What In The World Happened Here?

Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 03:45 PM

What In The World Happened Here? I:

One participant was heard to say "Now we are all sonsabitches!"

It's perfectly OK to post cryptic answers.
Posted by: + @ti2d

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 03:56 PM

Thorium.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 04:05 PM

You missed by exactly 7.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 04:09 PM

The Gadget. Which was assembled by Rudolph Peierls. Who had this postdoc:
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 04:20 PM

So who didn't wear goggles?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So who didn't wear goggles?
One young theorist made the claim, but Richard Rhodes claims there were others.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 04:45 PM

So what you do care what other people think?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/11 06:22 PM

God in Three Persons
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 06:02 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
God in Three Persons

With a Hindu twist: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 01:05 PM

You guys are too deep for me.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
You guys are too deep for me.
Blame it on wagga. Or just nuke the entire thread.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 02:42 PM

Good answers!. I expect AlanK got it first.

The place is Trinity Site, where the first nuclear weapon was fired. The photo shows Oppenheimer & Groves (two of the most important people in the country) wearing regular clothing at ground zero shortly after the war. On open-house days you can walk right in & stand in that very same place. An hour's exposure here is about equal to 10 hours of normal background exposure.

Obligatory wiki here.



I have another place in mind, but if anyone wants to post a puzzle - go ahead.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 03:31 PM

In the interest of full disclosure:

Klaus Fuchs (he had something to hide, but that is not the reason for the goggles)
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I expect AlanK got it first.


Not so sure. Thorium (+@) is technically incorrect (it was plutonium) but shows understanding of the nature of the site.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 03:50 PM

I had dinner with +@ the night before & we did discuss various nuclear decay chains. Actually it was a rather clever remark...

And 239-232=7.

I'm still astonished at his ability to demolish all-you-can-eat ribs.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 05:30 PM

AlanK: The Fuchs picture is obviously not 1940-era Kodachrome - where did you find it?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
AlanK: The Fuchs picture is obviously not 1940-era Kodachrome - where did you find it?

National Geographic

I had a thought along the lines of yours -- it does not look like a 40's photo. I found it identified as a photo of Fuchs, but I won't be surprised if someone identifies it as a photo of an actor in a documentary. National Geographic should be provide photo credits that would make such details obvious. Nice picture, though -- it has the nerdy spy thing goin' on.
Posted by: Joel M. Baldwin

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 06:04 PM

My guess would be that the picture, and others at the link, are of re-enactment actors that National Geographic did for the show.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 07:26 PM

wagga, where did you find that picture in your initial post?

+@ answered "Thorium" because it wasn't so much a discussion as a monologue by wagga. I believe the term "waggapedia" was expressed after wagga left. wink
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/01/11 11:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
wagga, where did you find that picture in your initial post?

Found it in the Waggapedia. Do you want the 1024-bit Triple-DES
encoded password?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/02/11 12:27 PM

What In The World Happened Here? II:

The ocean is about six miles south and generally east of here.


It's perfectly OK required to post cryptic answers.
Posted by: KevinR

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/02/11 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga


It's perfectly OK required to post cryptic answers.


Forty two.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/02/11 12:56 PM

Posted by: George

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/04/11 07:59 PM



Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 03:54 AM

Third from the right, last row looks rather uncertain as to his location.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Third from the right, last row looks rather uncertain as to his location.

Something about not playing dice.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 07:31 AM

The cat died. Or not.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 07:34 AM

PS Oh the guy knows where he is alright. But not how fast he's going.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 08:20 AM

As a commoner, I sure wish I knew what you guys were going on about.   confused
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
As a commoner, I sure wish I knew what you guys were going on about.   confused

Geeky physics humor (or a reasonable facsimile thereof).

We could switch to non-physics-related locations.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:20 AM

Other than that, ***. *******, how was the play?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:27 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Other than that, ***. *******, how was the play?

Apparently, the phrase "your name is mud" did not originate with this episode.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The ocean is about six miles south and generally east of here.

Did we all give up? Want some clues?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:30 AM

I think my cousin from the US was here.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/05/11 09:42 AM

Not Henry. Or his son Ed.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
The ocean is about six miles south and generally east of here.

Did we all give up? Want some clues?

I know a spot that looks roughly like the picture and meets the description, but I did not find a match. I admit that the "42" went right by me, although I hope it was an obscure correct answer.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 08:02 AM

42 is the single most cryptic answer in the universe. The question is "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", from HHGTTG. KevinR was just having fun with cryptic answer required bit, and that required the proper logo...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 08:07 AM

With 42 out of the way, this event was named for a geographical location, but actually occurred somewhere else. The building in the smaller rectangle is an abbey which was built after the event.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
42 is the single most cryptic answer in the universe. The question is "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", from HHGTTG. KevinR was just having fun with cryptic answer required bit, and that required the proper logo...

Of course. It shows me that I have not hitched for quite a while! Shame. I'm glad that Kevin was awake. blush
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
With 42 out of the way, this event was named for a geographical location, but actually occurred somewhere else. The building in the smaller rectangle is an abbey which was built after the event.

OK, I was on the wrong damned continent. Hey, I was on a continent at all! And I was almost in the wrong millenium!

At this point, I won't make an effort to be too obscure.

MLXVI
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 12:06 PM

AlanK, you win. You can look at the interactive sat. image here. Wiki reference here.

The battle was actually in the town of Battle, so it should really be called the Battle of Battle.

As an IT guy, I find this to be fascinating.

"In the town of Bayeux in northern France you can see the world's oldest information archive based on a long ribbon of material, a very early example of what was to become tape media. "
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 12:16 PM

If one's memory is bad enough, the picture resembles the area around the Kennedy Space Center. The ocean is about 6 miles south at some point, and generally east. And it is green. I was thinking about what might be important about STS-42, etc.

Way off! (An ocean and almost a millenium.) laugh

Thankfully, there aren't many abbeys in FL!
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 12:35 PM

Battle sites often are geographicaly misnamed. ie The battle of Bunker Hill was actually the Battle of Breed Hill.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 01:31 PM

After reading the fascinating history provided by wiki I am baffled with the French Normans taking over England that the influence on cooking didn't have more of an impact.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 01:41 PM

Three major things happened here. The guys on the left (Ehrenfest, Lorentz, and Bohr) had nothing to do with any of them.



I was tempted to post a picture of Bethel, NY, but the theme of events named after the wrong places was already exploited.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 01:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
After reading the fascinating history provided by wiki I am baffled with the French Normans taking over England that the influence on cooking didn't have more of an impact.

After giving it the old college try, the French gave up and went back home?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 02:51 PM

The old folks got together to reminisce over old times, kinda like the Big Chill.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The old folks got together to reminisce over old times, kinda like the Big Chill.

I figured you'd come through.

2011 = 100th Anniversary!
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 04:49 PM

You guys are killing me.And I have a degree in Chemistry.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 04:56 PM

http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911
Here is a list of every Historical event in 1911.
Many noteworthy but I like that Feb 6 the first retirement home opened in Prescott Arizona
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/06/11 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1911
Here is a list of every Historical event in 1911.
Many noteworthy but I like that Feb 6 the first retirement home opened in Prescott Arizona

The guy on the right in the picture is Heike Kamerlingh Onnes. He is credited with:

Liquifying He-4 (7/10/1908)
Discovering superfluidity in He-4 (1908)
Discovering superconductivity (1911)

There have been several Nobel prizes for work on superconductivity, but Onnes got his in 1913 for liquid he.

Maybe he retired to Prescott.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/07/11 06:28 AM

What In The World Happened Here? VI:

This is easy. No clues given.

Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 12:04 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This is easy. No clues given.



Hmmmph! Easy you say?

Give us another clue.  Can you fly there?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
[quote=wagga]Can you fly there?
Leonardo Da Vinci thought so.

There are people still living who were alive at the time of the event. Not many, though.

You might find a token in your pocket commemorating the event.

Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 12:33 PM

Is it the Roundabout to nowhere?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
Is it the Roundabout to Nowhere?

Given that American drivers, in general, misunderstand roundabouts, there are probably some driving in an infinite loop as we speak. Now you know it's in the Western Hemisphere.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 01:01 PM

I'm going to sit down with my redenbacher popcorn reading about the pig in charlotte's web and see if anybody gets this right.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
I'm going to sit down with my redenbacher popcorn reading about the pig in charlotte's web and see if anybody gets this right.

Now that was a good answer -- no cats or birds involved.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 01:59 PM

No token, by my Yankee-Dam ex has the license plate. And most of the tokens, for that matter.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 02:33 PM

right coast or left???
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
right coast or left???

The satellite view is oriented North/Top, as it should be.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
right coast or left???

Right. About 450 miles in some direction from the fort that had an anniversary in the news a couple of days ago.

By the way, I did not get this one until the nice id by tdtz today. There are some places a few hundred miles to the south that look a lot like that site but I could not find it among them. For good reason, as it turns out.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 02:54 PM

By the way -- 145 years ago today.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 03:01 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
About 450 miles in some direction from the fort that had an anniversary in the news a couple of days ago.

Damn you! I already had this in the queue...

Grumble - need to post something really hard! But solvable.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
I'm going to sit down with my redenbacher popcorn reading about the pig in charlotte's web and see if anybody gets this right.


tdtz gets the prize. He clearly has the Wright Stuff.


http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/north-carolina/dare-county/kill-devil-hills/
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
By the way -- 145 years ago today.


PS: two things gave this quest away.

1) Family Circle - 25 cents sign in period graphic font/style. Pedestrians in contemporary clothing.
2) Right-click the picture & select Save As.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 04:00 PM

I did throw that one out there rather quickly. I agree that even the most basic "security" requires hiding the origin of photos.

Sorry about Ft. Sumter.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 04:10 PM

No worries, mate. I enjoy putting up the challenges, but even more I like seeing other member's event puzzles. Bring it!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This is easy. No clues given.



Piece 'o cake
then again, I live in VA and go there every October

Wright Brothers Memorial, Kitty Hawk
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 07:06 PM

thank you, thank you...it's an honor to have won this prestigous award.

I'd like to thank Orville and Wilbur for making this all possible.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 08:18 PM

Way to go, tdtz! cool I didn't recognize that you gave the wright answer when you posted it. crazy
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/14/11 08:48 PM

So you're saying it's not a short linear accelerator and a cyclotron??
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 02:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
So you're saying it's not a short linear accelerator and a cyclotron??


Sharp eye Mike, That's the famous Touron Collider next to the Very Large Object Collider!





Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 02:55 PM

What In The World Happened Here? VII:

Behind the cheap deal fencing is a parking plaza - ideal for the getaway vehicle. If there was one.


Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga


Behind the cheap deal fencing is a parking plaza - ideal for the getaway vehicle. If there was one.

It's where they filmed "Let's Make a Dealey."
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 03:47 PM

Posted by: Rod

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga


Behind the cheap deal fencing is a parking plaza - ideal for the getaway vehicle. If there was one.


This is definately Dealy Plaza looking at the fence behind the grassy Knoll where the final shot that killed Kennedy was taken from.Sorry it is no condspiracy "theory" it is what happened.Kind of my sub specialty subject.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 04:07 PM

I think it is absolutely amazing that peeps can identify such a small, nondescript area. Perhaps the clue was a little fat. I have more...
Posted by: tdtz

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 05:04 PM

LOL@the DKs logo.

perfect hint.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 05:24 PM

Closer to home -- it used to be owned by some German guy.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 05:46 PM

Auric Goldfinger would have dug that location.
Posted by: Joel M. Baldwin

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 05:52 PM

What a RUSH!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/15/11 08:00 PM

OK, you guys obviously appreciate Atomic Number 79 as much as Herr Sutter did.

In principle, this is a scenic bridge.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 05:47 AM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
LOL@the DKs logo.

perfect hint.
Yes, nice touch. And that group provided us with person who represents the answer to the trivia question "who finished second to Ralph Nader in 2000?"
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 07:29 AM

bridge has Florence-like theme to me ,
but it is not the famous one
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 07:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
bridge has Florence-like theme to me ,
but it is not the famous one

But it is quite famous in its own right.
Posted by: Rod

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 01:12 PM

Scary is I am now understand the cryptic talk.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
Scary is I am now understand the cryptic talk.
IMHO, Harvey is more subtle than anyone so far. His words provide a clue but, if he got it, it went right over my head.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 06:03 PM

Wagga clue: In principle, this is a scenic bridge.

Latin Bridge (Bosnian: Latinska ćuprija, named Principov most - "Princip Bridge" in Yugoslavian era)

One of the bridges over the River Miljacka. Beside this bridge, on 28th June 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg.

more pics:
http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl...mp;aql=&oq=

Harvey
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 06:22 PM

this is getting so obscure
did anyone get the Ford Theater one?
guess so, right click and see the jpg address, duh.

so, at risk of killing the interest in this thread, see if anyone can identify this mountain , clue: Ed's first significant climb was on one of its subsidiary peaks.


Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Wagga clue: In principle, this is a scenic bridge.

wagga is innocent on this one, although you would be making a compliment to deem it a wagga-style clue.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/16/11 09:30 PM

12316.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/17/11 09:04 AM

definitely not metric
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 07:13 AM

I'm assuming that wagga got it. That is, I assume that he was listing the elevation in feet and not the Zip code. It does look like a mountain of that altitude, one which starred in a movie once.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 08:57 AM

On which of Captain James Cook's 3 voyages of discovery was he killed?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 09:12 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
On which of Captain James Cook's 3 voyages of discovery was he killed?

Well, in Dilbert they made a stuffed hand puppet out of the pointy-haired boss when he died (dramatically increasing his effectiveness). So, assuming that a captain died on his last voyage should not be automatic.

But I do see that I have the correct mountain, thanks to your brief clue. And I know that no real Zip codes start with 123...

So, this mountain has played a larger one in a movie in which (a) Ed appeared and (b) the essential link between serious mountaineering and nitriglycerine was revealed to an unsuspecting world.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 10:26 AM

Before we get into a new location, can somebody enlighten the rest of us as to which mountain is in Harvey's picture?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 10:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Before we get into a new location, can somebody enlighten the rest of us as to which mountain is in Harvey's picture?


Oops! that would be Harvey's call.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 10:41 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
And I know that no real Zip codes start with 123...

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 11:08 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
And I know that no real Zip codes start with 123...


Sorry -- I wanted to make someone else look 'em up too. shocked

12316 is not a real one. Admittedly, no one claimed otherwise.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Before we get into a new location, can somebody enlighten the rest of us as to which mountain is in Harvey's picture?


Oops! that would be Harvey's call.

We have rules!

Rules? In a knife fight? (Reference to a different Harvey)
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
(Reference to a different Harvey)

I am not a 6 ft tall rabbit

Mt Cook was correctly ID'd by Wagga as 12316-feet tall, named for British Pacific explorer, Captain James Cook

good thing I did not ask for Mt. Aoraki. Harvey
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 11:35 AM

We have prepared a brief video to acquaint you with the Chat Room rules regarding thread-jacking & such.

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 11:44 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XI:

What is the name of this building? What predicted event didn't happen here?

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 12:30 PM

Can't answer the first question, but the second one

Originally Posted By: wagga
What predicted event didn't happen here?


is easy:

All of them.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Chat Room rules regarding thread-jacking & such.

Sorry

At least I now know that big guy was Harvey, rather than just Jimmy Stewart's imaginary friend.

as for the latest quiz, what did not happen?
lunch at Dominics
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Mt Cook was correctly ID'd by Wagga as 12316-feet tall, named for British Pacific explorer, Captain James Cook

Mt. Cook played K2 in the fine mountaineering film Vertical Limit in which Ed Viesturs played himself. The best feature of the movie was copious quantities of nitroglycerine, a material that all top-flight expeditions keep on hand for emergencies.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 03:58 PM

The mountaineer Ed I was referring to was the beekeeper
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/18/11 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
The mountaineer Ed I was referring to was the beekeeper

OK, the original Ed. From NZ, no less. I had a feeling at one point that I had a different Ed in mind than you did.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/22/11 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

Lunch at Dominics


Actually, it was a hot dog stand. Clue: Geometry.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/24/11 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Actually, it was a hot dog stand. Clue: Geometry.

Euclidean or non-Euclidian?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/24/11 04:38 PM

The flat kind. You could study the pavement. String theory, at least for the moment, appears to work if you postulate 18 dimensions - but it's a work in progress.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/24/11 06:29 PM

From the name of the building that replaced it, you would think it was at Wimbledon. The old name of this building got a Manhattan Transfer.

And the predicted event? The unit with the Cyrillic nameplate was never delivered. Although the American equipment almost was.

And I'm not too sure about that geometry clue, Wagga. I don't think this building reflected its surroundings the way the new one does.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 01:56 AM

Reflected geometry.

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 05:37 AM

That's the replacement with the double roof. I'm pretty sure the original squares the circle. Must confuse the owl.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 07:05 AM

Photo from 3/2005. But saltydog got it. Here's the wiki.

Cafe Ground Zero: Deadliest hot dog stand in the world. Scroll down for the owl.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 07:52 AM

That one was good and saltydog gets credit for a great answer.

Here is an easy one -- a place where something big actually happened.



Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 08:35 AM

714KRAT063008.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 09:18 AM

The Pentagon one was so blatant. I could I have missed that?

Tung oil for furniture is not made at this site, but could be rubbed on all the trees that got knocked down.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 09:27 AM

I knew it would be easy since ig got mentioned in Ghostbusters.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 12:15 PM

50th anniversary coming later this year

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 01:43 PM

I doubt there's enough tung oil on the planet. This planet, anyway. Well, ok you could rub a little on each of the 80 million or so.

So Alan, want to tell all what happened where on 06/30/08 at 0714 local time?

Then we can get Strait to the point and look at the New Land for the King Petard.

And that's no Kushka.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 02:54 PM

I disqualified myself, you see, AlanK left the picture name intact.

After the Bay of Pigs (no landform found), my next guess involved around 50 megatons, but I didn't find the landform.

But it's there, just further North than I thought.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 03:10 PM

At least I know where Novaya Zemlya is.

Great reading- Polar explorers in that area - Nansen, Amundsen
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I disqualified myself, you see, AlanK left the picture name intact.

wagga was kind enough to let me know by PM -- and disqualify himself. I thought I had changed the name, which I did right away after the head's up.

The Tsar Bomba (American nickname), detonated on October 30, 1961, is the biggest boom that humans have ever made.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 04:17 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XIV:

Paleoparadoxia and Palimpsests.

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 05:46 PM




10 to the negative 18 and counting

(This is a new quiz, not answer to Wagga's latest)
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 05:46 PM

Wow! You're tough. Couldn't you cut us some slack and wait until tomorrow to post that?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 06:11 PM

Oh, and for WAGGA:

In the City of the Tall Tree, the Dish, and great Women's Roundball, Dave and Bill look down on this and smile. As dark as the matter appears now, it was no quirk at the time.
Posted by: Whitney Fan

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 06:53 PM

Steve -- make them stop! :-)
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/25/11 09:03 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
In the City of the Tall Tree, the Dish, and great Women's Roundball, Dave and Bill look down on this and smile. As dark as the matter appears now, it was no quirk at the time.

That's a straight answer.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:32 AM

quirk or quark?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 04:28 AM

"No quirk" = "quark".
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 04:30 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: saltydog
In the City of the Tall Tree, the Dish, and great Women's Roundball, Dave and Bill look down on this and smile. As dark as the matter appears now, it was no quirk at the time.

That's a straight answer.


Yep.

Linear thinking.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 05:03 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
In the City of the Tall Tree, the Dish, and great Women's Roundball, Dave and Bill look down on this and smile. As dark as the matter appears now, it was no quirk at the time.

Is Stanford's womens basketball record better than Tennessee? At least they have their accelerator picture here.


Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 05:16 AM

Not sure about the B ball record, but I'd take Stanford's accelerator over Tennessee's, and I'll give you three major discoveries wink

Want to take a shot at my post above?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 05:51 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Want to take a shot at my post above?


Nevada?
But that should be a bunch of holes in the ground.
Right angle...hmmm... big PET scanner?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 06:06 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog

North is not up. The place rhymes with one of the words in the name of wagga's last pic, which I claim to have identified by asking for some slack.

It looks like something built with Lego, but not quite. I need a list of vowels.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 07:31 AM

Alan has it. Anyone else?

"Slack" was elegant. Slipped it right by me while I was flying around the Northwest.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 08:44 AM

With all those hints... (509) 372-8106.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 09:06 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XVI:

For Whitney Fan. I've checked off this 100 Peaks Section mountain top.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 10:13 AM

Wagga gets it, too.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:07 PM

Stanford Hanford - Cockney rhyming slang is next?

LIGO in Washington State.

whew!

PS I got it without using the area code in your face.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:17 PM

25th anniversary this year

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:25 PM

The Big C. not that Big C, the other big C. Not that there isn't a connection. And the anniversary is today.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The Big C. not that Big C, the other big C. Not that there isn't a connection. And the anniversary is today.

There was a big C event on April 26, 1986. It was a frickin' disaster. Here is a photo (and, yes, I left the link un-edited smile ). However, my previous picture was of somewhere else. (I temporarily forgot about the Big C disaster on April 26, 1986). I guess the best date to associate with my picture is April 17, 1986.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 02:52 PM

definitely needed some KI, or a lot of distance
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 03:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
definitely needed some KI, or a lot of distance

For the other thing, one needed rare earths.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 03:05 PM

Suppose they threw a war and nobody came?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 03:21 PM

I suppose if you need to have a war, running it for Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years without firing a shot is the way to go.

With the new synchronous clue, it's all about electrons running around the playground without their down jackets.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
With the new synchronous clue, it's all about electrons running around the playground without their down jackets.

And they give Nobel Prizes for that. Go figure.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I suppose if you need to have a war, running it for Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years without firing a shot is the way to go.

Does this imply that I somehow have to give the Dutch credit on this one? I was admittedly thinking about a non-warlike place.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/26/11 09:03 PM

I am always 2-3 puzzles behind trying to understand the answers and not sure when an answer has actually been slipped in.You guys are forcing me to put back on my thinking cap which has been off in physics for 40 years.I quess I am put in my place being a lowly chemistry major grad 35 years ago.Got any anatomical, neuro-musculo-skeletal quizes?I am out of my league here but am enjoying the thread immensely although I have a lot of "Duh" moments.Fun to be an observor even though I wish I could play with the big boys.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/27/11 02:26 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK

For the other thing, one needed rare earths.


neutron capture?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/27/11 06:02 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
25th anniversary this year


This building produced four Nobel laureates in 2 years. Of course this gives it away, but it is otherwise a relatively obscure building.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/27/11 06:39 AM

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/27/11 06:16 PM

That last place was the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. It produced the scanning tunneling microscope and high temperature superconductivity, among many other things.

It did not produce this:

What is it and why is it a big deal?
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
That last place was the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. It produced the scanning tunneling microscope and high temperature superconductivity, among many other things.

It did not produce this:

What is it and why is it a big deal?


That's a "Big Bang Residual Background Radiation Detector". Available from Heathkit for $49.99.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 01:47 AM

It was an Echo-locator.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 05:48 AM

looks like a Samuel Langley vintage contraption
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 06:07 AM

THis one is a real heartbreaker. One didn't pan out at all, and the other just ended up planting daffodils.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 06:23 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
It was an Echo-locator.

Can it locate an echo from everywhere?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 06:59 AM

everywhere is CMBR
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
everywhere is CMBR

And CMBR is everywhere. cool
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 07:43 AM

more echo-ography

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 07:48 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
It was an Echo-locator.

Can it locate an echo from everywhere?


That's an upper-case Echo, and only line-of-sight.

And I do know that after cleaning out the pigeon nests & poop, they found some other thing.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 03:56 PM

Nobody interested in the mountain top picture?
AlanK should have it because it is in his backyard - he probably drives on the oddly-named street every day. So, another pic.
A Nobel winner was involved, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/28/11 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Nobody interested in the mountain top picture?
AlanK should have it because it is in his backyard - he probably drives on the oddly-named street every day.

I forgot about that pic!

Something to do with c. Not the vitamin (so not Linus Pauling). A.A. someone.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 03:49 AM

If that's a trig point on the Ben, I did not see it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 04:43 AM

Is it a trig point or a commemorative marker?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 05:37 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Is it a trig point or a commemorative marker?


Quote:
All that remains on the summit of Lookout's contribution to science are three concrete foundations which supported the parabolic mirror.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 06:02 AM

All the details here. Note the picture of the shack on Lookout.

"One of the most important scientific experiments of the 1920s took place on Lookout Mountain, a 6,812-foot high point on the south ridge of Mount Baldy. [Lookout Mtn. is a spur of Mount Baldy also known as Mount San Antonio; Mt. San Antonio is the highest mountain (10,064') in the San Gabriel Range - ed.]. This was the experiment by Albert A. Michelson [...] to determine the speed of light. In 1922, Dr. Michelson set up a rotating octagonal prism on Mount Wilson, called Station Michelson. On Lookout Mountain, 22 miles [35.5 km - ed.] away, he installed a concave mirror two feet in diameter, called Station Antonio. He then shot a beam of light [from] Station Michelson to the mirror at Station Antonio; the light beam was reflected back to Mount Wilson and the precise time measured. To insure the absolute accuracy of the experiment, it was vital to know the exact distance between the two stations. The distance was measured by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey by triangulation from a 40-kilometer surveyed base line in the valley to the south. To quote William Bowie of the U.S.C.G.S., It is believed that the length of this line has been determined with greater accuracy than that of any line of triangulation in this or any other country. The possible error in the 22-mile distance between Mt. Wilson and Lookout Mountain was less than one-fourth of an inch! [...] Today, three inline concrete piers, the tallest one 42 inches high with a metal tablet marked Antonio 1922, stand alone amid the brush on Lookout Mountain."
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 06:50 AM

Very interesting! Thanks for posting the links and the quote.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 04:12 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XVIX:

What didn't happen here?.

Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/29/11 11:17 PM

hmmmmmm....what didn't happen there kinda depends on what the definition of "is" is.....so to speak.

In front of the tablet, something did happen, but in back of the tablet that same thing did not happen.

I am reminded of a song by the Pixies....an excerpt of the lyrics....

"i've kissed mermaids, rode the el nino
walked the sand with the crustaceans
could find my way to mariana"
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 02:37 AM

tdtz, you win the prize. Do you read that particular language?
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 06:08 AM

wagga,
nope, don't read that particular language. But back in college, that event was covered in my area of study. I didn't stick with that area of study, but much of what I learned did stick with me.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 06:13 AM

Hmmm - that could be Geology or Sociology.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 08:42 AM

the writing and the Mariana hint both make think of a Pacific location, and sociology/anthropology makes me think of Margaret Mead, but I guess that is going off on the wrong tangent.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 08:53 AM

When I think of Mariana I think of the Trench.But no one knows what is happening there except the earth's crust being swallowed up.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 09:40 AM

wagga,
I should say "that type of event" rather than a "specific event". That should clarify the geology/sociology confusion.

The lyrics posted are only vaguely applicable, it is the title of the song that is relevant. (although, the mariana reference definitely ties in to the overall theme).
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/30/11 11:37 AM

AH! You were studying city planning! Ancient zoning restrictions, as taught by Professor Ray Kinsella.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 03:47 PM

No rules on this thread, however, the NY Times has a good discussion, and the Mail Online is a rotten news source, but does have good pictures.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 03:53 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XIX:

You thought I'd run out of events, huh?

Posted by: lynn-a-roo

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 04:01 PM

I think a cruise ship sank in that fjord.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 04:22 PM

Lynn-a-Roo: This might have happened before cruise ships became popular. Or before you were born.
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 04:24 PM

It's the Loch Ness critter in full view.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 04:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
It's the Loch Ness critter in full view.

Made my day! Doesn't mean you got it, though.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 04:58 PM

no German subs hiding
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 05:07 PM

Bruce Brown missed the shot 7958.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/05/11 05:15 PM

This was a still shot from an aircraft, no 16mm Bolex was involved. It did happen in the summer, although it was short and nasty.

7958 is the winning Bingo number!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 02:47 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
It did happen in the summer, although it was short and nasty.


Not a helpful clue -we already know it looks like Alaska, Canada, Greenland, or some other high latitude. Lots of candidates.

Bruce Brown? Endless Summer?

7958?

I still don't get it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 02:53 AM

Look at the "ring around the tub". And it's not Japan.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 02:54 AM

8.3
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 02:58 AM

You got it, I think.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 04:38 AM

Surf's up
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 05:50 AM

Imagine a wave more than half as high as El Capitan.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 07:15 AM

I don't think it was the one that Harvey thinks it is. Nor caused by the same exact thing....yes, some rock n roll but from above not below.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 07:27 AM

tdtz, I think you have it. Post the measured height.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 07:47 AM

Wagga,
various heights are mentioned....but at the highest point it would have been 1720'.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 08:00 AM

Basically a very big brick dropped in a largish bathtub.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 11:49 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XXI:

The title gives it away, but definitely food for thought.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/06/11 03:39 PM

My "8.3" was the earthquake that caused the rockfall that caused the tsunami. The current quiz loads so slowly on my smartphone in a poor reception atea that... I will see you tomorrow. Thanks for the fun.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/10/11 09:25 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XXII:

Time for a new one. Clue: Third time's the charm.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/12/11 07:55 AM

looks like a church in a city with American cars and green deciduous trees in spring or summer.

steeple looks odd
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/13/11 07:01 AM

It is an (North) American city. The oddness of the steeple is a matter of a pinion.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/15/11 03:32 AM

pinions as in clocks and telescopes.Yes?
pinons as in nuts. No.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/15/11 03:46 AM

None of the above, nor an ice axe. We have discussed pinions on the board, though.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 03:37 AM

Perhaps Muster Mark could tell us.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 04:15 AM

Ducks go "Quark Quark Quark". But the literary reference is good.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 06:16 AM

Joyce is meant to be read outloud and even then it is (barely) understandable.

is this a Fermidable quiz?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 07:04 AM

Boy, I was off on the wrong track. On the other hand, what does this mean:
Quote:
Time for a new one. Clue: Third time's the charm.

First there were up, down, and strange, so fourth times the charm.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 07:37 AM

No Physics involved, though there is a Nobel in this field.

Not one of these guys (neither of whom is a laureate), and our subject was also not awarded a Nobel, for the obvious reason.



And the three times clue is a bit strange, but more in the Ezekiel 37 manner.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 03:20 PM


so now we are supposed to be biblical scholars on top of literary giants and nuclear physics brains
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 03:37 PM

And your point would be . . . ?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 04:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
so now we are supposed to be biblical scholars on top of literary giants and nuclear physics brains


And Ornithologists, too.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/11 10:40 PM

Sure wish I could decipher what you people are saying. smile

From the smug replies, I take it y'all have solved the church with the odd steeple mystery. So before you dive into another riddle, could someone please post a more explanatory answer so us plebians could learn a little?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 02:33 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
And Ornithologists, too.
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Sure wish I could decipher what you people are saying.:)

Steve I am a bird brain on this one , too.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 02:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Steve I am a bird brain on this one , too.

But not a raven lunatic?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 06:22 AM

Does 1757 fit in here?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 06:58 AM

It could. But not necessarily. You could leave a penny there - it's traditional.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
You could leave a penny there - it's traditional.


leave coins to help the deceased pay the ferryman at the River Styx?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 10:56 AM

There was a penny drive by schoolchildren to help finance...

Alfred Lord Tennyson contributed this:

Fate that once denied him,
And envy that once decried him,
And malice that belied him,
Now cenotaph his fame.

And Walt Whitman was present.

And after that there was the Toaster.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 01:19 PM

I was all set to quote some nasty Kiwi jokes about Ozzies.

There is an Edgar Allen Poe house here in Richmond, but no
Fayette street
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 02:41 PM

That was a good one wagga. I did not wake up until the poem. The fact that I have never managed to visit that part of town when I'm in MD is no excuse -- I admit that I am usually looking for crab soup or something.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 03:10 PM

I thought the pinion discussion here would give it away. Raven plus cemetery = slam dunk.

Here is Westminster Hall, an account of Poe's death, and a grisly account of his two exhumations & three burials. Third time's the charm.

And the wiki and, last but not least the Toaster.





Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 04:04 PM

I imagine most of us got side-tracked on charms and quarks

plus, I may know human anatomy, but the jump from bird bone pinion to raven to Poe was obscure

Got another one?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 04:41 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXIII:

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 05:06 PM

I love the Raven lunatic clue. That is one I actually get.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/11 10:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga


Hmmmm.... that's obviously from Calif... Is it somewhere between Ventura and Santa Clara?

...I think I found the place:
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 06:08 AM

Right there on M Street. No wonder Steve got it so quickly -- it's between Reedley and Clovis.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 10:52 AM

FWIW
My family is from Fresno. My dad lived in Selma and went to Reedley HS. My mom lived in Fowler and went to Fowler HS.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 10:59 AM

though I am not from the Fresno area, I do a lot of business in Parlier, Sanger, San Joaquin....and hopefully adding Orangecove and Selma to the list soon.

but for the life of me, I can't think of anything really important happening in that area.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 11:33 AM

Wow, it sometimes everyone is connected to Fresno.

