6/20/05 | 12:03 pm | Solution: Jo and Face
So Tony A had originally emailed me a long time ago about putting Bermuda on the Scavengeroogle map. I’d forgotten about it, but while culling my email I found his message about it. He originally had suggested one of the large ships around the island as the clue, but he said maybe I could search for something else on the island to choose. It’s interesting that Bermuda has hi-res imagery. I thought it might have been funny if Google had drawn a big gigantic triangle into the satellite map to indicate the Bermuda triangle.
Also, before it was not immediately apparent where Bermuda was… now they at least have the island name. Before last Friday, there was no island name, and there was no picture of the island in street map mode. So it really did seem as if something weird was going on in the Bermuda Triangle!
Quite a few people thought this was easy. Tony’s original clue was going to be something about “triangle” and “shorts”. I just put onions in there because I thought it was less apparent than shorts. Some responses:
Took me longer to find Bermuda (embarassingly so) than to find the clue!
As I said, this was definitely an issue. When I tried to do a “re-find” starting from scratch, I had a hard time picking out Bermuda right away. Shawn D is thinking ecologically when he says:
Too easy, But still fun. I wonder what this is. Surely they’re not strip mining on a beautiful island like Bermuda.
I was wondering about that bare patch as well, hopefully that’s not the result of some sort of mining!
Brian G used an extra hint I gave:
Couple minutes today. Kinda worked through the ’someplace different’ and triangle clue until I found it. Pretty cool high-res imagery there.
I DID think about what I said about it being “someplace different” and also the fact that it would be difficult to drop a region clue. I thought that might help a little more with nailing the clue down. Jon G was one of the few that actually looked somewhere else other than Bermuda to start:
Took 10 min. Didn’t really know what onion meant so I focused on triangle. Only things I could come up with were Triangle, VA and the Bermuda Triangle. A quick check of Bermuda and there it was. I was kinda surprised that Bermuda was so hi-res.
Ryan F was one of the other few who had a bit of herring for breakfast:
This one took about 5 minutes. At first I started searching for cities with the word “Delta” in them - the triangle part of the clue herringed me there. Finally, I just googled onion + triangle, and for some reason one of the very first entries talked about the Bermuda Triangle. Knowing Bermuda was a type of onion, I knew I was getting warm.
I was actually wondering if anyone would try and do something with They Might Be Giants (Triangle Man), hehe. I did see a google entry for Bermuda under “onion triangle”, which is why I reversed it to “triangle onions”..
Some newcomers to getting a ‘roogle solution:
Triangle triggered me to think Bermuda triangle right away. I did a search for Bermuda Onions and found a plethora of matches, so that further validated that it must be in Bermuda. It’s hard to find Bermuda on Google Maps though…I had to figure out its vicinity by looking at another map (expedia)…then because there are no street maps for Bermuda, it took a minute or two to actually find the island. Once I found the island, I just went around the whole northern coastline until I found it. It took about 10 minutes all together. This is my first scavengeroogle…thanks! It’s fun!
and Luke P:
First one that I’ve gotten - probably about 30 minutes. I was convinced I had it when I found Cape Onion in Newfoundland, but there was no hi-res imaging. When I got the Bermuda/Onion connection, I went to Bermuda, and it only took about 2 minutes scanning the island from there.
That’s funny about Cape Onion. I could see how that herring might throw you off…
OK, most likely we will have another clue coming up on Wednesday at 9… I’ll try to make the next one a bit harder perhaps to compensate for this easier one!