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I have a minor addiction to Google Maps. Perhaps "minor" isn't the best term for it. I've literally spent hours on the site, looking at satellite images from around the globe (and beyond) until the battery on my laptop gave out. So I thought it would be fun to pull some images off the site of famous (or mostly famous) things and have people guess what/where they are. (I have no prizes to give out, but I promise to use the "net handle" of the first person to get all 10 locations correct in an upcoming article I write for the site.)

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#1
The site of the biggest explosion on Earth ... ever.

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#2
Dan Brown knows a thing or two about this.

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#3
This is a good place to celebrate Independence Day.

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#4
These islands are home to one of the biggest shark populations in the Pacific Ocean.

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#5
If you lost 15% of your height, you'd be pissed too.

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#6
We're not saying you can't go in there.

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#7
Rumble in the Bronx was false advertising as that movie was actually filmed here.

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#8
Yes, it's a salt water lake, but no, it isn't the "great" one.

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#9
That twisted line going down the center? Some would say it's big. Others might call it "grand".

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#10
It's a land of fire at the end of the Earth.

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1. Krakatoa
2. The glass pyramid outside of the Louvre
6. The Forbidden City in Beijing

said TSmith on February 10, 2009 5:06 PM.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4.
5.
6.
7. Vancouver
8.
9.
10.

This is sad, as I love geography. I should know all of these.

said autochthonous on February 10, 2009 5:55 PM.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4.
5.
6. The Forbidden City in Beijing
7. Vancouver
8.
9. New Orleans?
10. Tierra Del Fuego

said E on February 10, 2009 6:13 PM.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4.
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. Forbidden City, Beijing
7. Vancouver
8.
9. Venice
10.

said kbk on February 10, 2009 6:52 PM.

KBK- You're almost there

said Echowood on February 10, 2009 7:26 PM.

I know, these last two are stumping me, I'm pouring over the Pacific Ocean right now. Man that thing is huge.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4.
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. Forbidden City, Beijing
7. Vancouver
8.
9. Venice, Italy
10. Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

said kbk on February 10, 2009 7:33 PM.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4.
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. Forbidden City, Beijing
7. Vancouver
8. Salton Sea (Cali)
9. Venice, Italy
10. Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

said E on February 10, 2009 7:41 PM.

8. The Dead Sea

said Tim on February 10, 2009 7:46 PM.

4. Farallon Island off San Francisco?

said pdxme on February 10, 2009 7:55 PM.

1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4. Solomon Islands
5. Mt. St. Helens
6. Forbidden City, Beijing
7. Vancouver
8. Dead Sea
9. Venice, Italy
10. Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina

said Tim on February 10, 2009 8:00 PM.

PDXME- Got the last one. Damn, how's that for a combined effort? Shit, I guess I'll have to acknowledge all of you in a future post.

said Echowood on February 10, 2009 8:00 PM.


1. Krakatoa
2. The Louvre
3. Area 51 in Nevada
4. Farallon Island
5. Mt St. Helens, Washington
6. The Forbidden City in Beijing
7. Vancouver
8. salton sea, california
9. Venice, Italy
10. Tierra Del Fuego

said hijodelsol on February 10, 2009 8:06 PM.

Clever challenge Echo. Man the Salton Sea looks just weird. Seems like a curious place to check out on your next road trip, so to speak. Area 51 too..

said E on February 10, 2009 9:27 PM.
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