Does anything important happen there? In my book, damned straight!

FWIW, I was born in Reedley (Fresno County), although my family moved south when I was 4. My Dad is a graduate of Dinuba HS (Class of '46). I have a fair number of relatives in the Fresno area.

Also FWIW, here is a picture with Steve C taken in the fall of 2006 (in Fresno, of course).
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 12:11 PM

So, what happened there?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So, what happened there?

I don't know about anyone else, but I was stalling on that.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So, what happened there?
Beats me! Some Armenian immigrant built a bakery there in 1922, and it is still running.

...but I doubt that's the answer.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 02:12 PM

Frank and Jesse James robbed the bank.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
Frank and Jesse James robbed the bank.

Because they needed the bread?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Because they needed the bread?

Willie Sutton
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 04:19 PM

I see we have a comedy thing going on, but I don't think anyone here will win an Academy Award, or a Pulitzer, for that matter.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
win an Academy Award, or a Pulitzer, for that matter.


Oscar Meyer factory
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 06:10 PM

It is good that Fresno got dragged into this game. I have intended to post a Fresno picture for quite a while, but have not gotten around to it yet. When I first saw the one wagga posted, I was hoping it was the Bonnie and Clyde posse, which would have justified a comment about Faye Dunaway in her heyday. Too bad -- right general era, wrong state
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/18/11 06:31 PM

Well, you could pull up a map (or Google Earth) downtown Fresno, and pretend to pedal around the neighborhood on your bike.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/19/11 04:56 PM

And that is where the first sub was lauched.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/19/11 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
And that is where the first sub was lauched.

Does "lauched" mean "launched" or "lunched"?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/20/11 04:53 AM

Don't know whether there is a connection, but . . .

Does anyone remember the Lone Pine Bakery and what it was famous for?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/23/11 05:08 PM

OK, back from a terrific Yosemite trip, nobody seems to have gotten the bakery - so here are some healthy clues:

Two Fresno natives could have visited the bakery. One actually wrote about it. That person won both the Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, being the only American to win both. You would think they would name a local theater after them.

The other almost certainly was seen there - you could guess by the surname (if used). This person is the sole winner of an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for work in film, music and television. And is the only person in history to have received all of these awards.

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/23/11 05:13 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXIV:

This could be the lady's pajamas.



In Yosemite I saw many very tall waterfalls.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/23/11 05:39 PM

I refuse to push that button (yet).

Originally Posted By: wagga
Two Fresno natives could have visited the bakery. One actually wrote about it. That person won both the Academy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, being the only American to win both. You would think they would name a local theater after them.

Two New York City natives (Richard Rodgers and Marvin Hamlisch) won Academy Awards and Pulitzer Prizes. Also Emmys, Grammys, and Tonys. Both could have a local theater somewhere named after them. But, in addition to being from Fresno County, I live in Glendale, which is not Yerevan but it's close. So I know who you meant.

That's about as much trivia as I can handle in a day.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/23/11 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The other almost certainly was seen there - you could guess by the surname (if used). This person is the sole winner of an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for work in film, music and television. And is the only person in history to have received all of these awards.

There is a singer from El Centro who later dropped out of Fresno High School. Doesn't normally use two names but my Glendale comment applies to the original surname.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/24/11 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
There is a singer from El Centro who later dropped out of Fresno High School. Doesn't normally use two names but my Glendale comment applies to the original surname.


You got me babe!

Information garnered from www sources, entered and edited by anybody with an IP address. What Could Possibly Go Wrong!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/24/11 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
You got me babe!

I was gonna ask Greg Allman.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/24/11 06:14 PM

Speaking of Greg Allman. I saw The Allman Bros. the first time in 1970 at The Whiskey A GoGo.Stood with my elbows on the stage. I was blown away with the dualing slide guitars in perfect sync with Duane Allman and Dickey Betts.Gotta love Southern Rock.Saw Duane Allman with Derrick and the Dominos AKA Cream(Eric Clapton et al) with Duane Allman and Steve Winwood.Crazy good times.That was definately "happening" there.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/24/11 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
Derrick and the Dominos AKA Cream(Eric Clapton et al)

Layla - now that's what I'm talkin' about.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/25/11 12:56 PM

Layla. Good choice Harvey
So I researched my own comments and I was wrong about the make up of Derek and the Dominos. I said Cream plus Duane Allman and Steve Winwood but it was actually Blind Faith that was Cream plus Steve Winwood.
Derek and The Dominos was Clapton with the bass and drummer from Delaney, Bonnie and friends, and Duane Allman. FWIW."It has been a long strange trip". Oh so long ago 41 years.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_and_the_Dominos
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 05:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: Rod
Derrick and the Dominos AKA Cream(Eric Clapton et al)

Layla - now that's what I'm talkin' about.


This thread has come unplugged. Back to the salt mines - or is the new pic too hard for you?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 01:48 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This thread has come unplugged.

No, Rod and I just enjoyed a musical interlude

lady's pajama clue
silk, Japan or China?

lake itself clue
lake has inflow at top, outflow at bottom = fresh water

Yosemite falls clue
agricultural flat land = this is below waterfall
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 02:01 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This thread has come unplugged.

Best album ever.



lady's pajama clue
French lady's sexy pajamas.

lake itself clue
Not currently fresh water.

Yosemite falls clue
Waterfalls are mostly, but not always where you expect to find them.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 02:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
This thread has come unplugged.

No, Rod and I just enjoyed a musical interlude

Great music, too.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Great music, too.


I KNEW someone would take it wrong.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/26/11 08:18 PM

It was a nice music interlude Harvey. We even dragged wagga into it.And yes Clapton Uplugged is one of the best albums ever.
AlanK got the Allman Bros.topic introduced.I just ran with it.Ok back to the previously recorded program.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 06:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Rod
AlanK got the Allman Bros.topic introduced.I just ran with it.Ok back to the previously recorded program.

Yeah, but it was an indirect to a marriage to a Fresno High dropout. You reminded us of the great Duane Allman and Dickey Betts. Thank you!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga

lady's pajama clue
French lady's sexy pajamas.

lake itself clue
Not currently fresh water.

Yosemite falls clue
Waterfalls are mostly, but not always where you expect to find them.


yeah, but a lot of fresh water is coming through that state right now.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 03:59 PM

I think you have the state, you need to go back about 30 years.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This thread has come unplugged. Back to the salt mines - or is the new pic too hard for you?

I know, but I did not realize this was a clue, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 04:17 PM

Way to go, Harvey.

November 20, 1980

Does this mean that we've got to go back to the... diamond crystal?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 04:28 PM

We have a winner!



Who would believe a 150' waterfall in Lousiana?

And here is the wiki.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 05:46 PM

The question to the Jeopardy answer is "How do you drain a freshwater lake like a bath tub and turn it into a salt water lake?"
That was fascinating. Thanks wagga.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
The question to the Jeopardy answer is "How do you drain a freshwater lake like a bath tub and turn it into a salt water lake?"
That was fascinating. Thanks wagga.

IMHO, that was the best "what in the world happened here?" yet.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/27/11 10:53 PM

Lake Peigneur sinkhole disaster: Incredible!

Watched the full 10-minute video, awe struck. And then at 7:35 into the video, there is that clip from Kelvin K Wu, obviously an Asian fellow, but with a completely southern drawl. Never heard that before, either!

I agree with Alan, best puzzle yet.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 01:40 AM

at first I wasted time on the negligee clue. the eventual name of Lake Peigneur was forgotten by me and I do not know French, and especially the very obscure french word
pei·gnoir
: a woman's loose negligee or dressing gown

Most important was Wagga's clue that the lake was no longer a fresh water lake. I first imagined the lake was meriometic. Nope.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meromictic_lake
Then I considered maybe it was a polder.. Nope.

What's left - it went dry? How could a lake drain, and have anything to do with an unusually-located "waterfall"? Could it drain straight down? But it did not look like a lake sitting in a crater. What's left? This led me back to how does a lake drain weirdly in France, French colony... no. How about a state? Ta-da, must be Na'leans. The overlooked salt mine clue resurrected itself at this point.

The clues in the pictures are all there. The Wagga tips are all there (I grudgingly acknowledge!) Just have to recognize them. Thanks
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 03:20 AM

I believe y'all missed the "unplugged" clue...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 06:40 AM

I got distracted early on by Lake Neglige, MN. No salt, though. Among other deficiencies.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 06:47 AM

Lake Neglige is adjacent to the following:

Solitude, Vera, Trader, Explorer, Bedford, Snatch & Missionary.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 06:55 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Lake Neglige is adjacent to the following:

Solitude, Vera, Trader, Explorer, Bedford, Snatch & Missionary.

That's a lot of distractions.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/28/11 07:02 AM

Picture, or it didn't happen.

Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 01:56 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXIX:



Mick Jagger was not actually there.

I moved this to the original thread.
PS send a PM & I'll send the magic incantation for the title.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 04:23 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXIX:

Gimme shelter?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 04:57 PM

That Packer's not having company for dinner, is he?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 05:42 PM

I am coming to the Sierras at the end of July, but is there a pass I need to avoid?
Posted by: dbd

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 07:40 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
That Packer's not having company for dinner, is he?


Serving mankind since 1873?

Dale B. Dalrymple
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/29/11 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: dbd
Originally Posted By: saltydog
That Packer's not having company for dinner, is he?


Serving mankind since 1873?

That's way more than enough clues for even the slowest among us. But thank you, Dale, for hinting at a great Twilight Zone episode.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 02:45 AM

My post was not a clue: just a guess. Could be way out of range.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
My post was not a clue: just a guess. Could be way out of range.

maybe there were shivers in your bones just thinking about it

In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he's brave and bold
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 06:38 AM

I led a Sierra Club National Outing in 2000. One of the packers members was descended from Donner Party survivors. So we bandied about some slow backpacker recipes.

Google "Mick Jagger Donner Party" (with the quotes).
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 06:47 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Google "Mick Jagger Donner Party" (with the quotes).

Originally Posted By: Google
No results found for "Mick Jagger Donner Party"
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 07:00 AM

well, there was a movie. Meanwhile, here is the rest of the ballad

In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he's brave and bold

Oh xxxxxx xxxxxx
You'll surely go to hell
While all the others starved to death
You dined a bit too well



now back to preparing my car for the rally next week. These little computer breaks give me a chance to rest my bones
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 08:40 AM

I'm guilty of giving out an inadvertent red herring:

"One of the packers was descended from Donner Party survivors"

...was not a clue. At all, at all.

Just telling a little story. But the ballad was great.

Retry the Google search with xxxxxx xxxxxx instead of Donner Party.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 08:49 AM

I fixed the red herring post. Come to think of it, "member" is not such a good word choice, either.
Posted by: CMC2

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 09:34 AM

Go to the Univ.of Colorado Boulder to the cafeteria grill where the slogan is: Have a friend for Lunch

Be sure you spell the lst name correctly for the bonus points, although both spellings are accepted around here.
Posted by: CMC2

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 09:44 AM

For our family there is an interesting story about the Donner Party. My wifes ancestors were with the Donner Party up to the fork in the trail where the Southern route went to Calif. and the Northern Route went to Oregon. Her relatives went North lugging a Seth Thomas Mantel Clock which is in perfect working condition and over our fireplace. It is at least 165 yrs old, probably more as they owned it a few years prior to traveling West. Has some cosmetic blemishes but still a source of pride with us.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 10:43 AM

Either spelling, the search still comes up nil for me
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: CMC2
Go to the Univ.of Colorado Boulder to the cafeteria grill where the slogan is: Have a friend for Lunch

Be sure you spell the lst name correctly for the bonus points, although both spellings are accepted around here.

Correctly? The Wikipedia article on our man lists says he was born with the "re" spelling but lists the "er" spelling in quotes.

The collegiate culture note is entertaining. From the same Wiki article:
Quote:
In 1968, students at the University of Colorado at Boulder named their new cafeteria grill the "XXXXXX X. XXXXXX Memorial Grill" with the slogan "Have a friend for lunch!" Today students can enjoy the meat-filled "El Canibal" underneath a giant wall map outlining his travels through Colorado.

Also:
Quote:
An urban legend has it that the Department of Agriculture's cafeteria was officially named for XXXXXX. While untrue, the legend has some factual basis. Secretary of Agriculture Bob Bergland attempted to terminate a contract for cafeteria food service, but was prevented by the General Services Administration (GSA). To embarrass the GSA, Bergland and his employees convened a press conference on 10 August 1977 to unveil a plaque naming the executive cafeteria "The XXXXXX XXXXXX Memorial Grill," announcing that XXXXXX's life exemplified the spirit and fare of the cafeteria and would "serve all mankind." It was covered on ABC-TV Evening News Vanderbilt Television News Archive that night by reporter Barbara Walters. The stratagem was successful and the contracts were terminated soon thereafter. In magnanimous victory, Bergland yielded to bureaucratic objection that the plaque lacked official GSA authorization, and removed it. Members of the National Press Club, ever happy to seize memorabilia, today display it on the wall of The Reliable Source, a members-only bar. It doubles as a memorial to the late Stanley Weston (1931-84), a man who worked at the USDA. The Press Club's hamburger is called the "XXXXXX XXXXXX Burger."

Wiki does not mention Mick. I am not getting Google searches with Mick and our man in quotes to turn up any results. Perhaps Google is playing with my head.

As far as this puzzle goes, was saltydog correct?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 10:52 AM

Nobody is even remotely close. But the guesses are very entertaining. And my Donner descendent comment was misleading, (subconsciously?) - but pre-coffee.

PS: I tend to pronounce words ending in "a" as "er" and vice-verser. Hence "Donna Pass" & "Donner" ex-wife.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Either spelling, the search still comes up nil for me


Oh.

That was the point.

Doh!
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 11:19 AM

OK, I get the modern reference to the unfortunate but highly entertaining Joshua tree incident, but the illustration appears to be about 100 years earlier. How about another Ounce, or perhaps a Gram, of a clue?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 11:31 AM

the er and re reversals could be in either the first or last name

xxxxxxx xxxxxx was in a party of 21 men
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 11:38 AM

I was aware of the incident, but no reference was intended.

Reading this, I was reminded that ex-wife "Donner" played with Chris Hillman, and once had Emmylou sit in on her band.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 11:42 AM

What? A completely different reference to Mick Jagger, mysterious transportation of corpses, and horses? Quelle coincidence!!
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 12:14 PM

There is a memorial, of course, and, later on, a hanging.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 12:29 PM

picnic table in background is ironic if this is same quiz.

xxxxxx-xxxxxx was sentenced but never hung

either my xxxxxx-xxxxxx is right ,or I (and Alan) are playing a huge coincidence of facts
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 12:55 PM

Same puzzle, close to the same place, & everybody is out by miles and miles. The guesses though, have been coincidental, entertaining and instructional. And, contrary to speculation, they are not waiting for a helicopter. Also, nobody was eaten! Now you have a hat-full of clues.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 01:50 PM

Then I owe an apology for being so "sure" and leading others astray

the coincidences are spooky

http://www.sangres.com/history/alferdpacker.htm

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/history/alfred_packer/index.html

there was even a musical by the South Park guy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibal!_The_Musical

and as Alan listed, snack bars.


When this one is finally done, I would like to request permission to 'get even' with a quiz of my own!
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 02:11 PM

No permission required. I like to play, too.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 02:20 PM

I hope "hat-full" was not another red herring, because its either a Mountie or a Ranger. Possibly US Army
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 02:47 PM

Neither a Mountie nor a Ranger, though there may have been a California connection. Not unlike BCATSK.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 03:12 PM

Just thinking - there should be a "Ferdie" award in business, for Best Management Of A Limited Resource Environment.

The statuette could look like this, with a bite taken out of it.



This is not a new puzzle!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The statuette could look like this, with a bite taken out of it.


but there is already - the fifth toe is gone
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/30/11 05:31 PM

Did anybody notice this?

Best I can tell, they started this in April.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 06:41 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Did anybody notice this?

Best I can tell, they started this in April.

Very interesting. The downside is that we lose originality points here for tapping any material from the Great Patriotic War.
Posted by: quillansculpture

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 10:53 AM

Looks like a VFW symbol at the top of the bronze plaque...???...???
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 02:49 PM

OK, so here's what we (may) have so far. Our hero (in the campaign hat) retrieves two bodies from their cabin, lashing them to his own horse and walking them out. The two corpses were presumably the two guys in the ghost images in the background, implying that they rode together for a while. Their hats could also be campaign-style, although not as certainly as our hero's hat. SO it looks like all three may have ridden together at some point.

Wagga says the hat is not Mountie or Ranger, but did not say it is not US Army, which I also suggested, so let's assume that's what it is. The saddle also suggests military, not a Western/stock saddle. This is further suggested by q's ID of the VFW insignia.

SO we have three Army vets, either Spanish American War or WWI, or Villa campaign, cavalry probably . Could be as far back as war w/Mexico, although the possible Montana crease in the hat suggests not. So its early 1900s, but maybe as far back as 1850.

One alive, maybe returning to the camp where all three hung out, (Hunters, trappers, prospectors?) or maybe going to look for his buddies. In any event, he finds them dead. Murdered, no doubt, since there is a hanging involved later. Returns the bodies to civilization, for decent burials no doubt. Then goes after the killer.

Sounds like FRB or one of his buddies, BP or the other guy, whose initials are too famous to mention,, but I can't find anything in his or their bios to match up with it. FRB retired to California, Three Rivers, in fact, but I think it was a vacation to SF in BCATSK.

ANy of this ring bells with anyone? I'm stumped.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 03:15 PM

Sorry, I missed on ruling out US Army. Not by a long way.
Not a VFW insignia, though the first letter is the same.
The ghost guys are not ghost guys - newspaper reporting?



Quote from our man in Colorado:

He proved to have $133 in his pocket and he admitted that he had taken it. "The man was no longer going to need it, so why not?"

And our UNSUB:

Asked later why he stole the watch, he replied, "What's the use of a watch to a dead man?"
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 04:19 PM

I was about to throw in the towel on this one, but I think I need to think Aussie? If so, Bob's your uncle.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 04:27 PM

You know, I came across NK a couple of pages ago, and dismissed him cause I couldn't match any of his bio with this illustration either. Still can't for that matter. NK went 3 for four that day, and I make out two bodies in the illustration.

SO, what ties this picture to the Perennial Stream of the Fibrous Phloem?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 05:10 PM

Salty is our winner!

Here is the wiki.

Google Mick Jagger movies - on imdb you will find he starred in 10 or 12. Then it's easy.

And I planned to post this movie clip if no-one got it by tonight... (ignore the nonsense tacked onto the end)



Here is the California connection:

"In late March 1879 Ned's sisters Kate and Margaret approached the captain of the Victoria Cross, then docked in Melbourne, and enquired as to how much he would charge to take four or five gentlemen friends to California if they boarded in Queenscliff..."

Just like BCATSK, but in the opposite direction.

At the shootout in Glenrowan, the Kellys were wearing home-made armor. Almost 100 pounds each.



The senior Constable said "Look out, boys, it's the bunyip. He's bullet-proof!"

That was a long debrief. Harvey, take revenge. And I did enjoy the detours.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 05:16 PM

hey - I'll take credit for the "Aussie" comment, not that we are keeping score.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 05:26 PM

Man you guys leave me in the dust on these.I sure enjoy them though but I wish I could play along better rather than waiting for the wiki to finally "get it" Good job keep them coming wagga.At least I am stretching my grey matter and firing some synapses that haven't transmitted in a while.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 05:39 PM

Rod, nothing to stop you posting.

When we first started, there were 5 members posting and an average of 10 views per post. The view ratio is going on 50 now, so I suspect we have a lot of lurkers.

Anybody, do feel free to join in - worst that can happen is that we solve your masterpiece.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 05:50 PM

I still have no idea how the original illustration relates to the shootout at Stringybark.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 06:06 PM

Yeah, this one depended more on the clues - but it was an interesting journey. My next posts will be more faithful to the geography.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 08:32 PM

So where did the drawing come from?
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XXIX:



Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXIX ( 29 ) - 05/31/11 08:58 PM

Here. Lots of interesting stuff.

I chose the drawing because the old photos were really small & fuzzy, and the newer photos didn't offer any clues.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/01/11 04:28 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XXX (30):

First uniquely identify the city, then look for a theatre. Mick Jagger performed there. XXX is actually a clue.

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/15/11 09:58 AM

OK, It's clear we need some clues.
You could look for a pub that used to be here for a tot 'n ham sandwich. Keep a wary eye out for beer.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/15/11 05:36 PM

let's get this one over with

I live in the Old Dominion but Mick must have played at this particular Dominion in..........

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/15/11 07:49 PM

City might be Boston. Looks like the Old North church in the upper right.Could be Boson Gardens I am sure Mick has played there.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/16/11 03:07 AM

Rod, think globally like all the college presidents tell graduating classes ad nauseum.

the Waggamaster threw out at least two clues including that symbol of "Mind the Gap"-land. Boston's is a clunker in comparison.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/16/11 05:07 PM

I wrote up a clue early this morning, but I guess I forgot to submit it.

Keep a sharp lookout for beer, and don't go down into cellars. And maybe carry a bucket?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 02:36 AM

Tottenham Court Rd Station gets me to Dominion Theatre
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I wrote up a clue early this morning, but I guess I forgot to submit it.

Keep a sharp lookout for beer, and don't go down into cellars. And maybe carry a bucket?


Pail ale?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 03:41 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Pail ale?

That's a good one!

You could employ a specialist to carry the bucket. But it's not the kind, it's the quantity that matters.

The event has it's roots in 19th. century engineering calculations and materials technology - or "yeah, that looks strong enough".

And if it weren't for the fact that a few people were killed, it would be humorous.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 04:32 AM

non-radioactive tsunami of more than a million pints
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 06:45 AM

We have a winner! Tell us how you figured it out.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 06:55 AM

clue
really big clues tot 'n ham sandwich + London Underground symbol = look up Tottenham station with Google maps. Mick Jagger clue is Dominion Theatre also in the picture.

Tottenham with beer "events" gets you to 1814

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/lifestyle/beer/4257219/Porter-carries-on-through-ages

Many thanks to Waggoogling

now if I can find out how to remove all names from maps, I'll post one when I get back from a weekend away
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 08:20 AM

I guess I lack the world knowledge to play. I will keep plunking at it though.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 10:40 AM

Keep plunking and, just er, um, massage and manipulate those clues! smile
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 10:50 AM

This is what really happened. Stories of alcohol poisoning by brave souls who tried to stop the flood by drinking it just aren't true.

Just as an aside, check out this sat view. Compare to my picture. Shadows appear to be the same, and traffic looks exactly alike. Where did the crane go?

Even with modern materials and engineering simulations, things break. Would you live downstream from the Three Gorges Dam?
Posted by: lynn-a-roo

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXX ( 30 ) - 06/17/11 02:20 PM

Looks like Cinncinati, Ohio to me.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/17/11 04:06 PM

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.




Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/17/11 07:49 PM

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.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 01:53 AM

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.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 03:57 AM

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.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 06:17 AM

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
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 07:03 AM

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.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 08:18 AM

I have been traveling and my participation in this thread has been slower than molasses in January.

MCMXIX
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 08:27 AM

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
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 09:13 AM

wagga seems to know about tsunamis involving a much wider variety of liquids than I had previously imagined.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 09:47 AM

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.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/18/11 11:26 AM

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).
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/18/11 03:26 PM

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.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 06:54 PM

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
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/18/11 07:06 PM

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.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/18/11 07:26 PM

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
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/19/11 02:45 AM

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!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXI ( 31 ) - 06/19/11 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
God, please let this woman run for President!


This your candidate instead?

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/19/11 01:39 PM

I don't have a clue as to this one, but I'll hazard a guess - You can't see Russia from there.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/19/11 02:08 PM

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.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/19/11 02:57 PM

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
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/19/11 03:15 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII (33):


more history




Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/19/11 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
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).


dam ice ?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/19/11 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
dam ice ?

Ice, but not alcohol, was involved. A lot of ice.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/20/11 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
dam ice ?

Ice, but not alcohol, was involved. A lot of ice.


actually, undammed ice
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 03:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
actually, undammed ice

You and saltydog appear to be on to #32. Anyone else? No one has spilled much about where it is so far.

Regarding #33, any clues on that scenic coastal area?
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 03:36 PM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx9SD6-a_GY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjT71N4PGM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ioHuJOm3I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsvaFxkXrbg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNGLU_VsePg
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
actually, undammed ice

You and saltydog appear to be on to #32.


channeled scablands
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/21/11 04:37 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Regarding #33, any clues on that scenic coastal area?


The Captain was there


Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/21/11 04:44 PM

Well, lessee recent history? Tornado hit the Triangle Town , but more anciently, the good captain almost went the way of the Croc Hunter. See those J24's in the satellite shot? I think that's the Saltydog at the helm of the lead yacht. Not exactly "coast". But definitely shore. Western.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 05:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
channeled scablands

Can't argue with that.

Bretz's Flood. And the biggest waterfall in the history of the planet. Portland under 400 feet of water (although before Portland existed as a city, of course).

My son is spending his summer at the Pacific Northwest National Lab. I told him to listen for rushing water.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 05:56 PM

since it is probably a pain in the butt to click on each of my links, they are...in order:

"Columbia" by Oasis
"Take me to the RIVER", Talking Heads version
Three Gorges Dam video
Movie trailer for the movie "Ice Age"
"Flood" by Jars of Clay
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
since it is probably a pain in the butt to click on each of my links, they are...in order:

"Columbia" by Oasis
"Take me to the RIVER", Talking Heads version
Three Gorges Dam video
Movie trailer for the movie "Ice Age"
"Flood" by Jars of Clay

I actually clicked on them and should have remembered, when I was posting later, to note that you got the thing. And that was an interesting way of saying it. cool
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/21/11 06:33 PM


What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII (33) (not 32)

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Well, lessee recent history? Tornado hit the Triangle Town , but more anciently, the good captain almost went the way of the Croc Hunter. See those J24's in the sattelite shot? I think that's the Saltydog at the helm of the lead yacht. Not exactly "coast". But definitely shore. Western.


Too easy a quiz for the old salt!

May as well load up on many more clues for others.

The Captain would not have come by J24 but by shallop.
Greenery in the first picture might be Jimson Weed.
The Captain could have warned Steve Irwin.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/21/11 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
The Captain would not have come by J24 but by shallop.
Greenery in the first picture might be Jimson Weed.
The Captain could have warned Steve Irwin.

I always thought that (captain's) name was an obvious alias.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/21/11 10:56 PM

Maybe the final post on "32":

If I recall correctly, that Ice Age cartoon movie had an ice dam break catastrophe. I wonder where they came up with that idea? Ironic.

More interesting info: Iceland's recent 'mega-flood', The November 1996 jökulhlaup

Closer to home, ice age megafloods affected Lake Tahoe, flowing out through the Truckee River over the Reno-Sparks area. Evidence has shown Lake Tahoe rose between 90 and 600 feet at various times due to glacial dams.

And yet closer, although I can't find a reference, I was told by a friend once of an ice dam break on the south fork of the Kaweah River near Three Rivers that uprooted giant sequoias and washed them miles downstream.
Posted by: Steve C

WITWHH? IC ( 99 ) - 06/21/11 11:23 PM

Awright youse guys, listen up! Y'all can do better keeping track of which WITWHH yer writin' 'bout.

Whenever you post a reply, observe the "Subject" of the reply. You have the power to change the text in the subject line, just like you can post anything you want. ...just like I have on this post.

...or easier: If you "Reply" to any post with the desired subject title, then that title will be propagated.

Unnerstand?

Thanks -- I had to get this off my chest. (Maybe I won't have to go in and try to straighten things out so often.)

...And the first person replying to THIS post without fixing the subject line gets an "F" for the day! grin

Edit: OMG, Wagga! I give up. mad
Posted by: wagga

WITWHH 100000 - 06/22/11 05:12 AM

Googling "donnelly ridge flood visalia" gets you this from the waggapedia.
Posted by: + @ti2d

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXII ( 32 ) - 06/22/11 05:32 AM

Ah, look at the large boulders at Lone Pine Camp.

Definitely a jokulhlaup created the canyon from the Meysan Lakes area and brought down those long boulders with it on slabs of ice and debris.

After that cataclysm, the waters continued to flow explaining the sedimentary formation of smoothed rocks near Lone Pine Creek close to town.

Take a gander next time when in town.
Posted by: wagga

Re: WITWHH 100000 - 06/22/11 05:34 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV (0.5074626):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: WITWHH 100000 - 06/22/11 06:03 AM

Looks like a bridge. Probably across from a first-rate university but named for a second-rate one.

364.4 * ORS +/- an ear

P.S. I see the connection between 100000 and XXXII more clearly than XXXIV.
Posted by: wagga

Re: WITWHH 100000 - 06/22/11 06:58 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Looks like a bridge. Probably across from a first-rate university but named for a second-rate one.

364.4 * ORS +/- an ear

P.S. I see the connection between 100000 and XXXII more clearly than XXXIV.

AlanK - that's a smooth answer.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: WITWHH 100000 - 06/22/11 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Looks like a bridge. Probably across from a first-rate university but named for a second-rate one.

364.4 * ORS +/- an ear

P.S. I see the connection between 100000 and XXXII more clearly than XXXIV.

AlanK - that's a smooth answer.

cool
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I always thought that (captain's) name was an obvious alias.


What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII (33)

alias or not, what they claimed then made Mt Whitney part of Virginia
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
I always thought that (captain's) name was an obvious alias.


What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII (33)

alias or not, what they claimed then made Mt Whitney part of Virginia

OK, I'll admit that is is the real name of a famous guy. I never knew that he had an Irwin-type incident. Ouch!

Mt. Whitney? LCC-20 came out of Virginia near there. Or are we talking about that tall spot in CA?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 01:37 PM

This Mount Whitney is usually found near sea level.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This Mount Whitney is usually found near sea level.


Born in VA.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
I always thought that (captain's) name was an obvious alias.


What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII (33)

alias or not, what they claimed then made Mt Whitney part of Virginia

OK, I'll admit that is is the real name of a famous guy. I never knew that he had an Irwin-type incident. Ouch!

Mt. Whitney? LCC-20 came out of Virginia near there. Or are we talking about that tall spot in CA?


Saltydog definitely has the known nautical knowledge of location and what happened, Alan, too, I think.


In 1607, Christopher Newport sailed into Chesapeake Bay, entering Hampton Roads. Upstream on the James River past the future cities of Newport News and Norfolk, they founded the the small settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.(clue: Jimson weed is a corruption of Jamestown) John Smith was one of the leaders, and explored by foot and by shallop. Northward were other rivers on the western side of Chesapeake Bay (clue: note saltydogs west but not coast) ; the York , Piankatank, Rappahannock, and Potomac. The WITWHH 33 picture shows the mouth of the Piankatank River with skinny Stove Point aiming south, Fishing Bay west of it (and marina apparently known to Saltydog) , and Stingray Point aiming east. The town of Deltaville (Saltydog's triangle) is there and recently in 2011 suffered a F2 tornado.

When Captain John Smith was there, he famously (to Virginia schoolchildren ) suffered a stingray injury, hence the name. Neither the stingray nor the wound were as large as the one the Aussie crocodile hunter Steve Irwin mortally suffered.

EXTRA CREDIT: Land claimed in 1609 for England - 200 miles north and 200 miles south of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and westward all the way to the Pacific. This includes Mt Whitney.

http://www.virginiaplaces.org/boundaries/charters.html
it says
Two years after Jamestown was established and after John Smith had determined the extent of the Chesapeake Bay, King James I adjusted the Virginia Company's grant when he issued a Second Charter. While the 1606 First Charter had limited the London Company's rights to just the land within a 100-by-100 mile square (plus islands within 100 miles offshore from the initial settlement), the 1609 Second Charter granted rights to massive amounts of land stretching all the way across North America from Jamestown to the Pacific Ocean:
"we do also of our special Grace... give, grant and confirm, unto the said Treasurer and Company, and their Successors... all those Lands, Countries, and Territories, situate, lying, and being in that Part of America, called Virginia, from the Point of Land,from the pointe of lande called Cape or Pointe Comfort all alonge the seacoste to the northward two hundred miles and from the said pointe of Cape Comfort all alonge the sea coast to the southward twoe hundred miles; and all that space and circuit of lande lieinge from the sea coaste of the precinct aforesaid upp unto the lande, throughoute, from sea to sea, west and northwest; and also all the island beinge within one hundred miles alonge the coaste of bothe seas of the precincte aforesaid."
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
This Mount Whitney is usually found near sea level.


Born in VA.


Built at NNSDDC - Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock,Co
(named after Christopher Newport of aforementioned Jamestown fame)

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/01/0120.htm
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIII ( 33 ) - 06/22/11 04:11 PM

Number 33 had a lot of great history, a wealth of interesting clues (from Harvey) and comments (from saltygdog). Plus two Mount Whitneys. That land claim by Capt. Smith was pretty grandiose.

Good fun all around.

Don't forget about #34 and the smooth walkway.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? Summary - 06/22/11 06:20 PM

I have been updating the Summary.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/23/11 05:22 PM

I suppose we all need some clues on #34, the smooth walkway edition.

