25 Travel Questions for your Next Virtual Table Quiz
Since we started social distancing and staying at home in March, we’ve all been looking for new forms of entertainment. One of the most popular has been table quizzes on Zoom with friends, family and even strangers a lá traditional pub quiz.
If you’ve been struggling to come up with new questions for your round, here are some fascinating travel facts to puzzle your fellow quizzers with!
Facts about Countries
Canada has the longest coastline in the world!
Canada, the second to Russia as the largest country in the world, has a whopping 202,080km of coastline. Its coastline touches the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
France has the most time zones in the world!
France has 12 zones across the world. Some of its time zones include Metropolitan France, Réunion, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, French Guiana and Guadeloupe.
The official animal of Scotland is a unicorn!
A unicorn was first used on the Scottish royal coat of arms in the 12th century. It’s a symbol of purity, innocence, masculinity and power. Depicted with a chain wrapped around it, the unicorn symbolises the strength of Scottish kings as they were the only ones who could tame this mythical, magical creature.
Australia is a forward-thinking country
Much like Click&Go, Australia is a forward-thinking country. Its emblem features a kangaroo and emu because they cannot walk backwards, therefore, always moving forward.
Macau has the world’s largest casino!
Macau is a small peninsula to the east of mainland China. It’s home to the world’s largest casino: The Venetian Macao. Modelled after the Venetian in Las Vegas, it’s the largest single structure hotel building in Asia, and is the 7th largest building in the world by floor area. It has 3,000 hotel suites, 400 slot machines, 800 gambling tables and a 15,000-seat arena.
Facts about Landmarks
The Great Wall of China was built with a sticky rice mortar
The glutinous rice bound the bricks together so tightly that weeds can’t grow in most parts of the wall, which stretches for 21,196km.
Big Ben is not the name of the famous London landmark
Big Ben actually refers to the bell inside the tower. Its actual name is the Elizabeth Tower, in honour of Queen Elizabeth. Prior to its renaming in 2012, it was officially called “The Clock Tower”.
There’s a post office at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
A mule carries deliveries down into the canyon each day. The post office is for the Havasupai people, an American Indian tribe living in the Supai Village, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. They mainly deliver food, medicines, small appliances and some mail. There are two mule trains on the route so they don’t have to make a return trip on the same day. It takes 3 hours to go down into the canyon and 5 hours back. It’s the last mail-by-mule route in the USA.
The Eiffel Tower is the most photographed landmark in the world
With over 4.5million photos of the iconic Parisian landmark on Instagram, it has been topping the ‘Most Photographed Landmark’ lists for years.
Monaco is smaller than Central Park in New York City
The sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera, Monaco is just over 1km² smaller than New York’s most famous park. Monaco has just a 2.02km² area, in comparison to Central Park’s 3.41km² area.
Facts about Food
In Russia, beer was considered a soft drink until 2011!
Until 2011, anything containing less than 10% alcohol was considered a soft drink, including beer. Beer was even considered a healthier alternative to spirits. This new law came into effect in 2013 and saw alcohol consumption levels from almost 16 litres in 2013 to under 10 litres in 2019.
Tikka Masala is not an Indian dish
Chicken tikka masala may be your go-to Indian takeaway dish, but it was actually invented in Glasgow in 1971.
French Fries originated in Belgium, not France!
The reason they’re called ‘French Fries’ is because how they’re cut.
Margherita pizza is named after a queen!
In 1889, when King Umberto I and Queen Margherita visited Naples, they wanted a change from French cuisine and asked for pizza. Created by pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito, its ingredients represent the colours of Italy: basil (green), mozzarella (white) and tomato (red).
Pilots never eat the same meal while flying!
Why? In case something goes wrong, for example, if a pilot gets food poisoning, then the other pilot can take over flying the plane.
What are your favourite travel table quiz questions?