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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.
Moses Malone
Wilt Chamberlin
Joe Dumars
Darryl Dawkins

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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 foot
1 yard
1 mile
1 meter

Question 6:


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

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?
High dive from the Eiffel Tower
Skateboard over the Great Wall of China
Shoot out of a submarine torpedo tube
Eject from an SST

Question 8:


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

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 displaces about 160,000 tons.
It can carry 3,634 passengers.
It is about as tall as the CN Tower.
It is about 1,112 feet (340 m) long by 184 feet (56 m) wide.

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

Question 13:


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

Question 14:


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

Question 15:


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

Question 16:


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

 


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