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A Fun Quiz About Flags

A Fun Quiz About Flags that Will Get Your Brain Thinking During These Stay at Home Times

Many of us are sitting at home, hanging out with our families, binge-watching Netflix or another streaming service, and trying to find the energy to figure out what we are having for dinner at the end of every day.  While things are a little topsy-turvy right now, I thought we could all use a little fun in our days.  Or at least get our brains thinking in a way they probably haven’t in quite some time!

Are you ready for fun quiz about flags?

Let’s begin!

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Q. Which is the only national flag in the world that doesn’t include any of the colors, red, white, and blue?

Jamaica is the only national flag in the world that doesn’t include red, white, and blue.  The colors of the Jamaican flag are gold, black, and green.

Quiz About Flags: The flag of Jamaica.
The Jamaican flag is displayed in front of one of the best beaches in Jamaica – Negril Beach, Jamaica.

Q. Which is the only country whose flag depicts humans?

Belize is the only country who has a flag that depicts humans and there are two people on their flag.

The flag of Belize
The Belize flag depicts two men on it and is the only flag of any country in the world to have humans on it.

Q. Which is the only country whose flag has purple on it?

This is actually a trick question, because there are two countries that have purple on their flags.  Those countries are Nicaragua and Dominica.

Quiz About Flags: The flag of Nicaragua
Though minimal, the flag of Nicaragua does have a small bit of purple in it.

Q. Which is the only country which does not have a rectangular flag?

Nepal’s flag has two triangular shapes, like pendants, combined together to make their unique non-rectangular flag.  However, it is important to note that Switzerland’s flag is not rectangular either, because it is shaped like a square.

Quiz About Flags: Flag of Nepal
The triangular flag of Nepal flying with the Himalayas in the background at Poon Hill.

Q. Which is the only country whose flag is different on the front and back?

Paraguay’s flag has their coat of arms on the front and their treasury is on the back.

The National Pantheon Of The Heroes In Asuncion, Paraguay.
National Pantheon Of The Heroes In Asuncion, Paraguay. It is the mausoleum where lie the remains of great heroes of Paraguayan history.

Q. Which is the only country whose flag has a different meaning if it is flown upside down?

The flag of the Philippines has a different meaning when it is flown upside down.  When it is flown the correct way, everything is fine in the country.  However, when the flag is flipped over and flown upside down, it means the Philippines is at war.

Fun Quiz about the flag of the Philippines
The flag of the Philippines flies the ‘correct’ way, signaling times of peace. Here’s to hoping the flag flies in this orientation for a long time to come.

Q. Which country has changed its flag 22 times since the year 1900?

Afghanistan has changed their flag this many times and the country changed their flag a few times prior to 1900 as well.

Interesting Quiz about the flag of Afghanistan
The flag of Afghanistan flying at Wazir, Akbar.

Q. What is the oldest national flag in the world?

The oldest national flag in the world is Denmark’s flag.  The design was created in 1625 and the square shape was in use by 1748.

Quiz About Flags: Denmark's flag
Denmark’s flag flies over Copenhagen harbor.

How did you do with these quiz questions about flags?  Did you know all the answers, or did you learn something new?  Hopefully, you enjoyed this quiz and it got your mind off everything else that is going on right now!

If you want more quizzes like these, let us know and we will see what else we can come up with!

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Covid 19 Cultural Fun United States Virtual Tours

Love Animals? Check Out These Virtual Tours of Zoos and Aquariums to See Animals Up Close

Seeing the animals playing and running around at a zoo, or swimming around at an aquarium, is a lot of fun. This is why these types of attractions are popular for vacations, as well as ordinary days if you live close enough to one. Are you currently missing out on all your furry, and slimy, friends?
Well, you do not need to go without your favorite animal fix, because many of the zoos and aquariums are offering virtual tours, or at least animal cams, to allow you to watch these animals from your home.

Check Out These Virtual Tours of Zoos and Aquariums to See Animals Up Close

1. Smithsonian Zoo

The Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC has five different animal cams for you to watch any time you wish. The animals you can see include lions, pandas, elephants, naked mole-rats, and the newest additions of cheetah cubs.

Amur tiger at Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC.
Amur tiger at Smithsonian Zoo in Washington DC.

2. Zoo Atlanta

The zoo in Atlanta also has a giant panda camera that you can watch while you are stuck at home, so you can always tune in there to see if those pandas are doing anything different than the ones in DC.

Entrance to Zoo Atlanta. The zoo houses more than 1,500 animals and welcomed roughly 866,000 visitors a year.
Entrance to Zoo Atlanta. The zoo houses more than 1,500 animals and welcomed roughly 866,000 visitors a year.

3. Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium has many different live cameras for you to watch, so you will feel as if you are right inside without leaving your home. In addition to seeing beluga whales, you can see jellyfish, sea otters, piranhas, and alligators.

 The Georgia Aquarium facade at night in Atlanta, Georgia. The boat shaped landmark is the world's largest aquarium with more than 8 million gallons of water.
The Georgia Aquarium facade at night in Atlanta, Georgia. The boat shaped landmark is the world’s largest aquarium with more than 8 million gallons of water.

4. San Diego Zoo

Out of all the zoos streaming live camera feeds, San Diego Zoo has the most. You could honestly sit in one spot all day long, as you switch between apes, baboons, condors, elephants, giraffes, koalas, owls, pandas, penguins, polar bears, and tigers.

