From today's 'Lectronic Latitude
comes word that the results of their little contest are in . . . they actually received a correct answer within minutes from a reader who happens to be located where the shot was taken: Belize
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"And the Winner is . . .
"July 27, 2011 – Latitude 38 World Headquarters
"On Monday we challenged readers
to explain the photo
below: 1) Why do these sailors have so many dinghies piled on their decks? 2) Where are they? 3) What is their profession? The first correct answer came in just a few minutes after we posted the story.
"Some thought these were dinghy theives, others thought they were shuttling dinghies for a junior program.
© 2011 Lynn Ringseis
"As Cliff Wilson explained, the little boats are seen aboard their mother ship, and are used to go fishing
for fish, conch or lobster. 'Each cayuga
(not 'dinghy') is operated by one fisherman who ties it to his waist while fishing. They get dropped off in the morning, then picked up in the afternoon.' But wait a minute . . ."
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To read the entire results article, especially the incorrect (but brilliantly observed) guesses, go to:
And the Winner is . . .