Friday, May 29, 2009

Free travel Trivia Facts

Free travel trivia facts.

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A KLM 747-400 flight from Amsterdam to Australia carries an average of just over 1,000 kilograms of food, and some 1,324 litres of drink - from mineral water to wine and whisky.

AMERICAN AIRLINES saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

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The abbreviation ORD for Chicago's O'Hare airport comes from the old name "Orchard Field."

KLM is the worlds' oldest airline established in 1919.

According to the Air Transportation Association of America, about 1.8 million passengers are up in the sky over the US on 24,600 flights on an average day. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, now the world's busiest, handled 80.2 million passengers in 2000.

Cholulu de Rivadahia in Mexico is the largest pyramid in the world (177 feet tall and covers 25 acres) The most densely populated country is The Netherlands followed by Belgium, then Japan

The country with the most number of islands is Finland The country that is the largest producer of cork is Portugal

Tennessee is bordered by eight states This is more than any other USA state KY, MI, AR, MS, AL, GE, NC, VA

Damascus (or Dimash) has the reputation of being the oldest city in the world, perhaps being settled as long ago as 8,000 BC.

The Eiffel Tower was officially opened March 31, 1889. The date refers to the day the flag was hoisted to the top of the Tower.

The Eiffel Tower was indeed designed by Gustave Eiffel (1832 - 1923).

The Tower uses 7,500,000 kilowatts each year with over 500,000 for illuminations. It was built for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in celebration of the French Revolution.

In 2000 6,315,324 people visited La Tour Eiffel.

The three largest cities in South America are Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.

Malaysia is the Asian nation that will be the home for the Petronas Towers, the tallest buildings in the world.

Istanbul in Turkey has spread to both sides of the Bosporus Straight and thus spans two continents.

Japanese tourists spend the most money per capita in foreign lands.

Chinese are the largest ethnic minority in Vietnam.

Paramount, a California town, was named after the major movie studio.

Chile is bordered by Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina.

Africa is the continent that has the most countries represented in the U.N.

Kuwait is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

The Mediterranean sea gets it's name from the Latin phrase meaning "sea in the middle of land".

Kenya is central to the books "Out of Africa" and "The Green Hills of Africa"

The Earth is the closest planet to the sun to be orbited by a moon

Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest person ever to be president of the United States.

If the earth were the size of an apple, it would feel as smooth as a billiard ball.

One horsepower is equal to about 746 watts.

Presidents Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton were both impeached by the House and acquitted by the senate.

Catgut is made from sheep, Hog, or Horse intestines, not from cats.

Identical twins do not have identical finger prints.

Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.

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Three people have lost the popular vote but become president by winning the electoral vote: John 'Quincy Adams, Rutheford B. Hayes and Benjamin Harrison.

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Eagles mate in mid air.

Lined up in a row, it takes about two hundred million atoms to reach one inch.

A special day for mothers was first proposed by American poet Julia Ward Howe in 1872 and proclaimed a day of national observance by president Wilson in 1915.

Traditionally, the third wedding anniversary is called the leather anniversary.

The decathlon events are the triple jump, the 100 meter dash, shot put, high jump, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1,500 meter run.

Monica Lewinsky bought her infamous blue dress at The Gap.

Pink hearts, orange stars, yellow moons, and green clover were the original marshmallow pieces featured in the popular general mills cereal.

The 100 years war lasted 116 years, from 1337 to1453.

Capers are pickled flower buds.

The opposite sides of Las Vegas-standard dice always add up to seven.

The football huddle was first used in the 19th century by a team at a college for the deaf.

K stands for the element potassium on the periodic scale.

Alligators are able to out run humans, and can climb trees.

During the Neolithic revolution which began some 12,000 years ago, agricultural practices first appeared in human settlements all around the world.

What was the first fraternity in the United States?

The whip was the first man-made invention to break the sound barrier.

A football team and a soccer team field the same number of players.

Olympus Mons rises 16 miles above the Martian surface, making it the tallest geological formation known.

Margaret Thatcher held the office of prime minister of Great Britain longer than any other person in the 20th century.

Light travels at 187,000 miles per second, while sound travels at 1,100 feet per second.

Earnest Hemingway volunteered in the American Red Cross during the Spanish Civil War, where he was wounded from a mortar shell explosion and subsequently cared for by an American nurse.

The Teddy Bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt after he refused to kill a defenseless bear cub while on a hunting trip in Mississippi.

Stalagmites are the cone shaped deposits that rise from the floor of a cave. Stalactites hand from the roof.

