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Title: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 13, 2011, 07:56:15 AM
I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I enjoyed discovering them.  :crazy:

First to worst (eliminated):
Two teams won the first leg before being eliminated in the second: Amanda & Chris (S4) and Alison & Donny (S5).
Five teams just missed out on the final three, despite winning the previous leg: Derek & Drew (S3), Hayden & Aaron (S6), Toni & Dallas (S13), Kisha & Jen (S14) and Andy & Tommy (S19).
The rest of the first to worst teams are: Pat & Brenda (S1), Mary & Peach (S2), Shola & Doyin (S2), John Vito & Jill (S3), Steve & Josh (S4), Ray & Deana (S7), Fran & Barry (S9), Peter & Sarah (S10), Uchenna & Joyce (S11), Rob & Amber (S11), Toni & Dallas (S13), Chad & Stephanie (S17) and Connor & Jonathan (S17).

S13 and S19 hold the record for the latest first elimination of a leg winner, with previous leg winners eliminated in fourth place in both seasons (Toni & Dallas and Andy & Tommy).

The strongest Final 3 (by average placing) was S20 with an AP of 2.5. Second was S1, with an AP of 2.54. Third was S14 with 2.59 and fourth was S15 with 2.82.
The weakest Final 3 (by average placing) was S6, with an AP of 3.80. Second was S21 with 3.78 and third was S16 with 3.75.

Andy & Tommy (S19) have the highest average finishing position (2.636) and the most leg wins (6) without finishing in the top 2, and without making it to the final leg. Zev & Justin (S18), Hayden & Aaron (S6) and Derek & Drew (S3) all had 4 wins without making it to the finish line.

Number of leg winners in each season:
3 - S13, S20
4 - S19
4 - S5, S9, S15
....
7 - S2
9 - S4

The only teams to win three legs and not finish in the top 4 are Rob & Amber (8th, S11) and Azaria & Hendekea (6th, S12)

No team finishing 5th or 10th in the first leg has ever won the race.

Only three teams didn't win a leg before winning the million: Eric & Danielle (S11), Kisha & Jen (S18) and Brent & Josh (S21).

In TEN of the twenty seasons so far, the team that won Leg 8 has finished fourth overall.

Of all the winners of Leg 3, only 6 of them have made the final three (and all 6 of them came second).

Teams that finished fifth in Leg 1 or 5 have never won.

Eric & Jeremy (S9) have the most 2nd places (6).

Second-placed teams are more likely than first-placed teams to win the next leg!! 48 first-placed teams have won the next leg, while 58 second-placed teams have won the next leg!

One team has finished in the same position 8 times in a race: Rachel & Dave (S20, 1sts). Three teams have finished in the same position 7 times in a race: Nick & Starr (S13, 1sts), Megan & Cheyne (S15, 1sts) and Rob & Kimberley (S10, 3rds).

The Final 3 with the most leg wins was S5 with 12. The ones with the least were S8, S10, S18, S19 and S21 with only 6!

Rob & Kimberley (S10) hold the record for the most consecutive same place finishes (3rd) with six. Nine teams have had four consecutive same place finishes.

Andrew & Dan (S13) hold the record for most consecutive legs without dropping a place: 9. Their streak went: 8th, 7th, 6th, 6th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 4th, 2nd before finishing in 3rd. Josh & Brent (S21) are equal second with a streak of 8. They went 7th, 6th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 1st. Meredith & Gretchen (S7) are equal second with a streak of 8. They went 7th, 7th, 7th, 7th, 5th, 5th, 4th, 2nd before finishing 4th.

Joe & Bill and Rob & Kimberley share the dubious honour of most consecutive legs without improving: 7. J&B (S3) went 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th. R&K (S10) went 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd.

Indonesia (S19) is the only country to eliminate 3 teams in one season (not counting the USA in Season Eight).

Going into the final leg of a race, the team with the outright best average placing has come first EIGHT times. The team with the second highest average placing has come first EIGHT times. And the team with the worst average placing has won only FOUR times (Chip & Kim, Uchenna & Joyce, Dan & Jordan, Josh & Brent). Season 13 saw a tie for the best average placing going into the final leg.

5 different teams have finished in 8 different positions throughout a race:
Teri & Ian who (S3) finished in positions 1st through 6th and 9th and 10th.
Kelly & Jon (S4) who finished in positions 1st through 8th
Kisha & Jen (S14) who finished in positions 1st through 8th
Nick & Vicki (S17) who finished in positions 2nd through 8th and 10th
Bopper & Mark(S20) who finished in positions 1st through 6th and 8th and 9th.

The only team to win 5 out of the first 7 legs are Andy & Tommy (S19)

Most First Places in one season:
8- Rachel & Dave (S20)
7- Meghan & Cheyne (S15)
7- Nick & Starr (S13)
6- Andy & Tommy (S19)
6- Colin & Christie (S5)
5- Nat & Kat (S17)
5- Tammy & Victor (S14)
5- Eric & Jeremy (S9)
5- BJ & Tyler (S9)
5 - Rob & Brennan (S1)

The only three teams who ended up with the highest average placing in their season and didn't make the final three are Oswald & Danny (S11, 4th), Azaria & Hendekea (S12, 6th) and Abbie & Ryan (S21, 5th).

Josh & Brent (S21) have the lowest average placing of all Race winners (4.58).

In terms of the difference between Average Placing and Finishing Position, the most predictable Race was Season 20; if teams' race position were determined by their average finishing position, only Bopper & Mark (5th) and Vanessa & Ralph's (4th) positions would be switched.

The most unpredictable Race was Season 11, with Rob & Amber finishing 8th, despite the 2nd highest average placing, and Oswald & Danny finishing 4th, with the best average placing. The second most unpredictable race was Season 21, with the highest ranked Abbie & Ryan finishing 5th, and the 6th ranked Josh & Brent winning the race.

Kami & Karli (S5) and Josh & Brent (S21) share the record of finishing 7 legs in the bottom two teams. Josh & Brent's 7 legs were all in a row (Leg 5 - Leg 11).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: AmazingRace on November 13, 2011, 08:09:45 AM
Wow, that's a wonderful compilation! Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 13, 2011, 09:11:12 AM
How long did you spend compiling these? :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Cocoa on November 13, 2011, 09:15:37 AM
I always loved reading the facts and figures in Wikipedia before, but that page got deleted for some weird reason. Nice job for bringing some of them back! :tup:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 13, 2011, 09:54:39 AM
I always loved reading the facts and figures in Wikipedia before, but that page got deleted for some weird reason. Nice job for bringing some of them back! :tup:

IKR. I think they deemed these as random facts. I remembered that time we only had comparisons for about like 8 seasons... now we have 19! :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 13, 2011, 10:32:51 AM
Cool stuff Dom!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: David on November 13, 2011, 10:44:41 AM
I love this too, Dom El! It seems you really love researching! :D

I think each of the users who is willing to, could share other statistics or interesting facts that may not have been mentioned in any thread yet, or that we have been courious about, maybe? That way we could make a great thread full of interesting things about the race that can be important some times.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 13, 2011, 04:43:10 PM
I love this too, Dom El! It seems you really love researching! :D

I think each of the users who is willing to, could share other statistics or interesting facts that may not have been mentioned in any thread yet, or that we have been courious about, maybe? That way we could make a great thread full of interesting things about the race that can be important some times.

Definitely! If anyone's got any more records and facts, I'll add them to the list!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 04:43:57 AM
Andy & Tommy have moved up to equal 3rd place in the most leg wins in a single season, level with Colin & Christie!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on November 28, 2011, 07:49:49 AM
Then there's no doubt that Jeremy & Sandy will win the race of S19.

Ernie & Cindy got EP, which promises them to get into the Final 3 with no opportunity to win.

Amani & Marcus were the 5th in Leg 1, and Andy & Tommy the 7th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2011, 07:51:48 AM
I checked that 5th, 7th, and 10th on the 1st leg theory by looking at other versions. I think it's a coincidence on the American version because this system does not work on TAR Asia at all. Jeremy and Sandy and Amani and Marcus have an equal chance of winning, IMO.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 07:55:51 AM
I checked that 5th, 7th, and 10th on the 1st leg theory by looking at other versions. I think it's a coincidence on the American version because this system does not work on TAR Asia at all. Jeremy and Sandy and Amani and Marcus have an equal chance of winning, IMO.

Ah but I personally only consider TAR US to be 'canon'! If I got permission, and paid enough money, I could televise my own Amazing Race and it wouldn't have any connection to the original besides the same branding!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2011, 07:57:04 AM
I checked that 5th, 7th, and 10th on the 1st leg theory by looking at other versions. I think it's a coincidence on the American version because this system does not work on TAR Asia at all. Jeremy and Sandy and Amani and Marcus have an equal chance of winning, IMO.

Ah but I personally only consider TAR US to be 'canon'! If I got permission, and paid enough money, I could televise my own Amazing Race and it wouldn't have any connection to the original besides the same branding!

True, it is the "canon" version, but the greatest spell of all (the third leg curse) works across all versions. ;)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 08:03:06 AM
True, it is the "canon" version, but the greatest spell of all (the third leg curse) works across all versions. ;)

Yeah for sure, that is definitely the best one!

Personally I think the most interesting stat is that teams that come second in a leg win the next leg more often than the team that came first!! There's no reasonable explanation for that, other than maybe the first place teams suffer from overconfidence or 'take it easy' after their win..
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: AmazingRace on November 28, 2011, 08:37:58 AM
Then there's no doubt that Jeremy & Sandy will win the race of S19.

As much as I would love that, it is impossible to guarantee that they will win based on patterns as there is always a first for everything.  :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 08:47:50 AM
Here's another interesting one..

Of the 18 winning teams of the million:

5 were first
7 were second
6 were third

in the second-to-last leg!

