My favourite Quora questions & answers.
My favourite way to waste time these days is browsing Quora. If you’re not on there, you should be.
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What are some amazing very old buildings that are still standing?
Göbekli Tepe, at least 10,000 B.C, is thus far the clear winner and only 15% of the site has been unearthed (there appears to be fully intact buildings not yet unearthed). This surprisingly unknown area was built at a time predating just about every other site by about 5000 years.
The answer goes on into great detail, and there is information on this site on Wikipedia as well.
Until excavations began, a complex on this scale was not thought possible for a community so ancient, and with such primitive quarrying tools. The massive sequence of stratification layers suggests several millennia of activity, perhaps reaching back to the Mesolithic.
The most exciting part of this mystery is this:
The site was deliberately backfilled sometime after 8000 BCE: the buildings are covered with debris, mostly flint gravel, stone tools, and animal bones, which must have been brought from elsewhere.
What are some things that money can’t buy?
This one really requires a full read to enjoy -
Here’s one thing that most people probably won’t realize money can’t buy: natively high water pressure.
This answer ends up being way more hilarious than you might think from the first sentence.
What is George W. Bush really like in one-on-one conversation?
Lots of interesting perspectives on a man that I previously thought was kind of a moron.
First, he is extraordinarily intelligent. Forget what you’ve read in the press. The man is smart and has an incredible memory. He’ll remember things that you said months ago or he’d remember some minute detail of some obscure policy issue. He studied the issues and took it as a challenge to know as much about a topic as his experts knew.
What is President Barack Obama like in person?
And the same person who answered the Bush question also answered the Obama question, for those of you who are interested. This one wasn’t as surprising to me, but still interesting!
The first feeling I got was of a casual familiarity. President Obama comes across somebody who could be your next door neighbor. He’s down to earth. But at the same time a bit guarded- it’s hard to explain.
Other Interesting questions
- What would have happened if the British had not conquered India?
- What could a 20-year-old do to potentially improve their quality of life further down the line?
- Have you ever personally known a serial killer?