Q. Hunger Stones which were seen in news recently, is present in which of the following countries?

[A] .India

[B] .Central European countries

[C] .The USA

[D] .Central African countries

Answer: B

Hunger stones or hungersteine in German are a common hydrological marker in central Europe. They date back to the pre-instrumental era.

These stones were embedded into rivers by ancestors when rivers were subdued to severe levels subsequently causing famine and food shortages.

Many of the hunger stones found have unique carvings on them that seek to remind the next generation that if water levels get to this point, food availability will be affected.

One famous carving example is in the Elbe river in Děčín, Czech Republic which says “Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine” (“If you see me, weep”).

Source: DTE