Because it was so much fun learning about this story as it unfolded. Amazing that the British tricked Hitler w/ a dead body!
***** This one took me some time to solve since "The Man Who Never Was" did not readily pop up in my mind right away...
***** Awesome twist of events!
***** The idea of using something other than force of arms to defeat an enemy is very appealing to me. The image of the people dreaming up and perpetrating this hoax while trying to maintain military aplomb is delightful.
***** Liked the story and was pointed to the film "Man Who Never Was". I also really liked the film.
***** I love the story behind this - unbelievable that we would use such elaborate schemes to trick the enemy.
Deborah Lee Stewart
***** Decoy - fascinating story. Loved the research and was thrilled to solve it.
eastern half of the village remains in India while the western half is in Pakistan.
Each evening there is a very energetic and thrilling parade at the Wagah border by the Border Security Force (B.S.F) of India and the Pakistan Rangers soldiers. It may appear slightly aggressive and even hostile to foreigners. Troops of each country put on quite an entertaining show in their uniforms with their colorful turbans. Border officials from the two countries sometimes walk over to the offices on the other side for day to day affairs. The happenings at this border post have been a barometer of the India-Pakistan relations over the years.
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The scene shows the ceremony of beating retreat, the daily ceremonial closing of the Wagah border between Pakistan and India, near Amsitar. The village of Wagah straddles the controversial Radcliffe Line, the border created bewteen the two countried upon Pakistani independence from India in 1947. Today, the
You may not have heard of Liu Bolin, and you probably haven’t seen him either. But it’s possible he’s standing right next to you. Known as The Invisible Man, Liu takes a unique and creative approach to performance art by camouflaging himself against different city locations, from China to the UK. Each of his photographic artworks takes up to 10 hours to complete, with an assistant helping to paint him into the background. Can you spot him here?
Poveglia is a small island situated in the Venetian Lagoon between the cities of Venice and Lido. In 1576 as the Bubonic Plague raged in Venice, Poveglia became a dumping ground for thousands of dead and nearly-dead plague victims. Those showing the slightest symptoms of the plague, including women and babies, were dragged screaming from their homes, brought to the island, and thrown into the pits of rotting corpses, where they were left to die in agony. As many as 160,000 victims were disposed of on the island during the Black Death.
In 1922, the island became the home of an insane asylum, run by a demented doctor who experimented on his patients hoping to find the source of their insanity. Both patients and doctor reported seeing ghosts of plague victims and hearing their whispers. The doctor himself went mad, throwing himself from the asylum's bell tower. He did not die immediately; legend says a mist arose, entered his body, and choked him to death. It is rumored that he is bricked up in the bell tower, and that on a still night the bell can be heard tolling across the bay.
The island is now uninhabited and off limits to tourists. A few brave souls have dodged the police patrol that guards the island, but all have sworn never to return.
I enjoyed being able to relate a first-hand experience — travel to Venice, in this case — to solving a quiz. Not that I had seen Poveglia, but that I could make an educated guess as to its location because of what looked like its Venetian-style canal. Peter Norton
***** I like maps. Geography was my worst subject in school but now i love it. this gave me something to start on and something to learn. Debbie Johnson
***** I like the quizzes that require looking at maps. Tish Olshefski
***** Frankly just had the coolest story (to me). I didn't actually solve this one but I enjoyed reading the results. Teresa Yu
***** I have to admit - I love the creepy factor - plague victims, mental hospital, evil doctors, ghosts - more, more! ;) Beth Long
***** I may use information about the island later. Janice M. Sellers
***** Interesting story to the island. Very creepy! Evan Hindman
This is a picture of Sandy McGinnis' great grandparents Charles Edwards and Ellen L. Colver riding a social bicycle down Fifth St in Los Angeles. The California State Normal School is in the background. The couple is riding southwest, with Pershing Square on the left about two blocks behind them. The school was later part of UCLA, and is now the site of the LA Public Library, next door to the Biltmore Hotel
This picture was taken in St. Joseph, MO, on the n.e. cor. 5th & Messanie Sts. This was the address of J. D. McNeely, who, according to the 1868-1869 directory of Doniphan Co., KS was a "dealer in staple & fancy groceries, wines, liquors, teas & bourbon whisky". The bakers were members of the Bakery & Confectionery Workers Inter'l Union of America.