Just goes to show that it's mostly pot luck as to who ends up winning!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2011, 08:52:26 AM
I've always thought that was interesting too. The finale is just a leg like any other one, your previous performance counts for nothing. All that it comes down to is whatever happens on that one day.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on November 28, 2011, 10:03:33 AM
Then there's no doubt that Jeremy & Sandy will win the race of S19.

Ernie & Cindy got EP, which promises them to get into the Final 3 with no opportunity to win.

Amani & Marcus were the 5th in Leg 1, and Andy & Tommy the 7th.
Supertux,
Get Real! Those past events have no impact on what happened when AR19 unless you can prove some causality (which nobody can). I'm with Prophet. There is an equal chance of each team that makes the final 3 winning. Are you trying to run an Astrology exercise here?

Also, how do you know that Andy/Tommy are even going to make the final 3? I think they will be displaced by Ernie/Cindy.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on November 28, 2011, 01:03:17 PM
At some point, I plan to also publish my compilation of each season's leg-by-leg finish order (including the uber-leg midpoints) that I use in computing the final placement averages for all the teams in all seasons list. (Wikipedia has never kept midpoint arrival order for the uberlegs.)
I'm well aware of some of those odd facts in the performance of teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on November 28, 2011, 02:25:12 PM
I've always thought that was interesting too. The finale is just a leg like any other one, your previous performance counts for nothing. All that it comes down to is whatever happens on that one day.

I agree. The best team doesn't always win the prize.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 28, 2011, 04:34:24 PM
Then there's no doubt that Jeremy & Sandy will win the race of S19.

Ernie & Cindy got EP, which promises them to get into the Final 3 with no opportunity to win.

Amani & Marcus were the 5th in Leg 1, and Andy & Tommy the 7th.
Supertux,
Get Real! Those past events have no impact on what happened when AR19 unless you can prove some causality (which nobody can). I'm with Prophet. There is an equal chance of each team that makes the final 3 winning. Are you trying to run an Astrology exercise here?

Also, how do you know that Andy/Tommy are even going to make the final 3? I think they will be displaced by Ernie/Cindy.

Chill out! I'm sure that SuperTux was simply having some fun with the statistics. Of course it's absurd to think past outcomes affect the probabilities in any way, but still its fun to figure out what outcomes would satisfy all the rules.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 28, 2011, 04:48:53 PM
I don't think it's so much that past outcomes effect the present, but more that there are subtle tendencies in Race positions.

What is the best logical explanation for the famous leg 3 curse? I venture that it has to do with teams that win a lot of legs in the middle of the season and then somehow taper off. Eric and Jeremy had a similar run to Andy and Tommy. On the other hand Meghan and Cheyne won many legs as well but in the latter half of the race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Cocoa on November 28, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
At some point, I plan to also publish my compilation of each season's leg-by-leg finish order (including the uber-leg midpoints) that I use in computing the final placement averages for all the teams in all seasons list. (Wikipedia has never kept midpoint arrival order for the uberlegs.)
I'm well aware of some of those odd facts in the performance of teams.

 All uber-leg midpoints are seen already at Wikipedia now, though. I believe I started seeing Wikipedia adding race positions during midpoints at the time of Season 18 (maybe to settle the technicalities for the special TBC of Season 18, they added all race placements)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on November 29, 2011, 09:07:29 AM
Also, how do you know that Andy/Tommy are even going to make the final 3? I think they will be displaced by Ernie/Cindy.

??? I didn't say Andy & Tommy would be in the Final 3...

I just deduced my conclusion from those curses. Those funny patterns that have existed for 18 seasons really deserve to have a research. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 29, 2011, 09:55:47 AM
 :lol: apskip, you really never know. But I know where you're coming from.

But... that's the purpose of this thread right? It's all just pure fun and speculation. :tup:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on November 29, 2011, 10:30:39 PM
Also it is interesting to notice that usually the American version can hardly break curses, while other versions can easily make it.

Think of China Rush. Both 2 seasons of CR have broken many curses and have created many records. :js:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on November 29, 2011, 11:53:16 PM
At some point, I plan to also publish my compilation of each season's leg-by-leg finish order (including the uber-leg midpoints) that I use in computing the final placement averages for all the teams in all seasons list. (Wikipedia has never kept midpoint arrival order for the uberlegs.)
I'm well aware of some of those odd facts in the performance of teams.

 All uber-leg midpoints are seen already at Wikipedia now, though. I believe I started seeing Wikipedia adding race positions during midpoints at the time of Season 18 (maybe to settle the technicalities for the special TBC of Season 18, they added all race placements)

Coaco, I checked Wiki when I updated the list to post here early last year, and the uberleg midpoints from the early seasons were not used on Wiki once those double legs were completed.

I'm confident of my contemporaneous notes since I started keeping them during TAR 3, and that was at a time when the official leaderboard was still being used by CBS on the official site.

I can't speak to the various international versions because I haven't watched any of them and my connection wasn't fast enough; now I can barely avoid hitting the real data limits and download the episodes from I-Tunes. So it may be a long time, if ever, before I do get to watch any of the international versions of the show. A second reason for the variances about "curses" and such is that the international versions do not copy all of the rules used in a particular season of the mothership, they seem to have blended rules from some seasons, and introduced other rules to fit their particular versions of the show.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 30, 2011, 12:24:56 AM
From what I've observed... the uber-leg midpoints are already updated on the various seasons of TAR on Wiki too...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Cocoa on November 30, 2011, 12:31:52 AM
All placements (both on pitstops and faux-pitstops) are in the wiki now for all seasons and all versions of the race. :tup:

But still, I'd love to see the trend (rising, falling, slowly rising) of each team! :hearts:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on November 30, 2011, 01:38:27 AM
I've actually made a list of the average placement of every team from every version. I don't count the midway points in the averages, so several averages are different from the list theschnauzers made. I don't include all the rising and falling data, and I'm far too lazy to make a list of that or one showing all the leg placements, so it's probably not what you guys are looking for. I don't rank the teams or split them up into 10's because the list changes so often, and I don't know if I can easily add spaces in MS Word to where a line will automatically jump down.


It's so much fun comparing international to US.

Marc & Rovilson (3rd) have the highest average of 1.42 vs. Eric & Jeremy's (2nd) 1.75
Highest average without a leg won- Sean & Amy's (6th) 2.83 vs. Terrence & Sarah's (5th) 3.25
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on November 30, 2011, 03:16:26 AM
Many curses are inexplicable in terms of probabilities.

For example, the Leg 3 curse. Given that each team is as competitive as each other, and 8 teams remain after Leg 3. In this case, the probability of the situation that the winners of Leg 3 fail to win the race is 7/8. This has happened 29 times. (US 18, CR 2, Aus 1, Israel 1, LA 2, Brazil 1, Asia 4.) Therefore, the probability of the existence of this curse is (7/8)^29=0.02. If we take into account other similar reality shows like Pekin Express and Shanghai Rush, the value would be even lower. (The only TAR-like show that has broken this curse is Expedition Impossible whose producer Mark Burnett, interestingly, hates people comparing these two shows.)

As to the Leg 1 curse for the 5th, 7th and 10th, given that 10 teams remain after Leg 1, the probability of the case that all three teams fail to win the race is 7/10. This has happened 18 times in the US version, and therefore the probability of the existence of this curse is (7/10)^18=0.0016. It is even lower than that of the Leg 3 curse. Thus we should not overlook this curse. ;)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 30, 2011, 03:19:01 AM
Highest average without a leg won- Sean & Amy's (6th) 2.83 vs. Terrence & Sarah's (5th) 3.25

That's a great one! I'll include that in the original post! However, on Leg 5 of S13, Terrence & Sarah were retrospectively given a 30-minute penalty which, while they were checked in in 3rd, they were actually later brought down to fifth, and departed the next leg in fifth.

I'd count 5th as their official check-in position, which would bring their average down to 3.5, making Joseph & Monica of Season 9 the highest ranked team without winning a leg, with an average position of 3.4.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on November 30, 2011, 03:26:45 AM
Many curses are inexplicable in terms of probabilities.

For example, the Leg 3 curse. Given that each team is as competitive as each other, and 8 teams remain after Leg 3. In this case, the probability of the situation that the winners of Leg 3 fail to win the race is 7/8. This has happened 29 times. (US 18, CR 2, Aus 1, Israel 1, LA 2, Brazil 1, Asia 4.) Therefore, the probability of the existence of this curse is (7/8)^29=0.02. If we take into account other similar reality shows like Pekin Express and Shanghai Rush, the value would be even lower. (The only TAR-like show that has broken this curse is Expedition Impossible whose producer Mark Burnett, interestingly, hates people comparing these two shows.)

As to the Leg 1 curse for the 5th, 7th and 10th, given that 10 teams remain after Leg 1, the probability of the case that all three teams fail to win the race is 7/10. This has happened 18 times in the US version, and therefore the probability of the existence of this curse is (7/10)^18=0.0016. It is even lower than that of the Leg 3 curse. Thus we should not overlook this curse. ;)

You're right with the near-impossible likelihood of those particular 'curses' occurring, but with such a small sample size such as the number of TAR seasons, you're actually almost guaranteed to encounter a few 'curses'. There could have easily been a 'Leg 4' curse or a 'If you finish '3rd, 6th and 8th in the 2nd leg' curse. Of course, these outcomes are just as unlikely, but if you think about it, there are probably so many thousands of potential curses that you're always bound to end up with some of them.

Basically, with a sample size of the number of TAR seasons (30 or so), you're almost guaranteed to have at least some 'curses'.
With a sample size of 300 or so TAR seasons, we'd be virtually guaranteed not to have any curses.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on November 30, 2011, 07:27:33 AM
The Leg Three curse is explainable, IMO, because of psychological and physical reasons. Teams that tend to win that leg usually burn out by the end of the Race. This curse even works in Fantasy Races, so it must be real!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on November 30, 2011, 10:47:23 AM
Highest average without a leg won- Sean & Amy's (6th) 2.83 vs. Terrence & Sarah's (5th) 3.25

That's a great one! I'll include that in the original post! However, on Leg 5 of S13, Terrence & Sarah were retrospectively given a 30-minute penalty which, while they were checked in in 3rd, they were actually later brought down to fifth, and departed the next leg in fifth.

