Trevor’s Travel Trivia – Part IV

 

Travel

 

Longest journey by taxi: Leigh Purnell, Paul Archer and Johno Ellison left Covent Garden on February 17, 2011 and travelled 43,319 miles around the globe, returning on May 11, 2012, in a 1992 LTI Fairway FX4 London black cab. They clocked up £79,006.80 on the meter.

From left, Paul Archer, Johno Ellison and Leigh Purnell at Mount Everest Base Camp.

Most countries visited on a single tank of fuel: Audi breaks Guinness World Records record: The RAC and Audi have set a world record title by driving to 14 countries on a single tank of fuel; motoring journalist Andrew Frankel and racing driver Rebecca Jackson drove an Audi A6 ultra 1,158.9 miles almost non-stop for nearly 28 hours from the Netherlands to Hungary, passing through Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia, thus setting the new world record for the most countries visited on a single tank of fuel.

Travel 2 - Audi

Most national capital cities visited in 24 hours: Barnaby Davies breaks Guinness World Records’ record: Mr. Barnaby Davies, a tour guide who lives in Hastings, East Sussex, UK, broke the Guinness World Records’ record for the most national capital cities visited within 24 hours; Davies beat the previous world record by one city, visiting London; Paris; Brussels; Ljubljana (Slovenia); Vienna; Bratislava (Slovakia); and Budapest (Hungary).

Fastest time to travel to all London Underground stations: Geoff Marshall and Anthony Smith broke Guinness world record: The Guinness World Records’ record for visiting all 270 London Underground stations in the quickest-possible time has been broken by eight minutes; Geoff Marshall, 41, from Ealing, west London, and Anthony Smith, 28, completed the record in 16 hours, 20 minutes and 27 seconds.

Travel 3 - London Tube

Oldest to travel around world: Saburo Shochi, a 106-year-old professor emeritus at Fukuoka University of Education, visited six countries on his latest lecture tour, including Bulgaria, Canada, and South Africa, traveling a total distance of 56,700 kilometers (35,232 miles).

Travel 4 - Oldest Traveler

First person to visit all nations without flying: British adventurer Graham Hughes, 33, from Sure Jersey, took 1426 days, that’s 203 weeks, almost four years to tick 201 including all 193 members of the United Nations, as well as destinations including Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan, Vatican City and Western Sahara.

Travel 5 - Graham Hughes

First person to visit all UN member countries and Antarctica: Yili Liu (born in China), Ph.D., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, has visited all the 195 United Nations member and observer countries and Antarctica.

Fastest solo global circumnavigation by bicycle: Bruce Gordon, a 48 year old roofing contractor living on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada, has beaten the Guinness World Record for fastest solo global circumnavigation by bicycle, doing it in 153 days — 10 days faster than the previous record holder.

Travel 6 - Bruce Gordon

First person to visit all Independent States: Kashi Samaddar, 54, a Dubai-based businessman (born in Calcutta, India) has travelled to all 195 Independent states of the World plus Taiwan , setting the world record for the First person to visit all Independent States/Countries plus Taiwan.

Travel 7 - Kashi Samaddar

Fastest Time to visit 245 countries: Benny Prasad, 34, from Bangalore in India, a Solo Guitar Instrumentalist, has traveled to 194 Sovereign Countries.

Travel 8 - Benny Prasad

Longest distance travelled by train in 24 hours. Corey Pedersen, a 24-year-old Montana native now living in Seoul and his traveling partner, 23-year-old Mike Kim from California, had traveled for for 23 hours and 55 minutes, covering a total distance of 1,803 miles (2,901.4 km).

Travel 9 - CoreyPedersen

The Guinness world record for fastest solo and unsupported crossing of the North Atlantic by sea kayak was achieved by Peter Bray (UK) in 76 days.

Travel 10 - Peter Bray

Longest time spent at sea: Bill, 83, and Laurel Cooper, 82, have spent the past 36 years sailing round the world; they have travelled four times across the globe, visited 45 countries and survived a hurricane during four decades at sea.

The Guinness world record for the fastest circumnavigation by a powered boat was set by Earthrace, which was granted the Union International Motonautique (UIM) record for the fastest circumnavigation by powered boat. The journey took 60 days 23 hrs 49 mins.

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the fastest circumnavigation by passenger aircraft was set by an Air France Concorde who flew from JFK airport in New York, USA eastbound via Toulouse, Dubai, Bangkok, Guam, Honolulu and Acapulco in 31 hrs 27 mins 49 secs.

Travel 11 - Concorde

Fastest rowing across the Atlantic: Team Hallin, an elite British rowing group of six have succeeded in rowing from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean in 31 days, 23 hours, 31 minutes – setting the new world record for the Fastest rowing across the Atlantic.

 

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