Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Travel Trivia

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  1. The average cruise ship burns approximately 1 gallon of fuel to move just 6 inches.
  2. The Queen Elizabeth 2 burns 433 tons of fuel in one day.
  3. Carnival Cruise Lines puts more than 10 million chocolate mints on their guests' pillows every year.
  4. Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas is the first ship ever to have its own zip code (33132-2028).
  5. Voyager of the Seas is 42,000 tons larger than the US Navy's largest aircraft carrier.
  6. Voyager of the Seas features a 15,000 square foot fitness center, 9-hole golf course, 200-foot rock-climbing wall, two-story library containing over 3000 books, and a regulation-size ice skating rink.
  7. The wingspan of Boeing's 747 is longer than the Wright brothers' first flight.
  8. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
  9. The Eiffel Tower uses 7,500,000 kilowatts each year with over 500,000 for illuminations.
  10. By changing the lighting for the Jefferson Memorial to LED and metal halide, energy usage dropped from 126 kilowatts to 28 kilowatts (80%) and the illumination area was increased by 30%.
  11. The country with the most number of islands is Finland.
  12. Alaska has more coastline than the entire continental US.
  13. Tennessee is bordered by eight states This is more than any other USA state KY, MI, AR, MS, AL, GE, NC, VA.
Sources: My kid's camp newsletter (1,3,4,5,6,7,12) , Budget Travel Trivia Quiz (2), Free Travel Trivia Facts (8,9,11,13), Osram Sylvania Jefferson Memorial (10).

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