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Everything-But-Street-View Scavenger Hunt Results

Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 by kjfitz:
Looks like y'all remembered how to do these games right. Good job. It had been a while but we had great participation in this scavenger hunt. Welcome ossewa and Mieguy to their first games. kkeps did a strong job of securing first place at the last minute from new entrant ossewa. WacoKidd110 cruised into a strong and safe third place.

The final results are:


kkeps - 175 points
ossewa - 159 points
WacoKidd110 - 79 points
daggerwell - 36 points
SpiderX22 - 27 points
Fab - 22 points
Mike1989 - 22 points
Mieguy - 1 points

Thank you to everyone who played. A special shout out to adrbr who helped me pick the categories.

Here are a few of my favorites:



  


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Non-Military Submarines

Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 by kjfitz:

Today in History - April 16

Wednesday, Apr 16 2014 by kjfitz:
1934 - Bonnie and Clyde rob the First National Bank in Stuart, Iowa.



2001 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge opened.



  


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Joan Miró (Part 2)

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014 by kjfitz:
Joan Miró i Ferrà (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Catalan Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.



  


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Today in History - April 15

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014 by kjfitz:
1970 - Llambias House is designated a US National Historic Landmark.



2013 - Two bombs detonate during the Boston Marathon.



  


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This Week's Birthdays - Week of April 14

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014 by kjfitz:
April 14, 1975 - Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and current UFC Middleweight Champion.



April 15, 1452 - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer.



April 16, 1919 - Mercier "Merce" Philip Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years.



April 17, 1816 - Emil Jens Baumann Adolf Jerichau was a Danish sculptor.



April 18, 1882 - José Bento Renato Monteiro Lobato was one of Brazil's most influential writers, mostly for his children's books set in the fictional Sítio do Picapau Amarelo (Yellow Woodpecker Farm) but he had been previously a prolific writer of fiction, a translator and an art critic.



April 19, 1933 - Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theatre, and television, a nightclub entertainer, a singer, and one of the early Playboy Playmates.



April 20, 1893 - Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his birth city in 1975.



  


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Today in History - April 14

Tuesday, Apr 15 2014 by kjfitz:
1972 - Dade Battlefield Historic Memorial becomes a U.S. National Historic Landmark.



2011 - The Nicaragua National Football Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Fútbol) opened.



  


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14th Dalai Lama

Sunday, Apr 13 2014 by kjfitz:
The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.



  


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Today in History - April 13

Sunday, Apr 13 2014 by kjfitz:
1945 - German SS and Luftwaffe troops, retreating from the Allied advance, murdered 1016 political and military prisoners near the German town of Gardelegen.



1996 - Engine 300 was put back into active service to commemorate the Texas State Railroad’s Centennial celebration.



  


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Clowns

Saturday, Apr 12 2014 by kjfitz:
A clown is a comic performer who employs slapstick or similar types of physical humour, often in a mime style. Clowns have a varied tradition with significant variations in costume and performance. The most recognisable clowns are those that commonly wear outlandish costumes featuring distinctive makeup, colourful wigs, exaggerated footwear, and colourful clothing. Their entertainment style is generally designed to entertain large audiences, especially at a distance.



  


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