GoogleEarthing #148

Instructions:

Use Google Earth to find the image below somewhere on the face of the Earth. When you find it, tell us using the comment feature.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: 9 of 9

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Solved by: xiempie
Location: Isla Tortuga, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador


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13 Responses to “GoogleEarthing #148”

  1. Well, what are your thoughts on this and the other 8 theme-puzzles Alan put up?
    I must confess that the theme is still a bit of a mystery to me.

  2. GoogleEarthing is becoming an education…

    So Ripley’s Believe it or Not is pretty huge. Dating back almost 100 years and documenting (mostly in cartoon form) weird and wonderful stories from around the world (allegedly not all true, hence believe it or not). The modern version is based around the linked website and a massive tour of exhibitions around the globe showcasing some of their examples.

    My guess (and I’d love confirmation) is that each of these pictures is in some way linked to one of the stories on the blog. Perhaps there is something in each of the photos that is itself the “weird and wonderful” feature.

    Anyway, that’s what I’m working on at the moment, and if nothing else it has given me some pretty fascinating, and sometimes implausible, stuff to read….

    Kenwyn

    P.S. Is the numbering a clue?

  3. I pretty much came to the same conclusions. Not much to go on clue-wise. So it’s down to oldfashioned searching on the basis of colours, shadows and terrain.

    Adriaan

    P.S. What has a rusty fish got to do with all this?

  4. It’s good to know that my puzzles haven’t killed off all interest.

    “My guess (and I’d love confirmation)” -> I will take this opportunity to do an ‘Adriaan’ and say…
    …that’s all I have to say on this matter!

    “some pretty fascinating, and sometimes implausible, stuff to read…” -> ah, grasshopper, you are indeed on the road to enlightenment!

    “Is the numbering a clue?” -> No, but it is significant.

    “What has a rusty fish got to do with all this?” -> that is it’s own little riddle to solve. ;)

  5. I’ve been looking for these too, no luck so far, will have to take another look at the blog for clues.

  6. I’ve been through all the pages on the blog twice, but got nothing out of it.

  7. the deeper down you dig…
    the further from the light…

  8. Alan:
    “Is the numbering a clue?” -> No, but it is significant.

    So ‘10 out of 9′ isn’t a typo?

    Adriaan (getting confused more and more and clutching at straws)

  9. “One plus one equals three… for large values of one!”

    Nope, not a typo, but something puzzling that fits in with the underlying theme.

    The numbering sequence (one through ten) is significant.

  10. so 1.4 + 1.4 which would be rounded down to 1 = 2.8 which would be rounded up to 3. Im lost lol

  11. You are beginning to understand…
    Not everything is as it seems to be…

  12. I think I’ve found it, well actually i’m pretty sure I’ve found it

    -1.02465833333,-90.8833833333
    Isla Tortuga, Galapagos (Ecuador)

    I couldn’t get anything out of the clues (hope I don’t disappoint you) so I started scanning randomly :)

  13. Good job, xiempie.

    Of all the puzzles, this was hard to find a deeper clue than the general Ripley’s site.

    It fits with the theme, but you have to be willing to expand your beliefs a bit.

    Once another puzzle is solved, then together with #141 the general idea will emerge as in a revelation.

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