I'd count 5th as their official check-in position, which would bring their average down to 3.5, making Joseph & Monica of Season 9 the highest ranked team without winning a leg, with an average position of 3.4.

I knew there was a reason I had it listed as 3.5 before. I actually changed it just the other day because I read something that said it was 3.25. Time credits and penalties assessed the following leg make finding the averages confusing. Is it better to count when they arrived or when they left?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 30, 2011, 10:48:21 AM
The official rank. If CBS announced it, it means they did drop to 5th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 30, 2011, 11:39:46 PM
Somebody check this for me please?

If Jeremy and Sandy doesn't win the last 2 legs of THE AMAZING RACE 19, it will be the ONLY season for the american edition to only have 3 teams come in FIRST PLACE (or win). Least teams winning 1st places for a particular season...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ovalorange on November 30, 2011, 11:44:48 PM
I think TAR13 would tie...

Nick & Starr won 7 legs
Ken & Tina won 3 legs
Toni & Dallas won 1 leg...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 30, 2011, 11:48:22 PM
I think TAR13 would tie...

Nick & Starr won 7 legs
Ken & Tina won 3 legs
Toni & Dallas won 1 leg...

Completely forgot about that season! So TAR 13 may not be the only season then.... if Jeremy and Sandy don't win either of the last 2 legs..
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on December 01, 2011, 02:58:23 AM
The most incredible thing that is a record in TAR is that all Tyler's that were on the race won at the end...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 01, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
Somebody check this for me please?

If Jeremy and Sandy doesn't win the last 2 legs of THE AMAZING RACE 19, it will be the ONLY season for the american edition to only have 3 teams come in FIRST PLACE (or win). Least teams winning 1st places for a particular season...

Ooh I like that stat!! I'm gonna include a small table in the first post of the number of winning teams in each season.

ovalorange is right, S13 is the only season with 3 leg winners.

S5, S9 and S15 had only 4 leg winners.

S4 had an astonishing NINE different leg winners! Only three teams didn't taste victory!
S2 had seven, impressive in itself!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 01, 2011, 09:58:14 AM
S2 and S4 were because of the Fast Forwards. This is something that's what I like with different winners. Makes the race unpredictable. Ever since the Fast Forward was reduced, I think TAR 7, TAR 10, TAR 11, TAR 14 and TAR 16 are the ones with the most winners, with 6 teams winning 1st place throughout the race. No other seasons have gone beyond 7 or 9 winners like TAR 2 or TAR 4.

And not to forget that the first Leg of TAR 4 permitted 3 teams to win the leg, that is.. Amanda and Chris, Steve and Josh and Millie and Chuck. But Steve and Josh and Millie and Chuck each won a leg with the Fast Forward on another time other than the first leg, so it doesn't matter because it's still 9 different teams winning on different legs. The only 3 teams who didn't taste victory that season was Debra and Steve, Russell and Cindy and Monica and Sheree (nearly tasted victory if Steve and Josh didn't take the Fast Forward)

It's not some kind of a pattern, but it's interesting to see that after the reduction of the Fast Forward... no other season had managed to get more than 6 winners but we do have many stuck with 6 winners (5 seasons I think, if my calculation is not wrong)

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on December 01, 2011, 01:22:53 PM
I think the Brazilian version has the record for most winners with the reduction of Fast Forwards. There were three Fast Forwards; two of them resulting in the team's only first. In total, 7 teams won a leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on December 01, 2011, 01:25:45 PM
S2 and S4 were because of the Fast Forwards. This is something that's what I like with different winners. Makes the race unpredictable. Ever since the Fast Forward was reduced, I think TAR 7, TAR 10, TAR 11, TAR 14 and TAR 16 are the ones with the most winners, with 6 teams winning 1st place throughout the race. No other seasons have gone beyond 7 or 9 winners like TAR 2 or TAR 4.

It's not some kind of a pattern, but it's interesting to see that after the reduction of the Fast Forward... no other season had managed to get more than 6 winners but we do have many stuck with 6 winners (5 seasons I think, if my calculation is not wrong)

I think they made the change to fewer fast forwards to make the legs more skill based. Now the stronger teams can be rewarded for performing well even if they don't win the million.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on December 01, 2011, 03:14:46 PM
The only 3 teams who didn't taste victory that season was Debra and Steve, Russell and Cindy and Monica and Sheree (nearly tasted victory if Steve and Josh didn't take the Fast Forward)

Huh! With the FAST FORWARD going to Steve and Josh, Monica and Sheree were 54 minutes behind them, 2 minutes ahead of Reichen and Chip and 6 minutes ahead of Tian and Jaree. The more telling statistic is that in the first leg they managed to fall 57 minutes behind Steve and Josh, Amanda and Chris and Millie and Chuck DESPITE WINNING THE FAST FORWARD. I can say with conviction that they do belong on the list of teams who did not deserve to win any leg of AR4.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 01, 2011, 09:53:58 PM
The only 3 teams who didn't taste victory that season was Debra and Steve, Russell and Cindy and Monica and Sheree (nearly tasted victory if Steve and Josh didn't take the Fast Forward)

Huh! With the FAST FORWARD going to Steve and Josh, Monica and Sheree were 54 minutes behind them, 2 minutes ahead of Reichen and Chip and 6 minutes ahead of Tian and Jaree. The more telling statistic is that in the first leg they managed to fall 57 minutes behind Steve and Josh, Amanda and Chris and Millie and Chuck DESPITE WINNING THE FAST FORWARD. I can say with conviction that they do belong on the list of teams who did not deserve to win any leg of AR4.

What I was saying, was IF Steve and Josh didn't take Leg 3 Fast Forward, they could have tasted victory since they came in second at the pitstop. This is an IF situation.

And on the first leg, they took the Fast Forward because they were on one of the last bus, so they were afraid of being eliminated and took the FF. If they didn't take it, they could be eliminated too and not Debra and Steve if something went bad for them during their last tasks to the pitstop. They didn't FALL behind, they were trying to CATCH up on the teams in front. Their aim with the Fast Forward then was not to WIN the leg but to SURVIVE the leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on December 01, 2011, 10:08:09 PM
Actually they were on the second bus, there was still another bus behind. They had no chance of winning with the Fast Forward and were in no danger of elimination. I think the fact that they came in 4th is less telling of them being a bad team for not winning and more telling of how unbelievably slow Team ATC was.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 01, 2011, 10:12:57 PM
Okay, I remembered them mentioning about how the times of the second and third bus was really close so they wanted to pull apart from the rest of the pack. I believe they knew something could happen on the race and their main ultimate aim was definitely not to win the leg but to survive it with a lead going into the second leg. But apskip have phrased it in his post it seems like he thought they didn't deserve to win any legs at all because even with the FF, they didn't win the leg. That was an unfair statement to Monica and Sheree, I believe.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on December 02, 2011, 02:13:17 PM
I have phrased it the way I saw it. Taking a FAST FORWARD and then finishing in 4th place almost 1 hour behind is unbelievably bad performance no matter how you try to spin it. Most FAST FORWARDs are set up to have the teams that win them have a 2 to 3 hour lead, although there have been some exceptions (Bill/Joe into Krabi in AR1 the most noteworthy due to their not getting started from Bangkok to southern Thailand immediately and falling 8.5 hours behind the new leaders).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 02, 2011, 02:18:14 PM
Quote
Most FAST FORWARDs are set up to have the teams that win them have a 2 to 3 hour lead

Dustin and Kandice beat Tyler and James and Rob and Kimberly to the pitstop even though the other two teams won the Fast Forward.

Uchenna and Joyce shaved their head and checked in one minute ahead of Rob and Amber and 2 minutes ahead of Ron and Kelly.

There are also more instances of teams winning the Fast Forward and only gaining a small lead.

Of course you can argue that in this case there are also MANY teams who took the Fast Forward and gained a huge lead, but for Monica and Sheree, they were already not in first place at that point of time as they were on the second bus. And in case you didn't realize, many Fast Forwards in the previous seasons were normally won by the teams who arrived at the FF task first. The Fast Forward could have been one of those which we have seen on the race that doesn't give you much of a lead, like that of Tyler and James, Rob and Kimberly and Uchenna and Joyce. So if they're not in first place then, and that the FF is already unable to propel them forward even if they took it, how is it their fault?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on December 02, 2011, 04:36:39 PM
Joab,

I would love to dissect the Antananarivo FAST FORWARD. It was also an INTERSECTION, which was a hindrance for the teams in that state and doing "Eat Cows Lips". They apparently were pretty nauseous to eat and doubtless several out of James, Tyler, rob and Kimberly took a long time to do so. They then had to get by taxi to the Cathedral Andohalo. For the regular tasks, the DETOUR of carrying mattresses was not hard for Dustin, Kandice, Erwin and Godwin. Getting a taxi for 4 miles to underneath the pit stop point Andohalo Cathedral, the ROADBLOCK of finding the correct transportation stamps, getting the next clue and climbing the steps all appeared quite easy and not time-consuming. 

