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Merv

Nope, not at a library, not plaques either, somewhat smaller than that.

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shaun

It's all in the MONEY!!!

Look very carefully at the notes in your wallet.

Good one Merv!!!

P.S. Nice macro shots.

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Adele

Shaun you beat me to it. My reply would not go through except as an error. So I am trying again what I saved!

I re-read Merv's post and read specifically "Inscription" which you can find on bills!

On the $5 bill: Children playing hockey and other winter sports; excerpt from "The Hockey Sweater" by Roch Carrier

On the $10 bill: Peacekeeping forces and war memorial; excerpt from "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae

On the $20 bill: Artwork of Bill Reid; excerpt from Gabrielle Roy's novel, The Hidden Mountain

If Merv had a $50 and $100 bill the 'inscriptions' would be from The Famous Five and Thérèse Casgrain; quotation from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the $50 bill and Maps of Canada, historic and modern; excerpt from Miriam Waddington's poem, "Jacques Cartier in Toronto" on the $100 bills.

These are all from the 2001 "Canadian Journey" series of bills printed. As of early 2005, the 1986-series $5 and $10 bills are still occasionally encountered, but they are rapidly disappearing from regular use. $1,000 bills are no longer printed, but are still used by banks and casinos occasionally.

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Merv

Well done Adele and Shaun, yes you have to look VERY closely at the money in your pocket. I was looking at my fortune (all $60 worth in my wallet, no chance of me having a $50 and $100 bill in there) and became intrigued by the tiny writing on the bills so hauled out a magnifying glass and of course one led to another, culminating in me playing around with a macro lens I acquired some time back.

Didn't think anyone would get it that quickly! Man that writing is tiny, especially on the front where I started looking first.

TTFN

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Adele

Actually Merv, it is the eyesight that is troublesome. My oldest child can read some of it without a magnifying glass! :P Now my eyesight would be another story!!!! :P:ph34r:

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ROOIBOK

RAAI-RAAI 149

I was fortunate to vist the Transvaal and Western Cape within less than an hour. Where did my travels take me?

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Cathy

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And they have grain silos there too? Guess you've been in Saskatchewan lately

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Breytie

Only possible in Canada

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johankok

Cathy

you're a real slow traveler --- only got to Delmas thus far :D:D At least you managed to change the logos on the train trucks... :D:D

Looks like you did some traveling since you got arrived in Canada. :D

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Harry

RAAI-RAAI 150

I think it is high time we fired up Raai-Raai again.

While folks in SA wait for their visas, they might as well practice at knowing their new country.

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Clues:

1. This lake is just south of a small town in British Columbia.

2. The lake has the same name as the town on its shores.

3. The only way to get to the town by road from any other town in BC, is to leave BC.

4. The Russians used to be behind the mountains in the picture, but sold out.

5. Yes, that is a massive glacier in the background...it has a Welsh name with lots of "L"s.

Questions

1. What is the name of the lake?

2. What is the name of that glacier in the background?

A map, a bit of Googling and a love of crosswords will usually do it.

Note: I write patent disclosures for a living. In that line of work, every word is carefully chosen.

1. When I underline a word, it means that word refers to the exact same item everytime you see it underlined. In the above example, I am therefore referring to the same town everytime and to the same lake every time. In the case where I refer to "other town", you will notice that the "town"is not underlined, because it is not the same town.

2. I will typically always underline the name of the items or places I am asking about, so folks can trace where they are in the clues.

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Hendie

Couldn't resist: Lake Atlin near the Llewellyn Glacier.

Ek het 'n bietjie "idle" tyd op hande gehad. :)

Ek doen deesdae sommer 'n soek op Flickr ook, want daar is 'n magdom fotos van oraloor daar. Ek was nie teleurgesteld nie: kliek kliek

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debbieD

Could the lake be Atlin Lake, and the town Atlin? The glacier could be Lowell Glacier in the Yukon.

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Harry

Hmmm..Hendie and Debbie, you guyz are way to fast for this. Congratulations!

I'll have to make it tougher, so I can keep folks busy struggling for a week. :)

So here it is: ATLIN, BC....first in large area:

atlin3.jpg

Then as a satellite shot showing the unbelievable glacier, the lake and the town (top right). The yellow line is the US ( Alaska) border. Note Skagway in the top left. If you ever do a cruise to Alaska, you'll be going up the left of the picture.

atlin2.jpg

Then the road that goes only to the Yukon in the north to join the Alaska Highway

atlin.jpg

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Harry

RAAI-RAAI 151

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CLUES:

1. The town where this shot was taken is between two princes.

2. The town was named after the chairman of the board of directors of the railway

3. The town was involved in a US military First event...and did not even know it at the time

4. John Travolta starred in a movie of that title...the event I am referring to.

5. The actual event involving IT happened 100 miles northwest of town in scary mountains

6. There should have been 16 guys in IT, but they were 17...5 disappeared

7. The serious bit apparently went into the sea in Canadian waters, way to the southwest in Estevan Sound or Squally Channel

8. Some of the guys were found on Princess Royal Island and another on Ashdown Island

9. No one has explained how IT got to the mountains..really, really weird......this is why I like real history better than fiction. This should be a movie.

10. The mountain in the picture is Hudson Bay Mountain... "IT" did not happen there

11. The rock group Buffalo Springfield had a song of the same title as the event, sung by a Canadian icon back then.

12. The Canadian icon was in was in Buffalo Springfield before he sang Southern Man or, for that matter, Heart of Gold.

Questions:

1. What is the name of the town where this farm scene was taken?

2. What is the event I am going on about....?

3. What was IT?

4. What was "the serious bit"?

5. Who is the Canadian icon.

6. Which are the two princes?

7. When was the event?

8. What famous rock Supergroup was the Canadian icon in when he sang Southern Man?

A map, a bit of Googling and a love of crosswords will usually do it. In this case Googling should do it. Sorry, but I'm a nut for this kind of stuff...have always been.