This colorful scene depicts Edward VI, son of Henry VIII, listening to a sermon by Hugh Latimer at St. Paul's Cross, London on January 29, 1548. St Paul's Cross (alternative spellings - "Powles Crosse") was a preaching cross and open air pulpit in the grounds of Old St Paul's Cathedral, City of London.
Hugh Latimer was a leader of the Reformation in England through his vigorous preaching. He weathered the changes in religious affiliation of the English court, although he incurred suspicion of heresy
A bronze statute of Clinton was erected at center of town at road cross in front of the Garda (police station) in honor of US President Bill Clinton' on occasion of the round of golf he played at Old Ballybunion Golf Course in September, 1998 with the Ballybunion Golf Club Manager and one or two others. His first shot hooked over the adjacent Killeheny Burial Ground. He posed for photos in the Golf Club Bar and on the golf course.
Quizmaster Mike Dalton took this photograph of Clinton's statue with a digital point and shoot Olympus camera zoom able to 10X, standing across the road. Mike commented that Tiger Wood had also played the Old Ballybunion Golf Course.
This rendition of the Great Seal of the United States concealed a listening device invented by the same Leon Theremin who invented the theremin musical instrument. This quiz was the first of a series on the theme of espionage, inspired by my recent visit to The International Spy Museum in Washington DC.
In 1946, Soviet school children presented a two-foot wooden replica of the Great Seal of the United States to Ambassador Averell Harriman, that he hung in his office in Moscow's
Just after 9 am on 9 January 1889, Louisa Collins became the first woman to be executed at Darlinghurst Gaol, and the last woman to be hung in New South Wales, Australia. She had been tried and convicted for the murder of her second husband Michael Collins, who died from arsenic poisoning 8 July 1888.
Louisa Collins was tried four times. The first two times, she was tried for the murders of both her first husband, Charles Andrews who died 2 February 1888, and her second husband Collins. However, the jury did not reach a verdict. She was tried a third time just for the murder of Andrews, and again the jury failed to reach a verdict. Only during the fourth trial was she finally found guilty, and sentenced to death by hanging 8 December 1888. She was suspected of poisoning her 4 1/2-month-old son John Collins, but as no arsenic was found in his remains, it was ruled that he died of natural causes.
WINNER BEST PICTURE Eighth Occasional Forensic Genealogy Photo Quiz Survey November 21, 2010
Glenwyr Michael (or at least his corpse) became famous not only for his role as an Ally decoy in WWII, he has just added to those credentials by having his pictures selected as The Favorite by our readers. We asked everyone for the name of the person whose corpse it was, what important role he played in the War, and to name one item he carried in his briefcase.
Glenwyr Michael was an itinerant Welshman who died as a result of ingesting rat poison in an abandoned building in January 1943. Coincidentally, British intelligence was searching for a corpse matching Glenwyr's description to use as part of Operation Mincemeat. British intelligence hoped to deceive the Nazis into believing that the Allies
were going to invade Greece and Sardinia, luring them away from Sicily, the real point of invasion.
Operation Mincemeat was accomplished by persuading the Germans that they had, by accident, intercepted "top secret" documents giving details of Allied war plans. Using the name Capt (acting Major) William "Bill" Martin for the decoy, the documents were attached to Glenwyr's corpse and deliberately left to wash up on a beach in Punta Umbría in Spain. The Nazis intercepted the fake documents via a Spanish sympathizer in the area, and believing the information was authentic, diverted troop away from Sicily. The Ally invasion was successful thanks to The Man Who Never Was.
