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The Mystery Christmas Dancers: 3, 4 & 5

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Hidden : 10/16/2016
3.5 out of 5
2 out of 5

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That iconic dance scene in A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS!

OK, there's Schroeder on the piano, Pig Pen on bass, Snoopy on guitar, Frieda (with the naturally curly red hair), Shermy (in green at the top), Violet (in green, under Shermy), Linus and Sally . So who are the remaining three, those famous wavy twins and the slouchy brush-cutted dude, whose dance styles have been admired and copied the world over? They are the siblings, "3," "5," and "4" (or it could be "4," 5" and "3"). In any case, the boy is "5" and the girls are "3" and "4".

"5" first appears September 30, 1963. He explains that he was named "5" by his dad, who was protesting society's increased use of numbers as a means of identification. His full name? "555-95472". (95472 was Charles Schulz's zip code at the time.) "5" was always a minor character in Peanuts, appearing on the baseball team from time to time, and eventually disappearing from the strip in the 1970's. His sisters, "3" and "4," first appear October 17, 1963. They disappear soon after their initial appearance and are not seen again in any Peanuts book until Fantagraphics issues The Complete Peanuts 1963-64 in 2007. The three of them were still making appearances in the strip when A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was being made.

HOW TO FIND THE CACHE The posted coordinates are fake. To find the true coordinates, we're going to closely examine the dance scene.

You'll see that we have a right triangle here. (3, 4 and 5 work as side lengths of a right triangle. They are not the side lengths here, but the names of our characters gave me the idea for this puzzle.)

As this IS a dance, after all, let's do this in steps:

STEP 1: If Angle ABC=64.86085605 degrees, what is Angle BCA?

STEP 2: If Angle BCA=40.45868268 degrees, what is Angle ABC?

STEP 3: "Do this don't do that! Can't you read the..."

The cache is a small lock 'n lock with room for the small logbook and a TB or two. Please replace as found.

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