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World Trivia Learned from IgoUgo Reviews

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Posted on July 21, 2008 in Trip Ideas

Every time you read an IgoUgo review, you learn something new. If you read enough of them, we’re pretty sure you could pull off some Ken Jennings-style Jeopardy! wins—or at least show up some fifth grader. Begin your quest with these ten geographical quirks we recently took away from IgoUgo reviews.

1. There is an Apple Capital of India.

2. You can score a discount if you get married in Las Vegas on August 8, 2008. Or September 9, 2009. And so on.

3. The highest place in the world where you can scuba dive is atop Mexico’s Nevado de Toluca volcano.

4. The Eagles didn’t make up Winslow, Arizona, but they did give the cowboy town a taste of fame. In return, Winslow unveiled a bronze statue of Don Henley and a two-story mural (yes, it involves a flatbed Ford).

5. Cowtown is Calgary, and Plus 15s are how Cowtown remains hospitable to visitors during colder months.

6. Pensacola claims to be the oldest settlement in the US (to the dismay of St. Augustine, we assume) and has been governed by five nations.

7. Siena, Italy, was home to the patron saint of nurses; firefighters; television; Italy; Europe; and Allentown, Pennsylvania—and her name was Catherine.

8. It is illegal to smoke in the streets of Bhutan.

9. You can ski in—or very near—Las Vegas.

10. The deepest lake in the world is Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia.

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