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Interdisciplinary Clues
for March 29, 2013
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Mystery Class # 1

"Our country has an exclusive holiday of its own, when we feast and cheer, 'stuffing' ourselves silly each and every year."

 

Mystery Class #2

"In our country, a famed primate scientist studied this species of great ape and discovered that it makes tools and is omnivorous."

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Image: Wiki Commons: T. Lersch

Ape
Mystery Class #3

"Our national population is relatively small for an entire country, less than one million people total. In contrast, the number of volcanoes here is relatively high for a small country like ours, and there have been several eruptions in recent years."

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Image: Wiki Commons

Volcano
Mystery Class # 4

"Unusually old material that was found on our country's shores has some people thinking there's an ancient sunken continent beneath the ocean in this area."

 

Mystery Class # 5

"In our country, potatoes are one of the main staples of the diet; and Spanish is spoken as an official language."

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Potato
Mystery Class #6

"In this part of the world, representatives of many countries are present, but there is no 'country' here, and no passports are required to enter. The languages spoken here are as diverse as the countries who are present."

 

Mystery Class #7

"Thousands of life-size terracotta figures were discovered in our country, dating back to the third century B.C."

 

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Statue
Mystery Class #8

"The biodiversity of our country is one claim to fame because many of our plants and animals are, or were, endemic -- including a unique type of elephant which is now extinct."


Mystery Class #9

"Our country also includes over 500 islands along our coast, few of which are permanently inhabited by people. One of those islands is in this photo; look closely, the black spots on the island are birds, including puffins, guillemots, and a few razorbills and shags."


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Island
Mystery Class #10

"Our country's economy is among the 10 largest in the world in PPP terms, and it is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, and chemicals. Several countries use this coin as currency, but this one represents our country."


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Coin
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