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    Use the last letter of the word to come up with a new country, continent, province, state or city.

    ie: Turkey
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    I'll start first........


    Canada

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    That's easy

    Australia

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    Annoppolis
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    Sri Lanka

    not really a quiz though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watdaflip View Post
    Sri Lanka

    not really a quiz though
    Nope not a quiz, but a fun game..

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    yeh, .....quiz isn't the right word, game would of been better....sorry about that

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    yeh, .....quiz isn't the right word, game would of been better....sorry about that

    MillbraE

    hmmmm......someone has reached 4000 posts......congrats feet
    thanks Witch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    thanks Witch!

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    Azerbaijan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watdaflip View Post
    Azerbaijan
    Nepal

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    L I M A

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    Athens

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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Santiago
    O Le Le

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    EnglanD

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    O Le Le
    you sure that's a place blue?

    England

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    you sure that's a place blue?

    England
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    Iisalmi

    It is a place.. but where?

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    Iceland
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Iceland

    Donegal

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    Where is Donegal?

    Lampung (A province at Southern Sumatra Island, Indonesia).
    famous for its pepper since centuries ago.

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    EnglanD
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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    Where is Donegal?

    Lampung (A province at Southern Sumatra Island, Indonesia).
    famous for its pepper since centuries ago.
    Donegal is in Ireland

    Sumatra....interesting

    Genoa (Northern Italy, seaport, home of Columbus - explorer 1497)

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    Donegal is in Ireland

    Sumatra....interesting

    Genoa (Northern Italy, seaport, home of Columbus - explorer 1497)
    Aceh ( Northern Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Worst hit by Tsunami 2 years ago, on a day after Christmas)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    Aceh ( Northern Sumatra Island, Indonesia. Worst hit by Tsunami 2 years ago, on a day after Christmas)
    ....was a tragedy, unbelievable.....my cousin was there at the time, but he is ok.

    Halifax

    this could be tough, I don't think I know any places that start with x, use the second last letter if you like.....had to say my hometown. lol

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    Hey I found one..
    Xayabury, Laos
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Hey I found one..
    Xayabury, Laos
    San Fransico (good going, never heard of it before though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    San Fransico (good going, never heard of it before though)
    me either, had to search for that one..LOL..is that cheating?

    Oaklahoma
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    me either, had to search for that one..LOL..is that cheating?

    Oaklahoma
    it's just a game....I didn't know any that started with x, so kinda tough, lots of a's though isn't there? lol two more

    Africa

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    yep here's 2 more
    Angola
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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    ....was a tragedy, unbelievable.....my cousin was there at the time, but he is ok.

    Halifax

    this could be tough, I don't think I know any places that start with x, use the second last letter if you like.....had to say my hometown. lol
    He was there before or after?

    You know, there is no countries start with X.

    Here are cities starts with X.
    Name What Region Country Lat Long Elev Ft. Pop EstX. Ba Luong city Vietnam 14.7 108.7333333 269 6285X. Bno city Tinh Dac Lak Vietnam 11.8833333 108 3280 2617X. B Lương city Vietnam 14.7 108.7333333 269 6285X. Lung city Vietnam 21.0833333 105.3833333 574 113028X. Lũng city Vietnam 21.0833333 105.3833333 574 113028X. Nhangumbe city Provincia de Inhambane Mozambique -24.425 34.8175 288 3864


    Name What Region Country Lat Long Elev Ft. Pop EstX-Can city Estado de Yucatan Mexico 20.8333333 -87.7166667 95 2931X-Prairie city Mississippi United States 33.14694 -88.46472 249 770

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    He was there before or after?

    You know, there is no countries start with X.

