HOLIDAY DESTINATIONS – PART 1

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  1. Where is the world’s  coldest place ?
coldest place
East Antarctic Plateau … On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau, the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in August, 2010.

 

2. Where is the  driest spot  on Earth?   (It’s not the Sahara!)

driest
The Atacama Desert … The 600 miles of South America’s Atacama desert is recorded as the driest place on Earth, no contest. This desert has an average of only 4 inches of rain every hundred years. Incredible, but true.

 

3. What is the highest point in the world?  (this one is easy)

highest-point
Mount Everest … Towering 29,029 feet in the air, the top of Mount Everest is the closest you can get to touching outer space while still standing on Earth.

 

4.  Where is the world’s least populated city? (the picture is the clue)

least-populated
Vatican City … With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of Vatican City is the smallest city and state in the world.

 

5. Where is the lowest point in the world?

lowest-point
The Challenger Deep Trench…It is the lowest known natural point in the world at 35,797 ft below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Only three people have ever made it to the bottom in a submersible, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.

 

6.   What is the most photographed place in the U.S.?

most-photographed
Surprise: the Guggenheim building in New York… Photos have always told stories, but in today’s world of cell phone cameras and social media, that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do. Geotagged data was culled by Sightsmap using a Google-based image sharing software, and can show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to this landmark. The strange winner is this building in New York City. Guess it impresses a lot of visitors.

 

7. Where is the world’s  most populated city ?

most-populated
Shanghai … At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants, Shanghai is the only city that is home to over 24 million people in one city.

 

8.   Where is the world’s  wealthiest city ?

wealthiest
Tokyo, Japan… That tower might as well be made of gold since Tokyo tops the charts with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York City by a mere $310 billion.

9. Where is the wettest spot on Earth?  (and it’s not the Amazon!)

wettest-place
Mawsynram, India … In this city in India, it rains an average of 467.35 inches per year, and has a record of 1000 inches in 1985…much more than any rain forest!

 

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