17 interesting and funny information from tourism and aviation
We have been traveling for over 10 years. There were years when I traveled internationally 2-3 times a month, there were years when the time spent on vacation was longer than the time spent at home. We have collected hundreds of flights and visited dozens of destinations and hundreds of tourist attractions. But even so, we still have a lot to discover and learn.
Useful information from aviation and tourism
Do you know which is the shortest commercial flight in the world? Did you know that there are countries without rivers? Given that travel is currently restricted and limited, it is a good opportunity to inform and document the future destinations you want to reach. At the same time, we invite you to read about some interesting and fun information from tourism and aviation.
The longest commercial flight in the world lasted 30 hours
Between 1943 and 1945, Qantas operated the "Double Sunrise" service from Australia to Sri Lanka. The flight lasted 30 hours, and passengers could see the sunrise twice. Today, the longest commercial flight in the world is operated by Singapore Airlines on the route Singapore - New York, with an average duration of 17 hours and 50 minutes.
The shortest commercial flight in the world lasts two minutes
Incredibly, the shortest commercial flight, which is operated between Westray and Pope Westray (Scotland), takes a few minutes. If the wind is favorable, the duration of this flight can be two minutes. But the fastest flight on this route lasted even 50 seconds.
Trains in India carry about 23 million passengers every day
Every day, about 23 million passengers travel by train in India. In addition, if the rails in India's railway network were to collide, they would orbit the Earth 1.5 times. Interesting, isn't it?
Saudi Arabia has no rivers
Saudi Arabia is one of the 17 countries in the world that do not have permanent rivers.
Ethiopia has its own calendar
Ethiopia maintains its own calendar, which is 7 years behind the global one. Thus, Ethiopia is in 2014. The new year begins on August 29 or August 30.
China has only one time zone
Despite being spanning five geographical time zones, China has only one set time across the country. China's standard time is UTC + 8.
The UK has the longest country name in the world
Did you know that the official title of Great Britain is: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland?
Alaska is the westernmost and easternmost state in the United States
The Aleutian Islands of Alaska are west of the 180th Meridian (the line between the eastern and western hemispheres), making it the only U.S. state to be partially in the eastern hemisphere.
The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space
Despite being mentioned by various people, the Great Wall of China is not visible from space. Even from the low orbit of the Earth, the wall needs zooming in order to be seen.
Popular pizza topping in Sweden
Did you know that banana is the popular pizza topping in Sweden?
Russia classified beer as an alcoholic beverage in 2011
In Russia, until 2011, any beverage with less than 10% alcohol was considered "food".
Sudan has more ancient pyramids than Egypt
Sudan is said to have over 250 pyramidal structures that were built between 2500 BC. and 300 AD. Egypt is believed to have about 100 pyramidal structures.
The state of Texas can accommodate the entire population of the globe.
If the entire population of the Earth lived in a density equivalent to that of New York, it would fit in the American state of Texas.
Hamburg is the city with the most bridges in the world
Did you know that Hamburg is the city with the most bridges in the world, with 2300 bridges? The second place is occupied by Amsterdam with 1281 bridges, New York has 789 bridges, and Venice only 391 bridges.
The largest pyramid in the world is in Mexico
When you think of the pyramids, your mind probably flees to Egypt and the famous pyramids of Giza, Cairo. But the largest pyramid in the world is not in Egypt, but in Mexico.
The Great Pyramid of Cholula is only 54 m high, but with a base four times larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, with a volume of 3,3 million m³. According to the BBC, it is also the largest monument on earth ever built by humans.
France is the country with the most time zones in the world.
France is the country with the most time zones in the world. You probably tend not to believe this, and the thought escapes you to the European hexagon, but don't forget that France still manages different overseas territories and countries. In conclusion, France covers 12 time zones and most of the world. The US and RUSSIA cover only 11 time zones.
South Africa has three capitals
South Africa is exceptional. It is the only country with three capitals. Cape Town holds the legislative function and is the seat of the South African parliament. Pretoria is the government house with an executive function, and Bloemfontein has a judicial function. The reasons for this type of establishment are mainly political and historical.
It is not just the administrative configuration of the country. The nature and landscape of South Africa are also very diverse and suit your preferences for different types of holidays.