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Where is the quietest place on Earth?

I just wondered if there is a known "most quiet" place on Earth. Perhaps people have measured "ambient" sound throughout the year in various places claimed to be the most quiet. And perhaps one has ...
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Where exactly is this building located in Cuba?

I'm preparing our next trip to Cuba and seeing some pictures, I've found this one: I suppose it's located in Havana, but cannot find where exactly (address or GPS location). The most significant ...
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Where is this lake?

The filename of this image is "rocky mountains", but it rather looks like Norway to me. Where is it exactly? No source I find through Google Images or through tineye will be more specific than ...
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Why is Jardin Anglais, Geneva, the quietest place on Earth? [closed]

Probably it has to do with Jet d'Eau, but somehow it does not matter if it is turned on or if it is switched off.
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When I travel next, I want to reach the point on the earth that is exactly opposite my home, how can I discover where that is?

My wife and I are planning to travel to Japan next September (we are from Brazil). Since I was a child I have known that if I made a hole (a big one) straight down, I would reach Japan. Well, as the ...
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What are some remote places to live with reliable (wired) high-speed broadband internet? [closed]

I'm absolutely fascinated by the small, multi-colored fishing towns along maritime regions in the Northern Atlantic (Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway). Since my work could technically be done ...
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Snowfall at sea level closest to the equator?

My question is simple. Which is the place closest to Equator, in any country, where has snowfall occured? By that I mean snowfall only at sea level - mountains are excluded. I can't find anything ...
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I've been told one state in the US is the easternmost, westernmost and northernmost state. How to visit the points?

According to what I've been told, one state (Alaska) has land which is considered the easternmost, northernmost, and westernnmost in all of the USA. What are the three points that allows it to claim ...
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What is the cheapest metro system in the world?

When traveling I am trying to avoid using the underground/metro/subway because I want to see the city I am visiting, but sometimes for long distances it is much quicker than any other form of ...
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(Where) Can I go to a “sleeper” cinema?

I came upon an article going around Facebook which shows some unusual cinemas around the world. The first photo shows a number of movie-goers lying in beds watching a flick: The article offers ...
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Where in the world am I most likely to see stacked lenticular clouds?

Lenticular clouds form when air flows over a topographical feature such as a mountain. Moisture is forced out of the air into the form of a cloud as the air rises over the land feature and then ...
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Is there a tourist destination where the new year starts first and at the same time the old year ends last?

We were brainstorming where to celebrate the next new year. It would be fun if it is possible to be the first in the new year to then with minor traveling enjoy yet a bit of the old year. Is there ...
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Longest distance ordinary road sign?

Outside Narvik, Norway (at Gratangseidet north of Bjerkvik, at the border between Nordland and Troms) is a road sign indicating the distance to Kirkenes along the E6 as 1042 km: Kirkenes 1042 km ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of Magna Cartas and their locations?

I'm getting more interested in traveling to view Magna Cartas because it looks like I've seen three out of four 1215 copies plus two others. However it's very difficult to get a concrete answer as to ...
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Small historical stone bridge in the North of Seoul

I want to go to this semi-famous historical bridge in 수성동 계곡 (Suseong-dong Gyegok, "Suseong Stream Valley") at 기린교 (Girin-gyo, "Giraffe Bridge") but I don't know its latitude/longitude: It is in ...
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Celebrating the same new year several times over?

Is there a commercial service offered to general public that allows you to celebrate the new year several times? The idea is that you would celebrate it in a time-zone and than move to the next one ...
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Is there a nudist / FKK backpacker hostel anywhere in the world?

So there are thousands of backpacker hostels in the world and there are many FKK beaches, resorts, and other accommodations designed for nudists in the world. But has anyone yet opened a hostel for ...
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What is the cheapest available freighter voyage anywhere?

Walking past a huge international shipyard twice today got me thinking about freighter travel. We have a couple of such questions on the site, but not many. Many people are surprised when they find ...
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What is the deepest accessible point on earth?

There is the Kola Superdeep Borehole and the Mariana trench but both are not accessible to average humans. What is the deepest point on earth I can reach?
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From what point could you view the most countries?

This question is inspired by this one, but takes it one step up. I'll phrase it in a similar manner as dlanod did: A fairly simple question: from what single point could you see the most ...
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As an American — where can I NOT go? [closed]

That's right folks. Where on this beautiful blue and green (and some yellow and grey in there too) marble of ours would an American of European descent be disallowed access or would face serious risk ...
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From what point could you view the most US states?

A fairly simple question: from what single point could you see the most US states? It seems like it should be a popular tourist attraction.
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From what point on the earth's surface could you view the most UK counties?

Investigating from where you could view the most UK counties is what prompted my previous question on the US - I know you can view up to eight counties from the Malvern Hills, and a number of travel ...
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Where is this fountain (from Counter-Strike)?

The T-Spawn of the counter strike map de_inferno is based on a real place. Where is this fountain?
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City in which Norwegian Santa lives [duplicate]

I'm no expert in Scandinavian languages (Norwegian and such) but I've been wondering where actually does their Santa (Julenissen) live (city)? I've been able to find ambiguous answers on this matter ...
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Where's the cheapest place in the world for a beginner to learn diving?

