Pauls Quiz 59

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1. What is the most common Pub name in England? - Clue: A colour and an animal.

2. Which European country, in 1967, switched it's traffic laws such that cars would drive on the right side of the road instead of the left side of the road?

3. Which two US States were the last to get statehood / become part of the United States?

4. What are VEDAS and where did they originate?

5. A gang from India. Between 1790 and 1830 the leader is believed to have choked a record 900 people.

6. In which city is the cemetary that is visited by the most amount of tourists?

7. True or false, the USA has the world's longest coastline?

8. The USA and Canada are the only two countries that have a border with what?

9. Which heavenly city lies near the white sea?

10. What was the last Portugese colony to gain independence?


1. Red Lion

2. Sweden Historically drove on the left side of the road despite the fact that virtually all the cars on the road in Sweden were LHD. (One argument for this was that it was necessary to keep an eye on the edge of the road, something that was important on the narrow roads in use at the time.) Also, Norway and Finland already drove on the right, leading to confusion at border crossings. In 1955 a referendum was held on the issue, resulting in a vote against a change to driving on the right. Nevertheless, in 1963 the Swedish parliament passed legislation ordering the switch to right-hand traffic. The changeover took place at 5am on Sunday, September 3, 1967, which was known in Swedish as Dagen H (H-Day), the 'H' being for H?gertrafik or right-hand traffic.

3. Alaska (Saturday, January 3, 1959) and Hawaii (Friday, August 21, 1959)

4. The Vedas (Sanskrit: वेद) are a large corpus of texts originating in Ancient India. They are the oldest scriptural texts of Hinduism

5. Thugs gang leader Behram (or Burham) has often been considered to be the world's most prolific serial killer with 931 killings between 1790 and 1830 attributed to him.

6. Paris

7. False Canada's coastline is the world's longest at 243,792 km or 151,485 miles (including the coastline of the country's 52,455 islands) - The USA's coastline is a measly 19,923km (12,380 miles) long.

8. Three oceans - Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic

9. ArkhangelskArkhangelsk (Russian: Арха́нгельск), formerly called Archangel in English, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. It lies on the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea in the far north of European Russia. Arkhangelsk was the chief sea port of medieval Russia.

10. MacauAdministered by Portugal until 1999, it was the oldest European colony in China, dating back to the 16th century. The administrative power over Macau was transferred to the People's Republic of China (PRC) in 1999. Besides historical Chinese and Portuguese world-heritage relics, Macau's biggest attraction is its gambling industry and casinos. Though many forms of gambling are legal here, the most popular game is baccarat, which generates over two thirds of the gaming industry's gross receipts.


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