Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Interesting Facts That One Should Know

General knowledge is a fascinating concept. We get to know so many different things about the capital. Right from capitals, cultures, music, movies to politics and astronomy, even sky is not the limit. Garnering knowledge is one way to feel good about self. It also gives you more weightage in social gatherings. When you are aware of things happening around you, you get better perspective and make rational opinion. So, let’s join hands in knowing some of the interesting facts about the world.

What is South America's highest mountain range? - The Andes

In which continent is the Sahara desert? - Africa

Of which country is Khartoum the capital? - Sudan.

Name the two longest rivers in the world:- Amazon and Nile

Which ocean is to the east of Africa? - Indian Ocean

Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean? - An ocean

What is the capital city of Norway? - Oslo

What is the capital city of New Zealand? - Wellington

What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.? - Alaska

Which country has the biggest land area? - Russia

What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'? - Earthquakes

Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link? - Atlantic and Pacific

What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called? - Tropic of Cancer

Who named the Pacific Ocean? - Ferdinad Magellan

Which country is called "Land Of White Elephants'? - Thailand

In which part of the world is the River Snake? - USA

Which is the tallest race in the world? - Tutsis, average height 185 cm

Where are the Ajanta caves? - Maharashtra in India

In which country is Mount Everest? - Nepal

Which continent has the biggest population? - Asia

What is the capital of Fiji? - Suva

In which country is the world's highest waterfall? - Venezuela

Which country has the most people? - China

What is the capital city of Kenya? - Nairobi

Which are the lowest and highest points in United States? - Death Valley in southern California is the lowest point in the United States at 282 feet below sea level. The highest point in the contiguous 48 states is also in California: Mount Whitney, which is 14,491 feet above sea level.

Which town in the world is situated at a highest altitude? - Wenchan in Tibet at an altitude of 5100 M.