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Blast. I was considering both history and geography for my last answer, as it clearly had to be one of those two, and I chose history based on the "fungible" property. But evidently geography is fungible as well.
2) Edible? No.
1) Material? Yes.
0) Animal, vegetable, or mineral? All.
The answer to "Can I eat it?" is based on assumptions on circumstances and person.
For particular reasons, I'm willing to answer the "animal, vegetable, or mineral" precursing question (which should not be taken as an precedent):
In certain respects it is animal, in certain respects it is vegetable, and in certain respects it is mineral.