Harriet Tuabman a slave, born Araminta Ross, escaped in 1849, but secretly returned to slave territory 19 times to lead others including her own parents to freedom in the north, became know as "the Moses of her people".

Talk-show host Jerry Springer was elected mayor of Cincinnati by the largest margin in that city's history at the age of 33, in 1977.

When the sport of basketball was first invented, the game was played with a soccer ball.

The Republican Party is often referred to as the GOP, that stands for Grand Old Party.

On a standard telephone keypad, the letters T, U, and V are matched to the number 8.

The City of Hollywood was founded by a temperance society and only non-drinkers were allowed to live there.

A V8 engine is shaped like a "V" and has eight cylinders.

Manhole covers are round because that way they can not fall through the hole.

All insects have 3 pairs of legs. Free trivia facts.

Cockroaches can live several weeks without a head.

Polar Bears have black skin.

Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of Coventry to persuade her husband, Earl of Mercia, to reduce oppressive taxes.

Human sneeze particles have been clocked at more than 100 miles per hour.

Jonas Grumby was the name of the skipper on Gilligan's Island.

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According to Ms. Post, if a soup bowl has two handles, you may use both hands to raise it delicately to your mouth.

Despite being one of the most successful touring bands in history, the Dead's only top ten single was 1987's "Touch of Grey".

Toni Morrison won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel "Beloved", which Opra Winfrey made into a movie in 1998.

Contrary to its name, the Cubist art movement was not founded in Cuba, it originated in Paris in the early 20th century.

Electric eels can discharge with enough power to kill a horse, or you.

When facing forward on a ship, starboard is always to the right.

The wingspan of a Boeing 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' historic first flight

How many U.S. states border the Gulf of Mexico?
A: Five.

What's the ballet term for a 360-degree turn on one foot?
A: Pirouette.

What did blind bank robber David Worrell use as a weapon when trying to rob a London bank?
A: His cane.

What Great Lake state has more shoreline than the entire U.S. Atlantic seaboard?
A: Michigan.

What model appeared topless on the self-penned 1993 novel Pirate?
A: Fabio.

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Which country has more tractors per capita, Canada, Iceland or Japan?
A: Iceland.

Who averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life?
A: Thomas Edison.

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What Elton John album became the first album to enter the charts at Number One, in 1975?
A: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy.

What laundry detergent got lots of mileage out of the ad line, "ring around the collar"?
A: Wisk.

Who, after anchoring off Hawaii in 1779, was mistaken for the god Lono?
A: Captain James Cook.

What continent is cut into two fairly equal halves by the Tropic of Capricorn?
A: Australia.

What explorer introduced pigs to North America?
A: Christopher Columbus.

What magazine boasts the slogan: "Test, Inform, Protect"?
A: Consumer Reports.

Who was billed as the "Killer of Custer" in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show?
A: Sitting Bull.

What railway linked Moscow and Irkutsk in 1900?
A: The Trans-Siberian Railway.

What is the minimum number of musicians a band must have to be considered a "big band"?
A: Ten.

What's a water moccasin often called, due to the white inside its mouth?
A: A cottonmouth.

What nation was bounced from the Organization of American States in 1962?
A: Cuba.

What continent has the fewest flowering plants?
A: Antartica.

What element begins with the letter "K"?
A: Krypton.

What country saw a world record 315 million voters turn out for elections on May 20, 1991?
A: India.

What Lewis Carroll book was banned in China afer censors decided: "Animals should not use human language"?
A: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

What is the least popular month for U.S. weddings?
A: January.

What spot once registered 134 degrees, the highest temperature ever in the U.S.?
A: Death Valley.

What was the first organ successfully transplanted from a cadaver to a live person?
A: A kidney.

What surname means "son of Nick"?
A: Nixon.

What duo survived a 1909 shootout with Bolivia's cavalry, according to historians?
A: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

What F-word is defined in physics as a "nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei"?
A: Fusion.

What's the largest and densest of the four rocky planets?
A: Earth.

What ingredient in fresh milk is eventually devoured by bacteria, causing the sour taste?
A: Lactose.

Who offered insurance against an accidental death caused by a falling Sputnik?
A: Lloyds of London.

How many months per year do residents of Tromoso, Norway go without seeing a sunset?
A: Three.

What Beatrix Potter tale is the top-selling children's book of all time?
A: The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

What national holiday in Mexico has picnickers munching chocolate coffins and sugar skulls?
A: The Day of the Dead.

What nation's military attached dynamite packs to Dobermans before sending them into Palestinian guerilla hideouts?
A: Israel.

What was the first planet to be discovered using the telescope, in 1781?
A: Uranus.

How many days does a cat usually stay in heat?
A: Five.

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