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tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Fri, 1st May '09 2:33 PM

WTHAI TALK - MAY, JUNE, JULY 2009

Hi everyone!
Well, I don't think I ever got around to posting any links for April, so I decided to leave "links" out of the title for this thread.

Anyway, if you're new, this thread is for general talk about the WTHAIs and for posting links whenever the official one is broken or doesn't match what we've seen in the game. Anyone can post links!

This thread is for anyone who has an interest in the puzzles and/or an interest in the people and places that emerge from them.

If you want to ask for help with solving strategy, this is the place! Many players are happy to share how they went about solving a puzzle.

We try to keep the ambience upbeat and festive here, and everyone is welcome!

Here's the link to the thread for January and February, which gives you links to previous threads:
http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=128324&cID=6

Happy WTHAI hunting!
-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Fri, 1st May '09 3:09 PM

Congratulations to Bluegardenia and Lucimoore for being the first WTHAI winners of May!

(See Bluegardenia's thread here: http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=150582&cID=2) It sounds like this was Bluegardenia's first WTHAI win -- way to go!

Lucimoore solved a stumper -- Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme France. It doesn't look like any clue was provided. There were 92 incorrect guesses.

-- Geri


Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Tue, 12th May '09 7:44 PM

Only 2 tiles and 19 guesses before the SIS was discovered by Larrybus - and 8 of the guesses were his!

I don't know how you came up with 8 different possibilities that I never thought of...here's the list of answers which would have been accepted:

secret intelligence service headquarters vauxhall cross london
secret intelligence service
secret intelligence service headquarters
secret intelligence service headquarters vauxhall cross
vauxhall cross london
sis headquarters vauxhall cross london
sis
sis headquarters
sis headquarters vauxhall cross
mi6
m16
box 850
vauxhall cross
mi6 headquarters
m16 headquarters

I suppose it just never crossed my mind to call it a 'building'! I'm just glad you finally hit on one that worked. Congrats

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Tue, 12th May '09 10:21 PM

Thanks! And thanks, also, to Joee for trying to help me with a hint.

I used the Wikipedia article "SIS Building" as the main source of my guesses. According to Joee, the same picture also shows up in the "Albert embankment" and "Secret Intelligence Service" Wiki articles, both probably with even more name variations.



godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Wed, 13th May '09 12:56 PM

Where is that stunning photo from for Henri Landru/blue beard? And congrats to the winner! I click on the link and don't get the photo, I would like to find the source, thanks.

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Wed, 13th May '09 3:30 PM

The best version of the Bluebeard photo I could find is at:

http://www.quid.fr/zoom/images/landru/landruh_250_.jpg



godwit
Godwit  (Level: 78.9 - Posts: 435)
Wed, 13th May '09 3:41 PM

That's it. Incredible face. Thanks! I can see now, both how that face could elicit interest in others; and its capacity for murder. I was disappointed though, to discover the face was a killer. In any case, I will have to find out more about him. Great puzzle.

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Wed, 13th May '09 4:02 PM

As long as we've already mentioned Bluebeard, congratulations to Uclonewolf3 for getting 4 WTHAIs in the last 4 days: Henri Desire Landru/Bluebeard, Pauline Kael, Lake Baikal and the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace!!!!

WTG, Marilyn!



Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Thu, 14th May '09 9:10 AM

Holy guessing, Batman! 0 tiles? ZERO TILES and blahblah guesses Thailand and it happens to be the one time I actually allowed a country alone to be an answer (because I know how difficult the beach pictures can be) and it gets guessed with ZERO TILES!

Well, color me flabbergasted!

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Thu, 14th May '09 5:29 PM

Congratulations to Joee for getting 4 WhereTHAIs in the last 4 days:

Casa Da Musica Portugal, Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart, Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve Madagascar and Hallgrímskirkja Iceland.

The Madagascar one was very impressively done with only one tile removed!



larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Sat, 16th May '09 6:53 AM

Congratulations again to Joee! She now has 3 WhereTHAIs out of the last 4 and has gotten 5 Wheres in the last 4 days!

