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

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    Scavengeroogle is a scavenger hunt game where you use Google maps to find the location of a particular graphical clue. (see us in Wired Magazine)

8/26/05 | 12:45 am | Butterfly Building

click to search using Google MapsEr, hello again. What’s this… more than one clue launched in a week you say? The sky must be falling. Well, Scavengeroogle was recently featured on TV! They did a short 5 minute feature on G4’s Attack of the Show (Sarah’s Damn Good Websites) so I figured I should probably put up a clue today so new players coming in have something to try out. (BTW, if you are new to playing, you might want to check out the FAQ first)

Actually, I got a whole boatload of excellent clue submissions from Aaron B. the other day (who thoughtfully provided word hints with each one) and I decided to start going through them. Up on tap today: turn your head 45 degrees to the right and you’ll be able to see these Butterfly Buildings a little more easily. We seem to like insect based clues a lot (previous ones include Metal Moths and Bug Hunt).

The butterfly is available at a 14/18 magnification or so, pretty far out. As for word hints, like I said Aaron has provided some which I haven’t really altered too much. Let’s see how it goes with:

“Sullivan’s Pal in the Desert”

Whah? Yeah. I think I will drop a region clue as soon as I get up in the morning if there are no solutions in. Hey guess what, I’ve been conscripted to do some more painting at my folks’ house. Hooray… well, this means I’ll be checking in periodically only. So don’t worry if you don’t see the “Pending Solutions” incrementing. Ok, have a good weekend…

[Edit: 9:45 am PDT - Urgh, I just got up. Couldn’t go to sleep till about 4 am. Anyhow, I woke up and there was like a billion emails in my mailbox. The clue and word hints seem to be doing well (lots of fast solutions) but I think I will still give a general region for those first time players: Southwest U.S. It’s off to painting for me, see you after lunch!]

[Edit: 7:56 pm PDT - Sorry no updates all day. Just finished painting awhile back. The fumes were amazing, and not in any good way. So anyhow I’m happy to report quite a few solutions to thee butterflies. I gotta close down this one in a few hours so I can write up the solution and go to sleep. Hope to be back with some new stuff early next week…]

Clue Name : “Butterfly Building”
Submitted by: Aaron B.
Status : Solved (24)
Duration: Friday 8/26/05

Solved By: Jordan, Pete B, Jerry R, David H, Kyle L, Mike T, Ryan F, Judy B, Mike B, Shawn D, Amy M, Bernd, Mike M, Chorbansi, Tim J, Richard K, The Beamer, Sara D, Mark L, Moose, Jeff H, Brian J, Katie N, David M

Word Hints : “Sullivan’s Pal in the Desert”
Magnification Needed: 14/18

SOLUTION TO “Butterfly Building”

2 Responses to “Butterfly Building”

  1. Luke P Says:

    Somehow I got convinced it was in Palm Springs Desert…Pal….Palm…I searched the whole area 2 or 3 times with no luck. Now I know why. I guess it happens, haha.

  2. Scavengeroogle Says:

    luke - LOL, I did not pick up that herring. But that’s a good one and fits all the hints plus the region!