Gratuitous ribbons list

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This should be a list of the gratuitous ribbons users have taken so far. Please add yours if you think others might be interested in seeing (and maybe copying) it.

If many people claim the same gratuitous ribbon, it might become a real achievement some day, see Gratuitous ribbons for proposed achievement.

Special Days[edit]

Robyn & Rhonda earned the Double Mother Geohash Ribbon
by visiting both their mothers, in different graticules, on Mothers' Day, before reaching the (50, -120) geohash on 2009-05-10.
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thepiguy and Danatar earned the Don't Panic! Achievement
by geohashing with their towels on Towel Day 2009 at the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-05-25.
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Ekorren earned the Easter Bunny Ribbon
by photographing the Easter Bunny on Easter Monday, en route to the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-04-13.
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Sermoa, Mapaholic and Macronencer earned the Halloween geohash
by celebrating halloween with pumpkins at the (50, -2) geohash on 2009-10-31.
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Hans, Tomcat and dawidi earned the Halloween geohash
by celebrating halloween at the (48, 12) geohash on 2009-10-31.
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Erik, Kira, and DJHobby earned the number of the ʇsɐǝq gratuitous ribbon
by reaching the (39, -86) geohash on 2009-09-09.
Wade earned the National Day Geohash
by successfully reaching the geohash coordinates on his nation's national day (49, -123) geohash on 2010-07-01.
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Sourcerer earned the End of the World Geohash
by reaching the hashpoint 4.5 hours before the raptor rapture. (52, 1) geohash on 2011-05-21.
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Sourcerer earned the May Day Consolation Geohash
by failing to dance round a maypole at the hashpoint. (52, 1) geohash on 2011-05-01.
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Sourcerer earned the April Fool's Geohash
by hashing on April 1st. (52, 1) geohash on 2011-04-01.
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Sourcerer earned the New Year's Party Geohash
by reaching the geohash at the exact start of the new year. (52, 0) geohash on 2011-01-01.
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Sourcerer earned the Santa Spoting Geohash
by going Santa Spotting near midnight on Christmas Eve. (52, 1) geohash on 2010-12-24.
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EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Neutrality achievement
by geohashing on the Austrian national holiday at the (47, 11) geohash on 2013-10-26.
"Who will be the first one?" earned the Christmas achievement
by geohashing on the Christmas days (Dec. 24.-26.) (49, 8) geohash on 2014-12-24.

Special Places[edit]

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myka earned the No Water Geohash Achievement
by reaching the hashpoint on dry land even though it was in the middle of a lake. (-36, 144) geohash on 2009-05-03.
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Robyn earned the Salt and Pepper Achievement
by reaching water geohashes in both salt and fresh water in the same week, ending with the (49, -121) geohash on 2009-05-16.
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Ekorren earned the Unavoidable Geohash
by being unable to reroute a train around the (48, 9) geohash on 2009-06-07.
Rhonda earned the stinky geohash ribbon
by attending a geohash located between the pulp mill, sewage treatment plant, and city dump at the (50, -120) geohash on 2009-05-18.
thepiguy earned the Flughafen Hash Achievement
by visiting a geohash at an airport and watching planes take off and land at the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-07-25.
Bassoon, Dedehawk, and PainJain earned the Unholy Aura Consolation Prize
by being unable to enter a Catholic church due to terror of a higher being striking their heathen souls down at the (44, -87) geohash on 2010-08-21.
Ekorren earned the Dettingen again ribbon
by hashing in four (of nine) different places named Dettingen, #4 being the location of the (48, 8) geohash on 2011-02-10.
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Sourcerer earned the UFO Spotting Geohash
by walking the UFO Trail at Rendlesham Forest. (52, 1) geohash on 2011-02-06.
Ekorren earned the History repeats itself ribbon
by visiting 10 Déjà Vu Geohashes, #10 being the (48, 9) geohash on 2011-11-25.
OtherJack earned the 5 Boro Achievement
by reaching hashes in all five Boroughs of New York City, finishing in Brooklyn with the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-06-04.


MrMoses and DLeininger earned the Nocturnal Geohash Achievement
by traveling flashlightless at night to reach the (42, -89) geohash on 2010-01-22.
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OtherJack earned the Eclipse Geohash
by experiencing a (partial) solar eclipse at the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-05-20.
Thomcat and OtherJack earned the Fiddler on the Roof Ribbon
by (respectively) experiencing Sunrise and Sunset at the (47, -122) geohash on 2014-02-03.
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Anna, Jens, Juja and Danatar earned the Avoid Each Other Achievement
by launching four independent expeditions without meeting up at the (50, 11) geohash on 2014-06-06.


