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 1. Pictionary:

1. Pictionary: Through zoom, you can share a white screen and draw on it and the others have to guess what is the word you’re trying to draw, on the same screen, you can note the scores to know who wins in the end.

2. Charades:

2. Charades: Charades is a game in which you have to make others guess the thing you’re talking about. You can play this game on other calling apps such as Houseparty which is a video calling app that provides threads within the app itself. In case you are searching for keyword names, you can use Reddit to get some insights and keywords.

3. Zoom Bingo

3. Zoom Bingo: Using the Bingo number generator website (https://appzaza.com/bingo-number-generator ), you can play the famous Bingo game, then you could share your screen to show the numbers generated from the website.

4. Trivia:

4. Trivia: Trivia is fun whether online or on zoom, you can use some websites to get random trivia questions or questions on a certain category and play against each other or in teams through zoom.

5. Scattergories:

5. Scattergories: This is a popular game where you have a set of questions and have to respond with one word answer starting with the letter that appeared on your screen. You can play this game with your friends on Zoom, time yourselves and have fun playing scattergories.

6. Chess:

6. Chess: You can use some of the best websites that offer the chess game such as www.Chess.com where you go through Zoom to the webpage, share your screen and play against your friends or you can play together against the computer.

 1. Pictionary:
2. Charades:
3. Zoom Bingo
4. Trivia:
5. Scattergories:
6. Chess:
1. F&F Tower

1. F&F Tower: This tower, which is 243 meters high is located in the capital city of Panama. Completed in 2011, and designed by Pinzón Lozano & Asociados, a Panama City-based company, the building has a spiral, coiled shape made of glass reinforced with concrete. The design came as a bold attempt to enrich the modern architecture movement, but it failed completely

2. Hippo House

2. Hypo House: This building is the fifth headquarters of the largest financial institution in Germany, the HypoVereinsbank Foundation. The building is 114 meters high and was considered the tallest building in Munich until 2004, but the tallest building does not mean the most beautiful building, as the company made a mistake in choosing the external structure of the building.

3. Nabemba tower:

3. Nabemba Tower: This tower, which is 186 meters high is located in (Brazzaville) in Congo and is the tallest tower in the country. Its name is attributed to the highest mountain summit in the region (Nabimba summit) which is 1020 meters above sea level.

4. Lloyd’s Building in London

4. Lloyd’s Building in London: This is such an iconic building of London, but it doesn’t mean it’s beautifully designed. Much more was expected of such an iconic building, designed by Richard Rogers & Partners. This building was completed in 1986.

5. Nova Victoria Building

5. Nova Victoria Building: This building is located in London, was awarded the 2017 Carbuncle Cup award for the ugliest building. The ideas of the building came as an attempt by Nova Victoria and designers to evoke the geometric and angular shapes created by architectural design stars such as Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, but clearly they have failed to do so.

6. Television Tower in Berlin

6. TV building in Berlin: This building was designed by the German architect Hermann Henselmann, and it is one of the prominent buildings in Berlin, the building is 368 meters high, its construction was completed in 1969, and the East German government was responsible for financing this Enterprise.

7. Met Life building

7. Meet Life Building: This building, which rises 246 meters high was completed in 1963 and is located above the Grand Central Station in New York City, and it is possible to see the building from different parts of the city, but this does not mean that seeing it is a pleasure!

8. Oregon Convention Center

8. Oregon Convention Center: This building was designed by the American Architectural Company ZGF and this building occupies approximately 93 thousand square meters, as it is located on the eastern side of the River (Willamette) in (Oregon-Portland) in the United States of America, and it was inaugurated in 1990, It is the largest convention center in the area (but of course not the best looking).

9. Radio and Television headquarters in Cairo

9. Radio and Television Headquarters in Cairo: This building was designed by Naeem Shabib Company for Architecture, constructed in 1957, and is 100 meters high but with not so special and boring design.

10. Lacerda elevator in Brazil

10. Lacerda elevator in Brazil: This elevator is the first public elevator built in Brazil, linking the city of Lower Salvador (Cidade Baixa) with the upper city (Cidade Alta), and it transports about 15,000 people, and this building is the second version of the original building, which was built between 1869 And 1873, it is 72 meters high. This elevator was a hydraulic elevator that was later operated using electricity. The elevator was renovated in 1930, but in fact the design needs to be revived again.

