Chinese table tennis player Zhuang Zedong has died at the age of 73. Zhuang was the Chinese player who helped start the famous "ping-pong diplomacy" episode in the 1970s. It led to Richard Nixon's famous opening to China, and his historic trip there.
For Monday's Geo Quiz, we're getting lost. Imagine going more than 4,000 miles in the wrong direction. That's what happened to a racing pigeon who took off in Sapporo, Japan, and came in for a landing in a Canadian town in British Columbia.
Let's talk baseball. Cuba's most famous baseball team, the Industriales, are set to play some of their former teammates who defected from Cuba. So for our Geo Quiz--can you guess where this baseball reunion will take place?
Here's a Geo Quiz that comes straight from a listener and someone who loves geography and Africa in just about equal measure. Bill Moseley is a former Peace Corp volunteer and now a professor of geography at Macalester College.
Just off the Tuscan coast is a tiny island that houses some of the country's most serious criminals. But what sets these prisoners apart is that they're also vintners, producing some of the country's best — and most expensive — white wine.
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.
We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.