Longest Direct Flights

Longest Direct Flights

This coming March, Qantas Airlines is set to launch the third-longest passenger flight in the world, from Perth to London.  The flight will take approximately a whopping 17 hours! According to Qantas, it will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe when it begins.  “When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to London in...

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Care for a Taste of the World’s First Tofu-Based Alcoholic Beverage?

Tofu is a healthy and versatile food that now can be enjoyed in liquor form. Researchers in Singapore have discovered a way to use the liquid left over from the processing of Tofu, making a tasty alcoholic beverage. The drink contains about 7 percent alcohol and has a reported sweet, floral taste that can be enjoyed by health conscious alcoholic beverage drinkers. Key...

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Running of the Balls – Travel Channel

Real estate marketing can be started by yourself by buying and flipping houses. The appeal is that one can become a small business owner, with all its perks, and earn $100,000 dollar in return, or more. The author highlights the benefits and briefly explains them, but in the end is advertising his success and the book he has written. He will tell you his story...

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You Can’t Be Knighted in the U.S., But You Can Be Named a Sagamore of the Wabash

U.S. states honor individuals with various titles. A Kentucky Colonel is a title bestowed by the governor with the most notable being KFC’s Colonel Sanders. Tennessee, New Mexico, and Georgia also award the title of Colonel. Rhode Island bestows the title of Commodore while Texas and Nebraska have the honorary rank of Admiral. In Indiana, a person can become...

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“Brother Love” Is No More. Diddy Was Only Joking About That Name Change

Diddy has had many names over the years so when he announces a new name people aren’t as shocked by it. They figure it’s par for the course. He was joking about a new name, though. He didn’t really plan to change it to Brother Love this time even though that’s what he told his fans. Key Takeaways:According to Page Six, Sean Combs, Puff...

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Found: A Barnacle-Covered Basketball Lost at Sea

A man who routinely sails across the sea comes across a basketball floating on the surface of the ocean, only the top half exposed. As he looks at it he realizes nothing out of the ordinary until he removes it from the sea to see the lower half has barnacles attached to it extending approximately 3 feet downward. After capturing a quick photo with the spaulding...

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Prague Meridian in Prague, Czechia

Before the technological revolutions that seemingly shrunk the world, Prague, like many other industrial cities, relied on its own local time. Though the column has been gone for nearly a century, the meridian line is still visible. Keep an eye out for a thin brass strip flanke d by plaques on either side, written in Latin and Czech. Loosely tranlated into English....

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Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

The Idaho Potato Commission has retired it’s travelling 6 ton travelling potato replica and a woman in Boise, plans to refurbish it to rent as an Airbnb. It will still be used to promote the state’s chief crop as it will be a roadside attraction, set next to a freeway exit. The finished project should be ready for rentals by the spring of next year. Key...

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Paris Bans Cars for a Day and People Take Over the Boulevards

Recently, the city of Paris banned cars for an entire Sunday. While the French capital has experimented with car-free time periods in the past, this was the first time that the entire city was handed over to pedestrians, cyclists, roller-bladers, and ramblers for a full day. Residents, visitors, and tourists were strongly encouraged to explore the City of Lights...

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