I attribute the issue to be the mixing of the INTERSECTION with the FAST FORWARD. This leg should have been designed to have a "normal" outcome with a FAST FORWARD team winning, but it was mis-designed by having the DETOUR and ROADBLOCK just too easy and quick to complete.   
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: coolio on December 03, 2011, 05:31:13 PM
Here's a TAR 17 fact for y'all!
10/12 legs were won by the final 3.
Nat/Kat- Legs 4,5,7,10,12
Brook/Claire- Leg 2
Jill/Thomas- Legs 1,6,9,11
Now, the other two winners of legs are Connor/Jonathon & Chad/Stephanie. For both of those teams, the leg after the leg they won, (legs 3 & 8, respectively), they were eliminated the leg after. Jonathon screwed up the Detour, and Chad & Stephanie were too cocky from their win & in love to find an earlier flight. I just rewatched TAR 17, and I noticed that.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Flamant on December 03, 2011, 05:35:54 PM
Small one:
Indonesia is the first (and only yet) country to eliminate 3 teams in one season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 03, 2011, 07:57:15 PM
Here's a TAR 17 fact for y'all!
10/12 legs were won by the final 3.
Nat/Kat- Legs 4,5,7,10,12
Brook/Claire- Leg 2
Jill/Thomas- Legs 1,6,9,11
Now, the other two winners of legs are Connor/Jonathon & Chad/Stephanie. For both of those teams, the leg after the leg they won, (legs 3 & 8, respectively), they were eliminated the leg after. Jonathon screwed up the Detour, and Chad & Stephanie were too cocky from their win & in love to find an earlier flight. I just rewatched TAR 17, and I noticed that.

That's an interesting one! I had a quick look at the other seasons, and the Final 3 with the most leg wins was S5 with 12. The ones with the least were S8, S10 and S18 with only 6!

Small one:
Indonesia is the first (and only yet) country to eliminate 3 teams in one season.

I like that one too!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Cocoa on December 04, 2011, 07:11:29 PM
Small one:
Indonesia is the first (and only yet) country to eliminate 3 teams in one season.

I assume America (S8) not included? :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on December 04, 2011, 07:17:49 PM
TARLA 3 Is the first TAR to have 3 all male teams on the finale.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 04, 2011, 08:16:24 PM
Andy-Tommy become the eliminated team with the best placement average at elimination (2.636), as well as the best placement average of a fourth place team (both previously held by Oswald and Danny in TARAS 2.666), and perhaps the most shocking final elimination since Derek and Drew's elimination in Ho Chi Mihn City in TAR 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2011, 04:02:48 AM
Andy-Tommy become the eliminated team with the best placement average at elimination (2.636), as well as the best placement average of a fourth place team (both previously held by Oswald and Danny in TARAS 2.666), and perhaps the most shocking final elimination since Derek and Drew's elimination in Ho Chi Mihn City in TAR 3.

Thanks for that :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2011, 04:22:14 AM
First to worst (eliminated):
Two teams won the first leg before being eliminated in the second: Amanda & Chris (S4) and Alison & Donny (S5).
Five teams just missed out on the final three, despite winning the previous leg: Derek & Drew (S3), Hayden & Aaron (S6), Toni & Dallas (S13), Kisha & Jen (S14) and Andy & Tommy (S19).
The rest of the first to worst teams are: Pat & Brenda (S1), Mary & Peach (S2), Shola & Doyin (S2), John Vito & Jill (S3), Steve & Josh (S4), Ray & Deana (S7), Fran & Barry (S9), Peter & Sarah (S10), Uchenna & Joyce (S11), Rob & Amber (S11), Toni & Dallas (S13), Chad & Stephanie (S17) and Connor & Jonathan (S17).

S13 and S19 hold the record for the latest first elimination of a leg winner, with previous leg winners eliminated in fourth place in both seasons (Toni & Dallas and Andy & Tommy).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2011, 04:28:45 AM
Protected 'curses':
No team that finishes 7th or 10th in the first leg wins the race.
Teams that finished 5th in leg 5 never win the race.

Curses still at risk:
No team that finishes 5th in the first leg wins the race (Amani & Marcus).
Teams that finished 5th in leg 3 never win the race (Ernie & Cindy).
Teams that win the Express Pass finish 3rd (Ernie & Cindy).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2011, 04:43:08 AM
The strongest Final 3 (by average placing) was S1, with an AP of 2.54. Second was S14 with 2.59 and third was S15 with 2.82.

The weakest Final 3 (by average placing) was S6, with an AP of 3.80. Second was S16 with 3.78 and third was S5 with 3.74.

Season 19 have the fifth weakest Final 3, with an average placing of 3.67.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dånooky on December 05, 2011, 01:31:56 PM
Five teams just missed out on the final three, despite winning the previous leg: Derek & Drew (S3), Hayden & Aaron (S6), Toni & Dallas (S13), Kisha & Jen (S14) and Andy & Tommy (S19).

If we follow the new rule that TBCs are separate legs, then thwe Kisha & Jen statistic does not apply as Jaime and Cara won the TBC leg before KJ were eliminated.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 05, 2011, 04:44:35 PM
If we follow the new rule that TBCs are separate legs, then thwe Kisha & Jen statistic does not apply as Jaime and Cara won the TBC leg before KJ were eliminated.

But this rule wasn't implemented until S18, you can't just go back and split what was once considered one leg into two!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 05, 2011, 08:24:49 PM
Dom El, in my record keeping I have considered double length and legs with no rest period at pit stops to be two legs for placement purposes as it is the only way to balance out the Races with them and without them on an equal basis for comparison. Since the origin of the double legs was a necessity in TAR 6 to avoid violating laws in Hungary about begging, one can justify such distinctions because the only distinction in retrospect was the presence or absence of a rest period/pit stop.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dånooky on December 05, 2011, 09:26:12 PM
If we follow the new rule that TBCs are separate legs, then thwe Kisha & Jen statistic does not apply as Jaime and Cara won the TBC leg before KJ were eliminated.

But this rule wasn't implemented until S18, you can't just go back and split what was once considered one leg into two!
Jaime & Cara reportedly got a prize for coming in first.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: guacamole300 on December 06, 2011, 03:22:03 AM
Dom El, in my record keeping I have considered double length and legs with no rest period at pit stops to be two legs for placement purposes as it is the only way to balance out the Races with them and without them on an equal basis for comparison. Since the origin of the double legs was a necessity in TAR 6 to avoid violating laws in Hungary about begging, one can justify such distinctions because the only distinction in retrospect was the presence or absence of a rest period/pit stop.

I do it too. I mean essentially they are NELs, even if you dont wanna call them like that. I mean, it tests the performance of each team to get to a certain point. Each part of the leg get's their own episode, and that way races 1-11 have their 13 episodes, races 12-13 their 11 episodes, and races 14-present, their 12 episodes. which is the structure they wanted to have.


I have another stat for you. Lyn & Karlyn (TAR10) were the first F3 team to never win a leg, Dan & Andrew (TAR13) and Brian & Ericka (TAR15) followed. (I counted Jaime & Cara's win in Beijing, they even got prizes, but if you want to include them that's okay, we'll just have to disagree on the methods).
Eric & Danielle (TAR11) and Kisha & Jen (TAR18) are the only two teams that got into the F3 without winning a leg, but ultimately won the race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 06, 2011, 03:36:39 AM
I consider the difference to be that in a 'double-length leg', teams are not directed to a Pit Stop, there is no greeter and Phil does not say 'Team Number x'. Since Season 18 though, teams are explicitly directed to a Pit Stop, there is a greeter and Phil does indeed say 'Team Number x'. I know teams work just as hard to win these double length legs, but judging from the number of legs announced at the start line, they are not considered by production to be separate legs, while from Season 18 onwards they are.

Also, while previously Phil would say 'but this leg is not over', he now says 'the next leg starts right now'. I don't think you can go back and add an extra leg to past seasons for the sake of convenience and tidiness.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: guacamole300 on December 06, 2011, 04:12:48 AM
I'm not adding an extra leg, I just think they should be counted.

But anyway, I have more leg (or midpoint) winners stats for you. (even if you dont count the midpoint, the stats shouldn't change by much)


   LEGS   %     
        WON
M/M   85       35%       
M/F   130           54%       
F/F   25           10%       
TOT  240           100%     



and this is the count of how many teams have won legs (or midpoints) in differente races. (All Stars and UB are considered as separate teams, so we have two Rob/Ambers, two Dustin/Kandices, etc)

33 M/M teams out of 54 (61%)
54 M/F teams out of 112 (48%)
14 F/F teams out of  46  (10%)

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 06, 2011, 04:16:53 AM
I'm not adding an extra leg, I just think they should be counted.

But anyway, I have more leg winners stats for you.


   LEGS   PERCENTAGE
        WON
M/M   85   35%
M/F   130   54%
F/F   25   10%
TOTAL   240   100%

That's a great one!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: guacamole300 on December 06, 2011, 04:28:57 AM
oh sorry, I edited to add another one, didnt see you had posted already!  :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: kiki on December 06, 2011, 04:51:07 AM
   LEGS   %     
        WON
     
F/F   25           10%       

 
25 F/F teams out of  46  (10%)


There is something I don't understand here: you say that only 25 F/F teams won a leg and then you say that 25 F/F teams out of 46 won those legs. So you imply that every leg has been won by a different F/F team , but I know that Nat and Kat won 5 legs, so that's not possible.
Can you explain it a little more? What am I getting wrong?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: guacamole300 on December 06, 2011, 05:12:27 AM
oh, sorry about that, I copied the wrong number, that second number should be 14... i already edited it. Only 14 F/F teams have won legs. (if you exclude Kisha/Jen.2, Dustin/Kandice.2 and Jaime/Cara's mid point win, then that's an incredible low of 11)

thanks for pointing it out!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 06, 2011, 10:12:05 AM
One day i'll set my mind to do a graph which I've been wanting to do for a long time. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on December 06, 2011, 01:25:10 PM
I don't think the "million dollar quote" is implemented every season, but the team that has said something along the lines of "this is for one million dollars" usually wins their season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 06, 2011, 08:05:31 PM
I don't think the "million dollar quote" is implemented every season, but the team that has said something along the lines of "this is for one million dollars" usually wins their season.

