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Old 09-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #1
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Which pair of the following cities are the farthest apart?

1.
Algiers and Amsterdam
Amarillo, Texas and Asuncion, Paraguay
Albuquerque and Andorra
Alice Springs and Anchorage

2.
Butte, Montana and Bogotá
Beijing and Beirut
Bangkok and Bangor, Maine
Boston and Brussels
3.
Cleveland and Caracas
Chicago and Cape Town
Copenhagen and Carlsbad, NM
Canton, China and Cairo, Egypt
4.
Dallas and Damascus
Detroit and Dar es Salaam
Denver and Dublin
Douglas, Isle of Man and Djibouti
5.
Gabarone, Botswana and Gibraltar
Grand Junction, CO and Georgetown, Guyana
Glasgow and Guatemala City
Hamburg and Honolulu
6.
Helsinki and Havana
Hammerfest, Norway and Hamilton, Bermuda
Hanoi and Harare, Zimbabwe
Houston and Hong Kong
7.
Kuwait City and Kinshasa
Katmandu and Khartoum
Kabul and Kansas City
Kuala Lumpur and Kiev
8.
Madrid and Miami
Mexico City and Manila
Mecca and Moscow
Minneapolis and Monaco
9.
Prague and Panama City
Pretoria and Phnom Penh
Portland, OR and Paris
Perth, Australia and Phoenix
10. I am looking for the farthest city of the following four from San
Francisco.
Amman
Tashkent
Lhasa
Sydney




1.
Alice Springs and Anchorage
Alice Springs and Anchorage: 7198 statute miles, 11,585 kilometers
Algiers and Amsterdam: 1075 miles, 1721 km
Albuquerque and Andorra: 5417 miles, 8718 km
Amarillo and Asuncion: 5075 miles, 8168 km
2.
Bangkok and Bangor, Maine
Bangkok and Bangor: 8331 miles, 14307 km
Beijing and Beirut: 4332 miles, 6971 km
Boston and Brussels: 3466 miles, 5578 km
Butte, MT and Bogotá: 3669 miles, 5906 km
3.
Chicago and Cape Town
Chicago and Capetown: 8555 miles, 13,769 km
Cleveland and Caracas: 2317 miles, 3278 km
Copenhagen and Carlsbad, NM: 5304 miles, 8536 km
Canton and Cairo: 4978 miles, 8012 km
4.
Detroit and Dar es Salaam
Detroit and Dar es Salaam: 8160 miles, 13,133 km
Dallas and Damascus: 6931 miles, 11154 km
Denver and Dublin: 4398 miles, 7078 km
Douglas, Isle of Man and Djibouti: 3912 miles, 6295 km
5.
Hamburg and Honolulu
Hamburg and Honolulu: 7209 miles, 11,603 km
Gabrone, Botswana and Gibraltar: 4672 miles, 7519 km
Glasgow and Guatemala City: 5237 miles, 8429 km
Grand Junction, CO and Georgetown, Guyana: 3833 miles, 6170 km
6.
Houston and Hong Kong
Houston and Hong Kong: 8337 miles, 13,417 km
Helsinki and Havana: 5399 miles, 8689 km
Hanoi and Harare, Zimbabwe: 5699 miles, 9173 km
Hammerfest, Norway and Hamilton, Bermuda: 4089 miles, 6581 km
7.
Kabul and Kansas City
Kabul and Kansas City: 7242 miles, 11655 km
Katmandu and Khartoum: 3463 miles, 5573 km
Kuala Lumpur and Kiev: 5217 miles, 8396 km
Kuwait City and Kinshasa: 3175 miles, 5110 km
8.
Mexico City and Manila
Mexico City and Manila: 8831 miles, 14,212 km
Madrid and Miami: 4405 miles, 7088 km
Mecca and Moscow: 2368 miles, 3812 km
Minneapolis and Monaco: 4612 miles, 7423 km
9.
Perth, Australia and Phoenix
Perth and Phoenix: 9667 miles, 15557 km
Prague and Panama City: 5914 miles, 9518 km
Portland, OR and Paris: 5121 miles, 8241 km
Pretoria and Phnom Penh: 5753 miles, 9259 km
10.
Sydney
Sydney: 7420 miles, 11,941 km
Amman: 7416 miles, 11,935 km
Lhasa: 7292 miles, 11,735 km
Tashkent: 6922 miles, 11,139 km

I started researching this quiz in several atlases and almanacs I have
around, but relied finally on data available on the fine java-based,
interactive website provided by the Western Cotton Research Laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture; distances on this resource are by cities
or by geographical coordinates (longitude and latitude). I hope you enjoyed
playing it.

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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I didn't do so well...I'm trying to envision a globe. I got 1-3 and 9.
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Don't fret, Princess ;
This is a really HARD quiz......
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