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Sunday Challenge 49 – Natural Wonders of the World – Week of Sep 25 to Oct 1

Team StoryWeavers|September 24, 2022, 11:15 IST| 89

Welcome to Sunday Challenge, the weekly quiz. In this edition, we explore the many fascinating phenomena and natural features that our beautiful planet is adorned with. Get ready for a quiz on the Natural Wonders of the World. 

Leave your answers in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays. 

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1 

Which breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomenon, caused by solar storms, comes in two variants – Borealis and Australis?

Question 2

Despite its name, which might suggest otherwise, it is actually a large lake that gets its name from the fact that it has barely any flora or fauna growing it. It’s also a unique body of water which ensures that we can float even without trying, thanks to its excessive salt concentration. Identify the water body.

Question 3

Nepal’s Yeti distillery recently launched a limited edition rye vodka called 8848. Which local attraction and Natural Wonder of the World is the number a reference to?

Question 4

Covering an area of more than 330,000 sq km, it is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. Identify this natural wonder of the world that can be seen from outer space and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981.

Question 5

In this panel from Tintin comics, Captain Haddock is experiencing a strange weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a corona discharge from a rod-like object. In this case, it’s Haddock’s pick-axe. What is the name of this phenomenon? (Hint: it sounds like it’s named after a Sesame Street character but is actually named after the patron saint of sailors).

Take your guesses in the comments section below. This edition’s winners and answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!

To view other editions of Sunday Challenge, click here.

Answers to Sunday Challenge 48:

1. Amelia Earhart

2. Orange

3. Mach 5

4. Helicopters designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

5. Igor Sikorsky

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