Free Unlimited Chances to Win Chinese Currency!

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The unit of currency in China is the Yuan. Here’s what a one-yuan note looks like: Size 13cm X 6.4cm. It’s worth 15 cents (US).

I will send you a brand new one yuan bill via air-mail if you are the first to answer this question: “What two places on the opposite sides of the earth from each other have the same name? So if you started digging a hole from one of those places, you’d come out at a place on the opposite side of the world with the same name.”

First hint: The one such “geographically paired oddity” that I know of is an island and a city. Second hint: If you dig from the city all the way through the earth you’ll find yourself swimming in water about fifty miles north of the island–so I consider fifty miles off target close enough. Third hint: Because over half the world was once colonized by European countries, many of the place names given by Europeans have reverted to indigenous names. Such is the case with one name of the “pair” I know about–during colonial times the names were identical, but now they are not. Good enough.

Submit as many answers as you like in the “comments” to this post. Only the first correct answer receives the one-yuan note! Good luck!

Applicable state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Offer void where prohibited by law. Contest expires December 31, 2011. Winner and date will be announced here on this blog post. The winner is: ???

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About soaringdragons

Twenty years and still alive--in China, that is. I write about China and the world of spirit--all very non-expertly--and whatever else strikes my fancy. You'll find posts on even days of the month.
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