"This is How You Lose a Million Dollars" – Jaime :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on December 06, 2011, 08:21:24 PM
Okay, it doesn't work every time :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: bc922 on December 11, 2011, 11:41:17 PM
With Season 19 now over, a total of 3 teams have won the Race while also using the U-Turn.  All 3 teams also happen to have at least one Asian teammate:

 - Tammy and Victor (Season 14) - U-Turned Kisha and Jen
 - Nat and Kat (Season 17) - U-Turned Chad and Stephanie
 - Ernie and Cindy (Season 19) - U-Turned Bill and Cathi
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 12, 2011, 12:52:44 AM
Based on average leg placement, the order of the final three teams (Ernie-Cindy, Jeremy-Sandy, Amani-Marcus) remained unchanged from leg 6 through leg 12, and was the order of finish at the finish mat.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: kevin2012 on December 12, 2011, 05:48:36 AM
Did you know that so far only two racers have passed away? Margarita and Nancy (season 1)

speaking of Nancy

(http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb454/kevint2011/RestinPeace.jpg)

(sorry, couldn't resist putting it up again, rest in peace Nancy)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on December 12, 2011, 08:12:57 AM
I don't think the "million dollar quote" is implemented every season, but the team that has said something along the lines of "this is for one million dollars" usually wins their season.

Show content
How did I miss Ernie and Cindy's million dollar quote? "We can't be nice anymore. It's a million dollars."
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 12, 2011, 08:45:29 AM
It has been proven not valid with TAR 14's Jamie's reference to how they lose a million dollars.

Just like how the EP curse is not valid anymore. :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 12, 2011, 09:11:53 AM
The EP hadn't been around for that long; and its no different than the first leg/first place behavior where those teams periodically do win the final leg (not always, and they are not always in the final three.)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Flamant on December 12, 2011, 09:50:29 AM
But what I can't realize is that the leg 3 winner curse remains unbroken after all of the american, latin, chinese, australian & french seasons!! I just can't!! :cmas18
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on December 23, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
NVM
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Aussie on December 23, 2011, 02:39:38 PM
But what I can't realize is that the leg 3 winner curse remains unbroken after all of the american, latin, chinese, australian & french seasons!! I just can't!! :cmas18

French seasons?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on December 23, 2011, 06:45:19 PM
But what I can't realize is that the leg 3 winner curse remains unbroken after all of the american, latin, chinese, australian & french seasons!! I just can't!! :cmas18

French seasons?

I think Flamant referred to Pekin Express.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Flamant on December 23, 2011, 10:15:26 PM
But what I can't realize is that the leg 3 winner curse remains unbroken after all of the american, latin, chinese, australian & french seasons!! I just can't!! :cmas18

French seasons?

I think Flamant referred to Pekin Express.

Yep :cmas16 (sorry if I needed to specify :lol:)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: pyryniemi on January 02, 2012, 09:14:05 AM
10, 14 and 17 are the only seasons that had three teams in the final three that never came last in a non-elimination leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on January 02, 2012, 11:33:17 AM
10, 14 and 17 are the only seasons that had three teams in the final three that never came last in a non-elimination leg.

That was partly also because pre-TAR10 had Final 3 NELs... :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: DavidJunior on January 03, 2012, 02:47:15 AM
10, 14 and 17 are the only seasons that had three teams in the final three that never came last in a non-elimination leg.

That was partly also because pre-TAR10 had Final 3 NELs... :cmaslol

Just looked it up, even taking the F3 NEL out, it still holds true
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on May 08, 2012, 01:20:55 PM
It's been a while so just thought I'd update these facts to include Season 20!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 08, 2012, 01:21:45 PM
What was Rachel and Dave's million dollars quote?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 08, 2012, 01:24:46 PM
Art and JJ never falled below 4th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Prophet on May 08, 2012, 01:27:24 PM
What was Rachel and Dave's million dollars quote?

It's a Great Place to Become Millionaires
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on May 08, 2012, 02:39:54 PM
The following teams were never in danger of elimination (defined as placing last or next-to-last on any given leg):
- Rob/Brennan
- Frank/Margarita
- Dustin/Kandice (AS)
- Margie/Luke
- Meghan/Cheyne
- Jill/Thomas
- Kisha/Jen (UB)
- Ernie/Cindy
- Dave/Rachel
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on May 08, 2012, 03:34:28 PM
I'll have this in greatest specifics when I update the ranking the teams thread list for TAR 20, but Rachel-Dave are the best performing placement average for a winning team (1.8333), greatest percentage of winning legs on a Race (67%), most number of winning legs (8 of 12) surpassing Meghan-Chenye TAR 15 (7 legs) and Nick-Starr TAR 13 (7 legs), and second best team overall performance placement average (second only to Eric-Jeremy in TAR 9 (1.6923)).
Rachel-Dave are the first team ever to avoid elimination on a leg while not completing a detour or a roadblock and not having a fast forward available. They're also the sixth team to win the first leg and win the Race. (Rob-Brennan TAR 1, Tyler-James TAR 10, Nick-Starr TAR 13, Meghan-Cheyne TAR 15, Enrie-Cindy TAR 19)
Rachel-Dave are the first team ever to reach the finish mat on the final leg and be turned back for not completing a task (in this case, a second roadblock).
Mark and Bopper are the second team to win a fast forward and be eliminated. (TAR 3 Dennis and Andrew).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on May 08, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
Eric Sanchez was the only racer who reaches the F3 in the two seasons he took part (TAR9 and TAR11), each one of them with a different partner (Jeremy Ryan and Danielle Turner).  He also has the highest number of legs raced on the history of TAR, 26 (considering the double leg of TAR9 - Russia/Germany - as two separated legs).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Charlie90 on May 08, 2012, 06:33:58 PM
Of all the FF users in 20 seasons, only six of them didn't arrive in first place.

-Joe & Bill                  4th
-Dennis & Andrew    10th
-Monica & Sheree      4th
-Tyler & James           2nd
-Rob & Kimberly         3rd
-Bopper & Mark          5th

Incidentally, D&A and B&M, were eliminated because of it.
Also, season 10 and 11 were the only ones (so far) to have a Intersected FF.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: bc922 on May 08, 2012, 11:41:56 PM
To date, every single team who has won the Express Pass has made it into the final 3 (TAR17: Jill & Thomas, TAR18: Gary & Mallory, TAR19: Ernie & Cindy, TAR20: Rachel & Dave).  Looking at the international seasons, TARAus1: Sam & Renae and TARLA3: Felipe & Alejandro, also accomplished it too.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 09, 2012, 03:15:58 AM
Heather & Eve were the first team to arrive first at a pitstop and get ELd.

Also Mary & Peach were the first all female team to win a leg of the race.

Emily & Nancy were the first team to get ELd from a penalty.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on May 09, 2012, 03:01:06 PM
Of all the FF users in 20 seasons, only six of them didn't arrive in first place.

-Joe & Bill                  4th
-Dennis & Andrew    10th
-Monica & Sheree      4th
-Tyler & James           2nd
-Rob & Kimberly         3rd
-Bopper & Mark          5th

Incidentally, D&A and B&M, were eliminated because of it.
Also, season 10 and 11 were the only ones (so far) to have a Intersected FF.

You forgot Monica and Sheree in AR4 snowshoeing in the Dolomites.
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Post by: Mug Costanza on May 09, 2012, 04:07:48 PM
Of all the FF users in 20 seasons, only six of them didn't arrive in first place.

-Joe & Bill                  4th
-Dennis & Andrew    10th
-Monica & Sheree      4th
-Tyler & James           2nd
-Rob & Kimberly         3rd
-Bopper & Mark          5th

Incidentally, D&A and B&M, were eliminated because of it.
Also, season 10 and 11 were the only ones (so far) to have a Intersected FF.

You forgot Monica and Sheree in AR4 snowshoeing in the Dolomites.

No, he didn't...? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on May 10, 2012, 10:10:31 AM
1. 4 winning teams have also placed first on the 1st and penultimate legs - Rob and Brennan (1), Nick and Starr (13), Meghan and Cheyne (15), Dave and Rachel (20). All have won at least 5 legs in their season.

2. Only 3 teams have won 4 consecutive legs - Nick and Starr (13), Meghan and Cheyne (15) and Dave and Rachel (20). The latter two teams scored 4 straight wins in the final 4 legs. If Dave and Rachel had outdone Mark and Bopper in Leg 8, they would have been the first team to win 7 straight legs!

3. In both TAR 1 and 20, the final 3 teams were in the exact same position in the penultimate leg, and the eventual 2nd placer placed 3rd in the first leg, and the eventual 3rd placer came in 2nd in the first leg.

4. The only teams to have placed in the top 4 throughout the entire season (excluding TBC episodes) were Bill and Joe (1), Kris and Jon (6), Eric and Jeremy (9), Margie and Luke (14) and Art and JJ (20).

5. The team with the most top 2 finishes was Eric and Jeremy with 11 top 2 placements (excluding TBC).

6. The only season where no team went from 1st to last, and last to 1st, was TAR 8 Family Edition.

7. The only seasons with just 3 distinct winners of at least 1 leg were TAR 13 and 20.

8. The only teams to have 4 consecutive 2nd place finishes are Eric and Jeremy and Sam and Dan, and both achieved it in the final 4 legs.

9. The last 4 legs of TAR15 was the only period where one team had 4 consecutive wins and the other had 4 consecutive 2nd place finishes.

10. There have been 2 occasions where 2 teams dominated the top 2 for 5 consecutive legs:

Rob and Brennan / Frank and Margarita (1) in the final 5 legs.
BJ and Tyler / Eric and Jeremy (9) at the first 5 pit stops. (excluding TBC)
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Post by: Mug Costanza on May 10, 2012, 11:48:51 AM
In both TAR 1 and 20, the winning team was the first team to use the FF.

Art & JJ actually had the first FF this season. It was the one in Italy where one of them had to land a toy helicopter on the other's head.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on October 21, 2012, 12:52:22 AM
Lucy & Emilia are the only team to get arrested and improve their position from the previous leg.  :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on October 21, 2012, 01:39:42 PM
Lucy & Emilia are the only team to get arrested and improve their position from the previous leg.  :lol3:
Colin & Christie won the leg with their taxi drama, though I don't know if it would count as being arrested.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on December 10, 2012, 10:52:23 AM
It's time to add some new trivias.

