It was a close up of a stain on a carpet!

This is a photograph of something we found at Discovery Headquarters.

Can you guess what it is?

Put your guess in the Comments section now and find out on Wednesday if you’re right!

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135 comments… add one

  • gage September 30, 2013, 5:32 pm

    I think they are Viking ships

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    • kaitlyn October 22, 2013, 9:11 pm

      it looks like carpet up close with a spill or something……….i hope

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  • Grace September 30, 2013, 6:00 pm

    Yay! First comment!
    Anyway I think it might be a bat wing or something..

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  • Adriana September 30, 2013, 6:01 pm

    dried up coral or dried up soil.

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  • isaac September 30, 2013, 6:02 pm

    Morgan says camel

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  • Grace AND Ben September 30, 2013, 6:11 pm

    HI WE THINK ITS PIE HEHEHEHEH OR PIZZA OR A DIFFERENT FOOD BYE

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    • Logan October 14, 2013, 9:02 pm

      are you just joking?please tell me you are. -_-

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  • phillip September 30, 2013, 6:21 pm

    a ant farm

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  • Pinker September 30, 2013, 6:37 pm

    I think it might be a bee or ant nest…

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  • Jon September 30, 2013, 6:54 pm

    I think it’s a sponge or maybe some kind animal hair

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  • Angelika September 30, 2013, 7:00 pm

    It looks like snake skin!

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  • Bella September 30, 2013, 7:15 pm

    Trees

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  • Devin September 30, 2013, 7:20 pm

    I think it is mossy, green, petrified wood.

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  • Aly September 30, 2013, 7:32 pm

    I think this is snake skin or some sort of microorganism!

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  • angelica September 30, 2013, 7:46 pm

    My Guess is a Pre-Historic painting on a wall

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  • Avery September 30, 2013, 8:17 pm

    I hope I get semi close to what it is but is it a dead leaf? Or is it foot/ hoof prints? Maybe it’s a frog! Well I don’t have any more guesses!

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  • tadonya September 30, 2013, 8:36 pm

    i think that it is part of the moon

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  • Grace September 30, 2013, 8:39 pm

    I think its an ant hill!

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  • Ethan September 30, 2013, 9:02 pm

    i think it is a planet surface.

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  • Kate September 30, 2013, 9:10 pm

    a tree with a weird pattern or something??????

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  • Dylan September 30, 2013, 9:50 pm

    I think it’s snake skin

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  • Karoline September 30, 2013, 10:03 pm

    I think that this mystery photo is showing a little bit of a snakeskin. I believe once they show the full picture, it will be a picture some sort of snake.

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  • Corrie September 30, 2013, 10:04 pm

    I think it might be a shawdow

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  • Kael September 30, 2013, 10:08 pm

    Maybe a close up picture of the moon

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  • Sophie September 30, 2013, 10:13 pm

    I think it might be like ants in an ant farm or something, if not I would go with bats

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  • Clarissa September 30, 2013, 10:19 pm

    Rattlesnake skin?

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  • Jane September 30, 2013, 10:57 pm

    I think it is dust

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  • Katie September 30, 2013, 11:17 pm

    Its a snake skin close up.

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  • Mckinley September 30, 2013, 11:34 pm

    I think it is a snake skin or a snake.

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  • Caleb September 30, 2013, 11:56 pm

    snake skin

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  • Sade October 1, 2013, 12:21 am

    I think its some sort of rock or stone. It’s very bumpy and looks like a sediment rock.

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  • victoria October 1, 2013, 12:22 am

    i think is a cheetah print up close.

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  • Shrinidhi October 1, 2013, 1:02 am

    Is it a fossil

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  • Cherub October 1, 2013, 1:10 am

    Insulation?

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  • Sam October 1, 2013, 1:23 am

    I think it is a cave drawing

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  • dylan October 1, 2013, 2:12 am

    same here hay grace

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  • Corrie October 1, 2013, 2:24 am

    I think it might be a shadow or something like that. Or I think it might be the top of a cave

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  • Keerthana October 1, 2013, 2:25 am

    Yay! Second comment!
    Anyways i think it might be a painting…

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  • Alex October 1, 2013, 2:43 am

    A dog

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  • Sophie October 1, 2013, 2:46 am

    i think it is a picture of a ground, but with a drawing on it. A drawing of 2 ducks?

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  • Robert October 1, 2013, 2:55 am

    It looks like a dirty sponge to me.

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  • staci October 1, 2013, 3:17 am

    a cave painting

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  • Jeanette Edelstein October 1, 2013, 6:09 am

    Great guesses here. Snakeskin is obviously in the lead for number of guesses. Hope you can tune in on Wednesday to find out the answer! Keep the guesses coming….

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  • maria October 1, 2013, 12:49 pm

    i think it’s two dragons

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  • Michael October 1, 2013, 1:22 pm

    A rock

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  • Anna October 1, 2013, 1:58 pm

    Bat wing possibly? No a chemical explosion!