Ekorren earned the Biked on Mount Everest Ribbon
by climbing more than 8848 m on bike expeditions until reaching (48, 8) geohash on 2009-05-01.
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dawidi earned the Zahnradbahn Achievement
by using a noisy century-old contraption to get to the (47, 11) geohash on 2009-05-21.
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This user earned the Longboard geohash achievement
by travelling all the way on a longboard to the (52, 13) geohash on 2009-07-30.
Sermoa, DavidMiller, Thepiguy, Srs0 earned the Taxi geohash achievement
by taking a taxi to the (51, -1) geohash on 2009-10-03.
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Ekorren earned the Green Ribbon
by going on 100 expeditions without ever using motorized individual transport for the way to the hash, the 100th being the (48, 9) geohash on 2010-06-25.
Q-Owl earned the Ferry Achievement
by using a ferry on the way to the hash or back (49, 8) geohash on 2014-03-29.
OtherJack earned the ULTIMATE public transport geohash achievement
by riding Metro-North Railroad directly through the error-circle of the (40, -73) geohash on 2015-04-16.


MrMoses and DLeininger earned the Foggy Geohash Achievement
by traveling through thick fog to reach the (42, -89) geohash on 2010-01-22.
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This user earned the Hashcat Ribbon
by finding a cat and stopping to pet it near the (51, 12) geohash on 2009-03-08.
Relet earned the Don Quijoti Achievement
by spotting fractals and borderline Mandlebrot sets in keeping with the spirit of XKCD Comic 587 all while on the Don Quijote Route attempting the (40, -2) geohash on 2009-05-24.
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B2c, micsnare, Patrizius, and OtherJack earned the Don Quixote Achievement
by braving the frightening threat of giant windmills to reach the (48, 16) geohash on 2014-10-06.
Huinesoron (talk) earned the Tilting At Hashpoints Achievement (Level 1)
by encountering windmills/wind turbines at 3 hashpoints including the (51, 0) geohash on 2015-08-23.
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Sermoa earned the Hashdog Ribbon
by playing ball with a dog at the (50, -1) geohash on 2009-06-28.
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Yerushalmi and his wife earned the Celebrity Geohash achievement
by meeting a guy in a monkey suit on the way to the (31, 34) geohash on 2009-08-16.
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Rhonda, APR and Jim earned the Narnia achievement
by finding a single lamp post in a forest at the hash point (45, -122) geohash on 2010-03-08.
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Sourcerer earned the Bambihash
by having a close encounter with a red deer. (53, -0) geohash on 2010-09-04.
Sourcerer earned the Hunter Gatherer Award
by finding, cooking and eating wild mushrooms (52, 0) geohash on 2011-11-20.

Arts and Creative Insanity[edit]

Robyn earned the Badger Mushroom Snake Ribbon
by performing the Badger Badger Badger song, with actions, while on Badger Road, en route to (48, -122) geohash on 2009-04-05.
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Paintedhell earned the Dandelion Creativity Ribbon
by artfully arranging dandelions at the (50, 11) geohash on 2009-05-03.
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srs0 earned the Scarred for Life Achievement
by for being forced to take "stylish" pictures of Danatar and thepiguy at the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-05-25.
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Rhonda, Elbie, Ray, and Xore earned the monkey games achievement
by climbing a tree directly on the hashpoint then playing games in it (49, -123) geohash on 2009-06-03.
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Meghan earned the Attendance in Effigy Ribbon
by having other geohashers build snowmeghans representing her presence at the (49, -123) geohash on 2009-03-09.
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Sermoa earned the Musician Achievement
by playing xaphoon at the (50, -1) geohash on 2009-06-28.
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Macronencer earned the Rubik's Achievement
by solving a Rubik's cube at the (50, -1) geohash on 2009-06-28.
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thepiguy earned the Secret Agent Geohash Achievement
by sneaking into a field at midnight dressed in all black with his awesome spy gear at the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-07-17.
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Sermoa,Macronencer and David earned the Card Game achievement
by playing cards at the geohash (50, -1) geohash on 2009-08-15.
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Omri earned the Time Warp Achievement
by for doing the Time Warp again on (31, 34) geohash on 2014-02-18.


