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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/26/13

By askdotcom // June 26th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge of the day for #humpday asked fans if they knew which mountain this was….

If you guessed Mount Everest then you’re correct!

Mount Everest is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak of 29,029ft about sea level. If we’re measuring from the center of the Earth, which, why not, then it’s the 5th tallest mountain. It’s located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas with an international border between China and Nepal running across the precise summit point.

It was originally documented as Peak XV in 1856, but just under ten years later it was given the official name by the Royal Geographical Society. Because Tibet and Nepal were closed to foreigners at the time, the British explorers had no idea that Tibetans had always called Everest, “Chomolungma.”

- Suraya Akbarza, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/12

By askdotcom // June 12th, 2013

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For today’s photo challenge of the day we asked, “Do you know which iconic mountain peak this is?

If you guessed Mount Fuji, you’re correct!

One of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains,” Mt. Fuji is the high mountain in Japan, located on Honshu Island, coming in at 3,776.24 meters (or 12,389 ft). It is an active stratovolcano, but it hasn’t erupted since 1707-08. It lies about 60 miles south-west from Tokyo and is visible on clear days. 

The peak has an exceptionally symmetrical cone that is snow capped many months of the year, which makes this natural wonder a well-known Japanese symbol.

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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Instagram Photo of the Day Challenge 6/5

By askdotcom // June 5th, 2013

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Today’s photo of the day challenge asked, “Do you know which famous U.S. mountain this is?”

If you guessed Mt. Rainier in Tacoma Washington, then you are correct!

Mt. Rainier is actually not just a mountain; it’s a stratovolcano located just 54 miles east of Seattle. Part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc, it is the most topographically prominent mountain. It’s also considered to be one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world. Even though the last known evidence of eruption was 1894, you never know…

- Suraya Akbarzad, Ask.com

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