And, questions 5 and 8 are must-know Canadian culture questions.

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debbieD

No time for googling, but I think the town's name is Chetwynd? Will check the rest of your story later. :) And one of the princes, is Prince George.

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Harry

Debbie,

you're in the right Province, but have the wrong town. Chetwynd is not horrifically far from the correct town, but Chetwynd is not between two princes, as far as I know.

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Island Life

Well, I'm a LONG way from British Columbia, but always looking for an excuse to get my map out and as I'm soon to be resident in Canada, thought I better start getting familiar. What better way.

The town, Harry, I believe is Smithers (wikipedia describes it as almost half way between Prince Rupert and Prince George).

I haven't figured out the rest yet but thought I better post this much before Hendie et al beat me to it as they did earlier today.

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debbieD

Oh, I remember seeing something on the History Channel about a broken arrow (which is the name of the movie that John Travolta acted in) - I think, during the 50's. This means that they lost a nuclear bomb. It was a very interesting documentary. Mmm, maybe I have the wrong town, since I thought this happened over the Queen Charlottes.

Is Neil Young the famous person? Not sure what group he was in.

Could the other prince, be Prince Rupert?

Okay, I'm going to go agooglin'! I do try and answer from memory, but the mind isn't what it used to be. B)

Okay, yes, it is Smithers, where the movie, "Eight Below" was filmed. Such a cool movie about a team of huskies left behind in Antarctica, and some of them survived. Based (very loosely, I think) on a true story.

Yay, for Google. :)

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Island Life

Crazy Horse was Neil Young's band!

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Adele

This is the link I found on the whole "Broken Arrow" debacle.

1. What is the name of the town where this farm scene was taken?

The town would be Smithers.

2. What is the event I am going on about....?

The very first accident with nuclear weapons, as listed in the Departement of Defense summaries of accidents involving U.S. nuclear weapons between 1950-1980, occured along the coast of British Columbia.

3. What was IT?

The nuclear war head.

4. What was "the serious bit"?

5. Who is the Canadian icon.

Neil Young.

6. Which are the two princes?

Prince Rupert & Prince George.

7. When was the event?

February 13, 1950

8. What famous rock Supergroup was the Canadian icon in when he sang Southern Man?

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Charles Melville Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company was the Railway President.

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Harry

What we have so far:

1. What is the name of the town where this farm scene was taken? Smithers. Congratulations Island Life!

6. Which are the two princes? Prince Rupert and Prince George. Congratulations Island Life!

2. What is the event I am going on about....? a "Broken Arrow". Congratulations DebbieD!

5. Who is the Canadian icon. Neil Young. Congratulations DebbieD!

7. When was the event? 13 February 1950. Congratulations Adele!

8. What famous rock Supergroup was the Canadian icon in when he sang Southern Man? CSN&Y. Congratulations Adele!

The other answers are either wrong, .....or correct, but given in response to the wrong question. :)

For example, there cannot be 16 guys in a nuclear bomb. That makes no sense. B)

Two remaining questions:

3. What was IT?

4. What was "the serious bit"?

Bonus questions ( US Culture):

Which rock group wrote a response to Neil Young's Southern Man?

What was the name of the song?

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Adele

Two remaining questions:

3. What was IT?

B-36 strategic bomber

4. What was "the serious bit"?

10,000 pound Mk4 or "Fat Man" bomb, the production model of the bomb used over Nagasaki. Though not nearly as big as the H-bomb, it was at the time considered to be a large bomb. The exact location of the bomb was unknown, as it was dropped within half an hour flying distance from the coast, it probaby was dropped somewhere on the continental shelf.

Bonus questions ( US Culture):

Which rock group wrote a response to Neil Young's Southern Man?

What was the name of the song?

Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Sweet Home Alabama"

From Wikipedia: It is a popular belief that the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote their song "Sweet Home Alabama" as an attack on Neil Young for the opinions expressed in "Southern Man". In actuality, Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote their song as a response, showing the good things about the South. Young was even friends with the members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, saying that he is a fan of both "Sweet Home Alabama" and Ronnie Van Zant, the lead vocalist for Lynyrd Skynyrd. "They play like they mean it," Young said in 1976, "I'm proud to have my name in a song like theirs" (Ballinger 2002:81). Young has also been known to play "Sweet Home Alabama" in concert occasionally. To demonstrate this camaraderie, or perhaps as a mocking gesture, Van Zant frequently wore a Neil Young Tonight's the Night t-shirt while performing "Sweet Home Alabama".

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Harry

And the ladies have it! Congratulations, Adele!

And here is a B-36 of the type that was involved:

b-36.jpg

I have both Southern Man and Sweet Home Alabama. I prefer the latter.

I'll do some more later...two a day is a bit steep! :)

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Island Life

Thanks Harry, and good job all!

I always wondered why Lynyrd Synyrd would mention Neil Youngs name in their song, now I know!

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Charles

As a confessed Neil Young fan how about the following question as part of Raai Raai?

1. Who was Neil Young's Father

2. What was his connection to the Maple Leafs?

3. Where was Neil Young born?

4. What is his connection to Bernard Shakey

Should be easy if you know a little bit about the best damn singer songwriter Canada ever produced!

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