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11/07/2011 07:39 am ET | Updated Jan 07, 2012

'Where In The World Is Matt Lauer?': Skeleton Coast Is 2011 Day 1 Location (VIDEO)

Matt Lauer completely stumped his co-hosts on the first leg of his comeback tour.

Lauer was on the first day of his relaunched "Where In The World Is Matt Lauer?" feature, and, as usual, his location was a closely guarded secret. The only hint his fellow anchors — and the viewers — got was this clue, given on Friday: "It conjures up thoughts of a child's worst fright, but there are no people to scare in this skier's delight."

Ann Curry and Natalie Morales were baffled, because, while they thought the "skier" part meant Lauer would be in some chilly climate, he was clearly in a desert on Monday. In fact, Lauer revealed that he was speaking to the world from the Skeleton Coast in the southwestern African country Namibia. To prove the worthiness of his clue, he promptly skied down a sand dune.

"It is like something out of a movie," he said.

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