    Here are cities starts with X.
    Name What Region Country Lat Long Elev Ft. Pop EstX. Ba Luong city Vietnam 14.7 108.7333333 269 6285X. Bno city Tinh Dac Lak Vietnam 11.8833333 108 3280 2617X. B Lương city Vietnam 14.7 108.7333333 269 6285X. Lung city Vietnam 21.0833333 105.3833333 574 113028X. Lũng city Vietnam 21.0833333 105.3833333 574 113028X. Nhangumbe city Provincia de Inhambane Mozambique -24.425 34.8175 288 3864


    Name What Region Country Lat Long Elev Ft. Pop EstX-Can city Estado de Yucatan Mexico 20.8333333 -87.7166667 95 2931X-Prairie city Mississippi United States 33.14694 -88.46472 249 770
    He was there at the time, but more around Sinapore area I believe....

    Wow, a few that start with X, thanks for sharing, might come in handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    yep here's 2 more
    Angola
    Avon

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    Nambia
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Nambia
    omg Liz....I'm running out of A's lol

    Alabama one back at you....

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    Now start with Y after X?
    Yogyakarta (Central Java Island, Indonesia. Where BOROBUDUR, one of the 7 wonders of the world located.)

    http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur

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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    Now start with Y after X?
    Yogyakarta (Central Java Island, Indonesia. Where BOROBUDUR, one of the 7 wonders of the world located.)

    http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borobudur
    .....you sure about that? 7 wonders?

    Arizona

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    africa
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    africa
    Arkansas

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    Sydney

    Already there?

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    Sydney

    Already there?
    Yemen
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    Hi Blue,

    I wasn't questioning that Borobudur was a wonder - just whether or not it was one of the seven.

    They are comprising new categories/lists ..........I don't know them all, Borobudur or The Borobudur Temple didn't sound like one of the seven, but, with all that being said I read the link provided and see that it is, indeed, a wonder of the world, so thanks for the history lesson. lol

    Canada's seven wonders has just been added recently in late May or early June I believe.

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    Nürnberg

    Famous place

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    Genoa
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    Zimbabwe

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    Europe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astraltraveller View Post
    Europe
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    Ruwanda
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    Aberdeen

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    Nevada
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Nevada
    Austria

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    Amarillo
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Amarillo

    Oshawa

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    Antigua
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Antigua
    Antartica

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    arrugula..no wait, that's lettuce..

    I mean,

    Asia
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    arrugula..no wait, that's lettuce..

    I mean,

    Asia

    ah Liz, lettuce begin..........



    ....this might be too easy of a question, anyhoo.....name a place that is a continent, country and an island........

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    ah Liz, lettuce begin..........



    ....this might be too easy of a question, anyhoo.....name a place that is a continent, country and an island........
    .
    australia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    .
    australia?

    ok, just checking.......lol

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    ....longest river in the world?

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    Savannah

    Amazon is the longest river?

    What is hottest location?
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    Savannah

    Amazon is the longest river?

    What is hottest location?
    Hawaii



    .....hmmm, has to be in Africa..maybe Australia

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    How about make this more than just a game.
    Provide some information about these places to make it more educative.
    When I was in The USA,
    Of course, All American knew about the name of Vietnam but
    not many students knew where this country is located.
    Please spend a little of time doing it. I think it won't cause any interruption of this thread.
    Example:
    Genoa
    is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of
    the Province
    of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city has
    a population of ca. 620,000 and the urban area has a
    population of ca. 890,000.
    Genua was a city of the ancient Ligurians. Its name is probably
    Ligurian, meaning "knee" (from Ancient Greek gony "knee"),
    i.e. "angle", from its geographical position,
    thus akin to the name of Geneva.

    Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city with a population
    of over 250,000.
    Nicknames include the Granite City and the Silver City with the
    Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's
    buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, whose
    Tourmaline deposits sparkle like silver.The city has a long,
    sandy coastline.
    Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames
    have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe

    Oshawa (2006 population 141,590, CMA, 330 594) is a city in
    Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline, approximately 60 km
    east of downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor
    of both the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe. It is not,
    however, part of the Toronto CMA but has its own metropolitan area,
    the fourteenth largest in Canada. It is the largest community in the
    Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the
    Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "crossing to the other side of a river
    or lake" or just "(a)cross".