Tourists and locals just in front the main entrance of San Diego Zoo in California, USA.
Tourists and locals just in front the main entrance of San Diego Zoo in California, USA.

5. National Aquarium

It is easy to go floor by floor throughout this amazing aquarium in Baltimore. There’s even easy to follow instructions you can use to make the most out of this virtual tour. If you are interested in one part of the aquarium over the rest, feel free to check out the scene section to choose your favorite.

Long exposure of the Waterfront Promenade and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Long exposure of the Waterfront Promenade and the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland.

6. Monterey Bay Aquarium

There are many different live cams to watch during a virtual tour of this aquarium, so you can watch everything from birds and jellyfish to sea otters and penguins. However, I feel like your favorite camera view will be the ones that share the sharks swimming around.

Monterey bay aquarium building.
Monterey bay aquarium building.

This will get you started on loving your favorite animals again, while you discover new zoos and aquariums to visit in the future! Check these virtual tours and live cams out now and then let me know if you are aware of any others that are keeping you busy watching animals during these longer days!

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American Airlines Best First and Business Class Areas

Anyone that flies regularly knows that there is a huge difference in airline seats and that it is worthwhile to spend a few extra dollars with the right airlines to be comfortable through an entire flight. They also know that they have been taken advantage of a few times and had some of the worst seats available, even though they paid extra for a premium seat.

An airline’s seat will vary depending on the aircraft and where it is located on the plane, and frequent flyers know which ones are the best and which ones are the worst.

LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK FLIGHT, USA – AUGUST 10 2015: American Airlines flight AA2 prepares to welcome first class passengers in its exclusive Flagship First Airbus A321T cabin.
LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK FLIGHT, USA – AUGUST 10 2015: American Airlines flight AA2 prepares to welcome first class passengers in its exclusive Flagship First Airbus A321T cabin.

New American Flag-ship First Class

The first-class cabin on the 777-300ER only has eight seats, so you would think that a person would have a lot of privacy. Unfortunately, this is not the case, but passengers do have the option of turning their seat to face the window. While this option is the most spacious, we rank it second due to the lack of privacy.

B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

These comfortable seats can be found on Boeing 787-9 and 777-200, just not every one, so it can be a gamble when choosing – be sure to check Seatguru for help understanding what configuration your flight will have. What they offer in comfort and privacy is slightly negated by the fixed IFE monitor that makes it extremely difficult to watch a movie while fully reclined and can make some feel.

Reverse Herringbone international business class

The reverse herringbone might be the best seat that American Airlines offers, and passengers can find it within business class on the 777-300 and first class on some configurations of the Airbus 321. The seats are comfortable whether a person is using them for sitting or have them opened completely flat for sleeping. There’s some personal storage available and a decent amount of privacy for anyone who is traveling alone.

MIAMI, FL -24 JAN 2017- Inside the Business Class cabin on an American Airlines flight. AA is gradually replacing these seats with a new American Airlines Flagship experience cabin.
MIAMI, FL -24 JAN 2017- Inside the Business Class cabin on an American Airlines flight. AA is gradually replacing these seats with a new American Airlines Flagship experience cabin.

Old Flagship first class – Boeing 777-300

These old first-class seats are going to be difficult to find shortly, as American Airlines is phasing them out, and that is a good thing. While they did offer access to the aisle from any seat, we found they lack privacy. That said, they certainly provided an excellent night’s sleep.

767-300 New Business Class

All passengers sitting in this section will have access to the aisle and their seats will fully recline, but when they do the seats are quite close to the floor. The storage space and two outlets are nice features, but the missing entertainment system is an issue. Passengers do receive a tablet for overseas flights, but not for domestic flights.

Empty first class window and aisle seat during the Coronavirus pandemic. Airline industry struggles as Americans are told to stay home to slow the spread of the disease.
Empty first class window and aisle seat during the Coronavirus pandemic. Airline industry struggles as Americans are told to stay home to slow the spread of the disease.

Zodiac Business Class

These seats can be found on 777-200 and 787-8 aircrafts and they are set up in a 1-2-1 configuration with the inner two seats facing the opposite way of the other two. This gives passengers quite a bit of privacy, but the seats are very narrow.

Premium Economy

Premium economy is one of the newer seats within American Airlines and it is on the 787-9. The seats are very wide and offer great foot support. The televisions pivot for optimal viewing and there is an outlet and USB port for everyone’s charging needs. Need a comparison? It’s much like flying internationally in a domestic first-class seat. While it’s still not a lie-flat option, it sure beats coach!

LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK FLIGHT, USA – AUGUST 10 2015: American Airlines flight AA2 prepares to welcome first class passengers in its exclusive Flagship First Airbus A321T cabin.
LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK FLIGHT, USA – AUGUST 10 2015: American Airlines flight AA2 prepares to welcome first class passengers in its exclusive Flagship First Airbus A321T cabin.

New Domestic First Class

These new first-class seats leave a lot to be desired and no one will want to be in them for any length of time. The seats do not recline enough and there is no leg support of any kind. A few of the seats have IFE entertainment screens, but most do not. Thankfully these are only on domestic routes, so everyone can manage for a few hours.

There are plenty of exceptional seating options available when flying with American Airlines, which is great news for passengers. Everyone will want to make sure that they know their options when flying and try to book their seats on an aircraft that has a configuration that works best for them.