I just like the way this one made the story come alive. Seems I've always heard of it, but seeing all the actual events made it real. Debbie Sterbinsky
***** Who doesn't like to read about a good hanging, especially of a woman who was administering poison and was caught/convicted in that day and age and actually held accountable. Beth Long
***** I liked reading the old newspaper articles. Marilyn Hamill
***** Black Widow about the unfortunate historical role that Louisa Collins will forever be remembered for, it was fun doing alot of historical research with Australian newspaper databases. Robert W. Steinmann Jr.
***** I think the second husband might have deserved it! Jocelyn Thayer
***** Because she certainly was an interesting person. Janice M. Sellars
Its amazing to me that years after the British left such silly ceremonies would persist. John Chulick ***** Again, something to start with and something to learn. what an interesting something to learn! who knew all this stuff goes on in the world without little old me???! Debbie Johnson ***** Because it illustrates the outrageousness of two countries. Jim Kiser
***** I find it interesting that humans will carry on strange traditions... Deborah Lee Stewart
Submitted by long-time Quizmaster Debbie Sterbinsky.
Submitted by Dr. Anthony Smart.
Many thanks to Jani Sue Rigel, a brand new Quizmaster.
We asked our Quizmasters to identify the location of this scene, tell us the time of day it occurred, and to estimate the year. There are many clues that indicate the picture was taken at the intersection of Main and Jefferson Sts., Weir, KS, about 12:00 noon on Labor Day, 1908. The location can be derived from the names on the buildings, and the street sign at the bottom of the picture for Jefferson Ave. The time of day can be deduced from the
lengths of the shadows. The year and date can be found from the style of dress, the numbers of stars on the flags, and the note "Labor Day" at the bottom right.
Weir is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 780 at the 2000 census. The community is named after landowner T. M. Weir, who donated forty acres as a townsite.
Even though I got the answer wrong, I enjoyed doing the research for it (again in maps) and it took a few nights of work before I could offer up my answer. Nicole Blank ***** Taught me how to tell time of day in a photo. Molly Collins
***** I like big panoramic landscape photos that require me to pick out and highlight small clues in a large photo to "get to the big picture". Richard W. Steinmann, Jr.
***** Shadows and time- it was my first one. Margie O'Donnell
***** This quiz was my husband's favorite because he participated in it with me. It was when he realized just how much fun the quizzes can be and allowed him to use his skills of observation. Talea Jurrens
Thanks to Ronan Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick Clan Historian
at intervals. He spent some time in the Tower of London, where he was incarcerated during the last few months before the accession of the boy king Edward VI in January 1547.
During the reign of Edward VI Latimer preached the Gospel in many places. Frequently his voice was heard at St. Paul's Cross. In 1548 Latimer commenced a series of sermons from the pulpit at St. Paul's raising his voice in protest at the injustice of the wealthy toward the poor.
Because of his great contribution, under God's blessing, in the spread and establishment of the Reformation, Latimer was a marked man when the Catholic Mary Tudor ascended the throne. In September 1553 he was arrested on charges of treason; taken to Oxford for trial, he was burned there with the Reformer Nicholas Ridley on October 16, 1555. At the stake Latimer immortalized himself by exhorting Ridley with the words: "...we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England as I trust shall never be put out."
This was the most colorful photo. Edward VI was not around for long. Stan Read
***** Because it was the hardest and I can't believe I figured it out at the final hour. I couldn't find anything in the photo to search on. I had to use all my brain cells on that one! Debbie Ciccarelli ***** Extremely difficult for me to solve but one of the most rewarding when I finally got (at least part of) the answer right. Nicole Blank
***** I just liked the photo. Teresa Yu
***** Edward VI and Hugh Latimer. I really struggled with this one, and wound up reading a lot of English history, which I have always loved. Peter Norton
Spaso House (Ambassador's residence). During George F. Kennan's ambassadorship in 1952, a secret technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM) inspection discovered that the seal contained a microphone and a resonant cavity which could be stimulated from an outside radio signal.
