Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Friday, July 17th, 2009

  • An heirloom of the Cold War, Minuteman Missile National Historic Park is a place that both amazes and chills you. It's amazing in the sheer size of the underground missile silos. It chills you with the sheer thought of what those silos were poised to do.

    As the National Park Service puts it:

    The Cold War lives on at Minuteman Missile NHS!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

  • OK, this is probably too easy, but the image was just too unique not to get it into the Traveler in some fashion.

    Correctly answer where in the National Park System this can be found -- extra points for the specific location -- and we'll spot you two correct answers on Professor Bob's next quiz.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

  • Pool n.

    1. A small body of still water.
    2. An accumulation of standing liquid.
    3. A deep or still place in a stream.
    4. A swimming pool.
    5. An underground accumulation of petroleum or gas in porous sedimentary rock.
    6. A game of chance, resembling a lottery
    7. A fund containing all the money bet in a game of chance or on the outcome of an event.
    8. A grouping of resources fo

  • Situated in San Francisco’s Presidio, a component of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Presidio Golf Course was the object of yesterday’s inaugural mystery spot quiz.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

  • National Park Mystery Spot 1 is somewhere in the National Park System. Can you identify it with just these five clues?

    • It cost 50 cents to use it when it was opened in 1895.

    • During Theodore Roosevelt's administration, survivors of a major disaster lived in tents there for a while.

    • Thousands of trees were added to it during the Great Depression.

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