Montreal Biodome Canada - 2 tiles

Kharraqan Towers Iran - 2 tiles

Casa Da Musica Portugal - 3 tiles

Mercedes Benz Museum Stuttgart - 5 tiles

Tsingy De Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve Madagascar - 1 tile


joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Sun, 17th May '09 7:15 PM

Thanks Larry - I was very lucky with the Madagascar one. I'd seen it before and had guessed it on another "where", which was wrong. This time luckily it was correct. There was a little piece of grey spikey rock showing which jogged my memory.

Jo

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 20th May '09 11:36 PM

Congratulations to Jo (Joee) for solving four (Wow!) WhereTHAIs in a rowr and five of the last 10. Way to go!

In terms of WhoTHAIs, congratulations to Marilyn (Uclonewolf3) for solving three of the last 10 puzzles, including the stumper Mary Mapes Dodge. Hip, hip, hooray!

Congratulations also to first-time winner Lynnm, who solved the Gladys Moncrieff stumper yesterday! Any other first-time winners, please feel free to post about your thrill of victory here!

And congratulations to all other winners so far for May!

-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 20th May '09 11:38 PM

Oops! Sorry for the typo. That should be "in a row," not "in a rowr." Grrr.

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Thu, 21st May '09 8:36 PM

Jo stretched her Where streak to 5 consecutive, 6 of the last 7 and 6 of the last 10 with a Who thrown in to break up the monotony.

Spectacular!

I think those are all records for Wheres. WTG, Jo!



pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 21st May '09 8:59 PM

That's VERY amazing and impressive!

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Sun, 24th May '09 6:52 AM

Not complaining at all, at all ...
But my prior answer to 'Woking, England' was obviously correct ...
Seeing as how I can almost see the xxxxxxxx thing from my window right now!

Did the WTHAI author put this in especially to test me?!

Just interested why my selection of answer didn't register?
But top marks to whoever it was that did get it 'unseen' - must have been virtually impossible for anyone else (I don't think there's another Woking Sploofer, is there?).
For those who know 'War of the Worlds' it was set right here in my village of Horsell, and we still have the original sandpits right here to prove it (No, USians, that infamous radio programme and the films were all wrong!).
Wells lived by here when he wrote it.
The nearby town of Woking was supposedly burned down in the book - and many here wish it had been in fact! It's now a not attractive town of old Victorian architecture mixed with modern xxxxxx.
Wells is one of the few claims to fame that Woking can scrabble together, so the Council spent a few hundred thousand erecting this xxxxxxxx ugly statue!

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sun, 24th May '09 7:03 AM

I sent in a support ticket for you Alan about 15 minutes after it was guessed. Well done you! (I had no idea what it was!)

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Sun, 24th May '09 7:08 AM

Very kind of you - but no prob - just amused me!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofunky (Editor)  
Sun, 24th May '09 3:47 PM

Congratulations to Surreyman, whose guess for the Woking England WTHAI was accepted as correct! He has been awarded points.

Dozens of possible correct answers were listed for that puzzle, just not the one that Surreyman chose. We apologize for overlooking that particular possible answer.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 25th May '09 11:50 PM

Many congratulations to Larry on his double WhereTHAI win today, solving Zizkov Television Tower Czech Republic and Robert A Jones 59 House Middlebury College Vermont. Rah rah, Larry! Way to go!

-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 27th May '09 12:19 AM

Congratulations to Oldgrey58 on her double WTHAI win today, solving Teatro Arriaga Spain and Susan Polgar. Woo hoo!

Both puzzles went to 12 tiles. For the Teatro Arriaga Spain puzzle, I don't think there was a clue. There were 82 incorrect guesses. For the Susan Polgar Who, the clue was "Born in Hungary," and there were 365 incorrect guesses.

And now ... (drum roll, please) ... I'm actually going to give you a link!

For Teatro Arriaga Spain, click here to see what the puzzle looked like:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Teatro_Arriaga_exterior_5.jpg

-- Geri



tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 27th May '09 7:16 PM

Well, we've had more double winners! Congratulations to Jo for her double WTHAI win today, solving Sarah Chang and Karak Castle Jordan. Way to go!