Would it mostly be in Southeast Asia? Or somewhere else? In response to this Q being "put on hold" for being too broad, let me add the following: Include only cost of equipment rental and lessons. ...
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Where in the world can you tour a live nuclear reactor?

Are there nuclear plants that allow you to tour the facility and learn more about nuclear power while the plant is running?
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Which American City is this?

My friends and I had a discussion which American city this is. And what building this is? We need to know the name of the city. See this picture below Can any one tell me which city this so me and ...
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Is there a “MacGuyver” like chalenge theme park / adventure park / place?

As a kid I use to love the TV series "MacGuyver". Yesterday, speaking to a friend we started wondering if there was something like a theme park or similar like the TV series. Basically a place with ...
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What on earth has yet to be explored?

To be clear, yes, we can see everything from Google Earth or other satellite imagery, but that doesn't mean we can explore it. GE can't see into forests, canyons and caves. Has every mountain been ...
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Is it possible to view the ships buried under the Financial District in San Francisco?

According to FoundSF, there are many ships buried under San Francisco: During the height of the gold excitement, there were at least five hundred ships stranded in the harbor, some without even a ...
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Visiting Bir Tawil or places like it

Bir Tawil is kind of a disputed territory, except that it's the exact opposite: both Egypt and Sudan say that the other country has sovereignty over it. Is it possible for ordinary travellers to ...
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Where is this picture taken from (in Taiwan)?

I did a reverse Google image search and Google located it as being in Taiwan. Did some more looking and found some photographers taking this from Alishan. I also posted this image to Reddit's ...
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How to get to “Life Of Pi's” bizarre island?

I am always fascinated by islands, especially the uninhabited or bizarre ones. I also previously asked about The duct tape island of Mythbusters. My new pursuit of interest is the bizarre island from ...
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Where can I ride a pump trolley?

Almost three decades ago I had the pleasure to ride a pump trolley. I remembered the ease of getting the thing in motion and the speed you can get. Unfortunately I was only allowed to ride for about ...
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Where can I eat dishes that feature in western countries' Chinese restaurants?

... apart from western countries like the Australia or the USA themselves. During my visit to Taiwan, I wasn't able to find the dishes I'd typically encounter in a Chinese restaurant in Australia or ...
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Can an original of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” be viewed in Japan?

According to the Wikipedia article for "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", copies are stored in various places around the world. There are various copies of this work throughout the world. The ...
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Are there cultures in which walking in the nude in public is not frowned upon?

Although some cultures are less prudent then others I have the impression that walking in the nude in public is frowned upon world wide. Is this a correct assumption? I know that for example going to ...
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Where is the world's largest commercial elevator?

Out of curiosity, I went to search for "world's largest elevator", but all the results were for grain elevators. Now obviously, you can't ride in a grain elevator. What I meant was, what is the ...
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Which countries allow tourists to get married without the long wait for the marriage licence?

I am a 19 year old girl and my guy is 22. We live in the Middle East, and it's hard for us to get married here before I turn 21. We are planning on marrying outside the Middle East. What countries ...
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Options for getting paid for hunting or fishing on vacation

Is there any place, no matter where you have to travel to, where we get paid to hunt? At least, it would be nice to cover partially the costs or even break even.
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Which locations are traditionally Santa's home - i.e. where can you visit Santa Claus year-round?

Obviously around this time of the year, Santa and his minions will be out and about, finding out who is naughty and nice, and delivering presents. However, the rest of the year he's back at his home. ...
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How can I find a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor?

Listening to Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor is one of my favourite pieces to program against. Whenever I need to do some serious programming I just search for some performances on Youtube ...
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Are there any space shuttles one can go inside of?

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has a space shuttle but you can't go inside it. Are there any that you can or are there any that you can under special circumstances or something?
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Is there any other country than Germany with no speed limits?

I'm very into road trips. Therefore I'm always looking for something special. I think it is very special that at least parts of Germany's highways have no speed limits. But since I live very close to ...
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Waterfalls you can walk behind near Maryland, USA

My girlfriend has always wanted to stand behind a waterfall. I'm hoping to propose to her at one. Anybody know of any near Maryland, USA?
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What building is this?

This image is a screenshot from a video, and in the video the image is named "UK". What building is this?
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Where can I board an Airbus 380 using stairs instead of jetbridges?

The international airport of Suriname, doesn't have stairways (yet). Still KLM flies there with a Boeing 747. Making it one of the best places to board a 747. I always have enjoyed walking to the ...
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What is the youngest new natural landmass that can be visited?

I recently visited the Vulcão dos Capelinhos, which is an extension of Faial Island in the Azores that erupted from the sea bed only 50 years ago. Visiting this area gives you a great sense of the ...
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Where this picture was taken ~100 years ago?

It probably was taken in Russia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania during Russian Civil War by one of my ancestors. I'm sure this place exists today - I saw it on the poster few years ago. But place was not ...