The inventor the bug was the Soviet scientist, Leon Theremin, while living in Depression-era America, became the toast of New York society for the music he created with the musical instrument he created called the theremin. Meanwhile, he was passing data on U.S. industrial technology to the Soviet apparat. Following his sudden disappearance from New York in 1938, Theremin was exiled to a Siberian labor camp and subsequently vanished into the top-secret Soviet intelligence machine, presumed dead for nearly thirty years. Using the same technology that lay behind the theremin, he designed bugging devices that eavesdropped on U.S. diplomatic offices and stood at the center of a pivotal cold war confrontation. Throughout his life, Theremin developed many other electronic wonders, including one of the earliest televisions and multimedia devices that anticipated performance art and virtual reality by decades.
I learned all about the Theremin musical instrument, which explained a lot of weird music. John Chulick
***** This was the most interesting photo. Leon Theremin was a most talented man. Stan Read ***** The outrageous bugging by the Russians and the tie to the Theremin instrument. Coincidentally my husband and I played a Theremin at a local museum just the week before. Cool! Also, the quiz gave my husband an excuse to watch the original movie of "The Thing" again. It's a favorite of his. Susan E. Skidmore
***** I liked this quiz because it was the most challenging quiz that I have done. It gave me a real sense of accomplishment when I solved it. I learned a lot of interesting facts when I solved it. Sharon Cleveland
***** Dealing with a familiar person (to me) but in a new light. Carl Blessing
This week’s quiz picture was a picture submitted by Daniel Jolley from a collection that his grand uncle Ross Belford Jolley (1906-1946) acquired during his uncle's U. S. Navy career from September 1923 to October 1945. It is a scene of Norfolk, VA probably during the 1920s or 1930s. Our readers did an excellent job in identifying the name of the street where the boats were docked, and the Johnny Reb Monument and the McArthur Memorial.
This was like an old photo that might have been found in somebody's attic. It has lots to clues to help identify the locale. By researching some of the names on buildings it was interesting to discover information about the business people of that era. I enjoyed using Google Earth to compare the harbour area as it is today. Don Draper
***** I like big panoramic landscape photos that require me to pick out and highlight small clues in a large photo to "get to the big picture". Robert W. Steinmann Jr.
***** I like the geographical quizzes best. Betty Chambers
***** Because it was the first one I did -- no other reason. Tish Olshefski
Because it required a lot of research especially in my favorite research topic, maps. It was also very difficult to solve, a plus in my book. Nicole Blank
***** City Directories gave me the location and I was one of few who got credit for the building behind the man. I also liked the picture and biking. Arthur Hartwell
***** Like the geographical quizzes best. Betty Chambers
***** This quiz is a favorite because I was able to pinpoint the actual street location where the couple were riding. It was a feather in my cap and a lot of fun to explore. I loved the challenge! Talea Jurrens
Talea Jurrens did a spectacular job in anaylzing this photo. Although I had assumed that the "88" visible on the banner indicates the local union number, Talea's research shows that there it is probably the year the photo was taken.
One intriguing aspect of the picture is that there is only one woman in the group. As Talea pointed out, it would be an interesting challenge to try to identify her!
This is my number one favorite because I discovered the only female baker in the crowd. The photo tells a story about her. I could get a sense of her as a person who lived and breathed in the past. I realized with this quiz, just how much I really like doing this kind of work. Talea Jurrens
***** Pillsbury dough boys: antique photo, place, events. Aside from the interesting research: was the timely meeting with someone who knew the same baker's family as I did, during that quiz week. Mike Dalton
***** I think I like that one because it gave me a hard time, lol. Debbie Sterbinsky
***** I found a lot of interesting articles and objects and learned way too much about unions. Marilyn Hamill
Considering the recent news about Tiger Wood's infidelities, Mike points out that Clinton now has two things in common with Wood.
Having to go to the specific coordinates and find out what was there. Carl Blessing
***** A real swinger. This was the second photo quiz that I did. I saw the sign Garda and realized that it was taken in Ireland. It gave me a chance to learn more about my ancestral homeland. Sharon Cleveland
***** I had fun tracking down where the statue was located. John Chulick
***** First quiz where I was able to get a 500kb picture so I could read the signs. Arthur Hartwell
What do you like most about the quizzes? The Quizmasters respond.
