a student at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, attended the game. "I went with $2 in my pocket," recalled the Meet the Press host. "You do the math."

And then there was the Night Disco Died.

Lots more. But I gotta work on the Bearded Guy.


Edited by wagga (02/07/12 03:42 PM)
Edit Reason: Catching up with AlanK
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#21310 - 02/07/12 03:27 PM Re: Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) [Re: wagga]
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Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII: (98)

This is the way Krakatoa looked after the explosion:



The clue was just Anak Krakatau (Krakatoa's Child), which has changed since:



All in all, an interesting Island/Explosion combination. And it will blow again. They are considering building a bridge across the Sunda Straight, which is less than 30 miles from the growing monster.
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#21311 - 02/07/12 03:56 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):


Originally Posted By: AlanK
Hint: In the picture, the old man is 101.

Originally Posted By: AlanK
He'll always be 101.

Originally Posted By: AlanK
OK, this bearded guy deserves a turn.

Not Buster Martin, who "follows a diligent regimen of beer, cigarettes and red meat".
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#21313 - 02/07/12 04:28 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):


Hint: In the picture, the old man is 101.

He died a few days before his 73rd birthday.

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#21314 - 02/07/12 04:28 PM Re: Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
(soccer riots hadn't even been invented yet, and baseball riots still haven't been invented).

So, which of many Baseball Riots do we pick?.

Perhaps the 10-cent beer night.

NBC newscaster Tim Russert, then a student at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, attended the game. "I went with $2 in my pocket," recalled the Meet the Press host. "You do the math."

And then there was the Night Disco Died.

Lots more. But I gotta work on the Bearded Guy.

I never figured I'd get very far with the baseball claim!

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#21317 - 02/08/12 02:56 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: AlanK]
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all I see is an old man with a beard, you say he died at age 72, there are books and papers in view.

So the 101 mentioned earlier must be a clue. He does not look like one of the Dalmatians


Edited by Harvey Lankford (02/08/12 02:56 AM)

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#21318 - 02/08/12 03:30 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Neither Antonio Salieri nor Jack Crabbe.
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