And congratulations to Marilyn for her double WTHAI win today, solving O Henry and Little Wittenham Bridge England. Hip hip hooray!

Both Wheres were solved very quickly, the Karak Castle after only one tile (amazing to me) and the Little Wittenham Bridge after only two tiles. Great job!

And once again, I'm going to give you a link! Woo hoo! (Feel free to jump up and down. )

For Karak Castle Jordan, click here to see what the puzzle looked like: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Al-Karak.jpeg

-- Geri



gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Wed, 27th May '09 8:58 PM

Thanks, Geri!!!

Marilyn...

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:54 AM

You ain't gonna believe this .....

As above, the Martian statue is almost outside my front window ...

And seeing the mountain peak photo, I thought "That's just like the peak I climbed a part of in North Cyprus just 4 weeks ago - but it's too isolated, no-one would take a photo of that."
And what do I now see???!!!

This WhereTHAI author is following me around!!

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 1st Jun '09 7:40 AM

Vancouver Public Librar... Blonky
Salt Lake City Library Blonky
Giant Cardboard Buildin... Sniffer79
Hays Wharf Garrybl
Erector Set Museum Kaufman
vancouver library Geowhiz
Empress Hotel Victoria Spacecat
Cedar Point Freon22tec
Book Depository, Dallas Aristotle
the dark side of the mo... Curtis6662

As you can see, Geowhiz has Vancouver Library without the Public in it!

It is listed both ways on Google.

Thank you,
Marilyn...

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:25 AM

I gotta know how Joee does it!
Especially re the last one - 'Antonio', Cuba! Just one strut showing!

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Fri, 5th Jun '09 6:40 PM

Editor, You know of course that I live at AVALON BEACH, AUSTRALIA and so does my very good friend Toothmoose!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:24 AM

ZERO TILES AGAIN? Foogs, how could you possibly know that was Alice Cooper under there??

We're gonna run out of people pretty soon!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.9 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 6:58 AM

Maybe Foogs has the Ultra-Platinum scratch-n-sniff package.

As for needing more people, I told my wife that the editor said its our duty to have ourselves a baby, but I don't think she's buying it.

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 11:04 AM

I will now start guessing Mrs. Kaufman every time
I log in to a blank puzzle.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 1:43 PM

For anyone else who was rather confused by this link to yesterday's WHERE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblioteca_Nacional_de_Espa%C3%B1a

After a bit of searching I found it was in Colombia not Spain! The following links are good:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Biblioteca_Espa%C3%B1a(1)-Medellin.JPG

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


joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 5:18 PM

Many of us were confused. I put in 24 correct guesses but the wrong answer won the points.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 6:54 PM

Ouch! That must have been so frustrating, Joee!

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 8:34 PM

For a while, then I found it amusing to see so many different people trying to guess the right wording....unsuccessfully.

What I found amazing was that Macgyver was able to put in the correct wrong answer of a building on the other side of the world from the pictured one. How did he manage that??!!

larrybus
Larrybus  (Level: 307.5 - Posts: 383)
Fri, 19th Jun '09 10:45 PM

I don't know what Macgyver's thinking was, but if you do a Google image search for Biblioteca Espana or something close to that, you will get hits and links to both
Biblioteca Espana in Medellin, Colombia and Biblioteca Nacional de Espana in Madrid, Spain.

It's easy to see how the names could be confused, even though the buildings are extremely different-looking.



Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 20th Jun '09 12:41 AM

That was one of my puzzles. Please accept my apologies for the mistake. I don't even have a good excuse for how it got mislabeled! Joee has been given credit for the puzzle. Congrats!!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sat, 20th Jun '09 10:19 AM

An extra congratulations needs to go out to Dutchman for his guess of "Flushing Meadows" on the recent Unisphere WTHAI. We missed that as an acceptable answer possibility, but he was awarded credit for his guess. Congrats!!

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Sat, 20th Jun '09 4:09 PM

Thanks so much, Karen (Nelly), for posting links! I've obviously been too busy to post anything lately.

