#1 Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods, proving once and for all travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.
#2 During flights the pilot enjoys a first class meal while the copilot eats economy
#3 In 1987 American Airlines removed one olive from each salad served in first class and saved $40,000
#4 Only 3 countries in the world currently protect more than 50% of their land in national parks, nature reserves, and wildlife refuges: New Caledonia (54.4%), Venezuela (54.1%) and Slovenia (53.6%).
#5 There is was a town named Fucking in Austria. Locals did not realize the English meaning of Fucking until World War II, however it was only with the invention of social media that tourists began flocking to this small town of 106 people for photos with the Fucking signs
#6 The tiny Pacific Ocean nation of Tuvalu makes a large chunk of its income by leasing out
#7 The Pan-American highway, the world’s longest motorable road, has a length of 30,000 miles. It stretches from Canada all the way down to South America
#8 Bulgarians shake their heads from side to side to mean ‘yes’ and nod up and down to say ‘no’.
#9 Norway is home to not just one village named Å — as is often cited in travel/geographic travel — but a total of five!