Every so often a mystery appears...
... and if you're a SearchResearcher, you have to ask What's going on here?
Of course, that led us to a tough Challenge last time. So THIS time, let's follow up with a somewhat simpler set of Challenges.
Here's what happened to prompt this week's Challenge...
As I was flying back to North America from southern Europe, I happened to look out the window when we were in the middle of the Atlantic.
Down below I saw a few islands glinting greenly on the sea. Really? What could be down there? It was kind of a surprise because it's often cloudy--but I spotted a few islands in the blue.
Here's where I was at--in the exact center of this image (not a photo, but a satellite composite from Google Earth). I could see islands below, but didn't know what they were. Unfortunately, the in-flight tracking system available to the passengers wasn't working on that flight.
I figured it out later, but I thought this would make a nice Challenge for today.
1. From this blue satellite image, can you figure out what island archipelago I was flying over?
2. After I found out what the islands are, I did a bit of reading and found that a favorite dish is cozido, which has an unusual method of cooking. What is that cooking method? Are there other countries that also cook with this unusual method?
3. This island group is pretty small, but the people are famous around the world. It might seem an obvious question, but where do most people from these islands live?
Have fun with these. It shouldn't take long, and I found the answers pretty surprising.
Be sure to let us know how you found out.