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In which US state are you the longest from another state in the contiguous US? [closed]

In which state in the contiguous US (so not Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico etc) are you the farthest from another state?
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Where is this Google Meet backdrop?

Apparently it's called "Home Office by the Bay", and a colleague and I are wondering where it's taken (or if it's AI generated).
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What German village is this on the Rhine River?

I bought this painting, which is supposedly of a German village on the Rhine called Clouds Above the Rhine and I was wondering if anyone knew what city it is.
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Which airport has the longest minimum connection time?

I see 432 questions tagged short-connections. This made me wonder: which airport has the longest connection time? Notes: Longest connection time = time it takes for a passenger to go from one flight ...
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Large city with street grid among cardinal directions? [closed]

Manhattan's streets are famous for their grid layout. According to the New York Times, lines representing the vertical streets are rotated by 29° from the cardinal north/south axis. I am looking for a ...
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What is the widest road in the world?

What is the widest road in the world? (road / avenue / street / highway) Searching online it's quite difficult to find something approaching an accurate answer. What I could find mentioned: Monumental ...
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Identify location of painting

I am trying to identify the location of a 1939 painting by Kurt Leyde. He painted this near the end of his life (d. 1941) and was born and died in Berlin. Apart from that, I don’t have much history on ...
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Does anyone know this skyline?

Trying to figure out where this photo of my great uncle was taken and would love to see if anyone knows?
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Are these murals of a real location? Perhaps Bavaria?

In the town of Blackpool, England my partner and I have bought a house which was built around 1952. When we took the old wallpaper off the walls, we discovered amazing things - the lounge, dining room ...
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Where was this photo overlooking a valley taken?

This picture was taken from a group on WhatsApp.
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Where is this scenery (in New Zealand)?

A friend's family house has this image. They're pretty sure it's a mountain scene in New Zealand. Best bet currently is Mitre Peak but the lines of the mountain seem reversed...
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Where on Earth is this background image in Windows from?

Where exactly is this location located? I have tried to reproduce this image several times in Windows 10 login page, but I failed. What's the name of this location?
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Are there 2 Parkruns close enough together with a large enough start time difference such that one could run both on one day?

Parkrun is a popular 5K run which occurs every Saturday (plus New Year’s Day and Christmas Day) at 100s of locations around the world. The majority of these events start at 9am, but some have a ...
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What is the maximum number of countries one can pass through in total of 1,236.9 km by car? [closed]

I am only interested in the maximum number of countries one would pass through in a total of 1,236.9 km in any one of the continents by car. Time spent, dates etc are not important. Route does not ...
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Could you please help me to identify the location? [closed]

Can anyone identify the location shown in this painting?
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Are there any "gum wall" tourist attractions outside the US?

I am aware of two "gum wall" tourist attractions in the US, in Seattle, WA and San Luis Obispo, California. Are there any "gum wall" tourist attractions outside the US? My ...
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What's the most expensive parking spot in the world? [closed]

Recently I've traveled to Salt Lake City and noticed that there was a "Premium Reserved Parking" section for $10/hour, which seemed like the highest hourly rate I've seen so far. Are there ...
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What is the Turkish village shown in this video?

People Living in the Village - Village Documentary I can guess that this is a village in Turkey. But, I want to know the exact location. Can anyone tell me where this place is?
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Which scheduled flight is the most impacted by the Russia/Ukraine air border closure?

Given the recent invasion into Ukraine, all Western airlines were banned from Russian space and cannot use Ukrainian airspace for obvious reasons. A similar ban applies to Russian airlines flying over ...
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Where in Central Park was the photo "Child with a Toy Hand Grenade" taken?

Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C. 1962, is a rather famous photo by Diane Arbus: I came across this photo while reading about the background to the song "Teach Your Children,&...
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What/where is "Nongsa Sensation" in Batam, Indonesia?

Indonesia recently announced a travel bubble with Singapore, permitting travel to Bintan Lagoi and, I quote, Nongsapura International Ferry Terminal for the travel bubble area in Nongsa Sensation in ...
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Which pairs of countries are connected by land but can't be connected by car?

Can't be connected by car = a regular individual can't drive a regular vehicle between the two countries, including via another country. I'm not interested in the case where driving is made ...
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An active underground city/village?

I recently went on a tour of Project Riese and it got me wondering about whether there are actual active underground cities I could visit. Is there a place that's available not only for a tour, but ...
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What's the longest covid-19 quarantine?

I read on https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/10/business/hong-kong-covid-quarantine-pilots-intl-hnk/index.html that Hong Kong has a 4-week quarantine (including at-home self isolation) This typically means ...
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Where is the cityscape in this recent photo, probably in Malaysia? [closed]

My friend has recently visited Malaysia and sent me this photo. They do not know where exactly it is, but has given the following details: photo was recently taken (within past year) it is near a ...
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Where on earth can I book fun dive with hot water suit?

