Biggest Things Quiz

Can you name the largest thing in each of these categories?
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Last updated: December 30, 2019
First submittedFebruary 2, 2011
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Category
Answer
Animal species
Blue Whale
Land animal species (weight)
African Elephant
Land animal species (height)
Giraffe
Tree species (weight)
Giant Sequoia
Tree species (height)
Coast Redwood
Building (height)
Burj Khalifa
Desert (non-arctic)
Sahara
Planet (this solar system)
Jupiter
Country (land area)
Russia
Country (population)
China
U.S. state (land area)
Alaska
U.S. state (population)
California
Mountain (height)
Mount Everest
Category
Answer
Freshwater lake (volume)
Lake Baikal
Freshwater lake (area)
Lake Superior
City (metro population)
Guangzhou or Tokyo
Public corporation (revenue)
Wal-Mart
Public corporation (market value)
Apple
Island (area, non-continental)
Greenland
Waterfall (height)
Angel Falls
Waterfall (flow rate)
Niagara Falls
River (volume)
Amazon
Human internal organ (weight)
Liver
Human bone
Femur
U.S. stadium (capacity)
Michigan Stadium
Cave (longest passage)
Mammoth Cave
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Level 54
Nov 11, 2013
I'd really be curious as to who were the 1% that missed elephant with the picture shown. My 3-year-old daughter said elephant when the picture popped up.
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Level 72
Dec 20, 2013
i know that a few times i have done a quiz at work and was halfway through and my boss walked up and i had to slickly minimize the window, so my time ran out while i was talking to my boss and i missed some easy ones. I'm afraid i've been that 1% before. :-(
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2016
Probably people who started the quiz, then just let it time out without answering any questions.
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Level 54
Sep 19, 2017
@Cy, stats only count those who answered at least one question.
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Level 54
Jul 21, 2018
The dog ate my homework, too.
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2019
@aesthus, so? Elephant isnt the first question so it is possible (even if it was the first, you can answer questions out order. My eye sometimes fall on a question before getting around to reading the next in line (during typing) so I answer that first.
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Level 63
Sep 4, 2017
Maybe because they just quickly gave up because they just don't want to play ^^
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Level 35
May 13, 2018
Maybe those who gave up as soon as they started the timer saying "This is too hard"
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
Or anyone that is not on a computer but a tablet or smartphone... plus the people that just start the quiz and read the questions instead of inspecting the page and looking at pictures and colors and other stuff that is not the quiz itself.
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Level 64
Nov 11, 2020
Residents of Middle Earth who thought it was oliphaunt.
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Level 77
Dec 20, 2013
I think you have sequoia and redwood mixed up. Great quiz!
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2013
Fixed now, thanks!
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Level 65
Dec 20, 2013
I didn't know "blue whale" was its own species. I typed "whale" about thirty times. I thought they were classified just as different types, like dogs. Oh well. Learned something new.
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2018
Not at all! If you look at a blue whale vs. sperm whale, they are very different.
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2019
If you look at a chihuahua and a saint bernard, they're even more different..
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Level 59
Mar 8, 2020
Absolutely not. A Chihuaha and a St.Bernard are very similar animals, differing only by size.

A blue whale has no teeth but baleens, it filters huge amounts of water to catch very small preys (mostly plankton and krill), it has two blowholes… A sperm whale has teeth, it hunts for big preys (medium to large squids and octopuses, rays and fish), it has only one blowhole…

Not only are they not the same species, but neither the same family and parvorder.

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Level 80
Dec 20, 2013
Was doing great up until the last two... I'm not up on my sports and spelunking trivia.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2013
I had the same issue.
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Level 49
Dec 20, 2013
I got the stadium by accident while guessing random lakes.
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Level 59
Aug 22, 2016
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2020
helpful
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2016
I only got Mammoth Cave because I've been there; it's a stunning place.
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Level 38
Dec 20, 2013
I tried all of the great lakes, but I forgot Superior....I feel like a grade-A idiot.
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Level 62
Dec 20, 2013
Just remember HOMES. Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior.

/Michigan nerd alert.

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Level 58
Feb 28, 2016
Nah, I think that's just a regular nerd alert. :) (Not that any of us who are on here taking this quiz for fun should be talking!)
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Level 45
Dec 20, 2013
Okay, it says mountain - then Himalayas. The mount (or peak) is Everest.
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Level 80
Dec 28, 2013
Everest is a mountain. The Himalayas are a mountain range.
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Level 11
Dec 21, 2013
Good Quiz !!!
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Level 55
Jan 2, 2014
Like many, I got all but the last two - which is fairly frustrating because I have been in Mammoth Cave, and just couldn't remember the name of it after all these years. As a Canadian who doesn't follow sports, I have very little chance of knowing another country's largest stadiums, but I'm still happy with 24/26.
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Level 60
Mar 10, 2014
For the biggest waterfall, it would be more correct to say "mean annual flow rate".

Victoria Falls and Iguazu Falls have both recorded flow rates almost twice as high as the maximum recorded flow rate for Niagara. But on average, Niagara is correct.

