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#237086 - Sat Jul 31 2004 04:34 PM Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Tis the first week of my new Mystery Photos Contest.

The rules are simple. Try to identify the photo and answer the questions about it. Send your answers to me by PM. Clearly mark the entry as 'Mystery Photos, Week 1' (ot whatever week it is. I don't want answers getting lost in among my Trivia Rounds or any other contest I might run soon.

The question each week will add up to 200 points. Some are easy, some will be much harder. Theone's I consider to be harder will be worth more points.

You have a week to answer. I will generally post the photos late in the afternoon (Australian time).

Unless you have all answers it might be wise not to send your entry too early as I will not accept second entries from people. There is quite a bit of research to be done on the photos, and it wouldn't be good if you send in an entry and than later in the week indentify a photo.

Here is the link to the photos

MYSTERY PHOTOS - WEEK ONE

Good luck.




Edited by Kuu (Sat Jul 31 2004 04:37 PM)

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#237087 - Fri Aug 06 2004 02:43 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I do hope that someone is actually going to send me some answers today or tomorrow for this.

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#237088 - Fri Aug 06 2004 06:39 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
DreamWolf Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 22 2004
Posts: 45
Loc: Geraldton, Western Australia
Hmm...I'm not sure of most of them, but is the island New Zealand?

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#237089 - Fri Aug 06 2004 06:40 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
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Registered: Tue Jun 22 2004
Posts: 45
Loc: Geraldton, Western Australia
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#237090 - Fri Aug 06 2004 08:46 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
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Registered: Fri Sep 28 2001
Posts: 4253
Loc: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Presumably you can send in a semi-completed entry by the closing date and hopefully that might mean you win anyway.

May I make a suggestion? Is there any chance to advertise the closing date when you first put the clues up?

Thanks

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#237091 - Sat Aug 07 2004 08:10 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22313
Loc: Ontario Canada
I think the closing date is implied in the first post, ie one week (approx.) from the date of posting, yes?

I, for one, have sent a partial response, after reading the reminder post yesterday and certainly hope that others have done the same.

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#237092 - Sat Aug 07 2004 08:42 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Gatsby722 Offline
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Registered: Fri May 18 2001
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This one is very hard. I've been looking at it for days now. Not that "hard" is "bad" but it is a challenge, that's for sure. A friend of mine looked at it and had much of it figured out. But, darn it, that's not fair as she has Euro roots . It is a very good quiz though.
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#237093 - Sat Aug 07 2004 08:45 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
ren33 Offline
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Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
I agree Gatsby. But I have tried, and entered and am hoping.
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#237094 - Sat Aug 07 2004 02:24 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Anakin_S Offline
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Gats, Ren

Kuu's photo's weren't hard. I'm certain I got at least 65% of them right.

That darn ship painting has me confuzzled.

Only one question required a knowledge of Europe and that was easier than sailing with the wind.
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#237095 - Sun Aug 08 2004 12:22 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Week One is closed. Answers and scores will be posted soon.

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#237096 - Sun Aug 08 2004 12:51 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I received six entries - and one person managed to get a perfect score

Question 1a and 1b

Two people identified the mystery person as King Abdullah II of Jordan. His mother, Queen Muna, was born Antoinette'Toni' Gardiner. I accepted British and English as her nationality.

Question 2a and 2b

The island is Madasgascar (4 people got this right). One person said Taiwan, which does have a similar shape.

The capital is Antananarivo (3 correct). One person said Antisiranana which is a city on the island, but not the capital.

Question 3a and 3b

Everyone correctly identified the flag of Uruguay. 5 people identified its neighbours as Brazil and Argentina. One person misread the question and gave the capital.

Question 4a and 4b

Everyone identified that this statue, 'The Little Mermaid", is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Every also got Edvard Erichsen/Eriksen as its creator.

Question 5a and 5b

One person idenified the animal as a Dingiso and got the 40 points. I gave 10 points to the person who identified it as a tree-kangaroo. A dingiso is only one of many species of tree-kangaroos. We had a couple of people who thought it was a koala. In the face it does look a bit like a koala nbut koalas are never black and white.

Two people gave its discoverer as Dr Tim Flannery . For a description of the animal by Dr Flannery click HERE

For a rather amusing interview with Flannery, in which he mentions the dingiso - click HERE

Question 6a and 6b

5 people identified the nobie as High Noon and the same 5 people identified the actors as Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly

Question 7a and 7b

4 people identified Io. One person said Europa. % people were correct in saying it was discovered by Galileo

Question 8a and 8b

Three people identified the painting as The Raft of the Medusa. The same three people were able to tell me that the 'Medusa' sank in 1816.

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#237097 - Sun Aug 08 2004 01:01 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
As I said one person got a pefect score of 200

Congratulations to Helen295 for this feat.