Robyn earned the Redefined Success Ribbon
by not being eaten by bears while getting to within a kilometre of the (49, -123) geohash on 2009-04-06.
Juja earned the Desert Rallye Consolation Ribbon
by sweating, getting a sunburn and craving water in the lonely desert (50, 11) geohash on 2009-05-24.
Elbie earned the Trailblazer Achievement
by hiking over 2km through forested terrain with a grade of 40 to 80%, for the (49, -122) geohash on 2009-06-07.
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srs0 earned the Hapless Foreign Geohasher
by being pitied by numerous German citizens during the (49, 9) geohash on 2009-05-23.
Tomcat earned the Plan B achievement
by continuing the expedition despite a major failure of technology, thanks to redundant engines, and thus reaching the (49, 11) geohash on 2009-07-14.
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Someone earned the Simply Scared Solace
by stopping seventeen smoots short: (46, -64) geohash on 2009-07-12.
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mtu earned the False Start Consolation Prize
by finding that all of his first 5 geohashes are invalid because the map datum on his GPS was wrongly set to the Potsdam datum instead of the WGS 84 global standard, causing the loss of 13 achievements and approximately 31 hours of lifetime, up to and including the (54, 10) geohash on 2010-11-10.
isopekka earned the Technology Loser Achievement
by not having skill to take photos and to use GPS-device properly during extreme conditions at (66, 25) geohash on 2010-12-27.

Expedition Counting[edit]

Sourcerer earned the 100th Successful Expedition Award
by reaching his one hundredth hashpoint (52, 1) geohash on 2013-02-19.
relet earned the One hundred geohashes achievement
by completing the hundredth attempt to reach a geohash. (52, 13) geohash on 2009-12-20.
Sourcerer earned the pentacontahash
by completing his 50th successful expedition. (53, -0) geohash on 2011-05-30.
Sourcerer earned the Heinz Award
by reaching the 57th variety of Geohash. (52, 1) geohash on 2011-07-18.


Nhoj earned the Sharing Achievement
by give away xkcd comics to others(for free,of course) (14, 120) geohash on 2014-09-15.
Yerushalmi and his wife earned the Unleavened Geohash achievement
by eating matzo and pastrami sandwiches at the (31, 34) geohash on 2009-04-10.
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Elbie earned the "Frak This" Achievement
by spending over seven hours watching Battlestar Galactica while travelling to the (48, -123) geohash on 2009-05-03.
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relet earned the Latest geohasher achievement
by being more than 1 hour late for the meetup, and still meeting someone at the (52, 13) geohash on 2009-05-29.
Zb and Baerenfell earned the Democracy Geohash Achievement
by going voting on the way to the (47, 10) geohash on 2009-06-07.
Koepfel earned the Democracy is more important than Geohashing Consolidation Prize
by going voting instead of geohashing, thereby missing the (47, 10) geohash on 2009-06-07.
thepiguy earned the Kayak Balancing Achievement
by not having to pay the deductible on two kayaks en route to the (49, -124) geohash on 2009-03-29.
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Robyn earned the Master of Chicken Counting Ribbon
by estimating within 4% the number of chickens at the (49, -123) geohash on 2009-04-18.
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Wade earned the Dinosaur Chiropractor ribbon
by straightening T-Rex's wire spine during the (49, -123) geohash on 2009-04-25.
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wmcduff earned the Cato Censorius achievement
by repeatedly mentioning the importance of finishing what you have begun and thus pushing relet to tackle the (53, 11) geohash on 2009-06-14.
lyx earned the Saving the Ladybugs Honorable Mention
by saving some ladybugs near the (53, 13) geohash on 2009-07-15.
davidc earned the Oh God My Head! Consolation Prize
by failing to gain a carefully prepared, easily achievable achievement due to a hangover during the (52, 13) geohash on 2009-08-26.
Sermoa, Macronencer, Mapaholic and DavidMiller earned the Party geohash
by throwing a mad-keen party at the Cubicle achievement (51, -1) geohash on 2009-08-30.
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Dirk from Sonnenbühl earned the Darwin Award honorable mention
by driving too fast and not using the seatbelts on 2006-12-22, dying about 10 m from what would be the (48, 9) geohash on 2009-10-07.
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relet earned the SCIENCE! achievement
by using impromptu SCIENCE! to reach a geohash. (60, 10) geohash on 2010-01-09.
Danatar earned the Gentleman's Achievement
by helping a damsel (or other geohasher) in distress reach the (60, 9) geohash on 2010-06-20.
ダナタル earned the "really, really far from home without achieving the globetrotter achievement" ribbon
by being still on the same continent despite geohashing 9200 km from home when visiting the (34, 136) geohash on 2010-04-03.
Eupeodes earned the Tickfighter achievement
by being attacked by dozens of ticks at the hashpoint but escaping without getting bitten (52, 5) geohash on 2012-06-10.
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