10 most difficult records riddlesRecords quiz
The only player to have received a Super Ballon d'Or...?
On December 24, 1989, Alfredo di Stefano was awarded a Super Ballon d'Or. To this day, he remains the only player to have received this award. It was an accolade awarded by France Football in recognition of his outstanding career achievements. Johan Cryuff and Michel Platini were shortlisted for this award as well. But Real Madrid's Blond Arrow won the vote and was given this unique distinction.
What is the name of the longest river in Russia?
The Lena is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean (the other two being the Ob and the Yenisei). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest catchment area. It is also the 3rd largest river in Asia. It is the largest among the rivers whose catchment is entirely within the Russian territorial boundaries.
How tall was the tallest person ever in recorded history?
Robert Wadlow from Alton, Illinois was 2.72 m in height and weighed 220 kg at the time of his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone.
The TauTona Mine is one of the world's deepest mines. What is mined there?
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.
What tree species has the widest trunk girth in the world?
The Tree of Tule is one of a number of old Montezuma cypress trees that grow in Santa Maria del Tule, Mexico. It is one of the oldest and largest in the world and has the widest girth. It has a height of forty meters, a volume of between 700 and 800m3, an estimated weight of 630 tons and a circumference of about forty meters.The trunk is so wide that thirty people with arms extended joining hands are needed to encircle it.
Where is the biggest open-air music festival in the world organized?
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.
How old was the world's youngest mother?
Lina Medina, a Peruvian girl born in 1933, began menstruating at the age of eight months, was raped and gave birth at the age of five years, seven months, and 21 days. She is the youngest confirmed mother in medical history. Medina is still alive today. Medina has never revealed the father of the child nor the circumstances of her impregnation.
What is the name of the largest island of Antarctica?
Alexander Island was discovered on January 28, 1821 by a Russian expedition under Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who named it Alexander I Land for the reigning Tsar Alexander I of Russia. What in fact is an island, was believed to be part of the Antarctic mainland until 1940.