Some people didn't realise that this competition existed until late in the week and therefore only sent in a few answers.

the other scores were

Ren33 - 160
spanishliz - 120
battleofendor - 75
ozzz2002 - 65
leau78 - 30

I will post the next round of photos in a couple of hours time.

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#237098 - Sun Aug 08 2004 04:18 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
Here are the photos for the second week

<www.geocities.com/ainokuutu/photo2

Good luck to all.


Edited by Kuu (Sun Aug 08 2004 04:22 AM)

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#237099 - Sun Aug 08 2004 11:34 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Leau Offline
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Registered: Sun Jun 16 2002
Posts: 5337
Loc: Nijmegen/Brisbane
Kuu, I tried to send you my answers, but it says

This user has exceeded their private message quota and may not receive any new private messages.

I've asked about this quota in the Feedback Forum, but maybe you need to delete some PMs? I'll try to send my answers again later.
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#237100 - Sun Aug 08 2004 12:29 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22313
Loc: Ontario Canada
Deleting PMs is exactly what Kuu needs to do. Same thing happened to me on the day of the forum upgrade, except I was the one expecting PMs for the Trivia Round. Once I got it down to between 100 & 200 I was able to receive PMs again.

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#237101 - Sun Aug 08 2004 01:47 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I think the quota is 200. I have just deleted over 100 PMs so you should be able to PM me now.

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#237102 - Mon Aug 16 2004 04:50 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
This week's game is closed - one day late. Results up soon.

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#237103 - Mon Aug 16 2004 05:13 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I received 8 entries

The amswers, and the number of people that got the right answer, are

1a) Red Panda (7)

1b) 1821 (6) - One person said 1825 but I can't find a website that states this date.

2a) Iceland (8)
2b) Akureyri (7) - I also awarded 10 points for the answer of Kapavogur. It seems to be a 'city' very close to the capital and it seems it population if usually counted as an outer suburb of Reykjavik but it does seem to have city status.

3a) Wave Rock 3b) Western Australia

4a) Harvey (7)
4b) Pooka (4) - I did receive other answers of Jackalope and Trickster. However in the movie, Harvey is clearly identified as being a pooka, and a description of what a pooka is also given.

5a)Uzbekistan (8)
5b) Tashkent (8)

6a) The Scream (7)
6b) 1994 (7)

7a) Tiny Tim (8)
7b) Tulip (8)

Tulip grew up and is the happily married mother of 4 childrem.

8a) it was Venus (4) - though some people identified it as Saturn, Pluto and Neptune.
8b) Its day is 243 Earth days long. Its day is actually longer than its year!


SCORES


One perfect score

Leau78 - 200

izzi - 190
ozzz2002 - 180
spanishliz - 180
Purple Fan - 170
Ren33 - 170
helen295 - 140
battleofendor - 120

Because I am still not well I will not be starting a new game until after I have my operation.

So I will probably post one in the first week of September. Sorry about the wait.


Edited by Kuu (Mon Aug 16 2004 05:14 AM)

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#237104 - Mon Aug 16 2004 08:31 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
ren33 Offline
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Posts: 12434
Loc: Kowloon Tong  Hong Kong      
Thanks Kuu, I do enjoy those!.I do hope you get through the op ok and it is a success. Get well soon, XX
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#237105 - Mon Aug 16 2004 09:00 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
spanishliz Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 22313
Loc: Ontario Canada
Get well soon, Kuu!

I also enjoy this game immensely, and thank you for the fun!

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#237106 - Mon Aug 16 2004 10:57 AM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
izzi Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 15 2002
Posts: 2214
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>>>One person said 1825 but I can't find a website that states this date.<<<

That was me, Kuu. I found the information at the following, generally reliable, websites:

ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System)


IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

My very best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, Kuu.

Excellent game, thanks.
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#237107 - Mon Aug 16 2004 01:09 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14481
Loc: North West of England
I know I shouldn't post with "irrevelent" things, but get well soon Kuu, from me too!
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#237108 - Mon Aug 16 2004 02:44 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Registered: Mon Jun 03 2002
Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
I have reas izzi's sources and will award him his points. I think the difference it dates is the result of a) when the animal was first seen by a westerner (1821) and when it was first scientifically described. I should have worded the question better.

So izzi also had a perfect score of 200

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#237109 - Mon Aug 16 2004 02:56 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
izzi Offline
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Registered: Sat Jun 15 2002
Posts: 2214
Loc: the amusement arcade of life
Thanks for your leniency, Kuu. However I was a few points short of the perfect mark being one of the entrants who went for the Jackalope.

Well played, Leau.
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#237110 - Mon Aug 16 2004 03:04 PM Re: Mystery Photos Contest Thread
Kuu Offline
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Posts: 1037
Loc: Hobart Tasmania Australia     
You're are right. You score remains the same (190). I accidently awarded you points for the 1825 date, even though I had marked it wrong.

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