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Strange Records

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A difficult quiz on some strange world records.

Question 1:


Basketball has always been a physical sport. This player is a record breaker for the most personal fouls in one NBA season.
Wilt Chamberlin
Darryl Dawkins
Moses Malone
Joe Dumars

Question 2:


In 1951, this city set a new record for the most fans at a basketball game.
Los Angeles
Melbourne
Berlin
New York City

Question 3:


Which is the largest active volcano on Earth?
Merapi
Mount Rainier
Mauna Loa
Mount Etna

Question 4:


In 2007, where was a new record for the biggest country flag set?
Mexico
North Korea
Venezuela
Israel

Question 5:


The plant producing the largest flower on Earth is the Rafflesia arnoldii. What is the average diameter of its flower?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
1 yard
1 meter
1 mile
1 foot

Question 6:


Which was the first music album to sell at least 20 million units?
Billy Joel - "Greatest HitsVolumes I and II"
AC/DC - "Back in Black"
Led Zeppelin - "Led Zeppelin IV"
Pink Floyd - "The Wall"

Question 7:


In 2005, Danny Way became the first person to do this. In the process he attained a speed of over 50 mph. What did he do?
Skateboard over the Great Wall of China
High dive from the Eiffel Tower
Shoot out of a submarine torpedo tube
Eject from an SST

Question 8:


This was the largest active passenger airplane for 2007.
Boeing 757
Sukhoi 27
Airbus A380
Boeing 747

Question 9:


The Freedom of the Seas was the largest cruise ship for 2007. It is owned by Royal Caribbean. Which statement is NOT true about this ship?
It is about 1,112 feet (340 m) long by 184 feet (56 m) wide.
It displaces about 160,000 tons.
It is about as tall as the CN Tower.
It can carry 3,634 passengers.

Question 10:


Sportsman Jerry DePoyster is a record breaker in this category.
Longest field goal in an NBA game
Worst pass completion record in an NFL season
Fastest 100 yard dash on roller skates
Shortest punt in the NFL

Question 11:


The world's largest swimming pool in 2007 was in this country.
Chile
North Korea
Venezuela
Morocco

Question 12:


Who is the first performer/band to have at least 36 Billboard Top Ten albums?
Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Frank Sinatra
The Rolling Stones

Question 13:


In 1963 this soundtrack broke the record for the most weeks as the number one album on the Billboard charts.
The Body Guard
South Pacific
Saturday Night Fever
West Side Story

Question 14:


Which of these performers/bands has had the number one and number two albums on the Billboard chart twice?
Frank Sinatra
Pink Floyd
The Rolling Stones
Guns n' Roses

Question 15:


Who was the first performer to have both the Billboard number one and number two album?
Bob Newhart
Johnny Mathis
Frank Sinatra
Willie Nelson

Question 16:


This was the world’s largest university for 2007 (considering total active enrollment.)
The Ohio State University
Allama Iqbal Open University
Islamic Azad University
Indira Gandhi National Open University

 


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