I like the variety of subjects but really the best thing is the detailed discussion and analysis provided afterward. Just keep them coming. John Chulick **** Learning about all the interesting history or weird goings-on in other places - and the topics that those things lead to (or that following a clue leads to, but turns out not to help with the puzzle.) I think they are perfect. some, I don't even know where to start. but I'm learning. if I knew them all on sight - what fun would that be? I hope you never run out of pictures or interest. i look forward to this every week! Debbie Johnson
***** Learning new things. If the photo has writing, don't make it so hard to read it. It's frustrating when solving a quiz depends on being able to enlarge writing that loses resolution. Janice M. Sellers
N.B. The photos I post are normally of high enough resolution to be read. However, if your monitor is not high resolution, the writing might be illegible to you. - Q. Gen.
***** Variety. There seems to be no end of old photos available for good quizzes. Photos with a connection to sports have seldom been used. Perhaps more sports photos would make popular quizzes. All of the quizzes are interesting in their own way. That's why it's difficult to pick out favorites. Variety really is the "spice of life". Stan Read
***** Learning about interesting people and events that I would otherwise never learn about. [Something to be improved] Not having to wait any longer than a week for the next quiz. The suspense drives me a little nuts. Debbie Ciccarelli
***** As I have said in the past, I love the mental challenge. I keep trying to get friends to try the quizzes out and keep failing. Last night I got my god-daughter interested and here is a survey this week, not a quiz. :-(
They are great as they are. BTW I have a perfect new quiz for you which you can look for in the next day or so. Milene Rawlinson ***** Like the research involved and learning new things when doing the research. I am getting well-schooled in a variety of topics! Would love if they were all at the difficulty level (or higher) of [my favorites #262 (Bi-Bicycle), #264 (Weir), and #265 (Above It All)] quizzes. Some quizzes resolve too quickly with one Google search; I love to do extra work to find the answer.
Would love to have more quizzes related to maps/atlases, such as showing a landmark, body of water, or even something as trivial as a bridge and then making the quiz revolve around trying to ID the place where the picture was taken (even the time of day quizzes are cool). I loved the Games Magazines "Wish You Were Where?" contests and would love to try my hand at more of those kinds of puzzles. Nicole Blank ***** Learn so much. I haven't done very many but I do look at many things in different ways than I did before. Tish Olshefski
***** I like the challenge and also all the new things I learn each week. Thanks again:) Margaret Waterman
***** I like the quizzes because they are not like anything else. You must use all sorts of research to figure them out. Word hints, the image itself... then finding the link that leads to the answer. Some things I already know, but I usually learn something from every quiz.
I know it cannot be helped, but sometimes the images are too small to see details. When enlarged they get pixelated. Larger images would be great if possible. Otherwise... don't change a thing!
I also would love to pick all the ART quizzes. I love art and the stories behind them. I could not pick just one of those so I shall be greedy and say I look forward to all your puzzles every week. I may not have time to do them all, but I always check them out. It's fun and interesting. Thank you Colleen and all your quiz-masters. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. P.S. Maybe you can check out the quiz I sent you again. I have more hints if you need them. Susan E. Skidmore ***** I find they are a real challenge and I am learning a lot of new interesting facts. I have always been a trivia buff so this adding to my stockpile trivia knowledge. It is also making me take a closer look at photos I have around the house.
What can we do to improve the quizzes? Nothing that I can think of. Sharon Cleveland ***** Expanding my world and learning about the new or about new things on the old. Making me think (especially outside the box). Carl Blessing ***** Again, I'm new and I like everything so far. The actual existence of this quiz is what I like the best at the moment. Take off the Hints link. (I might regret this later). Thank you! Alex Sissoev
***** The older the photo the better. I like the photos with lots of store signs. Molly Collins
***** Overall: nice homework website where you do online sleuthing with photo clues and search keywords to find the true answers. As to rating websites: very user friendly, non commercial, creative and original.
