Scavengeroogle: A Google Maps Scavenger Hunt To Waste More Of Your Time On

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6/17/05 | 9:00 am | Dragonfly

click to search using Google MapsHello Friday. I’m actually starting to run low on clues, so if you’ve got any more submissions send ‘em in. I had to throw out a whole bunch of them because many had a wrong URL that didn’t show anything, or weren’t suitable (i.e. planes, ships, well known landmarks) so it ended up I didn’t have as many backlogged as I thought.

Also, I’ve been a bit lazy… if there’s no word clues submitted I generally don’t select it unless the actual picture clue is fantastic. Then I’m apt to try come up with one. So it’s a combination of a good picture and a good clue that will get your clue on here.

Alas, this isn’t the best of pictures and not the best of word clues. I mean, it doesn’t really look too much like a dragonfly but I figured I might as well use it since I had found this earlier and stockpiled it for such a time as now. The only really good thing about it is that it is visible far out at 10/15. As for word clues, gah. I have such a hard time coming up with these. But let’s try:

“A french monk runs close to it”

I already see so many potential slippery herrings just from googling that I will most certainly need to drop the region clue early. So sit tight if you’d rather not strain the brain because help will be coming soon.

[Edit: 9:42 PDT - Wow, nary a response in sight. Here is the region clue then: Iowa. If that doesn’t help I’ll have to reconfigure that word clue…]

[Edit: 10:38 PDT - Ahh… LOL. This is shaping up to be another one of those, “what are you trying to pull on us?” word clues. OK here are two clarifications, “A french monk runs SORT OF close to it”. And secondly, I just read about some apparent controversy regarding whether or not it IS french monk. So, egg on my face again. You may just want to look up what “monk” means in French and search near there… ]

Clue Name : “Dragonfly”
Submitted by: Scavengeroogle Admin
Status : Solved (7)
Duration: Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT

Solved By: Mark L, Moose, Jeremy R, Katie N, Steve M, Jon G, Judy B

Word Clues : “A french monk runs close to it”
Magnification Needed: 10/15

SOLUTION TO “Dragonfly”

3 Responses to “Dragonfly”

  1. Steve m Says:

    I think it looks like a set of fire crackers, 4th of july is right around the corner it was on the mind lol.

  2. Mark L Says:

    Is it just me or did Google add some more notches? Looks like it’s an 18 bar scale now which would put “10/15″ out of view…… If that’s the case we certainly didn’t get the memo. :)

  3. Scavengeroogle Says:

    Steve - now that you mention it… yep sure looks like them. =)

    Mark L - !#?! Wow I don’t think that was there yesterday. That means I am going to need to change my sliding scale up to 18. Shucks, I had a system, I tells ya! It appears they did it so that you can zoom out and see the entire world. I wonder if that is a precursor to including hi-res satellite imagery over major cities around the world soon. That would certainly open up the scavengeroogling quite a bit. More potential clues, but more herrings!