Travel trivia: December

Travel trivia: December

Want a quick workout for your brain? Test your travel knowledge against our cheeky little travel trivia quiz —2014 throwback edition!

Travel Trivia December

  1. The song “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was the anthem for a major 2014 sporting event in what country?
  2. Move over Toronto and Dubai. The new record for tallest building in the world is soon to be held by this country — although a few safety concerns stopped it from reaching its 2014 construction goal.
  3. Discovery of the oldest piece of Earth, a 4.4-billion-year-old crystal, was announced this year. What country did it come from?
  4. Around the world, people celebrated the 25th anniversary of my wall falling down this year. What city am I?
  5. What country won the most gold medals at Sochi 2014?

Travel Trivia December

Answers

  1. Okay, we gave you an easy one to start! Brazil was in the spotlight this year for the FIFA World Cup. Sadly, their team didn’t exactly do as well as locals would have liked, but Pitbull succeeded in getting Ole Ola stuck in everybody’s head.
  2. Builders in China are determined to construct the world’s tallest building — but they’re not there yet. The 838-metre Sky City in Changsha was to be built in 2014, but hit a snag with permits and safety concerns. But have no fear! (Or have lots of fear.) A new, bigger building is proposed for the city of Wuhan. The proposed Phoenix Towers will reach a kilometre into the sky. If the towers go ahead as planned, they’ll be finished in 2017.
  3. In February of this year, scientists announced they had dated an ancient crystal, a zircon, to be about 4.4 billion years old. It’s believed to be the oldest confirmed piece of the Earth’s crust, and it was found in the Jack Hills near Perth, Australia.
  4. On November 9, 1989, the reunification of East and West Germany began with the fall of the Berlin Wall. It didn’t actually come down until the following year, but November 9th was the day that Eastern citizens were officially given permission to visit the West — and over the next few weeks, crowds scaled the Wall to be met by their welcoming neighbours of the West.
  5. Not only was Russia the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but they also won the most gold medals — and most medals, period. They scored 13 golds, 11 silvers, and 9 bronzes, for a total of 33 medals. Norway and Canada came in next with 11 and 10 gold medals, respectively.

Travel Trivia December

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