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Old 11-08-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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THe Saint Lawrence Seaway? or the Illinois River would be my guess
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No, the St. Lawrence flows OUT of the Great Lakes. The Illinois River empties into the Mississippi River, but is connected by a canal to the Chicago River, which flows into the Great Lakes.
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Old 11-08-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Rhode Island and Hawaii. One of the counties in Hawaiii is a leper colony that can be reached only on a mule track down a mountainside, I think, which for some odd machinations in a wierd past, obtained something akin to county status, Kalawao County, Pop. 147, is administered by the state department of health, and has no county government exceot an appointed sheriff.

Hawaii Highways - Road Photos - Kalawao County

cool you found out to! i have known for years that Hawai'i has 5 counties
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Not all published lists of Hawaii's counties show five. Many do not include Kalawao. The Gazetteer in the Rand McNally Road Atlas lists only four.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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i know i wanted to make it challenging to find the answer but you already knew it!!


okay i have another crazy question for you all where is Mt.D'iberville?
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic
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i know i wanted to make it challenging to find the answer but you already knew it!!


okay i have another crazy question for you all where is Mt.D'iberville?
It sounds French to me - let me guess - Quebec ???
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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It is entirely possible that Mount D'Iberville is the highest point in New Orleans, at several feet below sea level, perhaps on Iberville Street in the French Quarter, which is the highest part of the city. Now, after that whimsical answer, I shall go and look it up.

OK, I looked it up, and found that a really unusual trivia question can be made out of this. This is the highest point in a certain geographical entity, but it is not the top of the mountain. Tht top of the moluntain is about ten meters away, the highest point in another geographical entity.

I tried to look up a picture of it, and the first photo that came up was taken by the son of an old friend of mine.

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Anybody still working on the longest river that flows into the Great Lakes?

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Old 11-08-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Mt.D'Iberville also shares the name of Mt. Caubvick which at 5420 feet is the highest point in Newfoundland-Labrador/Quebec.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mt.D'Iberville also shares the name of Mt. Caubvick which at 5420 feet is the highest point in Newfoundland-Labrador/Quebec.
Yes, but the peak is entiresly within Labrador, so the highest point in Quebec is a boulder about ten meters from the peak. Apparently, the boulder is Mont d'Iberville.

Nearby is another intresting curiosity. Off the tip of that Quebec-Labrador point is Cape Chidley, on William Smith Island, which is divided now between Quebec and Newfoundland. Before Newfoundland joined Canada in 1947, that was an international boundary that passed through William Smith Island. I believe (but I'm not sure) that that was the smallest island in the world that had an international boundary on it.

So, next question: What island in the world today is the smallest island to lie within two different countries?
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What island in the world today is the smallest island to lie within two different countries?.

I guess something split btw Greece & Turkey but I was wrong. It is located in the Carribbean

Next Question: What is currently the fastest growing0 city/metro in the world, adding 500,000 per year?
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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i am going to guess the Kanto Major Metropolitan area in Japan .Including a.o. Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki, Saitama and Chiba, and with over 35 million inhabitants.


NEXT QUESTION: How far is Canada from France?
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