While much of it is underwater, tallest means base to top, not necessarily elevation.
Where is the driest place on earth?
It hasn't rained in many places for over two million years.
What is the largest living thing?
There is a mushroom in Oregon that covers 2,200 acres.
What is the most dangerous animal that has ever lived?
They have killed as many as 45 billion humans throughout history.
Why do chameleons change color?
Blending in with their surrondings is actually a complete coincidence.
What man-made artifacts can be seen from the moon?
No, the Great Wall of China cannot be seen. The continents are hard to make out from the Moon.
Who invented the telephone?
Sorry Mr. Bell, he beat you by five years.
Which nation invented champagne?
This may come as a surprise-even an outrage-to the French.
How many senses does a human being have?
Besides the traditional five there are: thermoception (sense of heat), equilibroception (sense of balance), nociception (perception of pain), and proproception (unconscious knowledge of where our body parts are without being able to see or feel them).
How many states of matter are there?
They are solid, amorphous solid, liquid, gas, plasma, superfluid, supersolid, degenerate matter, neutronium, strongly symmetric matter, weakly symmetric matter, quarkgluon plasma, fermionic condensate, Bose-Einstein condensate, and strange matter.
How many planets are in the solar system?
What is the main ingredient of air?
78% of air is N.
Where is the highest mountain?
The giant volcano Olympus Mons is the highest mountain in the known universe.
How many toes does a two-toed sloth have?
They actually have two fingers, but no one knows why they're called 'two-toed' instead of 'two-fingered.'
Which African mammal kills more humans than any other?
They come into accidental contact with humans much more than other deadly beasts.
Which country is home to the most tigers?
While there are only about 6,000 in the wild, an estimated 12,000 tigers are kept as private pets in the US (Mike Tyson personally owns 4).
What is the Number of the Beast
In 2005, a new translation of the earliest known copy of the Book of Revelation clearly shows that it is 616, not 666.
What color is water?
While many believe that is is clear, it is actually an incredibly faint shade of blue
What do camels store in their humps?
They don't store water; instead they store fat which acts as an energy reserve.
Where do camels come from?
They evolved in the grasslands of America twenty million years ago.
How many 'states' are there in the US?
Technically, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts are all offically commonwealths.
Who was the first American president?
He was the first of fourteen pre-Washington presidents of the Continental Congress, or the United States in Congress Assembled.
What were George Washington's false teeth made from?
Contrary to traditional wisdom, none of his four sets were made of wood.
Where was baseball invented?
America's national pastime was, in fact, invented in England in 1744.
What is the only sport invented entirely in the US?
It was invented in 1891 by a Canadian, James Naismith, in the United States.
What is the name of the capital city of Thailand?
This is the city's day to day name, and it is an abbreviation for the official name, which is the longest place name in the world. Only ignorant foreigners call in Bangkok, which hasn't been used in Thailand for more than two hundred years.
What is the single largest man-made structure on earth?
The dump on Staten Island, New York is 4.6 square miles in area.
What do we use to write on a blackboard?
School chalk is not chalk.
What is the most likely survivor of a nuclear war?
Cockroaches die at exposure to 20,000 rads, while these die at 1.5 million rads (humans will die at 1,000 rads).
What was the first invention to break the sound barrier?
Whips were invented in China seven thousand years ago and create a mini sonic boom when 'cracked' (it is not the leather hitting the handle).
Where do gorillas sleep?
They build new nests every evening either on the ground or low in trees.
What is the most common bird in the world?
There are about 52 billion chickens in the world (nine for every human).
What animals are the Canary Islands named for?
Canary birds are named after the island, not the other way round. The name of the islands comes from the Latin for dog, canus.
What makes champagne fizz?
Microscopic particles of dust and dirt in the glass enable bubbles to form.
What shape is a raindrop?
They are spherical, not teardrop-shaped.
What was the first animal in space?
They were on an American V2 rocket that was blasted into space in July 1946.
What shape did Columbus think the earth was?
He also thought that it was about a quarter of its actual size.
How much of our brains do we use?
All of the human brain is used at one time or another, although only about 3 percent is used at any given time.
What is the longest animal?
They reach lengths of just under 200 feet, almost twice as long as the blue whale and a third longer than the lion's mane jellyfish.
What was the first animal to be domesticated?
They were domesticated about fourteen thousand years ago by palaeolithic hunter-gatherers in what is now Russia and Mongolia.