Please remember this is a thread for all of us who enjoy the WTHAI games. I invite anyone who would like to to post links to photos (or anything else of interest) if the official link doesn't take us to what we saw in the puzzle.

Many congratulations to the following: Pepperdoc for her double win yesterday! Larry won three Whos and a Where recently. Jo has won three of the last 10 WhereTHAIs. Hip hip hooray!

Didn't anyone else find it amusing that a player named Macgyver solved the mislabeled WhereTHAI? It just seemed quite fitting that this player found a way to solve the puzzle when no one else could, just like TV's MacGyver.

Congratulations to all the winners so far in June!
-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 6:09 PM

Hi,
It looks like the link doesn't work for the latest WhereTHAI, so click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rymanów-Zdrój

(I hope that works.)

-- Geri

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Wed, 24th Jun '09 11:13 AM

Re Herman Brood

The wiki page changed drastically between the time I posted that picture and now. I was convinced he was very famous throughout Europe for some wacky antics on some TV program. Sorry if I was suckered in by mis-information.

Try this page for the actual picture:
http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Herman_Brood


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 24th Jun '09 11:39 AM

I looked at the photo and tried to guess the occupation based on what he was wearing and his surroundings. Could not think of one occupation that requires you to have a parrot perched on top of your head.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Wed, 24th Jun '09 12:18 PM

Actually, I Googled "Dutch Magician" because of the bird and found a picture similar to the latest in Wikipedia, but unlike the one in the grid, and tried it, but I was about 15 minutes too late. Someone had already found it! It tells me I need to check back in to Sploofus a little more often when searching.

Marilyn...

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Sun, 28th Jun '09 12:14 AM

Hi all!
Well, I see the link for Maria Pia De Saxe Coburgo E Braganca didn't work, so try clicking here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Pia_de_Saxe-Coburgo-Bragança

That was a stumper. The clue was Royalty wannabe, and there were 204 incorrect guesses.

Congratulations to Kateatebate for her double WhereTHAI win today! One of them was a stumper -- Tufts University European Center France. My software picked up three clues for that! Western Europe, France and Conference center & campus. There were 221 incorrect guesses.

Congratulations to Nelly for solving the stumper over on the WhoTHAI side - Manya Shochat. My software picked up two clues for this one -- Russian and Russian female. There were 337 incorrect guesses.

Congratulations to all the other June winners!
-- Geri

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Mon, 29th Jun '09 6:01 AM

Knife River Indian Villages

Loveanimals I've sent in a support ticket for you!

Where the Heck am I - View Guesses


Guess: Player:
1 Stanton Airliebird
2 knife river villages na... Loveanimals
3 fort henry Scraggy
4 knowth ireland Willyreeves
5 knife river national pa... Loveanimals
6 knife river indian nati... Loveanimals
7 fort berthold reservati... Loveanimals
8 knife river national pa... Loveanimals
9 knife river national hi... Loveanimals
10 lewis and clark center ... Loveanimals
11 sakakawea north dakota Loveanimals
12 knife river histroic si... Loveanimals
13 metaharta wasburn north... Loveanimals
14 knife river histroic si... Loveanimals
15 africa Mountainnymph
16 knife river national pa... Loveanimals
17 knife river indian vill... Loveanimals


Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Mon, 29th Jun '09 11:46 AM

Loveanimals was given credit for this puzzle because he/she obviously knew where the heck the place was. He/she appears to have included many very close variations of the official name (per www.nps.gov/knri)/ Wikipedia listing name. Some of those variations were found listed on various websites using a Google search, but were not included on the list of possible answer choices.

As a reminder to players, if you are sure you know where the heck the place is, please check Wikipedia because we always include their listing. We also try to find/include the name listed on the official website of a place (if there is one). Those were the 2 sources for acceptable answers for this particular puzzle.

Congrats to Loveanimals!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.9 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 29th Jun '09 6:44 PM

Re Frederiks Church Denmark:

Wow. Prettiest lingerie shop ever.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 4:53 PM

July 1st

I might be the most ignorant person about science to play sploofus.
I'm staying with my parents and we looked at the where THAI and got nowhere.
But when the clue came up with Europe and science I only knew one european science venue so I guessed it: CERN.
No idea what it stands for -- all I think I know is 'particles collide there'.
After all the clues I should have got and didnt it is nice to get one I did not deserve!

