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Moving Backward

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#17032
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:** (1.93)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:kalliannAus*****
Corrected By:_numpty_

 

 

 



What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?




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Comments

pianofoxAus*
Mar 21, 2004

no fun!!!
kalliannAus*
Mar 21, 2004

why didnt you like it piano? I think that it is cute.
griphookph*
Mar 21, 2004

I got beat. great work
AXTONAau*
Mar 22, 2004

ANOTHER AMERICAN GOING ON ABOUT A LANDMARK WHICH REALLY ISN"T THAT GOOD. WHEN I WENT TO AMERICA I WAS VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH NIAGRA FALLS. COME DOWN TO AUSTRALIA, AND SEE SOME REAL WATER FALLS
doggyxpus*
Mar 22, 2004

Next time you write a teaser involving the word "backward(s)", please be more specific as to what you mean by it.
amqrcl*
Mar 23, 2004

great teaser! thanx 4 the new fact!
Rowsdower**
Mar 24, 2004

Um, doggy, how many landmarks actually move? That's the beauty of this teaser. And Axton, why are almost all of your comments mean or negative? I have read quite a few teasers here and elsewhere, and this is a good teaser!
love1723*us*
Mar 25, 2004

I liked Kalli! Very well done!
mosoh**
Apr 02, 2004

I liked it, and the falls are great!
kalliannAus*
Apr 06, 2004

Thank you too everyone!!
Palsha**
Apr 12, 2004

Nice Teaser
doggyxpus*
Jul 23, 2004

I guess I thought 'backwards' meant that it was actually moving back, sort of like how the leaning tower leans a bit more, or the Eiffel Tower... (does something, but i can't remember what). I guess I didn't think eroding was the same as moving backwards. It isn't really moving, I guess... I dunno. I liked the teaser, anyway.
kcelf27**
Apr 26, 2005

Who ever thinks that the Niagra Falls isn't that big of a deal, should know that it is one of the 7 (?) natural wonders of the world. I don't know of any "wonders" in Australia. And no one said that it's the prettiest. Just the biggest. I'm sure that there are prettier ones in Aus. Can't we all just get along!!!
tamjpAus*
May 23, 2005

Amen to that!
SkEwL_gUrl*
Jul 09, 2005

I was thinking of the Statue of Liberty, since I'm guessing it's facing inland (east), or any other landmark that faces east. Since the earth rotates westward, they would be moving backwards constantly.
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Good one.
sgtammoAus**
Dec 04, 2005

You got me! This one was fun and educational. Good job.
OldChinaHand**
Jul 11, 2006

Except for the numerous tidewater glaciers, the glaciers of both North and South America (and yes globally) are retreating backwards as well. And the Hollywood sign and the rest of California is backing away from the mainland and moving Northward.
labsmith*um*
Sep 15, 2006

You stumped me. I had no idea Niagara Falls was so enormous. I,too, thought of The Statue of Liberty.
A good and informational teaser.
leftclickAau*
Jul 02, 2009

This teaser doesn't make sense. Eroding isn't moving, and the Falls themselves aren't eroding anyway, the ground under them is.

Also, @kcelf, Niagara Falls is not one of the 7 wonders of anything. I think you're thinking of the Grand Canyon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonders_of_the_World
doeheadAus*
Jul 02, 2009


GIVE ME A BREAK!!!! That was the stupidest teaser I have ever seen.
bookworm0812
Jul 02, 2009

I live near The Falls, too! Hey, the way it keeps moving back, someday maybe I won't have to go too far! Probably not in my lifetime though. I took my first trip there when I was five. It would be interesting to see the difference of where it was then compared to now.
glowtmickeyAus*
Jul 02, 2009

Leave it to somebody like doehead to not only hate every teaser, but then complain about it ( it was good by the way )
bradon182001*us*
Jul 02, 2009

I liked it. Something I knew, but never gave much thought to. Thanks for posting.
shannmoAus*
Jul 02, 2009

hey glowtmickey let me know how long it is before you get a nasty pm from doehead
triskelexAus
Jul 02, 2009

There is an American Landmark that does move, if not backwards, in circles at times : the San Francisco Cable Cars!
millie
Jul 02, 2009


Got this one right off the bat - I'm having trouble with some quizzes - not familiar with some topics - fun trying anyway Millie
auntiesisAus*
Jul 02, 2009

Great quiz.... I first thought of a glacier, and right on the heels of that thought came Niagara Falls. I feel sad that so many people thought this wasn't a good teaser, I thought it was great!
patiencewithaP*us*
Jul 02, 2009

Good teaser! I first thought of a glacier, too, and then thought of Niagara Falls. Thanks for submitting!
davidrools*
Jul 02, 2009

Or are they moving FORWARD, toward the Canadian side? It's all about perspective ;)

I was thinking something along the lines of the hawaiian islands and their slow northwest movement with the Pacific plate over volcanic hotspots.
doeheadAus*
Jul 02, 2009

Nice going shannmo,you are showing your true colors. Keep slammin people.Your day will come!!!
glowtmickeyAus*
Jul 02, 2009

Look who is slaming people
doeheadAus*
Jul 02, 2009

Yea look.it's glowtmickey!!!
UptheHillA*
Jul 02, 2009

NICE ONE, HAH!!!
glowtmickeyAus*
Jul 02, 2009

That dosen't make much sense
WildArabian*se**
Jul 02, 2009

Nice teaser...what's with people?
precious1026Aus*
Jul 02, 2009

I am surprise this Teaser was Not Corrected. It is impossible for the Fall to Move in opposite direction of itself. Then it would not be a Fall. Niagara Fall is a natural Gorge it is not a Landmark. Land marks are man made. I love Teasers but this is off point in a number of ways. It Not True. It cannot be true...
precious1026Aus*
Jul 02, 2009

I agree totally with Leftclick, it makes no sense at all. All facts are wrong. I still love the way you make teasers.



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