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Question for Oct 01: Which is the only continent without a
Question for Oct 02: What is the capital of Laos -- in French?
Answer: Vientiane; Viangchan
Question for Oct 03: Name the smallest island shared by two
Answer: Saint Martin / Sint Maarten
Question for Oct 04: The Straits of Gibraltar connect the
Atlantic to what body of water?
Answer: The Mediterranean
Question for Oct 05: Name the highest peak in Canada.
Answer: Mt Logan, in the Yukon, 5959 meters, 19,551 feet.
Question for Oct 06: Most of Reykjavik, Iceland, is heated by
an abundant supply of what?
Answer: Geo-Thermal Energy in the form of Hot Springs.
Question for Oct 07: What country has the largest number of
the world's active volcanoes?
Answer: Indonesia has 10% of the world's active volcanoes
Question for Oct 08: Which U.S. state has the longest
Answer: Alaska (then Florida, California, Hawai'i)
Question for Oct 09: Where and when were practical windmills
Answer: Iran, 7th Century AD
Question for Oct 10: in which country are you likely to be
greeted by people sticking their tongues out at you?
Question for Oct 11: What's the biggest airport (in area) in
the world? In the US?
Answer: Saudi Arabia, King Fahd International, about 300 square miles; Denver
International, 53 square miles
Question for Oct 12: What common breakfast food was named for a
Roman goddess whose statues sit atop the Missouri and Vermont Capitals?
Answer: Cereal, names for Ceres, the goddess of fruit and grains
Question for Oct 13: In which country did the Greek philosopher
Pythagoras learn the Pythagorean theorem?
Question for Oct 14: The White Sea borders the Arctic Ocean and
one country. Name the country.
Question for Oct 15: The Greek national anthem is notable for
Answer: It's the longest national anthem by length of text -- 158 stanzas.
Question for Oct 16: In which country can you find a monument
showing a cow climbing a flagpole?
Answer: Latvia, in the town of Venspils, "The Curious Cow".
Question for Oct 17: What is the approximate median age of the
world's population (half older, half younger)?
Answer: 28.4 years
Question for Oct 18: Name the world's two busiest airports,
one by passenger traffic and one by aircraft arrivals and departures?
Answer: One airport is both: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Question for Oct 19: What is the world's 3rd tallest mountain,
following Everest and K2?
Question for Oct 20: How many earthquakes of magnitude 7 and
above occur on average each year?
Answer: 18, one of which is 8 or higher
Question< for Oct 21: What gas is most prevalent in the Earth's
Question for Oct 22: What is the one Central American country
where you cannot swim in the Caribbean?
Answer: El Salvador
Question for Oct 23: After English, what are the next three
most widely spoken languages of India?
Answer: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu
Question for Oct 24: After English and French, what are the
three next most widely spoken languages of Canada?
Answer: According to Statcan, they are Chinese, Italian, and German
Question for Oct 25: The Country of Namibia was fermerly known
Answer: Southwest Africa, and before that German Southwest Africa
Question for Oct 26: Where is the Arafura Sea?
Answer: Between Australia and Indonesia
Question for Oct 27: The US is the leading producer of
genetically-modified crops. What countries come next?
Answer: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, China
Question for Oct 28: Crater Lake National Park is in which US
Question for Oct 29: The GUM department store is found in which
Answer: Moscow, near Red Square
Question for Oct 30: Which is the only city in the world to
have an independent country within its boundaries?
Answer: Rome (Vatican City)
Question for Oct 31: What European country still has territory
in South America?
Answer: France -- French Guiana