Barry

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Thu, 2nd Jul '09 11:46 AM

Congratulations, Barry!

It looks like the link for the Pan American Exposition New York WTHAI doesn't work right, so click here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-American_Exposition

Also, congratulations to Larrybus for winning three WhoTHAIs recently along with another Who (Raymonde de Laroche) and a couple of WhereTHAIs! Woo hoo! Congratulations also to Kateatebate who's also been on a roll recently!

And kudos to all other WTHAI winners! And happy July!
-- Geri

didb72
Didb72  (Level: 209.6 - Posts: 243)
Sat, 4th Jul '09 2:04 PM

Purely Incredible, the way Larrybus has managed to discover some of the WTHAIs lately. I know Mistinguette but most of the time I don't even know the person who must be found. Congrats to Larrybus and all the players who have managed to find those unknown celebrities.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Sun, 5th Jul '09 2:25 AM

The link for Arg E Bam Iran doesn't work, so please click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg-é_Bam

Congratulations to Slicko for his triple WhereTHAI win today! Way to go!

-- Geri

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Sun, 12th Jul '09 10:26 AM

Please give an extra congrats to Loveanimals who has been given credit for their guesses in the Landakotskirkja WTHAI.
Woohoo!


gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Sun, 12th Jul '09 5:12 PM

Richard Barone link for grid picture:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barone2008.jpg

Marilyn...

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 2:01 AM

Hi all!
Thanks so much for posting the above link, Marilyn!

If you missed seeing what the completed puzzle looked like for Landakotskirkja Iceland, just click here:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landakotskirkja_R

I'm sure I've missed congratulating a lot of double winners lately, so I'm going to say congratulations to all the winners so far this month!

Special congratulations to Joee for solving three puzzles in a row -- BCEAO Tower Mali, Ca Dzan Florida and Sedlec Ossuary Czech Republic. Woo hoo!

Also, special congratulations to all first-time winners we've had this month!

-- Geri


tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 2:03 AM

Oops! Sorry, the link was incomplete. Here it is again:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Landakotskirkja_Reykjavik_2004.JPG

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 5:45 PM

Thanks, Geri, for the link! I kept trying to find the exact picture, but never did.

Marilyn...

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Wed, 15th Jul '09 9:15 PM

Thanks Geri. I spent a couple of hours searching for the BCEAO Tower that night and gave up. The next morning I could see the top of the building. Thought it looked like Batman so I googled batman building....page2, down the bottom..there it was!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 10:31 AM

It is very reassuring you ook a coupe of hours over this. Its the guys who seem to get it in five minutes that get my goat.



Barry

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 7:01 PM

Jo,
Thanks so much for sharing your method for solving the BCEAO Tower Mali! That's very interesting and hopefully will help others in their quest for the green screen!

And ... (drum roll) ... congratulations once again to Jo for another triple win -- solving Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Ohio, Szechenyi Medicinal Bath Hungary and Troldhaugen Norway. Way to go and woo hoo!

Jo -- do you feel like sharing your strategy for solving Troldhaugen Norway? I remember stumbling upon a photo of that house awhile ago when I was looking for something else, but I would never have been able to recognize it from just the one tile showing. Very impressive job!

-- Geri


kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.9 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 16th Jul '09 11:13 PM

It won't help. I just tried Robin Building, Alfred Building and Commissioner Gordon Building. Nada.

joee
Joee  (Level: 156.2 - Posts: 255)
Fri, 17th Jul '09 11:55 PM

I'm afraid I can't help with Troldhaugen. That one was a bit of a fluke. Even though there wasn't much showing, I could see the colour of the house and the shape of the windows. Sometimes I can picture in my mind what the rest of the picture looks like (because I've seen it before) though this time not very clearly. I'd recently looked through a list of cities in Scandinavia and I thought that was where I had seen it so I went back there and it was on the "Bergen" page.

