Coffin Potato Achievement

From Geohashing
Owen Elliot, Geohasher, died 1880.

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This user certifies that {{{deceased}}} earned the Coffin Potato Achievement
by occupying a coffin at the ({{{latitude}}}, {{{longitude}}}) geohash on [[{{{date}}} {{{latitude}}} {{{longitude}}}|{{{date}}}]].

While no active geohasher is going to log this achievement, those whose expeditions lead them to discover those deserving of the award are welcome to display a ribbon on behalf of the deceased. Please follow the instructions on the template to place the ribbon on your user or expedition page.

One day a group from Canberra were on their way to a hash near a small town called Gundaroo. The rather obvious topic of conversation for these new geohashers were the varying probabilities of different geohash achievements, the most unlikely of which is the Couch Potato.

4pm approached, and the hash was getting close. The GPS told us it was maybe a kilometre to our right. So we looked to the right, and low and behold, it looked like someone might win a Couch Potato. Albeit from the confines of their coffin.

In the end the hash was a bit further than the graveyard in Gundaroo, but Owen Elliot, deceased 1880, came very close to being the first person to win a Coffin Potato Hash!

(It seems he would have simultaneously gotten the underground geohash achievement. SO close!)

Special Note

Coffin Potato Achievers are not required, and should not be assisted, in grinning stupidly as proof for geohashing. Pictures of actual Coffin Potato Geohashers, in general, are discouraged.

Until such time as fake gravestone photographs are discovered, gravestone photographs shall suffice as proof.


Philip Hoenstein - first official Coffin Potato recipient. R.I.P.
  • On 2008-06-22, the geohash point for Cincinnati, Ohio, USA fell on the grave of Philip Hoenstein, making him the first official recipient of this achievement.
  • On 2008-08-22, the Geohash point for Oslo, Norway fell on the grave of Torina and Halvor Kvernum.
  • On 2009-06-24, the Geohash point for Tender, Denmark fell on the grave of Emma and Christian Carstensen of nearby Soholm.
  • On 2010-05-03, the hashpoint for Mannheim, Germany fell on the grave of Gertrud and Otto Ahl.
  • On 2010-05-31, the hashpoint for Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA fell on the grave of Sarah Ancelovitz.
  • On 2010-09-06, the hashpoint for München, Germany fell on the grave of Dr. Hans Adam and Mrs Theresia Adam.
  • On 2011-06-18, the hashpoint for Atlanta, Georgia, USA fell on the grave of Joseph Shaw, a veteran of the war of 1812.
  • On 2011-10-10, the hashpoint for Peoria, Illinois, USA fell on the grave of Gertrude Wenzel.
  • On 2012-06-25, the hashpoint for Zürich, Switzerland fell on the grave of Gertrud Schmidlin-Habermacher.
  • On 2012-11-23, the hashpoint for Mannheim, Germany fell on the graves of Jllya Forshtat, Berta Melnichenko and Valentina Matsyuk.
  • On 2015-04-14, the hashpoint for Munich, Germany fell on the grave of Rita & Icke Grosse.
  • On 2015-07-24, the hashpoint for Rovaniemi, Finland fell on the grave of Matti Juhani & Simo Joro.
  • On 2016-04-16, the hashpoint for Mannheim, Germany fell on the grave of Inge, Anne, Georg and Hermann Puder.
  • On 2017-06-29, the hashpoint for Kielce, Poland fell on the grave of Eugeniusz Ziaja.
  • On 2018-07-07, the hashpoint for Rotterdam, Netherlands fell on the grave of Wilhelmus, Johanna Maria, Johanna Maria Jr and Maria Elisabeth de Vries.
  • On 2018-09-11, the hashpoint for Kassel, Germany fell on the grave of Lina Kleinschmidt.
  • On 2019-02-25, the hashpoint for Kassel, Germany fell on the grave of family Schweinsberg.
  • On 2020-10-02, the hashpoint for Christchurch, New Zealand fell on the grave of the family Cholmondeley.

Honorable Mentions

  • On 2014-09-18, the hashpoint for Buffalo, New York, USA fell within 50 feet of the grave of Margaret J Stearns.