Travel Trivia Amazing Facts and Fun from the Best Vacation Spots
My humungous collection of outrageous travel trivia and fascinating funny facts is waiting here for you to enjoy. It's full of curious discoveries, believe-it-or-not surprises, and truth-is-stranger-than-fiction treasures. You'll find funny, unique and compelling travel trivia facts. As you probably have guessed, I am an avid traveler. I'm like a rolling stone, ready to go at the drop of a hat.
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- In Limerick County, Ireland, they have more than 400 medieval castles. That's got to be some kind of a record.
- The White House Rose Garden now grows on a site that at various times was used for a greenhouse, a vegetable garden, an ice house, a stable and a milk house. Not all at the same time.
- Eskimos have more than 100 words for "ice".
- The width of Alaska is bigger than the distance from New York to San Francisco.
- The most visited National Parks are the Great Smokies and Cape Cod National Seashore.
- The foundation under Egypt's Great Pyramid is about as big as 10 football fields.
- Walt Disney had a secret apartment over the fire station in Disneyland where he sometimes stayed.
- The famous restaurant Delmonico's in New York City opened in 1834. You could get a meal of soup, steak, half a pie and coffee, all for 12 cents.
- The Arabian Bedouin has 160 words for "camel". No, "cigarette" isn't one of them.
- Hayden Planetarian claims that there are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches.
- The language of the African Bushmen depends as much on gestures and grimaces and on words. Bushmen don't talk after dark.
- The ancient archaeological site of Mohenjo-daro near Larkana City in Pakistan was built around 2,500 BC and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Rome, Italy, the city built 2,000 years ago on the Tiber River, became the center of the Roman Empire as it spread to most of Western Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East. Veni, vidi, vinci.
- St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally called Pig's Eye after the first businessman Pierre 'Pig's Eye' Parrant.
- Siberia contains more than 25% of the world's forests.
- The smallest island that is a country is Pitcairn, in Polynesia, with just 1.75 sq. miles
- There are no natural lakes in the state of Ohio. Every one is man-made.
- There are more Italians in New York City than in Rome, Italy.
- There are more Irish in New York City than in Dublin, Ireland
- The nickname for NY 'The Big Apple' was first used by touring jazz musicians of the 1930s, who called any town an "apple."
- The full name of Los Angeles is: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula.
- Istanbul, Turkey, is the only city in the world located on two continents.
- Antarctica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
- The volume of water in the Amazon river is 3 times the flow of all rivers in the United States .
- A sapphire from MONTANA is in the Crown Jewels of England.
- Did you know? At 874.3 square miles, Jacksonville, Florida, is the U.S. 's largest city.
- Dubliners are obsessed with sports. Football and hurling are Irish national pastimes, plus rugby, soccer, horse racing, golf and cricket.
- In St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City, Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in A.D. 800.
- Rome enjoys six months of summer. And winter temperatures are a comfortable 50 to 60 degrees
- The Vatican's Swiss Guard still wears a uniform designed by the Renaissance artists Raphael and Michelangelo. The guards would look right at home in their paintings.
- ARIZONA is the only state in the continental U.S. that doesn't go on Daylight Savings Time. Hawaii and Alaska don't either.
- Fremont, MICHIGAN, home to Gerber, is the baby food capital of the world.
- Home of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut is Winston-Salem, NORTH CAROLINA, in 1937.
- The Fig Newton is named for Newton, MASSACHUSETTS.
- NEW YORK is home to the nation's oldest cattle ranch, started in 1747 in Montauk.
- The Ouija board was created in Baltimore, MARYLAND, in 1892.
- NEW MEXICO. Smokey the Bear was rescued from a 1950 forest fire here.
- MAINE is so big, it covers as many square miles as the other five New England states combined.
- NEW JERSEY has the most shopping malls in one area in the world.
- Did you know? LOUISIANA has parishes instead of counties because they were originally Spanish church units.
- NEW HAMPSHIRE is the birthplace of Tupperware, invented in 1938 by Earl Tupper.
- Winnebago get their name from Winnebago County in IOWA. Also, IOWA is the only state that begins with two vowels.
- More triplets are born in NEBRASKA than in any other state. Do you suppose it's "per capita", or actually more?
- One more reason to love HAWAII. Hawaiians live, on average, five years longer than residents in any other state.
- In MINNESOTA, Bloomington's Mall of America is so big, if you spent 10 minutes in each store, you'd be there four days.
- The economy of CALIFORNIA is so large that if it were a country, it would rank seventh in the entire world.
Travel trivia gives me ideas for my next trip. I've never seen Alaska, and hope to remedy that oversight soon. I wish you a trip full of adventure and happy memories as you plan your best vacation spots.
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