Where can you find the natural gas pit called the “Gates of Hell”?
In 1971, a group of Soviet geologists drilled through an oil field they discovered in Turkmenistan. However, the oil field was a cavernous pocket of natural gas that could not support the weight of the drilling equipment. The flare lit to get rid of the excess natural gas has been burning for more than half a century.
Also known as tögrög, the Mongolian was historically divided into 100 möngö. At present, the lowest denomination is the 10-tögrög note and the highest denomination is the 20,000-tögrög note. Its initial value was equal to one Soviet ruble. It replaced the
Also called the Five-starred Red Flag, the flag of China has one large star surrounded by four smaller ones on a red background. According to the original description by Zeng, the large star represents the Communist Party of China. The four smaller stars represent the four social classes of China.
The newer name of Saigon commemorates the first leader of North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, a Vietnamese politician and revolutionary. Ho Chi Minh is the combination of a common Vietnamese surname (H?) and given name Chí Minh. In Sino-Vietnamese, Chí Minh means
Bayern München is the football club of which country?
One of the most successful clubs in German football history, Bayern München was founded in 1900. The club won its first national championship in 1932. However, with Nazism on the rise, the club's development came to an abrupt halt; it rose to fame again a
Which language, apart from English, is the official Canadian language?
In the 1500s, Canada was a colony of New France. After the Seven Years' War, it became a British colony. This is why the Canadian government recognizes the languages of both the colonizers, France and England, as the official language.
The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is historically a part of the county of Midlothian. It has been the capital of Scotland since almost the 15th century. It is where the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament, and the supreme courts of Scotland are situated.
Which natural wonder of the world is disappearing?
Pollution, climate change, and fishing have been some of the primary threats against the Great Barrier Reef. Shipping accidents and oil spills have also threated the structure of the reef. According to a study conducted by the National Academy of Sciences, the Great Barrier Reef has been observed to have lost more than half of its corals.
The Buckingham Palace, the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the UK, was originally known as Buckingham House. Earlier, it was a large townhouse constructed for the Duke of Buckingham in 1701. In 1761, King George III acquired it as a private residence for Queen Charlotte.
The Pope is under the protection of a small force of soldiers from which country?
The Pontifical Swiss Guard at the Vatican comprises top ex-Swiss soldiers. One of the oldest standing military units in the world, it is nearly 500 years old. It was officially founded on 22nd January 1506 by Pope Julius II. The Pontification Swiss Guard is also the smallest army, with 110 to 125 soldiers serving at a time.
Stratus clouds are flat sheets of clouds; their appearance can indicate an overcast day or steady rain. Cumulus clouds, on the other hand, appear at multiple levels of the homosphere, but mostly at the lower level. These are fluffy clouds that look like cotton puffs. Cirrus are high, feathery clouds, and they appear in the highest levels of the homosphere.
Kung fu is a loanword from Mandarin and Cantonese. The compound word is composed of the Chinese word "g?ng" which means work, achievement, or merit in English. While "f?" is a particle or nominal suffix with diverse meanings. Kung Fu refers to skils acquired by learning or practice and includes several hundreds of fighting styles.
The planet _______ has moons named after Shakespeare’s characters.
Uranus has 27 known moons; most of which are named after the characters mentioned in the works of Alexander Pope and William Shakespeare. The moons are divided into three groups: nine irregular moons, five major moons, and thirteen inner moons. Some of the names include Francisco, Ferdinand, Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Rosalind, Margaret, Perdita, and Cupid.
Which planet in our solar system is not named after a Roman god or goddess?
The name Earth was derived from a combination of old Germanic and English words. It comes from 'eor(th)e/ertha' and 'erde,' which means ground, land, or soil. It is associated with Terra Mater or Goddess Gaea. According to mythology, she was the first goddess on Earth. It is still unknown who named the planet.
Which country has Sinhala and Tamil as their official language?
Sinhalese is the native language of nearly 16 million people in Sri Lanka. It is the second language of an additional 4 million people. Sinhalese belongs to the Indo-European language family and has descended from ancient Indian Brahmi writing. Some parts of the language have also been borrowed from English, Dutch, Portuguese, and Tamil.
In which country do drivers drive on the right side of the road?
