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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Bodies of Water
Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean's deepest point is at the Marianas trench, 36,198 feet (11,033 m). It is so deep, Mt. Everest could be placed within it and still have 6,000 feet to spare! If you enjoyed this quiz you might want to try my quizzes on islands, isthmi and/or straits of the world...good luck!
Lake Michigan. Both Lake Erie and Lake Superior are partially in Canada. The Great Salt Lake is in Utah, but is smaller than Lake Michigan, which is surrounded by Michigan and Wisconsin. I love flying over that lake at night, you can see the outlines of Chicago and Milwaukee quite vividly on a clear day!
Angel Falls. Angel falls is located in Venezuela, and is 3,281 feet (1,000 m) tall.
All are man-made lakes. The three lakes mentioned were created by dams. Powell is in southern Utah, with a bottom tip stretching into Arizona. Lake Mead is in Nevada. Lake Nassar is in Egypt and is named for Gamal Nasser who was president when the lake was built.
Gulf of Mexico. It seems strange, since it covers the entire bottom portion of Texas and defines its border with Mexico, but it does extend all the way to the Gulf of Mexico!
Russia. All 3 can be found entirely in Russia, but in the Asian portion. The longest river in the European portion of Russia is the Volga (also the longest river in Europe!)
Atlantic Ocean. It is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, and it's not so icy as the name might lead you to believe!
Nile River. The Amazon is the longest river in South America, Mississippi in North America, and Yangtze in Asia. The Nile is the longest in Africa and the world.
Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca has an area of 3,200 sq. miles. Lake Maracaibo has a total surface area of 5,217 sq. miles, but is not technically a lake. Rather, it is a bay.
Caspian Sea. The Caspian sea is actually considered a lake, not a sea, despite its name. It is called a sea because the Romans called it 'mare Caspium' (or salty lake).
|True or False: You could stand two Empire State buildings on top of one another and they would equal the depth of the deepest lake?||Useless Facts About Water
False . Actually it would take four (1637 meters)
|True or False: The state of Michigan has a shoreline longer than the Eastern shoreline of the USA (Eastern shoreline running from Maine to the tip of Florida)?||Useless Facts About Water
True . The Michigan shoreline is 3100 miles.
|True or False: Under a 2 mile thick layer of ice at the South Pole, is an unfrozen lake the size of Lake Ontario?||Useless Facts About Water
|Char-gogga-gogg-manchaugg-agogg-chabuna-gonga-maugg is the name of a lake in New England. What is it more commonly known as?||Useless Facts About Water
Lake Webster. It means, 'You fish on your side, I fish on mine, Nobody fishes in the middle. '
|True or False: Bill Clinton signed into effect a law specifying Lake Champlain, Vermont, as the sixth Great Lake?||Useless Facts About Water
Caspian Sea. Odd but true.
USA. Located in Oregon, USA, the 'D' river runs between Devil's Lake and the Pacific Ocean and is only 120 feet long.
Alaska. Alaska has over 3 million lakes, Wisconsin has 14,000 and Minnesota, 10,000.
The widest waterfall in Australia. These are the widest falls in Australia, spilling over an old basalt lava flow. Millstream Falls National Park is on the western edge of the World Heritage Area.
New Zealand. The Sutherland Falls, in the South Island was formed by a glacier chiselling a path through a valley.
|Some of the tallest waterfalls are found in this valley in California.What's the name of the valley?||Waterfalls of the World
Yosemite. Yosemite National Park is located in the central Sierra Nevada of California and lies 150 miles east of San Francisco and only a six hour drive from Los Angeles. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity.Yosemite Falls (with a total drop of 2,425 feet) is the tallest fall in the valley.
Norway. Called "Mardalsfossen" and its also the fifth tallest waterfall in the world with a total fall on 705 m.
Venezuela. Angel Falls("Salto Del Angel") is located in the Guayana highlands. It free falls 2,421 feet to the river below, making it the tallest waterfalls on earth. In total it is 15 times higher than Niagara Falls with a total of 2,937 feet.
The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, a barnstorming bush pilot from Missouri who has become a modern legend. Jimmy Angel first saw the falls in 1933 while searching for a valuable ore bed.
Iguazu . The Iguazu Falls is located at the boarder of Brazil/Argentina and Paraguay.It's 3 miles wide and 250 feet high.
|This waterfall is actually comprised of three separate waterfalls and the three falls are separated by two islands, Goat Island and Luna Island. Do you know its name?||Waterfalls of the World
Niagara Falls. The names of the separate waterfalls are:
American Falls:Located on the New York side of the Gorge, between Prospect Point and Luna Island, the northwest facing American Falls has a straight line crest width of about 830 feet (253 m).
The Bridal Veil Falls:Located between Luna Island (97 feet (30 m) wide) and Goat Island (1,590 feet (485 m) wide) is the Bridal Veil Falls, the smallest of the three falls of Niagara.
Horseshoe Falls:Sometimes called the Canadian Falls, is located between Terrapin Point on Goat Island in New York, and Table Rock House in Ontario. The border between Canada and the Unites States is located less than 100 feet (30 m) south of Terrapin Point, so about 98% of the falls is located in Canada.
|This waterfall is the largest in the world when in full flood.
It's located In Zambia/Zimbabwe,Africa.
What's its name?||Waterfalls of the World
Victoria Falls. Victoria Falls became a World Heritage Site in 1989 for being one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.
Athabasca River. The Athabasca River in Alberta flows into Lake Athabasca, which is part of the Mackenzie River system draining into the Arctic Ocean. The Red River, forming the border between Minnesota and North Dakota, and the Saskatchewan River, flowing out of the province named for it, drain into Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, which, in turn, drains into the Nelson River that flows into Hudson Bay. The Churchill River flows through northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba into Hudson Bay.
Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone Lake drains into the Yellowstone River, which flows through Montana into the Missouri and thus is a part of the Mississippi watershed. Flathead Lake, in Montana, drains into the Columbia via the Flathead, Clark Fork, and Pend Oreille Rivers. The Salmon River of Idaho drains into the Columbia via the Snake and the Okanogan River flows out of British Columbia, joining the Columbia in Washington.
Owens River. All are California rivers, but the Owens River, east of the Sierra Nevada, belongs to the Great Basin. It once drained into Owens Lake, but early in the 20th century was siphoned off into the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The Merced is a tributary of the San Joaquin and the American is a tributary of the Sacramento, which joins the San Joaquin to flow into San Francisco Bay.