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21. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting zaksame

Statues and Stuatuary: I can never remember this one and every time I see a statue of a guy on a horse it really annoys me. So, here it is again....
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.

Definitely a myth.

22. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any city on the planet. As of Sept '09. Vegas has 141,000 rooms open for business. Another 10,000 are currently under construction.

23. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

FACT - vegasmike6 knows more facts about Las Vegas than anyone else in the world...

24. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only double-landlocked countries in the world.

Mongolia is the World's largest landlocked country.

25. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Quoting Utrecht

Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only double-landlocked countries in the world.

Mongolia is the World's largest landlocked country.

Yep, right after Kazakhstan
Was thinking of that country, so googled a bit. First two pages gave Kazakhstan.
BUT if you add the Caspian Sea as a variable, Mongolia wins. BUT than Uzbekistan wouldn't be a double-landlocked country It sure boggles me

26. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Quoting bwiiian

FACT - vegasmike6 knows more facts about Las Vegas than anyone else in the world...

Not true, but this post is perfect to tell all TP members how unique Las Vegas is compared to other tourist cities.

Such as.. Vegas Vic is the largest mechanical neon sign in the world! Our 40 ft cowboy lost 2 ft of his hat in 1994 in order to fit him under the Fremont Street Experience canopy.

[ Edit: Edited on 06-Sep-2009, at 12:25 by vegasmike6 ]

27. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting Utrecht

Quoting BedouinLeo

Quoting Utrecht

Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only double-landlocked countries in the world.

Mongolia is the World's largest landlocked country.

Yep, right after Kazakhstan
Was thinking of that country, so googled a bit. First two pages gave Kazakhstan.
BUT if you add the Caspian Sea as a variable, Mongolia wins. BUT than Uzbekistan wouldn't be a double-landlocked country It sure boggles me

Yes what I was looking at also included the Caspian Sea statistic, thus not making Kazakhstan officially landlocked. I went with what Aeroflot told us as we flew over Mongolia on our way to Seoul as well.
It was the only Aeroflot flight I've ever been on where the flight crew actually spoke to the passengers.
Moving back to the fact of the day..
There are 3 members of ZZ Top.
One with a beard called Billy Gibbons, another one with a beard called Dusty Hill and the guy on drums without a beard is called Frank Beard !
Yes I know its got nothing to do with travel, but then nor has the fact about rats not being able to be sick either. Interesting two facts though.
A fact about travel then..
London Heathrow is the worlds busiest international airport.
London Gatwick is the worlds busiest single runway airport.
London is the only capital city in the world to be served by five (if you want to count 'London' Oxford Airport then make that 6) international airports.

28. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

What makes the fact about London Gatwick interesting (if it is !) is that it is classified as the worlds busiest single runway airport but in fact it has two runways. I know the answer to the riddle. Wonder if you do.

29. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

What makes the fact about London Gatwick interesting (if it is !) is that it is classified as the worlds busiest single runway airport but in fact it has two runways. I know the answer to the riddle. Wonder if you do.

The airport does indeed have two runways, but they're parallel and too close to each other for both to be operated at the same time. One of them acts as a backup in case of accidents or maintenance on the main one. Because only one runway is being used for take-off and landing at any one time, it is classified as a single-runway airport.

30. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 7y

Finland has 837 public, free libraries in the country. Average person visits a library 10,9 times a year, and takes out 19 books annually.

(I also seem to remember that that is the highest per capita in the world, but couldn't find a reliable source to confirm it!)

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