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Can you see Putin in Duomo di Milano?

My friend visited Duomo in Milan, where their tour guide told them that a large number of statues and figures appears on Duomo. She asked which modern people appear there? Tour guide replied that ...
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Is Seiryu Miharashi Station the only train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform?

I'm reading about the Seiryu Miharashi Station in Japan, which is a recently (2019-03-19) opened train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform, except via the train, as the platform'...
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What is the highest pass in the world that is kept open (plowed) in winter?

Winter is here (for those in the Northern Hemisphere at least), and with it comes the bane of travelers just about everywhere, snow. Furthermore, snow tends to be more prevalent at higher altitudes, ...
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What is the highest road in the world that is accessible by conventional vehicles?

I'm looking to drive up the highest road in the world but I don't have access to any special vehicles. Where can I do so? The exact conditions are: The road must be accessible to civilians, so ...
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Which countries refer to themselves by their shape? [closed]

The French refer to their country as l'Hexagone, as mainland France is approximately hexagonal. What other countries refer to themselves by the shape of their territory?
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What's the shortest flight on which a full, complimentary hot meal was served to all passengers?

Here in the United States, the typical economy class service offered on short-haul flights is a simple snack and beverage service. There are often options to purchase meals on board, but only on ...
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What is the most isolated building in the world?

I wish to know what the the most isolated building in the world is, with "most isolated" being defined as "the longest distance to the closest building". Building complexes count ...
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UK Station served by greatest number of TOCs?

Liverpool Lime Street is served by seven Train Operating Companies: Avanti West Coast Merseyrail East Midlands Trains Transpennine Express Trains for Wales (via the recently reopened Halton Curve) ...
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What's the longest direct route with Flixbus?

I wonder what the longest direct route with Flixbus is? As one can get 5 tickets for 20€ each I want to know which route will give the most value to the tickets. The longest I've travelled on yet ...
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Busiest domestic-only airport?

What is the busiest domestic airport? By domestic airport, I mean an airport where: all scheduled or charter flights are domestic, and the airport must not have any customs and immigration ...
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What's the longest scheduled helicopter flight?

I'm looking for the longest scheduled commercial helicopter route in the world. It could be seasonal but should be recurring and anyone should be able to purchase tickets for the route.
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Direct flights between cities with the same name

One can fly from London (YXU) to London (LHR) (via Toronto), from Glasgow (GGW) to Glasgow (GLA) (multiple stops), or from Moscow (PUW) to Moscow (SVO) (via Seattle). There are others (Sydney, ...
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Largest populated area without cars [duplicate]

I would like to visit somewhere with no cars. What are the largest inhabited regions with no automobiles? (Emergency vehicles are allowed.)
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What is the world's largest publicly accessible air-conditioned space? [closed]

Living just off the equator, in a place that's hot & humid all year around, I find myself longing for places with pleasant, predictable, climate-controlled environments. So: What is the largest ...
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What is the cheapest business or first class flight I can book and fly? [closed]

I’d like to be able to turn left and head for the pointy end of a plane. What’s the cheapest business class or first class flight I can book? Basically, the rules are the same as What is the cheapest ...
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What airport has the fewest regular commercial flights?

Of all the airports that receive regular commercial flights, which airport receives the fewest flights per day or otherwise experiences the lowest rate of commercial traffic? Major hubs can receive ...
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Capital with fewest resident embassies [closed]

What is the capital of country with fewest resident embassies. I have one example but will add it as answer later (if no one mention it). By country I accept the definition and list of Wikipedia
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What's the smallest non-capital city with a foreign consulate?

As an example, the city of Haifa (population 280k) has a Russian consulate in addition to the main embassy in Tel Aviv. The Haifa consulate is full fledged and can issue visas, not just an honorary ...
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Which airports serve only international destinations? [closed]

In this question, concerning the airports that serve the most countries, domestic flights are excluded (i.e. the country containing the airport should not contribute to its destination count). This ...
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Which airport has direct flights to the most countries?

While viewing videos from one personal that has been to every country he mentioned that it was easier for him to see new countries because the airport close to him had so many flights to other ...
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

For the purpose of this question, temperature refers to daily mean temperature in a month (shown as "daily mean" on Wikipedia) of the city/town that an airport primarily serves passenger flight ...
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What does this tiny window balcony spotted in Zurich stand for?

Watching photos made in Zurich this September, I noticed strange window construction. What does this red wooden box stand for? It's too small to be a balcony - at least for adult human, probably it's ...
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Which railway stations in the UK only offer travel in one direction?

Despite living relatively nearby, I have just recently learnt about Pilning station. That I have been unaware of it until now is not particularly surprising, as there are only two services a week. (it ...
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What is the longest distance between two stops of a train route?

As a follow-up to this answer which states that the “Z” trains from Beijing to Hong Kong and which take 24 hours are actually non-stop services (permitting immigration formalities to take place in ...
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Where can you find the cheapest beer at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport?

