Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What do Chinese people toss into rivers to commemorate the death of one of their greatest poets Chu Yuan?||Random World Facts
Sticky rice in lotus leaves. Chu Yuan committed suicide by jumping into a river. The people of China tossed sticky rice balls (called 'zongzi') into the water in order to prevent the fish from eating the great poet.
|What term is used in the United States for the festival called 'Fat Tuesday'?||Random World Facts
Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras is best celebrated in the city of New Orleans I am told, at least in the United States!
|What Scott Joplin work, created in 1899, is his most memorable and popular work?||Random World Facts
Maple Leaf Rag. Scott Joplin introduced 'Ragtime' music to America in the late 19th century, a precursor to Jazz (which kicks 'azz', btw!)
Peace Memorial Park. The park includes a cenotaph in memory of the victims and nearby Atomic Bomb Dome, the shell of the only building left standing following the blast.
Songhai. It could be argued that, aside from Egypt, the west African empires of Mali and Songhai were the two most powerful in African history.
Russia. In the northern part of Russia and it's almost a land locked extension of the Arctic Ocean.
Florence. In Florence, Italy, this city had all the streets paved by 1339.
3 breasts and an extra finger. This was the 2nd wife of King Henry the VIII.
|On the coast of Croatia, there is an area that a dog was named after. Which dog breed is this?||Facts Around The World
Dalmatian. The dog was believed to have been orginally bred in the Dalmation Coast Area.
July. The average temperature in July is no more than 50 degrees F or 10 degrees C.
Congo River. This river crosses the equator twice.
|What continent has discovered more meteorites landing spots than any other in the world?||Facts Around The World
Antarctica. More than 6,000 have been found in Antarctica.
Poland. In the Bialowieza Forest in Poland.
Alaska. In the southwest portion of Alaska the smoke comes from steam rising from volcanic fissures.
|What are the two states in the United States where the Venus Flytrap is found naturally?||Facts Around The World
N. Carolina and S. Carolina. It's a narrow 100 mile strip of swamps in the North and South Carolinas in the southern United States.
Sahara Desert. Ergs are sandy expanses. Regs are gravelly plains. Hamadas are stony upland plateaus.
Light Brown. Light or pale brown is used because it is the color of dying leaves.
Indonesia. 76 of the 850 active volcanoes are in Indonesia.
Sweden. Suede means Sweden in French. The actual first name was called 'gants de Suede' or 'gloves from Sweden'.
Italy. In the early 16th century.
Tanzania. They are the three main volcanoes that make up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Henry VIII. In 1509 he got silk stockings as a gift from Spain.
Iran. It was made in 644 AD and it was used as a grinder for grain.
Britain. Though he is the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick was born in the village of "Bannavern Taburniae", but there is doubt as to exactly where this place was. Scholars have suggested places as far apart as Somerset, Cumbria and Dumbarton. Patrick at 16 and taken to Ireland where he was sold as a slave.
William Shakespeare. In 1964 he was placed on a stamp.
Saudi Arabia. The King Fahd International Airport is 780 kmē.
Cuba. The Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. An adult male measures about 2.2 inches and weighs about 0.06 ounces.