Percussive physics and a Nobel were involved, but at a remove.
The eponymous participant received an early start on setting standards.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/26/11 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I suppose we all need some clues on #34, the smooth walkway edition.

Percussive physics and a Nobel were involved, but at a remove.
The eponymous participant received an early start on setting standards.

Maybe the focus on the walkway is misleading people. The road associated with that bridge could be characterized as massive.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/26/11 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK

Maybe the focus on the walkway is misleading people. The road associated with that bridge could be characterized as massive.

Is this the "bridge to nowhere"?

I have no idea. Lost on this one
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/26/11 06:01 PM

I was working on posting another clue, & left the computer for a while. When I came back the edit box was filled with lots of random characters. Turns out my 16-lb cat was smootching the keyboard, then took a nap on it. So I lost the clue. I guess it's moot now, anyway.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/26/11 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

Is this the "bridge to nowhere"?

I am not sure of the protocol here -- I have already provided a clue for an entry belonging to someone else. But I can't possibly resist. I went to school in Pasadena, CA and I am grinning from ear to ear when I give an enthusiastic "yes" in answer to that question.

Added note: I didn't see wagga's post. I agree that it's been moot all along.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 06:20 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Added note: I didn't see wagga's post. I agree that it's been moot all along.


no one else seems to be interested, and I am lost. Here is the Moot Bridge
Moot Bridge


Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 06:49 AM

To my mind, the speed with which several people jumped on #31 made it seem as if this one would provoke the same reaction.

The Moot Bridge is beautiful but misleading. Wrong side of the pond.

For our #34, I would say (1) The walkway is smooth. (2) The roadway is massive. (3) I would not give an alpha or bravo to the water quality. I would give that dirty water a charlie.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 07:29 AM

Harvey I have been intersted but clueless even with the cryptic clues.I just don't have enough knowledge in the areas of these puzzles to play along.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 08:19 AM

Subject: Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV

Rod, I may be picking up the scent

clue: #31 gets me to Boston
clue: massive bridge clue gets me to Mass turnpike, maybe
clue: college insults must be Harvard vs MIT stuff
clue: charlie must be Charles River ( with dirty water)

did someone famous jump off the bridge? which one?

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 08:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Subject: Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV

Rod, I may be picking up the scent

clue: #31 gets me to Boston
clue: massive bridge clue gets me to Mass turnpike, maybe
clue: college insults must be Harvard vs MIT stuff
clue: charlie must be Charles River ( with dirty water)

did someone famous jump off the bridge? which one?

It is the Harvard Bridge, which carries Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave) over the Charles River between Cambridge (specifically, MIT) and Boston.

Oliver R. Smoot (a cousin of the recent Nobel Laureate) was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity (MIT, class of 1962). He was used as a unit of measure for measuring the length of the Harvard Bridge (frat activity). The length of the bridge is 364.4 smoots +/- an ear (usually quoted as "plus an ear").



MIT students of my acquaintance consider the bridge to be inferior engineering and are happy to have it named after Harvard, which is down the street and considered by them to be a second-rate university.

Oliver R. Smoot
Smoot (unit of measure)
Harvard Bridge
George Smoot (Nobel Laureate)

This is my favorite WITWHH so far because I instantly recognized the place in an obscure photo, although only because I have run across those Smoot markings on a few occasions. I did not attend MIT (or the place down the street), but "some of my best friends are..."

The straight dope on MIT
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 09:11 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
MIT students of my acquaintance consider the bridge to be inferior engineering and are happy to have it named after Harvard, which is down the street and considered by them to be a second-rate university.


That fits...I heard grade inflation was rampant there.

Thanks. (PS: I could not get the last link to open.)
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 09:27 AM

Next clue would have been:

Donald Knuth's "Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures", Douglas Adam's "Sheppey" and Isaac Asimov's milliHelen.

All found here.

I thought it very special that Smoot eventually led the ANSI and then ISO organizations.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 10:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
PS: I could not get the last link to open.

The link is to a pdf file of what is allegedly an issue of The Tech ("MIT's Oldest and Largest Newspaper") that is completely devoted to the subject of the headline "MIT Sold." Some say it was a prank.

Originally Posted By: wagga
I thought it very special that Smoot eventually led the ANSI and then ISO organizations.

I like to think that the bridge measurement made his entire career.
Posted by: lynn-a-roo

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 11:18 AM

Absolutely Amazing, Wagga started this thread on March 31, 2011 (not even three months ago) and it already has nearly half the posts of the Silly Joke Thread. I think this thread was born out of, and is an off-shoot of the puzzle thread which a GIRL started. Not that gender matters, but I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle. Maybe that's why they like women so much, I hear we can be puzzling to men.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 11:53 AM

By the way, 34/67 := 0.5074626;

I have a stumper to post tonight, if nobody else posts one.

Anybody for XXXV?

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

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? XXXV (35):{/color}{/b}{/font}

Then copy & paste. This way you get the color right & the Roman numerals have pretty serifs.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 01:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory


"Because I am here" - John Harlin
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 01:14 PM

See I definately got the College rival clue but I was thining Left Coast Cal vs Stanford.Good job Harvey.Thanks for breaking it down for me.
I have got to read the info in the clues better. I didn't get Massachusetts from the massive road clue.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
I find it interesting that so many guys love a puzzle.


"Because it is there" - George Mallory


"Because I am here" - John Harlin


Peter, we may get started on quotes! here is my favorite

In some ways, going to the mountains is incomprehensible to many people and inexplicable by those who go. The reasons are difficult to unearth and only with those who are similarly drawn is there no need to try to explain.

Joe Tasker, Savage Arena page 260
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 01:35 PM

Kind of like preaching to the choir Harvey?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 01:58 PM

exactly, Rod.

here's some religiosity

No sport that I know of has spawned a literature as introspective, as probing, or ultimately as religious as mountaineering.
Robert Leonard Reid, The Great Blue Dream, page 15

sorry, Wagga, maybe I should start a separate quote quiz - someone names a topic, I provide a quote
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIV - 06/27/11 02:01 PM

It looks like this
What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI (36):

Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/27/11 02:19 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXV (35):

I'm putting this one up now, because I just discovered that the event began exactly 100 years ago.

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a Heaven for?" - R. Browning, Andrea del Sarto.

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/27/11 04:42 PM

Kind of looks like Alaska.Grasping at straws here.
http://geology.com/novarupta/
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/27/11 04:53 PM

almost looks like, um, katapillar tracks

at about the 6:30 o'clock position at the base of the peak
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/27/11 06:03 PM

Harvey, scale included at bottom left...

Rod, there is a volcano in view, but it's not relevant to the event.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 06:51 AM

katapillar was my alluding to Katmai. Not involved?

another idea- Al Gore's hot air causing the ice to melt
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 11:41 AM

I am thinking of a place pretty far from Alaska. I may go to the local dress for less place, get some winter clothes, and head down for a visit. The site I have in mind was discovered 70 years before 1911, which was a big year in the history of pole vaulting.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 12:10 PM

I might know about sports-type pole vaulting since my older son was State champion (twice). But it is not that.

Pole and 1911 surely must refer to the time the skillful, practical, and knowledgeable Amundsen beat the crap out of the bumbling, undeserving-of-hero-status Scott by getting to the South Pole AND returning. Are we getting, um, warm?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 12:10 PM

Need to get colder to get warm. The previous winter, to be exact. Looks like a bad trip. A real Terror. I think somebody felt rooked. A lot of trouble for a quarter-dozen. Probably should have left this trip plan on on the Shelf. If Cherry and Birdie and Bill had only known that ontogeny does not actually recapitulate phylogeny, they might not have had to learn the hard way whether phenomenology recapitulates deontology.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 12:30 PM

OK, who called this meeting? It's winter for God's sake.

The Jessica thread has 421 posts. This is number 420 in this thread.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 01:33 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Need to get colder to get warm. The previous winter, to be exact. Looks like a bad trip. A real Terror. I think somebody felt rooked. A lot of trouble for a quarter-dozen. Probably should have left this trip plan on on the Shelf. If Cherry and Birdie and Bill had only known that ontogeny does not actually recapitulate phylogeny, they might not have had to learn the hard way whether phenomenology recapitulates deontology.


Terra Nova was the ship that got them there.

Cape Crozier?

Three penguin eggs made it back to England.

my favorite polar book, that compares ( no comparison actually) Amundsen versus Scott is Roland Huntsford's
The Last Place on Earth.
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Place-Earth-Roland-Huntford/dp/0349113955
Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/28/11 01:49 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI (36):



39 + 65 + 68 + 70 to which we can add 64 + 67 + 69
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV - 06/28/11 01:58 PM

The Worst Journey in the World.

Here is the entire book. Try the first 4 HTML downloads. Can anybody recommend a good ePub reader?

More here.



Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/28/11 04:19 PM


What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI (36)

looks like ferry docks on mainland and SE end of island.

numbers could be floods, earthquakes, wars, Acts of God and ungods, or other. Adds up to 442, but I do not see an Olds 442 on the road.

The smaller island at the bottom where the road goes through looks like it has been excavated or perhaps has those hillside water catch-basins like you see in the Caribbean.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/28/11 04:25 PM


What In The World Happened Here? XXXVII (37):


The pole vaulting mentioned earlier leads me to add another quiz in that direction. I realize that number 36 was just started, but the reason for numbering was to prevent confusion amongst multiple overlapping quizes. Plus, pole vaulting is big deal at our house and I must strike while the iron is hot (that is not a clue).

So for #37 where, when, who, and who else was there?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/28/11 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI (36)

looks like ferry docks on mainland and SE end of island.

numbers could be floods, earthquakes, wars, Acts of God and ungods, or other. Adds up to 442, but I do not see an Olds 442 on the road.

The smaller island at the bottom where the road goes through looks like it has been excavated or perhaps has those hillside water catch-basins like you see in the Caribbean.

What comment would Sherlock Holmes make in a case like this?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/28/11 06:27 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
What comment would Sherlock Holmes make in a case like this?

Elementary

but 39 65 68 70 and 64 67 69
is
Y TB ER YB and GD HO TM

Unscramble?

Tonight I just made my reservation with Whitney Shuttle service for August pickup after descent. My 20th trip to Sierras.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/28/11 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What comment would Sherlock Holmes make in a case like this?

Elementary

but 39 65 68 70 and 64 67 69
is
Y TB ER YB and GD HO TM

Unscramble?

I knew I was running the risk of not being to refer to An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer.

Y, Tb, Er, Yb, Gd, Ho, and Tm have something in common.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 01:21 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I knew I was running the risk of not being to refer to An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer.

No way I could say or sing the elements that fast
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 04:32 AM

Tough to come up with a cryptic answer for this one, but I'll try:

Its a pretty rare spot on the earth, but the Village of 39 on the island that sounds like prayer beads is indeed elemental. The rest are considered hidden by the Greek, although the village showed its mettle.

How's that?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 05:57 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Tough to come up with a cryptic answer for this one, but I'll try:

Its a pretty rare spot on the earth, but the Village of 39 on the island that sounds like prayer beads is indeed elemental. The rest are considered hidden by the Greek, although the village showed its mettle.

How's that?

That's the story!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 05:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
I knew I was running the risk of not being to refer to An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer.

No way I could say or sing the elements that fast

Me neither, but my son could give a pretty good rendition back in elementary school. I may have warped him a bit with those records -- he knew most of the songs by heart.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Its a pretty rare spot on the earth, but the Village of 39 on the island that sounds like prayer beads is indeed elemental. The rest are considered hidden by the Greek, although the village showed its mettle.


The town must be down in the dumps
http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/element.php?num=39
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVI - 06/29/11 09:09 AM

Ytterby

More

P.S. I have been updating the Summary.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVII (37):


The pole vaulting mentioned earlier leads me to add another quiz in that direction. I realize that number 36 was just started, but the reason for numbering was to prevent confusion amongst multiple overlapping quizes. Plus, pole vaulting is big deal at our house and I must strike while the iron is hot (that is not a clue).

So for #37 where, when, who, and who else was there?

Interesting-looking vaulting competition. Any hints?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 09:11 AM

some of the guys went very high

the track meet was on the way
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 09:24 AM

I searched high & low for a Pole, but did find this Greek .

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 09:41 AM

A little "nip" and tuck.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 10:00 AM

That's an "Apollo" brand pole, and the moon is just peeking over the horizon.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 10:04 AM

I can tell that you guys know about rigid poles, too.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 12:31 PM

Back to Peak b
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 01:00 PM

Nimble and quick, Jack jumped over the candle, uh, bamboo stick. Vaulted so high, he must have landed long after. TN was there in TD, and the Lt COlonel's son himself took the shot. 37=33.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 01:29 PM

once again ,salty is spot on

here is another picture, this time marked (more details later for those still pondering)

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 04:30 PM

much higher up, they found an ice axe of a missing pair.

Salty's Jack clues - I can add another. My Word.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/29/11 05:52 PM

I've gotten TN - is this place close to where the world's highest cricket match was played?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 01:51 AM

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11


no, not there.

salty took the huge clue of Peak b (first Western name for Everest) and ran with it - see his clues and mine.

Here is the rest of the story, modified from my manuscript that so far two wilderness/mountaineering journals have not been smart enough to accept:


The 1933 Fourth British Everest Expedition was perhaps most famous for climbing high on the mountain where an ice ax was found lending speculation as to what happened to Mallory and Irvine. Above Camp VI, Wyn Harris found an ice-axe that could only have been left or dropped there in 1924. The Willisch brand axe was identified later, by three nicks on the shaft, as probably belonging to Irvine. In addition they found, in the tent left by Mallory and Irvine, a torch that still worked after nine cold years (because it was dynamo-powered rather than a battery flashlight).

While there were no 1924 members returning, the 1933 team included leader Hugh Ruttledge, famed explorer Eric Shipton, climber-writer Frank Smythe, and perhaps a young Tenzing Norgay. One member less well-known to today's readers was John (Jack) Longland.

Jack Longland came to the 1933 expedition as the 28-year-old president of the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club and a rock climber of unparalleled reputation. Off the mountain, Longland lectured at Durham University until 1936 and became an influential figure in education, local government, and mountaineering circles. He was later the Question Master of the BBC radio quiz program "My Word!" for twenty years. Knighted for his educational services, Sir Jack was one of 3 judges for the very first Boardman-Tasker Prize (1983) when they decided not to award it at all, instead waiting until the following year for The Shishapangma Expedition by Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre.

But before that....on the approach march from India through Tibet, something strange happened in 1933. That afternoon the first Olympiad in the history of Tengye Dzong was held amidst the utmost enthusiasm. It included some spectacular pole vaults by Jack Longland, an expert performer, the "pole" being a section of a wireless mast.
Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 03:48 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII: (38)

If you were sitting on this rather lovely verandah at the stroke of midnight on December 29th. of this year, exactly how many whole seconds +/- would elapse before the New Year rings in?

A biannual event which could have occurred today, but didn't, may affect the answer.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVII - 06/30/11 03:57 AM

it's 38.
the rest I don't know yet
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 05:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11


salty took the huge clue of Peak b (first Western name for Everest) and ran with it - see his clues and mine.



Actually, I didn't. I was doing my running while the "went high" and Peak b clues were being posted.: Never saw them till I posted, and I have never heard of Peak b till now. Here's the real madness to my method: I surmised both "going high" and the Himalayas from the photo: obviously at elevation or desert from the terrain (I chose elevation because of the context) and a 30's era expedition from the attire. SO we have 30's, Himalayas, Trilbys and shorts, ergo British. Induced that the vault was some kind of diversion along the way , so I now I am looking for a Brit mountaineer who happens also to be a pole vaulter. More than enough key words to turn up Longland and the first Ruttlege expedition.

As for who else was there, even if you know Norgay's bio, and surmise that he must have been on this one, you probably don't come up with this expedition. Well known that Norgay was on every British Everest expedition from his first, but his own bios don't list this one. SO from "TN" , you start with 1935. If you find Ruttlege first, however, you find Norgay in 1933.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 06:35 AM


What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11
hats off for salty for knowing his Everest history. I thought my quiz would have had a longer life

as for What In The World Happened Here? XXXV111
the last time they added a June Leap second was 1997. is the veranda building on the International date line?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 07:03 AM

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.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 08:32 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
If you were sitting on this rather lovely verandah at the stroke of midnight on December 29th. of this year, exactly how many whole seconds +/- would elapse before the New Year rings in?

A biannual event which could have occurred today, but didn't, may affect the answer.

From midnight on December 29 until the New Year rings in should be 172,800 seconds unless they throw in a leap second this year. The last one was December 31, 2008, and we did not get one today, so we are about due.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga

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.


Erika? No Greek male or female pole vaulters in the Himalayas
Just me at 19,200 ft. New record.
(Everest is in direct center, from the south)

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 08:55 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
From midnight on December 29 until the New Year rings in should be 172,800 seconds unless they throw in a leap second this year. The last one was December 31, 2008, and we did not get one today, so we are about due.

Bzzzzzzzzt! Wrong!

PS (and unrelated to the question), the Japanese earthquake did have an affect on day length, speeding up rotation by a few microseconds. But you probably already knew that.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Erika? No Greek male or female pole vaulters in the Himalayas
Just me at 19,200 ft. New record.

Good one Skippy!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 09:40 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
From midnight on December 29 until the New Year rings in should be 172,800 seconds unless they throw in a leap second this year. The last one was December 31, 2008, and we did not get one today, so we are about due.

Bzzzzzzzzt! Wrong!

I suspected you'd say something like that. At least we agree that it is not worth haggling about a few microsecond adjustment due to some earthquake.

OK, so I will re-think things. I imagine you, or your friend Hyde, kidnapping me to some treasure island in the South Pacific. We could make a toast to Tusitala. Meanwhile, a bit to the west of us, it would be tomorrow already.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 09:59 AM

Awww, you got it. I was hoping for an answer involving 1.21 GigaWatts, though.

Maybe Salty will get this when he's home from the sea.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 10:14 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Awww, you got it. I was hoping for an answer involving 1.21 GigaWatts, though.

Wow! To get that kind of power, you'd need to steal some Pu from a bunch of Libyan nationalists.

Good clue, though. I guess I don't read the news enough. I totally missed the fact that the folks that run that place with the beautiful veranda plan to jump by a whole day at the end of this year! That accounts for 86,400 seconds of my overestimate.

The news is at least as strange as fiction.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Erika? No Greek male or female pole vaulters in the Himalayas
Just me at 19,200 ft. New record.

Good one Skippy!


Actually that was me
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVIII - 06/30/11 12:44 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
that place with the beautiful veranda plan to jump by a whole day at the end of this year!


Kiwis cooking samoas?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Actually that was me

Might be a cross-cultural issue here. "Good one, Skippy" is a genuine mateship accolade in Australia. Remember the kangaroo in "Crocodile Dundee" that shot back at the hunters? Maybe in some other parts it means something else...

19,200 feet is well above Everest (or XV, or 'b') base camp. Where were you? I would think that the thinner air could be helpful for speed, and of course the slightly lower gravity value could make for higher PV records. Shame they never tried it at Tranquillity Base.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 01:09 PM

Tie me Kangaroo down Sport, Tie me kangaroo down....Tan me hyde when I dead Fred tan me when I'm dead. So we tanned his hide when he died Clyde and that it's hanging on the shed.

It dawned on me later it was Tie me kangeroo down "Sport"....Just got the time to go back and edit.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 01:22 PM

All together now...
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Actually that was me

Might be a cross-cultural issue here. "Good one, Skippy" is a genuine mateship accolade in Australia.

oops, thought you meant our skippy here

Originally Posted By: wagga

19,200 feet is well above Everest (or XV, or 'b') base camp. Where were you? I would think that the thinner air could be helpful for speed, and of course the slightly lower gravity value could make for higher PV records. Shame they never tried it at Tranquillity Base.
Only sportsman there was The Icy Commander


Where was I? Now you've done it. More detail on #37

Photograph: In the center background is the pyramid of Everest peeking over the wispy south face of Lhotse. From Virginia, two sections of thin bamboo tomato stakes were carried intact in the author's backpack to the Himalayas. They were taped together, laid across two ice axes jammed into the snow, and vaulted over using a hiking pole. An excerpt from the trail journal tells the scene:

WED NOV 1, 2000 - Mera La camp 17,700 to Mera high camp 19,272. 4 hrs.
Slow steady pace with double boots and crampons - gentle slope, nothing dangerous. High camp off the ice on a rocky perch, tents barely able to be placed on ledges. Spectacular views of world's highest peaks opening up - Everest, Cho Oyu, Makulu, Kachenjunga, Lhotse. Feel much, much better here than we did at similar high camp altitude on Aconcagua two years ago - much better rested and acclimatized, a world of difference, no headache which incapacitated us for two days there. No heavy loads and no bad weather. No doubts about what we are going to do. Felt good enough to finally do a high altitude pole vault for Seth. Set up bamboo stick between two ice axes and vaulted on walking staff. New world record: 19,272 plus 1 foot. Remi took photos.


The following day we roped up for the midnight start to summit 21,246 ft Mera Peak (the non Peak-41 Mera). Over the subsequent week we also crossed over the technical Amphulabsa, then summitted Imjatse.

The hypoxic memory and diary incorrectly stated that the bar was set at one foot. Actually, it was about two feet. The ice axes were 2 ft-3 in (.68m) long, the spike ends were stuck 3 in (.07m) into the hard ice, and the photo suggests the bamboo bar was actually at about 2 ft (.61m). On the basis of the witnessed and photographed event, the authors diary, and the email later, this highest-ever pole vault playing field was well documented. How high a glacial field was it?

The altitude of 19,272 feet was obtained on the mountain by watch-altimeter adjusted daily from baseline per radio barometric readings. GPS was not available to us then, but Google Earth now is, and it surprisingly lists far-away places like Mera High Camp, at 19,020 ft (5797m). Pole vaulting was performed just west and above the camp on flatter glacial terrain at about latitude 27o 43' 05.33" N, longitude 86o 53' 05.56" E and an altitude of 19,060 ft (5809m). If we assume that the Google satellite imagery is more accurate than a watch altimeter, then the height from which the vault occurred was not 19,272 but 19,060 ft (5809m). Either figure is far higher, nearly a mile so, than the earlier estimate of Jack Longland's site at 14,400 ft (4389m), also by the Google Earth method.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga

19,200 feet is well above Everest (or XV, or 'b') base camp. Where were you? I would think that the thinner air could be helpful for speed, and of course the slightly lower gravity value could make for higher PV records. Shame they never tried it at Tranquillity Base.
Only sportsman there was The Icy Commander

Sad that golf made it to the moon and not pole vaulting.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 06/30/11 07:35 PM

That is awesome Harvey.
wagga thanks for the song.So to an Aussie a Redhead is called Blue? You crazy Ausies.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 06/30/11 08:19 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX (39):


my first try at this....probably too easy, but....there was a fine for littering.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 07/01/11 04:07 AM

$400

the launch vehicle had a perfect operational record
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXV11 - 07/01/11 04:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Rod
So to an Aussie a Redhead is called Blue? You crazy Ausie

Rod, I think he said redneck

may be a slowdown - holiday weekend
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 07/01/11 05:19 AM

Ah, by the city of Hope.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 07/01/11 05:40 AM

Harvey and Saltydog both get kewpie dolls!

I knew it would be too easy. This one obviously just fell into their laps.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 07/01/11 05:53 AM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
This one obviously just fell into their laps.


Ouch.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXIX - 07/01/11 03:10 PM

OK, I got it - should have been easy, since it landed almost on top of my sister. I still have an LA newspaper front page - the Qantas koala is quoted as saying "I hate Skylab".
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/01/11 03:15 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XL: (40)



Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXXVII, XXXIX, and XL - 07/01/11 03:39 PM

Re #39: The fine went unpaid until 2009

Re. #37 (specifically post #15804): Beware of Greeks baring gifts.

I updated the summary.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/04/11 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XL: (40)

looks like a farm, dirt road, windbreaks planted around the (?) homestead, but it does not look like a double-wide parked in there. What is it?

presumably this is not related to the NASA part that dropped on Australia.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/04/11 05:51 PM

It's not in New Hampshire. Lighting 499,999,999 fireworks all at once couldn't burn it to the ground.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/05/11 03:31 PM

underground missle silo -

hmmm, let's see, not New Hampshire, how about Arkansas?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/05/11 04:43 PM

Not a double-wide, and it's above ground, at the highest point in the county. It's 3 states away from Arkansas, 2 if you take the train.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/06/11 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
It's 3 states away from Arkansas, 2 if you take the train.


Would that be UP to bypass 66?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
It's 3 states away from Arkansas, 2 if you take the train.


Would that be UP to bypass 66?

I'm thinking Arkansas - Texas - New Mexico by train, or adding Oklahoma if I want to get my kicks on the old highway.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 08:29 AM

No highway 66 involved. The locals are more likely to think 666. Some think that pelicans are involved.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
It's 3 states away from Arkansas, and 2 if you take the train.

I made the clue a little more clear. From Arkansas, there is just one state that is 3 states away unless you take the choo choo. I did have to print out a map to confirm that. Bulldog34 may have viewed this site as a challenge.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Bulldog34 may have viewed this site as a challenge.

Georgia Cracker clue?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
unless you take the choo choo.


okay, the train goes through Tennessee
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 02:07 PM

Definitely Georgia. And the 'Dawg is, I believe, a budding rock climber.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 03:32 PM

Babylonian, Sanskrit, Greek (Classical, no less) plus Egyptian hieroglyphs? Don't they speak English there?

Helluva long way from New Mexico! Bad guess on my part there. blush
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 04:03 PM

There you have it.

I'll post the answer this evening, give Harvey (& everybody else) a bit more time.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XL - 07/07/11 04:17 PM

Go ahead and post the answer. Alan is already the winner.
I have no clue
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/07/11 04:22 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLI (41):

But I would like to get even with this one. (41)


Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/08/11 12:47 PM

edit - see next
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/08/11 12:55 PM

So #40 is the American Stonehenge. Never heard of it.

Salty is off to the Sierras.

Not much brain power on WITWHH these days. Need some new blood.

Maybe Rod or tdtz will help out

Numerical clue for #41 is one sixth
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/08/11 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Not much brain power on WITWHH these days. Need some new blood.

Maybe Rod or tdtz will help out

Numerical clue for #41 is one sixth

The clue sounds loony, but that may reflect the lack of brainpower here rather than the phase of the moon.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 07:31 AM

[quote=AlanK The clue sounds loony, but that may reflect the lack of brainpower rather than the phase of the moon. [/quote]

That really was too obvious...what else would one sixth signify? Yes, Neil was there
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 08:51 AM

Harvey & AlanK - you have this game all to yourselves - I'm just leaving with Steve C to pick up Salty & camp in Sequoia.
Posted by: Bulldog34

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
So #40 is the American Stonehenge. Never heard of it.


Hell, Harvey, I've lived in Georgia most of my 53 years and I've never heard of it. Had to look it up on Wiki to figure out what the Georgia Guidestones was all about. Now I understand wagga's clues.

And no, wagga, those columns are not anywhere near my wheelhouse. Yet.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 09:27 AM



Not far from Harvey's home.

I updated the summary, but only after Rod's post. I hope our crew is having fun in Sequoia.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 09:54 AM

Thinking about #41.
Well I have been as looney as a full moon due to pain meds from surgery yesterday.
Thinking Longingly and Langley about my recovery.Hope my Dr. practiced his technique at a professional training facility.

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/butowsky4/space14.htm
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 10:31 AM

Well done alan and rod. Yes, langley research center is in hampton , va and not at the CIA in langley,va located near DC. Project Mercury was there before the space program moved to houston. Neil Armstrong and others "flew" the LEM in simulated moon gravity while suspended from cables of the contraption in the picture. Built in 1965 it is still there. I worked one summer there in 1971 writing Fortran for use on on punch cards... imagine that !

Best wishes for salty, steve, wagga in SEKI. I have a month to go before I get back.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLI - 07/09/11 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
So #40 is the American Stonehenge. Never heard of it.


Hell, Harvey, I've lived in Georgia most of my 53 years and I've never heard of it. Had to look it up on Wiki to figure out what the Georgia Guidestones was all about.


Then there is carhenge

www.carhenge.com
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/09/11 03:41 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLII (42):

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/09/11 08:56 PM

OK Track and field, next to an olympic pool,and looks like Polo grounds with horse stables.I am gonna first guess Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club where Prince William AKA Duke of Cambrige,Your Royal Highness, played Polo today.Second guess is Summer Olympics somewhere sometime.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 08:02 AM

It is a famous track but it is not in California.
Posted by: catpappy

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 08:10 AM

would waffles be involved?

John
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: catpappy
would waffles be involved?

No waffles, waffle irons, or Bill Bowerman on this one.

The track got famous before it got its nice new surface.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 09:53 AM

Ah racetrack makes more sense with the stables.Are we talking Triple Crown Famous? Certainly not Churchill Downs. Been there.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 12:54 PM

wonder if that "V" cut in the grass (lower left) is just a fluke, or means anything?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/10/11 08:25 PM

The oval is a standard 400m track and humans race on it. It was 440yd long (like many other tracks) when its most famous event occurred.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 01:36 AM

I don't think he was wearing saddle oxfords when he ran, or when he went down the stairs while sliding on the bannister.
Posted by: Bulldog34

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 04:28 AM

Yup. The Bannister Track at Oxford U. Fist sub 4-minute mile.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 05:28 AM

Iffley Road Track
May 6, 1954
Roger Bannister
3:59.4

I updated the summary.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 01:47 PM

XLII: Good one!

XLI: Due to a virus, no photo uploads for the past few days.

My first thought went along this line:



Then I realized that there was no way to get something heavy under there...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 01:56 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLIII: (43)

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 01:59 PM

Must be an Aussie joke.

Sheep lined up for young QEII to give rectal exams
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/11/11 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Must be an Aussie joke.

Sheep lined up for young QEII to give rectal exams

Does the Queen have a sense of humor? I doubt that it is a joke. I suspect a legitimate Down Under waggacultural show about the time of the Bannister business.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 04:52 AM


in WAGGA WAGGA of all places!

I was wondering when someone was gonna do that

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:QueenElizabeth_InspectingSheep_WaggaWagga_1954.jpg
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 07:04 AM

> in WAGGA WAGGA of all places!

LOL!! grin
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 07:34 AM

So you have where and when, but WTF eludes you. Double points for who.

A blatant clue:

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
> in WAGGA WAGGA of all places!

LOL!! grin


wager that Wagga is from Wagga Wagga?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 09:46 AM

From the Jessica thread...

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 09:58 AM

yes, but is he from there? seems too coincidental, eh?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLII - 07/12/11 04:59 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So you have where and when, but WTF eludes you. Double points for who.

OK, we have the queen (I am American, so no caps) making the first-ever royal visit to Australa in 1954. And, of course, it included a stop at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Exhibition. Is there still more to to this one?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIII - 07/12/11 05:11 PM

Yes, there is an aspect to this puzzle that no other puzzle has had. Double points are on offer!
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIII - 07/12/11 08:37 PM

Did you get to shake the queen's hand?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIII - 07/13/11 01:26 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Yes, there is an aspect to this puzzle that no other puzzle has had. Double points are on offer!


boy Wagga himself in there?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIII - 07/13/11 04:56 AM

Steve & Harvey win this.

Considering that the poms took 184 years to send out a reigning monarch after claiming the whole continent in 1770, it shouldn't have been a big thing.

We called it the Day We Cooked The Queen. Kids were dropping like flies. Yes, I did get to wave at the Queen.

I think this is the first puzzle where the poster was present at the event. I have more. Next one is a killer, but I wasn't there.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/13/11 05:06 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XLIV: (44)

Famous person lived in the left house. A famous person lives in the middle house. It all came, recursively, to a head in the building at the right.
The phone number is hard to read, so here it is - 020 8968 8877

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/13/11 03:11 PM

judging by the clues given:
London, a murder, a head (or headless)

hmm....
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/14/11 05:27 PM

Gandhi did not live in the middle property, but it might be guarded by velociraptors. Being London, there is a pub involved.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/17/11 04:06 PM

Steve C & I are about to meet up with Bulldog34 et. al., for Cathedral tomorrow.

The building on the right has a sort of a connection with BCATSK - where was the the knife fight?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/17/11 04:49 PM

Hole-in-the-Wall is a remote hideout located in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming.

snow gone yet up there at Cathedral?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/19/11 10:50 AM

> snow gone yet up there at Cathedral?

We encountered about a dozen snow patches covering the trail on the north-facing slope where the JMT goes between Tuolumne Meadows and Cathedral Lakes. A few patches left on the flank of Cathedral. I've never seen that much snow left in the middle of July. There was frost on the bear boxes at the trail head at dawn.

Here are my pictures.

Snow beside the trail:
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/19/11 07:13 PM

I was parked about 100' downhill from there. Which explains why some hikers went up a little way, then turned right, others went straight up.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/23/11 06:14 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV: (44)

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Hole-in-the-Wall is a remote hideout located in the Big Horn Mountains of Johnson County in northern Wyoming.

This was the site of the Barnes mystery.



