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Question: Montevideo is the capital city of which South American country? Answer: Uruguay

Euro Tunnel connects which two countries?   France and England

Question: Which country is also called the Hellenic Republic?   Answer: Greece

Question: In Norway, a fjord is made up largely of what? Answer: : Water

Question: In which U.S. state would you find Mount Rushmore?   Answer: South Dakota   More information: Mount Rushmore is a massive sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, it was completed in 1941.

Question: What is the only city to connect two continents? Answer:  Istanbul More information: Istanbul has a population of 14 million and connects Asia and Europe!

What is the only sea on Earth with no coastline? Show Answer Answer: Sargasso Sea More information: The Sargasso Sea is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by four currents.

Question: What is the largest city to connect two continents? Answer: : Istanbul More information: Istanbul has a population of 14 million and connects Asia and Europe!

Question: What city is home to the world’s tallest Ferris Wheel? Answer: Las Vegas, and the 550-foot-tall High Roller. It has 28 glass-enclosed gondolas, each holding as many as 40 people who pay up to $35 each for the thrill. But the “world’s tallest” distinction won’t last long. Even taller Ferris Wheels are planned for …

Question: In which royal palace would you find the Hall of Mirrors? Answer: The Palace of Versailles

Question: To visit the world’s highest navigable lake, with what name, you would visit what country? Answer: Bolivia/Lake Titicaca

Question: Windermere is the largest … what… in England? Answer: Lake (six square miles)

Question: What river begins in a lake in Cooperstown, New York, and flows south into the Chesapeake Bay? Answer: Susquehanna

Question: How many Canadian Provinces border any of the five Great Lakes? Answer: Lake Ontario only.

Question: What’s unusual about the crabs in Fiji? Answer: The crabs in Fiji can climb trees.

Question: What is the most northerly capital city? Answer: The most northerly capital city of any country is Reykjavik, Iceland. Next most northerly is Helsinki, Finland.

Founded in 1609, and now the capital city of its state, what is the oldest city in America west of the Mississippi? Answer: Santa Fe, New Mexico

What is the tallest mountain in the world? At 8,850 meters (29,035 ft), Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world. In Nepali, Everest is called Sagarmatha or “Forehead of the Sky” and in Tibetan it is known as Qomolangma or “Mother of the Universe”. In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became …

What is the warmest ocean in the world? Answer: In the southern hemisphere, the winds are generally milder, but summer storms near Mauritius can be severe. When the monsoon winds change, cyclones sometimes strike the shores of the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The Indian Ocean is the warmest ocean in the world.

What razor-thin country accounts for more than half of the western coastline of South America? Answer: With a toothy coastline of 2,650 miles (4,265 km), Chile accounts for more than half of the western coastline of South America. This razor-thin country is wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, the Earth’s longest mountain range.

How many Canadian Provinces border any of the five Great Lakes? Answer: Lake Ontario only.

Which country is home to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay? Answer: Guantanamo Bay Naval Base is located on 45 square miles of land and water at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The base is on the shore of Guantanamo Bay at the southeastern end of Cuba. It is the oldest overseas U.S. Naval Base. Since …

Which U.S. Capital City is Closest to the Equator? Honolulu is the capital of the U.S. state of Hawaii and is located on the island of Oahu. Honolulu, Hawaii is located approximately 1474 miles from the equator, making it the closest U.S. state capital to the equator. Honolulu is both the westernmost and the southernmost …

Did you know: On January 4, 1896, Utah was the 45th state to be admitted to the Union?

Congratulations to Milton Pierce for knowing that a Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat of Ecuadorian origin. Watch our Facebook page for Travel Trivia and you can play too!

Did you know that Richmond International Airport has non-stop flights to Cancun and Rivera Maya to get you to fun in the sun even faster?

Did you know that in order to enter most countries with a U.S. passport, the expiration date must be at least more than six months away?

Did you know that there are no lifeguards aboard cruise ships? This encourages more family time in the pool and along the pool decks watching each other have a blast in the water and in the water parks with slides.

Compared to some popular domestic destinations, Europe is actually more affordable for many travelers given the weaker euro currency.

Compared to some popular domestic destinations, Europe is actually more affordable for many travelers given the weaker euro currency.

Did you know – there is a bonsai tree at the National Arboretum that survived the bombing of Hiroshima, which happened 70 years ago this month.  It was only located 1 mile from the site of the blast.  It was donated to the Arboretum in 1976.

What’s the most entrepreneurial country in the Caribbean? It’s Jamaica, according to the Approved Index, which examined entrepreneurship in more than 100 countries using findings from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Entrepreneurship is defined as the “percentage of an adult population who own (or co-own) a new business and has paid salaries or wages for at …

Disney World has become such a part of our popular culture it seems as if it’s been open forever, but the Magic Kingdom – the first of Disney’s Florida theme parks – opened to the public on October 1, 1971. After the success of Disney Land California, Walt Disney and his brother Roy began buying …

Nov. 9 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the iconic barrier that completely enclosed West Berlin from 1961 to 1989 and symbolized the height of Cold War tensions.

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