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 Post subject: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:17 am 
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Where am I ????

You're correct
Another shot at a guessing game

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Here is something new
You can use your google skills and any others you possess to try for the answer.

It won't be as easy as the picture above
Just words to guide you along
Of course one of the places you might be is the great wall of China.

Someone (yours truly) goes first and picks a place in the world.
They then give 10 clues, adding one at a time about 5 per day.
Slower this time as weekend and weekday visitors find the thread.

Later the goal would be a new Where am I about every two days

After giving the ten clues and waiting a while they give you the answer.

They will give good clues, because if you don't get it they have to come up with another place and ten more clues.
Now that can be an incentive.

Where can this place be you might ask?

A state in the US
A city in the US
A province in Canada
A country in Europe
An island in the world
The top of the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building.
Diving the great barrier reef
In the New York City Subway
I'm trying to say anywhere you can describe in ten clues and make someone work to figure it out.

How to proceed

Open notepad and enter 10 great clues

Offer Clue one and wait a couple of hours or so.
Now go back to the notepad file and copy the first two clues together to the thread.
By each time adding a clue and providing all the past clues you keep things tidy and together for those who are guessing.

Pray someone gets it before you have to let the cat out of the bag so you don't have to work your buns off finding 10 more clues that are all good but don't give it away to easily.

If you guess right you do the next one.
Be aware it takes a bit of effort to provide 10 clues that grow in assistance

Sample

Where am I ????

1. Once a major industrial town, with an economic base focused on steel processing, shipping, auto manufacturing, and transportation, the city suffered a de-industrialization which cost residents tens of thousands of low-skill, high-wage jobs.

2. Baseball team that has won the World Series, but not lately.

3. Decreasing population and tax base

4. Football and baseball

5. Mr Poe

6. The Babe

7. Near the Bay

8. Crabs are king

9. Aquarium

10. Inner Harbor

Answer Baltimore MD

If I did this one for real, hackman would have guessed it on the first clue.
He always assumes I'm using the things around me.
I'm ready for him this time

Now for a real one

Since it's Sunday I will go slow as people find the thread and get involved.

Take a wild guess or comment to start getting the notifications that things are moving along.

Where am I ????

1. Population 31,275
Sits at sea level
Mountains 3500 to 4000 ft around it.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:49 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:44 pm 
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The problem I have is I have found 3 cities with the correct pop.

As RacerAC has discovered Juneau, AK. However it sits at 56 ft. elevation but does have plenty of mountain range.

Bettendorf, IA correct pop sits at 0 ft elevation, but the last time I looked no mountains.

West Achaea, Greece. Correct pop and plenty of mountain ranges but I can't find a recorded elevation.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:38 pm 
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1. Population 31,275
Sits at sea level
Mountains 3500 to 4000 ft around it.

2. Demographics
74.8 % White
.8 % African American
11.4 % Native American
4.7 Asian

3. Primary Employer government
Fishing is big

4. Great interest in more Oil

5. Tourism is big

6. Politics accomplished here

7. Temp range
20 F to 65 F
Average 84 inches of snow a year

8. Accessible only by sea and air

9. One daily paper
About 9 radio stations
5 or 6 TV stations on cable.

10. I am the capital of Alaska

RacerAC's turn

Elevations and sea level in beginning of Wikipedia listing

I guess we will learn what not to say quickly

I should of gone with riding a horse in the preakness

Elevation wouldn't have helped at all


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:25 am 
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I'm looking for the name of this Republic. I'll be at work the rest of the day so I'll leave these 5 clues.

1. Various bodies of water are among the most important natural resources of this Republic.

2. Average annual temperature: +1°C to -6.7°C

3. It is very mountainous.

4. It is located in Russia

5. There is one university, twelve colleges, and 205 secondary schools in this republic.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:49 am 
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Altai Republic


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:22 am 
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ding ding ding ding ding!!!! the Altai republic it is. good job G.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:31 am 
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Yes G, good searching. I don't know if I would of known where to start.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:27 pm 
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1. OK - we have this bridge

And only eight clues

I'm sure you will have it by then

Nobody better get it on this limited information


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:55 pm 
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1. OK - we have this bridge

2. A bridge has existed at or near the present site since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:11 pm 
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gsmitheman wrote:
1. OK - we have this bridge

2. A bridge has existed at or near the present site since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago.


Damn, can you believe it
Spider got it and I missed that he did

1. OK - we have this bridge

2. A bridge has existed at or near the present site since the Roman occupation nearly 2000 years ago.

3. The new version started construction in 1824

4. The most modern version built 1967 to 1972

5. Access to the underground at each end of the bridge

6. Building were finally not allowed on the bridge
Way too many fires

7. You may have heard as a child that this particular bridge was falling down

8. Located in London

Give it your best shot Spider


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:48 am 
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you might have to inform him about posting the next one, i doubt that he read the whole post about doing the next one if you guess the current one.

london bridge was the first that came to mind for me also.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:40 am 
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WEWT! First guess!


G.M. - A actually did read almost the whole post. I was really bored yesterday. lol


Okay, new one coming up in a minute. Need to make my ten clues.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
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You will now guess who/where I am.

The amount of water that evaporates off of me in a single day is equal to the amount of water that Los Angeles consumes in the same amount of time.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:02 am 
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It's probably not the Pacific. The Pacific probably provides at least half of all water vapor in the atmosphere, it's so big.
You said evaporates. That leaves out frozen water because water that goes straight from ice to vapor is called sublimates.
Maybe the Mediterranean sea or Lake Superior or Lake Victoria or something big but not too big.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:20 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:28 am 
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Both good guesses.

Here we go again:

The amount of water that evaporates off of me in a single day is equal to the amount of water that Los Angeles consumes in the same amount of time.

I could fill the Panama Canal if it was extended around the world, and then still fill another canal of the same width and depth from Los Angeles to New York.


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 Post subject: Re: Where am I ????
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:43 am 
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Let's guess:
Black Sea, Caspian Sea

I'm guessing the Gulf of Mexico and the Carribean Sea are too big.


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