"Webster subsequently disposed of most of the body in the Thames, where it was discovered close to Barnes Bridge. Some of the remains ended up as a free meal to local kids, according to the Daily Mail, but what happened to the head remained a mystery.

Now, 132 years later, police have finally identified the unfortunate victim's skull. ADI Bolton reviewed original case files and census records, and deployed radiocarbon testing to provide "compelling evidence that the skull was indeed that of Mrs Thomas".
:

Wiki is here.

There is some confusion as to which Attenborough lived there. Richard directed Ghandi & Jurassic Park.

In any case the missing skull was found in a hole in the wall at the Hole In The Wall Pub.




Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/24/11 12:49 PM

I guess we didn't do too well on that one. I did get as far as looking up multiple pubs in London with that name. But I was easily sidetracked last week by the day job. Happens.

The summary is up to date.

BTW, "Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XXVIII: (43)" should be 44.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 07/31/11 08:16 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLV (45):

Apparently, we've all been running around in the mountains instead of doing the important stuff. This may stump some of you.

Posted by: Whitney Fan

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/01/11 01:04 PM

Ahh! Obviously the first rejected stage set (Devil's Tower) for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"!
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/02/11 08:39 AM

Oh no they cut down General Grant Tree in Sequoia!!!!!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/06/11 07:43 PM

I think we can use a stump speech... or at least a small hint.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/06/11 08:10 PM

I thought it was maybe the "Big Stump", but when I compared, it is obviously not.

Big Stump, 2005
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/09/11 06:56 PM

"Stump speech" - beats the dickens out of me. SEKI is not a city, otherwise...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/12/11 03:35 PM

Here is a really good clue.



Nothing to do with this puzzle, but the IBM PC turned 30 today.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/13/11 08:20 AM

In my opinion, posting that latest picture was a noble gesture.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/13/11 08:49 AM

It certainly is a giant.Must be the sequins or whateva.
It is really bugging cuz i have seen this pic before.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/13/11 10:15 AM

From the Jimmy Carter library...

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/13/11 05:30 PM

Are you sure that you spelled "Noble" correctly? Generally we talk about Nobel prizes in this neck of the woods.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/13/11 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Are you sure that you spelled "Noble" correctly? Generally we talk about Nobel prizes in this neck of the woods.

This time around, I was referring to General Noble, not Alfred Nobel.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/14/11 03:03 AM

Generally, you could say I knew that.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/14/11 06:04 AM

Things were different back in 1892.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/15/11 09:38 PM

I believe this has some connection...

Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/21/11 06:48 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLVI (46):



P.S. I updated the summary.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 01:02 PM

This thread is pretty quiet lately. Regarding XLVI, there were once super plans for that building.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 01:36 PM

Is that a fire ant mound on the left hand side, near the gutter?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 01:43 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Is that a fire ant mound on the left hand side, near the gutter?

Giveaway! I'd have photoshopped itt out if I had noticed. eek

(I do think you are on to this one.)
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 06:14 PM

Fire ants.... super plans???

Those hints don't ring any bells for the rest of us!
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 06:16 PM

Can't decide if I am blind or just lame brained.I don't see or get the fire ant mound clue.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 06:36 PM

It is conceivable that this thread could be too obscure at times and wagga could have conceivably been joking about actually spotting a fire ant mound, but the building is in a place I would readily associate with them.

The building was built for people who wanted to bash things together at high speeds. Really, really, really high speeds. People do that kind of thing, but not on the grandiose scale that was planned for this place.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 06:57 PM

Ok, got it. And I take it this would be the fire ant's jaws:

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/28/11 07:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Ok, got it. And I take it this would be the fire ant's jaws:


Yes. They were digging a truly Texas-sized tunnel. And it would have provided a lot of fun for folks of a certain type.

Here is one view.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI - 08/29/11 04:15 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLVII (47):

Well, moving on from boosting fire ants to almost warp 1 in a vacuum...


Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/29/11 05:23 PM

Looks like beachfront parking without the beach.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/29/11 08:37 PM

I was thinking of atom smashers instead ginormus hole diggeres.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/29/11 08:38 PM

OK that is the parking lot for people watching the shuttle landings at Edwards AFB.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 03:07 AM

Rod, sounds like you are close, but not bang on.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 06:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Rod
I was thinking of atom smashers instead ginormus hole diggeres.

And you got both, except that they never finished the hole so they never smashed any atoms. Dang!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 07:05 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Rod, sounds like you are close, but not bang on.

I'm guessing that Rod is right and you want him to say "4/14/1981."
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 11:32 AM

What is what I want! When is good, though.
How involved thousands of tons of fuel, and we all know why.

And "Columbia's first landing" is not the answer, close, but not bang on.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What is what I want! When is good, though.
How involved thousands of tons of fuel, and we all know why.

And "Columbia's first landing" is not the answer, close, but not bang on.

I'd say "what" is Woodstock.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/30/11 01:38 PM

here's one on the beach at olympic,except this is a cedar



Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 03:13 PM

So close! I'm looking for something you could hear - almost feel.
It happened for the first time at that place.
And yes, I was at that Woodstock, but not the other one.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/30/11 03:28 PM

SarahC - welcome! You would love you (and anybody!) to post puzzles, but we already did the Battle of Hastings (which was really the Battle of Battle).

Here is the magic incantation (in forum code) to make the announcement:

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII (48):{/color}{/b}{/font}

Copy the code, replace curly brackets with straight, then edit the numeral... Then paste into your post. This way you get the color right & the Roman numerals have pretty serifs.

(If we use the correct brackets, the forum formats it)
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 08/30/11 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So close! I'm looking for something you could hear - almost feel

First ever "boom boom"?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/31/11 11:13 AM

Thanks Steve

and since we are in latin
Illegitimi non carborundum !!
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 08/31/11 03:03 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Illegitimi non carborundum

I have that framed, hanging on the wall.

Care to guess what my sig translates to?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIV - 09/01/11 10:35 AM

NED KELLY UPDATE (WITWHH 29)

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/09/01/...test=latestnews

sorry guys, have not been lurking here lately, but did get to Whitney and back. Harvey
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/03/11 10:40 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII (48):
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVII - 09/03/11 12:07 PM

#48
My wife Clemmie was not a Churchill but she says that this WITWHH like all of them is an enigma.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/03/11 02:27 PM

While everybody else is decoding that reply, here's some other building nearby...

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/03/11 04:09 PM

OK, I decoded Harvey's ultra-clever reply. Nice going.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/03/11 05:47 PM

Harvey: Yes, a colossally good answer! Your wife is the bombe!
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/03/11 08:33 PM

I don't think I can decypher Harvey's line.

...and I'd sure like to know how Harvey even knew the answer so quickly.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 09/04/11 12:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I don't think I can decypher Harvey's line.

...and I'd sure like to know how Harvey even knew the answer so quickly.

Steve, Lady Churchill was a Clementine, but Winston called her Clemmie. My Clemmie is a Clemmie. While I sorta recognized the building she knew what happened there even if the Nazis did not.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/06/11 06:46 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XLIX (49):



P.S. I updated the summary.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/06/11 09:06 PM

Hmmm... I have an odd feeling there is something dubious about that.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 05:29 AM

They award National Register of Historic Places status to just about any old trashy place.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 06:22 AM

I'm glad to be able to affirm that our Fresno boys are on top of things. It was, after all, the world's first.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 07:12 AM

I must say, there was an oddly familiar look to that picture.

While I am not up on history, I suppose it was in the news a while back, and I do try to keep with the news. It surprised me when my first Google try found the same picture in the first hit. cool

My search: Fresno Historic Landfill

The funny story is that the place made it on the historic registry, and then was immediately ridiculed, since it is also a Superfund site.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 07:53 AM

Well, we didn't have to dig too much for that one.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 01:26 PM

My family being from Fresno I actually recognized it but wasn't sure.Near Jensen. I like how they always put a park,golf course,housing tract on or near a dump.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 02:38 PM

> I like how they always put a park,golf course,housing tract on or near a dump.

Yep. Sports complex:
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 03:48 PM

> I like how they always put a park,golf course,housing tract on or near a dump.

Actually I know a very good joke about that - but not here...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 03:53 PM

What In The World Happened Here? L (50):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 04:00 PM

in Owens Canyon before LA sucked the Owens River dry?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 07:32 PM

Damit, I know what the HH that is!
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/07/11 09:34 PM

Whoa, you guys are fast! Why isn't the picture in color? wink
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/08/11 02:17 AM

Color. Ain't technology wonderful?

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/14/11 12:09 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LI (51):

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLIX - 09/14/11 12:29 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Damit, I know what the HH that is!


What the hetch is going on?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 02:16 AM

LI (51) - the newest one

I guess the water from HH does not go there.

I wonder what those white specks are on the shore opposite the town? Salt? Snow? Guano?.... hmmm, South America somewhere?
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 08:38 AM

For this one, I think those white items are something one might add to a glass of tea if they were smaller. Not sure which lake this is, but I think Santa Claus might vacation on this island.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 09:39 AM

Tea is grown in the vicinity, not all that close, though. And they do grow sugar. What makes you think it is an island?
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 12:13 PM

The geology fits Iceland - looks like somewhat recent (in geologic time) basalt flow on the north side. A lot of Iceland satellite imagery matches this terrain. Guess I was off.

At least we have clues now, tea and sugar.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 12:47 PM

I meant to mention that it does snow in this place. Make Santy happy?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 04:13 PM

tea means tropical or at least semi I would guess

snow must mean high peak to get to the colder area

say...Indonesia and Carstensz Pyramid 16,023 ft -tallest in Oceania and therefore one of the Seven Summits.

But Santa? nah , no connection.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/15/11 04:43 PM

Remember, something significant happened here. Just like LII (52), organized religion was involved. More hints when LII is posted. Maybe.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/16/11 11:08 AM

Got it! Not fair though, I was just snorkeling in this spot a month ago. The sun can Cook you here. I was right about the recent basalt flows on the north side, except these are steep cliffs.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/16/11 02:33 PM

Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/16/11 03:03 PM

Posting from Lone Pine Film History Museum....

Wagga says you got it! Way to go.


...and I was there about 3 years ago. Pretty fish there.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/16/11 06:55 PM

Clue 1: It's not in Colorado.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/16/11 07:38 PM

Interesting story about those steep volcanic cliffs on the north side dropping down to the bay. If I have a few details mixed up, forgive me, this is essentially what they tell at the local NP historical site Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (the City of Refuge).

When a Big Kahuna or Chief died, a volunteer was lowered over the edge of these cliffs on a rope to bury the bones in an undisclosed location in one of the natural crevasses in the volcanic rock. The bones were believed to hold the spirit of the dead (the mana), so this was very important stuff to make sure nobody found the bones and stole his power. The guys belaying him over the cliff could not see what he was doing so nobody but the volunteer knew where the bones were hidden. Once the bones were hidden in a secret spot on the cliff face, the volunteer gave the okay shout to pull him back up. In the interest of security, the rope was then cut and nobody knew where the bones were hidden. Hence the famous saying, "people who live in grass houses shouldn't store bones." Okay, I made up a bad pun, but the legend is apparently true.

This location is where the Hawaiian Islands were "discovered" and the end of the cruise for the great Captain Cook. He was killed in a misunderstanding over a row boat. When the natives returned his bones to his ship docked at this site, they thought they were being respectful, but it wasn't taken that way. The crew thought the natives ate their beloved Captain and went on a revengeful killing spree.

I was just there snorkeling about a month ago. My parents live nearby in Kona so we get there a lot. The snorkeling here is widely thought to be the best in all the Islands. We concur, but there are lots of close seconds. Three ways to get here: a scenic 2 mile hike with a 1,300 ft decent, kayak across Kealakekua bay and probably see dolphins swimming with you, or take a tour boat snorkel trip. We've hiked many times and kayaked also. Love this place. Thanks, Wagga.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/16/11 07:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Posting from Lone Pine Film History Museum....

Wagga says you got it! Way to go.


...and I was there about 3 years ago. Pretty fish there.


Did you hike in or kayak to the monument? I'm betting you didn't take a tour boat, but they do have a smoking BBQ going that makes you want to spear a fish.

What are you doing in Lone Pine? I thought your MR trip was pow (excuse the Hawaiian pig latin).
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/17/11 06:30 AM

Sorry everybody, I'm a newbie to this game and I gave away too much information. I don't see how to edit my post to clean it up for those still solving it. Maybe Steve can help with that.

Also, the photo challenge I posted should be #52. It's not in Colorado.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LI (51) - 09/18/11 04:22 AM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Sorry everybody, I'm a newbie to this game and I gave away too much information. I don't see how to edit my post to clean it up for those still solving it. Maybe Steve can help with that.

Also, the photo challenge I posted should be #52. It's not in Colorado.

It's rather arbitrary -- when it is ok to spill info, that is. You're ok in my book.

Steve can fix the numbering on #52.

BTW, I am in The Hague, where it is very flat. I missed the action on Captain Cook, but it's not like I had figured it out or anything.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/18/11 07:49 AM

Thanks, Alan. The Netherlands must be great.

Clue #2 for LII (#52): Think Big
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/18/11 12:20 PM

SierraNevada wrote:
> Did you hike in or kayak to the monument? I'm betting you didn't take a tour boat, but they do have a smoking BBQ going that makes you want to spear a fish.

You lose that bet. We took the outboard-motor Kona snorkel boats:


> What are you doing in Lone Pine? I thought your MR trip was pow (excuse the Hawaiian pig latin).
MR hike was cancelled, but servicing webcam had to be done.

Back to WITWHH 52: It looks like a river exiting some volcanic island, as in Hawaii.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/18/11 12:45 PM

SierraNevada: you have a new PM. (Private Message).
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/19/11 07:57 AM

If the photo was in color, the rocks would still be named the same as you see them.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 08:08 AM

Okay, no bites at all on LII #52. Here's a summary of clues and a new clue that should be helpful:

Something historical happened at this location.

It not IN Colorado.

Think BIG.

If it were in color the rocks would still be named the same as you see them. Hint: the site is named after the appearance of the rocks.

US leader HH (nothing to do with challenge #50 HH)
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 12:32 PM

I believe that site was named for a vacuum cleaner, no? wink
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 02:19 PM

We have a winner.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I believe that site was named for a vacuum cleaner, no? wink


site of future Boulder Dam?
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 06:58 PM

I didn't know they named a Dam after Oreck or is it Kirby?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/20/11 08:38 PM

Apparently it's official name as of 1947 is Hoover Dam. Before that, it was Boulder Dam, since the original site to build was in Boulder Canyon. But between 1930 and 1932, it was Hoover Dam.

That's what happens when politics are involved. Is it Hoover Dam or Boulder Dam ...?

This topic brings back an interesting memory: In my workplace years ago, when something sounded bad, several people coined the term, "That's a Hoover" ...which came from the longer phrase, "that sucks like a Hoover".
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) - 09/21/11 03:51 AM

If you ever owned an English car with Lucas electrical components, you know that the Lucas vacuum was the only thing they ever made that didn't suck.

"Lucas! - Home before dark!"
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/21/11 04:06 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53):

If you bow to the legends, two rather significant events occurred here.

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/21/11 07:19 PM

Can I buy a vowel?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/21/11 09:06 PM

Anyone have a clue what kind of tree it is? Pepper tree?
Posted by: Bee

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/21/11 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Anyone have a clue what kind of tree it is? Pepper tree?


Looks like the Ankerwycke Yew
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 02:33 AM

Bee, I wonder if that clumpy Yew it is related to the Sierra's clumpy Whitebark pines? They live on the edge of survival high up. I love 'em. My friend here wondered why:

Posted by: Bee

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 05:51 AM

Yes, Whitebark Pine and Yew are related; they belong to two different families (out of six to eight families) that make up the Conifers.

The Monterey Cypress (think: Lone Cypress) and the Sequoia (General Sherman Tree) are also conifers.

Interesting lore about Yews: they are commonly planted in cemeteries due to legend of keeping away the bad spirits (goes back to the Druids and probably before)
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 11:08 AM

Looks like Yew got an A on this 1, Bee.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 11:22 AM

> Looks like Yew got an A on this 1, Bee.

Hmmm... I'd say we're not complete, yet. wagga wrote, "If you bow to the legends, two rather significant events occurred here."

Someone should do some digging to figure out what the two events are.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 11:50 AM

two events are listed in Bee's link
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
two events are listed in Bee's link


The wiki link Bee supplied lists the two historical events:

"... this tree is said to have been witness to the signing of the Magna Carta. It is also said to be the location where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn in the 1530s."

Ann's beheading is a bit more "historic" than their meeting place, with the execution taking place in London Tower.
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Originally Posted By: tdtz
two events are listed in Bee's link


The wiki link Bee supplied lists the two historical events:

"... this tree is said to have been witness to the signing of the Magna Carta. It is also said to be the location where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn in the 1530s."

Ann's beheading is a bit more "historic" than their meeting place, with the execution taking place in London Tower.


Another thing of little known hystorical importance is that Henry had the ax handle hewn from that very same tree.
Posted by: Bee

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 05:58 PM

Do I win a prize or a T-shirt???
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 06:04 PM

Double points. Out of sheer curiosity, we'd like to know how you solved it. Was it the two clues in the first three words?

You get to post the next one.
Posted by: Bee

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/22/11 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Double points. Out of sheer curiosity, we'd like to know how you solved it. Was it the two clues in the first three words?

You get to post the next one.


I recognized the tree as a Yew, immediately. I went on line and googled "images of Yew trees". I scanned through the collection until I found the exact image that you used, right clicked the original source of the photo.....and read all about the famous events that took place under the tree. Took all of 5 minutes.

The key was recognizing the exact name of the tree, otherwise, the cache of photos would have been too large to sift through.

I am not sure that my extreme linear psyche allows for the creativity of making up a puzzle with all of the clever clues.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) - 09/23/11 01:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Bee
I am not sure that my extreme linear psyche allows for the creativity of making up a puzzle with all of the clever clues.

awww, come on Bee, give it to us straight
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 09/25/11 01:49 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54):

Two-for-one. Two somewhat parallel events - you need to get both.



Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 09/27/11 10:46 AM

Can we buy a vowel?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 09/27/11 11:40 AM

Sure. But only one: X.
Posted by: Jrod8

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 09/27/11 06:02 PM


Merry Christmas to all...:)
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/02/11 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Jrod8
Merry Christmas to all...:)


Nope, not there.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/09/11 03:15 PM

Some more vowels... (One is deliberately wrong, and # = number)

B## + P = B## + U = B## + X# = (BIG/P)
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/09/11 07:37 PM

That's way too abstract for me.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/10/11 04:41 AM

All three features are concrete.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/12/11 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
All three features are concrete.

concrete as in math or mortar?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 10/13/11 12:18 PM

OK Definitely off topic, about 5000 miles off topic , Ive just got back from hiking a section of Hadrians wall, about 45 miles, Maybe I should post a trip report, Is that ok Steve ????

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/13/11 01:29 PM

SaraC: good guess or do you have it?

One location is 5168.055 miles from the Wall, the other is 7252.312 miles, Great Circle Route, of course.

Harvey: The sites are concrete as in mortar, although a lot of slide rules (a weapon of math instruction) were used in the making of the events. In fact, they used roomfuls of Computers.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 10/13/11 03:00 PM

Sarah, we'd love to see the trip report!

People keep reminding us that there are other mountains besides Mt Whitney. smirk
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/14/11 02:35 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The sites are concrete as in mortar, although a lot of slide rules (a weapon of math instruction) were used in the making of the events. In fact, they used roomfuls of Computers.

so now we know it was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s, but we kinda already knew that from looking. The use of NASA- grade computer rooms of IBM 360s or whatever suggests some sort of macroscientific study, maybe like timing of cosmic rays zapping through the Earth, or some such.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/14/11 03:44 AM

I not sure what gender computers are these days, but back then, a Computer (capital "C" deliberate) was female and lusted after by Engineers. And after the mating ceremony, everything was done above ground level.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/14/11 08:16 AM

Mayan and or Inca ruins discovered from Satelite X-Rays while orbiting the earth.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 10/14/11 01:11 PM

No I was just coincidentally posting about where I had been recently, (oop north) nothing to do with the thread really
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/14/11 02:08 PM

SaraC - give this a try.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XLVIII - 10/16/11 04:58 PM

what is that? Manchester to Las Vegas?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/16/11 05:57 PM

That is Sara's 5,000 miles from Hadrian's wall. Here is the other location. One is in the jungle, the other in the desert.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/16/11 07:13 PM

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/16/11 07:28 PM

Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/16/11 10:14 PM

Wish I knew what we were looking at.

By the way, I reset the subject line back to #54.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 04:17 AM

AlanK is on track. Thought you folks would never get it.

Now that we know there is a pit on a Pacific island, and another in the Californian desert, what is the connection? What events?

Again;

B## + P = B## + U = B## + X# = (BIG/P), # is 1 or 2 or 9.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 05:31 AM

We were obviously having trouble making progress on this one. The maps showing the locations obviously helped.

Enola Gay visited the first site. There had to be a pit to load the little guy. A lot of things happened in the vicinity of the second site. How about Glamorous Glennis? She needed a pit to be attached to a B-29.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 06:05 AM

the X-1 was stubby-winged, so the cross shaped pit in the Nevada desert fits.

Was the driver Slick, or Chuck?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 07:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
the X-1 was stubby-winged, so the cross shaped pit in the Nevada desert fits.

That second picture is from Edwards Air Force Base in California.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 11:11 AM

oops, my bad. I knew that.
Hey, deserts look alike to Easterners.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
the X-1 was stubby-winged, so the cross shaped pit in the Nevada desert fits.

Was the driver Slick, or Chuck?

X-1 loading pit

So, we have the Little Boy loading pit on Tinian and the X-1 loading pit at Edwards.

But it is not over. There is the equation:
Originally Posted By: wagga
B## + P = B## + U = B## + X# = (BIG/P), # is 1 or 2 or 9.

My crack at it is: B29 + P = B29 + U = B29 + X1 = (BIG/P)

I am still in the dark about P and U. The Fat Man bomb was Pu, but Little Boy was U-235. i think that our picture is the Little Boy loading pit. Maybe I am on the wrong track about P and U.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 12:30 PM

P is the deliberate error - Pu would have been too easy.
U is Uranium, and all three events included a big overpressure.
And the jungle picture has both loading pits.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
P is the deliberate error - Pu would have been too easy.
U is Uranium, and all three events included a big overpressure.
And the jungle picture has both loading pits.

All three? Fair enough. I was tacitly assuming two events. One needs to be careful in assuming anything around you! smile

Anyway, Tinian, A-bobms, Edwards AFB, and the sound barrier -- the right stuff?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 02:53 PM

duh, now I get it.
The "greenhouses" are just covers over the pit
Tinian pits

and as for Glamorous Glennis
"hey Ridley, lend me a stick of Beeman's, will ya?"




Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 03:16 PM

This one was interesting. I quickly determined that we were probably dealing with missile silos, maybe missile silo explosions. I found an area in Arkansas where there had been an explosion in a Titan II silo. It looked reasonably similar to the Tinian picture.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 04:03 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LIV: (54)

Originally Posted By: AlanK
This one was interesting. I quickly determined that we were probably dealing with missile silos, maybe missile silo explosions. I found an area in Arkansas where there had been an explosion in a Titan II silo. It looked reasonably similar to the Tinian picture.

Should we have saved that for a future WITWHH? SaraC missed a good one with Hadrian's Wall, too.

Picture found here.

Click to Load

Here is one place I found.

Yet another bomber loading pit here.

For extra credit: Why did they test the Plutonium bomb (at Trinity) but not the Uranium bomb?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 04:29 PM

didn't have enough pure plutonium for test shot and Japan, too
and
they KNEW the untested uranium gun bomb would work
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 04:38 PM

The uranium bomb was a canon. Fire a U-235-righ projectile into a U-235-rich target, reach critical mass, and boom. They figured out early on that the Pu equivalent would fizzle. Fission would commence before the projectile was close enough to the target to reach critical mass. The thing would make a modest explosion and prevent the desired big boom.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 10/17/11 05:01 PM

Okay, I will be very non-PC with this next bit:
Some years ago, I visited the Enola Gay restoration at Garber/Smithsonian. Not in the gift shop, but under the counter, one of the guys was selling hats with this:
Made in America, tested in Japan.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/18/11 04:15 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LV (55):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/18/11 02:10 PM

let's start with the basics:
Google Mercury, Google Moon, or Google Earth?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/18/11 03:16 PM

It looks more like Google Mars. Could those lines be canals?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/18/11 03:48 PM

Strange Things In The Nevada Desert
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 02:02 PM

Guess we are ready for next one
WITWHH LVI (56)

happened, happens - either way



Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 05:24 PM

I need to brush the chalk off of my lab coat and get caught up. Before getting into LVI, I have a question about LV -- did Steve get it? I watched some of the video but missed anything that identified the site.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 05:43 PM

did I jump the gun on leaving LV (55)? Sorry, if so. I watched half of the video and by the way it was looking, I just assumed surely the site was in there.

LVI (56)
Alan already has it.
Think Canucks. We use a lot of their products (when we can get it) here in the US, and in my office.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
did I jump the gun on leaving LV (55)? Sorry, if so. I watched half of the video and by the way it was looking, I just assumed surely the site was in there.

Maybe it is. I admit to having found a bunch of places in Kazakhstan that looked like wagga's picture... but not enough like it. So, I was far from Nevada.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Think Canucks. We use a lot of their products (when we can get it) here in the US, and in my office.

Canadians?

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/19/11 08:30 PM

It's a boot time for meltdown #3 they way this place is running. Why do we rely so much on this place with so many accidents over the years?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/19/11 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
... Before getting into LVI, I have a question about LV -- did Steve get it?


No WAY, guys! I did NOT get it. I just threw that one up for fun, since it is sort of in the spirit of the puzzle.

I went looking (Googling) for "Desert Triangle", and found several bizarre aerial pics. Then tried "120-degree desert" and found nothing but stuff about high temperature weather.

LV is UNsolved.   (wagga, I think a hint might be welcome.... which hemisphere are we talking?)

BTW, pay attention to the Subject when you reply. Change the numbers to correspond to the appropriate puzzle.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 02:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
which hemisphere are we talking?

cerebral
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 06:03 AM

Based on the usual focus on nuclear physics, I Googled for blast test sites. I just received a call from Homeland Security and my computer is flashing on and off... Just Kidding, so far.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 11:52 AM

That explains the strange noises I keep hearing behind me ever since I started searching Kazakhstan.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 03:21 PM

We need a cluesie?

Back in the old days they used to sell tickets to locomotive crashes. Can't do that at this place. Not for lack of rails.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 04:13 PM

If there was a crash, it would be on the radio, literally.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/20/11 04:23 PM

That would be a trein crash for you, sir.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/24/11 01:44 PM

Does anyone else need a clue? Ask Carl Sagan.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/24/11 02:17 PM

How would you Contact him?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/24/11 03:26 PM

Searching for Cosmos turned up this:
              Cosmos Flower

I can see the similarity between the three flowers and the map below.

The Carl Sagan clue is off the track. "It is not, despite depictions in popular culture, used to assist in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence"

                    Same map, separate window


What finally solved it for me was to Google desert rail antenna "carl sagan"

Edit: Have fun with the map. Best view is to select "Hybrid" on the right "Map" button. Then zoom in or out.

Edit #2: Overcome by curiosity, I had to find pictures of the "NRAO VLA Transporter" Awesome pictures here:
Three pages of thumbnails
VLA Antenna & Transporter 2004
VLA Finley3
Visiting the Very Large Array
NRAO Very Large Array: Transporter

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/24/11 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
How would you Contact him?

To quote a SciFi character, who repeatedly said,
"He's dead, Jim."

The VLA featured prominently in Carl Sagan's 1980 documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LV (55) - 10/24/11 04:34 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LV: (55)

The Very Large Array needs a new name.

Check out the comments. I like:

Extremely Large Variable Interferometer Sensor.

More info here at the Wiki, and a reference to the fact that the VLA was used to follow up on the SETI "Wow" signal, "drawing vast conclusions from half-vast data"
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/24/11 04:58 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57):

There is a link between these two photos. Please Bee cryptic.





Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/24/11 07:35 PM

I think wagga jumped the gun on 56!


Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Guess we are ready for next one
WITWHH LVI (56)

happened, happens - either way




Are those yellow gravel roads?? Sure don't look like standard asphalt pavement.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVI (56) - 10/25/11 02:39 AM

I think a lot of you guys already have 56
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

Think Canucks. We use a lot of their products

I should have said byproducts

yeah Steve, that might be uranium-yellow

even CaNUCks is a clue

where will we get our medical isotopes when Chalk River closes ?
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/638560
http://www.txchnologist.com/2011/endange...s-critical-tool
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57):

There is a link between these two photos. Please Bee cryptic.






big farmhouse building looks like somewhere in Northeast

Moorish building and tree could be SOCAL or Morocco?

(no hidden clues in these observations)
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 12:33 PM

57:

No hidden clues. Appalling!
And you are off by continents.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 12:42 PM

The tree in the first picture has no apples. Some force must have pulled them down. They may have been eaten by mad dogs, or some related species.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 12:48 PM

The palm tree in the second picture looks newer. Certainly relativistic. And definitely well south of the tree in the first pic.

Added note: Doc Brown's dog from the original Back to the Future may have peed on the palm tree.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
The tree in the first picture has no apples. Some force must have pulled them down. They may have been eaten by mad dogs, or some related species.


well then, the northeast's NEW England must be wrong. I am not eating Fig Newtons at the moment
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/27/11 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
57:And you are off by continents.


do you mean I am incontinent?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/30/11 08:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
57:And you are off by continents.

do you mean I am incontinent?

You may be merely discontented.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/30/11 01:43 PM

The link between the two photos, one of a classical apple tree and one of a relativistic palm, is a matter of enormous gravity.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 10/30/11 02:30 PM

Thanks for attempting the spoonfeeding for me. We need some fresh blood to solve this case. Anyone else?

All I can think of is black holes.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/30/11 06:27 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XIII:  (Link)

50th anniversary today

Originally Posted By: AlanK
50th anniversary coming later this year

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/31/11 08:32 AM

LVII (57)

Seen that picture before, way back in XIII (13)

There are no apple trees or palm trees in Novaya Zemla, and the Russian Atomic Museum does not look like either building

Still need some fresh blood. Steve?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/31/11 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
LVII (57)

Seen that picture before, way back in XIII (13)

There are no apple trees or palm trees in Novaya Zemla, and the Russian Atomic Museum does not look like either building

Still need some fresh blood. Steve?


The reference to XIII was only a recognition of the anniversary yesterday. It had nothing to do with LVII.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/31/11 02:14 PM

sorry, Alan. Time travel clues again?

I'm off this week to something I know more about at the Banff MountainFestival, so someone else needs to pick up the slack.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/31/11 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
sorry, Alan. Time travel clues again?

I'm off this week to something I know more about at the Banff MountainFestival, so someone else needs to pick up the slack.

Have a good time! The crowd around here does seem to have thinned since the heyday.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 10/31/11 09:27 PM

Yes, crowd has thinned. Sure do miss saltydog.

I thought Alan K had solved LVII with all those odd hints.

I sure don't have a clue. Time for some hints, wagga.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 02:16 AM

OK, they are Physics trees.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 05:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I thought Alan K had solved LVII with all those odd hints.

I was allowing others the chance to solve it too. The trees are connected with two extremely famous gravity guys.

Now, admittedly, gravity is just a theory.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 08:44 AM

LVII: Due to the gravity of the situation, there will be no more clues, neither heavy nor light.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 09:09 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
LVII: Due to the gravity of the situation, there will be no more clues, neither heavy nor light.

The rest is gravy.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 05:30 PM

Okay, got my boarding passes printed

One more stab at this thing

lots of blatant clues about gravity, physics, relativity, Newton, and the other extremely famous guy must be either Maxwell, Bolzman, Einstein, Bohr, Dirac, Heisenberg, or Feynman.

Even time travel in Back to the Future is a clue. But what is that building? Does not look like Einstein territory.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Okay, got my boarding passes printed

One more stab at this thing

lots of blatant clues about gravity, physics, relativity, Newton, and the other extremely famous guy must be either Maxwell, Bolzman, Einstein, Bohr, Dirac, Heisenberg, or Feynman.

Even time travel in Back to the Future is a clue. But what is that building? Does not look like Einstein territory.

Doc Brown in the original Back to the Future named his dog after a famous gravity guy. A guy on your list.

The guy planted a palm tree somewhere.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/01/11 05:58 PM

Consider the heritage of the extremely famous guy.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/01/11 09:19 PM

I'd sure like to know how wagga's initial clue, "Please Bee cryptic" relates to some dude's palm tree.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/01/11 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I'd sure like to know how wagga's initial clue, "Please Bee cryptic" relates to some dude's palm tree.


My guess is that it refered to the WZ's own Bee rather then being an actual clue as the guy with the palm tree definitely didn't say anything about the impact on the world if bees disappeared.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 04:53 AM

That was a kudo for Bee - her linear thinking solved the Ankerwyke Tree puzzle very quickly. Thought she might specialize in trees...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 05:01 AM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
... didn't say anything about the impact on the world if bees disappeared...


