October 31, 2012

Fun, Quirky, Interesting Travel Trivia.....

Just for FUN!

  • Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world

  • The rear section of an airplane gives you the bumpiest ride as the rear is where you feel the turbulence the most.

  • Odds that you'll be killed by an airplane falling from the sky are 1 in 25 million. Odds that it will happen today are 1 in 7 trillion.
  • American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by taking out an olive from First Class salads.
  • Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

  • Tasmania is said to have the cleanest air in the world.
  • France is the most visited country in the world. Approximately 80 million tourists visited France in 2010 and the Eiffel Tower was by far the most visited attraction.

  • Club Direct, a travel insurance company in Britain, provides insurance plans for protection from falling coconuts.
  • At any give hour there are 61,000 people airborne over the US.
  • The world's busiest airport by passenger traffic is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (over 80 million passengers in 2010). 

  • Sydney Airport is the world's 27th busiest airport with 33 million passengers in 2010.
  • The world's most expensive plane ticket cost Sydney millionaire Julian Hayward a staggering $123.000. He was the first person to buy a seat on the Airbus A380 maiden flight between Singapore and Sydney in 2007.

  • Tourists visiting Iceland should know that tipping at a restaurant is considered an insult!

  • The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. In the Renaissance era, it was fashion to shave them off!

  • The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

  • The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

  • In ancient Greece , tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

  • If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the middle of the day

  • South Africa has the oldest meteor scar in the world, just across the Vaal River near Parys, called the Vredefort Dome. The meteor plummeted to Earth nearly two billion years ago (Earth is said to be 4,5 billion years old), pre-dating the heady days of oxygen and multi-celled life.

  • The rocks around Barberton in Mpumalanga are some of the most ancient in the world – over three billion years old

  • Walt Disney serves South African wine exclusively at its 73-acre Animal Kingdom Lodge in the United States
  • Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy .

  • Florida is not the southernmost state in the United States. Hawaii lies farther south.

  • Florida is one of the few states that does not have a personal income tax.

  • In 2012, December has 4 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. And it's almost the end of the year!
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If you have any quirky, funny, interesting travel trivia drop us a comment. We would love to add it to the list!


The last comment is incorrect. December does not have 5 Fridays! :)

Oops you are correct Wayne - I guess we can't count 30 Nov! Thanks

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