Famous Landmarks Out Of Focus #1

Oh no, your autofocus binoculars are low on power! Can you name the blurry landmarks?
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Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: January 14, 2022
First submittedDecember 2, 2021
Times taken15,480
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(QUIZ RUNS BEST ON BROWSERS OTHER THAN SAFARI)
 
 
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Sydney Opera House
Great Wall of China
Parthenon, Athens
 
Christ the Redeemer, Rio
Golden Gate Bridge
Eiffel Tower, Paris
Stonehenge, UK
 
Taj Mahal, Agra
Times Square, New York
Petra, Jordan
St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
 
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
Palace of Westminster, London
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
More in this series here
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Level 47
Dec 2, 2021
Wow! Quite easy, but so clever and original! Congratulations for these beautiful concepts and animations!
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Level 81
Dec 2, 2021
Merci :) Yeah, I tried to make the first one of these not too obscure. More to come with some more challenging locations...
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Level 72
Dec 7, 2021
Awesome! Couldn't get Times Square.
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2021
I eventually got it, but that one was definitely the hardest for me, yeah.
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Level 86
Dec 2, 2021
Impressive. This quiz has been up just a few minutes and already has 6 nominations.
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Level 86
Dec 3, 2021
Wait, I took this quiz yesterday and it was great.

Today everything is perfectly in focus. What happened?

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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
What browsers/devices were you using?
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Level 80
Dec 3, 2021
Could you accept 'Houses of Parliament' for the Palace of Westminster?
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Whoops, that should have been accepted already. Will be added soon, thanks.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
That's what I guessed. Tower of London didn't work either, but Big Ben did.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
The Tower of London is a couple of miles away from there.
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2021
The Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament are two different buildings.
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Level 85
Dec 3, 2021
That's what you get for using autofocus binoculars! ;)

Outstanding quiz!

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Level 77
Dec 3, 2021
Very cool. For the London one, I suggest you allow "Houses of Parliament".
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Level 86
Dec 3, 2021
Wouldn't accept "red square"?
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Added, thanks.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Seems like St. Basel should work for St. Basil.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Sure, why not. Added it.
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Level 86
Dec 3, 2021
Maybe he's not hiring.
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2021
Unless you're from Barcelona.
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Level 71
Dec 3, 2021
brilliant quiz! :)
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Level 83
Dec 3, 2021
Fun quiz! would like to see a part 2 (and 3,4,5,6,...)
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Coming soon... :)
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Level 84
Dec 3, 2021
That's bloody incredible!
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Level 91
Dec 3, 2021
Could you add a type in for just 'taj mahal'?
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
That's the type-in already.
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Level 66
Dec 3, 2021
Should accept Time Square. I've never actually seen it written and could have learned that it is Times Square without the minute and a half of making random guesses. :(
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2021
Sure, have added. True, it does sound like Time Square when spoken!
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2021
You should also add Thyme Square.
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Level 66
Dec 7, 2021
Thanks! :D
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Level 48
Dec 13, 2021
What about time² ?
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2021
Wow, amazing quiz.
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Level 82
Dec 4, 2021
Awesome quiz! And I got the 8th one because I've seen "Spinal Tap" a time or two.
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2021
Maybe I should allow Stone 'Enge as a type-in :)
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Level 91
Dec 4, 2021
Fantastic!
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2021
Awesome as always! Seems you still have quizzes up your sleeve to impress us! Bravo :)
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Level 91
Dec 4, 2021
Nice quiz - but if you're going to do more of this series, please can you make it so that it works on Safari?
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2021
I'd love to. It's not for a lack of trying I promise. If I can work out a way (or if anyone has any suggestions!) I will certainly implement it. Unfortunately Safari simply doesn't do things that seemingly every other browser does from the same code. It's very frustrating.
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2021
OK, I've got it working on Safari. It's not as good - only one level of blur and no motion - but it's something.

Hopefully everything still runs smoothly on other browsers. It does in my tests. Let me know if any issues.

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Level 91
Dec 4, 2021
Thanks so much for all the effort! It's a wonderful quiz.
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Level 58
Dec 7, 2021
@overtired As a(n occasional) web developer who's torn out my fair share of hair follicles trying to get things working on Safari the way they do on everything else, kudos for getting it to work at all!!

(The MSIE of our times, truly; sigh.)

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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Thanks, nice to know it's not just me!
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Level 66
Dec 4, 2021
Absolutely fabulous quiz -- as always!
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Level 90
Dec 4, 2021
Took about 30 seconds for the first image to load, the binoculars were just a solid gray.
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Level 81
Dec 4, 2021
They always start solid grey. Shouldn't take that long to load though unless there's a slow connection/computer.
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Level 75
Dec 4, 2021
This is awesome. Thanks for accepting "giant Jesus"!
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Level 79
Dec 4, 2021
With all the other super basic type-ins like "Christ", just Sydney Opera should work as well.
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Level 80
Dec 5, 2021
I just took it using Safari and it worked great
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2021
OK thanks, have removed the note. It seems to be running fine on Safari now. Just has less animation.
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2021
Wonderful quiz! I loved it! Thanks for making it!
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2021
Great work 'overtired', enjoyed the challenge :o)
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2021
Thanks, glad to hear you enjoyed it :)
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Level 77
Dec 6, 2021
Temple Mount should be an acceptable answer
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2021
Added, thanks.
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2021
When I lived in SF, I had a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from my bedroom window. There were many mornings when it looked very much...just...like...that.
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2021
Woah! You've outdone yourself this time!
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Level 65
Dec 7, 2021
Incredible!
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Level 51
Dec 7, 2021
lol really cool quiz, i can't believe i didn't get the great wall one though
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2021
The landmarks weren't blurry at all for me, is that normal?
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
What browsers/devices were you using?
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Did it a couple days ago and it worked fine.