1. F&F Tower
2. Hippo House
3. Nabemba tower:
4. Lloyd’s Building in London
5. Nova Victoria Building
6. Television Tower in Berlin
7. Met Life building
8. Oregon Convention Center
9. Radio and Television headquarters in Cairo
10. Lacerda elevator in Brazil
1. Modern Toilet Restaurant

1. Modern toilet restaurant: This restaurant is located in Taipei, Taiwan. When you enter, at first glance, it looks like a big toilet, it serves delicious foods in completely clean dishes, but in a set up of strange decor design that stuck toilets everywhere in the restaurant!

2. Linyo Snow Village Restaurant

2. Linyu Snow Village Restaurant: In this restaurant everything is carved out of snow: from the seats to the tables, the walls and even the bowls. When you go there, you have to wear a heavy coat and gloves, it is located in the cold village of Yllasjarvi in Finland, and it serves dinner in three dishes in a warm and attractive atmosphere. After dinner, you can visit the Snow Hotel.

3. Dark restaurants

3. Dark restaurants: These restaurants are located in several places across the United States of America, these restaurants are distinguished by serving food in complete darkness, as darkness can enhance the senses of touching, smelling and hearing, making your food tastier and encouraging visitors to come back again.

4. Ninja Restaurant - New York

4. Ninja Restaurant - New York: It is an upscale Japanese restaurant located in TriBeCa. When you go there, you’ll find waiters dressed in Ninja fighter outfits, you usually see only in movies, ready to serve you in the restaurant. Ninjas prepare food on high flames, while others perform Ninja tricks and magic shows for customers.

5. New Lucky Restaurant

5. New Lucky Restaurant: This restaurant is located in the middle of an old cemetery in Ahmedabad, India, while in the restaurant you would be surrounded by real graves. The owner of the land has chosen to keep the graves in place and not to remove them while using the land for establishing a restaurant in the middle of this cemetery!

6. Underwater "Itha" Restaurant

6. "Ithha" underwater restaurant: It is the first underwater restaurant in the world, located on Rangali Island in the Maldives. The depth of the restaurant is five meters under water providing customers with a distinctive view of the surrounding coral gardens. The restaurant offers mixed cuisine, a variety of local Maldivian dishes and western dishes. It is adults only so your children have to stay home while you dine.

7. Heart Attack Restaurant

7. Heart attack restaurant: If you’re ready to bet on your ability to eat 10000 calories at once, this is the place for you, This restaurant is located in Los Angeles, Nevada, and was known by that name due to the fatty dishes it serves. The restaurant usually serves a three-pound burger, containing approximately 10,000 Calories! When you enter, waitresses give you a hospital gown before serving you a big burger sandwich, if you don’t finish your food, you get hit with a big paddle!

8. Hanging restaurants:

8. Hanging restaurants: In these restaurants, you can have dinner with friends and family on the top of the city, suspended by a crane. The idea of these restaurants came after a company specializing in amusement parks that deploy cranes, joined an agency specialized in everything related to restaurants and launched the concept of “dinner in the sky.”

1. Modern Toilet Restaurant
2. Linyo Snow Village Restaurant
3. Dark restaurants
4. Ninja Restaurant - New York
5. New Lucky Restaurant
6. Underwater "Itha" Restaurant
7. Heart Attack Restaurant
8. Hanging restaurants:
1. Car seat

1. Car seat: A child car seat is an essential item since it guarantees the safety of your baby or toddler. Therefore, it must be installed properly and it shouldn’t be used past its expiration date. The expiration date is printed on the bottom of the seat, and the longevity of a car seat varies depending on the date of manufacture and the brand. For example: Graco and Britax car seats tend to expire after six to ten years, depending on what type of seat you have.

2. Sunscreen

2. Sunscreen: Sometimes sunscreen comes without an expiration date, which doesn't mean that it lasts forever. In fact, experts believe that sunscreens are generally effective for only three years, after which they start to lose their effectiveness.

3. Car engine oil

3. Car engine oil: Experts believe that there is no problem in storing engine oil when buying it in large quantities, but it should be known that the chemical properties of the oil change after five years, putting its efficiency at risk.

4. Tea bags

4. Tea bags: When storing tea bags in large quantities in the kitchen, you must check their expiration date, as the tea itself may not spoil, but it may lose its quality after about two years. And according to the manufacturers, tea can be preserved for a longer period by storing it in the freezer.