This has been posted before, but is well worth a second visit - and there are all the new folks, too.

Queen Of The Sun.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
That was a kudo for Bee - her linear thinking solved the Ankerwyke Tree puzzle very quickly. Thought she might specialize in trees...


That sent me waaay off the wrong trail.

So without any clues whatsoever, I'd appreciate Alan K revealing the thought processes he used to solve the puzzle. I'm clueless. confused
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
So without any clues whatsoever, I'd appreciate Alan K revealing the thought processes he used to solve the puzzle. I'm clueless. confused

The first tree said "apple" to me, so I looked for images of the world's most famous apple tree (I am assuming that Eve ate some other fruit). Since that tree is related to a gravity guy and the other image was a palm, I looked for references to the other most famous gravity guy and palm trees. That did it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 10:08 AM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LVII: (57)

Info on Isaac's tree here.

"Isaac Newton's Apple Tree is now on its third set of roots but still provides a good crop of apples each summer."

And the palm tree was apparently planted in 1923, not 1950.

The CNN picture.



Scroll through this article for some fascinating pictures.

Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein and their party traveled by ship and the two got to know each other. Weizmann supposedly remarked, "Every day he explained his theory to me, and now I am convinced that he understands it."
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVII (57) - 11/02/11 10:31 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
The first tree said "apple" to me, so I looked for images of the world's most famous apple tree (I am assuming that Eve ate some other fruit).

Man! All that first tree said to me was, "Old, sick and gnarly".

I guess I don't know apple trees.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/02/11 11:48 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58):






Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/02/11 01:07 PM

I'm guessing that people would not be offended if offered a small hint.

I am glad the guy in the picture has his hard hat on.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/03/11 01:40 PM

there was a famous event of a tool dropped in Arkansas, was that it?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/03/11 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
there was a famous event of a tool dropped in Arkansas, was that it?

No, but you might consider that for a WITWHH in the future...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/03/11 04:44 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58):



I miss the old participants in this game. I mean, saltydog would melt over this one.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/03/11 09:30 PM

I thought maybe it looked like a space shuttle engine, but can't find any pictures to match.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 04:03 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK

I miss the old participants in this game. I mean, saltydog would melt over this one.


Well, then, it must have something to do with a really hot day at this place. Yes?


CORRECTION
oops, too hasty. That probably is not right. I need to make a pilgrimage.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I thought maybe it looked like a space shuttle engine, but can't find any pictures to match.

And it's not an aircraft fuel tank - though that was the original plan. Sort of.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 06:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Well, then, it must have something to do with a really hot day at this place. Yes?


We already had the Mass Ave Bridge in a puzzle, so no need to re-visit that place. After all, the motto of its inhabitants is "IHTFP."
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 06:34 AM

I Have Two Felt Pens?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 07:32 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Steve C
I thought maybe it looked like a space shuttle engine, but can't find any pictures to match.

And it's not an aircraft fuel tank - though that was the original plan. Sort of.

The whole thing is a throwback to the 1960s.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 08:01 AM

And 50 years on, China just invented it.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
And 50 years on, China just invented it.

There's a lot of that going around.

But they did invent gunpowder a while back.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
The whole thing is a throwback to the 1960s.

BWR ?
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 09:12 AM

I think we had one of these on the old farm.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 09:15 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
The whole thing is a throwback to the 1960s.

BWR ?

I agree on the "R" part, but nothing should be boiling.

Originally Posted By: Rod
I think we had one of these on the old farm.

Heckuva farm!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 01:55 PM

So the R is reactor

I thought the saltydog/melt clue meant a meltdown near salty's Cape Cod location, therefore Pilgram Nuc.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
So the R is reactor

I thought the saltydog/melt clue meant a meltdown near salty's Cape Cod location, therefore Pilgram Nuc.

I did not think of that -- didn't mean to confuse (as opposed to be obscure). No meltdown.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 02:46 PM

Interesting
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 02:55 PM

Anything to do with Mag Lev ? (forward motion at speed though electro magnetism?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 03:02 PM

http://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/LaunchSystems/UpperStageEngine/images/SmallD3Upper.jpg
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 03:10 PM

Ok may be way off here but it looks similar to some NASA development rocket , satellite launch, engines, which the Chinese have recently been using

(see phot above)

A cryogenic rocket engine is a rocket engine that uses a cryogenic fuel

The YF-77 is currently China's most powerful cryogenic rocket engine using liquid hydrogen (LH2) fuel and liquid oxygen (LOX) oxidizer. Engine development began in the 2000s, with testing directed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) commencing in 2005. The engine has been successfully tested by mid-2007.

YES????


American cryogenic engines

In staged combustion and gas generator, a small amount of fuel and propellant are burnt and used to the hot gases are used to turn a turbine, which in turn drives the pumps that pump oxidizer and fuel into the combustion chamber.

The difference between staged combustion and gas generator is that in the gas generator, after driving the turbine, the gases are vented out into the atmosphere. In a staged combustion the gases that leave the turbine (usually a fuel rich mixture, though the Russians use a more difficult oxygen rich mixture) and sent into the combustion chamber where they are burnt . That way the staged combustion generates a couple of percentage points more thrust and is more efficeint (coz the gases are used to propel and not wastefully vented out).
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 03:25 PM

Good try! Even looks like it. Sorry!

There is definitely an aviation component in the story, though.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 03:54 PM

How about this

http://bartoncii.xanga.com/607971287/the-aircraft-nuclear-program-and-the-molten-salt-reactor/

The MSRE went critical on June 1, 1965 and operated for 4.5 years until it was shut down in December 1969. The MSRE was the first (and probably only) reactor to operate on all three fissile fuels: U-233, U-235, and Pu-239. During its operation, uranium was completely removed from the salt through fluorination by bubbling gaseous fluorine through the salt. The fluorine caused the uranium tetrafluoride to convert to uranium hexafluoride, which is gaseous, and could then be removed. In 4 days, 218 kg of uranium was separated from the intensely radioactive fission products and its activity was reduced by a billionfold. The reactor was then loaded with U-233 that had been made by early runs of thorium fuel at the Indian Point reactor in New York.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 03:55 PM

The Molten Salt Reactor experiment 1961

the picture is identical but from a different angle

Is there a prize ???
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 04:04 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I am glad the guy in the picture has his hard hat on.

Why?

PS Sara love your Yosemite pic
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 04:05 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
The Molten Salt Reactor experiment 1961

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I mean, saltydog would melt over this one.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 04:05 PM

Guess it is not that missle silo in the back yard. It looks so familar and I know I have seen this picture before. Damn if I can recall where.Not mechanical enough to know what it is but it looks like a huge furnace with a large gas inlet and burner and a large engine and drive shaft.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 04:07 PM

SaraC has it. Prize is you get to post your own puzzle. Something Pommie?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 04:08 PM

Ok im whingeing already , where are my limes, ill have a think and get back to you
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LVIII (58) - 11/04/11 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
I am glad the guy in the picture has his hard hat on.

Why?


I was thinking lead undies...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/04/11 04:16 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59):



This is the end
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIV (54) - 11/04/11 04:20 PM

SaraC - you have a PM with the forum code to make the pretty red title... Anybody else want it?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/04/11 04:55 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LX (60):

frankly my dear it all started here




(erm can we have two WITHWHH going at the same time, can save mine for later, its 2am i should sleep)
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/04/11 05:38 PM

LX: Dominoes!
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/04/11 05:44 PM

very good I had too look at that to see the connection
its not the answer by the way
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/04/11 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
(erm can we have two WITHWHH going at the same time, can save mine for later, its 2am i should sleep)

We probably shouldn't do it all the itme, but there is no rule against it. Come to think of it, are there any rules at all?
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/04/11 08:52 PM

How about 3 WITWHH?

What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61):

Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 12:20 AM

I know this bungalow , let me have a think
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 12:27 AM

Was it something "Frost'y" that happened here ?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 01:33 AM

LXI (61): Is that an apple tree in front of the picture window?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 05:48 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
LXI (61): Is that an apple tree in front of the picture window?

Looks like someone's parents' house. I believe that the apple tree is in the garage.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 06:07 AM

Of all the paving jobs I've seen, that is about the worst.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 06:59 AM

You need to be more cryptic than that wagga I thought it would be too easy for some of you.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 07:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Rod
You need to be more cryptic than that wagga I thought it would be too easy for some of you.
I thought that my hint on 59 was a giveaway. What about 60?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXI (61) - 11/05/11 07:33 AM

OK Im missing something on 61 LXI , is someone buried under the paving? and whats with the garage

Do you want another cryptic clue about 60 LX
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/05/11 07:35 AM

It might seem that King John put a hand to naming this location but not the event

Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/05/11 08:26 AM

No you are good AlanK on 59 and 60 except,61 is a little too obvious. But it is too easy an entry anyways.
wagga empty your PM I sent you a PM and your box is too full!!!!
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/05/11 09:30 AM

Ok I got It I should of got it sooner , obviously its someone's parents house I think they should take up the paving and put down a hard drive, easy Job
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 02:15 PM

I've flown over all the linear accelerators that I could find but no match. Is that search a dead end?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I've flown over all the linear accelerators that I could find but no match. Is that search a dead end?

No linear accelerator. The clue was the exact phrase.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:05 PM

are doors involved ?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:08 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
are doors involved ?

You mean like Doors of Perception? Sure.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:13 PM

hmm I was thinking more Jim Morrison than Aldus Huxley
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:18 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
hmm I was thinking more Jim Morrison than Aldus Huxley

Well, that is where Morrison got the inspiration for the name.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:22 PM

Yes

I was trying to be cryptic
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Yes

I was trying to be cryptic

Cryptic is appropriate.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:33 PM

Can I rest on my Laurels ?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Can I rest on my Laurels ?

This game rarely allows that.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:44 PM

hey "Love" when I said laurels I was being cryptic, I though it would be up your "street"
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:47 PM

perhaps ill let the Sunset on this one and get some sleep
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:50 PM

Honoré
Sarah
Georges
Maria
Frédéric
Colette
Isadora
Stéphane
Heloïse
Ferdinand
Marcel
Gertrud & Alice
Simone
Georges-Pierre
Oscar

Oddly enough, I had planned this for a future WITWHH but couldn't find a sufficiently obscure picture.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 03:56 PM

C'est La Vie
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Honoré
Sarah
Georges
Maria
Frédéric
Colette
Isadora
Stéphane
Heloïse
Ferdinand
Marcel
Gertrud & Alice
Simone
Georges-Pierre
Oscar

Oddly enough, I had planned this for a future WITWHH but couldn't find a sufficiently obscure picture.

Great list. Somehow I am not surprised that you had the place in mind.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 04:52 PM

wagga empty your PM box (it's too full to accept my PM}and check out the PM I sent you.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 05:16 PM

Rod: Fixed - my quota is 38/40...
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 05:19 PM

The real list:

Honoré de Balzac
Sarah Bernhardt
Georges Bizet
Maria Callas (who really isn't there)
Frédéric Chopin
Colette
Isadora Duncan
Stéphane Grappelli
Heloïse
Ferdinand de Lesseps
Marcel Proust
Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas
Simone Signoret
Georges-Pierre Seurat
Oscar Wilde
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIX (59) - 11/05/11 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The real list:

Honoré de Balzac
Sarah Bernhardt
Georges Bizet
Maria Callas (who really isn't there)
Frédéric Chopin
Colette
Isadora Duncan
Stéphane Grappelli
Heloïse
Ferdinand de Lesseps
Marcel Proust
Gertrude Stein & Alice B. Toklas
Simone Signoret
Georges-Pierre Seurat
Oscar Wilde

And, of course, Jim Morrison.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/05/11 07:02 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
It might seem that King John put a hand to naming this location but not the event

Hmmmm... those buildings look a bit new to have anything to do with the Magna Carta.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/05/11 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
It might seem that King John put a hand to naming this location but not the event

Hmmmm... those buildings look a bit new to have anything to do with the Magna Carta.


You are on the right track, or should I say street, buildings come and they go.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/06/11 05:20 AM

If I were to rent a car & drive there, which BMW model should I choose out of M1, M3, or M5. Or should I choose the Audi A1?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/06/11 05:47 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
If I were to rent a car & drive there, which BMW model should I choose out of M1, M3, or M5. Or should I choose the Audi A1?


Thats an excellent question

Audi would be best but not an A1,
A BMW would also be very good,I think M1 or M6 would be equally good.
Do Audi make an A5?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/06/11 12:36 PM

Is it on the London Road?

And - drum roll - we just blew through 100,000 views for this thread.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/06/11 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Is it on the London Road?

And - drum roll - we just blew through 100,000 views for this thread.


The road starts in London and ends in the home of the Druids
and you would be driving the Audi

Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/06/11 01:32 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Is it on the London Road?

And - drum roll - we just blew through 100,000 views for this thread.


The road starts in London and ends in the home of the Druids
and you would be driving the Audi



And when you catch up with the two BMWs you might want to stop
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/06/11 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
The crowd around here does seem to have thinned since the heyday.
Things have certainly picked up around here since this was said. 100,000 hits, eh?
Random comment - otherwise I have no clues
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/06/11 11:26 PM

OK The road in the picture is the Watling street. Even by modern standards the Romans moved pretty fast around here and by Roman standards what happened here was really fast

There is also a clue with the picture
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 08:21 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
What In The World Happened Here? LX (60):

frankly my dear it all started here


Bumped the picture up - it's 3 pages back now...

Is there a lady with a 'take no prisoners attitude' involved?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
What In The World Happened Here? LX (60):

frankly my dear it all started here


Bumped the picture up - it's 3 pages back now...

Is there a lady with a 'take no prisoners attitude' involved?


Im afraid this is more 1940s than AD40s
No chariots Involved, but Roman standards is a clue, in a way. I was thinking more of the symbol of the roman standards and what sort of locomotion the symbol used (too cryptic ?) you seem to have the area correct though
Would a map reference be helpfull, or another photo
This is close to the centre of Roman Britain and when AlanK said Magna Carta he was in the right ball Park
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 11:46 AM

So we're talking about someone who enabled an entire segment of high society?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
So we're talking about someone who enabled an entire segment of high society?


Very good we most definitely are
that was quick work
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 12:45 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
This is close to the centre of Roman Britain and when AlanK said Magna Carta he was in the right ball Park

Interesting park, but the Air Commodore is more interesting.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX (60) - 11/07/11 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
This is close to the centre of Roman Britain and when AlanK said Magna Carta he was in the right ball Park

Interesting park, but the Air Commodore is more interesting.


I thinks its fair to say Alan you have been the engine for this solution
I thought Id link it to the MSR question
well done
The history of the park is more interesting than the park itself and of course involves the Air Commodore
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/07/11 04:16 PM

New one

What In The World Happened Here? LXII (62):

Bill Clinton could have dropped his tool here. Wagga already knows this one.




Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/07/11 04:50 PM

I do?

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? LXII (62):{/color}{/b}{/font}

Above is forum code for titles. Substitute [ and ] for { and } and you will get correct color and the pretty serifs.

Titling makes it clear that this is a new game.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/08/11 11:08 AM

OH My thats going to take some grey matter, and I am working this week
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/08/11 04:02 PM

Quiz will be still here - it is not going anywhere. What was there originally never got to go where it was intended.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/08/11 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
New one

What In The World Happened Here? LXII (62):

Bill Clinton could have dropped his tool here. Wagga already knows this one.







I think Clinton Tried Being Testy on this one but he was a lone voice in the senate
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 02:12 AM

you are on the right track, sort of.

any other clues might be 740 ton big ones
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 06:14 AM

Did someone see the light on the Road to Damascus?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 08:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
you are on the right track, sort of.

any other clues might be 740 ton big ones


Was there some underground rumblings from a hot indian Currie
Did Bill have a Currie in 1998
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 09:50 AM

AFAIK, Clinton was not governor there.

Curie rather than Currie would be closer.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
AFAIK, Clinton was not governor there

Ever? Or just not at the time of the event?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
New one

What In The World Happened Here? LXII (62):

Bill Clinton could have dropped his tool here. Wagga already knows this one.





Titan II Silo Accident in Damascus Arkansas

Former Titan II Missile Silo. On September 19th 1980 a dropped wrench punctured a fuel tank. Hours later it blew with such force that the 740 ton silo lid was blown off and the warhead (relatively undamaged) landed 600 feet away.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Titan II Silo Accident in Damascus Arkansas

Former Titan II Missile Silo. On September 19th 1980 a dropped wrench punctured a fuel tank. Hours later it blew with such force that the 740 ton silo lid was blown off and the warhead (relatively undamaged) landed 600 feet away.

That's what I was hinting at. It was not the first fatal Titan accident in Arkansas, either.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:29 AM

yep, you guys got it

http://www.techbastard.com/missile/titan2/silo/374-7.php

Also, a welcome to Hikeup and post #1. New fresh blood to help solve these puzzles.

Next?

PS:
Way back on 11/3, I thought wagga already knew #62

"there was a famous event of a tool dropped in Arkansas, was that it?"

"No, but you might consider that for a WITWHH in the future..."
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:42 AM

NEXT !!!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Titan II Silo Accident in Damascus Arkansas

Former Titan II Missile Silo. On September 19th 1980 a dropped wrench punctured a fuel tank. Hours later it blew with such force that the 740 ton silo lid was blown off and the warhead (relatively undamaged) landed 600 feet away.

Brian -- Note for the future -- The idea is to make an obscure reference to the answer so that there is some opportunity for several people to solve the puzzle. At some arbitrary point, it is declared solved. When I think that has happened, I update the summary thread.
Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 12:07 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63):

Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Brian -- Note for the future -- The idea is to make an obscure reference to the answer so that there is some opportunity for several people to solve the puzzle. At some arbitrary point, it is declared solved. When I think that has happened, I update the summary thread.

Yeah, y'all hinting and smirking with all those obscure hints... drives me nuts and keeps me wondering, both at the same time. smirk

...now, if we can just get wagga to update the Subject line to the correct number along with his
Fancy Red Text
when he starts a new puzzle. smile
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Brian -- Note for the future ...

Duly noted...I'm not known for being subtle laugh
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LX II (62) - 11/09/11 12:20 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Brian -- Note for the future ...

Duly noted...I'm not known for being subtle laugh

Well, our "rules" are really more like guidelines. cool
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 12:23 PM

WaggA please do something with your inbox I cant message you
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:06 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Stone me if im not Worthy of this one , if I cant get it ill be going around in circles


Sara, IF it really is where I think you think it is, I have been to the Tor.
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:07 PM

I'm reminded of a popular Christmas carol.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63):



Nine ladies might lead you to the clue by dancing in a circle . That'll teach them for dancing on a Sunday

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:22 PM

SaraC - the real answer is the title of the book.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:33 PM

Hmmmmmmm scratches head
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 01:44 PM

Sorry Wagga too late for me time for bed, just dont know the book, but I got the location
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 03:37 PM

HikeUp, our new victim player seems to have gotten the location first. I'm reading a fine whodunnit which uses the site, but the geographic names are all obfuscated.

So, name the book.

Ms. NEXT! is kipping, so I'm goanna sneak a new one in. Soon.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/09/11 03:43 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64):

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/09/11 03:54 PM

I found this theme to be quite pleasing...

Posted by: tdtz

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/09/11 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64):



This one is easy!!!

A really cool sunset behind some carved monoliths.

thank you
thank you

Where do I collect my prize?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 04:52 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So, name the book.

Was it written by an apparent distant relative of the famous John Wilkes?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/09/11 05:02 PM

tdtz: Sunrise or Sunset? This was to have been an extra-points question, but now that you've brought it up...

Submit relevant maps, derived equations & images to support your answer.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 05:05 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Was it written by an apparent distant relative of the famous John Wilkes?

And many miles distant from Ringham Moor, too.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIII (63) - 11/09/11 09:30 PM

I would have got it if I didnt have to sleep
A shot in the dark in the booth, dont know if licoln was watching dancing virgins though,
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/09/11 09:53 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65):




Easy one

Name the game
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/10/11 06:43 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64):


Something appears to be Broken down under.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIV (64) - 11/10/11 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Something appears to be Broken down under.

What the Hill, I think you got it.

Whoda thunk that wagga would post a pic from NSW.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 07:20 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65):



Easy one

Name the game

Looks like very old Scottish dominoes.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65):



Easy one

Name the game

Looks like very old Scottish dominoes.


Right country wrong game : )
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 11:46 AM

I notice most of the pics are from google earth
How do I make a screen shot of google earth and post it to WITWHH

Thanks
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 11:56 AM

Gadwin PrintScreen is a very useful (and free) tool, assuming Windows usage.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Name the game


Originally Posted By: AlanK
Looks like very old Scottish dominoes.


Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Right country wrong game : )


Chess is more civilized.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/10/11 09:05 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Name the game


Originally Posted By: AlanK
Looks like very old Scottish dominoes.


Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Right country wrong game : )


Chess is more civilized.


Stone me mate
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXV (65) - 11/11/11 09:56 AM

Please guys can we have another one, or two


Xxx
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/11/11 12:16 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66):

Before you get all tichy on me, the major givaway in the sketch has been butchered redacted.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/11/11 12:40 PM

this was the answer by the way

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pe_mla/t/the_lewis_chessmen.aspx

the stone circle was on lewis
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 03:06 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67):

There are two pieces to this story: One makes me very sad, the other is all about lust.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 04:02 PM

I do not know which film was used for the above image, and I don't know what digital processing has been visited on it either.

My first thought was Panatomic X developed in Microdol, (1:3) but the white detail makes me think Tri X. In any case, that is a beautiful image.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67):

There are two pieces to this story: One makes me very sad, the other is all about lust.

Wonderful clue.

For you Fresno guys, my dad ran for Dinuba HS in the CA State track meet a couple of months after that picture was taken.

The first piece of the story is sad but reflects a theme we have touched before.

The second piece of the story has two pieces, which is why I liked the clue.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 04:39 PM

AlanK: So, Omphaloskepsis is a big part of your life?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 05:05 PM

By the way, we blasted past 111111 views today, 11/11/11.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 10:40 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67):

There are two pieces to this story: One makes me very sad, the other is all about lust.



I was actually on TWO this last night the eight hour difference forces me to sleep

Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/11/11 10:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67):

There are two pieces to this story: One makes me very sad, the other is all about lust.


Lust or desire can lead peoples into unknown dangers
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 02:44 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67):

There are two pieces to this story: One makes me very sad, the other is all about lust.





Lust For
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 02:49 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66):

Before you get all tichy on me, the major givaway in the sketch has been butchered redacted.


I thought Id bump this up, we dont have an answer yet do we
I thought the answer might be riviteng but dismissed that first thought

Any clues ???
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 02:53 AM

OK I got it just thinking of a cryptic answer
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 02:55 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66):

Before you get all tichy on me, the major givaway in the sketch has been butchered redacted.


I thought Id bump this up, we dont have an answer yet do we
I thought the answer might be riviteng but dismissed that first thought

Any clues ???


Oh Wagga Wagga you do like your home grown meat
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 03:01 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
[quote=SaraC_UK][quote=wagga]What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66):

Before you get all tichy on me, the major givaway in the sketch has been butchered redacted.


Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 03:08 AM

To all players: Steve C will give everybody edit access to a single post in the Gallery so that we can upload pics there rather than Flikr, etc, One benefit is that the site carries the actual image. If you were to delete a Flikr image, WZ won't be able to display it.

So, show your interest & Steve can give you access...
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 03:10 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII ? (68):

Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXVI (66) - 11/12/11 03:13 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
To all players: Steve C will give everybody edit access to a single post in the Gallery so that we can upload pics there rather than Flikr, etc, One benefit is that the site carries the actual image. If you were to delete a Flikr image, WZ won't be able to display it.

So, show your interest & Steve can give you access...


sounds good, you will need to message me and explain it in simpler terms ,
also your mailbox is always full
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 04:40 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
AlanK: So, Omphaloskepsis is a big part of your life?

I'd say it's a big part of this game.
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 02:06 PM

I am so confussed. Don't know which game is being played by whom. Not sure i understand what wagga was saying about the one time access to download pics or if it was a crytic clue.I know that that wasn't a vegetarian stand that was redacted.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod
I am so confussed. Don't know which game is being played by whom

Players should reference the puzzle number when they reply. However, this is the Internet & there are no rules.

Originally Posted By: Rod
Not sure i understand what wagga was saying about the one time access to download pics or if it was a crytic clue.

Instead of puzzle posters using Flikr, etc. as the image source, there is an argument for storing the actual image on the WZ host site, using a single post which can be accessed by any poster.

Originally Posted By: Rod
I know that that wasn't a vegetarian stand that was redacted.

Yes, my next clue was to be something along the lines of "If the horse & the chooks knew what was going on in that hut they would flee"

And, of course, AlanK's summary is super helpful.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 03:31 PM

Hmmm I think the cryptic answer part is great and adds to the fun, but can lead to confusion, which is also fun, abit like a game called mornington crescent played on the radio but I digress

(mornington crescent is a very confusing game played on a british radio show called "im sorry I havent a clue" which Im sure you guys would love)

Sometimes ive posted cryptic answers to clues which the posters has NOT fully understood

Re the bikini atoll answer I was thinking of putting shall I bring my bathing suit or wet suit after the evacuation, return photo

Finally I dont know if wagga was aware of this site

http://www.lust4rust.co/

which is a site about diving on the wrecks of bikini and called lust for rust, or whether this was just one of those bizarre coincidences
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 03:35 PM

RE


What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII ? (68):


Even a journeys of thousands of miles begins with their first steps
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/12/11 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
And, of course, AlanK's summary is super helpful.

Given the lack of hard and fast rules, I try to avoid posting summaries before their time. That is easiest when fairly clear answers in the thread.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/13/11 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
RE


What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII ? (68):


Even a journey of thousands of miles begins with their first steps






The first time this person met his best friend he might have said hello Mary Lou but I cant let Maggie go

this was the first of many houses he lived in
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/13/11 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
The first time this person met his best friend he might have said hello Mary Lou but I cant let Maggie go

this was the first of many houses he lived in

I'm not sure I know jack about this one. I saw a place like that while on the road once, though.

Note added a few hours back -- OK, I looked at the problem again and figured out that the posted picture is of 9 Lupine Rd. -- I was indeed on the right track.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/13/11 06:18 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
By the way, we blasted past 111111 views today, 11/11/11.

And this thread started on 3/31/11!
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVII (67) - 11/14/11 12:46 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
By the way, we blasted past 111111 views today, 11/11/11.

And this thread started on 3/31/11!


I see this lonesome traveller has not got you beat and wont be leaveing you in desolation
There is now a void for the next question
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/14/11 03:18 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68):

Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/14/11 01:20 PM

LXVIII (68)

No idea what happened there (yet) but I know where it is. Something about the image reminded me of SoCal or at least a climate similar to SoCal.
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/14/11 02:40 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
LXVIII (68)

No idea what happened there (yet) but I know where it is. Something about the image reminded me of SoCal or at least a climate similar to SoCal.

I'd be wary of things falling out of the sky.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/14/11 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
I'd be wary of things falling out of the sky.

Did it hit the golf course in the picture?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/14/11 03:50 PM

Quote:
Did it hit the golf course in the picture?

Closer to the dead center of town.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 10:56 AM

Ok I now know where it is one of the chipmunks found something that fell from the sky is that it ?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Quote:
Did it hit the golf course in the picture?

Closer to the dead center of town.


Ok I now know where it is one of the chipmunks found something that fell from the sky is that it ?
but that was in the sea


I think he might have been a friend of horses and 52 Was involved . convenient (and unfortunate) place for an ending dont you think
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 11:03 AM

Oh Wagga your mail box is full else I would post you the nswer
Oh I love this game
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Quote:
Did it hit the golf course in the picture?

Closer to the dead center of town.


He came a long way from home in NC to find a petrol station.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69) - 11/15/11 11:45 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69):



Hey guys hope you dont mind me posting, let me know if you do
I am finding this very stimulating
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69) - 11/15/11 01:36 PM

LXIX (69)

Nice quaint little border town that has seen better times.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69) - 11/15/11 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Hey guys hope you dont mind me posting, let me know if you do
I am finding this very stimulating

Are you kidding?. I commented recently that the ranks had thinned. You have really helped to re-energize this highly important project.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Oh Wagga your mail box is full else I would post you the nswer
Oh I love this game

I already know the answer smile

And we love to have you play it, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68):


LXVIII was Jack Kerouac's house. The one above should be numbered LXIX (69)

The one below should be numbered LXX (70)

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69):



Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 06:23 PM

OK. LXX (70)

I wouldn't Stew over it much.
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69) - 11/15/11 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
LXIX (69)

Nice quaint little border town that has seen better times.


LXX

yes its near the border, what happened here was more in the area than at a town
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/15/11 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
OK. LXX (70)

I wouldn't Stew over it much.


NO. Thats right. no point getting in a stew over it

This happened near there
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/16/11 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Originally Posted By: HikeUp
OK. LXX (70)

I wouldn't Stew over it much.


Cooking or stewing?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/16/11 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
Originally Posted By: HikeUp
OK. LXX (70)

I wouldn't Stew over it much.


Cooking or stewing?


It has nothing to do with cooking or stewing. Two people know the location already. What happened happened somewhere near here, say in fifty mile radius, any one need another clue ?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/16/11 03:49 PM

LXX (70)

Did it happen (allegedly) in 1938?
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/16/11 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
LXX (70)

Did it happen (allegedly) in 1938?


Oh no it happened later. And it's real. No large body parts involved here
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/16/11 06:07 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
LXX (70)

Did it happen (allegedly) in 1938?


Don't focus on the town it didn't happen in the town but happened in the general area in-between several towns in the area and the border
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/17/11 12:41 AM

I will post a picture of the larger area tonionght to help with location.

Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/17/11 12:46 AM

A member of the house of Windsor might have assisted in what happened here
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/17/11 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK
A member of the house of Windsor might have assisted in what happened here


The people involved must have been very glad to see her
Posted by: SaraC_UK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/17/11 11:35 AM

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/18/11 03:05 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71):

Should have posted this a few days ago on the actual anniversary. But the puzzle number works well...

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/18/11 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71):

Should have posted this a few days ago on the actual anniversary. But the puzzle number works well...

Another mis-numbering incident. It is definitely not puzzle #4004.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/18/11 09:29 PM

It appears wagga has shifted some identifying numbers from that image.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/19/11 04:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
It appears wagga has shifted some identifying numbers from that image.

wagga did or I did. I sure remember the 4004 being a big deal in '71.
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/19/11 07:14 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71):

Should have posted this a few days ago on the actual anniversary. But the puzzle number works well...



The 16 contacts was a dead giveaway.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/19/11 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
The 16 contacts was a dead giveaway.

That and 1971.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/19/11 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK

We are not doing too well on what happened after 1938 BC
Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72) - 11/19/11 08:11 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72):

Another anniversary sometime in 2011 -- this one was a 50th

Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI (71) - 11/19/11 08:46 AM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXI: (71)

There is a terrific article from the Reg which contains the unmolested picture.

To this day, decisions on register allocation and especially memory addressing continue to haunt & frustrate us. The 68K series had a greatly superior architecture.

As to what happened - you, the reader are sitting in front of a personal computer, connected to the rest of the world through the internet. That's a revolution.

I mostly posted this to show how small a slice of the Earth's surface could be almost instantly recognizable.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/19/11 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: SaraC_UK


Well, I for one have been stewing on this one. At least I was able to zero in on the map area. But SaraC seems to prefer to hyder clues so well that I cannot find anything that might solve this one.

Here's a Gmap4 embedded map showing the area. Switch to Satellite mode and zoom out to see the same view as above.
Gmap4 embedded version (Same map, separate window)

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/20/11 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Well, I for one have been stewing on this one. At least I was able to zero in on the map area. But SaraC seems to prefer to hyder clues so well that I cannot find anything that might solve this one.


Not all that much happens in that area. Are we talking about a disaster? Another lost bomb, maybe?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/20/11 12:28 PM

If you had a border collie there, would you know exactly where he should patrol?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72) - 11/21/11 07:09 AM

LXXII (72)

Oink.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72) - 11/21/11 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
LXXII (72)
Oink.

Si... cochinos.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72) - 11/21/11 08:40 AM

Sheesh! With all that white in the satellite picture, I was looking for some shoreline with glaciers involved. Is it tropical coral that makes the satellite view so light?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXII (72) - 11/21/11 10:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Sheesh! With all that white in the satellite picture, I was looking for some shoreline with glaciers involved. Is it tropical coral that makes the satellite view so light?

I believe so. One thing I did learn in digging up that picture:
Originally Posted By: Wikipedia
The English translation of cochinos as pigs is erroneous. In the Caribbean, it is a common name for the Orangeside triggerfish (Sufflamen verres), that inhabits coral reefs in Bahía de Cochinos, rather than swine (Sus scrofa).
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/21/11 10:27 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Well, I for one have been stewing on this one. At least I was able to zero in on the map area. But SaraC seems to prefer to hyder clues so well that I cannot find anything that might solve this one.


Not all that much happens in that area. Are we talking about a disaster? Another lost bomb, maybe?


Dumb Americans don't know anything. Especially about Canada. wink
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/21/11 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Not all that much happens in that area. Are we talking about a disaster? Another lost bomb, maybe?


