Can You Answer the 2016 Geography Bee's Winning Question?

May 25, 2016 - Which East African lake that drains into the Ruzizi River contains large quantities of dissolved methane gas that could generate electricity for millions?

Twelve-year-old Rishi Nair of Florida gave the correct answer to that final-round final question, becoming the winner of the 2016 National Geographic Bee, a title that comes with a $50,000 college scholarship, a trip to Alaska, and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

Saketh Jonnalagadda, 14, Massachusetts' champion, came in second, winning a $25,000 scholarship.

An earlier round narrowed the field from the state-level champs. Tie-breaking questions included: The Paraguay River flows into which other river near the city of Corrientes? The answer: Paraná River.

Journalist and writer Mo Rocca served as contest moderator.

Read about the 2016 Geographic Bee.

Watch the National Geographic Bee on the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, May 27.