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Biggest Things Quiz

For each category, name the biggest thing.
Last updated: November 04, 2018
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Category
Biggest Thing
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
Freshwater lake (volume)
Lake Baikal
Category
Biggest Thing
Freshwater lake (area)
Lake Superior
Mountain (height)
Mount Everest
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 51
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 73
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 63
Feb 26, 2016
Probably people who started the quiz, then just let it time out without answering any questions.
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level 52
Sep 19, 2017
@Cy, stats only count those who answered at least one question.
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level 45
Jul 21, 2018
The dog ate my homework, too.
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level 24
May 16, 2016
I am dumb i spelt Tokyo, "Tokoyo"
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level 45
Jul 21, 2018
Your spelling should be adopted.
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level 57
Sep 4, 2017
Maybe because they just quickly gave up because they just don't want to play ^^
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level 26
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 69
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 57
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 60
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 74
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 59
Dec 20, 2013
I had the same issue.
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level 67
Dec 20, 2013
figured you would get the stadium wrong,...you should diversify and become a bit more well rounded
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level 74
Dec 28, 2013
I know as much about sports as the average person knows about geography or history. I just don't obsess about it the way so many do. Because so many obsess about it, sports trivia is often calibrated to be challenging for those people and totally inaccessible to someone with a reasonable level of information.

I can live with missing two. I always have my dad as a lifeline in case I get on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
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level 49
Dec 20, 2013
I got the stadium by accident while guessing random lakes.
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level 54
Aug 22, 2016
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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 34
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 64
Dec 20, 2013
Just remember HOMES. Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. /Michigan nerd alert.
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level 59
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 43
Dec 20, 2013
Okay, it says mountain - then Himalayas. The mount (or peak) is Everest.
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level 74
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
Dec 21, 2013
Got lucky on Michigan Stadium guessing for the other freshwater lake. Good quiz.
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level 75
Nov 30, 2015
Same thing happened to me :) Never would have got it otherwise
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level 74
Feb 25, 2016
I didn't even think about college stadiums. I was mentally going through all the pro stadiums.
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level 48
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 64
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 46
Jun 14, 2014
Nice quiz, but way too much things from US.
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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 51
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 74
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 41
Mar 13, 2015
Mount Everest = Chomolungma
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level 26
Mar 16, 2015
Can u plz accept burj for burj Khalifa
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level 52
Oct 20, 2016
"Burj" means tower. That would be like accepting "building" for the Empire State Building.
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level 66
Dec 8, 2017
Burj al Khalifa not acceptable?
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level 60
Nov 12, 2018
No one calls it that.
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level 79
Jan 10, 2016
I've always been taught the Caspian sea is the largest lake in the world.
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level 79
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 59
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 70
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 60
Feb 25, 2016
Funny, in Estonian, both sequoia and redwood are called "sekvoia".
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level 33
Feb 25, 2016
Tried all the great lakes which was how I got Michigan Stadium :)
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level 55
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 70
Sep 22, 2016
Liver? Really? That's my 2nd-favorite organ!
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level 60
Nov 12, 2018
What's first?
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level 47
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 61
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 58
Jan 6, 2017
Great quiz. Though the stadium question was too hard for me.
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level 65
Feb 18, 2017
Wouldn't the aspen be the heaviest tree?
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level 55
Mar 16, 2017
You could accept "Salto Angel" for Angel Falls
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level 22
Oct 15, 2017
Had no idea about Michigan. Just kept typing Victoria and Caspian.
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level 22
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 62
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 57
Feb 26, 2018
Got Michigan Stadium on accident because I was guessing on the lake one.
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level 27
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 44
May 13, 2018
I think you should accept "Salto Angel". Cheers.
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level 58
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.