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Can You Guess the Original Color of the Eiffel Tower? Test Your Knowledge!

What is hidden beneath the Lincoln Memorial?

A secret bunker

A nuclear shelter

Historical documents

An underground lab

Beneath the Lincoln Memorial lies a large undercroft initially intended for ceremonies, which is often rumored as a secret bunker.

What color was the Eiffel Tower originally painted?

Red

Black

Green

Brown

The Eiffel Tower was originally painted Venice red to provide protection against rust during its construction phase in 1889.

How many rooms are there in the Winchester Mystery House?

40 rooms

160 rooms

200 rooms

500 rooms

The Winchester Mystery House has approximately 160 rooms, including bedrooms, kitchens, and numerous oddities like staircases leading nowhere.

What unusual feature does the Empire State Building have?

Rooftop garden

Lightning rods

Gold leaf ceiling

Docking station for airships

The Empire State Building was originally equipped with a dirigible docking station at its spire, intended for airship passengers.

What’s unique about the Liberty Bell’s inscription?

Misspelled word

Secret code

Famous quote

Bible verse

The Liberty Bell has a misspelling in its inscription; “Pennsylvania” is spelled without the final ‘n,’ an error at the time of creation.

What was the original purpose of the Louvre?

Palace

Fortress

Library

University

The Louvre originally started as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II.

A secret room

Theodore Roosevelt’s glasses

Jefferson’s right hand

Lincoln’s mole

Jefferson is depicted without a right hand on Mount Rushmore; his body posture does not show this hand clearly.

Which landmark has a time capsule from 1901?

Big Ben

Statue of Liberty

Plymouth Rock

Eiffel Tower

Plymouth Rock has a time capsule placed in its portico in 1901, containing a registry of Pilgrims and other items.

What is primarily beneath Venice’s canals?

Sand

Wood piles

Concrete

Nothing

Venice is built on wooden piles driven deep into the ground beneath the canals to support the buildings above.

What’s buried under the foundation of the Statue of Liberty?

A time capsule

Fort Wood

Copies of U.S. Constitution

Nothing

The Statue of Liberty stands atop Fort Wood, which was originally built for war defense in the early 19th century.

What does the Sydney Opera House roof represent?

Sails of ships

Waves of the sea

Mountains and valleys

Shark fins

The Sydney Opera House’s design with its shell-like roofs is intended to evoke the sails of the yachts that sail around the harbor.

What unexpected item is at the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza?

A pizza shop

A flag pole

A satellite dish

A lightning rod

A satellite dish is installed on top of the Great Pyramid to aid in scientific measurements and research.

Why does the Leaning Tower of Pisa lean?

Faulty foundation

Hit by a meteor

Earthquake damage

Intentional design

The Leaning Tower of Pisa leans because of an inadequate foundation on soft ground that could not properly support the tower’s weight.

What is inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty?

A museum

Fort Wood

Elevator machinery

Gift shop

Inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty is a museum that includes exhibits on the statue’s history and symbolism.

What was discovered under the Sphinx’s paw in 2008?

Ancient scrolls

A new chamber

Roman coins

Nothing

In 2008, a new archaeological chamber was discovered under one of the Sphinx’s paws, expanding our knowledge of ancient Egyptian architecture.

How often is the Taj Mahal washed?

Once a year

Every five years

Twice a decade

Never

The Taj Mahal is washed once a year to maintain its white marble façade and protect it from pollution and weathering.

What was the original color of the Golden Gate Bridge?

Orange

Silver

Red

Black

The original color of the Golden Gate Bridge is its iconic International Orange, selected to enhance its visibility in fog.

What type of stone forms Stonehenge’s largest stones?

Sandstone

Granite

Sarsen

Limestone

The largest stones of Stonehenge are made of Sarsen, a type of sandstone that was used for its durability and strength.

What feature of Machu Picchu remained hidden until 2014?

Secret temple

Original entrance

Hidden waterfall

Underground city

A secret temple was discovered at Machu Picchu in 2014, revealing more about the spiritual practices of the Incas.

What is at the top of Mount Everest besides snow?

A weather station

Flags from many nations

A mailbox

Nothing

Flags from many nations are often placed at the summit of Mount Everest by climbers to symbolize their achievements and international unity.

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