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    Hawaii



    .....hmmm, has to be in Africa..maybe Australia
    EL AZIZIA, LIBYA, recording temps up to 150 degrees..good grief

    and the windiest?


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    Quote Originally Posted by WSBlue View Post
    How about make this more than just a game.
    Provide some information about these places to make it more educative.
    When I was in The USA,
    Of course, All American knew about the name of Vietnam but
    not many students knew where this country is located.
    Please spend a little of time doing it. I think it won't cause any interruption of this thread.
    Example:
    Genoa
    is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of
    the Province
    of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city has
    a population of ca. 620,000 and the urban area has a
    population of ca. 890,000.
    Genua was a city of the ancient Ligurians. Its name is probably
    Ligurian, meaning "knee" (from Ancient Greek gony "knee"),
    i.e. "angle", from its geographical position,
    thus akin to the name of Geneva.

    Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city with a population
    of over 250,000.
    Nicknames include the Granite City and the Silver City with the
    Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's
    buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, whose
    Tourmaline deposits sparkle like silver.The city has a long,
    sandy coastline.
    Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames
    have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe

    Oshawa (2006 population 141,590, CMA, 330 594) is a city in
    Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline, approximately 60 km
    east of downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor
    of both the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe. It is not,
    however, part of the Toronto CMA but has its own metropolitan area,
    the fourteenth largest in Canada. It is the largest community in the
    Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the
    Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "crossing to the other side of a river
    or lake" or just "(a)cross".
    yep, ok....good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by C L View Post
    Hawaii



    .....hmmm, has to be in Africa..maybe Australia

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Republik Indonesia), is a nation in Southeast Asia. Comprising 17,500 islands, it is the world's largest archipelagic state. With a population of over 200 million, it is the world's fourth most populous country and the most populous Muslim-majority nation, although officially it is not an Islamic state. Indonesia is a republic, with an elected parliament and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the seventh century, when the Srivijaya Kingdom formed trade links with China. Indonesian history has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Under Indian influence, Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished from the early centuries CE. Muslim traders brought Islam, and European powers fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku during the Age of Exploration. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism, Indonesia secured its independence after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, corruption, separatism, a democratization process, and periods of rapid economic change.
    Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. The Javanese are the politically dominant and largest ethnic group. As a unitary state and a nation, Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, "Bhinneka tunggal ika" ("Unity in Diversity" lit. "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. However, sectarian tensions and separatism have led to violent confrontations that undermine regional stability. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country is richly endowed with natural resources, yet poverty is a defining feature of contemporary Indonesia

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    EL AZIZIA, LIBYA, recording temps up to 150 degrees..good grief

    and the windiest?


    Iceland
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    England, is famous for it white cliffs, near the English Channel.


    windiest.....is it Chicago.....or is that just an assumption

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    ....you put my little blurb to shame Blue.....lol

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    ....you put my little blurb to shame Blue.....lol
    What they mean? English is not my first language.

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    What they mean? English is not my first language.

    Blurb......slang for "message" "sentence" "note"


    shame......means "disgrace"


    .....it's a saying, when put together.......means you did well, I, on the other hand did not.

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    Now I learn something .
    OK. Now start with with Country or City?

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    Now I learn something .
    OK. Now start with with Country or City?
    ok Blue, either or but.....I'm signing off....very late, be around tommorrow.....practice up....lol

    Looks like I need to be the one practicing.....g'night

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    Start with the closest town to North Pole.
    Resolute Bay,
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    Resolute Bay is a small bay located on the southern side of Cornwallis Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The community of Resolute is located on the northern shore of the bay and Resolute Bay Airport to the northwest. The current population in a 2001 census was 210 [1] and it is one of the mostnorthernmost settlements in the world.
    On the western shore, at 7441′N, 09454′W, the Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment (DRTE) and the Communications Research Centre operated a launch site for sounding rockets. Between 1966 and 1971 rockets of the types Black Brant and Boosted Arcas were launched.

