Coloring our World
I was sent a link to a World Clock which I like to call the Tick-Tock Clock. It gives you a brief synopsis of what is going on in the world in terms of births and deaths, marriages and divorces, the status of an assortment of diseases and injuries, etc
At the time of writing this the world population is 6,636, 819, 444 but that will certainly have increased before this is published.
I am always very excited to receive my copy of the National Geographic because it usually has trivia questions from the National Geographic Bee which never ceases to serve as a glowing revelation to me of what a colorful world we live in.
Here are some samples –
Q: What river forms part of the border between Namibia and South Africa?
A: Orange River
Q: Taiwan and China both claim the Senkaku Islands, which are administered by which other country?
Q: On which island is Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, located?
Q: The 24-letter hangul alphabet is used for the language of two countries on which pennisula bordering the Yellow Sea?
A: Korean Pennisula
Q: The city of Kandahar is located in the southern part of what landlocked country?