Canada recently changed to left-side driving so that Americans crossing the border could manage driving. The practice of driving on the right side of the road began in the United States and France. Teamsters used to ride in wagons pulled by horses. They used to keep their right hand free so that they could keep clear of oncoming wheels.
Initially, the Munich Oktoberfest used to take place for 16 days until the first Sunday in October. After the German reunification in 1994, this schedule was changed. The festival now goes on for 17 days when the first Sunday is 2nd October and 18 days when the first Sunday is on 1st October.
Which is the most expensive property in the game of Monopoly?
In the standard version of Monopoly, the most expensive properties are usually on the right side of the GO square at the end of the board. Boardwalk is the most expensive at $400. It is followed by Park Place ($350), Pennsylvania Avenue ($320), Pacific Avenue ($300), and North Carolina Avenue ($300).
Manila was founded by the Spanish conquistador Miquel Lopez de Legazpi on 24th June 1571. Several Philippines firsts began in Manila, like the first university, light station, lighthouse tower, plumbing system, hotels, electricity supply, oceanarium, stock exchange, and flyovers.
Which among these is the smallest country in the world?
Also known as Vatican City state, the country is surrounded by Rome in Italy. The name is derived from Vatican Hill, the actual geographic location of the state. Its economy is unique as the country sustains with the sale of postage stamps, souvenirs, admission fees to museums, and sale of publications.
Located on Honshu, Mount Fuji is the highest volcano in Japan. It last erupted in 1707-1708 and is considered to be one of the three holy mountains of Japan. The mountain is a well-known symbol in the culture of Japan.
A group of kangaroos is also known as troop or herd. Whereas, a group of tree kangaroos (usually found along the tropical rainforests of New Guinea and far northeastern Queensland) is referred to as colony.
South Africa is one of the only few countries to have three capitals. It divides its governmental powers among three of its cities: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Pretoria. Pretoria is the administrative capital while Cape Town is the legislative capital and Bloemfontein is considered the judicial capital.
Who narrated the first two seasons of Thomas the Tank Engine?
Ringo Starr or Sir Richard Starkey narrated the first two series of Thomas the Tank Engine from 1984 to 1990. He also played the role of Mr. Conductor on Shining Time Station from 1989 to 1990. Starr also made appearances in The Simpsons, too.
To what did the country of Ceylon change its name in 1972?
During the British colonial rule, Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. When Great Britain captured the coastal areas of the island, they began calling it Ceylon. By 1815, the entire island was under British rule with the occupation of Kandy in the second Kandyan War. The country adopted its present name in 1972.
To which constellation does the star Betelgeuse belong?
One of the most prominent constellations on the celestial equator, Orion can be seen throughout the world. It has two of the brightest stars, the blue-white Rigel, also known as Beta Orionis, and the red Betelgeuse, also known as Alpha Orionis. These two stars are supergiants, the most massive and luminous stars in the galaxy.
Who framed Roger Rabbit in the 1988 live-action film?
Roger Rabbit was created by author Gary K. Wolf. He created the character for his novel "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" in 1981. The plot follows Roger Rabbit who wants to know why his employers have backtracked on their decision to give him his strip. He hires a private detective, Eddie Valiant, to investigate this.
Ganymede, the largest moon in our solar system, belongs to which planet?
Discovered by Galileo Galilei, Ganymede is the ninth largest object in the Solar System. The name is derived from the mythological cupbearer of the Greek gods, Ganymede. There have been multiple spacecraft and probe explorations of Ganymede, including Pioneer 10, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, and Galileo.
The Sahara Desert nearly covers the northern part of the African continent, stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest hot and non-polar desert in the world. According to historical records, the Sahara has been one of the very first African regions to have been farmed.
Which country’s national flag is not square or rectangular?
Adopted on 16th December 1962, Nepal's flag is the only non-quadrilateral flag. It is the state and civil flag of the country. The flag was designed by combining two single pennants or pennons, flags that are larger at the hoist than at the fly. The crimson red of the flag represents bravery while the blue border represents peace.
Armstrong received the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin by President Richard Nixon. Armstong also received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor from President Jimmy Carter in 1978.
Which among these is the main ingredient used to make guacamole?
The name guacamole is derived from an Aztec dialect; the literal translation means avocado sauce. Guacamole is traditionally made from mashed ripe avocados and sea salt. However, some also add lime juice, cilantro, and jalapenos. Modern recipes may also require peas, basil, tomatoes, and sour cream.