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    Some of the northernmost settlements in the world are:
    Location********PopulationBarneo, Arctic Ice Sheet (Russian Ice Camp)89°06' N100Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada82°28' N74 Jørgen Brøndlund Fjord, Greenland, Denmark (hut, former radio station)82°11' N0Fort Conger, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada (former exploration camp, 1881-1883 and 1957-19581°44' N0Nord, Greenland, Denmark81°43' N4Na Nagurskoye, Franz Josef Land, Russia (former meteorological station)80°49' N0

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    That's a great font of knowledge there, WSBlue.

    Do you write for Wikipedia - or simply copy & paste

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resolute_Bay

    "Resolute Bay is a small bay located on the southern side of Cornwallis Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. The community of Resolute is located on the northern shore of the bay and Resolute Bay Airport to the northwest. The current population in a 2001 census was 210 [1] and it is one of the most northernmost settlements in the world.
    On the western shore, at 7441′N, 09454′W, the Defence Research Telecommunications Establishment (DRTE) and the Communications Research Centre[1] operated a launch site for sounding rockets. Between 1966 and 1971 rockets of the types Black Brant and Boosted Arcas were launched."

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    That's a great font of knowledge there, WSBlue.

    Do you write for Wikipedia - or simply copy & paste
    Doesn't really matter, eh Pirep? By participating in all these games, we all get better at researching and learn interesting stuff while getting better at using the internet.....yes?

    Lets see, now, Resolute Bay was the last place mentioned, so the next one starts with a "Y" ..
    Yeman

    and my factoid for Yeman is this:
    Yeman is situated on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. It is often referred to as the mythical land of frankincense and myrrh, lying at the crossroads of the ancient Spice route, a land long shrouded in mysteries, home of the famous Queen of Sheba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larazovich View Post
    Doesn't really matter, eh Pirep? By participating in all these games, we all get better at researching and learn interesting stuff while getting better at using the internet.....yes?

    Lets see, now, Resolute Bay was the last place mentioned, so the next one starts with a "Y" ..
    Yeman

    and my factoid for Yeman is this:
    Yeman is situated on the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. It is often referred to as the mythical land of frankincense and myrrh, lying at the crossroads of the ancient Spice route, a land long shrouded in mysteries, home of the famous Queen of Sheba.

    Nottingham

    England - Famous for the legend of RobinHood, their caves & the market square which holds festivals year-round, made out of granite, filled with fountains, waterfalls & gardens, also said to be the spot where RobinHood won the bow & arrow contest.

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    Nottingham

    England - Famous for the legend of RobinHood, their caves & the market square which holds festivals year-round, made out of granite, filled with fountains, waterfalls & gardens, also said to be the spot where RobinHood won the bow & arrow contest.
    Good one, witch.

    Maybury

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    Good one, witch.
    Maybury
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    Yosemite - national park in California, USA known for its waterfalls, giant sequoias, wildlife (including bears) and too many tourists.

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    Yosemite - national park in California, USA known for its waterfalls, giant sequoias, wildlife (including bears) and too many tourists.
    Any special reason to specify including bears? Do they have any wild boars and orang hutans there? Just curious.

    Ende,
    Indonesia
    Ende is the capital of the Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Ende is located on the southern coast of Flores Island. With a population of 60,000 residents,[citation needed] it is the biggest city on the island.
    Ende was the site of a kingdom that existed around the end of 18th century. The people of the area therefore known as Lio-Ende people. For many decades Ende has been a center of government, trade, education, and political activities.
    Rebellion against the Dutch was led by a certain Nipa Do known as the the wars of Watu Api and Mari Longa (1916-1917). In 1934, the nationalist leader, Soekarno, who later became Indonesian first president was exiled to Ende by the Dutch colonial government.
    The town Ende can be reached by aircraft from Denpasar, Bali.

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    Any special reason to specify including bears? Do they have any wild boars and orang hutans there? Just curious.

