Category Archive: Geocaching News

Geocaching Angry Birds’ Style

A flock of Angry Birds has taken up geocaching; starting in the British borough of Putney. The popular cartoon characters, which star in six touchscreen apps created by Finnish company Rovio, are being hidden throughout the south-west London neighbourhood as part of a Christmas-themed treasure hunt. Six plush toy replicas will be roosting in different businesses across the district, with clues …

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A Cute-As-A-Button Mystery: But Is It True?

Next exit, Pasadena … and Cute As a Button? This mysterious addition to a Californian freeway sign baffled motorists all weekend but has now been attributed to the work of a Highland Park geocacher. The new signage at the corner of Avenue 57 and Via Marisol in the historic Los Angeles neighbourhood was spotted on …

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New Path For Original Can Of Beans

Geocaching’s first trade item – the Original Can of Beans – will soon have its second official trading item. O.C.B caretaker Jeff Holliday is planning to release his first pathtag celebrating the can of beans he recovered from the site of Dave Ulmer’s Original Stash in Beavercreek, Oregon back in 2003. And he’s chosen the …

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Second NZ Mega Already On The Cards

One Mega down, and New Zealand geocachers are already planning their second such event. This week, a temporary website and Facebook page for NZ Mega 2013 went live, seeking expressions of interest in attending next year’s gathering. A Twitter feed has also been established. According to a blurb on both sites: “Organisation and planning for …

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Stormy Weather Cache Hinders Bomb Squad

While most officials on America’s east coast were readying for Hurricane Sandy, emergency services in Florida’s Palm Beach were dealing with the nation’s latest geo-bomb scare. According to TV channel WPBF 25 News, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to the neighbourhood of Boynton Beach about 12.20pm after a report of a …

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Meet The New Face At Groundspeak

Groundspeak has new uber-expert on its payroll now … Michelle Broderick, formerly of San Francisco-based private-driver service Uber, has just been named as the Seattle company’s head of marketing.  According to a post on GeekWire, “the marketing whiz who was promoted to a new role at Uber four months ago” has left the heavily-funded venture …

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‘Grenade’ Cache Confuses Bomb Squad

Do any of these bison tubes look like a grenade to you? One certainly did to members of the Washington State Patrol Bomb Squad responding to a “suspicious-looking” container last Sunday. The aluminum geocache  – which looked like “a military-style grenade” – was found in Woodland, in a forested area northeast of the city which straddles Clark and Cowlitz …

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Snapped: Filming Of Cache Craze TV Show

They look crazed … but are the contestants in new Canadian TV show Cache Craze actually geocaching? Toronto photographer James Hamilton captured these images as 9 Story Entertainment filmed its new geocaching-based children’s programme in the city’s Yonge-Dundas Square last Tuesday. The 10-episode series is billed as a modern family treasure hunt, in which teenage …

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Sewer Cache Lands Owner In The Crapper

Placing a cache deep inside a stormwater drain has landed an Illinois player in hot water – more than two years later. Officials in the Cook County village of Northbrook, 47km from Chicago, complained to Geocaching.com last week about the dangerous hide, located 800 metres into a sewer system. Cache owner thegoonies21 has subsequently had the small lock’n’lock box …

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Groundspeak Joins Criminal Underworld

Groundspeak is moving into the racketeering business – but it’s all to help best-selling American author John Grisham flog his new legal thriller. From today, the Seattle firm will begin marketing The Racketeer – which deals with the murder of an United States federal judge – in conjunction with publisher Doubleday, although Grisham’s 25th novel won’t …

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