What is the total number of items in a bakers dozen?
There are multiple theories about why a baker's dozen includes 13 items. The most common theory is based on a medieval England rule that declared strict punishment to bakers who were found cheating by charging high prices for undersized loaves. To avoid this penalty, bakers used to throw in an extra loaf or two in a dozen.
Also known as Huang He, the Yellow River is the second-longest river in China and the sixth-longest river in the world. It originates in the Bayar Har mountains, which is situated in the Qinghai province of China. Early Chinese literature referred to the river with a simple Chinese character that means "river" in modern language.
Which planet in our solar system rotates clockwise?
Venus has retrograde rotations, unlike the other planets in our solar system. It spins counter to the rotation of the Sun. One of the earliest theories state that Venus used to originally rotate counter-clockwise. However, it may have been hit by a massive object or planet that reversed its rotations.
Type O- can be given to people with any blood type. However, it is quite rare to find this blood type. About 1 in 15 persons is found to have this blood type. Although it is a universal donor, O- blood type can only receive O- blood, and no other type.
The Sargasso Sea has been formed by four currents in the North Atlantic Ocean. These current form an ocean gyre, a large system of circulating ocean currents. As a result, it has no land boundaries or coastline.
When does winter start in the Southern Hemisphere?
In the Southern Hemisphere, winter generally starts from June 21 and lasts until September 21. Meanwhile, summers start from December 22 and go on until March 20. In the Northern Hemisphere, summer starts from the summer solstice (June 21) and goes on until autumnal equinox (September 21).
Istanbul, earlier known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is close to the Bosporus strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. This strait separates Asia and Europe. The name Byzantium was given by the Megarian colonists in 660 BCE.
Where does bubble tea believed to have originated from?
Bubble tea is also known as pearl milk tea, boba, or bubble milk tea. It was originally invented around the 1980s in Taichung and Tainan. The traditional recipe calls for tea of any kind, flavors of milk, and sugar. The toppings include chewy tapioca balls (pearls or boba), fruit jelly, popping boba, agar jelly, and grass jelly.
The term camel is reportedly derived from Latin and Greek. Their unique physical traits let them survive in harsh climates. Camels have large flat feet covered in thick protective pads that prevent burns. Their feet also prevent them from sinking into the sand.
Origami in Japanse means folding (ori) and paper (kami, which changes to gami). The first mention of origami in Japan was a reference to paper models in a poem written by Japanese poet and creator Ihara Saikaku in 1680. The poem talks about a traditional butterfly design used for Shinto weddings.
Which European city was believed to be built on seven hills?
The seven hills on which Rome was believed to be built are the Aventine Hill, Capitoline Hill, Caelian Hill, Palatine Hill, Esquiline Hill, Viminal Hill, and Quirinal Hill. The original Roman settlements developed on the hills that faced a ford alongside the Tiber Island.
Which canal connects the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean
It is believed that Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first European to have discovered that the Isthmus of Panama separated the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans in 1513. In 1534, an order was given by Charles V to conduct a survey to determine whether a waterway can be built to link the two oceans.
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With the 99th Precinct watching the streets of New York, no criminals can escape! Isn’t it “noice” to have such great detectives battling all sorts of trouble in their uniquely witty way? If you have guffawed at Holt’s deadpan expression or admired how tough Rosa is, or say “cool, cool, cool, cool” every time you are anxious, then take this quiz and find out how well you know Brooklyn Nine-Nine. So, ready, set, NINE-NINE!
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America is a land of diversity and the second largest democracy in the world. The great nation plays host to various cultural groups and is home to some of the most iconic landmarks and locations in the world. But just how well do you know the history of your country? Take this quiz to find out if you can answer all 45 questions correctly.
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For 8 years now, Game of Thrones has held our attention and had us hold our breath. From Daenerys Targaryen's dragons to Joffrey Baratheon's cruelty; from the honorable Ned Stark to the morally challenged Cersei Lannister; from swashbuckling Oberyn Martell to the naïve Jon Snow, the series' twists and turns have left us riveted. As we await the next episode of the eighth season with bated breath, take this quiz to see if your attention to detail is as intricate as Sansa Stark's wedding gown or as sloppy as the intern who left the Starbucks cup in full view. (Spoilers ahead)