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  • Gabriella October 1, 2013, 2:01 pm

    An asteroid zoomed in?

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  • Derpboy & Derpgirl October 1, 2013, 2:03 pm

    either a ant hill, something dried up (like coral or sponge), or moss.

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  • Jordan October 1, 2013, 2:04 pm

    I think it is just a shadow of the clouds. or posably some leaves.( I know I have bad spelling):)

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  • Sam October 1, 2013, 2:18 pm

    I think that it is a shadow of two ducks. The shadow is probably cast in a shallow creek, stream, or riverbed.

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  • Asa October 1, 2013, 2:51 pm

    I think it is a peice of wood with weird markings on it. I really don’t know. Thats my best Idea

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  • Joey October 1, 2013, 3:04 pm

    An aerial picture of land, maybe ponds also.

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  • Jo October 1, 2013, 3:07 pm

    Maybe a sponge?

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  • jeffrey October 1, 2013, 3:14 pm

    fossil

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  • Christian October 1, 2013, 3:15 pm

    It looks sorta like a picture… of a picture of a picture of a picture of a picture of a picture of a picture of a picture of a KITTYCAT!!!!!!

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  • Rachel October 1, 2013, 3:23 pm

    I think it’s a carving from when the cavemen and indians walked the Earth long ago. If your a blogger on here and your reading this right now, you will be seeing a lot of my blogs! So I will be blogging in my free time after NWEA and MEAP. Thank You so much if you read my blogs and like them! Also, you can reply to my blogs and maybe if I’m on here we can chat! But there will be no meeting in person! THANKS FOR READING!!!!

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  • Crystal October 1, 2013, 3:34 pm

    I think it’s a snake skin

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  • Ryan October 1, 2013, 3:35 pm

    i think it is a Viking ships

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  • Mia October 1, 2013, 3:38 pm

    I think that it is a shadow of something.

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  • jane October 1, 2013, 3:39 pm

    i think its is cheetah fur. :)

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  • bob October 1, 2013, 3:40 pm

    I think it is coral

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  • Olivia October 1, 2013, 3:40 pm

    I think it’s mold.

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  • Shelby October 1, 2013, 3:42 pm

    I think it’s a flying horse.

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  • Brooklyn October 1, 2013, 3:43 pm

    I think it is coral

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  • Mackenzie October 1, 2013, 3:45 pm

    I think that it might be a cave wall, a rock, or maybe a shadow of something.

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  • Morgan October 1, 2013, 3:48 pm

    I think its a cave wall or a coral reef

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  • Ryun October 1, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Wall painting

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  • Joseph October 1, 2013, 4:41 pm

    its a cave

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  • Anne October 1, 2013, 4:48 pm

    snake skin

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  • Nathan October 1, 2013, 4:51 pm

    I think its snake skin! I’m right give me my cookie!

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  • Max October 1, 2013, 4:53 pm

    Lungs up close

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  • collin October 1, 2013, 5:02 pm

    its a pterodactyl and tysaratops

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  • Sophia October 1, 2013, 5:03 pm

    I thiink it is a sentor or something that lives in the ocean. A sentor is half human and half horse(but I doubt the pictue is a sentor because its just a mith). It looks really cool and interesting.

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  • Aubrey October 1, 2013, 5:21 pm

    I kind of looks like a cave wall or a snake skin

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  • Sarah October 1, 2013, 5:35 pm

    I think it is an old rock.

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  • gabriel October 1, 2013, 5:40 pm

    snake body

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  • Chucky October 1, 2013, 6:09 pm

    Snake skin

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  • Matthew October 1, 2013, 6:10 pm

    I think it is dried up soil with water dripping on it in two spots.

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  • Abigail October 1, 2013, 6:10 pm

    I think it is either snake skin or carpet.

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  • Ashanti October 1, 2013, 6:18 pm

    I think it is dirt but when they took the picture they took it up close

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  • Kyndell October 1, 2013, 6:19 pm

    I think it is a fossil or carved rocks

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  • Toree October 1, 2013, 6:20 pm

    I think it’s snake skin

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  • Ysenia October 1, 2013, 6:32 pm

    I think it is the surface of a rock.

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  • aidan October 1, 2013, 6:58 pm

    I think it is snake scales under a microscope

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  • Abby October 1, 2013, 7:04 pm

    I think that it’s snake skin under a microscope.

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  • delaney October 1, 2013, 8:33 pm

    2 Boats in the water with mountians sourding it.

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  • delaney October 1, 2013, 8:35 pm

    Ducks on a pond.

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  • Ryan October 1, 2013, 9:16 pm

    It’s a picture of ancient wall writing from prehistoric times.

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  • Jacob October 1, 2013, 9:32 pm

    I think it’s 2 dinosurs fighting

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  • Abby October 1, 2013, 10:21 pm

    I thought it looked like fossills

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  • Liz October 1, 2013, 10:24 pm

    I think it is a cave drawing

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  • Micah October 1, 2013, 10:42 pm

    I think it is a bat or a cave drawing. by Native Americans or a mineral of sorts

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  • Alessandro October 1, 2013, 11:08 pm

    Rock!!!!