Josh & Brent now is the third winner team that never won in previous legs.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on December 10, 2012, 11:02:06 AM
It's time to add some new trivias.

Josh & Brent now is the third winner team that never won in previous legs.

And the first non-all star team.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Ikurriña on December 10, 2012, 11:12:19 AM
Are Josh & Brent the 1st team to win in their city?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Mug Costanza on December 10, 2012, 12:45:06 PM
The Final 3 teams of TAR21 each won the same number of legs as their final placement:

Josh & Brent - 1 (Leg 12)
Jaymes & James - 2 (Legs 8 and 11)
Trey & Lexi - 3 (Legs 6, 7, and 10)

(The same thing happened in TAR18, but with the Final 4 teams.)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dom on December 10, 2012, 04:39:17 PM
Updated! All S21s records (and there are a lot of them!) are in bold.
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Post by: Jobby on December 16, 2012, 10:36:18 AM
Reality crossover teams from CBS shows (Survivor and Big Brother) have never won TAR before, I think. It just came to my mind.

Allison was eliminated 10th in TAR 5.
Rob and Amber twice in TAR 7 and Allstars.
Jeff and Jordan in TAR 16.
Ethan and Jenna in TAR 19.
Brendon and Rachel in TAR 20.

Anyone else I missed?
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Post by: Declive on December 16, 2012, 10:37:50 AM
Ryan Danz also didn't won.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on December 17, 2012, 09:59:07 PM
I got one: Ken and Tina (13) are the only team to cross the finish line without ever having to drive themselves to the pit stop. On the only self-driving leg that season, they won the fast forward, so they were taken by helicopter to the the pit stop.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ryanmissing27 on December 20, 2012, 05:33:02 AM
Seasons 10 and 21 both followed a route of Spain -> France -> New York City for the finish line
They also both eliminated a F/F team in fourth and were won by a M/M team
Both seasons also had their first leg in China...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 21, 2012, 01:14:51 PM
This fact would definitely go in the "not so interesting" box..

Every leg in TAR21 (excluding finale) had a M/M team in the bottom 2..

Leg 1: Jaymes & James (10th)
Leg 2: Gary & Will (9th)
Leg 3: Gary & Will (8th)
Leg 4: Gary & Will (8th)
Leg 5: Josh & Brent (7th)
Leg 6: Josh & Brent (6th)
Leg 7: Josh & Brent (5th)
Leg 8: Josh & Brent (5th)
Leg 9: Josh & Brent (4th)
Leg 10: Josh & Brent (3rd)
Leg 11: Josh & Brent (3rd)
Leg 12: - [unless you count 2nd place in the finale as Bottom 2 :cmaslol - James & Jaymes]
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 25, 2012, 06:43:38 AM
Lucy & Emilia are the only team to get arrested and improve their position from the previous leg.  :lol3:
Lucy & Emilia are really the record-setters of the TAR franchise. These are how many cool and uncool (*looks at last hyphen*) records they set:

- First team to be arrested and have a higher placement :cmaslol
- First team to bypass the halfway point of the race and never drop a Pit Stop placing :cmas9
- First team ever to be saved by the Salvage Pass
- Lowest average placing of anybody placing 5th (bypassing Bill & Cathi even)
- Only team who speaks fluent French and uses it properly in a race country
- Racewise, they have been saved from elimination 6 times to reasons from another team
- The only all-female team to be eliminated in Canada :cmas4
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: alyssa11 on December 31, 2012, 02:04:32 PM
Danielle was the most yielded person on the race
Dustin and Kandice yielded most  teams including the bought yield
Brennan from season 1 is dating Emily from season 1
Rob and Brennan used the first FF
Chris and Alex beat Tara and Will in a foot race to the finish linee

Dats about it!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 31, 2012, 02:10:47 PM
Danielle was the most yielded person on the race
Dustin and Kandice yielded most  teams including the bought yield
Brennan from season 1 is dating Emily from season 1
Rob and Brennan used the first FF
Chris and Alex beat Tara and Will in a foot race to the finish linee

Dats about it!

The truth for the Chris & Alex and Tara & Wil foot race, if Tara & Wil's taxi driver never stopped at the wrong place, they would have won by a closer finish in less than 20 seconds.
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Post by: Reilly Queens on December 31, 2012, 02:13:03 PM
GGF stayed in bottom 2 from legs 5-11(bottom two from 6-11)
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Post by: alyssa11 on December 31, 2012, 02:53:04 PM
Kaylani(s19) and Rachel (s20) were origionally going to audition for the race (s19) together. They were good friends but Rachel would be on big brother around the amazing race filming time. So she auditioned with Lisa. And made it!
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Post by: RachelLeVega on December 31, 2012, 04:03:26 PM
Kaylani(s19) and Rachel (s20) were origionally going to audition for the race (s19) together. They were good friends but Rachel would be on big brother around the amazing race filming time. So she auditioned with Lisa. And made it!

Wow.... Didn't even know they were Vegas friends.  :cmas18
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Post by: theamazingracer21 on December 31, 2012, 04:35:42 PM
I heard about it on Kaylani's TAR Talk/Web show
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Post by: Alenaveda on December 31, 2012, 04:58:57 PM
Me too!
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Post by: Air on December 31, 2012, 06:02:07 PM
Brennan from season 1 is dating Emily from season 1

They broke up.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 02, 2013, 09:27:49 AM
Here's another record that will hopefully be broken soon!

The Amazing Race 10 visited 6 new countries, Mongolia, Kuwait, Mauritius, Madagascar, Finland & Ukraine. All haven't been visited since.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: eragon on January 02, 2013, 10:46:08 AM
Joe and Bill (S1) lags 24 hours behind the leading teams (Rob/Brennan, Frank/Margarita) in Season 1 (Alaska - Ney York Legs).
Joe and Bill (S1) were the first team ever to not cross the finish line.
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Post by: Marionete on January 02, 2013, 04:06:09 PM
Andy & Tommy went first to last.
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Post by: Reilly Queens on January 02, 2013, 04:07:17 PM
Andy & Tommy went first to last.

...so have a lot of other teams :lol:
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Post by: Marionete on January 02, 2013, 04:13:52 PM
Andy & Tommy went first to last.

...so have a lot of other teams :lol:
Yeah, so you should correct it :)
Quote
Kami & Karli (S5) and Josh & Brent (S21) share the record of finishing 7 legs in the bottom two teams. Josh & Brent's 7 legs were all in a row (Leg 5 - Leg 11).
If you include Kami & Karli's elimination, it's 8.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Reilly Queens on January 02, 2013, 04:22:42 PM
Andy & Tommy went first to last.

...so have a lot of other teams :lol:
Yeah, so you should correct it :)

You also missed this
"Five teams just missed out on the final three, despite winning the previous leg: Derek & Drew (S3), Hayden & Aaron (S6), Toni & Dallas (S13), Kisha & Jen (S14) and Andy & Tommy (S19)."


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Kami & Karli (S5) and Josh & Brent (S21) share the record of finishing 7 legs in the bottom two teams. Josh & Brent's 7 legs were all in a row (Leg 5 - Leg 11).
If you include Kami & Karli's elimination, it's 8.

Nope, that one is included.
1. Leg 2(9/10)
2. Leg 4(7/8)
3. Leg 5(6/7)
4. Leg 7(5/6)
5. Leg 8(5/5)
6. Leg 9 (4/5)
7. Leg 10 (5/5)

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Post by: Nobita on January 08, 2013, 06:05:54 AM
Most roadblocks performed (9): Zach (S3), Chip (S5), Brandon (S5)
Karlyn (S10) is the first racer to complete 7 roadblocks since the inception of roadblock limit. Her partner, Lyn, completed 6 roadblocks (1 unaired).
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Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 08, 2013, 06:50:21 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but something I was just thinking about the other day while re-watching TAR6:

A total of THREE different seasons have had a Final Three consisting of the team who is shown first in the intro credits AND the team who is shown eleventh in the intro credits.

Those seasons are TAR6, TAR15 and TAR20 (bearing in mind that TAR15 actually had 12 teams and so the eleventh team that was shown was not the last one in the intros, unlike TAR6 and TAR20). On TAR6, Kris & Jon were first in the credits and Adam & Rebecca were last. On TAR15, Brian & Ericka were first in the credits and Meghan & Cheyne were eleventh. On TAR20, Rachel & Dave were first in the credits and Art & JJ were last.

When such a phenomenon occurs, on one occasion the team shown first has won (Rachel & Dave on TAR20), on one occasion the team shown eleventh has won (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15) and on one occasion the team not shown either first or eleventh has won (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)



Yes, this is what I do for fun... thinking up random TAR-related things. :lol:
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Post by: David on January 08, 2013, 06:58:36 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but something I was just thinking about the other day while re-watching TAR6:

A total of THREE different seasons have had a Final Three consisting of the team who is shown first in the intro credits AND the team who is shown eleventh in the intro credits.

Those seasons are TAR6, TAR15 and TAR20 (bearing in mind that TAR15 actually had 12 teams and so the eleventh team that was shown was not the last one in the intros, unlike TAR6 and TAR20). On TAR6, Kris & Jon were first in the credits and Adam & Rebecca were last. On TAR15, Brian & Ericka were first in the credits and Meghan & Cheyne were eleventh. On TAR20, Rachel & Dave were first in the credits and Art & JJ were last.

When such a phenomenon occurs, on one occasion the team shown first has won (Rachel & Dave on TAR20), on one occasion the team shown eleventh has won (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15) and on one occasion the team not shown either first or eleventh has won (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)



Yes, this is what I do for fun... thinking up random TAR-related things. :lol:

Totally random things <333333
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on January 08, 2013, 09:18:19 AM
The only two winning teams that broke a record for most leg wins (Nick and Starr, Rachel and Dave), are the only two winning teams to be shown first in the intro. You gotta love foreshadowing  :hrt:.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on January 08, 2013, 03:10:14 PM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but something I was just thinking about the other day while re-watching TAR6:

A total of THREE different seasons have had a Final Three consisting of the team who is shown first in the intro credits AND the team who is shown eleventh in the intro credits.

