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7 Souvenirs of August

Traditional Geocache

Air Conditioned Land Mines

A cache by donj51
Hidden : 8/27/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This week in 2013 we have

"UNSEASONABLY HOT WEATHER"

This cache is in honor of Willis Carrier, an engineer from the Northern U.S. who invented the air conditioner, a device that would revolutionize working environments -- and forever change life in the Southern states and other places with hot, humid climates.

Oh, landmines... Please watch your step!


On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system, launching an industry that would fundamentally improve the way we live, work and play.

For Willis Carrier, it was a foggy Pittsburgh train platform in 1902. Carrier stared through the mist and realized that he could dry air by passing it through water to create fog. Doing so would make it possible to manufacture air with specific amounts of moisture in it. Within a year, he completed his invention to control humidity, the fundamental building block for modern air conditioning.


 

FTF goes to M4ISU!



Click for Garner, Iowa Forecast

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Znt. Cyrnfr nggrzcg gb or fgrnygu. Cnex va gur cnexvat ninvynoyr. Jngpu bhg sbe qbt cbbc

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 8/4/2014 3:21:32 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:21 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum