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What is the largest known diamond in the world?
Cullinan. The Cullinan Diamond is the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, weighing 3,106.75 carats (621.35 g), discovered at a mine in Cullinan, South Africa, on 26 January 1905. It was cut into 105 diamonds including the Great Star of Africa, 530.2 carats, and the Lesser Star of Africa, 317.4 carats, both of which are now part of the British Crown Jewels.
Where is the biggest open-air music festival in the world organized?
Austria. The Donauinselfest (German for Danube Island Festival) is a free open-air music festival taking place annually at Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria. With over 3 million visitors in 3 days, it's the biggest open-air music festival in the world.
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.
What is the the largest fluvial group of islands in the world ?
Tupinambarana. lha Tupinambarana is the name of a former fluvial island bordered by rivers of the Amazon system in eastern Amazonas, Brazil. Today, it has been split into four completely separate parts by natural channels, just like those isolating it from the mainland—it is no longer one island, but four. The original island stretched from the municipalities of Parintins, in the northeast, to Nova Olinda do Norte, in the southwest. The combined area of the islands is to 11,850 km²