Is there a place on earth which offers hot water suits for tourists? I like watching Bering Sea Gold, and I'd like to experience how it is to dive in ice cold water with hot water suit. But for fun, ...
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Is there anywhere you can go to the 180th meridian on foot?

On a world map, the 180th meridian divides the Eastern Hemisphere from the Western Hemisphere. The area it passes through is mostly water, but remote parts of Russia, Alaska, Fiji, and a few others ...
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Where are these cliffs?

Does anyone knows where are these cliffs from the photo below? All the information I have is that the photo is from YouTube Video Tom Misch - The Journey and that at the bottom of the video is written ...
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Where did the Hungarian PM travel to & take this picture?

The Hungarian PM decided to upload this image to his Facebook: From other news, I know he is in italy. I am interested in the specific location. Could you help?
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Where is this video of seaside cliffs filmed?

This is an advert (YouTube link) currently running on Japanese TV; the music sounds Irish and the scenery also feels like there, but where exactly? Google doesn't give me good results for this still: ...
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Where was this picture taken? Somewhere in the western USA? Zion or Capitol Reef national park?

Need help identifying a location. I think it's most likely somewhere in the western USA. Maybe Zion or Capitol Reef national park based on the orange rock and river?
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Where is this brightly coloured house in Koskinou, Rhodes?

I am looking for the location of a house, I know it is in Koskinou village in Rhodes, but I want the exact location. This is the google map
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What's the fastest a tourist can go terrestrially?

Let's ignore planes on the ground, transportation vehicles in test phase that aren't in commercial operations, and special vehicles that a tourist cannot buy/rent/enter decently easily. The fastest I'...
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Looking for Houay den Muang in Laos

I'm looking for a place called Houay den Muang in Laos, I can't find anything about it on any search engine, does someone know where it is? Edit: It's probably some place in Vientiane.
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What is the sharpest bend in a tram track?

I recently received an email about track maintenance to the tram network. It included the following sentence: Track at the corner of Fletcher Gate and Victoria Street – believed to be one of the ...
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Which countries don't have a strong "car culture" (noisy cars & bikes)? [closed]

I currently live in Wales. Like most of the UK, it has a very high rate of people driving extremely loud cars and motorbikes, at all times of the day. Like a lot of people, the noise annoys me, but ...
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Where in Moscow is/was this 1980 Olympics logo sculpture located?

The photo below (source) was purportedly taken in 1980 in Moscow. Exactly where in Moscow was the photo taken? Is the sculpture of the 1980 Summer Olympics emblem in the background still standing at ...
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Where is this dome in Delhi?

This is an image from an 1986 Tamil movie, Mouna Raagam, (at 0:26 in this video), which was supposedly shot in Delhi. A paste into Google image search throws a number of domes in Delhi, but the top is ...
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Where can I go to see the Earth is round?

There are many ways to see that the Earth is round. Some of them require traveling to specific places. Question: Where can I go, besides Warren Dunes (see (3) below), to see that the Earth is round in ...
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Where was this picture taken in 1932?

This picture was taken about 1932 in central Europe - probably in Czechoslovakia, maybe in Budweis.
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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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Identify location of old paintings - WWII soldier

Does anyone know where the location on this old paintings may be? My great uncle was a doctor in WWII and was given a book half full of paintings by a soldier that he cared for. Unfortunately that’s ...
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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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Where is this place? Windows 10 Wallpaper

Looks like this is a middle east city. I am curious to know where. Windows does not give any info.
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Where is this huge indoor waterfall?

Link to video Given the trains and the shopping mall, I am suspecting an airport ... possibly Singapore, it has been a few years since I lived there, and things change quickly
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What is the name of the island?

What is the island at 2:31 into this YouTube video. I believe I've seen pictures of it before. It looks like a circle with a diameter of about 40 km. I'm curious to learn about the nature of the ...
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Where is this chained man statue, photographed a century ago?

According to metadata, this image is claimed to be taken between 1880 and 1926 and the location is stated just as "Europe". If the photographer is correctly identified, most of his ...
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Museum of televisions

Does anyone know a museum in which it is possible to see old TV equipment e.g. 405 line black and white TVs? Ideally, some of them would be operating. I am in the UK so museums in the UK would be ...
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Where is this Utah triangle monolith located?

This article describes the 'discovery' of a tall metal object with triangular cross section in the Utah wilderness by a helicopter crew. Where is this, and if you wanted to get there how could that ...
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Where in the US is this statue located? [closed]

I only know this place is in the US. Please help me. I tried googling but found nothing.
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