We all think we know what the tune signifies: edgy, classy, secret, even dangerous, but Monty Norman composed it to suggest something very different.
The ‘Triple Crown’ isn’t just a horse racing thing. It’s also what a baseball player wins when he ends up tops in his league for batting avarege, RBIs and homers. And Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers just finished the regular-season leading the American League in all three of those categories. Where in Venezuela is Cabrera from?
For the Geo Quiz, we are looking for a North American city where you would find a new statue of the former President of Azerbaijan.
Amsterdam already has excellent public transportation options ranging from fast trains to canal boats. Now, in addition to buses, taxis, and bicycles, you can catch a ride on a bright green electric scooter called a Hopper.
German scientists have discovered that 11th century statue of the Buddhist god Vaisravana was made out of a chunk of iron meteorite that slammed into Central Asia some fifteen thousand years ago. The Iron Man statue was found and taken from Tibet by the Nazis in the 1930′s and brought to Germany. Elmar Buchmer, a geologist at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, says he believes it’s the only human figure ever to have been found that is carved out of a meteorite stone.
A North Vietnamese soldier’s frayed diary that was returned to Vietnam by US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta earlier this year, has now been presented to the soldier’s family at a ceremony in their home village in the northern province of Hai Duong, 46 years after the soldier was killed in action in the Vietnam War.
A 5000-year-old dense forest of towering black oak trees once covered this eastern region of England. Recently a farmer made a discovery there near Cambridgeshire when his plow hit a massive oak tree buried in the wet soil.
For our Geo Quiz we’re trying to track down some pizza rustlers, some cheese pizza rustlers. Police in Southern Ontario are investigating an unusual criminal case that involves some local pizzerias.
The BBC ‘s Paulo Cabral is in the Brazilian city known for nightmarish traffic jams on the roads and in the sky. Traffic gridlock is getting worse as more and more Brazilians drive. One option available to some commuters: take a helicopter to work.
There’s a national shortage of eggs in the country that is the world’s biggest consumer of eggs (350 per person per year). It’s causing prices to rise, and chefs are having to get creative says Patricia Jinich, host of the popular cooking program Pati’s Mexican Table.
A once sunken treasure emerges in our Geo Quiz. A drought in Central Europe has caused Poland’s longest river to recede near Warsaw, exposing tons of long lost stonework and marble. It was looted from Polish palaces and castles centuries ago during a 1655 Swedish invasion, and ended up at the bottom of the river when the barge hauling it to the port of Gdansk sank.
We’re looking for the name of a very long hiking trail for our Geo Quiz, more than 10,000 miles miles long. The trail is a horseshoe-shaped trail that roughly wraps around the North Atlantic Ocean. The path follows along some mountain ranges that share a common geology.
A team led by British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has announced to do six month ice trek begin from the Russian Antarctic base of Novolazarevskaya, and cross 2,000 miles via the South Pole to McMurdo Station, the US polar research base that looks out toward the Ross Sea. Can you name this partially frozen southern sea that wraps around this coastline of Antarctica?