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Level 48
Jun 14, 2014
Nice quiz, but way too much things from US.
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Level 67
Jun 19, 2019
They like it big over there.
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Level 58
Jul 30, 2014
I missed the cave question so I looked it up. I'm not sure if this is accurate, but it looks like the biggest cave (passage) is in Vietnam....the Son Doong cave. You might want to check it out. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/090724-biggest-cave-vietnam/
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2016
Maybe that's the biggest, but Mammoth cave has the greatest length of total passageways, which is what the question asks for.
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Level 50
Dec 8, 2014
Could accept 'Giant Redwood' for Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) - as this is a common name for it. - this is different from Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) - Kind of bad form to have a mix of Latin binomial and Common names
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Level 49
Feb 2, 2015
I missed Michigan stadium cause Ohio Stadium just added more seats and thought they said during an OSU game that ti was bigger.. so maybe it needs to be updated again?

BTW I thougth they said it was Ohio Stadium but maybe they were talking about Michgians.. BTW that team up north stadium didn't work ;)

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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_stadiums_by_capacity
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Level 85
Sep 19, 2017
I don't understand why the list on Wikipedia excludes racetracks. Indianapolis Speedway has double the permanent seating of Michigan stadium.
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Level 82
Jan 10, 2016
I've always been taught the Caspian sea is the largest lake in the world.
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Level 82
Jan 10, 2016
Seems that it's not as simple as it seems: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lakes_by_area . But I'd still say Caspian Sea despite it not resting firmly on continental crust, (whatever that means? It's too deep?), not Lake Superior.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2016
The clue says freshwater lake.
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Level 65
Feb 25, 2016
I feel like you need to put some qualifier next to the animals (living). I was all set to whip out some dinosaur nerd knowledge. But, sadly, it was just an elephant and a giraffe.
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2019
Ahem.. I em... that it asked for animal species that lived in trees hahaha, thought it was a bit odd clue haha oops. (In my defense it was 3.30 am and the first were all amimals)
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Level 55
Jul 19, 2020
I did the same thing, and it's 8 am 🤦‍♀️
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Level 76
Feb 25, 2016
I can't spell Mammoth, otherwise I would have gotten 100%. Oh wait, I just spelled it correctly.
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2016
Funny, in Estonian, both sequoia and redwood are called "sekvoia".
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Level 31
Feb 25, 2016
Tried all the great lakes which was how I got Michigan Stadium :)
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Level 63
Feb 27, 2016
How about accepting General Sherman for the Tree species (weight)?
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Level 52
Oct 20, 2016
But that's a specific tree, not a species
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Level 20
Feb 29, 2016
LOL, the only reason i got lake michigan is because i thought it was the largest freshwaterlake.... LOL
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Level 79
Sep 22, 2016
Liver? Really? That's my 2nd-favorite organ!
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2018
What's first?
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Level 49
Oct 25, 2016
I cant find any list where Niagara Falls is at the top. Not one.

What is the source of this answer?

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Level 60
Nov 4, 2016
I only got Michigan Stadium because I was looking for Lake Michigan for freshwater volume. Never heard of the true answer or the highest building.
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Level 30
Dec 15, 2016
michigan-huron is technically the largest lake
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Level 65
Jan 6, 2017
Great quiz. Though the stadium question was too hard for me.
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Level 72
Feb 18, 2017
Wouldn't the aspen be the heaviest tree?
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Level 72
Mar 16, 2017
You could accept "Salto Angel" for Angel Falls
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Level 23
Oct 15, 2017
Had no idea about Michigan. Just kept typing Victoria and Caspian.
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Level 23
Oct 15, 2017
I'm surprised building tripped so many up. I thought it was quite famous. I didn't get Mammoth Cave, but for some reason, the word "mammoth" was floating around in my mind.
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Level 61
Dec 18, 2017
I didn't get Sequoia because of spelling, and I didn't get Greenland because I thought I'd tried it but I think I typed Iceland twice. Brain is tired.

Also didn't get the stadium or cave but just because I didn't know them

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Level 62
Feb 26, 2018
Got Michigan Stadium on accident because I was guessing on the lake one.
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Level 39
May 13, 2018
According to Wikipedia Niagra is only the 5th largest by flow. Largest is Boyoma Falls in the Democratic Republic of Congo
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Level 59
May 13, 2018
I think you should accept "Salto Angel". Cheers.
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Level 81
Jun 14, 2018
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway may not be a stadium per se, but it holds 4 times as many spectators as Michigan Stadium.
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Level 89
Jan 2, 2019
I got the river while trying to insert the corporation
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2019
I spelled baikal wrong :(
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Level 42
Jul 14, 2019
i'm suprised wal-mart isn't widely guessed
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2019
Maybe because it is not "widely" available. Other countries dont have walmarts so people wouldnt immediately think about it, even when they háve heard about it through movies or quizsites.
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Level 69
Jan 6, 2020
Apple is kinda obvious answer, but not always right. Microsoft and Amazon are so close with their value I think they both visited #1 in 2019.
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Level 32
Feb 13, 2020
I wrote amazon for public revenue and got the river by accident!
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Level 35
Mar 5, 2020
mauna key is a bigger mountain. at least add "on land"
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Level ∞
Mar 5, 2020
Mauna Kea* is not higher than Everest. Maybe taller, if you are a nitpicker, but certainly not higher.

Fun fact: the summit of Chimborazo in Ecuador is actually furthest from the center of the Earth.

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Level 59
Mar 8, 2020
Could you accept "sequoia sempervirens"? I knew there were two species of sequoias, sequoia giganticus being heavier and s.sempervirens taller, but I didn't know you Americans called the second one "redwood".
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Level 47
Mar 8, 2020
Am I the only one that typed in amazon for the biggest corporation but the answer popped up for biggest river
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2020
Read the comments above and you'll find the answer is no.
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Level 34
Nov 11, 2020
Burj al Khalifa should work