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Close-up of the face and left wing of an Emmy Award.

You're looking at an award plated with gold.

Can you guess what it is?


Emmy award


Oscar award


Olympic medal


Kentucky Derby trophy

Nope. Try again!
You got it!

ANSWER: Emmy award

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Image Credits:

gold sheet mouflon, miniature sacrificial figurine, Spanish coins, © AMNH / Craig Chesek; Inca necklace, © AMNH / Denis Finnin; Eureka bar, © AMNH / Roderick Mickens; astronaut in space, © NASA; computer chip, © stock.xchng;