The beer is super expensive at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, usually around 100-120:- (10-12€) for a 50 cl lager at any bar or restaurant. As a Swede I find this outrageous as a beer in the alco shop is ...
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Most remote passenger train station

I enjoy travelling to remote places and to places that can be accessed by train or boat but not by car. What passenger train station is furthest from any regular road? By regular road, I mean a ...
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Where are these two hills with fall foliage in Saguenay QC?

The image below was taken by Mathieu Dupuis. Where is this?
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Place furthest away from an airport in the world?

I have been reading a lot and watching a lot of programs about remote places. I was wondering, apart from the North, South Pole and Antarctica, what is the place in the world (on land) furthest away ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen Wallpaper, where is this location? [duplicate]

This image popped on my screen one day and it wouldn't give me the destination and was wondering where this is, I would love to go here.
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Which museums have artworks of all four Ninja Turtles' namesakes?

I was visiting the Louvre recently, where I tried to ignore the lines to Leonardo's Mona-Lisa and looked at all the other great art instead, such as Michelangelo's dying slave and the many works by ...
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Cheapest hotel in Europe

In this video a hotel in Belarus is shown with rooms for $4.10 per night. But the city is not mentioned. So, is this the cheapest hotel in Europe and where is it located?
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Single flight multiple flight numbers?

Is it possible for a single flight to have multiple flight numbers?
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What are the closest international airports in different countries?

From my house I see many planes coming in to land at Tijuana International Airport (8km/5mi from me), and on occasion I can also see planes that (I assume) are coming in to land at San Diego ...
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Where is the largest collection of Romanticism paintings? [closed]

I would like to find out where is the largest collection of paintings from the Romanticism movement. By largest I mean not only the more numerous but also with sufficient coverage of different artists,...
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Longest bridge/tunnel that can be cycled over/through?

I'm cycling around Japan, and a few days ago I cycled the Shimanami Kaido, a series of bridges connecting islands between the mainland and Shikoku in the inland sea. One of the bridges there was (if I ...
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What is the closest airport to the center of the city it serves?

Inspired by this, but the complete opposite: What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves? Personally, I can't think of anything closer than Adelaide Airport (ADL),...
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What is the most remote airport from the center of the city it supposedly serves?

As an example, "Frankfurt" Hahn is actually 120 km away from the city of Frankfurt and "Paris" Beauvais is actually 85 km away from the center of Paris. Are there airports that are even further away ...
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What flight has the highest ratio of timezone difference to flight time?

Inspired by crossing four time zones in six hours today: what commercially operated scheduled flight has the largest time difference per flight time? For example, if there's a 2-hour flight that has ...
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What is the most remote railway line in the world?

What is the most remote railroad in the world? By remote, I mean that: this railroad must be disconnected from any other railroad; this railroad must currently have scheduled passenger trains. ...
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What does this Suriname traffic sign mean?

I saw several of them around Paramaribo, Suriname. Left side looks kind of like "vehicles not allowed" and the right side like "parking prohibited" signs, but there was plenty of cars riding and ...
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Metro areas with the biggest daytime bulge in population? [closed]

Juneau, Alaska has a population of roughly 30,000. During the day, according to a taxi driver I utilized, cruise ships can bring in about 10,000 people. So during the day, the number of people in ...
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What's the cheapest flight in the world per kilometer traveled?

We already have a question about the cheapest flight overall, however that only covers the total amount paid for the whole journey. I am instead interested to know which route is the cheapest in the ...
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Place on earth with the highest minimum temperature?

It is easy to find the place on earth with the lowest minimum or highest maximum temperature ever recorded, but I am wondering where is the place with the highest minimum temperature ever recorded ? ...
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Which two countries are the most distant from each other in terms of number of flight segments?

For the purpose of this question, distance means the number of flight hops needed to get from one country to another, with the following conditions: Any two points within the two countries count, so ...
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What do letters "R" and "E" before parking slots in Spain mean?

In Spain, more precisely in the Basque Country, I have seen letters "R" and "E" before parking slots. What do they mean / stand for? This one is in the town of Zumaia. Picture is taken on Google ...
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What do these signs in the Czech Republic mean? [Picture included]

I cannot make sense of these lines and numbers, what do they represent?
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Which road connects the most countries?

European Route E80 connects 9 or 10 countries: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, (Kosovo), Bulgaria, Turkey, apparently stopping at the Iranian border. Which officially ...
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What is the biggest altitude difference between two points visible from each other and where are they?

People who have been to Geneva surely have admired the view of Mont Blanc. On clear days it is possible to see the mountain which is 70 km away and more than 4000 m higher than the city. (To be honest,...
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Time zones and capital cities

What are the two closest capital cities in different time zones in order to celebrate New Year's Day in both capital cities?
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What is the longest journey made of 2-hour flights from London?

Starting from London, what are the furthest places that can be reached by commercial flights, with any number of flight segments and stopovers, but all flights lasting under 2 hours? For example, can ...
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