Dumb Americans don't know anything. Especially about Canada. wink

Far be it from me to dispute that.

Nevertheless, I can produce a post-1938 story about a lost US nuclear bomb in which Stewart-Hyder plays a important role.

But if you want to provide the real solution, be our guest.
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/21/11 10:56 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Not all that much happens in that area. Are we talking about a disaster? Another lost bomb, maybe?


Dumb Americans don't know anything. Especially about Canada. wink

Far be it from me to dispute that.

Nevertheless, I can produce a post-1938 story about a lost US nuclear bomb in which Stewart-Hyder plays a important role.

But if you want to provide the real solution, be our guest.

laugh I'll let the border collie tell the real story. All I found was that maybe some RCMP found aliens bodies in a nearby cave, and or a nearby avalanche disaster. No royalty involved though. A lot has happend in BC but nothing in this part of BC that I can find.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/21/11 11:10 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
laugh I'll let the border collie tell the real story. All I found was that maybe some RCMP found aliens bodies in a nearby cave, and or a nearby avalanche disaster. No royalty involved though. A lot has happend in BC but nothing in this part of BC that I can find.

The avalanche was my candidate until I found the lost bomb story. But royalty seemed to be lacking.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXVIII (68) - 11/21/11 12:08 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXIII (73):

Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/22/11 01:12 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXIV (74):

I don't know anything about #73 so I'm gonna post one I do know laugh
Posted by: Rod

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/23/11 11:37 AM

73 looks like the impression left by the aircraft that had Jabba the Hut and Princess Laya in the final movie of the first set of three Star Wars 5 I believe.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/25/11 06:32 AM

73: This is not yet another coal-fired power station stack under construction. It is unique - in the world.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/25/11 04:55 PM

73: I see sand dunes and a tower. But what is that wall-like structure?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/25/11 04:59 PM

74: Airstrip and a north-facing coastline.... How about a hint?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
74: Airstrip and a north-facing coastline.... How about a hint?

The airfield is named after a marine major. The event(s) occured during November, awhile ago.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 10:35 AM

74: Is there a place with the same name in this vicinity?

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 11:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
73: I see sand dunes and a tower. But what is that wall-like structure?

I don't know. But there is a lot of yellow to the west.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Originally Posted By: Steve C
74: Airstrip and a north-facing coastline.... How about a hint?

The airfield is named after a marine major. The event(s) occured during November, awhile ago.

That's a complex clue. It'd take the wisdom of Solomon to decipher.

Were your November events on land or water?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 02:38 PM

The Operation was on both land and sea.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/26/11 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
The Operation was on both land and sea.

I'll sit on my iron bottom and try to sound it out.
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 11/29/11 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: HikeUp
The Operation was on both land and sea.

I'll sit on my iron bottom and try to sound it out.

You've nailed it already. I guess I should clarify that the on land part was merely a last gasp effort by the aggressor to fulfill their mission after a resounding defeat.
Posted by: torpified

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/02/11 01:35 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Steve C
73: I see sand dunes and a tower. But what is that wall-like structure?

I don't know. But there is a lot of yellow to the west.


Like a Yellow Sea? Is anything in South Korea that arid, or anything in North Korea that google-mapped?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/05/11 02:42 PM

LXXIII: (73) Some of the Yellow to the west of this artifact will end up in the Yellow Sea.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/06/11 02:32 PM

LXXIII: (73) Need another clue?

This is the only one of it's kind, though there was a prototype running successfully in Spain. It's been torn down, so there was no meaningful picture. A much larger version was planned for Australia, but has not been built yet. And it is an energy provider.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/06/11 08:39 PM

73: Which has been torn down, the one in the puzzle, or the prototype in Spain?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/07/11 02:27 AM

The prototype in Spain was torn down in 1989.
Posted by: torpified

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/07/11 02:39 AM

That hint's too helpful. DidJinshawan to give a less leading one?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/07/11 06:16 AM

LXXIII (73)

Rather large convection oven if you ask me...


What's with all the blue roofs?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/07/11 06:57 AM

LXXIII (73)

Torpified: Good one!

HikeUp: Where did you find that image?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/07/11 07:06 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
LXXIII (73)

HikeUp: Where did you find that image?

I captured it from google earth (ver 6.1.0.5001) today. I've been scouring that area looking for your view, and now I know why I couldn't find it! Your latest clue gave me the name of the town and I was able to find it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 12/08/11 04:27 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIII: (73)

This is apparently the world's first commercial Solar Updraft Tower, though the illustration offered showed it under construction. Oddly enough, Google Earth now has a different view, though, an up-to-date image would show the completed project. Here is the wiki.



Here is a good reference from the SolarPedia.

And here is a press release indicating that the plant will go online 12/10/2011.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXIX (69) - 12/11/11 06:46 AM

Still open: LXX

We could use some input from Sara. I think that everyone knows that the original photo is of the Stewart, British Columbia- Hyder, Alaska area. Events identified with the area were a killer avalanche and a nuclear bomber crash.
Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75) - 12/11/11 10:49 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75):

An interesting moment in US history and an interesting part of the USA.


Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75) - 12/13/11 03:04 PM

Arghhhh, this one's a lulu. Nearly drove me birdshit trying to find it.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/13/11 03:45 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76):

12/14/????!

Answer by posting the more interesting of the two photos at this place on Google Earth.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75) - 12/13/11 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Arghhhh, this one's a lulu. Nearly drove me birdshit trying to find it.

But it was worth it, right? That has to be one of the greatest pieces of legislation in US history!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/13/11 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76):

12/14/????!

Answer by posting the more interesting of the two photos at this place on Google Earth.


Who knew that a century would go by and the economy would turn south?
Posted by: HikeUp

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75) - 12/13/11 06:31 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Arghhhh, this one's a lulu. Nearly drove me birdshit trying to find it.

Nice discovery. #1 on google search for "island covered in bird shit"!
Posted by: Steve C

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (77) - 12/13/11 06:50 PM

Re 75: Neva saw such a pile.

Edit: #77 withdrawn. frown   Thanks, Tom.

Obviously not paying very good attention here. blush

Actually, it was XX.
Posted by: tdtz

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (77) - 12/13/11 06:58 PM

I think that you will find that LXXVII is the same as XIX:
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 12:59 AM

LXXVI(76)

They call him Scott of the Antarctic because he is still there

12/14 on the other hand, refers to the Norwegian dogsledder
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 01:52 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (77):

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXV (75) - 12/14/11 01:56 AM

Originally Posted By: HikeUp
Nice discovery. #1 on google search for "island covered in bird shit"!

I knew I was guano get it.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 02:31 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76)

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (77):

Posted by: torpified

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 12:49 PM

Is something very grave happening?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 02:06 PM

Not sure about grave, but definitely an event of great gravity.
Posted by: torpified

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 04:11 PM


That covers the manuscript. If only I knew what the structure was, I could dyne out on this one.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/14/11 04:39 PM

[quote=torpified]I could dyne out on this one/quote]

100,000 times.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/15/11 12:48 AM

Apple pie sounds good to me.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/15/11 03:29 AM

From xkcd.

Posted by: torpified

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/15/11 11:03 AM

What in the World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78)





Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/16/11 04:15 AM

Originally Posted By: torpified
What in the World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78)


I am very uncertain about where the hell I go to find out who passed through in 1925.
Posted by: torpified

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/16/11 08:14 AM

Such language, AlanK! Didn't your mother ever tell you to mind your Ps and Qs??
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/16/11 01:48 PM

Heck. I'm busted. But I didn't name the place.

Mind P's and Q's? Not Mom so much as various physics profs.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/18/11 03:20 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79):

Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80) - 12/18/11 03:21 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80) - 12/18/11 05:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/18/11 06:03 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79):

I'm not a sailing man, but that ship seems to be in trouble. It's apparent vintage inspired me to think about things that happen to dams (referring to #80). Distress seemed like a good theme, since the dam was obviously not one of our famous US ones. To me, though, the ship looks like a lot of ships that had trouble back around mid-century.
Posted by: torpified

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80) - 12/19/11 03:27 AM

It would take me eder nine guesses to get this one.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80) - 12/19/11 11:07 AM

another easy one - thank you.

The 1954 film, The Dam Busters chronicled the British attack on the dam.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/19/11 11:10 AM

well, it is not the Edmund Fitzgerald that went down on Lake Superior when the winds of November came early, but the clue 'mid-century' suggests munitions had something to do with it. Must have been some more of those torpedoes, but from who?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/19/11 12:22 PM

It's good to have any easy one sometimes...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/19/11 12:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
well, it is not the Edmund Fitzgerald that went down on Lake Superior when the winds of November came early, but the clue 'mid-century' suggests munitions had something to do with it. Must have been some more of those torpedoes, but from who?

Well, it is not the USS Indianapolis and it is not the boat from Jaws.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/19/11 02:15 PM

OK, a clue: LXXIX started 4 days before Xmas. My policy is to post unhelpful clues as much as possible, & I've stayed with it. Or not.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/20/11 08:01 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
OK, a clue: LXXIX started 4 days before Xmas.

Started? I found some December 21 shipwrecks, but none of a ship that would have looked like that one.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/21/11 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
OK, a clue: LXXIX started 4 days before Xmas.

Started? I found some December 21 shipwrecks, but none of a ship that would have looked like that one.

OK, the stuff hit the fan on Christmas 60 years ago.

The vessel's name evokes Captain Kirk.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/22/11 02:06 PM

Okay that was a giant clue, but I had not heard of the Flying E

it sunk on Jan 10 south of the famous landmark, The Lizard.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX (79) - 12/22/11 02:12 PM

Stay put with that thought & we'll get back to it.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/22/11 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: torpified
What in the World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78)


Don't forget this one.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/23/11 06:08 AM

does not look to me like a Channel Island (anywhere near the Lizard or not). We were given a 1925 clue. For that year a famous person was Mussolini, so perhaps was this an island in the Med?

Merry Christmas.
Harvey
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVI (76) - 12/23/11 06:43 AM

These are my comments and may not represent the views of the original poster:

The island in #78 is about 630 miles form The Lizard.

Uncertainty is a clue to the famous guy.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/23/11 08:17 AM

#78

In no uncertain terms, that clue (a second time) was a softball. Even with the Percocet-haze from my postop TKR, I could figure that one out.

Never heard of that island that Werner went to.
Posted by: torpified

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/23/11 08:36 AM

Regarding LXXVIII, AlanK and the original poster appear to be on the same wavelength. You can see why you'd visit the place to escape the ravages of hay fever.

epiphany at helgoland
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/23/11 10:18 AM

From Wikipedia.

Quote:
On 18 April 1947 British engineers attempted to destroy the entire North Sea island of Heligoland in what became known as the "British Bang". Roughly 4000 tons of surplus World War II ammunition were placed in various locations around the island and set off. The island survived, although the extensive fortifications were destroyed. According to Willmore, the energy released was 1.3×1020 erg (1.3×1013 J), or about 3.2 kilotons of TNT equivalent. The blast is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under largest single explosive detonation, although Minor Scale would appear to be larger.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIII (78) - 12/23/11 11:40 AM

Top 10 biggest explosions.

I had planned to post Minor Scale, though. There is a connection with #1, the size of the universe should be measured in Smoots.
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/23/11 02:39 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX: (79)

This puzzle was actually about Captain Stayput. The book is here.

"This was the biggest one-man heroism story since Lindbergh. He was honored on his return to England, and when he got to New York, he was given a ticker tape parade. He refused to cash in on his fame; even while he was awaiting rescue, a beer tycoon had arranged for a packet to be dropped to him offering him $30,000 to endorse a particular brew. He declined an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. He was quickly put back at work for his shipping line, and was a hero to all, except for himself. For one thing, he never understood why people would get so worked up over a man who was simply carrying out his duty; for another, he felt a deep personal shame that he had become a captain who had lost a ship. It is a true touch of tragedy within a spellbinding tale of a hero pitted against the vicious sea. "
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/23/11 02:41 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXI (81):












PS: we just turned over 1,000 posts & 200,000 views.
Posted by: catpappy

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/24/11 04:00 AM

1001 now.

Do I win a prize?

Am trying to close the gap between this and the cool vid. thread.

John
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/24/11 07:44 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXIX: (79)

This puzzle was actually about Captain Stayput.

As reflected in the summary. cool
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/26/11 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXI (81):



Anything could have happened because that could be anywhere.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/26/11 07:28 AM

Time for a harder puzzle. Made even more fun by the fact the building is no longer there. It's now an archeological site. And, as is often the case in this thread, there was a Nobel awarded.
Posted by: torpified

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/26/11 10:13 AM

has the photo had its left side cropped to conceal a clue, or was it simply taken by someone with no respect for symmetry?
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/26/11 10:46 AM

Posted as found. The real clue has not been cropped out.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/28/11 07:35 AM

It looks like a perfectly nice old building that could be at any number of eastern US universities, not to mention European ones. Or it could be some other institutional building.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/29/11 10:59 AM

Institutional & University. Was & will be again. Not USA, though.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/29/11 01:20 PM

does not look that way, but I think it might be Chinese from some of the symmetry clues I followed.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/29/11 02:21 PM

The "symmetry" clues are non operational. This building is was in a country that has produced 120 Nobel winners. Another image?
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82) - 12/29/11 02:35 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/29/11 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The "symmetry" clues are non operational. This building is was in a country that has produced 120 Nobel winners. Another image?

Well, the US has 333 and Germany has 102, so that leaves...

OK, you made this one take some work.

I found a couple of references to an archaeological site formerly occupied by a building at a famous university. (Incidentally, the university has been featured before on WITWHH.) And quite a site it is, with prehistoric monuments and a 6th century settlement.

No Nobel Prize in archaeology, though. Literature? I don't recall the creator of 007 ever winning. More likely Physiology and Medicine.


Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/30/11 10:20 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I don't recall the creator of 007 ever winning. More likely Physiology and Medicine.


Ian, no, but Alexander Fleming won it for penicillin. Is this on the correct, er, needle track?
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/30/11 11:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Ian, no, but Alexander Fleming won it for penicillin. Is this on the correct, er, needle track?
.

Fleming is not the specific answer, but you are on the right track.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/30/11 02:05 PM

Oxford I think
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/31/11 06:58 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Ian, no, but Alexander Fleming won it for penicillin. Is this on the correct, er, needle track?
.

Fleming is not the specific answer, but you are on the right track.

I assume that the "what" in WITWHH is a Nobel Prize that included two Oxford researchers in addition to the guy who was not named Ian.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 12/31/11 04:28 PM

Samoa lost a day. Remember WITWHH XXXVIII (38)?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVIX (79) - 01/08/12 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga

A sign of the times.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82) - 01/08/12 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82):


If I flew over today, would the picture look the same? Or would there be another island? I mean, what if a volcano erupted after they took the picture? And, by the way, how did Moses... oh, never mind.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82) - 01/10/12 06:24 PM

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXII (82) - 01/10/12 11:52 PM

yes, Moses smote the rock and parted the Red Sea, hint, hint

I had a friend named Zubair
and he is from over there
now you know the volcano is where
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/11/12 04:58 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83):



Coming up on 100 years.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/11/12 10:09 PM

Looks like a closeup of a denim shirt.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 01:45 AM

I think the marker is inaccurate, you could say that it is out by 12,467 feet.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 04:42 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I think the marker is inaccurate, you could say that it is out by 12,467 feet.

Perhaps Google needs more depth in its product line.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 04:48 AM

Yeah, and instead of that funny-looking golf tee marker, they should use a white star.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 09:34 AM

I'm a little confused how wagga gets the coordinates from a satellite picture and "Coming up on 100 years".

Map
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 10:06 AM

Perhaps wagga had planned to post that particular WITWHH some time?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/12/12 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
I think the marker is inaccurate, you could say that it is out by 12,467 feet.


that's 3800 meters deep if that helps any

maybe ask Robert Ballard on tax day
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/15/12 02:50 PM

They did a re-enactment of LXXXIII. Fortunately though, far fewer casualties.

"Taking place <almost> 100 years after the sinking of the Titanic, this disaster is "remarkably similar," McKesson said. "Titanic similarly grazed an object on her side. In her case, it was an iceberg and in her case, as the water came in, she tore multiple compartments open.."
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/15/12 02:58 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIV (84):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/15/12 04:24 PM

That's the rock the Italian captain hit,
but it wasn't his fault.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/16/12 02:19 AM

Getting the Costa Concordia to this island would be a real engineering feat. Besides, if a ship is a wheeled vehicle, then it's not permitted here.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/16/12 06:32 AM

The terrain suggests maybe the Great Lakes?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/16/12 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
if a ship is a wheeled vehicle, then it's not permitted here.


no wheels, no guns, no pets, so must be in a National Park
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/17/12 01:41 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
The terrain suggests maybe the Great Lakes?


Good guess (or knowledge)!
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/17/12 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
no wheels, no guns, no pets, so must be in a National Park

Actually, many wilderness areas (Ansel Adams, John Muir, Jennie Lakes, for example) have mechanization prohibitions but are not in National Parks.

This puzzle, in any case, is not in any of the above. But it is in a National Park.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/17/12 01:58 PM

An update to LXXVI (76) - today is the 100th anniversary of Scott reaching the South Pole. Here is an interesting story.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/17/12 02:14 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/17/12 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
But it is in a National Park.


okay, must be in one of these - the list of National Parks in the Great Lakes area, by state or province, alphabetically:


National Parks and Scenic Trails
INDIANA
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
National Park Service
A classic memorial stands on the site of Fort Sackville to commemorate the capture of the fort from British Lt. Governor Henry Hamilton and his soldiers by Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his frontiersmen on February 25, 1779.

MICHIGAN
Father Marquette National Memorial
National Park Service
Father Marquette National Memorial and Museum is located in Straits State Park and is interpreted in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Isle Royale National Park
National Park Service
Wolves and moose, the wild North Woods forest, everchanging weather and a cool climate, and the crystal clear waters and rugged shoreline of Lake Superior characterize Isle Royale National Park.

Isle Royale: unoffical site
Dedicated to providing information on Isle Royale National Park

Keweenaw National Historical Park
National Park Service
Keweenaw National Historical Park preserves the heritage of copper mining in this unique setting amid many of the original structures and landscapes of the copper era.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
National Park Service
Multicolored sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, inland lakes, wildlife and forests of the Lake Superior shoreline beckon visitors to explore the 73,000-acre park.

Warren Dunes State Park
Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Located in southwestern Michigan, the Warren Dunes tower 240 feet above Lake Michigan, attracting hikers and hang gliders and other outdoor enthusiasts.

MINNESOTA
Grand Portage National Monument
National Park Service
Reopened in 1951 as Grand Portage National Historic Site, designated a National Monument in 1958, its nearly 710 acres lying entirely within the boundaries of Grand Portage Ojibwe Indian Reservation, the reconstructed depot celebrates fur trade and Ojibwe lifeways.

Mississippi National River & Recreation Area
National Park Service
From visitor centers to trails, from industrial centers to Mississippi River backwaters, this park has a bit of something for everyone.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Pipestone National Monument
National Park Service
As commanded by the spirit bird in the Sioux story of its creation, the pipestone here is quarried by anyone of Indian ancestry.

Voyageurs National Park
National Park Service
The park lies in the southern part of the Canadian Shield, representing some of the oldest exposed rock formations in the world.

Voyageurs National Park: unofficial site
This site is dedicated to providing information on Voyageurs National Park.

NEW YORK
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Castle Clinton National Monument
National Park Service
On August 3, 1855, Castle Garden, now leased to New York State, opened as an immigrant landing depot. During the next 34 years, over 8 million people entered the United States through Castle Garden, until it was closed on April 18, 1890.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
National Park Service
Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 120 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.

Ellis Island National Monument
National Park Service
Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers who entered the United States through the port of New York were legally and medically inspected at Ellis Island.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
National Park Service
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor covers 524 miles in Upstate New York, including four navigable waterways: Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca; sections of the first Erie Canal; and over 200 municipalities adjacent to the canals.

Gateway National Recreation Area
National Park Service
Park sites offer a variety of recreation opportunities, along with a chance to explore many significant cultural and natural resources.

Governors Island National Monument
National Park Service
Governors Island is a 172-acre island located a half-mile from the southern tip of Manhattan in New York harbor.

Manhattan Sites
National Park Service
Manhattan Sites is a unique urban park that consists of six separate sites representing the Seventeenth through the Twentieth Centuries.

National Parks of New York Harbor
National Park Service
The National Parks of New York Harbor represents a collaboration, or organizational network, of these parks: Gateway National Recreation Area, Governors Island, Manhattan Sites and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island, as well as one affiliated site, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Saratoga National Historical Park
National Park Service
Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history.

Statue Of Liberty National Monument
National Park Service
To better understand this monumental work of art, visitors will be able to view inside the Statue through a glass ceiling, guided by a park ranger and an enhanced lighting and new video system.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
National Park Service
The longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, it includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies.

Women's Rights National Historical Park
National Park Service
The park consists of four major historical properties and a state of the art Visitor Center.

OHIO
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
National Park Service
Just a short drive from the major metropolitan areas of Cleveland and Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects 33,000 acres along the banks of the Cuyahoga River.

David Berger National Memorial
National Park Service
This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who was one of the 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
National Park Service
Dayton Aviation Heritage commemorates three exceptional men - Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar - and their work in the Miami Valley.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
National Park Service
The park contains nationally significant archeological resources including large earthwork and mound complexes that provide an insight into the social, ceremonial, political, and economic life of the Hopewell people.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial National Memorial
National Park Service
Constructed between 1912 and 1915 by a commission of nine states and the federal government, Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial was built not only to commemorate the American naval triumph, but also "to inculcate the lessons of international peace by arbitration and disarmament."

ONTARIO
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Great Canadian Parks
Bruce National Park, located on the Bruce Peninsula, which almost cuts off Georgian Bay from Lake Huron, is a patchwork of limestone cliffs, beach and ancient forest scenery.

Fathom Five National Marine Park
Great Canadian Parks
Fathom Five, Canada's first national marine park, consists of 20 islands to the north and east of the Bruce Peninsula, 130 square kilometres of surface water, the ecosystem reaching 200 metres below, and the park's tiny landbase at Tobermory Harbour.

Georgian Bay Islands
Great Canadian Parks
Composed of 59 islands and shoals, this tiny park is part of the largest group of fresh-water islands in the world.

Point Pelee
Great Canadian Parks
Point Pelee, a 10-kilometre sandspit stretching as far south as the northern border of California, contains one of Canada's smallest but most unusual national parks.

Pukaskwa National Park
Great Canadian Parks
Ontario's only wilderness park, Pukaskwa National Park covers 1880 square kilometres of rugged terrain and frigid water along the rocky north shore of Lake Superior halfway between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay.

St. Lawrence Islands
Great Canadian Parks
Primarily a water-based park, its 21 granite islands and numerous tiny islets are a unique river landscape strewn along 80 kilometres of the upper St. Lawrence River.

PENNSYLVANIA
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,174-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
National Park Service
Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 120 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
National Park Service
Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure.

Delaware National Scenic River
National Park Service
The section of the Delaware River that is designated the Middle Delaware National Scenic River is 40 miles long and is contained completely within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park system.

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
National Park Service
This park preserves 40 miles of the middle Delaware River and almost 70,000 acres of land along the river's New Jersey and Pennsylvania shores.

Flight 93 National Memorial
National Park Service
On September 11, 2001, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on our Nation's Capital.

Fort Necessity National Battlefield
National Park Service
Colonial troops commanded by 22 year old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade at the "Great Meadow".

Gettysburg National Military Park
National Park Service
Gettysburg National Military Park incorporates nearly 6,000 acres, with 26 miles of park roads and over 1,400 monuments, markers, and memorials.

Independence National Historical Park
National Park Service
Independence National Historical Park, located in downtown (called "Center City"), Philadelphia, is often referred to as the birthplace of our nation.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial
National Park Service
The park contains nearly 165 acres and preserves the remains of the South Fork Dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed.

Lower Delaware National Wild & Scenic River
National Park Service
The river valley houses cliffs rising 400 feet above the rivers that provide for magnificent scenery and habitat unique to the region.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
Citizens in the Potomac Heritage Trail corridor are rediscovering history and reclaiming access to rivers and other outdoor places.

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
National Park Service
In a small rented room on the second floor of this house, Kosciuszko spent the winter of 1797-98 reading, sketching and receiving distinguished visitors like Vice-President Thomas Jefferson.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
National Park Service
The longest free-flowing river in the Northeast, it includes riffles and Class I and II rapids between placid pools and eddies.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
National Park Service
Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the collective sacrifices and dedication of the Revolutionary War generation, it pays homage to the ability of everyday Americans to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

White Clay Creek National Wild & Scenic River
National Park Service
The White Clay Creek is renowned for its scenery, opportunities for birding and trout fishing and historic features.

QUEBEC
Forillon
Parks Canada
Forillo, located at the farthest reach of the Gaspé Peninsula, protects a representative sample of the Notre-Dame and Mégantic mountain regions and certain elements of the Gulf of St. Lawrence marine region.

La Mauricie
Parks Canada
Located in the Laurentians, the mountian range flanking the northern shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Mingan Archipelago
Parks Canada
This national park reserve, located along the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, contains spectacular natural monuments which bear witness to the never-ending wear of the sea and of the centuries.

Saguenay-St. Lawrence National Park
Great Canadian Parks
The first park in Quebec dedicated to the protection of a marine environment.

WISCONSIN
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
National Park Service
These 21 forested islands and 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline feature pristine stretches of sand beach, spectacular sea caves, remnant old-growth forests, resident bald eagles and black bears, and the largest collection of lighthouses anywhere in the National Park System.

Ice Age National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail travels through the edges of the glacier that passed into Wisconsin.

North Country National Scenic Trail
National Park Service
The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven northern states.

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
National Park Service
Whether solitude or a shared experience is desired, you too can come to know this river.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (83) - 01/17/12 02:24 PM

Quote:
okay, must be in one of these.

Yes.
Posted by: Whitney Fan

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/17/12 05:52 PM

Ah . . . one of the floating islands from "Avatar".
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/18/12 02:30 AM

Nope. Not in Nevada, either.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/18/12 02:06 PM

Not a new puzzle, just an image that connects LXXXIII and LXXIX (Captain Stay Gone).

Story with details in the HufPo

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (84) - 01/18/12 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIV (84):



Found it. Reminds me of a visit to Michigan Tech many years ago.

OK, this place is fit for Kings and Queens, but the question remains, WITWHH? What's the historical tie-in, Wagga? Biosphere Reserve?
Posted by: SierraNevada

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/18/12 06:38 PM

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/20/12 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada

Man, I have a burning desire to solve a non-island puzzle.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/20/12 07:45 PM

And I thought it was some sort of solar power plant!

Zoom in to see the detail!


Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/21/12 11:13 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga


I am not proud of my lack of results in looking over the Great Lakes for #84. My hat is off to Sierra Nevada and I hope we get some more clues.

For #85, I thought that the unique-looking island might be found where wagga would hide something. I guessed that the piece at the top was part of a land mass, putting the island on the southern coast. This turned out to be a wrong assumption that led to a correct conclusion.

What is historical about this particular island? A pirate murdered by his crew?
Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIII (84) - 01/21/12 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
OK, this place is fit for Kings and Queens, but the question remains, WITWHH? What's the historical tie-in, Wagga? Biosphere Reserve?


Well, Ryan's Island could be called Recursion Isle. It contains Moose Flats, a seasonal pond, which contains Moose Boulder. When Moose Flats is a pond, Moose Boulder becomes the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world.

Here is the wiki for Isle Royale.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/21/12 12:01 PM

AlanK: Good research. It's obvious that this island is a lot hillier than Ryan Island. What happened here involves a lacustrine feature which, to this day, is not understood. Besides, I liked that it resembles a Brahma Bull or maybe a cat going off.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/21/12 12:02 PM

Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI I (87) - 01/21/12 12:09 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII (87):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/21/12 12:27 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
AlanK: Good research. It's obvious that this island is a lot hillier than Ryan Island. What happened here involves a lacustrine feature which, to this day, is not understood. Besides, I liked that it resembles a Brahma Bull or maybe a cat going off.

The island definitely resembles some 4-legged animal.

Evidently, an African-American pirate, Black Jack Anderson, and his crew lived on this island for about 10 years. His treasure has never been found.

Hillier is a striking feature. A color whose origin is not understood, despite attempts to analyze it. Hmmmm... a worthy puzzle.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI I (87) - 01/21/12 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII (87):


Was the place named for Eddie?

(I stared at the picture, Googled a phrase describing its most striking feature, and hit instant paydirt.)
Posted by: AlanK

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI II (88) - 01/21/12 12:49 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII (88):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/21/12 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!


I have been away. Is this one still an active puzzle, or do I need to labor until Labor Day to get it?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/21/12 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!


I have been away. Is this one still an active puzzle, or do I need to labor until Labor Day to get it?

I'm sure that that site will be busy on Labor Day.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/21/12 01:54 PM

Has anybody noticed that the rules of this thread bear a remarkable resemblance to Calvinball?

Except for the ball and the mask and the song.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI II (88) - 01/21/12 02:27 PM

After 4 shaky searches - isn't Texas a towering distance from New York?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI II (88) - 01/21/12 02:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
After 4 shaky searches - isn't Texas a towering distance from New York?

And the world is better off for it. You saw what happens when they mix a bit.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/21/12 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
Sierra Nevada re. 86: an excellent puzzle!


I have been away. Is this one still an active puzzle, or do I need to labor until Labor Day to get it?

Harvey, look at my #86 post on the previous page (click here) with the map of the site.

The Gmap4 map is interactive, so you can play with the controls. Try switching from Satellite to Hybrid view, zoom in and out, scroll the map around, and pretty soon the answer will be burning in your brain, man. wink

(AlanK's reply to #86 was all I needed.)
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/22/12 03:01 AM

Steve, that is exactly how I got it (already).

My Labor Day comment is a clue for anyone else.

PS two or three of us have it. Is it time for the original poster to confirm and link to story. Are them the rules?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/22/12 08:30 AM

> My Labor Day comment is a clue for anyone else.

Oooooh! Sorry. I missed the point that the event revolves around Labor Day. My bad. blush

Rules? ...What rules? wink   Seems like AlanK could just declare the puzzle solved, and post a link.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/22/12 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Oooooh! Sorry. I missed the point that the event revolves around Labor Day. My bad. blush

Steve, anything said ( especially by wagga) will and can be held against us,
ie, clue.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/22/12 11:07 AM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX (89):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX (89) - 01/22/12 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX (89):


Nothin' in that room to either recognize or google, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/22/12 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
> Rules? ...What rules? wink   Seems like AlanK could just declare the puzzle solved, and post a link.

Rules are for knife fights and Calvinball.

I figure that anyone can post a solution any time. I do try to hold off on, rather than updating the summary too early, but admit that my criteria are arbitrary and variable.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII (88) - 01/23/12 02:43 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
BTW -- wagga -- THIS ONE SHOULD BE #89!!

Escapes me as to how that happened - but it's fixed now.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/23/12 02:01 PM

Sorry for the delay, looks like there's a burning desire to confirm that you've got this one solved. It's Black Rock City, NV, home of the Burning Man Labor Day Week celebration of whatever you want to celebrate, man. I've always wanted to attend one of these and the aerial is pretty cool looking. I was expecting to provide some clues but this group is already on fire. Amazed again...

Black Rock City Maps
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/23/12 02:34 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Sorry for the delay, looks like there's a burning desire to confirm that you've got this one solved. It's Black Rock City, NV, home of the Burning Man Labor Day Week celebration of whatever you want to celebrate, man. I've always wanted to attend one of these and the aerial is pretty cool looking. I was expecting to provide some clues but this group is already on fire. Amazed again...

Black Rock City Maps

Side bet: I claim that wagga must have attended at least one Burning Man.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/23/12 05:38 PM

You lose. Penalty to be announced at a later date.

Just got back from the + @ti2d presentation at REI. Good stuff.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/23/12 06:33 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
You lose. Penalty to be announced at a later date.

Surely you saw Trading Places. The standard bet is $1 US.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XXII: - 01/24/12 02:17 AM

Followup on a golden oldie:

What In The World Happened Here? XXII(22)

The Poe Toaster recently failed to appear for the third year in a row. Nevermore.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/...poes-grave.html

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XXII: - 01/24/12 05:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Followup on a golden oldie:

What In The World Happened Here? XXII(22)

The Poe Toaster recently failed to appear for the third year in a row. Nevermore.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/...poes-grave.html


The end of an era.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/24/12 12:00 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
You lose. Penalty to be announced at a later date.

Surely you saw Trading Places. The standard bet is $1 US.

You get your very own twisted puzzle:

13040; 13262; 15432. Two of those could stop the other getting larger. These numbers are subject to change today and in the following three days.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/24/12 02:12 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
You lose. Penalty to be announced at a later date.

Surely you saw Trading Places. The standard bet is $1 US.

You get your very own twisted puzzle:

13040; 13262; 15432. Two of those could stop the other getting larger. These numbers are subject to change today and in the following three days.

Ponting a Yank in that direction is hardly cricket.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/24/12 04:55 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Ponting a Yank in that direction is hardly cricket.

