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Travel Fact!

High time we revived a venerable Hobo Laureate tradition: the Travel Fact, culled from the up-to-the-minute bulletins of BLIMPSY, the international Bureau for the Learned Investigation into Movements, Percentages, Statistics and Yardsticks. This week, we’ve got two travel-related trivia for you to dwell on. One is pretty sad but true, the other is kinda funny but made up. We’ll let …

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Travel Fact!

Mister Dalmar Dirie’s Happy Tours in downtown Haylaan is the world’s first travel agency to offer day trips and guided excursions hosted by Somali pirates. This is Mister Dirie’s “Gulf of Aden Frolic” program (34.99$), all tourists are welcome! 8am: pickup at hotel 9am: arrival at pirate lair / safety briefing / target practise 11am: coffee and cast off noon: …

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Travel Fact!

This week, hot on the heels of the Hobo Laureates’ recent stint in Turkey as well-paid extras contracted by TWATS (the Trojan War Annual Tribute Society) to take part in the yearly reenactment of the Siege of Troy, Istanbul Travel Fact Extravaganza! 1) Kebab: During the 1683 Siege of Vienna, a local pastry chef took inspiration from the Crescent Moon …

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Travel Fact!

Classified documents held in the public library of Carson City list the following items aboard the flying saucer recovered in Roswell, NM: one map to the stars one bottle of Badger Sunscreen SPF 20 one beach volleyball two pairs of shirts with flower prints one pair of clip-on sunglasses Additional data has been compiled since by the SETI project, which scours …

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Travel Fact!

The Hobo Laureates have been away these past weeks, to Brick city, looking for the elusive Jersey Devil (another well-paid assignment from Peterson’s Petting Zoo in Des Moines, “From gator to gnat, we’ve got critters to pet!”). To make up for it, our readers get a travel fact ™ doubly whammy! #1 The California Gold Rush Jeremiah Cauldron was the …

travel fact

Travel Fact!

Superheroes would not exist without travel: Batman was inspired by a tour of the Cueva de la Boca in Mexico. The story of Spiderman was coined in the Australian outback, courtesy of a white-tailed spider. Swamp thing was born in the marches of the White Nile. Wolverine was the result of a hiking tour in the Alaska Range. And the …