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#### jedikaiti

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##### GeoGuessr Challenges
« on: July 01, 2013, 09:22:16 PM »

I just scored 10,800 points on this one. Can you beat me? http://bit.ly/160vkyp
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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#### MummySweet

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 09:52:57 PM »
9384 points... you win!   I did end up almost on top of one though!

#### greencat

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 10:21:19 PM »
I keep getting plopped down in the middle of absolutely nowhere.  I'm lucky if I get the continent right!

#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 10:31:39 PM »
My favorite hint: Look for the sun, then check your direction. Helps me oodles!
What part of v_e = \sqrt{\frac{2GM}{r}} don't you understand? It's only rocket science!

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#### Slartibartfast

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 11:03:33 PM »

I just scored 10,800 points on this one. Can you beat me? http://bit.ly/160vkyp

I was proud to get the native language (if not the continent) correct on each of those    http://bit.ly/19R3Djc (Don't click that link if you want to try the challenge too and haven't played it yet!)

#### Slartibartfast

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 11:07:47 PM »
Oh, and in case anyone's curious . . . the "correct" answer is based on where it first plunks you down, not where you're standing when you take the guess.  (I lucked out and found a store with their phone number on their awning, so I know I was literally on the right block . . . I had to wander halfway across town to find it, though, so I was ~3.5 km off.)

#### WolfWay

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 12:20:26 AM »
11708.

I'm usually spot on with at least the continents at first glance gut feel, but Australia is always a problem one though.

edited to add -- Whoops, sorry, I misunderstood the challenge, that score wasn't on the original challenge, it was a fresh load of the geoguessr page.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 12:22:21 AM by WolfWay »
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#### guihong

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 12:37:28 AM »
My favorite hint: Look for the sun, then check your direction. Helps me oodles!

And under "obvious things", I just discovered the compass  .

#### I'mnotinsane

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 12:57:26 AM »
12,961

This is addictive! I will need massive amounts of coffee tomorrow...

#### guihong

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2013, 01:41:37 AM »
I keep getting plopped down in the middle of absolutely nowhere.  I'm lucky if I get the continent right!

I've found 95% of the middle of absolutely nowhere is in Australia  .

#### blue2000

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »
23561 points.

And a pox on Google for telling me that street/bridge/town does not exist. I'm looking right at the sign!
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#### Hmmmmm

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2013, 09:26:15 AM »
13028 against my DH who scored 10800. This is too addictive.

#### Elfmama

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2013, 10:26:30 AM »

I just scored 10,800 points on this one. Can you beat me? http://bit.ly/160vkyp
http://bit.ly/18tdqdY
19566 points

That last one was HARD! It's a bridge over a river.  Lots of pine trees.  And it won't let you off the bridge!  The only clues were in the language of the signs posted on the bridge.   I admit to making a blind guess.

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#### Betelnut

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2013, 11:04:41 AM »
I'm finding it impossibly hard--yet I keep trying.  Odd.
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#### blue2000

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##### Re: GeoGuessr Challenges
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2013, 01:27:50 PM »

I just scored 10,800 points on this one. Can you beat me? http://bit.ly/160vkyp
http://bit.ly/18tdqdY
19566 points

That last one was HARD! It's a bridge over a river.  Lots of pine trees.  And it won't let you off the bridge!  The only clues were in the language of the signs posted on the bridge.   I admit to making a blind guess.

It wouldn't let you off the bridge??

Were we doing the same one? Because I got off that last bridge just fine. You don't have to go far off to find signs that give you a clue, but still...
You are only young once. After that you have to think up some other excuse.