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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43079 06/11/15 06:32 PM
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Got it. This is a good one, hey? Now show us your work.


OK: for everyone watching at home: Its Dead Horse Point, in the Utah state park of the same name, about 35 miles from Moab.

I was pretty sure from the start it was not the Grand Canyon, based on the white limestone band, mainly, but also dead certain it was in the region, based on more general features: the basic geology is pretty continuous from around Moab, Utah, to the Red Rocks of Sedona AZ, so I assumed it was in this formation and probably on the Colorado River. So I ran the obvious traps first to eliminate: Horseshoe Bend, Evel Kneivel and Nick Wallenda. Negative, and tended to confirm eliminating the GC itself. Also noted the building and overlook right on the edge: definitely not the Skywalk, but something similar. So then I focussed on all the Panoramio icons, obviously a very popular spot so I figured it would be described in a way that included the important features. So I ran a search with key words including these features and Colorado River, and got some matches that looked interesting at the State park website. It took Google Earth to confirm, however, as all of the avaialble images are taken FROM this point, not OF it. Once the site was confirmed, the clues were the most fun, involving mustangs and Thunderbirds.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #43082 06/11/15 09:58 PM
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Nice work, Salty! I knew I had seen terrain like that, but couldn't quite place it. I scanned all around Grand Canyon for an end-of-road overlook like that, even checked Grand Canyon West. No luck, gave up.

But those cliffs are so much like those around Moab, and I've mountain biked the Slick Rock trail. But then I didn't go looking for an overlook.

Now how does the clue, "Where cowboys corral mustangs and (66) Thunderbirds fly." fit in? I'm the clueless type.

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
Steve C #43090 06/12/15 07:52 AM
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Now how does the clue, "Where cowboys corral mustangs and (66) Thunderbirds fly." fit in? I'm the clueless type.


Oh, sorry, didn't finish showing my work. The actual answers to the question are:

1. (generic) The place got its name because cowboys were said to use it as a corral for mustangs by fencing off the narrow neck leading to it. The story goes that one herd got left there without water and died, hence the name.

2. (virtual) the final sequence of "Thelma and Louise" was filmed here, including the drive off the cliff in Louise's (wait for it) 1966 Ford Thunderbird.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #43113 06/12/15 03:02 PM
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2) you mean "Thelma and Louiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise" ?


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXV (185):

☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐

This & 186 almost have something in common.



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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVI (186):

☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVII (187):

This place has at different times been first in the world rankings for two three different achievements, and third in the world for another. Need them all for the win.



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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43165 06/16/15 06:15 PM
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVII (187):

This place has at different times been first in the world rankings for two three different achievements, and third in the world for another. Need them all for the win.



Income (per capita), obesity, diabetes and smallness

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVII (187):

This place has at different times been first in the world rankings for two three different achievements, and third in the world for another. Need them all for the win.



Income, obesity, diabetes and smallness


Probably also a contender for most bombed airstrip, most invaded or changing sovereignty in the 20th century, and phosphate ought to be in there somewhere


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXV (185):

*********

This & 186 almost have something in common.



Gorgonzola cheese and a glass o'burgundy. Today.

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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #43169 06/16/15 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXV (185):

*********

This & 186 almost have something in common.



Gorgonzola cheese and a glass o'burgundy. Today.


********* ???


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43181 06/17/15 11:00 PM
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********* ???


Not sure what more you're asking for here.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #43182 06/18/15 12:35 AM
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********* ???


Not sure what more you're asking for here.


Could have been ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐; - placeholders for a 9-letter word. Thought I'd try that as a way to specify an answer.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43186 06/18/15 08:42 AM
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Here's an instance of having to guess exactly what the Waggoid one is thinking. Glass of burgundy and gorgonzola sandwich describes the main even with enough specificity to identify it, while not giving it away yet. Want me to give it away?

In fact your 9 word answer might not nail it for non-Joyceans


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43187 06/18/15 08:47 AM
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Meanwhile, how about 187?


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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OK, enough time has passed. the 9 word answer is Bloomsday, June 16, originally June 16, 1904, the day the fictional Leopold Bloom the semi-hero of James Joyce's "Ulysses" visited the real Davey Byrnes's pub at 21 Duke Street, Dublin, and ordered a glass of Burgundy and a Gorgonzola cheese sandwich.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
saltydog #43302 06/24/15 06:35 PM
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187 is the Island of Nauru, one of the Marshalls but a sovereign nation - third smallest in the world after Vatican City and Monaco - and once home to a thriving phosphate mining industry. So thriving, in fact that at one time Nauru had the highest per capita income in the world, which led eventually to the highest rates of obesity and type II diabetes.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #43411 07/05/15 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVI (186):

☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐



So Vanna dropped by with a vowel or two... and she does booby traps, too.

☐☐☐☐☐ a☐☐☐☐e☐☐a☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐e ☐a☐☐a ☐a☐☐a


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New: What In The World Will Happen Here?
wagga #43412 07/06/15 12:02 AM
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Puzzle: What In The World Will Happen Here? CLXXXVII (187):

Something will happen here after this photo was taken.

Difficult - maybe impossible, but wagga never underestimates WITWHH players. Vanna does.

☐☐☐☐a☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐a☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐a☐☐☐☐☐
a☐☐☐☐a☐☐ ☐☐A ☐☐☐ a☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐☐☐☐



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wagga #43422 07/07/15 04:42 AM
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Puzzle: What In The World Happened Here? CLXXXVIII (188):

Vanna made up a word for the third pic: anageoistic, and thought "u" would be helpful as it is the most frequent vowel in the answer, even if many folks think there should be 1 more "u".

☐☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐u☐☐☐ ☐u☐☐☐☐☐ ☐☐ ☐☐u☐ ☐☐☐☐☐☐☐







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