Well, the third-highest scorer was caught by the highest scorer of all time in test cricket. This game, cast in junior stick&ball terms, would be like Ty, Hank & Babe playing in the same game. Or something like that.

Back to regular programming...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/24/12 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Ponting a Yank in that direction is hardly cricket.

Well, the third-highest scorer was caught by the highest scorer of all time in test cricket. This game, cast in junior stick&ball terms, would be like Ty, Hank & Babe playing in the same game. Or something like that.

Gotta agree. I know nothing of cricket, but I learned a bit today.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/25/12 05:07 AM

Little-known fact: The USA played in the first International cricket match.

The rules are simple, you can find them here.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/25/12 02:25 PM

RE LXXXIX (89):

Is anybody needful of a hot clue #2?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/25/12 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
RE LXXXIX (89):

Is anybody needful of a hot clue #2?

Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/25/12 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?

'hot' is clue #2.
Posted by: AlanK

Open: What In The World Happened Here? - 01/25/12 05:16 PM

Active puzzles

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV:  (Link)
wagga
Abundant clues have been posted (something about wagga's southern coast)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVII:  (Link)
wagga
Sufficient clues have been posted (at least a Leave It To Beaver reference)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII:  (Link)
AlanK
Sufficient clues have been posted (a towering refernece by wagga)

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX:  (Link)
wagga
Clues have been posted (something about "hot")
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/26/12 02:30 AM

This island was fun to find, and very doable with all the clues. Cheers, mate.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/27/12 01:55 PM

There are way too many still open, but this next one is appropriate for today.


What In The World Happened Here? XC(90):

near here?


Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/27/12 02:54 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV: (85)

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.



Lake Hillier is a lake on Middle Island, the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, Western Australia. It is the most prominent lacustrine feature on any island of the archipelago and air passengers often take note of it.

The specialty of this lake is its flamboyant color, rose pink. The color is permanent, as it does not alter when the water is taken in a container. The length of the lake is about six hundred meters. A narrow strip of land composed of sand dunes covered by vegetation separates it from the ocean. The lake is surrounded by a rime of white salt and a dense woodland of Paperbark and Eucalypt trees with sand dunes separating the lake from the Southern Ocean to the north.

The island and lake are thought to have been first explored by the Flinders expedition in 1802. Captain Flinders is said to have observed the pink lake after ascending the island's peak. John Thistle, the ships master collected some of the lake's water which he found to be saturated with salt [2].The reason for the lake's color is still under investigation, and so far no one has come up with a reasonable explanation. However, the most probable explanation according to some scientists involves the low nutrient concentrations and different types of bacteria and algae that are responsible for the lake's pink color.But their is no traces of algae in the samples of water which is taken by lake hillier. The lake is one of the natural wonders of Australia.

And yes, this island is hillier than Ryan Island (biggest island in biggest lake...), and some of you did good research, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/27/12 03:07 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

A worthy goal.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI (86) - 01/27/12 03:10 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI: (86)

The Haskell free Library and Opera House is the only opera house in the U.S.A. with no stage and the only library in the U.S.A. with no books.

You can become a criminal by walking over the line to access a copy of the Constitution.



Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/27/12 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Is "hot" clue #1? The furnace?

'hot' is clue #2.

Dang! I was slow to realize what the first clue was.

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
BTW -- wagga -- THIS ONE SHOULD BE #89!!

Escapes me as to how that happened - but it's fixed now.

Even after finally recognizing the clue, it took a while to track down that picture.

There was no Col. Hogan involved, was there?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/27/12 03:39 PM

Actually, users of that major appliance were members of a very exclusive club.
Although they would accept any Tom, Dick or Harry, any Jerry was blackballed. Enthusiastically.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/27/12 03:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Actually, users of that major appliance were members of a very exclusive club.
Although they would accept any Tom, Dick or Harry, any Jerry was blackballed. Enthusiastically.

And your picture was the birthplace of Harry.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIX (89) - 01/27/12 03:52 PM

You are getting hot.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/27/12 04:26 PM

Anything to do with the sinking of the Bismark?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/27/12 05:04 PM

The #90 picture looks like a desert area that drained a lot of water at some point.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/27/12 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

A worthy goal.


Yes, I grew up speaking Strine.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXV (85) - 01/27/12 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to use the word lacustrine in a sentence.

Other Middle Island lore
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/28/12 01:30 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
The #90 picture looks like a desert area that drained a lot of water at some point.


Yes, a dry lake bed may be called a flat
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Open: What In The World Happened Here? - 01/28/12 06:58 AM

Active puzzles

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII:  (Link)
Posted by AlanK
wagga knows the answer.

What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX:  (Link)
Posted by wagga
AlanK knows the answer, or at least the name of what is under the stove

What In The World Happened Here? XC:  (Link)
Posted by Harvey Lankford
We know what kind of geographic feature is pictured
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 08:35 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 10:04 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91):


It sure looks like a California coastal scene, but it is not the big W from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 11:36 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
It sure looks like a California coastal scene, but it is not the big W from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

California. Check.

So you think it's a movie link?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
It sure looks like a California coastal scene, but it is not the big W from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

California. Check.

So you think it's a movie link?

I did not see a movie link. But a picture of a few palm trees always reminds me of that movie. And, of course, palm trees have had lots of movie roles over the years.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 01:17 PM

They would have shaking if at # 90
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91):



I've seen those unique trees.

Here's the vertical view.


This is near by:  
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 02:42 PM

Arrrrrrgh! if this thread had rules... SteveC would be disqualified. Or not.

And that gorgeous beach has my seal of approval.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I've seen those unique trees.

Here's the vertical view.

OK, I do not know those trees, but it must be an island, given the direction of Steve's beach.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 06:18 PM

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVI II (88) - 01/28/12 06:27 PM

Solution

Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? LXXXVIII (88):



Texas Tower #4, one of three Distant Early Warning system towers, was built in 1957 in 180 feet of water in the Atlantic 58 miles offshore from New York. It collapsed in a storm in January 1961, killing 28 men and prompting courts martial and a Senate investigation.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/28/12 08:12 PM

Re: XCI (91):
Wagga wrote:
> Arrrrrrgh! if this thread had rules..

Ya gotta warn me up front!

AlanK:
> but it must be an island, given the direction

I knew I shoulda rotated that picture!

I suppose it wouldn't take the likes of AlanK more than a few minutes to ID that second pic I posted.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 03:06 AM

You west coasters have an advantage. Do I need to channel my thoughts to a particular island?
Posted by: wagga

Update: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80) - 01/29/12 03:33 AM

Update: What In The World Happened Here? LXXX (80):

Top secret film made from a German soldier during his vacation risking his life. Filmed at the early morning of May 17th 1943 from the north bound of the dam.



Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 03:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
You west coasters have an advantage. Do I need to channel my thoughts to a particular island?

You have it. So what event(s) may or may not explain this?
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 01/29/12 04:14 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 05:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
I knew I shoulda rotated that picture!

I suppose it wouldn't take the likes of AlanK more than a few minutes to ID that second pic I posted.

I believe that non-rotated pictures are part of the unwritten rules of this game. We have made use of orientation before.

Oh, yeah... Cabrillo.
Posted by: wagga

Just a shiny object - 01/29/12 10:31 AM

In accordance with the rules of this thread, an unnumbered bauble for a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Can you find the hidden tiger?

Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: Just a shiny object - 01/29/12 11:30 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
unnumbered bauble for a beautiful Sunday afternoon


Is there a hidden message here?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 01/29/12 11:35 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):


There is a resemblance to #42. I thought of big events that would use something of that shape and size, but earlier than the one in #42. Thanks to Wikipedia, I could start in Athens and proceed. Thanks to wagga, he did not force many iterations.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Just a shiny object - 01/29/12 11:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
Originally Posted By: wagga
unnumbered bauble for a beautiful Sunday afternoon

Is there a hidden message here?

Mike, you said just enough.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 01/29/12 12:54 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
There is a resemblance to #42. I thought of big events that would use something of that shape and size, but earlier than the one in #42. Thanks to Wikipedia, I could start in Athens and proceed. Thanks to wagga, he did not force many iterations.

You might be on the right track for where... but what?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
You west coasters have an advantage. Do I need to channel my thoughts to a particular island?

You have it. So what event(s) may or may not explain this?

Where in the World is Juan Cabrillo?

http://www.boemre.gov/omm/pacific/kids/cabrillo.htm
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 02:18 PM

Are those palm trees native? And are those "rocks" on the beach really rocks?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 01/29/12 02:39 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
There is a resemblance to #42. I thought of big events that would use something of that shape and size, but earlier than the one in #42. Thanks to Wikipedia, I could start in Athens and proceed. Thanks to wagga, he did not force many iterations.

You might be on the right track for where... but what?

There was a major international event at that site in the last year of the 19th century. A certain baron was involved and later commented that it was amazing that the institution he founded survived that particular staging.
Posted by: wagga

Skillet Samaranch - 01/29/12 04:44 PM

I don't have a Coubertin recipe, and don't have a clue about French cooking, so let's honor the late Samaranch.

Skillet Samaranch:

In a 12" cast iron skillet:

Saute several onions in olive oil under Medium High. Reserve.
Do the same for some Broccoli florets.
And some red & green Bell Peppers, as well.
This is a good time to nuke up any other refrigerator leftovers, too. Tater Tots excluded.

Brown some meat (hot dogs/chicken/beef/whatever) and reserve, or skip this step for a vegetarian meal - <but tofu is quite amazing>.

Open the Spanish Rice Package, dump into the skillet & nuke. Quench with several cups of water. Or rough red Spanish wine.

Add & stir in the Chemical Package from the SRP. Add a 28 oz. can of Whole Peeled Tomatoes, cutting the WPT to desired size.

Add all the reserved components back into the skillet. Simmer for 20 minutes or a week or so. Serves 2 geeks.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 01/29/12 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Are those palm trees native? And are those "rocks" on the beach really rocks?

Here is one story (well, two):
Quote:
There are two stories that purport to explain the curiously out-of-place palm trees on the beach. First story: the palms are courtesy of a movie company that filmed a feature there in the 1920's. Story #2 comes to us from Jeffrey LaBarre, who wrote "I was having dinner as a reciprocal guest at the Santa Barbara YC and talking with a couple at the table next to me about my visit to Cuyler Harbor. I was telling story #1 when another older gentleman piped up. He said that, while this story has been repeated many times, it was false. The four palms were planted, he said, by a fellow SBYC member. He said he knew this was true because he knew the man and his son who did the planting and that it was much later than 1935, in the early 50's he thought (this is, I think, consistent with the size of the palms). I can't say for certain that this guy was right but it is certainly commonly accepted knowledge at SBYC and I have since heard this from other sources as well."

Frankly, we like the movie-maker story legend better, even if it's not true.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/29/12 06:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
What In The World Happened Here? XC(90):


Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/30/12 05:13 AM

I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/30/12 06:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.

Bob R's relevant story
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XC(90) - 01/31/12 04:45 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
[quote=Harvey Lankford]I see that you are able to find part of the 1375 square miles where something happened, more than once.


wonderful story by Bob

you have it

the dry lake is Frenchman's Flat -north of Mercury, NV and south of Yucca Flat - on 1/27/51 began Project ABLE - the first nuc test there, one of many, many

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frenchman_Flat
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 01/31/12 05:45 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 01/31/12 08:09 AM

That one is easy. He is the monk in this old story.
Quote:
In an ancient monastery, a new monk arrived to dedicate his life to God and to join the others copying ancient records. The first thing he noticed was that they were copying by hand books that had already been copied by hand.

He had to speak up. "Forgive me, Father Justinian, but copying other copies by hand allows many chances for error. How do we know we aren't copying someone else's mistakes? Are they ever checked against the originals?"

Father Justinian was startled. No one had ever suggested that before. "Well, that is a good point, my son. I will take one of these latest books down to the vault and study it against its original document."

He went deep into the vault where no one else was allowed to enter and started to study. The day passed, and it was getting late in the evening.

The monks were getting worried about Father Justinian. Finally one monk started making his way through the old vault, and as he began to think he might get lost, he heard sobbing. "Father Justinian," he called.

The sobbing grew louder as he came closer. He finally found the old priest sitting at a table with the new copy and the original ancient book in front of him. It was obvious that Father Justinian had been crying for a long time.

"Oh, my Lord GOD ALMIGHTY!!!!," sobbed Father Justinian, "the word is 'celebrate' NOT CELIBITE!!!!"
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 01/31/12 08:47 AM

"CELIBITE!!!"

I could not find that word in any of my dictionaries.

Also, closer to home, this.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 01/31/12 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
"CELIBITE!!!"

I could not find that word in any of my dictionaries.

Also, closer to home, this.

Yeah, someone needed a spel checker.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 11:58 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):



(This was going to be my guess on #93, but they're different guys.)
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 01:10 PM

with a beard like that, it might be Charles Darwin
Posted by: + @ti2d

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 01:23 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):



(This was going to be my guess on #93, but they're different guys.)

That's wagga!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
with a beard like that, it might be Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: + @ti2d
That's wagga!


wagga

Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 01/31/12 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: + @ti2d
That's wagga!

wagga


For those of you who didn't get it, I do speak lacustrine.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/02/12 03:52 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93):



Second clue: This was not the original cube farm...
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/02/12 04:40 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93):

Second clue: This was not the original cube farm...

Damn! I was reading Dilbert strips trying to figure out if a character was based on that fellow.

Do I need to look up the first clue?
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/02/12 05:00 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX: (89)

This was the entrance to "Harry", the successful tunnel in the Great Escape. Paul Brickhill wrote the book. The movie starring Steve McQueen took a lot of liberties with the facts - at least as far as motorcycles were involved. Although only three tunnelers returned to England, the war effort in Germany was affected by the half a million soldiers and police required to conduct a search for the escapees. Fifty escapees were shot by the Nazis in cold blood. Stalag Luft III was evacuated on the anniversary of the posting.

Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/02/12 05:02 PM

XCIII (93) Do I need to look up the first clue?

Yes. Confusion reigns.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XXXXI (89) - 02/02/12 05:07 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Answer: What In The World Happened Here? LXXXIX: (89)

This was the entrance to "Harry", ...

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Actually, users of that major appliance were members of a very exclusive club.
Although they would accept any Tom, Dick or Harry, any Jerry was blackballed. Enthusiastically.

And your picture was the birthplace of Harry.

Just to be clear, Harry began under the stove in the original picture for this puzzle.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/02/12 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94):


Hint: In the picture, the old man is 101.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/02/12 05:22 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95):

Posted by: tdtz

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/03/12 06:01 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95):


I'm pretty sure that must be the Lord's Cricket Field where the Starship Bistromath landed and was hidden with the use of an SEP Field (Somebody Else's Problem)....but I could be wrong

==============================================================

Douglas Adams has his character Ford Prefect describe Somebody Else's Problem in Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series:

An SEP is something we can't see, or don't see, or our brain doesn't let us see, because we think that it's somebody else's problem.... The brain just edits it out, it's like a blind spot. If you look at it directly you won't see it unless you know precisely what it is. Your only hope is to catch it by surprise out of the corner of your eye.
The technology involved in making something properly invisible is so mind-bogglingly complex that 999,999,999 times out of a billion it's simpler just to take the thing away and do without it....... The "Somebody Else's Problem field" is much simpler, more effective, and "can be run for over a hundred years on a single torch battery."
This is because it relies on people's natural predisposition not to see anything they don't want to, weren't expecting, or can't explain.
In this case, the Starship Bistromath ("a small upended Italian bistro" with "guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches") has been hidden from the crowd watching a Cricket match at Lord's by an SEP field. People may see it, but they take absolutely no notice of it.

The book says that the SEP field is derived from Bistromathics and in particular the concept of an imaginary number called a "recipriversexcluson" whose existence can only be defined as being anything other than itself. Modern science has been slow to investigate this further, though Professor John Wettlaufer (of Yale University) has apparently observed that it is very important for physicists working outside the mainstream "to have a genuine interest in learning about someone else's problem." However, he admitted that "not many people want to do this."[10]
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/03/12 07:30 AM

Good answer, tdtz, but what really happened here is just about as improbable as the Bistromath. (HHGTTG seems to be a recurring theme around here.) Recipriversexcluson sounds a lot like the Windows mutex.

"Lord's Cricket Field" - 1 out of 3 is OK for Baseball but not so good in Cricket.

Here is the wiki for Lord's Cricket Ground. If you look at the stats, you'll see that Lord's has a really strong home ground record.

Posted by: tdtz

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/03/12 07:52 AM

wagga,
Damn! I was so sure that I was going to get that one right!
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCI (91) - 02/03/12 01:30 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCI: (91)

The (Non-native) trees are on San Miguel Island at Cuyler Harbor.

There was a movie link, too:

"Cuyler WAS used as a location for the 1935 filming of Mutiny on the Bounty but the crew "mutinied" over the remoteness of the location, bad weather (a crew member was reportedly swept overboard and lost), and the constant wind. The site was abandoned in favor of the Isthmus at Catalina."

SteveC & I lead a Sierra Club outing there last century, with 9 backpackers. It was in July, and we were the first campers on the entire island that year. We had a phenomenal trip out, the water was like a mill pond and we could see a long way up the coast. The ranger stated that he had never seen such conditions in his 12 years on the island.

We hiked out to Point Bennett and slaughtered a pineapple or 2 and had a great time.

We like to point out that Tongass Forest in Alaska - a long ways off - gets around 10,000 visitors a year. San Miguel, only 55 miles from Greater LA, gets around 200 campers.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/03/12 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):


I think everybody is stumped on this one: You are looking for something unique.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/03/12 04:26 PM

does "stumped" = amputee = Special Olympics ?

can't help make that conclusion as I sit here with my 10 week old titanium and polyethylene knee
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/03/12 04:45 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):


I think everybody is stumped on this one: You are looking for something unique.

Well, ok. I think that we established earlier that it was the site of the 1900 Summer Olympics. The most unique feature was that they were the only Olympic Games not run by the IOC. Control was handed over to a special committee associated with the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

At the center of the picture is the Velodrome de Vincennes. It was the main stadium for the Games, although Athletics (or, as we Yanks say, Track and Field) was contested elsewhere. The velodrome was also the finish of the Tour de France from 1968 - 1974, a period that included the five victories of Eddy Merckx.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/03/12 05:10 PM

Originally Posted By: tdtz
wagga,
Damn! I was so sure that I was going to get that one right!

If it wasn't in London and it must be a cricket stadium, it was time to look Down Under again.

Was there a riot there?
Posted by: Steve C

What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/03/12 08:30 PM

What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/04/12 01:57 AM

Whoa Steve, that one is too easy.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/04/12 03:02 AM

Cricket Riot? About as improbable as hooking up a Giant Marlin from a kayak.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/04/12 06:29 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Cricket Riot? About as improbable as hooking up a Giant Marlin from a kayak.

So you're saying that anything can happen once? At least Down Under.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/04/12 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
"CELIBITE!!!"

I could not find that word in any of my dictionaries.

Also, closer to home, this.

Jim Murray was a sports writer for the LA Times. Had he not gone with the casual version of his name (and had he also grown a long white beard), he might have taken on more formal writing projects, like a major league dictionary. But someone beat him to it. An ancestor?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/04/12 10:13 AM

The skeptics will say, "Inconceivable!
The OEDILF, in a word: unbelievable!"
But I'm feeling secure
If we only endure
It's a goal that is wholly achievable.

(Chris J. Strolin), from the OEDILF.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/04/12 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):


I think everybody is stumped on this one: You are looking for something unique.

Well, ok. I think that we established earlier that it was the site of the 1900 Summer Olympics. The most unique feature was that they were the only Olympic Games not run by the IOC. Control was handed over to a special committee associated with the 1900 Exposition Universelle.

At the center of the picture is the Velodrome de Vincennes. It was the main stadium for the Games, although Athletics (or, as we Yanks say, Track and Field) was contested elsewhere. The velodrome was also the finish of the Tour de France from 1968 - 1974, a period that included the five victories of Eddy Merckx.


No valid answer as yet. Are you all still stumped?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/04/12 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96):


Whoa, Nellie! I've been there but not often enough to be accused of a monomaniacal fixation. Did something actually happen there?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/04/12 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):

No valid answer as yet. Are you all still stumped?

You're telling me that the Olympic business plus Eddy Merckx is not valid? Man, you're tough.

OK, I give up on the velodrome. Moving to the foreground, is Louis de Broglie involved?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/04/12 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):

No valid answer as yet. Are you all still stumped?

You're telling me that the Olympic business plus Eddy Merckx is not valid? Man, you're tough.

OK, I give up on the velodrome. Moving to the foreground, is Louis de Broglie involved?

You are clearly still stumped.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/04/12 12:33 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCII (92):

No valid answer as yet. Are you all still stumped?

You're telling me that the Olympic business plus Eddy Merckx is not valid? Man, you're tough.

OK, I give up on the velodrome. Moving to the foreground, is Louis de Broglie involved?

You are clearly still stumped.

for the record, de Broglie was a really unique guy and is buried in that picture.

Do I really have to go back to that velodrome? And do we have to drag cricket into this?

Cricket was an Olympic sport exactly one time, at the Paris non-Olympics of 1900. The British played the French and, of course, the French did not win. They got slaughtered. The Brits did not win gold medals because there weren't any. They got models of the Eiffel Tower.

Now, that's unique.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 01:10 PM

What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97):

Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/04/12 01:35 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Do I really have to go back to that velodrome? And do we have to drag cricket into this?

Cricket was an Olympic sport exactly one time, at the Paris non-Olympics of 1900. The British played the French and, of course, the French did not win. They got slaughtered. The Brits did not win gold medals because there weren't any. They got models of the Eiffel Tower.

Now, that's unique.

Given our recurring themes of really big explosions, Nobel Prizes, floods, cemeteries, HHGTTG and cricket - this should have been a full toss.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 01:46 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97):


I had better recuse myself because I was planning on posting on that area at some point. It all started around 50 years ago.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I had better recuse myself because I was planning on posting on that area at some point. It all started around 50 years ago.

That would level the playing field!

Back then on Saturday nights - it was n 1 n a 2... Did Welk ever get a Nobel Prize?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Back then on Saturday nights - it was n 1 n a 2... Did Welk ever get a Nobel Prize?


Hungarian = Edward Teller
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
Back then on Saturday nights - it was n 1 n a 2... Did Welk ever get a Nobel Prize?


Hungarian = Edward Teller


Is that a Klew?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97) - 02/04/12 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Is that a Klew?

only if you read Welk backwards,
but somehow I don't think we are talking about champagne bubbles here, are we?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/04/12 08:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Whoa Steve, that one is too easy.

Yeah, it was too easy. But at least it has some relationship to WhitneyZone. I guess the sage / desert landscape surrounding an oasis with so many cars is pretty easy to identify.

AlanK wrote: Whoa, Nellie! I've been there but not often enough to be accused of a monomaniacal fixation. Did something actually happen there?

Only thing is the great food and sometimes fun music too.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/05/12 06:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Whoa Steve, that one is too easy.

Yeah, it was too easy. But at least it has some relationship to WhitneyZone. I guess the sage / desert landscape surrounding an oasis with so many cars is pretty easy to identify.

AlanK wrote: Whoa, Nellie! I've been there but not often enough to be accused of a monomaniacal fixation. Did something actually happen there?

Only thing is the great food and sometimes fun music too.

I liked this one. My initial reaction was "Owens Valley" -- the terrain is quite similar to that near the Eastern Sierra Interagency Center south of Lone Pine. When that turned out to be obviously wrong, I ran through the Owens Valley in my mind and then headed rapidly north.
Posted by: Mike Condron

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/05/12 08:32 AM

This thread is the "What in The World Happened Here" not "What in The World Happens Here".
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/05/12 08:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
This thread is the "What in The World Happened Here" not "What in The World Happens Here".

We'll try to see that it never happens again, Mike. grin
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCVI (96) - 02/05/12 08:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Mike Condron
This thread is the "What in The World Happened Here" not "What in The World Happens Here".

A lot of the players rest on laurels when they discover "Where".
Not good enough.

This was a good easy post - make it enticing for some of the lurkers to actually come in & play. I'm amazed that Bee didn't jump in, though.
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII (93) - 02/05/12 10:00 AM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCIII: (93)



This a photo of James Murray in the Scriptorium at Banbury Road.
The Scriptorium was a tin shed where the volunteer's word usage slips were collected in pigeonholes.

This, of course, was the manual method of organizing content for the Oxford English Dictionary.

"According to the publishers, it would take a single person 120 years to 'key in' text to convert it to machine readable form which consists a total of 59 million words of the OED second edition, 60 years to proofread it, and 540 megabytes to store it electronically.[3] As of 30 November 2005, the Oxford English Dictionary contained approximately 301,100 main entries. Supplementing the entry headwords, there are 157,000 bold-type combinations and derivatives; 169,000 italicized-bold phrases and combinations; 616,500 word-forms in total, including 137,000 pronunciations; 249,300 etymologies; 577,000 cross-references; and 2,412,400 usage quotations. The dictionary's latest, complete print edition (Second Edition, 1989) was printed in 20 volumes, comprising 291,500 entries in 21,730 pages."

That's 375 floppy disks.

J. R. R. Tolkien was employed by the OED, researching etymologies of the Waggle to Warlock range.

An odd note: In High School, I accidentally dropped Follow-Hat in the library. It landed exactly flat and sounded like the crack of doom.

I do have two copies, the First & Second Editions. The Second is on CD and doesn't hurt my back at all.

And, finally, the book "The Professor and the Madman" (AKA The Surgeon of Crowthorne") is a great read.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/05/12 11:22 AM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? XCV: (95)



There is a body of opinion that a cricketer actually hit the clock (that would be a Sixer). Probably an Urban Legend.

Given the Soccer Riot deaths in Egypt, my first thought was that "Cricket Riot" would return zero Google entries. Millions of results for "Soccer Riot", but the riot at the SGC at the 4th International Test was a surprise for me. And I traveled past the SGC most every day on the way to UNSW.

The obligatory wiki is here.

Of note is that one Umpire was Edmund Barton, who later became the first Prime Minister of Australia. He was a good bloke, and makes me think that "Umpire" is a better qualification for high political office than "Lawyer".

Also present - a rioter! was Banjo Patterson, who wrote "Waltzing Matilda".

The lesson here is to not pick a footballer to umpire cricket.

Finally, the top 5 riots in Australia.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/05/12 11:29 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):

Posted by: AlanK

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

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.
Posted by: AlanK

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

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):


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

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCI I (92) - 02/06/12 06:50 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Given our recurring themes of really big explosions, Nobel Prizes, floods, cemeteries, HHGTTG and cricket

I left out assassinations and islands.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/06/12 07:32 AM

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.
Posted by: AlanK

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

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98):


Is it true that the spelling was "wisekrak" back in '83?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/06/12 08:51 PM

Some major Euro_Aussie seduction going on...



Click on the image for the map location.
Posted by: wagga

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

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? LXXVII (97):



Third clue - By USA standards, this happened a day early.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/07/12 06:22 AM

Sunda Strait
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/07/12 07:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Sunda Strait

East of Java? Actually, west.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/07/12 07:25 AM

Click on my picture of the volcano above for a map. Zoom out to see Where In the World it is.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCVIII (98) - 02/07/12 02:09 PM

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.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/07/12 03:11 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
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.
Posted by: wagga

Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/07/12 03:15 PM

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.
Posted by: wagga

Re: Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/07/12 03:27 PM

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.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/07/12 03:56 PM

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".
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/07/12 04:28 PM

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 died a few days before his 73rd birthday.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Summary: What In The World Happened Here? XCV (95) - 02/07/12 04:28 PM

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!
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/08/12 02:56 AM

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
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/08/12 03:30 AM

Neither Antonio Salieri nor Jack Crabbe.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/08/12 04:39 AM

Over the years, I have periodically encountered his handiwork.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/08/12 05:09 AM

I have no clue about Wagga's clue,
but Alan's leads me to Dimitri.
Bingo
Posted by: Steve C

What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/08/12 05:52 AM

What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/08/12 06:03 AM

What In The World Happened Here? C (100):

Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? XCIV (94) - 02/08/12 06:08 AM

Ah, yes, a big contribution of his was to standardize vodka at 40%. An outstanding puzzle!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 02/08/12 06:26 AM

I was thinking last night about putting up #100. I realized that, if I waited a bit, wagga would have done it (and #99 too, of course). It's fitting, of course, as he has provided over half of these great puzzles. (And it seems like half of those were about cricket. smile )
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 02/08/12 07:18 AM

Actually, explosions and islands are the dominant memes. Some of those islands exploded, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/08/12 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):


That looks for all the world like a 400m (actually, a 440yd) track, right next to the water.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/08/12 11:29 AM

100:

All the running was done around 2 in the morning, headed generally West.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/08/12 12:10 PM

Steve, that skinny island looks like either a vanilla bean pod , a green bean pod, or some type of bacterium under a microscope.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/08/12 12:19 PM

Reminds me of the Needle Fish I saw last time I was snorkeling. (and that is NOT a clue.)
Posted by: Whitney Fan

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/08/12 04:22 PM

XCIX -- It's the Cheshire Cat!
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/10/12 11:19 AM

What In The World Happened Here? CI (101):

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/10/12 03:08 PM

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101)

I know the dope on that one
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/10/12 04:15 PM

CI (101): I originally planned to post this as CDXX.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/10/12 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101)

I know the dope on that one

Are you old enough to have been part of the famous recovery operation?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/11/12 02:45 AM


born 1950.

I have been as high as 22,000 feet, but not high like that.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/11/12 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford

born 1950.

I have been as high as 22,000 feet, but not high like that.

I only asked if you were old enough! smile

I also meet the age requirement. I was born on February 11, 1952. That means... uh, oh! cool
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/11/12 07:18 AM

Well, Happy Birthday!
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/11/12 12:08 PM

Congratulations making it over the hill, Alan! grin

My kids tell me I'm "older than dirt". Now you can join the club.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101) - 02/11/12 01:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Congratulations making it over the hill, Alan! grin

My kids tell me I'm "older than dirt". Now you can join the club.

I went over Mt. Baldy today -- still a decent hill.

Older than dirt? I can live with that!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/11/12 06:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/12/12 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.


graveyard of the Pacific?
does not look like Vancouver Island

graveyard of the Atlantic?
does not look like Cape Hatteras

I wonder if, instead, the site refers to ships sunk there on purpose?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/12/12 05:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.


graveyard of the Pacific?
does not look like Vancouver Island

graveyard of the Atlantic?
does not look like Cape Hatteras

I wonder if, instead, the site refers to ships sunk there on purpose?

By some accounts, at least one ocean has more than one graveyard.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/13/12 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.

It's able to be called a graveyard.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/13/12 03:40 PM

should one wear a bikini?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/13/12 04:25 PM

If it was made out of fur, yes. Harvey, actually, NO!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/13/12 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The island is part of a municipality with over 300,000 residents.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/13/12 05:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):


Anything more to be said about this scene?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.

Wagga was trying to be a poet.

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.

Wagga was trying to be a poet.

Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

By the way, since bikinis came up:

What In The World Happened Here? LXVII:  (Link)
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 11:26 AM

> Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

Hmmmm....not this island



Rhymes better with cable, label and table

It is known for certain animals, but not the one shown above.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
> Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

Hmmmm....not this island



Rhymes better with cable, label and table

It is known for certain animals, but not the one shown above.

The official name of the island is French for "sand."
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/14/12 11:58 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):


Anything more to be said about this scene?


Third clue: If you had the coordinates and a Garmin or some other black box device, you could drive there.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 01:24 PM

> The official name of the island is French for "sand."
Well doggone! I know the Spanish translation, but I never learned any French, except maybe "s'il vous plaît"

Now that anybody can find its name, I guess I should post a map. ...It's beginning to look like the Cheshire Cat's grin.




Not sure if this will come through, but here is an image that underscores the "graveyard" title.
(from Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 01:51 PM

fooled me, Steve,
I thought it looked like in warmer climes.
I looked up Gulf Stream plots and it does not go up that far to Nova Scotia, instead it heads easterly to keep the British Isles inhabitable, and even points north of there.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99) - 02/14/12 01:52 PM

I liked this photo from the wiki:



This is a Britten Norman Islander. We flew out to Santa Rosa Island in one of these, complete with Steve's Folbot.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 02/14/12 02:29 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CII (102):

Posted by: wagga

Not A Puzzle - Just A Treat - 02/16/12 02:24 PM

This is not a new puzzle - just an easter egg for everybody who has soldiered on this far. And AlanK, no cricket involved! Found at daily coyote.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Not A Puzzle - Just A Treat - 02/16/12 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This is not a new puzzle - just an easter egg for everybody who has soldiered on this far. And AlanK, no cricket involved! Found at daily coyote.

That'll keep a person busy!
Posted by: Steve C

Re: Not A Puzzle - Just A Treat - 02/16/12 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This is not a new puzzle - just an easter egg for everybody who has soldiered on this far. And AlanK, no cricket involved! Found at daily coyote.

