What monster is said to be living in a Scottish lake
Loch Ness monster, byname Nessie, large marine creature believed by some people to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland. In 565AD, St Columba (allegedly) came face-to-face with the water beast, when it reared its ugly head, and tried to eat his Columba’s servant. There have been various accounts of monster sightings since then; we suspect many have been made after a few too many drams! The famous ‘Surgeon’s Photograph’ from 1934 was later revealed to be a hoax, featuring a toy submarine and dinosaur head.
This waterfall located in Zimbabwe, Africa is the largest in the world when in full flood.
While known as the world’s largest waterfall Victoria Falls is neither the highest (Angel Falls) nor the widest (Khone Falls). However, it is the largest curtain of falling water on the planet, one and a half times wider than Niagra Falls and twice as high. Before exploring the area and witnessing the Falls for himself, David Livingstone had already heard tales of the mighty waterfall. Although at the time it wasn’t called Victoria Falls! Locals had named it Mosi-oa-tunya, which means ‘The Smoke That Thunders’. Livingstone re-named the Falls in honour of Queen Victoria.
The tallest waterfall of them all, "Angel Falls" is located in which country?
Angel Falls is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall. Located in Canaima National Park, the second largest national park in Venezuela, the waterfall tumbles from a cleft near the summit of table top mountain Auyán-tepu into what is known as Devil’s Canyon, 3212 feet (979m) below. The drop is so long that during warmer and drier seasons, the water of Angel Falls evaporates even before it touches the ground, forming a mist. Angel Falls is three times as tall as Paris landmark, the Eiffel Tower.
What is the symbol for Iron on the periodic table of elements?
Iron derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon 'iren'. The element symbol, Fe, was shortened from the Latin word 'ferrum' meaning 'firmness'. Ancient Egyptian iron objects have been dated to around 3500 B.C. These objects also contain approximately 8% nickel showing the iron may have originally been part of a meteorite. The "Iron Age" began around 1500 B.C. when the Hittites of Asia Minor began to smelt iron ore and make iron tools.
What do you have a lot of if you are hirsute
Someone who is hirsute is hairy. Hirsutism is excessive body hair in men and women on parts of the body where hair is normally absent or minimal. It may refer to a "male" pattern of hair growth that may be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
In which region would you find Darfield?
In the early hours of Saturday morning on 4 September 2010, people in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region were jolted awake by the most damaging earthquake in New Zealand. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 4:36 am and was caused by movement of the land along a pre-existing faultline buried deep beneath the Canterbury Plains. The quake epicentre was 40 kilometres west of Christchurch city, southeast of the town of Darfield. The earthquake is thus officially called the Darfield earthquake.
The beautiful Sutherland Falls are located in which country?
Sutherland Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. This waterfall has a total drop of 1,904 feet in leaps of 815 feet, 751 feet, and 338 feet. The falls are located within the Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Scottish-born backwoodsman Donald Sutherland was looking for a viable route between Milford Sound and Lake Wakatipu on 10 November 1880 when he glimpsed falling water in the distance through trees. He was the first European to see the falls which now bear his name.
What is so unique about Hawaii's Waipuhia Falls?
The Waipuhia falls or Upside Down Waterfall is located along the Pali Highway in Oahu. As its name suggests, the Upside Down Waterfall appears to have its waters defying gravity and flowing in an upside-down direction, an appearance that is most profound when observed at a distance. The explanation behind this strange appearance can be seen when observed closer. The waterfall is situated in a region that is exposed to strong winds, which blow the waters of the waterfall before they hit the bottom of the 100-foot tall cliff. The Upside Down Waterfall appears during the rainy season and can be seen ideally while on the highway.
Which city is known as the Chocolate Capital of the World?
Brussels is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. The capital and largest city of Belgium has also been called the “Chocolate Capital of the World.” It’s filled with chocolate shops – in fact, there are more chocolatiers here per square foot than in any other city across the globe. Brussels is also home to two of the biggest chocolate companies on the planet, Godiva and Leonidas. Some of the favorites include Passion Chocolat, Jean Galler, Wittamer and Pierre Marcolini, though you’ll find many lesser-known but just-as-good independent chocolate masters too. the airport in Brussels is the largest chocolate selling point in the world!
Do you recognise this iconic waterfall?
Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, from largest to smallest, the Horseshoe Falls (also known as the Canadian Falls), American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. The first person to go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel was 63-year-old school teacher Annie Edson Taylor. She is buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls in an area called Stunters Rest, along with other Niagara Falls daredevils.