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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Central Asia's Gobi Desert. An archaeological site in that region -- within the Uighur Autonomous Region of China -- is where scientists discovered the world's oldest known marijuana. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from lead scientist, Dr. Ethan Russo whose research is published in the Journal of Experimental Botany.

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Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a remote northeastern province in Afghanistan that borders Pakistan to the east and the Hindu Kush Mountains to the south. The answer is Nuristan, where U.S. forces run a forward operating base. Christian Science Monitor journalist Dana Harmon is embedded with troops there. She tells anchor Marco Werman what it's like in this remote corner of the world.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the glamorous French Riviera resort city of Saint Tropez. Host Marco Werman speaks with Johanna Laurent of the Association Against Helicopter Noise, a group actively campaigning to limit the number of helicopters carrying celebrities to and from Saint Tropez.

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Geo answer: fifty miles

Fifty miles. That's about the distance separating the United States and Russia. And it's the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The World's David Leveille takes a look at an old proposal to link Siberia and mainland Alaska by tunnel.


Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we are asking for the name of a city in Canada that's been nicknamed "the capital of Google Earth." The answer is Nanaimo, British Columbia. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the city's chief technology officer, Per Kristensen.

Global Hit

Global Hit - Complaints Choirs

The World's Patrick Cox update us on a cultural phenomenon that began in Europe but has now gone global. People from Finland to Singapore are getting together to form "Complaints Choirs."



Is the butter tart the most Canadian of sweet treats? Not so fast


If something can be as American as apple pie, it can be as Canadian as butter tarts — right? The intensely sweet treat is a staple, and Ontario even runs butter tart tours. But British Columbia's Nanaimo bars have something to say about the butter tart's claim to supremacy.