Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.
To fully defox the following geofoxer, identify all twelve locations plus the theme that links them.
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last week’s cluster foxer:
internet memes (defoxed by Colonel_K)
a1. distracted boyfriend (Colonel_K)
b1. doge (Electric Dragon)
a2. one does not simply walk into mordor (Colonel_K)
b2. drake (Viscount, Colonel_K)
a3. disaster girl (Viscount)
royal flush (defoxed by Colonel_K)
d1. ten (Viscount)
c1. jack (ylla)
c2. queen (Colonel_K)
c3. king (Colonel_K)
b3. ace (Colonel_K)
cuts of meat (defoxed by Electric Dragon)
e1. haunch of venison (ylla)
d2. leg of mutton ()
e2. beefsteak (Electric Dragon)
d3. pork chop (Electric Dragon)
d4. silverside (Electric Dragon)
citroen cars (defoxed by Colonel_K)
e3. cactus (ylla)
e4. nemo (ylla)
c5. picasso (Colonel_K)
d5. ami (Colonel_K)
e5. elysee (ylla)
filippo tommaso marinetti (defoxed by Viscount)
a4. the pope’s aeroplane (Colonel_K)
b4. poupees electriques ()
c4. futurist cuisine (Viscount)
a5. decima flottiglia mas (Colonel_K)
b5. zang tumb tumb (Viscount)
B – Soyuz rocket monument in Samara, Russia: https://goo.gl/maps/cxfFcccsCnvBbcFf8
D – Torch of Friendship in San Antonio, Texas: https://goo.gl/maps/k2x4zbwyVCxDx8eX8
The Human Torch is a Marvel superhero
H – Tháp Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City
One interesting fact about this skyscraper is that it was the inspiration for the Stark Industries tower in the avengers movies.
E – Roberts Park, Saltaire, Bradford, UK: https://goo.gl/maps/xXxfdFV7Fqkw7rey5
“The two original 32-pounder cannon from the Battle of Trafalgar, placed in the park when it opened in 1871, were removed in World War 2, but have recently been replaced by these two larger 68-pounders that once stood outside the Low Moor Iron Foundry where they were cast, and more recently in the Bradford Industrial Museum.”
Ralph Roberts is Cobalt Man in Marvel comics.
G – Carter Bar boundary stone between England and Scotland
There’s an Agent Carter in the Avengers movies…
J – Monument to the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment: https://goo.gl/maps/XFMAunKVRj811bnr5
AKA the Cameron Rifles, if that helps.
There’s a superhero Lifeguard (real name Heather Cameron) and also a villain called Cameron Hodge.
K – Bell AH1-J Sea Cobra at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
So I’ve got 4 links to Marvel comics so far – Agent Carter, Ralph Roberts, Human Torch and the Stark Industries tower.
The character King Cobra from K makes five.
I – Lilit Svangaskarð stadium in Toftir, Faroe Islands: https://goo.gl/maps/g7RaDd5p2Q3VswkM7
G – The Rock of Scotland: https://goo.gl/maps/SuQb9n66EuNZcvXZA
I – C-68 locomotive at the Russian Railway Museum in Saint Petersburg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:S.68_Russian_Railway_Museum.jpg
Designed by engineer Bronislav Sigizmundovich Malakhovsky whose son was a cartoonist, if I got this right.
C – Target tank 68 in the Military Museum Full, Switzerland: https://goo.gl/maps/BrEvgB7kW29e5oUR9
Sorry Marvel fans, but the answer might in fact be SIXTY-EIGHT
(I don’t think we’ll delve into who owes who ‘one’).
A. (unidentified so far)
B. Soyuz Carrier rocket monument – link not evident
C. Zielfahrzeug 68
D. San Antonio – location of HemisFair ’68 (World’s Fair)
E. Roberts Park, Saltaire, UK – 68-pounders?
F. (unidentified so far)
G. Rock of Scotland / Carter Bar boundary stone – on the A68 road
H. Bitexco Financial Tower – 68 floors
I. Lilit Svangaskarð stadium – home of B68 Toftir
J. Monument to the 68th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
K. Bell AH1-J Sea Cobra – ordered by the USMC under the AH1-J designation in 1968
L. Locomotive S.68 (C.68 in cyrillic)
Soyuz 3 in 1968 was Soyuz first successful crewed mission. Maybe?
A is the location of the Solo foxer 68 ! In Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh, if you are interested 🙂
Major events that occured on the 2nd of the month in 1968 in a spanish-speaking country:
October 2 – Tlatelolco massacre: A student demonstration ends in bloodbath at La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico, 10 days before the inauguration of the 1968 Summer Olympics. 300-400 are estimated to have been killed.
F. Museum known as Memorial 68, Mexico City
According to Roman, K would work even if the Sea Cobra was absent, and the reason for B’s presence has yet to be identified.
K – right of shot is a one-quarter scale replica of the flight deck of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) with the 68 displayed on the side
Looks like the ’68’ lights up too
Haven’t figured out the Soyuz-68 connection yet, but I like the attractions at its base:
Height of monument (rocket + building) = 68 metres
Ahaha – I initially thought ‘Marvel is a bit of a wide-ranging connection for one of these’ but then just kept on finding connections.
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