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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 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.
Which mountains are among world's oldest?
Urals. The Urals are among the world's oldest extant mountain ranges. For its age of 250 to 300 million years of age, the elevation of the mountains is unusually high. They were formed during the Uralian orogeny due to the collision of the eastern edge of the supercontinent Laurussia with the young and rheologically weak continent of Kazakhstania, which now underlies much of Kazakhstan and West Siberia west of the Irtysh, and intervening island arcs. The collision lasted nearly 90 million years in the late Carboniferous – early Triassic.
The most visited museum in the world is ...?
Louvre. The Louvre holds strong at number one with around 9.3 million visitors annually. The Louvre houses masterpiece artworks like Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’, the ‘Venus de Milo’ sculpture of Aphrodite, and what is considered to be the finest diamond in the world, the ‘Regent’. As one of the world’s largest museums, the Louvre houses around 70,000 pieces of art in its 650,000 square feet of gallery space.