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What is mined in the world's deepest mines?
Gold. The TauTona Mine is a gold mine in South Africa. At approximately 3.9 kilometers deep, it is home to the world's deepest mining operations, rivalled only by the Mponeng gold mine. The name TauTona means "great lion" in the Setswana language.
Which living creature has the largest eyes?
The giant squid. Giant squids have the largest eyes of any living creature except perhaps colossal squid – over 30 centimeters (1 ft) in diameter. Large eyes can better detect light (including bioluminescent light), which is scarce in deep water.
What is the top speed of the sailfish, considered to be the fastest fish in the world?
Up to 70 mph. Clocked at speeds in excess of 68 mph, some experts consider the sailfish the fastest fish in the world. Easily recognized, sailfish are named for the spectacular sail-like dorsal fin that extends for nearly the entire length of their silver-blue body. Additionally, the sailfish's upper jaw is far longer than its lower jaw, forming a distinctive bill that looks like—and sometimes acts like—a spear.
Which currency went through the worst hyperinflation ever recorded?
Hungarian pengő. Directly after the end of WWII, Hungary went through the most severe known incident of inflation ever recorded, peaking at 1.3 × 10^16 percent per month (prices doubled every 15 hours). When the pengő was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, four hundred octillion pengő became 1 forint.
Which city has the most bridges in the world?
Hamburg's many streams, rivers and canals are crossed by some 2,500 bridges, more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together. Hamburg has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world. The longest one (picture above), Köhlbrandbrücke is 3940 metres long.
What bird used to lay the largest eggs?
Elephant birds were large to enormous flightless birds that once lived on the island of Madagascar. They became extinct, perhaps around 1000-1200 AD, for reasons that are unclear. Its eggs were up to 34 cm long, the largest type of bird egg ever found.
Which hockey players achieved the highest victory in history; 58:0?
Australia previously held the distinction of holding a world record for most goals and highest winning margin in a IIHF World Championship game; they defeated New Zealand by a score of 58–0 in 1987, breaking the record held by Canada (47 goals against Denmark) since 1949. However this was surpassed in 2008 by the Slovakian women's team (82 goals against Bulgaria).
Which is the world's oldest desert?
Namib Desert. The Namib is the oldest desert in the world. It is estimated to be up to 80 million years old. It stretches some 2,000 kms (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.