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Ozle Google Maps Challenge 1
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:00:35 pm »

I was going to post this over in the Treasure Hunt Forum, but then I figured it would be good here, and then if people want more they can join the Hunt forum.

The trick is simple.
Find the picture below in google maps and PM me where you think it is.

There is a cryptic clue to help you on your way.



Find the river where two countries almost form a line
Dance your way to the end
When there, lend a hand to a small childrens bear
who is all confused due to missing his hot beverage


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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 07:11:50 pm »

Feel free to discuss underneath I suppose.
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 07:12:31 pm »

I can't find it :(
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2013, 07:13:49 pm »

I can't find it :(

Its not easy!
Got to work out the clues between you all!
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2013, 07:18:06 pm »

Slight update
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 10:45:46 pm »

It's at the airport!
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2013, 04:57:10 am »

Okay, so for two countries forming a line I've got http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durand_Line. Can't make sense of anything else though I can't find the answer based on just that. It's probably wrong. Anyone got anything else?
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2013, 05:18:56 am »

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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2013, 05:56:43 am »

Okay, on deciphering the cryptic clue:

A small childrens bear may refer to teddy (bear).
Missing his hot beverage would mean missing his t(ea), so eddy
And confused may mean an anagram, but an anagram of eddy or "lend a -hand-" + eddy?



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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2013, 06:00:04 am »

And here I was looking through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_bears for a character who's stories revolved around hot drinks...

(and finding nothing)
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2013, 06:02:39 am »

And here I was looking through http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_bears for a character who's stories revolved around hot drinks...

(and finding nothing)

You mean that the story of Ben the Starbucks Bear is justme imagination?!
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2013, 06:05:22 am »

I hope the answer is to do with Sexual Harassment Panda.
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2013, 06:08:29 am »

I hope the answer is to do with Sexual Harassment Panda.

I was about to jump in then with AHA! Panda's are not actually bears!

Then I realised I was thinking of Koala's...
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2013, 06:25:43 am »

Line is an anagram of Nile. I don't know why but I feel more confident about this than any of my other ideas. Also, the photo does look a bit desert-y, so I wouldn't be surprised if it were in Egypt. Haven't found it yet though.
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2013, 06:28:39 am »

Hopefully you will need all of the clues to work it out, none of the 4 lines have any words in them by chance
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2013, 06:29:07 am »

Hopefully you will need all of the clues to work it out, none of the 4 lines have any words in them by chance

As in, if you just go around searching airports on Google Earth you could be in for a veeeeery long time
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2013, 06:30:28 am »

I've invested enough time in searching random airports already. There can't be too many left. Right?
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 09:18:28 am »

Got people at work on this as well.

Someone there is very close....its a race (my money is on you guys)
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2013, 09:59:08 am »

My idea was that the river was the Niger, because it crosses the border from maLI to NIger. Neither bear nor that airport at it's end though :(
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2013, 10:14:34 am »

we seem to be ignoring "Dance your way to the end"...I think that's probably important.  Why dance?

One possibility (though I can't think what it might mean, or if it's in any way reasonable) is that if you ignore the line break you get:
Find the river where two countries almost form a line dance
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2013, 10:17:49 am »

we seem to be ignoring "Dance your way to the end"...I think that's probably important.  Why dance?

One possibility (though I can't think what it might mean, or if it's in any way reasonable) is that if you ignore the line break you get:
Find the river where two countries almost form a line dance

In case it helps, that was the bit that got th "slight update". Previously the second line said something like "Go down to the end". It definitely didn't say "dance" before, and I'm 90% confident the word "down" was in there.
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2013, 10:19:12 am »

That means it's probably not a line dance.
It might just refer to the river not going in a straight line
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2013, 12:47:42 pm »

Just FYI, this is logically solveable as a couple of guys in my office have cracked it.
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2013, 03:49:24 pm »

I think the discussion is confusing me more...
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Re: Google Image Challenge.
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 09:57:30 am »

Do you need some hints?
The other forum I post on is just about to finish number 2 I think....come on guys, you are the smart lot!
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