    Ende,
    Indonesia
    Ende is the capital of the Ende Regency, East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. Ende is located on the southern coast of Flores Island. With a population of 60,000 residents,[citation needed] it is the biggest city on the island.
    Ende was the site of a kingdom that existed around the end of 18th century. The people of the area therefore known as Lio-Ende people. For many decades Ende has been a center of government, trade, education, and political activities.
    Rebellion against the Dutch was led by a certain Nipa Do known as the the wars of Watu Api and Mari Longa (1916-1917). In 1934, the nationalist leader, Soekarno, who later became Indonesian first president was exiled to Ende by the Dutch colonial government.
    The town Ende can be reached by aircraft from Denpasar, Bali.
    Egypt - Africa

    Borders on the Red Sea - where Moses was said to have parted the waters.
    The Valley of the Kings - King Tut's tomb
    Cleopatra - last pharaoh.
    The Nile - longest river in the world.
    Pyramids, Temples, Hieroglyphs

    Myths: The Sphinx for example was said to strangle anyone who could not answer a riddle

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    Timor is a country in Southeast Asia. The small country is located about 400 miles (640 km) northwest of Darwin, Australia.
    Colonized by Portugal in the sixteenth century, East Timor was known as Portuguese Timor for centuries. It was invaded and occupied by Indonesia in 1975 and declared the country's 27th province the following year. Following the 1999 UN-sponsored act of self-determination that year, Indonesia relinquished control of the territory and East Timor became the first new sovereign state of the twenty-first century and of the third millennium on May 20, 2002. Alongside the Philippines, East Timor is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia.
    At $800, East Timor has one of the lowest per capita GDP (Purchasing Power Parity adjusted) in the world. Its Human Development Index (HDI), however, corresponds to a medium degree of human development and places East Timor 142nd among the world's nations.

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    Timor

    Rochester, New York

    Home of the National Toy Hall of Fame
    Many toys have been enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame, including Lego, Barbie, Candyland, Monolpoly, Bicycles, Alphabet Blocks, Checkers, Crayons, Erector Sets, Duncan yo-yos,Etch a Sketch , Frisbees, jacks, jack in the box, hula hoop and GI Joe,jigsaw puzzles and jump ropes, marbles,Scrabble, teddy bears and tinker toys and play doh, roller skates, view master, red wagon, silly putty, tonka toys, mr potato head, slinky rocking horse and raggedy ann, and .... the cardboard box!
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    Timor

    Rochester, New York

    Home of the National Toy Hall of Fame
    Many toys have been enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame, including Lego, Barbie, Candyland, Monolpoly, Bicycles, Alphabet Blocks, Checkers, Crayons, Erector Sets, Duncan yo-yos,Etch a Sketch , Frisbees, jacks, jack in the box, hula hoop and GI Joe,jigsaw puzzles and jump ropes, marbles,Scrabble, teddy bears and tinker toys and play doh, roller skates, view master, red wagon, silly putty, tonka toys, mr potato head, slinky rocking horse and raggedy ann, and .... the cardboard box!
    Good information.

    Riau is one of the richest provinces in Indonesia. This province is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum and natural gas, rubber, and **** oil.
    The province was once heavily forested lowlands, but with **** oil plantations and logging being major industries it is losing around 2.000 square km of forest per year. In 2005 the forest cover was down to 33% (or 27.000 square km) from 78% (or 64.000 square km) in 1982.

    In the near future a lot countires will have no winter and no more can walk bare footed in summer.

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    Good information.

    Riau is one of the richest provinces in Indonesia. This province is rich with natural resources, particularly petroleum and natural gas, rubber, and **** oil.
    The province was once heavily forested lowlands, but with **** oil plantations and logging being major industries it is losing around 2.000 square km of forest per year. In 2005 the forest cover was down to 33% (or 27.000 square km) from 78% (or 64.000 square km) in 1982.

    In the near future a lot countires will have no winter and no more can walk bare footed in summer.
    Interesting - never heard of that place.
    Where are you located Blue?

