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Message 1118125 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 0:05:10 UTC

Reprise of the rules.

The winner of the previous round posts a picture and a question about it. Typically "where.

You may not use "tin eye" or similar reverse image look up sites.

Please do not use EXIF data from the image to help. (note to posters, please remove EXIF data). This can include titles and location data.

Please do not allow 24 hours to pass between clues.

Questions deserve an answer (with the exception, of course, of directly asking for the answer).

We will have to figure out how to deal with winners that go AWOL.

Clues may be text or photographic.

Contestants may use text searches to look for images (in particular images.google.com is allowed to be searched via text searches).

There is no rule about having visited a place. If you have visited a place (or not) and instantly recognize where the picture is, go for it.

If you post a picture of a previously entered place that is easily recognizable as that place, you get to pick a different picture.

Please try to choose a picture and question where it is possible someone else will know or be able to research your answer. For example a picture of someone in your family and asking for the name will be just impossible for anyone else to get.

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Message 1118134 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 0:57:49 UTC
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After so many ornate buildings and structures, why not some place rather corny.

What building is associated with this statue?



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Message 1118150 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 2:00:08 UTC

Corn Palace, in Mitchell, South Dakota?

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Message 1118151 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 2:20:13 UTC - in response to Message 1118150.

Very good, Zehcoutinho!

That was way to easy. :p

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Message 1118161 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 2:57:13 UTC

I didn't know the place, the thing is that an image search on google for "corn statue" gave the image in the first page =P

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Message 1118162 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 3:02:10 UTC

Ok, next one:

What is this piece of machinery used for?

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Message 1118183 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 5:14:30 UTC
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Well, no one is saying anything so here goes a hint:

The plants in wich this kind of machine is installed can produce mainly two end products. For one of them Brazil and the US are responsible for more than 87% of the world production, the US having passed Brazil as the #1 producer just in 2010.

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Message 1118253 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 13:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 1118183.

Does it have anything to do with corn or some cereal grain?

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Message 1118265 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 14:19:19 UTC - in response to Message 1118253.

It looks like a heavy duty press or mill. Perhaps making cornmeal and grain alcohol production
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Message 1118279 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 15:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 1118253.

Does it have anything to do with corn or some cereal grain?


No

It looks like a heavy duty press or mill. Perhaps making cornmeal and grain alcohol production


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Message 1118301 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 16:07:03 UTC - in response to Message 1118279.

My initial thought was a corrugating press for steel, but I can't imagine that the rollers would need to be this big.

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Message 1118315 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 16:28:21 UTC

My first thought was a cotton gin, with the covers off.
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Message 1118338 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 18:05:24 UTC - in response to Message 1118301.

My initial thought was a corrugating press for steel, but I can't imagine that the rollers would need to be this big.


No

My first thought was a cotton gin, with the covers off.


No


Hint: Poaceae

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Message 1118342 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 18:22:27 UTC - in response to Message 1118338.

grass? artifical turf?
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Message 1118411 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 22:09:02 UTC - in response to Message 1118342.

grass? artifical turf?


No. You almost had it before, but now you got cooler.


Hint: in the plants that have this machinery, the output energy/input energy ratio is on average 8.3

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Message 1118416 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 22:23:11 UTC

Beet press for fuel?

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Message 1118421 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 22:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 1118416.

Beet press for fuel?


Not beet ;)

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Message 1118435 - Posted: 17 Jun 2011, 23:18:49 UTC

Doesn't look like paper... so I'm going to guess WIRE (as in copper wire).

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Message 1118439 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 0:10:17 UTC - in response to Message 1118435.

Doesn't look like paper... so I'm going to guess WIRE (as in copper wire).


No

Hint: Scientific Classification: Plantae, Angiosperms, Monocots, Commelinids, Poales, Poaceae, Panicoideae, Andropogoneae

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Message 1118442 - Posted: 18 Jun 2011, 0:25:14 UTC
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OK, last guess:
Some kind of SUGAR extraction?

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