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  • Kendra October 1, 2013, 11:18 pm

    I think it’s carpet or a rug or a lizard or something in shape of a lizard of some sort.

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  • Aaron October 1, 2013, 11:19 pm

    pictograph

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  • Elizabeth October 1, 2013, 11:27 pm

    I think it could possibly be maybe an ancient drawing where the didn’t have pencils and wrote on rock or it could be fur with weird markings.

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  • Zaynab October 1, 2013, 11:50 pm

    I think it’s the inside of a beehive or snake skin up close……..

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  • Alissia October 2, 2013, 12:11 am

    dragon or a horse

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  • Blake October 2, 2013, 12:22 am

    I think that it is lizard skin, snake skin, or a stain in a carpet.

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  • Reagan October 2, 2013, 12:42 am

    I’m betting on a blanket. anyone with me? comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Reagan October 2, 2013, 12:45 am

    Wait, Wait! Look up close! its a CARPET!

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  • kai October 2, 2013, 1:10 am

    i think its a swarm of locust

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  • Asia October 2, 2013, 2:00 am

    I think it is a snake because it has a scaly-looking texture and pattern.

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  • AJandKatara October 2, 2013, 3:33 am

    I think it kind of looks like granite or some sort of decorative rock, maybe like a countertop?

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  • AJandKatara October 2, 2013, 3:34 am

    I think it kinda looks like granite or some sort of other decorative rock, maybe a close up picture of a countertop?

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  • Gavin October 2, 2013, 3:50 am

    Sand

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  • ashley October 2, 2013, 12:52 pm

    snake skin

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  • Liza October 2, 2013, 3:56 pm

    I think the two \dark\ spots look like ducks, so i guess this would a fossil?

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  • tbare03 October 2, 2013, 5:23 pm

    It LOOKS like a type of snake scales.

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  • Jonah October 2, 2013, 5:24 pm

    A blurred photo of a duck

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  • Jeanette Edelstein October 2, 2013, 5:41 pm

    Hi everyone. The mystery has been solved! If you watched the Virtual Field Trip to Discovery Headquarters live, you already know the answer. If you missed it, you can watch an archive of this Virtual Field Trip and others at http://www.discoveryeducation.com/live. Thanks for all your guesses and see you for the next mystery!

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  • Robert October 2, 2013, 8:44 pm

    I think it’s a caveman painting

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  • Van October 2, 2013, 10:23 pm

    A piece of Mercury

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  • Lillian October 3, 2013, 1:37 am

    Ducks and or or swons

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  • Felicity October 3, 2013, 11:55 am

    I think it’s a picture of dragons.

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  • Noora October 3, 2013, 5:46 pm

    I think it looks like a dragon on a boat!!! Hope I’m right

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  • cole October 3, 2013, 7:39 pm

    looks like pegusus

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  • Josiah October 3, 2013, 8:24 pm

    Fossil.

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  • ethan October 3, 2013, 8:56 pm

    It looks like bushes at night

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  • Fenwick October 3, 2013, 10:43 pm

    gasoline

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  • Ethan October 5, 2013, 12:10 pm

    I think it is a carpet stain zoomed in. The reason is that you can see the brown, which is the usual color of a carpet. Then the blackish color which would be Coke or Dr.Pepper or what have you

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  • Anna October 5, 2013, 7:18 pm

    I think it’s a torn bee hive.
    I’m correct !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Priyanka October 7, 2013, 2:13 am

    I think it is a cup of coffe or a drink possibly food
    it is most likely a drink

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  • Eris October 7, 2013, 11:39 pm

    I think it is a stain on a carpet closeup

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  • Adam October 8, 2013, 12:37 pm

    Part of it looks like Asia

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  • awesome guy October 9, 2013, 1:28 am

    it looks like 2 doves

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  • lola October 9, 2013, 6:50 pm

    Oh wow. Nobody guessed it?

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    • Jeanette Edelstein October 9, 2013, 7:35 pm

      Hi Lola. Actually, Abigail, Blake, and Reagan all guessed it right, before the virtual field trip!

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  • M October 9, 2013, 8:24 pm

    I’m with gage I think their Viking ships

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  • nautica October 10, 2013, 3:01 pm

    it looks likewords to me

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  • Jakob October 11, 2013, 8:30 pm

    I think it is a Swan.

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  • Abbye October 13, 2013, 6:45 pm

    Because it is brown and it looks like it has particles, I think it is dust or soil.

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  • Logan October 14, 2013, 9:00 pm

    Wait,the answer is a stained CARPET?!?!

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  • Jeanette Edelstein October 14, 2013, 10:02 pm

    Yes, it’s true, Logan: it was a picture of a stained carpet. The community’s guesses were so much more interesting, huh!?!

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  • gaby October 22, 2013, 12:38 am

    r u sure that is a carpet

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