    Union City, CA

    It is said that the name originates from the Horners' Sacramento River steamer called "The Union." Before the time of these pioneers, Mexican rancheros and the Ohlone Indians occupied the area.
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    Interesting - never heard of that place.
    Where are you located Blue? Aceh, Medan, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Seattle, Vancouver, Oakland, San Francisco, Jakarta.

    Union City, CA

    It is said that the name originates from the Horners' Sacramento River steamer called "The Union." Before the time of these pioneers, Mexican rancheros and the Ohlone Indians occupied the area.
    YARMOUTH
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    History
    The name Yarmouth first appeared as a projected township in Nova Scotia in 1759. There is some speculation it was named after Yarmouth, Massachusetts, as some of the earliest English settlers arrived from Cape Cod on 9 June 1761. It is more likely the Township was named after Lady Yarmouth, a mistress of King George II.
    Originally the area was part of Lunenburg County. In 1761 it became part of Queens County; in 1784 part of Shelburne County and finally became a County on its own in 1836. The description of Yarmouth County was modified in 1846.
    The largest town is Yarmouth which is one of three municipalities that comprise the County. The others are the District of the Municipality of Yarmouth and the District of the Municipality of Argyle. The latter was established as a separate district in 1856 from the Township of Argyle. The county also includes the Yarmouth Indian reserve.

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    YARMOUTH
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    History
    The name Yarmouth first appeared as a projected township in Nova Scotia in 1759. There is some speculation it was named after Yarmouth, Massachusetts, as some of the earliest English settlers arrived from Cape Cod on 9 June 1761. It is more likely the Township was named after Lady Yarmouth, a mistress of King George II.
    Originally the area was part of Lunenburg County. In 1761 it became part of Queens County; in 1784 part of Shelburne County and finally became a County on its own in 1836. The description of Yarmouth County was modified in 1846.
    The largest town is Yarmouth which is one of three municipalities that comprise the County. The others are the District of the Municipality of Yarmouth and the District of the Municipality of Argyle. The latter was established as a separate district in 1856 from the Township of Argyle. The county also includes the Yarmouth Indian reserve.
    Hartford (Connecticut)

    The first children's magazine was published in Hartford under the title The Children's Magazine in 1789.

    The first woolen mill in America was built in Hartford in 1788 by Jeremiah Wadsworth.

    The Travelers Insurance Company of Hartford was the first to use match books to advertise in 1898
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    How about Dartmouth? it's a city in Devon in England (there's another D, lol) and a town in MA.

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    How about Dartmouth? it's a city in Devon in England (there's another D, lol) and a town in MA.

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    Hangtown, California,now known as Placerville

    Placerville was also known as "Hangtown" in its early days. Although many stories exist on how this name was acquired, the most famous story involved a colorful event that occurred in January of 1849. A gambler named Lopez gained a lot of attention for his big winnings at a local saloon. After he retired for the evening, several men tried to overpower him. Lopez fought back, and with the help of others, the robbers were captured. During their "flogging", three of the robbers were also accused of being wanted for a murder and robbery , and hung.
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    1st place that came to mind was Nantucket, a town in MA. I gather it's an island, town and county!

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    Terengganu's , Malaysia location by the South China Sea ensured that it was on trade routes since ancient times. The earliest written reports on the area that is now Terengganu were by Chinese merchants and seafarers in the early 6th century A.D. Like other Malay states, Terengganu practiced a HinduBuddhist culture combined with animist traditional beliefs for hundreds of years before the arrival of Islam.

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    Utah

    Shares the rocky mountains with Canada, indian word "Utah" which means "people of the mountains"

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    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Known for it's giant pumpkin contest each autumn, this little coastside town is about 20 minutes south of San Francisco.
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    Yellow Stone - known for Yogi bear

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    Yellow Stone - known for Yogi bear
    Good one!
    England, known for some of the best Vodahelp around!
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    DenveR
    remind me of John Denver with his famous song: Country Road.

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    RoxburY.......a small town in the Catskill mountains, upstate New York

    (Yogi Bear lives in Jellystone)

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    Yoder, Kansas has a huge Amish community
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    Rhode Island

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