(Answer) ‘Jungle Book’ writer Rudyard Kipling once called Milford Sound the eighth wonder of the world. Where can you find it?

[7-30-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: ‘Jungle Book’ writer Rudyard Kipling once called Milford Sound the eighth wonder of the world. Where can you find it?

The given options are:

  • Congo
  • New Zealand
  • India

Correct Answer: New Zealand

Info: Milford Sound / Piopiotahi is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world’s top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World. One of about 90 locations in New Zealand to have an official dual name, Milford Sound/Piopiotahi, holds significance to the Indigenous Māori people, so the Māori name is joined with the English one. Not only is it tied to an important legend, but early tribes also used the land for hunting and fishing. It was also an important area for collecting precious pounamu stones used for trade, carving, and weaponry. (Ref)


All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. ‘Jungle Book’ writer Rudyard Kipling once called Milford Sound the eighth wonder of the world. Where can you find it?
  2. It’s not unusual to see dolphins, whales, and penguins during a visit to Milford Sound/Piopiotahi. What animal won’t you see?
  3. New Zealand is the sole home to the critically endangered kākāpō parrot. What is unusual about this bird?

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