Trivia

Hard

The Only Country In The World With Three Capital Cities Is?

Nigeria
Bolivia
South Africa
Israel

Answer: South Africa

If you live in a country where there is a single capital city where the different branches of your government are concentrated with central offices, you may find the arrangement they have going in South Africa to be more than a bit unusual.

The country has no legally defined single capital city per the constitution, but instead divides the three branches of the government among different cities. The South African Parliament resides in Cape Town (the legislative capital), the Supreme Court resides in Bloemfontein (the judicial capital), and the president lives in Pretoria (the administrative capital).

The distribution of branches across the geographic space of the country is a holdover from political struggles in the early 20th century when the predecessor to modern South Africa, the Union of South Africa, was formed. In order to put a halt to serious contention over where the capital city would be located after the various colonies and regions were combined into a larger state, it was determined that each major region would have its own capital city and that the responsibilities of the government would be split amongst them.

Trivia

Hard

What Cable Wrangling Technique Kept Wires Tidy During NASA’s Moon Missions?

Trivia

Hard

What Was The World’s First Handheld Electronic Game?

Trivia

Hard

Plants Lose Water Through A Process Known As?

Trivia

Hard

The First President To Officially Pardon A Thanksgiving Turkey Was?

Trivia

Very Hard

A “Poka-Yoke” Is A Design Feature Intended To Stop The User From?

Trivia

Hard

The Fermi Paradox Deals With What Scientific Matter?

Trivia

Hard

The Bluetooth Communication Protocol Is Named After?

Trivia

Hard

Brief Bright Flashes In The Night Sky Called “Iridium Flares” Are Caused By?

Trivia

Easy

Lincoln Logs Were Invented By?

Trivia

Hard

What Are The Most Influential Sci-Fi Writers Of The 20th Century Called?