Interesting Facts - Page 1

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Technically, Manila is not the most populous city in the Philippines. The neighboring municipality of Quezon City has a higher population.
2
Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (But Yasser Arafat did).
3
The only U.S. presidents to run unopposed were George Washington and James Monroe.
4
Lake Baikal is both the deepest and the oldest lake in the world.
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The largest island in the United States is Hawaii, also known as "The Big Island".
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Level 11
Aug 22, 2018
I though that George Washington ran opposed against John Adams, hence why Adams became vice-president?
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Level 71
Oct 30, 2018
Washington ran twice.
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Level 81
Jan 13, 2019
Washington did run twice but the first election there were several other people running. He did not run unopposed. What's true is that he was elected unanimously. In the first presidential election there was no popular vote. Electors from each state voted for the two candidates that they most wanted to be president. Washington was picked by 100% of the electors. John Adams received the 2nd most votes (possible because every elector chose two candidates), and thus was made vice president.

If Adams had received the most votes, egotistical as he was, I'm sure he would have taken the job.

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Level 65
Feb 25, 2021
John Adams was perhaps the most ethical of the Founding Fathers and thoughtful too, along with Franklin and Jefferson. You might be mistaking him for that egomaniac, Alexander Hamilton.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2021
Being egotistical doesn't automatically make you unethical. There would have been nothing unethical about Adams accepting the win if he were elected, so I don't get what you're saying.
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Level 70
Jan 4, 2020
Adams D.C. the capital of USA
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Level 57
Mar 12, 2020
Gandhi would have won Nobel peace prize if he was not shooted in January 1948. He would have win 1948 peace prize. Check this Nobel Prize website's article: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/themes/mahatma-gandhi-the-missing-laureate
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Level 51
May 18, 2020
A better way to reword #2 is, Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize. (but Joseph Stalin did) Source
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Level ∞
May 18, 2020
No he didn't. Maybe if we add a fake fact page...
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Level 51
May 19, 2020
Good idea....
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Level 45
Jun 4, 2020
I thought the dead sea was the deepest lake in the world
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Level 50
Feb 8, 2021
It is the point in the world that is the farthest below sea level. That does not necessarily mean that it is the deepest.
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2021
Deepest water. The Dead Sea might be the lowest elevation.
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Level 81
Apr 1, 2021
The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation at its surface.
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Level 38
Nov 1, 2020
Can we make are own interesting facts Quizmaster
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Level 49
Nov 12, 2020
You can always suggest a fact, and it might be chosen to be on the interesting facts page.
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Level 50
Dec 2, 2020
No comments yet? Or is this an error?
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Level 50
Dec 5, 2020
Hmmm...must be an error.
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Level 30
Dec 15, 2020
Mrhej’s facts. I’ll try.
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Level 51
Jan 6, 2021
Add this:

When you put the Malay Peninsula into the Google Search Bar, it says "Peninsula in Thailand"

When you put the Armenian Highlands into it, it says "Highland in Turkey"

When you put the Moldova River in, it says "River in Romania" (Although that one actually makes sense)

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Level 51
Jan 6, 2021
Also, when you put in New Guinea, it says "Island in Australia"
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Level 28
Jan 11, 2021
Why the comments here were deleted?
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Level 28
Jan 11, 2021
Oh, forgot it. Error in loading
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Level 68
Jan 11, 2021
finally found the issue with this, and it's fixed now
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2021
There's some disagreement on the oldest lake. I'm not sure the scientific community has studied this thoroughly enough. I know of several lakes in the Rocky Mountains that are believed to be about 40-50 million years old.

https://www.oldest.org/nature/lakes/

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Level 66
Mar 5, 2021
Yeah, out of the lakes whose age is known, it's the oldest. But I do believe there are some old lakes whose age has yet to be confirmed.