Dang it Wagga, I almost wore out my mouse once I figured out it was a picture. But it is neither a coyote nor a "koala to the Max". wink
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/18/12 01:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):


Second Clue: All the running was done around 2 in the morning, headed generally West.
Third Clue: If you had the coordinates and a Garmin or some other black box device, you could drive there.
Fourth Clue. When this dastardly deed was perpetuated, one arm of our liberties was taken away from us.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/18/12 06:15 PM

In Knoxville, the University of Tennessee has the Tom Black Track. The track in the picture is the Black Tom Track.

The event involved secretive Germans.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CIII (103) - 02/19/12 12:04 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CIII (103):


Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIII (103) - 02/19/12 06:49 PM

I lucked out -- or you were nice enough to pick a round number anniversary.

What's they do, bomb the HMS Beagle?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 02/19/12 06:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CII (102):


OK, some insight, please. It looks like something I'd drive by headed for your neck of the woods. But I did not find it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? C (100) - 02/23/12 03:27 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? C: (100)

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? C (100):



The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey

"... was an act of sabotage on American ammunition supplies by German agents to prevent the materiel from being used by the Allies in World War I... "



Here is a map.

The Island to the east is, of course, Bedloe's Island. The Statue of Liberty arm was struck by shrapnel, and has been closed to the public ever since.

This is an interesting link.

This incident ranks with 9/11, Oklahoma City and Pearl Harbor on the terrorism scale, yet is not widely known.


Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (104) - 02/23/12 03:48 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CIV (104):

Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 02/23/12 08:43 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
OK, some insight, please. It looks like something I'd drive by headed for your neck of the woods. But I did not find it.
My thoughts, too.

With that type of terrain, I'm thinking earthquake fault country, so possibly related to an earthquake.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 02/24/12 02:44 PM

One of the fundamental tenets of colonization is finding a better (easier) route through natural obstacles to resource-rich areas.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (104) - 02/24/12 09:04 PM

CIV (104)

Who knew there were so many of these all over?  
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (104) - 02/25/12 10:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
CIV (104)

Who knew there were so many of these all over?

But where is the ghost bike that wagga posted?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (104) - 02/25/12 06:23 PM

> But where is the ghost bike that wagga posted?
You mean the ones some city was threatening to remove?
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (105) - 02/26/12 02:15 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CV (105):

Should have posted this on the exact anniversary - so, belatedly...

Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/24/12 02:34 PM

It has been a quiet month. This thread started on March 31, 2011. It is probably too early to let it die.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/25/12 04:51 PM

I've had to put this on ice for a while, due to a confluence of issues. My best friends are solid gold, the help they have given me is like a miracle. So now I'll have some time to research answers & prepare some more puzzles. And I also hoped that others would continue to post.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/25/12 05:01 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CVI (106):

Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/25/12 08:51 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CII (102):


OK, some insight, please. It looks like something I'd drive by headed for your neck of the woods. But I did not find it.

Wagga, several of us would appreciate a hint or two on this one.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/26/12 05:06 PM

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/27/12 08:13 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
OK, some insight, please. It looks like something I'd drive by headed for your neck of the woods. But I did not find it.

Damn! I recognize that cut. It is right in the area I looked on Google Maps when you posted the original picture. Unfortunately, I confined myself to looking along the bigger highway. So, your picture is near the road I would take in order to head for your neck of the woods. And it is on the road I take to get to Mt. Whitney.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/27/12 07:53 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CVI (106):



Presumably not one of the USA's Guano Islands. [For one of those, see WITWHH LXXV:  (Link).]
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/27/12 07:57 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga

Tom Mix
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/27/12 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
OK, some insight, please. It looks like something I'd drive by headed for your neck of the woods. But I did not find it.

Damn! I recognize that cut. It is right in the area I looked on Google Maps when you posted the original picture. Unfortunately, I confined myself to looking along the bigger highway. So, your picture is near the road I would take in order to head for your neck of the woods. And it is on the road I take to get to Mt. Whitney.

Oh man! That's the first place I looked for a match when the picture was first posted.



I sure didn't recognize the pattern, though.
Here's the Gmap4 view (click for full-screen), Beale's Cut at Newhall Pass.
It is a peculiar site on the topo maps that Gmap4 can display -- only the Google Maps terrain view shows the new CA-14 freeway. Also, there are four generations of highways here: The wagon trail, the Newhall Pass tunnel, Sierra Highway (old Hwy 14) and now CA-14, all within half a mile of each other.



Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102) - 03/28/12 03:15 PM

Steve, I think that the problem was that you and I were tripping over each other in Google Maps.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/12 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? I:

One participant was heard to say "Now we are all sonsabitches!"

It's perfectly OK to post cryptic answers.

Happy Anniversary to this thread.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/12 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CVI (106):



Presumably not one of the USA's Guano Islands. [For one of those, see WITWHH LXXV:  (Link).]


Any creature that had the balls to live here mayhaps should be undisturbed, but Adam & Eve were forcibly removed and taken to Melbourne, Australia. They were found in a "tree", but it wasn't an apple tree.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/12 05:56 PM

Only in Australia would one find something like that. I was way off on the wrong track until I remembered that words in wagga clues are important. "Balls", for example, would not refer to cojones. It took some doing, but I kept at it and earned the lobster (-like) dinner.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 03/31/12 06:09 PM

Rats! If you had simply checked out the cool video thread...

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (105) - 04/01/12 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CV (105):

Should have posted this on the exact anniversary - so, belatedly...


Anything to say about this one?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (105) - 04/02/12 05:56 PM

CIV: Already gave you more than enough clues. Go back a page or so.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 04/02/12 05:57 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CVI: (106)

I couldn't post this answer yesterday, for the obvious reason. Remember when peeps were all confused about the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus?

This is a TREE LOBSTER.



The whole story is here and here.








Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (105) - 04/05/12 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
CIV: Already gave you more than enough clues. Go back a page or so.

An ice cold miracle.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIV (105) - 04/05/12 07:04 PM

CIV: (104)??? Gold Medal!

You just won the next puzzle!
Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/05/12 07:52 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CVII (107):

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/12/12 06:34 PM

Was this puppy involved?


Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/12/12 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Was this puppy involved?

No, I think he was from San Francisco. He had been born, but was still Heisman-free, when the picture on the right was taken, but that is coincidence.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/13/12 05:08 AM

So this puzzle is in the sports arena, rather than the political arena? Somehow I think it's not cricket.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/13/12 07:27 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So this puzzle is in the sports arena, rather than the political arena? Somehow I think it's not cricket.
Gotta go with "sports" but sports can intersect with politics.

And it ain't cricket.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/16/12 01:25 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Was this puppy involved?

No, I think he was from San Francisco. He had been born, but was still Heisman-free, when the picture on the right was taken, but that is coincidence.

OK, we need a clue here. Since OJ's birth place came up, however spuriously, I offer the following: San Francisco got the Giants.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/18/12 07:56 PM

The ebb and flow of this game is a mystery.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/22/12 09:34 AM

Many years later, someone thought the team was worth billions.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/28/12 01:58 PM

Pretty dodgy clues there, Alan. I suppose you'll try to sell us the bridge next.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVIII - 04/28/12 02:19 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CVIII (108):


Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/28/12 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Pretty dodgy clues there, Alan. I suppose you'll try to sell us the bridge next.

Put in a reasonable bid and the bridge can be yours!
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/28/12 03:37 PM

Re: CVIII.

Popped up over the edge after negotiating the Washboard, legs still shaky, but no Starbucks. The fishermen were long gone.

Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVIII - 04/28/12 03:40 PM

SierraNevada: I think that new avatar brought the whole website down around midday today. You Messed with the Moose!

Another thing:

Paste this next line in -, exchanging [ for { and ] for }

{font:Times New Roman}{b}{color:#FF0000}What In The World Happened Here? CVIII (108):{/color}{/b}{/font}

That makes it clear that it is a new post...
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVIII - 04/28/12 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
SierraNevada: I think that new avatar brought the whole website down around midday today. You Messed with the Moose!


Imitation is flattery, she'll get a kick out of Bullwinkle I think.

That was darn fast, Wagga. Thought I could lose you for a little while with the twist and turn. I should've known better.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/29/12 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Re: CVIII.

Popped up over the edge after negotiating the Washboard, legs still shaky, but no Starbucks. The fishermen were long gone.


The Starbucks is still there, of course (I swear I see it in the picture). You're just saying you did not purchase anything that day.

By the way, don't we have a North = up convention?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/29/12 01:18 PM

If the compass is not in the screen shot, I guess it could be any way around. Reversing the image would be cacky-handed, though.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 04/29/12 01:23 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109):




Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/29/12 08:25 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
By the way, don't we have a North = up convention?

I missed that convention - I was hiking down south.

This particular challenge needed extra disguising tricks since we've all been there. Where's the Starbucks? I'll have to bring my gift card next time.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CVII - 04/29/12 08:31 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Originally Posted By: AlanK
By the way, don't we have a North = up convention?

I missed that convention - I was hiking down south.

This particular challenge needed extra disguising tricks since we've all been there. Where's the Starbucks? I'll have to bring my gift card next time.

The north up convention is a decent one but it is informal. I agree that ignoring it was justified in this instance.

The summit Starbucks is that speck near the bottom of the picture, about a quarter of the way from the left.

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 04/30/12 11:02 PM

By George, I've got it, Wagga.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110) - 04/30/12 11:11 PM

New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110)

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/01/12 04:17 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109):






Guys, I have not played in a while , but the island is :
Venise - S Giorgio Maggiore depuis le campanile St Marc
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110) - 05/01/12 04:34 AM

CX (110)

At least 2 Nobel Laureates have lived in this house, which is not in Manhattan.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110) - 05/01/12 07:45 AM

That was relatively quick, Wagga. You guys are amazing.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110) - 05/01/12 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
CX (110)

At least 2 Nobel Laureates have lived in this house, which is not in Manhattan.

One of them is still living over there on Mercer St.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX (110) - 05/01/12 09:08 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
CX (110)

At least 2 Nobel Laureates have lived in this house, which is not in Manhattan.

Neither was Ebbets Field.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CX1 (111) - 05/01/12 09:59 AM

What In The World Happened Here? CXI (111):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX1 (111) - 05/01/12 10:36 AM

That hut looks more like a place to down some high altitude margaritas than a Starbucks.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX1 (111) - 05/01/12 03:16 PM

Cocktails in the library each evening.
Posted by: Steve C

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CX1 (111) - 05/01/12 03:38 PM

I have a suggestion for this thread:

Once a puzzle is solved, it would be very cool if the author of that puzzle would edit the original message, and post some sort of answer/information/links within a "spoiler" box... like this
Click to reveal.. (The Answer)
The explanation can be hidden here.

Multiple lines can be included...

Even links.

To make something like the above, all you need to do is enclose the hidden text within a [spoiler:The Answer] ... [/spoiler] pair of tags.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/02/12 04:59 AM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109):






Guys, I have not played in a while , but the island is :
Venise - S Giorgio Maggiore depuis le campanile St Marc


You have one of the places, but not the event.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/02/12 11:59 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
You have one of the places, but not the event.

These places made an impression on Claude Monet
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/02/12 06:16 PM

yes, the island is the first picture

the second picture with the palace named in Alan's clue has a famous small bridge behind it, not seen in the picture, but it connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the palace. So maybe someone famous got grilled.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/02/12 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
yes, the island is the first picture

the second picture with the palace named in Alan's clue has a famous small bridge behind it, not seen in the picture, but it connects the old prison to the interrogation rooms in the palace. So maybe someone famous got grilled.

I figured that Monet painting it was enough of an event.

wagga?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/03/12 03:19 AM

Two places, something connected them?
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/03/12 03:27 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Two places, something connected them?

Sigh
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/03/12 05:32 AM

No, not a bridge.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/03/12 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
No, not a bridge.

Does not a high-bandwidth transmission at 2.4 GHz constitute a bridge? Maybe a Fabrizio Bridge.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/03/12 09:02 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Two places, something connected them?

Galileo demonstrated his improved telescope from these bell towers. Getting warmer?
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/04/12 03:31 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112):

Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI (111) - 05/04/12 03:48 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI: (111)

This is the Capanna Regina Margherita at about 14,816 feet above sea level, on the Italian/Swiss border.

Here is a terrific pano.

It is at a similar height to our very own Smithsonian hut. Even though it has electrical power, 70 beds and a library, alas, it does not have a Starbucks.
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CIX (109) - 05/04/12 04:02 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CIX: (109)

This may be a very important discovery. On the other hand I have a neighbor working diligently on building a perpetual energy generator. Who knows?

A team of Italian radio boffins - and one Swede - have one-upped their pioneering countryman Guglielmo Marconi by demonstrating a method of simultaneously transmitting multiple signals on the same frequency.

Let radio do the twist.
Posted by: wagga

What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/04/12 04:29 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113):

Here is the site of a ripping yarn, close to home.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI (111) - 05/04/12 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI: (111)

This is the Capanna Regina Margherita at about 14,816 feet above sea level, on the Italian/Swiss border.

Here is a terrific pano.

It is at a similar height to our very own Smithsonian hut. Even though it has electrical power, 70 beds and a library, alas, it does not have a Starbucks.


I should have ID'd that one. The Monte Rosa hut was famous for high altitude medicine research:

The Monte Rosa is not only mountain climbing, history and passion but also science. There are two science laboratories operating up there: the Capanna Margherita at the Signalkuppe at an altitude of 4,554 meters and the Istituto Angelo Mosso at Col d'Olen at 2901 meters. Capanna Margherita has been inaugurated in 1893 on behalf of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI) and since the very beginning it has been a scientific laboratory of international repute. In 1903 it has been declared "International Institute" by the Academy of Sciences in Washington and through the XX° century it hosted the most innovative researches in different scientific areas: physiology and medicine (63%), glaciology (20%), environmental sciences ( 15%), physics (2%)
Posted by: wagga

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI (111) - 05/04/12 05:41 PM

Harvey, we aim to please.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/04/12 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112):


OK, I recognize the insignia and it is desert. We'll get there.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/04/12 07:53 PM

Israeli F-16s
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/05/12 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112):


Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/05/12 05:08 PM

We've had a string of huts on top of mountains. In all three, equines did the hard work. AlanK has this one down.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CX1V (114) - 05/05/12 05:19 PM

What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114) - 05/05/12 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114):


What In The World Happened Here? VIII:  (Link)
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIII (113) - 05/06/12 04:55 PM

CXIII (113): Gold is priced at about $52 US per gram today. Or something like that.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/06/12 04:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113):

Here is the site of a ripping yarn, close to home.


It was a dark and stormy night, and above the billabongs,...
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI (111) - 05/06/12 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXI: (111)

This is the Capanna Regina Margherita at about 14,816 feet above sea level, on the Italian/Swiss border.

I thought I found a picture of every precarious mountain top hut in the Alps. How did Google miss this one? Time to sell my Google stock (if I had some of it).
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIII (113) - 05/06/12 11:52 PM

I got this one is 3 seconds, Alan. Too bad Wagga already Marshaled the resources to solve it.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/07/12 12:12 AM

Nobody has this one yet?

Home of a last stand in 70 CE. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.
Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 12:17 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113):

Here is the site of a ripping yarn, close to home.


It was a dark and stormy night, and above the billabongs,...


The numbering seems to be getting messed up. Didn't AlanK already posted CXIII (113) of the saw mill?
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 12:25 AM

The satellite picture was the first 113. Sawmill was 114, CXIV, not XCIII or CXIII.

Posted by: SierraNevada

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 01:46 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113):

Here is the site of a ripping yarn, close to home.


It was a dark and stormy night, and above the billabongs,...

Australia?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 08:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
The satellite picture was the first 113. Sawmill was 114, CXIV, not XCIII or CXIII.


Indeed. Here is 113, which is currently the highest numbered puzzle and is still in play:
What In The World Happened Here? CXIII:  (Link)

I am confused by this one:
What In The World Happened Here? XCIII:  (Link)
It is labeled XCIII = 93 but also labeled 113. It shows the same site as:
What In The World Happened Here? VIII:  (Link)
I am not sure what's going on.

Subsequently added note: Things are fixed regarding numbering and we need to figure out why the site is appearing for a second time.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXII (112) - 05/07/12 01:07 PM

Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Nobody has this one yet?

Home of a last stand in 70 CE. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001.

I did post a picture the other day.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: Steve C
The satellite picture was the first 113. Sawmill was 114, CXIV, not XCIII or CXIII.


Indeed. Here is 113, which is currently the highest numbered puzzle and is still in play:
What In The World Happened Here? CXIII:  (Link)

I am confused by this one:
What In The World Happened Here? XCIII:  (Link)
It is labeled XCIII = 93 but also labeled 113. It shows the same site as:
What In The World Happened Here? VIII:  (Link)
I am not sure what's going on.


113 mark II is now correctly numbered 114. Which is the same site as a previous puzzle - lightning can twice strike the same place & some of us have a bit of dsilexia going on. So I enjoy the works of the Reverend Spooner.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/07/12 01:40 PM

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113)

Australia? Yes, already gave out that clue.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIV (114) - 05/07/12 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
113 mark II is now correctly numbered 114. Which is the same site as a previous puzzle - lightning can twice strike the same place & some of us have a bit of dsilexia going on. So I enjoy the works of the Reverend Spooner.

So how near is "near"? 100 miles?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIV (114) - 05/08/12 05:11 AM

Perhaps one or two. In and around and about.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114) - 05/08/12 10:34 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
CXIV (114): Gold is priced at about $52 US per gram today. Or something like that.

People have evidently noticed.
Seriously.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114) - 05/08/12 12:30 PM

This puzzle involves a high price per gram, and the gold reference was meant to lead you in that direction. We already did gold.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CXIV (114) - 05/08/12 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
This puzzle involves a high price per gram, and the gold reference was meant to lead you in that direction. We already did gold.

My mom recently saw something in the sky above Reno.

Now I'm hearing rumors of -- I kid you not -- zeppelins.

DANGER -- GIVEAWAY LINK
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/08/12 01:32 PM

What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115):

Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/08/12 08:41 PM

Now this one is truly cryptic. You must be playing cat and mouse with us. Have to have coupla pints o Guinness and scratch my silky chin over it.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/08/12 08:56 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Now this one is truly cryptic. You must be playing cat and mouse with us. Have to have coupla pints o Guinness and scratch my silky chin over it.

I had just started looking at pictures of cathedrals and figured out quite a few that it wasn't. Then came the rather helpful reference from a stout fellow. Than I was as stuck as that cat to that mouse in that tube of that Christchurch organ.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 11:09 AM

The first clues were the flying buttresses and the cars driving on the left. Narrowed it down considerably. Very few Romanesque/Gothic cathedrals in South Africa and India.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 01:26 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
The first clues were the flying buttresses and the cars driving on the left. Narrowed it down considerably. Very few Romanesque/Gothic cathedrals in South Africa and India.

And it was certainly not in the Kamchatka Peninsula, either.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 01:52 PM

Riiiiiiiiiight, and they drive on the right . . .
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 02:55 PM

Not still standing, is it?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 03:26 PM

Clue for CXIII (113):

Ah Fook lived a few dozen miles away, but this event happened after his time. I believe Mick Jagger has been spotted in the area, too.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Not still standing, is it?

It shows up in Google Maps, so it was standing when they took the picture of that area.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Not still standing, is it?

Some call it the Fooking Cathedral, but it wasn't shaken down.

Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:01 PM

if it where I think it is, I visited it in 2004 on the way to The Routeburn. The quake was Feb 2011. I think it unrepairable so will be torn down the rest of the way.

I may be wrong. Wonder if part of the cathedral design is a rubber stamp and CXV 115 is somewhere else? The origins of Christchurch Cathedral date back to the plans of the Canterbury Association who aimed to build a city around a central cathedral and college in the Canterbury Region based on the English model of Christ Church, Oxford.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:06 PM

Neither your cathedral or the cathedrat we are talking about could possibly be invaded by snakes. the cathedrat still stands.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
could possibly be invaded by snakes.

so Ireland, Hawaii, or Antarctica
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
Originally Posted By: wagga
could possibly be invaded by snakes.

so Ireland, Hawaii, or Antarctica

Kiwi-land, too.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:22 PM

yeah, but my Christchurch cathedral was in NZ,
yours is in Dublin

PS looking back at saltydogs comments I see that he got it a long time ago.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:29 PM

By the way, the "cathedrat" would be known as a "Joycean Literary Device", though, as far as I know, he never used it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 04:45 PM

Not connected to any one puzzle, here is a special treat for the WITWHH PhDs in General Knowledge. (GkD)

xkcd, or http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/every_majors_terrible.png

And then, as a G&S guy,

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Clue for CXIII (113):

Ah Fook lived a few dozen miles away, but this event happened after his time. I believe Mick Jagger has been spotted in the area, too.

It was 1934 -- a DC2 and a lot of city lights.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/09/12 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Not connected to any one puzzle, here is a special treat for the WITWHH PhDs in General Knowledge. (GkD)

xkcd, or http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/every_majors_terrible.png

And then, as a G&S guy,

I'm guessing that this guy listened to Tom Lehrer who listened to G&S. Or maybe his dad was a major general.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened <In> Here? CXV (115) - 05/10/12 05:03 AM

Wagga: thanks for the musical interlude. Meant a lot to Anna (you remember Anna), who is not only an a capella performer but in the middle of the with the "major" issue, including physics math and music
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/10/12 07:06 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116):
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/10/12 07:55 PM

This one should be painless, but its not a hospital: its an insane asylum!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/10/12 08:22 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
This one should be painless, but its not a hospital: its an insane asylum!

Y'know salty, I had heard that the game of life was hard to play, but the card you just dealt was not the losing one.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/11/12 06:29 AM

For those looking for the science clues, NASA (sort of), time travel, post nuclear apocalypse and evolution theory are heavily implicated.

For the more sociopolitically oriented, in addition to the suicide pact, the president of a powerful Washington lobby was once filmed cavorting naked with two other men.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/11/12 07:46 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
For those looking for the science clues, NASA (sort of), time travel, post nuclear apocalypse and evolution theory are heavily implicated.

For the more sociopolitically oriented, in addition to the suicide pact, the president of a powerful Washington lobby was once filmed cavorting naked with two other men.

I'm looking for rules in a knife fight.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 08:56 AM

wagga -- do you agree that:

113 is about a DC2 and city lights

114 is about a big light in the sky and a zeppelin

115 is about a cat, a mouse, and James Joyce

116 is about next time I say "let's go to Bolivia", let's go to Bolivia

???
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 10:20 AM

3 out of 4 is not bad.

Will post answers this evening.

In the meantime, feel free to post a new puzzle - maybe SaltyDog can convince SaltyAnna to try her hand.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/11/12 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
I'm looking for rules in a knife fight.

I thought we did that a long time ago, and before Bolivia
Sorry, not much time to put on my thinking cap
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 12:39 PM

Alan: pay no attention to the man behind the swaggies: I make it 4 and O for you
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 12:48 PM

Nope. Someone has the answer, but not AlanK.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 12:54 PM

Really? Which one did he miss?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Nope. Someone has the answer, but not AlanK.

wagga -- I'll bite (again) -- do you agree that:

113 is about a DC2 and city lights

114 is about a big light in the sky and a zeppelin (or do you want to leave the zeppelin out of it?)

115 is about a cat, a mouse, and James Joyce

116 is about I can take or leave it if I please.

???
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 02:12 PM

Now you have them all - will post answers later...

But Salty beat you to 116 by half an hour (I think).
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/11/12 02:32 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 02:54 PM

Alan had 116 right the first time. The stunt for the scene with the line "Next time ... let's go to someplace like Bolivia" was shot within the frame of the picture.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/11/12 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
This one should be painless, but its not a hospital: its an insane asylum!

So you didn't have 4077 in mind?
Posted by: saltydog

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXVI (116) - 05/11/12 04:13 PM

OF course I did: "painless"; "insane asylum". So Did Alan in his first response, painless and losing card. I added the monkeys and then Alan added Bolivia, both of which are accurately identified with M Canyon.
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII (113) - 05/11/12 04:50 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXIII: (113)

Here is the site of a ripping yarn, close to home.



"Lost in a thunderstorm over southeastern Australia, Captain R.D. Parmentier and his crew were desperately trying to find a place to land the big DC2 airliner. They were just a few hundred miles from the finish of an epic 11,300-mile race from London to Melbourne and the storm had rendered their communications equipment useless.

While radio operators on the ground tried in vain to reach the aircraft, a mayor in a small town had an idea as bright as the lightning flashing in the sky. He dialed up the city's engineer and asked him to toggle the city's lights in morse code to spell out a message: A-L-B-U-R-Y. The town's name.
"

Found on Jalopnik.

From the Jalopnik Comments (Click on All):

"And that is still the biggest thing that has ever happened to Albury. God that place is boring."

Albury is around 80 miles south of Wagga & was viewed as the competition. All this though, happened well before my time.

The racecourse (a feature of even the smallest Australian towns) is near the bottom, slightly left of center. The bigger picture was to show the Murray River and it's billabongs as a helpful clue. And North, of course.
Posted by: wagga

Answer: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CX1V (114) - 05/11/12 05:32 PM

Answer: What In The World Happened Here? CXIV: (114)



"Gold is so 1840s out here. Meteorites are the new treasure."

Mom Stumbles Onto Meteorite Worth About $20,000



And, yes, NASA used an airship in the search.

And it was extra fun to stymie AlanK for a few days, knowing that his mother had actually witnessed the event. WITWHH posters need that delicious streak of cruelty!.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: Answer: What In The World Happened <Near> Here? CX1V (114) - 05/11/12 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
And it was extra fun to stymie AlanK for a few days, knowing that his mother had actually witnessed the event. WITWHH posters need that delicious streak of cruelty!.

Yes, it's all part of the fun.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (113-116) - 05/11/12 07:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Now you have them all - will post answers later...

But Salty beat you to 116 by half an hour (I think).

True. I saw Salty's answer right after seeing the puzzle and knew right away. But I got the answer from him, fair and square.
Posted by: AlanK

What In The World Happened Here? CXVIII (118) - 05/11/12 09:13 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXVIII (118):

I should have posted this on the anniversary, not so very long ago.

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXVIII (118) - 05/12/12 11:16 AM

Enough, I surrender.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXVIII (118) - 05/12/12 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Enough, I surrender.

Normally, I'd say "don't give up so soon", but...
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXVIII (118) - 05/12/12 03:52 PM

Dern its good to hear you say that. I could just yodel.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/12/12 05:57 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/14/12 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Wings?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/14/12 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

There's gold in them thar hills.
Posted by: wagga

New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120) - 05/14/12 04:17 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

This is our first guest post. I found a wonderful pano where something very significant happened. I emailed the photographer, asking for permission to post an image. She graciously rose to the occasion & asked me to post in her name. She & her husband like our little game.Thank you Eva!

When the puzzle is solved, I will post a link to her website.

This is the equirectangular image, from which the pano was made. Apparently, it contains a lot of redundant information which is used to construct the scrollable panorama.

Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/14/12 07:15 PM

What in the World Happened Here 121



121: This just in: time sensitive, because its happening again soon
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/14/12 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
What in the World Happened Here 121

My son is graduating from college on May 20. I hope it's sunny.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/15/12 04:27 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
What in the World Happened Here (121)

The WITWHH view counter reaches half a million and we put on a special event. Not for everybody in the world, though.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/15/12 07:58 AM

Alan has the location, and the date is warm, but could be a lot warmer. Actually looking for an event here. You may have seen it once before, but you will never see it again.

WAGGA has the right audience, and we could conceivably make that number in time.

Not for everyone, but if you climb after Alana and before EJ, you'll have a front row seat, and you'll see more than most of us.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/15/12 09:10 PM

Well, the picture reminds us that Thursday is the 176th anniversary of the birth of the only person to discover a chemical element that was somewhere other than Earth.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/12 10:14 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Well, the picture reminds us that Thursday is the 176th anniversary of the birth of the only person to discover a chemical element that was somewhere other than Earth.



Warmer . . .
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/12 01:28 PM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Alan has the location, and the date is warm, but could be a lot warmer. Actually looking for an event here. You may have seen it once before, but you will never see it again.

WAGGA has the right audience, and we could conceivably make that number in time.

Not for everyone, but if you climb after Alana and before EJ, you'll have a front row seat, and you'll see more than most of us.


Jimmy and the Banksia Man saw it once, as well, but not from Whitney. And we sprinted over the half-million mark. That's 360 views for each post.
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/12 02:15 PM


Quote:
Jimmy and the Banksia Man saw it once, as well, but not from Whitney. And we sprinted over the half-million mark. That's 360 views for each post.


Wagga has it, so the celebration is on. Would the Smithsonian Hut do for a camera obscura?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/12 04:30 PM

Clever - set up a straw dog:



Whitney misses the eclipse.

Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120) - 05/16/12 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

I'm amazed that not one of our photo geeks on the WZ have taken the original equirectangular image of the church and processed those redundant pixels to a pano.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXXI (121) - 05/16/12 05:28 PM

Quote:
Actually looking for an event here. You may have seen it once before, but you will never see it again.

An aside here, but in 1986 I wanted to take my then-9-year-old son to see Halley's Comet. At the time we lived in Port Hueneme, and figured that we would need to get to South Mountain, near Santa Paula to get an unrestricted South-facing view devoid of city lights.

Well, some problem cropped up, and we only had a few minutes to get anywhere, so we ended up driving to Point Mugu. Imagine our surprise to find literally dozens of telescopes assembled in the parking lot with owners very willing to share the viewing! Mugu is separated from greater LA by the Santa Monica Range, and so is in a city-light shadow.

Halley's 1986 apparition was the least favorable on record. The comet and the Earth were on opposite sides of the Sun in February 1986, creating the worst viewing circumstances for Earth observers for the last 2,000 years. Just my luck.

So, I told Paul that when he was only 84 that he could score a double-Halley. I, however, might not make it...
Posted by: Steve C

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/16/12 09:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
The WITWHH view counter reaches half a million and we put on a special event. Not for everybody in the world, though.


The longer a thread gets, the more hits the spiders make. This thread is active, and runs for 71 pages, so every new post probably causes them to crawl through all 71 pages every time. The counter will double in a few months!
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Clever - set up a straw dog:

Whitney misses the eclipse.


At least I thought Wagga had it. Nope, its not the eclipse, but it was a fundamental purpose of Jimmy and the B-Man's Kahiki Holiday, and Whitney will see most of it. How else do you calculate the absolute value of the AU?
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 05:35 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
Whitney misses the eclipse.


That disqualifies Whitney, meaning there is another event. Nice unblemished Sun pic. Maybe it will get a little black dot on it's face next month.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 07:34 AM

Originally Posted By: saltydog
At least I thought Wagga had it. Nope, its not the eclipse, but it was a fundamental purpose of Jimmy and the B-Man's Kahiki Holiday, and Whitney will see most of it. How else do you calculate the absolute value of the AU?

You're talking about the thing that happens the day before the 68rh anniversary of D-Day. wagga obviously got it in time to make the preceding post.
Posted by: Harvey Lankford

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 10:04 AM

What in the World Happened Here 121

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Well, the picture reminds us that Thursday is the 176th anniversary of the birth of the only person to discover a chemical element that was somewhere other than Earth.

Born in Rugby, Warwickshire
Posted by: saltydog

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Originally Posted By: wagga
Whitney misses the eclipse.


That disqualifies Whitney, meaning there is another event. Nice unblemished Sun pic. Maybe it will get a little black dot on it's face next month.


By George He's got it.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 02:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C
The longer a thread gets, the more hits the spiders make. This thread is active, and runs for 71 pages, so every new post probably causes them to crawl through all 71 pages every time. The counter will double in a few months!

So that means the view counter is rising according to some kind of exponential function.

So, in time, the whole Internet will collapse into this thread, just like Lake Peigneur.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
So, in time, the whole Internet will collapse into this thread, just like Lake Peigneur.

Or we will be the Black Hole of the Internet.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? - 05/17/12 05:35 PM

And everybody else will yell What In The World Happened Here?

And we will answer Yes!
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/17/12 07:24 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Wings?

Wings?
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/17/12 08:00 PM

What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/17/12 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.

A little googling reveals those folks were the members of the band that became known for its rendition of "Down by the Riverside."
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117) - 05/18/12 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.

A little googling reveals those folks were the members of the band that became known for its rendition of "Down by the Riverside."

AlanK, we can tell you are an a mission here.
Posted by: wagga

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120) - 05/18/12 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

Eva thinks we should give out another clue about her little church, but that would be redundant.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120) - 05/19/12 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

Eva thinks we should give out another clue about her little church, but that would be redundant.

You've got my head exploding like a 15th century battle, but here it is.


This brought relief.
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/19/12 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

There's gold in them thar hills.

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/19/12 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

There's gold in them thar hills.

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Is this the fabled school of hard knocks?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/19/12 04:42 PM

Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Is this the fabled school of hard knocks?

I'd characterize it as a far-away place that has proven to be an incredible concentration of talent.
Posted by: wagga

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/19/12 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Is this the fabled school of hard knocks?

Quote:
I'd characterize it as a far-away place that has proven to be an incredible concentration of talent.

Talent with fortitude? Wasn't OddJob employed there for a short period?
Posted by: AlanK

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119) - 05/19/12