Monthly Archives: July 2015

Silly U.S. Map Puzzles #4a and 4b

First, for puzzle #4a, what are the meanings of the colors on this map? For puzzle #4b, what do the colors mean on this second, similar map? To find the answers, simply scroll down. . . . . . . … Continue reading

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Silly U.S. Map Puzzle #3

What is represented by the colors on this map? The answer may be found by scrolling down. . . . . . . . Keep scrolling…. . . . . Answer: Do any of the borders of this state contain … Continue reading

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Silly U.S. Map Puzzle #2

What is represented by the colors on this map? If you give up, you can scroll down to find the answer. . . . . . . Keep scrolling…. . . . Answer: the colors show whether the name of … Continue reading

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Silly U.S. Map Puzzle #1

What is represented by the colors on this map? If you decide to give up, you can scroll down for the answer . . . but, I promise, the solution to this puzzle is extremely simple. . . . . … Continue reading

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Earth’s Oceans’ and Continents’ Relative Surface Areas, Analyzed, with Two Pie Charts

I’ll start this analysis with a simple land/water breakdown for Earth’s surface: The two figures in the chart above are familiar figures for many — but how does “land” break down into continents, and how does “water” break down into … Continue reading

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On Binary Planets, and Binary Polyhedra

This image of binary polyhedra of unequal size was, obviously, inspired by the double dwarf planet at the center of the Pluto / Charon system. The outer satellites also orbit Pluto and Charon’s common center of mass, or barycenter, which … Continue reading

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Initial Transmission After Arrival, from the First Automated Spacecraft from the Pluto/Charon System, “Wizonn Shore,” to Visit the Mysterious Planet Earth, Surrounded by Its Atmosphere of High-Pressure Nitrogen (and Toxic Oxygen) High-Temperature Vapors

[Source: This is the lead story in the most recent issue of The Charon Space Central Daily, published electronically every 6th or 7th Earth day, since Pluto’s day lasts almost as long as our week. I simply translated it into English, after I … Continue reading

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