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How well do you know your World?. This region produces the most soft white wheat in the world. This area is rich in the production of peas and lentils. This area houses two major universities. #1. The Palouse, USA. This amusement ride has a tremendous view of the Thames River.

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How well do you know your World?


This region produces the most soft white wheat in the world.

This area is rich in the production of peas and lentils.

This area houses two major universities.

#1

The Palouse, USA


This amusement ride has a tremendous view of the Thames River.

It is visited by over 3.5 million

people per year and is the most

popular paid tourist site in the U.K.

It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe.

#2

The London Eye, United Kingdom


This world famous site was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1973.

It is the busiest performing arts

center in the world with over 1500

performances a year.

It’s roof is said to be shaped like boat sails or palm fronds. Good Aye mate!

#3

The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia


These 887 stone figures were created by the Rapanui peoples.

They were discovered by the Dutch

In 1722 on Easter Sunday.

One of it’s statues was made famous in the movie Night @ the Museum… Dum, Dum.

#4

The Moai Statues of Easter Island

Or

The heads of Easter Island


This structure was first built by Abraham and Ishmael.

It’s name translated into

English means “the cube.”

Muslims must make a pilgrimage or Hajj to this place once in their lives.

#5

The Kabah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia


This building’s statues can be

found in the British Museum.

This building was partially destroyed in 1687

when it was used as an ammo dump.

This structure was first built in

438 B.C. on an acropolis in

Athens, Greece.

#6

Parthenon in Athens, Greece


This structure was once an Orthodox Basilica, then it was converted into a Muslim mosque, and now it is a national museum.

This building sits in the ancient city of Constantinople.

This building is one of the world’s best examples of Byzantine architecture.

#7

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey


This site was discovered in 1974 by workers digging a well.

It was built during the 3rd century

BC by emperor Chin Shi Huangdi.

It contains well over 8,000 statues, 130 chariots, and 520 horses…no two are alike.

#8

Terracotta Warriors

Xian, China


This structure was the first man made item to surpass the Pyramids of Giza in height.

It was created for the World’s

Fair which took place in 1889 in

it’s home city.

This massive iron structure has four elevators and contains an ice rink on it’s middle level in the winter.

#9

Eiffel Tower

Paris, France


This was created as a mausoleum for a man’s long lost love.

This massive white structure took

over 20 years to create and 20,000

workers to complete.

Created by emperor Shan Jahan for his wife, Muntaz Mahal!

#10

Taj Mahal

Agra, India


A common nursery rhyme sung to children about the Viking attacks and the misallocation of toll taxes.

This six hundred year old stone structure

was relocated brick by brick to another

continent.

This structure was used by Fergi in a recent song and video.

#11

Original London Bridge

Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA


These structures are also know as houses of eternity.

These structures were built in 2650 BC, using 3.5 millionstones, to a height of 481 feet.

These structures was used in numerous Hollywood films and always seems to contain mummies and scarab beetles.

#12

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Egypt


This is the most expensive man made archipelago in the world.

It’s shape resembles a tropical plant.

David and Victoria Beckham have one of their many homes in this Persian Gulf resort.

#13

The Palms Resort

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


This site directly translates to “Old Peak.”

It’s ruins were discovered in 1911 by a Yale professor, Hiram Bingham.

This lost city was originally believed to be El Dorado.

#14

Machu Picchu

Peru


This geographic feature was named after an English Queen.

This watering hole is known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya A.K.A. “The Smoke that Thunders.”

This is the world’s longest waterfall and is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

#15

Victoria Falls

Zambia and Zimbabwe Border


This geographic feature is known by the locals as Chomolungma.

It was first conquered by Sir Edmond Hilary with the assistance of Sherpas.

This feature has been successfully ascended by 660 people. 142 people have died trying.

#16

Mount Everest

Nepal


This city is the home of the Via Dolorosa, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and King Solomon's temple wall.

It houses three monotheistic holy sites.

This city is claimed as the capital by two different peoples.

#17

Jerusalem, Israel/Palestine…

More information coming soon


This structure is known as the longest cemetery on earth.

It was created to protect a nation from horse riding nomads.

This is the only man made structure that can be seen from space.

#18

Great Wall of China

China


This building is the only remaining ancient Roman building that is 100% in tact.

Originally created for the Roman gods, this structure was later converted and renamed the Santa Maria Rotonda.

This building has a large oculus and was featured in Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons.

#19

Pantheon

Rome, Italy


During the sixth century BC this city was the capital of the Nabataeans.

This city was a trade center in the Middle East.

With its amazing facades this site was featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

#20

Petra,

Jordan


This palace was created by the Sun King’s dad as a royal hunting lodge.

It is known for it’s amazing gardens and 700 rooms. Numerous peace treaties have been signed here.

In the late 1790’s Marie Antoinette and Husband Louis XVI were taken from here and were beheaded.

#21

Versailles,

France


This structure was created by the Emperor Vespasian in 80 AD.

It is known as the Flavian Amphitheatre.

This building was responsible for the extinction of several animal species during it’s years of operation.

#22

Colosseum

Rome, Italy


This colorful iconic building is the most notable symbol of it’s city.

Experts of Kreminolgy study this structure in a city similar to your own.

This is the former capital building of the USSR and current capital of the Russian Federation.

#23

Kremlin

Moscow, Russia


A famous building that was burnt in 1812.

The most important building that serves as the political center of the free world.

This monotoned house is a modern rendition from an ancient empire.

#24

White House

Washington D.C., USA


This is one of the world’s most mystical and mysterious locations.

It was created using two types of building materials: Sarsen and Bluestones.

It is suspected to be an ancient Druid site of worship.

#25

Stonehenge

Amesbury, UK


This country houses the world’s most famous fresco.

This is one of the few countries in the world to be guarded by another nation’s forces.

It’s ceiling was painted by Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest rival.

#26

Vatican City


This river consists of water of two different colors.

This river consistently floods every year as the dog star (sirus) appears in the heavens.

This river is the longest river in the world.

#27

Nile River

On the African Continent


This is the world’s largest living organism.

This organism can be seen from outerspace.

Over 1,500 different types of fish live here.

#28

Great Barrier Reef, Australia


This is the world’s second largest desert.

In Arabic it’s name is redundant.

Desertification causes this desert to continually expand.

#29

Sahara Desert

On the African Continent


This Palace was an ancient fortress that protected the emperor.

It housed the Chinese Emperor and was off limits to all but the royal family until 1911.

It has a pagoda style roof and a large plaza that is used by the Chinese government.

#30

The Forbidden City, Beijing China


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