Technical: I sometimes have had difficulty in not be able to see the details in a photo; like signs in windows in back ground that would give a big hint as to location. I guess it has to do with photo resolution.
This whole idea of weekly contest photos: establish timelines; sharpen research skills - just like a professional csi investigator - to sort the truth out of what really happened from what people say happened. Mike Dalton (One of your favorite qms)
N.B. I post the photos at the highest resolution I have available. It's also a question of the resolution of your monitor. If you have an older model, your monitor might be causing the problem. - Q. Gen. ***** The puzzle aspect of it - using clues to come up with the solution. I don't know if it's really "improving" but I always love the historical ones and the unusual ones and I don't like them too easy. I only try tineye if I'm desperate. I think you put up a nice mix of different "types" of quizzes. Teresa Yu
***** Like the daily crossword puzzles; it is challenging for the "aging mind" Keep your muscles exercised so they don't deteriorate. Keep on Truckin. [No improvement] needed; all is good. Jim Kiser
***** I like the hunt, love detective work! You are doing a great job! I like the way you flipped the photo to keep Tin-eye from catching it! Like to keep updated on Benjaman Kyle! After reviewing these quizzes, I realized how many of them I have missed. I'll try to do better from now on! Debbie Sterbinksy
***** I always find out something new, and they are always interesting. Even if the photo is a subject I wouldn't normally seek out, I still enjoy the research and fact finding hunt. It's the PBS channel of the Internet! ;)
I would like to see more quizzes that don't necessarily have definite answers like quiz #168, Crossing the Bridge. It makes the quiz last longer! :) It opens up a lot of research opportunity and enjoyable frustration to find out the most that we can before time is up!
I am very thankful for the hard work and effort put into creating the quizzes as well as the answers. Beth Long
N. B. You're welcome! - Q. Gen.
***** The fact that I have to use my imagination just to figure out what questions I should be asking to find my way into each picture, recognizing that an element in it may be a clue if only I can come at it the right way.
I'm still pondering [what you can do to improve them]. They're pretty doggone satisfying as they are. I especially like, at least occasionally, to start out in hopeless bafflement, no idea how to get my toe in the door. Then again, it's fun sometimes to look at a photo and get an immediate "Aha!"
Good grief, It's difficult to pick favorites. People ask me to pick a favorite play that I've acted in, and generally the best I can answer is, "Whichever one I'm working in at the moment." The same is true here.
If I have time to revisit this survey (doubtful, this week), I'll probably come up with a completely different list. Peter Norton
***** I can answer most, and I like the stories they tell. I also like Colleen's relaxed way of grading. I started with No 158. I have been to Catalina Island. When I was ready to answer, my computer's ethernet connection died and I couldn't access the internet. Arthur Hartwell ***** They make me research in places I'm not used to. Marilyn Hamill
***** It is quite satisfying to find the solutions to the questions asked. I like it best when the photo or depiction triggers what I have called peripheral searches. I am often motivated to branch out from the 3 "questions" and discover related information. I hope children in school have similar learning experiences.
My own preference is for actual old photos but I also like it when one appears that shows a scene or situation from the past 20 years. I once suggested that more photos from outside North America be used and I believe you have done well in accomplishing that.
I have not completed answers for a number of the more recent quizzes. This is not because of any lessening of interest. It reflects more my decreased use of my computer during November - usually my least favourite month of the year. This year in Southern Ontario the weather has been wonderful. I have loved being outside and being active instead of sitting at a desk. I do, however, look forward to future quizzes. Don Draper
***** All of these photos had enough clues to help you come to the correct answer. I wish I had a good answer for [what you can do to improve the quizzes] but I don't. I do think you do a good job. It gives me great joy coming up with the right answer. Donna Jolley
***** Love the old photos the best, but enjoy a quiz that has a great story. don't always figure the quiz out (or remember to submit my answer), but enjoy trying each week. Evan Hindman
***** I enjoy learning about little snippets of history. It also forces me to use my sleuthing skills! I like them just the way they are. Deborah Lee Stewart ***** I look forward to the quiz every week! They give me something to do and I ponder them during the week when I have some downtime, which is not that often. I like to show my friends at work what I'm working on for the week. Although some are interested and enjoy giving input to me when a quiz comes out, they are hesitant to get involved. Their loss!
