Contest 15: Separated at Birth?
Despite all the civil strife over the last decade, some countries managed to get it together. In 1990, two contiguous countries who shared a common word in their respective names were united under that name. The new capital city was chosen from one of the two old capital cities. Almost everyone spoke the same language already. The coastline now belonged to one nation instead of two. The new flag was simple -- three horizontal stripes, in red, black and white.
Name the country. Deadline for Contest 15 entries is Friday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Send entries by e-mail (email@example.com; put the words "Extreme Travel Trivia" in the subject field), fax (202-334-1069) or U.S. mail (Extreme Travel Trivia, Washington Post Travel section, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071). Winners, chosen at random from among correct entries, receive a Travel section mug. One entry per person per contest. Employees of The Washington Post are ineligible to win prizes. Entries become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute and republish the information in any form, including paper and electronic media.
Results from Contest 13: MILLIONERD SANTA
In Contest 13, we invited you to unwrap five fantasy gifts from your Millionerd Santa. They were:
Five Islands named for me (Nova Scotia)
Four Archers zinging (Australia)
Three Cocks a-crowing (Wales)
Two Medicine patents (Montana)
And an Ipoh for my start-up: Wow, yippee! (Malaysia)
Congratulations to our winner, Jan Welch of Falls Church, "a loyal contestant for two years." Her sixth gift is, of course, Travel's coveted oversized coffee mug, the contents of which should fuel her all the way through the new millennium. Honorary mention goes to Bob Eckman of Springfield, who presented us with customized lyrics for the full 12 days of Christmas, complete with Seven Corners Shopping Center in Virginia.