It's odd how the memory works. When the Ca d'Zan Mansion was the "where", I was searching in Europe for about an hour. When the third tile was revealed, I instantly knew it was in America....no idea how....it's like getting the clue before everyone else.

But more often than not, I know I've seen it before but have absolutely no idea where....drives me crazy!

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 20th Jul '09 12:04 AM

Thanks, Jo, that's really interesting! Yes, Troldhaugen does have a certain distinctive look -- especially with that color. Almost looks like something out of a fairytale. I can see now how it would have made you think of Scandinavia.

What you talk about -- being able to visualize the whole from a small part -- that's really important to success at this game. And you can get better at it with practice. I'm not good with places, but with practice, I've been able to solve some WhoTHAIs.

And now I'd like to congratulate Jo on another triple win, solving the stumper Westgate Mall West Roodepoort Gauteng South Africa, Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Minnesota and Kursaal Palace Spain. Way to go!

Congratulations also to Nelly for her recent double win, solving Jatiyo Sangshad Bhaban Bangladesh and the stumper Sumpter Valley Gold Dredge Oregon. Woo hoo!

In terms of WhoTHAIs, Larry has solved three of the last 10, including the stumper Bettina von Arnim, and Kateatebate has solved two of the last 10. Applause all around to all of the winners, and happy hunting!

-- Geri

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Mon, 20th Jul '09 12:19 AM

Hi again!
Here are some links:

1. STU UNGAR -- http://www.stu-ungar.com/

Thanks to Larry for sending me that one!

2. BETTINA VON ARNIM -- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bettina-von-arnim-grimm.jpg

3. FLORENCE PRICE -- http://libinfo.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/findingaids/price.html

In other stuff, I wish I had been around when the Princeton Battlefield State Park WTHAI was up. I live right near there and have visited the site several times. We also had a WTHAI of Cornplanter recently. I had his picture (and those of other Native American leaders) up on my wall growing up. My mom had cut them out from the backs of Frosted Flakes. I still have some of them.

-- Geri


garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Mon, 20th Jul '09 7:00 AM

Re Westgate Mall West Roodepoort Gauteng South Africa.
I know I posed Gauteng South Africa at some point after the clues came up. I never really know what degree of detail is required for the Where THAI places...not that I get it right often enough for it to matter.
It was my fault for not posting kore; I found a similar photo on google but did not go into more detail when the red screen came up.

Barry

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Tue, 28th Jul '09 1:42 PM

In regard to Museo Popol Vuh, Guatemala, Museum in Central America:

If you type "Museo Popol Vuh" in Google images, it is the very first picture. There is no picture in Wikipedia. I found it in Wikipedia by searching Museums by country, then Guatemala, and Museo Popol Vuh is the last one in the list.

I was given credit for this and searched for many hours, but have found out from a congratulatory note from Daveguth and Nell "Karen", he had also guessed it before me which I in all honesty never saw. When I found the picture I was so excited, I didn't even look at the guesses, and was trying to make sure I put it in correctly. Thanks to Dave for being such a good sport and gentleman and accepting my explanation of how I found it.

I have sent a Support Ticket in for Dave, and hope he is awarded the points. Since "Museo Popol Vuh" is such an odd name, it is evident, he had found it.

Congratulations to Dave for finding it!

Marilyn...




tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 1:45 AM

Congratulations to Marilyn for her recent triple WhereTHAI win, solving Hulhumale Maldives, the long stumper that required four clues Museo Popol Vuh Guatemala and Riga Castle Latvia. Marilyn also solved a Who and a Where on the same day (Tuesday) Way to go and woo hoo!

Congratulations also to Jo for her double WhereTHAI win, solving the stumper Grand Mosque Dakar Senegal and then coming back to solve Shibam Hadhramaut Yemen after only 1 tile. Add to that her WhoTHAI win today, solving Libba Bray, and there's a triple! Way to go and woo hoo for you, too!

And congratulations to all the other winners!
-- Geri



gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Thu, 30th Jul '09 12:53 PM

Thanks, Geri!

Marilyn...


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