Those seasons are TAR6, TAR15 and TAR20 (bearing in mind that TAR15 actually had 12 teams and so the eleventh team that was shown was not the last one in the intros, unlike TAR6 and TAR20). On TAR6, Kris & Jon were first in the credits and Adam & Rebecca were last. On TAR15, Brian & Ericka were first in the credits and Meghan & Cheyne were eleventh. On TAR20, Rachel & Dave were first in the credits and Art & JJ were last.

When such a phenomenon occurs, on one occasion the team shown first has won (Rachel & Dave on TAR20), on one occasion the team shown eleventh has won (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15) and on one occasion the team not shown either first or eleventh has won (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)



Yes, this is what I do for fun... thinking up random TAR-related things. :lol:

TK and Rachel are the only winners to be last in intro
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 09, 2013, 06:21:21 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but something I was just thinking about the other day while re-watching TAR6:

A total of THREE different seasons have had a Final Three consisting of the team who is shown first in the intro credits AND the team who is shown eleventh in the intro credits.

Those seasons are TAR6, TAR15 and TAR20 (bearing in mind that TAR15 actually had 12 teams and so the eleventh team that was shown was not the last one in the intros, unlike TAR6 and TAR20). On TAR6, Kris & Jon were first in the credits and Adam & Rebecca were last. On TAR15, Brian & Ericka were first in the credits and Meghan & Cheyne were eleventh. On TAR20, Rachel & Dave were first in the credits and Art & JJ were last.

When such a phenomenon occurs, on one occasion the team shown first has won (Rachel & Dave on TAR20), on one occasion the team shown eleventh has won (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15) and on one occasion the team not shown either first or eleventh has won (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)

Taking this one step further:

On the three occasions where the first team in the credits and the eleventh team in the credits both make the Final Three:

The team shown first in the credits:
-Has won once (Rachel & Dave on TAR20)
-Has come second once (Kris & Jon on TAR6)
-Has come third once (Brian & Ericka on TAR15)

The team shown eleventh in the credits:
-Has won once (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15)
-Has come second once (Art & JJ on TAR20)
-Has come third once (Adam & Rebecca on TAR6)

The team shown neither first nor eleventh in the credits:
-Has won once (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)
-Has come second once (Sam & Dan on TAR15)
-Has come third once (Brendon & Rachel on TAR20)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Nobita on January 17, 2013, 04:20:28 AM
All mother-son teams have same activity in their intro shots: chatting while walking.
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Post by: Dom on January 17, 2013, 05:26:05 AM
All mother-son teams have same activity in their intro shots: chatting while walking.

Haha, that's brilliant!
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Post by: Glamazon Racer on January 17, 2013, 07:04:33 AM
All mother-son teams have same activity in their intro shots: chatting while walking.

Haha, that's brilliant!

Wow! Really? That's a cool observation! Does that hold true for every single one?
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Post by: Nobita on January 17, 2013, 07:14:26 AM
All mother-son teams have same activity in their intro shots: chatting while walking.

Haha, that's brilliant!

Wow! Really? That's a cool observation! Does that hold true for every single one?
This is for Susan-Patrick, Toni-Dallas and Margie-Luke. I don't know about other mother-son teams from international versions. Other than TAR US, I've only watched TAR Aus and TAR Asia, and if I recall correctly, there is no mother-son team from those versions. :)
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Post by: SamualDude on January 18, 2013, 04:41:41 PM
In both seasons with returning teams the team that came 3rd came 6th in their original season being Gary and Mallory/Charla and Mirna while the team that came 2nd came 4th in their original season being Flight Time and Big Easy/Dustin and Kandice.

Kent and Vyxsin have ran the most legs without winning a single leg with a total of 18 legs completed.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on January 26, 2013, 10:35:19 AM
The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered a country (other than the US!) was Germany in TAR 3 (Munich - Innsbruck - Fussen).
There could have been a 2nd occasion, if a team had elected to use the FF in Leg 6 of TAR 1. That team would have exited from Italy, entered the Vatican and re-entered Italy.


The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered 2 continents twice was in TAR 6. Teams first arrived in Europe, then went to Africa, then back to Europe and back to Africa, before heading to Asia.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on January 26, 2013, 10:49:05 AM
During the RB on Iguazú Falls in TAR2, teams went from Brazil to Argentina and back to Brazil.  The clue box was located on the argentinian shore.
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Post by: Declive on January 26, 2013, 10:51:04 AM
Istambul --- "Welcome to Europe , now make your way back to Asia"
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on January 27, 2013, 04:25:58 PM
Natalie & Nadiya is the first Express Pass winner that didn't make it to Final 3.  (in US version)

Now that we have two Express Passes, that "feat" should be broken soon.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on January 27, 2013, 10:49:21 PM
Two immediate observations now that I've added season 21 to the team rankings threads.

Josh and Brent now hold the highest-value average placement of any winning team taking that designation from season 16's Jordan and Daniel.

Abbey and Ryan have the best average placement of any fifth place team, ever, they averaged better than most final three teams, and finished with a better average placement than the teams that finished in first through fourth place in their season.

I'm sure there are others, but that's a start,
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: apskip on February 06, 2013, 08:50:55 PM
The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered a country (other than the US!) was Germany in TAR 3 (Munich - Innsbruck - Fussen).
There could have been a 2nd occasion, if a team had elected to use the FF in Leg 6 of TAR 1. That team would have exited from Italy, entered the Vatican and re-entered Italy.


The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered 2 continents twice was in TAR 6. Teams first arrived in Europe, then went to Africa, then back to Europe and back to Africa, before heading to Asia.

The above statement is true, but in AR3 teams went from Europe to Africa and back to Europe before moving on to Asia; this is not quite as impressive as AR6.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on February 06, 2013, 11:32:53 PM
The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered a country (other than the US!) was Germany in TAR 3 (Munich - Innsbruck - Fussen).
There could have been a 2nd occasion, if a team had elected to use the FF in Leg 6 of TAR 1. That team would have exited from Italy, entered the Vatican and re-entered Italy.


The only time in TAR US (which I can think of) that teams left and re-entered 2 continents twice was in TAR 6. Teams first arrived in Europe, then went to Africa, then back to Europe and back to Africa, before heading to Asia.

The above statement is true, but in AR3 teams went from Europe to Africa and back to Europe before moving on to Asia; this is not quite as impressive as AR6.


TAR 1 also had an instance on the second leg where one of the detour options was in Botswana, and teams that would have chosen that detour would have returned to Zambia after the task. However, the ten teams on the leg all chose the other detour option, which took place in Zambia. After the detour teams then flew back to South Africa and then found flights to Paris, France.
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Post by: RachelLeVega on February 06, 2013, 11:38:12 PM
The earliest enter-leave-enter chance in TAR1, episode 2 looked a little farfetched even if you put 100 people in that situation, but I would have loved to see at least one team choosing that "Far" safari option.

(RANDOM THOUGHT: If money weren't a factor, I really want to trace the very first and partially second leg personally by actually traveling to Zambia. Victoria Falls (Knife's Edge & Boiling Pot)...  Batoka "George" :lol:... Songwe and Mukuni Village... WHITEWATER RAFTING!... and definitely the safari sightseeing...) :luvu:
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Post by: MrDeerShank on February 11, 2013, 06:18:43 PM
In every Race there has been which has included the Express Pass as a prize, only once has it propelled a team into first place at the end of the leg (in CR3). (Hopefully this is broken soon!)

TAR 17 - Jill and Thomas (5th)
TAR 18 - Gary and Mallory (2nd)
TAR 19 - Ernie and Cindy (2nd)
TAR 20 - Rachel and Dave (6th)
TAR 21 - Natalie and Nadiya (3rd)
TARAU 1 - Sam and Renae (8th)
CR3 - Liu Weiwei and Lei Sheng (1st)
TARLA 3 - Felipe and Alejandro (5th)
TARLA 4 - Ana Paula and Renata (4th)
TAR: Norway - Cathrine and Michelle (3rd)
Philippines - Marc and Kat (4th)
Vietnam - Than Thuy and Minh Thoa (10th)

Hopefully I haven't missed any Races out compiling this!
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Post by: Reilly Queens on February 11, 2013, 06:39:12 PM
Every time the race goes to Amsterdam the first clue is found on a bridge.
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Post by: Declive on February 11, 2013, 08:26:46 PM
Every time the race goes to Amsterdam the first clue is found on a bridge.

Whaaaaaaaaaat? Natalie and Nadiya picked up their very first clue in a Train Station in AR21
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Post by: Reilly Queens on February 11, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
Magere Brug
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Post by: Declive on February 11, 2013, 08:47:14 PM
Magere Brug

Oops.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 12, 2013, 06:59:07 PM
In season 20, the all-female teams have never placed higher than 4th. :o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 07:04:27 PM
In season 20, the all-female teams have never placed higher than 4th. :o

In all other seasons, even with all-female teams getting eliminated at 9th and 10th place, the all-female teams have placed 3rd place or better. :crazy:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on February 12, 2013, 10:55:35 PM
Here is a really odd one:
The last time teams had to travel by plane on the 5th leg was Season 15. Seasons 16-21 had no flying on the 5th leg.
16: bus transported them to France for start of leg
17: drove over border into Norway
18: took train back to Kunming
19: took bus to Bangkok
20: took train to Austria, drove over border to Germany
21: Stayed in Bangladesh
Is that an odd pattern or what
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on February 12, 2013, 11:05:57 PM
Here is a really odd one:
The last time teams had to travel by plane on the 5th leg was Season 15. Seasons 16-21 had no flying on the 5th leg.
16: bus transported them to France for start of leg
17: drove over border into Norway
18: took train back to Kunming
19: took bus to Bangkok
20: took train to Austria, drove over border to Germany
21: Stayed in Bangladesh
Is that an odd pattern or what

The fourth leg is usually a TBC or NEL and thus on several accounts they stayed at the same place to complete the leg. This didn't happen in TAR 21 though. But considering they are trying to save costs by having two legs in the same country, it sure didn't occur that 5th leh was always non-flight for so many seasons in a row already! :ascared

Thanks for the interesting stats!!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on February 12, 2013, 11:52:52 PM
A not so interesting one :

In all history of TAR US , we had 221 legs where a DETOUR AND A ROADBLOCK appeared

124 had the Detour before the Roadblock
97 had the Roadblock before the Detour
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on February 13, 2013, 12:37:02 AM
Declive you have too much time.  :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on February 13, 2013, 01:14:17 AM
Declive you have too much time.  :lol3:

 :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Felix on February 25, 2013, 06:04:10 PM
For the 2nd time ever in TARUS,the teams that finished on top 3 positions on leg 2 were the same as leg 1.
That season was 10. In both seasons,one of the teams was a M/M,the other was a father/children team and the third team was a dating couple.

