Travel Trivia – The Most in the World

Hmm, I want to swim and ride down the longest river in the world!!! Which one should I choose?

The Nile River in Africa is a major north-flowing river in Africa with a length of 6,650 km (4,132 mi) and generally regarded as the longest river in the world. The Amazon River in South America is the largest river in the world by volume. The Mississippi-Missouri River in USA is the second longest river in the United States, with a length of 2,320 mi (3,734 km) from its source in Lake Itasca in Minnesota to its mouth in Gulf of Mexico. The Yangtze River in Asia is the longest river in Asia and regarded as the third longest in the world. The river is about 6,300 km long and flows from its source in Qinghai Province, eastwards into the East China Sea at Shanghai. What should I choose?

Attention shoppers! If you wanted to head to the largest mall, you’d be going to…

The Suntec City Mall Singapore is the largest shopping centre in Singapore with 888,000 square feet of retail space until the opening of VivoCity in 2006. It also offers a club house called the Suntec City Guild House located on the fifth storey.

The Mall of America, USA is a super-regional shopping mall. In the United States, it is the third largest enclosed mall in terms of retail space but is largest in terms of total enclosed floor area. Opened in 1992, the mall received 40 million visitors in 2006.

The Sawgrass Mills Mall, USA is a popular, alligator-shaped shopping mall that is located in Sunrise, Florida. There are over 300 retail outlets and name brand discounters as anchors. With 2.5 million square feet of retail selling space, it is the eighth largest mall in the United States, and the fourth largest outlet mall in the world. The mall opened in 1990 and has been expanded three times since then, most recently in 2006.

The West Edmonton Mall, Canada is the largest shopping mall in North America and the third largest in the world. It was the world’s largest mall for a 23-year period from 1981 until 2004.

Your passion is hogs, not the kind that provide bacon but the kind you ride with wind-in-your-face, flying-down-the-highway excitement. Where would you find the largest motorcycle museum in the world?

Barber Vintage Motorsports, Alabama showcases over 700 motorcycles (although not all are on display at one time). The Sammy Miller Museum, England as set up in 1964, after the former championship winning trials rider Sammy Miller set up a parts business in New Milton, Hampshire, England. The business started after Miller put a few of his old racing motorcycles in the corner, which eventually became the catalyst of the present day museum. The museum is now held in trust, houses some 300 machines including motorcycles and 3-wheeled vehicles.

If Superman was going to leap over the world’s tallest building, over which one would he be leaping?

The Taipei 101, Taiwan is a 101-floor landmark. It is the world’s tallest completed skyscraper. Taipei 101 received the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2004. It has been hailed as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World (Newsweek magazine, 2006) and Seven Wonders of Engineering (Discovery Channel, 2005).

The World Trade Center, New York City, USA (destroyed by terrorist attack September 11, 2001) was a complex of seven buildings. The complex contained 13.4 million square feet of office space, almost four percent of Manhattan’s entire office inventory. Best known for its iconic 110-story Twin Towers, after having survived a bombing on February 26, 1993, all of the original buildings in the complex were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks; two collapsed (1 and 2) and the others (3, 4, 5, 6) were damaged beyond repair. The Building seven of the World Trade Center also collapsed.

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the world’s tallest twin buildings. They were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top, the original height reference used by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from 1969 (three additional height categories were introduced as the tower neared completion in 1996).

The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris. The tower has become a global icon of France and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

OK, this last one isn’t a place at all, but when we found out about it, we just had to tell everyone about the world’s smallest guitar. How small is it? Well, according to Scholastic Book of World Records by Jenifer Corr Morse, the guitar is about the same length as …

The head of a pin – Dustin Carr and Harold Craighead of Cornell University’s Nanofabrication Facility created the Nano-guitar – it’s only 10 micrometers long (about the size of a single cell). The guitar strings are each about 50 nanometers or 100 atoms wide!

Length of a human cell – How tiny is it? Just 10 micrometers, about the size of a human cell. We’re not sure who would play this six-stringed instrument, but it would have to be someone with really tiny finger.