Questions tagged [geography]

The science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth.

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Are Americans ignorant about the geography of the world?

Jenny Jinx tweeted (244 retweets, 31 favorites) Seriously, the Czech Republic released a statement to correct stupid Americans. I am so ashamed. Good grief. The linked ...
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When did people first know the Earth was a sphere?

I've heard it numerous times, that in the old days people thought that the world was flat. Most commonly I heard this in connection with the voyage of Columbus, that he believed the earth to be a ...
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Is there any scientific explanation for this trumpet noise from the atmosphere?

According to this Daily Mail article, there have been recordings of trumpet like noises from the atmosphere. However, nobody knows the cause of it. However, as it is from the Daily Mail, I am taking ...
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Is Mecca at a special place on the earth's surface, dictated by the Golden Mean?

Mecca considered by Muslims to be the holiest city of Islam. This video about the Mecca makes the following claims: Mecca is at a special point on the Earth's surface in the sense that its ...
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Is there a place in the world where two oceans meet and they don't mix?

This picture is currently being spread virally: Some Muslims were saying that this is mentioned in the Quran where it is said: He has set free the two seas meeting together. There is a barrier ...
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Is La Palma the steepest island in the world?

Googling for steepest island in the world leads numerous pages claiming that La Palma is the steepest island in the world. Having recently been there, I am inclined to believe it, but it appears the ...
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