Fun travel facts

Fun travel facts

The Expat Hub has trawled cyberspace and gathered a collection of the most random (and possibly least useful) travel facts it could find. Enjoy!

Less than 1% of the world’s population has journeyed to Antarctica.

Asia and Iran are the only places on earth where men have a higher life expectancy then women.

A British insurance company, Club Direct, offers insurance plans for coconut related injuries and deaths. Seeing as coconuts kill an average of 150 people a year this might be more sensible than it seems!

Back in 1987 American Airlines saved themselves $40,000 by taking one olive off each salad served to First Class passengers during their flights.

You can find a city called Rome on every continent.

If you believe that fresh air is good for you take a trip to Tasmania. The South Pacific island is said to have the cleanest air in the world.

On average 61,000 people are airborne over the United States every minute of the day.

France is the most visited nation in the world with an average of 80 million tourists annually.

Anyone with a fondness for hotel rooms should visit Las Vegas. The gambling capital has more hotel rooms than anywhere else in the world.

If your dog suffers from pattern baldness take them to Tokyo, the country where canine toupees are big business.

There are more volcanoes in Indonesia then in any other country.

The Bible was right, there is a Hell. But it’s not a fiery pit of damnation; it’s a rather pleasant town in Norway.

If you’ve ever been caught cheating on an exam count yourself lucky that you don’t live in Bangladesh. In the Asian nation cheating on an exam is punishable by a prison sentence and children as young as 15 have been incarcerated for the crime.

Thailand has the world’s largest crocodile farm.

It’s possible to surf the Amazon river and waves can get up to 4 metres high!

Our last fact is a bit of a yucky one. About 10 million people go on a cruise each year and larger cruise ships can produce over 8 tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 gallons of sewage every single week. 

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