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Jan. 1st, 2011 | 05:23 pm
mood: confusedconfused
posted by: imalitmajor in pittsburgh

Alright, I give up. Can someone tell me why there are protractors hidden all over the city?

The ones I've seen are usually green, but I've also seen at least one red one. They are numbered. The highest number I've seen is 54 which seems to indicate there are quite a few of them out there.

There's one on a park bench in Lawrenceville on Butler (near the old pool). There's another on a utility box at Stanton and Morningside. I found a third today in the Strip District on a mailbox between 21st and 24th on Penn. I know I've seen a couple more, I just can't recall where.

Anyone have any ideas what this is about? I considered some sort of geocaching thing, but they're not well hidden (for example, the one in Lawrencille is on the front of the bench, not the back. Anyone sitting on the bench, or just walking by, can see it).

Anyone?

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from: furious_mold
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
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I've been returning to this post hoping someone else provided some kind of answer.

I'm curious too! I haven't seen any, though!

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reflex

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from: reeeeeeeeflex
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Could it be something to do with this?

http://www.bbvacompassbowl.com/

Are they protractors or compasses?

I realize that this is a stretch, but I'm just guessing.

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Imalitmajor

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from: imalitmajor
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Definitely protractors, sorry.

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Drew

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from: alifjiim
date: Jan. 4th, 2011 04:28 am (UTC)
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My friends and I found one on our way to the Phipps Conservatory, on the bridge sort of between there and Frick Fine Arts on the Pitt campus. I think it was number 50. But we don't know what it means either!

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