Monday, June 15, 2009

Top 10 Travel Trivia Revealed

Last Monday, I ran a series of goofy (but interesting!) bits of travel trivia on Twitter. It was our first contest run through the Twitter machine, and I have the winner listed at the end of the post.

I hope you have as much fun reading these as I had collecting them! Keep watching Twitter on Mondays ... if I find something that makes Monday a bit more bearable by inspiring a laugh or a smile, I'll tweet it.

Travel Trivia Top 10

#1: Each US hh would pay $988 more in tax w/o the tax rev generated by the tourism industry. Go TRAVEL!

#2: In 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.

#3: The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish. Dutch, and Portuguese ... convenient!

#4: Hurricane Season now in Florida ... but did you know in Australia a hurricane is called a willy-willy?

#5: On an average day 102 people visit the Dr. Pepper museum in Waco, TX

#6: Covering 47 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.

#7: The Tokyo Zoo in Japan, closes down for two months every year to give the animals a little break from the people.

#8: There's only one mobile U.S. national monument: the cable cars in San Fransisco.

#9: The “you are here” arrow on maps is called ... an ideo locater.

#10: The country with the most number of islands ... Finland

And the winner is ...




1 comment:

  1. A hurricane is not called a willy-willy in Australia. It is called a cyclone. The closest equivalent to a willy-willy is a dust devil.