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Cycling the World

We're trying to track down Somen Debnath in the Geo Quiz. He's traveling around the world on bicycle to raise awareness of AIDS and Indian culture. Back in 2004 he headed off on his bicycle. By his own count, he's visited 60 countries - where is he now?

Arts, Culture & Media

Captain Morgan's cannons

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.

Conflict & Justice

Auctioning off narco bling

Jewelry, helicopters and wines are all up for grabs in the Geo Quiz. The luxury goods are being auctioned off in the city that we want you to name. The auction features some of what Mexico's police force has seized from drug traffickers over the years.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's geoquiz we were looking for the Baltic country that declared its independence twice in the 20th century, first from the Russian Empire, and then from the Soviet Union. That country is Latvia. And it's celebrating its National Day today. The World's David Leveille has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Armenia, where an international team of archaeologists has discovered what's believed to be the oldest leather shoe ever found. The World's David Leveille reports.

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Scottish Highlands, where "phone boxes" -- what we call public phone booths -- are in danger of becoming a thing of the past - but not without a fight.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the names of two countries. These countries are on different continents... literally oceans apart. But they're closer than you think when it comes to cooking. We're talking about India and Brazil. Some Chicago chefs have been combining the two countries' culinary traditions, as The World's David Leveille has more.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for a bridge in Germany where the US and the Soviet Union once swapped their captured secret agents. The World's David Leveille tells us more about this Cold War 'bridge of spies.'

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Croatia. The country is known for its many deep caves, including one called Velebita that has the steepest vertical underground drop of any known cave in the world. The World's David Leveille profiles two members of the Croatian Mountaineering and Caving Club who helped discover it.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northern Swedish village of Harads, 18 miles south of the Arctic Circle. It's home to the new Tree Hotel, designed to provide guests with a close encounter with nature. The World's David Leveille has details.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asked listeners to name the U.S. location of the "Knife Throwers' Hall of Fame." The answer is Austin, Texas, as The World's David Leveille explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The two islands - one American and one Russian - in the middle of the Bering Strait, are the Big and Little Diomede Islands. The World's David Leveille follows up on a recent Geo Quiz about the distance between the US and Russia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz & answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Hong Kong. The city is the site of an eclectic restaurant that's featuring something new on the menu -- synthetic meals prepared using techniques of "molecular gastronomy." The World's David Leveille explains.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo Quiz and answer

For our Geo Quiz, quiz, we're looking for a rocky archipelago off Norway's northwest coast. The answer is Lofoten, where marine biologist Hieke Vester studies and records communication among marine mammals. The World's David Leveille has the story.

Sports

Cycling the World

We're trying to track down Somen Debnath in the Geo Quiz. He's traveling around the world on bicycle to raise awareness of AIDS and Indian culture. Back in 2004 he headed off on his bicycle. By his own count, he's visited 60 countries - where is he now?

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: Tempelhof airport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tempelhof Airport. The World's David Leveille reports that Berlin's city officials want to close the airport down. But supporters say it should stay open, in honor of its role during the historic Berlin Airport in 1948 and 1949.