5. Sunglasses

5. Sunglasses: Don't waste much time looking for a small date printed on your sunglasses, as you won’t find one. Sunglasses are used to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun, as sunglasses block the harmful ultraviolet rays that may cause cancer. Unfortunately, sunglasses become less effective at blocking UV rays over time according to researchers at the University of São Paulo, in part due to normal wear that might scratch the lenses.

6. Paint

6. Paint: Some paint cans do not have an expiration date. However, that does not mean that their quality will remain the same every time you use them. Painting experts advise discarding any paint after opening it after two to four years. Unopened oil paint will stay good for about 15 years, and latex-based paint will stay good for about ten years. Regardless of the time, any moldy, dry, or chipped paint should always be discarded

7. Toothpaste

7. Toothpaste: Toothpaste is an essential product that we use daily, so it is advised not to buy it in bulk, as the expiration date of the tube depends on the manufacturer and brand. Colgate toothpastes, for example, are generally good for only two years from the date of manufacture.

8. Soap bars

8. Soap bars: Soap bars lose their effectiveness over time. Some do have a clear expiration date written on it, but for those that do not, experts recommend storing them for a period of no more than three years. One of the signs that your soap bars expired if they looked dry and cracked.

9. Oxygenated water

9. Oxygenated water: Oxygenated water bottles remain good for 3 years if they are not opened. But once opened, it loses its effectiveness after about six months of opening the cap and exposing it to air.

10. Running shoes

10. Running shoes: Some shoe makers argue that a pair of running shoes should be replaced after running 300 to 600 miles wearing them, as exercising in a pair of shoes increases the wear of the interior lines over time reducing your ability to run efficiently and increasing your risk of being injured.

1. Car seat
2. Sunscreen
3. Car engine oil
4. Tea bags
5. Sunglasses
6. Paint
7. Toothpaste
8. Soap bars
9. Oxygenated water
10. Running shoes
1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes:

1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes: Although the character on the package “Tony the Tiger” looks the same on most of the boxes, it has different names in different countries. This popular brand of cereals is called "Frosted Flakes" in the US, while this same cereal is called "Frosties " in the UK, Japan, and other countries.

2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove:

2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove: This well-known chocolate is known in America as “Dove” chocolate, while in Jordan and other middle eastern countries, the UK, Ireland, and India it is known as “Galaxy”. If this is your favorite chocolate and you’re in the U.S. make sure you look for “Dove” chocolate, it looks nearly identical.

3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers

3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers: If you’re in Egypt and want “Lay’s” Potato chips, look for “chipsy”, and if you’re in Mexico, look for “Sabritas”, and if you’re in the UK, look for “Walkers”. It comes with different flavors, but has the same taste of the popular potato chips you’re used to.

4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles

4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles: Known as “Rice Krispies” in the U.S. and “Rice Bubbles” in Australia or New Zealand. Both boxes of cereal feature Snap, Crackle, and Pop but have different names in different countries.

5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light:

5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light: If you’re in the U.S., you’d order “diet coke” while in Europe it’s called Coca-Cola Light. Both would most probably come in a silver can. People who drink this beverage say the diet coke tastes different than the coca-cola light. However, the company claims that it’s the same product with different names.

6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio

6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio: Known as “DiGiorno” frozen pizza in the U.S. while it’s known as "Delissio" in Canada. Although they have different brand names, they share the same slogan: "It's not delivery. It's Delissio/DiGiorno!"

7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour

7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour: The ranch flavored Doritos are called “Cool Ranch Doritos” in the U.S., while it’s called “Cool American Flavour” Doritos in some European countries as the word “ranch” is considered an American thing. Therefore, the word “ranch” was replaced with “American,” yet it still has the same zesty flavor.

8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD

8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD: The popular "Kraft Macaroni and Cheese" goes by this name in the U.S. while it goes with the name "KD" (Kraft Dinner) in Canada. The name “KD” was derived from customers in Canada who started calling it “KD” instead of “Kraft Dinner” so the company decided to go with it and changed its branding on the packages to KD.

1. Kellogg’s cereal: Frosties/Frosted Flakes:
2. The Chocolate bar: Galaxy/Dove:
3.The Potato chips: Lay’s/Walkers
4.Kellogg’s cereal: Rice Krispies/Rice Bubbles
5.The Beverage: Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light:
6.The Frozen Pizza: DiGiorno/Delissio
7. Doritos: Cool ranch flavor/Cool American flavour
8.Kraft’s boxed Macaroni and Cheese: Kraft Macaroni and Cheese/KD

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