What would happen if I didn’t switch my cellphone off onboard the plane? Is London’s famous clock tower really named Big Ben? And is it really true that there is no 13th row aboard an airplane? Questions questions, questions – we have answers.
Is the city of Venice home to the most bridges in the world?
Unfortunately not. Venice, the supposed bridge record holder, really doesn’t have all that many bridges as you’d think – the total “only” falls somewhere upwards of 400 bridges. This puts the painterly city squarely behind Hamburg. The German Hanseatic city, with around 2,500 bridges, is the true title holder for the most bridges in Europe.
Can your cellphone cause the plane to crash?
By now we all know by heart the announcement at the start of every flight, asking passengers to put our cellphones in “flight mode” or switch them off. And many of you have probably wondered what would really happen if someone accidentally forgot. The good news: no airplane is so easy to crash. The bad news: in rare cases, cellphones that are switched on can interrupt the radio traffic of the airplane and cause unpleasant noises in the headphones of the pilots – and that’s certainly not worth the risk. Read More »