Wanted to try it again today and the landmarks weren't blurred.

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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
What browsers/devices were you using?
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Level 56
Dec 8, 2021
Same with me. They don't appear blurred at all on Chrome on an Android phone but is clear on Windows.
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Level 62
Dec 7, 2021
Unusual idea - well done!
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2021
Why is this quiz called #1 if there aren’t any others yet?
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Others are here
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Level 57
Dec 7, 2021
Love it! Great idea.
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Level 77
Dec 7, 2021
Very creative
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2021
Super quiz - weird and wonderful! Couldn't get Times Square because it was all blurry, fix that pls ;)
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Unfortunately you chose not to purchase the $79.99 yearly warranty so your binoculars cannot be fixed at this time. Please throw them in your nearest landfill and purchase a new pair. Thank you for your custom.
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Level 55
Dec 7, 2021
😆
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Level 83
Dec 7, 2021
Fun quiz. Very easy for me. Though it took me a minute to get Times Square, looked like some weird waterfall inside a cave at first.
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2021
Great fun, thank you.

However, after the Eiffel Tower no more pictures appeared.

About to try again. At last I'll get the first six quickly!

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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
If it happens again could you let me know the browser and device you're using?
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2021
Worked perfectly second time around, probably my fault.

More please!

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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Oh ok, good :) There are two more up already. On the right under "More Quizzes in this Series" or my first comment at the top of this comment section
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2021
I think having bad eyes makes these images familiar when they're blurry.
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Level 45
Dec 7, 2021
Best quiz on the site
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Level 44
Dec 7, 2021
I couldn't do it because the school blocked the images lol
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Level 41
Dec 7, 2021
Autofocus binoculars?
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Binoculars that focus automatically.
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Level 47
Dec 7, 2021
I would have rated this higher if you allowed the skip feature. I feel as if I shouldn't have to retry a quiz if I know answers beyond the one that stymied me.
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
I feel like you should read the instructions before rating a quiz down :)
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Level 73
Dec 7, 2021
Loved this, heading to look for the others in the series now. Quick note, it's 'Stonehenge' (one word).
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Level 81
Dec 7, 2021
Thanks for the correction! What a shameful mistake for a Brit...
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Level 62
Dec 7, 2021
Very clever, thanks.
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Level 60
Dec 7, 2021
This quiz was super fun! Great concept and implementation. Thanks for your hard work and imagination.
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2021
Dang it, I thought Petronas Towers were some sort of weird waterfall. This is why we get glasses and focus our binoculars, kids
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Level 26
Dec 7, 2021
Wow, man! This is a really cool quiz idea, liked it a lot, even though I got stuck on Petra, lol
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2021
Thank you for accepting The Last Crusade for Petra! lol
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Level 57
Dec 7, 2021
LOVE IT.

And thank your for accepting lots of type ins, "Redeemer" and "Last Crusade" worked, and I appreciate it.

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Level 55
Dec 7, 2021
this is really creative and well-designed! I love the binoculars effect you used, in particular, and how seamless and smooth it was
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Level 30
Dec 8, 2021
So fun! Make more, please!
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Level 75
Dec 8, 2021
Very fun quiz!
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Level 64
Dec 9, 2021
Maybe accept kremlin for st Basil?
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Level 81
Dec 9, 2021
Not sure about that one. St Basil's is outside the Kremlin.
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Level 66
Dec 9, 2021
This was so fun! The only ones I missed was Times Square (and I've been there!) and Dome of the Rock, but I typed in Dome on the Rock, Jerusalem, so I knew it, I just got the wording wrong (I have been there too!)
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Level 56
Dec 9, 2021
Why not take just 'Opera House'? Here you never here people include the city name
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Level 28
Dec 10, 2021
Please accept 'rose city of petra' as well.
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Level 72
Dec 12, 2021
my brain was reacting weirdly to this one i thought big ben was angkor wat for some reason haha. Still got them all though. Great quiz!
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Level 41
Jan 13, 2022
i dont know if this is supposed to happen, but the picture for christ the redeemer looks like a kids drawing, as it looks like a neon green hill surrounded by dark gray walls. i've tried using both the browser i use (brave) and chrome and its the same
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2022
Thanks for the heads up. Will fix it asap...
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2022
New image submitted for that question. The original one seems to have been taken down from wikimedia. The "kid's drawing" is just the placeholder image when the link is broken, it's nothing to do with rio :) Thanks again.