Love 'Um, just as they are! Keep 'Em Coming! Recently, I especially liked the fact that you stayed on a theme (espionage-based quizzes), based on your recent trip to The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.. Robert W. Steinmann Jr.
***** Thinking and discovery. I have always liked research. Have more. Missed it this week. Margie O'Donnell
***** I enjoy the research and exploration of historical events. I like them just the way they are. I look forward to the quizzes every week!! Jocelyn Thayer ***** They challenge me to look at things a different way and really investigate. Betty Chambers
***** What I like the best about the quizzes is that they present a puzzle to solve as well as history to explore. Two of my favorite things! I like the older photograph quizzes the best because they take me to a time in the past and allow me to use my imagination to create a scenario that might have been.
I think you are doing a really great job! I know that variety is necessary to please everyone but it would be great if there were more old photograph quizzes. Talea Jurrens
Mary Harris Jones aka Mother Jones, at the White House with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolige and Teddy Roosevelt Jr. 26 September 1924.
I found this quiz fascinating reading, particularly the facts surrounding his body after he was found. Really a fun quiz. Margaret Waterman
It left me wondering whether he was truly responsible for all that had been attributed to him or if he had become more of a legend. Deborah Lee Stewart
There was so much to read about and I learned alot. There is nothing quite like an old southwestern "Tony Hillerman or Nevada Barr-style mystery". I love that kind of stuff! To me the Southwest is the most magical place in the USA. I am also a sucker for anything having to do with old miners, prospectors, trappers, and various mountain-men type characters, I guess I was just born way too late! Robert W. Steinmann Jr.
Mary Harris Jones aka Mother Jones, at the White House with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Coolige and Teddy Roosevelt Jr. 26 September 1924.
Scoundrel or Scapegoat September 19, 2010 Quiz #273
Submitted by Wayne Douglas
I liked this one. However it had a lot of clues in the question itself, so it did not take me very long to crack that one. Hence, it is number 3. Alex Sissoev
I spy, antique photo, place, event. I first thought I had the right answer without looking at tineye photo. I found a humorous difference between a wrong and a right answer. Mike Dalton
It was incredibly interesting to research. And to think, she may have been innocent. Jocelyn Thayer
Re-enactment of the execution of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle aka
I had seen this phenomenon before (4 hooves off the ground) but did not realize a study had been done. This quiz invited what I call "peripheral searches" as it was interesting to read about the cameras, the photographer and the Stanford family. Don Draper
Because it was my first one and I was surprise to receive an email from the great DNA detective herself after I sent in my response. I found out about the website from the More Magazine article and have been hooked every since. Debbie Ciccarelli
Eadweard Muybridge produced a series of photographs that proved that all four legs of a horse were sometimes off the ground at one
time. He did it to settle a bet by Leland Stanford, President of Stanford Univeristy.
Submitted by Stan Read.
It was the first quiz I ever did. I had read about you, Colleen, in More magazine and visited the website listed in the article. I love a mystery so I gave your weekly quiz a shot. I got it wrong, but you gave me another chance with a little instruction on how to figure out the photos, clues and hints. Then I got it right. I've been hooked ever since! Susan E. Skidmore
It is interesting to investigate more modern photos occasionally and this was a good one. It was sufficiently challenging because I could not clearly make out all the lettering but there certainly were enough clues. Reading about the Wrigley family was quite interesting. Don Draper
Avalon, Catalina Island, where the moon rises at 10:30 pm on May 30, 2010. Much of the island was owned by the Wrigley family.
The challenge was to figure out the pic and the language. I would never have recognized the object as a computer mouse. Without having to find the language and translating it I wouldn't have figured out the picture. It was fun to approach the quiz in a different way. Milene Rawlinson
The AE2 was the first Allied submarine to pass through the Dardanelles Strait during WWI.