My WoGEs

These are all the WoGEs I posted, nicely collected, without any hints (sometimes I gave some clues in the introduction of the post) and direct links to the JPEG file, so there is no danger of accidentally reading the solution. 😉

My current score is 17, so I'm only 48 WoGEs behind Ron Schott. (As of 21 June 2013.) Things haven't improved since last I checked…

Speaking of Ron Schott – my Schott number1 is 1.

Now, here are the WoGEs, grouped by year, sorted from new to old.

2013 (2 puzzles until now)

21 June 2013 – WoGE 383:

Where on Google Earth #383

31 May 2013 – WoGE 381:

Where on Google Earth #381

2012 (2 puzzles)

18 March 2012 – WoGE 336:

Where on Google Earth #336.

27 February 2012 – WoGE 332:

Where on Google Earth #332.

2011 (2 puzzles)

10 March 2011 – WoGE 274:

24 February 2011 – WoGE 270:

2010 (1 puzzle)

This was a rather bleak year, with just one WoGE solved. Sometimes, I just missed where it was; sometimes it was too hard for me. But most of time, I just didn't get around to trying it.

20 June 2010 – WoGE 207:

2009 (3 puzzles)

22 December 2009 – WoGE 178:

13 September 2009 – WoGE 174:

5 September 2009 – WoGE 172:

Before that, nothing happened for almost a year.

2008 (6 puzzles)

Between 129 to 143, I was quite successful.

9 October 2008 – WoGE 143:

My winning streak peaked in summer 2008:

15 July 2008 – WoGE 141:

30 June 2008 – WoGE 135:

18 June 2008 – WoGE 133:

3 June 2008 – WoGE 131:

1 June 2008 – WoGE 129:

Not really or not completely by me

The mysterious stranger 😉 who goes by the name of “pl” solved WoGE94 (see below), which was hosted by A Thin Section, but selected by me. He doesn't have a blog of his own, so I hosted his WoGE 95:

I was just a little bit too slow for WoGE 93, so JMA (A Thin Section) beat me to it. So she/he scored, but offered to host my picture as his/her next WoGE 94:


  1. The definition of a person's Schott Number is similar to the Erdős Number:

    • Ron Schott has a Schott Number of 0.
    • Anybody who hosted a WoGE solved by someone with a Schott number of n has Schott number n+1.

    Compared to Erdős and Bacon numbers, the Schott number has some advantages:

    • You don't have to write complicated math papers.
    • You don't have to act in Hollywood movies.
    • Ron Schott being alive makes it in principle possible for anybody to get a Schott number of 1. No such luck with your ambition of a Erdős number of 1.
    • Ron's omnipresence and omniscience in all matters WoGE ensures that everybody's WoGE number converges to 1 in a very finite amount of time.

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