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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #775 on: December 27, 2016, 07:39:18 PM »
I've made a list of the order cities are visited on the Usa Edition of Tar. It's actually quite interesting how it's played out. The four most visited cities with four visits each are Tokyo, Bangkok, Amsterdam & Hong Kong.

Note that a visit means a rough leg. Bangkok has been visited 6 times yet S19 and S9 weren't legs that properly involved the cities. Santiago is only twice as all 3 visits are half visits; the visit in S11 was a mere stop at a building before flying to Calama. This also doesn't take into account the amount of legs. Guangzhou and Mumbai both have had 2 legs yet Guangzhou in just 1 season so it's counted as 1 visit.

2 Visits : Bangkok, Beijing, Paris, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Mumbai, Auckland, Delhi, Moscow, Jaipur, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Dubai, Stockholm, Los Lagos, Bariloche, Singapore, Shanghai, Saint Petersburg, Muscat, Seoul, Sydney, Kolkata, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Taipei, Phuket, Panama City, Buenos Aires, Bavaria, Arusha, Kochi, Osaka, Dhaka, Istanbul, Hanoi, Maun, Jungfrau Region, Berlin, Santiago, Lisbon, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Colombo, Rome, London, Copenhagen, Marrakesh, Palermo, Manila, Swakopmund, San Antonio de Areco, Livingstone, Kraków, Agra, Macau, Mexico City & Bali.

3 Visits : Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Moscow, Amsterdam, Vienna, Tokyo, Singapore, Phuket, Bavaria, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Paris & Dubai.

4 Visits : Tokyo, Bangkok, Amsterdam & Hong Kong

I find it interesting that the first 3 cities to be visited by Tar in Europe are Moscow, Amsterdam & Vienna. Not cities like Paris, London or Rome. The 2 latter of which have only had 2 visits. (3 if you count Tar 9 for Rome). I also find it weird that San Antonio de Areco has had a second visit before places like Krakow, Mexico City & Bali.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #776 on: January 01, 2017, 04:51:42 AM »
This may be a record, not entirely sure. The newly revealed cast of TAR Canada 4 is predominantly women, only 7/20 are male (2 M/M, 3 M/F)

And a whopping 5 F/F teams, tied with Israel 4.
TAR Phillipines 1 also had 5 F/F, and LJ & CJ win
TAR Israel 5 had 5 M/M teams, 6 M/F and 3 F/F but no M/F in final 4!

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #777 on: January 15, 2017, 02:37:59 AM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #778 on: January 15, 2017, 04:39:59 AM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

Seasons 1 and 5 only visited 3 countries, in fact, I'd say 2 countries because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #779 on: January 15, 2017, 02:17:37 PM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

Seasons 1 and 5 only visited 3 countries, in fact, I'd say 2 countries because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

It was late at night so my math isn't the greatest at that time haha
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #780 on: January 15, 2017, 05:19:34 PM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

Seasons 1 and 5 only visited 3 countries, in fact, I'd say 2 countries because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

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It was late at night so my math isn't the greatest at that time haha

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #781 on: January 15, 2017, 07:10:02 PM »
I believe TAR Norway 2 has the record. They spent four legs in Africa.

And I believe the only other season to spend three legs in Africa was Israel 5.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #782 on: January 20, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »
because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

Why not? ???
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #783 on: January 20, 2017, 06:15:56 PM »
because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

Why not? ???

They officially were visited but were only used as airport transfers to continue on to Zambia and Tanzania. So I wouldn't exactly count them as visits.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #784 on: January 21, 2017, 06:24:39 AM »
Yeah, I agree with BritishTARFan, the teams didn't travel anywhere in Kenya or South Africa, just visited the airports, let alone there weren't any tasks placed in those countries.

And we never count the destinations of connecting flights as "visited countries", otherwise the number of countries would double each season. :)


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #785 on: January 21, 2017, 04:12:24 PM »
They officially were visited but were only used as airport transfers to continue on to Zambia and Tanzania. So I wouldn't exactly count them as visits.

They did do some 'tasks' here. In South Africa, they needed to get across down to Lanseria Airport. In Kenya, they needed to sign up for charter flights to Tanzania.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #786 on: January 21, 2017, 10:06:04 PM »
Teams had to find the right connecting flight at Riga airport and board it in time!

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #787 on: January 22, 2017, 02:09:58 AM »
Teams had to find the right connecting flight at Riga airport and board it in time!

In S9 they did the exact same thing in both Bahrain & Doha!  :groan: :funny:

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #788 on: January 22, 2017, 02:24:56 PM »
Kenya and South Africa both featured Route Markers and actual Race Flags.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #789 on: March 27, 2017, 01:54:56 AM »
Have you ever noticed how eerily similar seasons 27 and 28 are?

-Both feature a pair of young, athletic males
  -Both of whom began the race really strongly, but faltered in the end and were undone by a U-Turn
-Both feature a pair of African American brothers
  -Both of whom were eliminated on the third leg
-Both feature a sweetheart mother and son from the southern USA
-Both feature two sets of young females
  -Both of whom each came in last place on the fourth and fifth legs
-Both spend the first three legs in Latin America, with the first leg in one country, and the next two in another country
-Both ended their journey by spending two legs in a less-developed country, before going to a modern city in China
  -Both of those less-developed countries start with "IND"
-Both seasons feature an Express Pass that was 'wasted' on a Roadblock in some fashion
-Both seasons have the first U-Turn ending up not affecting anybody (One was not used, one was used on a team that was ahead)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #790 on: March 28, 2017, 01:31:04 AM »
Does that mean that they have some sort of a pattern recently, or is this just purely coincidental? :escape

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #791 on: Yesterday at 01:06:45 AM »
Actually, just thought of one more! In both seasons, Leg 4 takes place split between two countries (Zambia/Zimbabwe - Switzerland/France) with the following leg taking place in the latter country.

No, this is most certainly a giant coincidence, but it's still really fascinating to me.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #792 on: Yesterday at 01:16:00 AM »
I forgot if I posted this or not, sorry if I already did.

Jelani and Jenny are the only non-winners (American version at least) to never be in the bottom two placements of a leg. This wouldn't be possible without the 4 teams in final leg twist used in 25 and 26.