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Here's another geographic trivia question:


Where can you stand with one foot on the European plate and one foot on the North American plate?


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Iceland, I believe. And there's a place there where you can actually swim between 2 plates that are separating.

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Iceland, I believe. And there's a place there where you can actually swim between 2 plates that are separating.
I saw that on Nova or some other science program.
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Here's another: for an hour a year it's the same time in Florida as it is in Oregon.
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Here's another: for an hour a year it's the same time in Florida as it is in Oregon.
What's the question?
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It was a statement.

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ok...sorry.
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How often is it the same time in FL and OR?
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I believe you can get to all states that border Arkansas by traveling south.
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^^^ Only the two experts on NBC morning news that asked the original question.

Never heard of them. I never watch morning news shows. Ever.
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Without looking it up, I seem to remember Alaska being the answer.

Edit: Read the responses and see the answer was already given.

How about the northern most state in the con-us?
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They should put a bridge across there so that I can drive from here to Europe.
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Never heard of them. I never watch morning news shows. Ever.



They're not really experts...but they did ask the original question.
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They should put a bridge across there so that I can drive from here to Europe.
There is a bridge just off the road about twenty minutes south west of Keflavik. One end is on the European plate, the other on the North American plate. There is a shallow (but slowly widening) depression under the bridge. I believe it widens each year by about the same rate your fingernails grow.
Iceland is such a cool place.

Oh, and Maine is the northernmost of the 48 .

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^^^ You are correct of the 48.
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Not Maine, but it does start with an 'M'
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^^^ You are correct of the 48.
Nope, but it is the eastern most point of the lower 48.
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Not Maine, but it does start with an 'M'
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The northernmost point is a geographic anomaly. It is the only point in the continental United States that lies north of the 49th Parallel.
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^^^ didn't know that...interesting.
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^^^ didn't know that...interesting.
Same here on both counts.
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Thanks for the correction. Maine doesn't quite make it to 48 degrees North.

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