Doggy Islands

The Canary Islands are not named after a canary. The name comes after dogs (Canis Lupus in Latin).

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Where was Leonardo da Vinci born?

In Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometers from the town of Vinci, near Florence. His full name was “Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci”, which means “Leonardo, son of Piero, of Vinci”.

taken from http://en.globalquiz.org/toughest-hard-simple-questions-riddles/

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Which country was ruled by this leader?

China. This is Mao Zedong’s official portrait at Tiananmen gate. In the mid-1990s, Mao Zedong’s picture began to appear on all new Renminbi currency. This was officially instituted as an anti-counterfeiting measure as Mao’s face is widely recognized in contrast to the generic figures that appear in older currency.

http://en.globalquiz.org/toughest-rulers-riddles/

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Children only

Up to the age of seven months an infant can breathe and swallow at the same time.

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Nutshaker

If you shake a containter of nuts, the larger ones will go to the top.

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What was used as a unit of mass in the classical times?

Carob seed. Carat, a unit of mass equal to 200 mg, is derived from a carob seed (Greek kerátion). People commonly believed that the seeds have unusually low variability in mass. Modern research denied this claim.

source: http://en.globalquiz.org/toughest-culture-riddles/

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