#StrangePlanet: Travel Trivia

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Here are five travel factoids to help prove it:

Sticky Situation: Thousands of pieces of chewed gum line 70-foot-long Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo, California. 

Bald Dogs: A worker rubs sunscreen daily on some 12 Mexican hairless dogs roaming the grounds of the Dolores Olmedo Museum in Mexico City.

View the Loo: Water cascades from 10,000 toilet urinals and seats, creating an art installation in Foshan, Guangdong Province, China.

Historical Baggage: The seemingly illogical airport code for Chicago’s O’Hare International—ORD—is based on the plot of land for which it was named, Orchard Field.

She Ain’t Heavy: At the annual Wife Carrying World Championships in Sonkajärvi, Finland, contestants are said to need “strength, tenacity, eroticism, and rhythm.”

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  1. Kelly
    United States
    February 11, 2015, 2:15 am

    Is this in Cali? Because there is an alley like this in Seattle. I stuck my gum there. Gross and cool all at the same time.

  2. dula fita
    February 3, 2015, 3:16 am

    good chanal

  3. Ana
    United States
    February 3, 2015, 12:25 am

    Seems like this particular picture (Bubble Gum Alley) was taken in Seattle instead of California.