In S10,the M/M won the first leg and finished 2nd on leg 2. In S22,the M/M finished 2nd on leg 1 and won the second leg.

In S10,the father/children team finished 2nd on leg 1 and 3rd on leg 2. In S22,the father/children team finished 3rd on leg 1 and 2nd on leg 2.

In S10,the dating couple finished 3rd on leg 1 and won the second leg. In S22,the dating couple won the first leg and finished 3rd in leg 2.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Mug Costanza on February 25, 2013, 11:21:12 PM
For the 2nd time ever in TARUS,the teams that finished on top 3 positions on leg 2 were the same as leg 1.
That season was 10. In both seasons,one of the teams was a M/M,the other was a father/children team and the third team was a dating couple.

In S10,the M/M won the first leg and finished 2nd on leg 2. In S22,the M/M finished 2nd on leg 1 and won the second leg.

In S10,the father/children team finished 2nd on leg 1 and 3rd on leg 2. In S22,the father/children team finished 3rd on leg 1 and 2nd on leg 2.

In S10,the dating couple finished 3rd on leg 1 and won the second leg. In S22,the dating couple won the first leg and finished 3rd in leg 2.

 :stare Whoa!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on March 03, 2013, 12:59:35 AM
60 Teams (except for Family Edition) have played a Final Leg so far , and here are the stats :

Male Female - 35 (58%)
Male Male - 18  (31%)
Female Female - 7 (11%)

Friends/Best Friends (Co-Workers were considered as Friends too) - 16 (26%)
Dating - 14 (23%)
Married - 9 (15%)
Engaged - 5 (8%)
Brothers - 4 (6%)
Brother/Sister - 3 (5%)
Divorced - 3 (5%)
Father/Daughter - 2 (3%)
Cousins - 1 (1%)
Mother/Son - 1 (1%)
Grandson/Grandfather - 1 (1%)
Sisters - 1 (1%)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on March 03, 2013, 04:06:11 PM

Mother/Son - 1 (1%) Who?
Grandson/Grandfather - 1 (1%) Nick and Don  :hrt:!!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Reilly Queens on March 03, 2013, 04:09:06 PM
How could you forget RFF's VERY own Luke and his Mother.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on March 03, 2013, 04:16:21 PM
omg wow :groan: very sorry Luke and Margie. Idk why I forgot them........ schnikees! :groan:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on March 03, 2013, 06:04:59 PM
Quote
Father/Daughter - 2 (3%)

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Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on March 03, 2013, 06:14:07 PM
Quote
Father/Daughter - 2 (3%)

<333333333333333333333

BLA BLA BLA DECLIVE BLA BLA FREE TIME BLA BLA BLA TOO MUCH BLA BLA

 :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on March 03, 2013, 06:18:45 PM
I wish I have as much time. :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: LoveRocked on March 03, 2013, 09:43:49 PM
Phil Keoghan ‏@PhilKeoghan
Will history be made with #Dave/Connor being the 1st #Racers to win a leg on Crutches #AmazingRace @PureNewZealand @NoOppWasted
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on March 10, 2013, 10:15:28 AM
A not so interesting one :

In all history of TAR US , we had 221 legs where a DETOUR AND A ROADBLOCK appeared

124 had the Detour before the Roadblock
97 had the Roadblock before the Detour


Up till TAR4 Leg 4, it was strictly Detour first, Roadblock second.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on March 10, 2013, 07:19:46 PM
Dave & Connor : First team in TAR history to open the 3 first DETOUR clues in first place.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: David on March 10, 2013, 08:09:21 PM
:lol3: You liked that one, Declive.

You could add the J/J first EP team eliminated thing.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on March 10, 2013, 08:11:04 PM
Yeah my brain is in a bluescreen since i saw that.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Felix on March 10, 2013, 08:30:25 PM
John is the most stupid person in TAR history
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on March 10, 2013, 08:32:55 PM
Bates is the first person to complete a task involving running up and down multiple stairs while wearing his backpack  :lol3: I kept on waiting for him to drop it, but he just kept it on for some reason
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on March 10, 2013, 08:39:09 PM
John is the most stupid person in TAR history

Opinion. :lol:

I reckon Kami & Karli and Nick & Vicki vie for the spot.

*flashback*
We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.
*flashback*
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on March 10, 2013, 08:45:13 PM
John is the most stupid person in TAR history

Opinion. :lol:

I reckon Kami & Karli and Nick & Vicki vie for the spot.

*flashback*
We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stupid.
*flashback*

Now you can complete the podium.   :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 10, 2013, 08:58:05 PM
TAR 5 is the only season where the eliminated teams did not begin the leg in last place in their respective elimination legs.

TAR 14 is the only season in which none of the [NEL'd] teams survived a NEL.
Though there were only two NEL's..
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on March 10, 2013, 09:07:34 PM
Yeah but Kisha & Jen have not survived either.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on March 12, 2013, 02:04:32 AM
During this season for the first time the teams that placed in the top 3 in the first leg again placed in the top 3 for the second and third leg of the race and on each placed 1st,2nd and 3rd during those 3 legs
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on March 12, 2013, 04:01:46 AM
John (and sadly) Jessica is the most stupid team in the history of 22 seasons of The Amazing Race. (FACT) :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 12, 2013, 01:42:40 PM
John (and sadly) Jessica is the most stupid team in the history of 22 seasons of The Amazing Race. (FACT) :lol3:
I'm pretty sure Nick & Vicki still barely take the lead. At least JoJe know what country London is in or not telling a Ghanaian taxi driver to drive to the Arctic Circle... or I hope so. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Hooky on March 13, 2013, 12:49:41 PM
John (and sadly) Jessica is the most stupid team in the history of 22 seasons of The Amazing Race. (FACT) :lol3:

What about John & Scott? :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on March 13, 2013, 05:10:10 PM
John (and sadly) Jessica is the most stupid team in the history of 22 seasons of The Amazing Race. (FACT) :lol3:

What about John & Scott? :lol3:
I loved those guys  :hrt: But honestly most of their struggles involved the taxi driver not knowing where that bridge was so I don't think any stupidity they might have had really would have made a big difference
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 13, 2013, 10:37:48 PM
Dave & Connor : First team in TAR history to open the 3 first DETOUR clues in first place.

What about Marc & Rovilson? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 15, 2013, 10:07:45 AM
Five all-female teams have been eliminated at a farm:

Kami & Karli
Meredith & Maria
Marisa & Brooke
Maria & Tiffany
Kerri & Stacy
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Tarfan37 on March 15, 2013, 10:17:15 AM
Five all-female teams have been eliminated at a farm:

Kami & Karli
Meredith & Maria
Marisa & Brooke
Maria & Tiffany
Kerri & Stacy

i Think u mean six... How can u forget Lena and Kristy!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 15, 2013, 11:53:54 AM
Five all-female teams have been eliminated at a farm:

Kami & Karli
Meredith & Maria
Marisa & Brooke
Maria & Tiffany
Kerri & Stacy

i Think u mean six... How can u forget Lena and Kristy!
Lena & Kristy AND the Godlewski Sisters... 7 :groan:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ryanmissing27 on March 16, 2013, 08:14:45 PM
Could people *not* post about the current season in the discussion forum? You've just spoiled what sounds like a major race moment for me so thanks a lot...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 18, 2013, 04:41:12 PM
I don't get what "spoilers" we are posting?

Dave & Connor - first team to arrive first at the Pit Stop and get eliminated. (I'm not talking like Heather & Eve or Zev & Justin.. they came "first" and were.. eliminated :lol:)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on March 18, 2013, 07:25:30 PM
I haven't figured out how I'm going to treat Dave-Connor's withdrawal in the team rankings as far as computing an average placement.

In the past, when a team did withdraw or were given an elimination out on the Race course, that team was the last team that checked in or hadn't yet checked in, and one could treat them as being last on the leg. That wasn't the case here, and it is arkward to decide what to do. However, they do end up being the 4th team to be eliminated (thus being in 8th place overall).

Haven't had a problem like this in years.......
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Best Loser on March 18, 2013, 10:00:26 PM
I haven't figured out how I'm going to treat Dave-Connor's withdrawal in the team rankings as far as computing an average placement.

In the past, when a team did withdraw or were given an elimination out on the Race course, that team was the last team that checked in or hadn't yet checked in, and one could treat them as being last on the leg. That wasn't the case here, and it is arkward to decide what to do. However, they do end up being the 4th team to be eliminated (thus being in 8th place overall).

Haven't had a problem like this in years.......
With my lists I treated it as coming in eighth on that leg. If another team had been eliminated at the pitstop, that might have complicated things, but as it is now I think it's best to just keep it simple.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on March 18, 2013, 10:57:21 PM
David and Connor had the same exact placements in the first 4 legs as Art and JJ
3rd, 2nd, 1st, 1st
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on March 19, 2013, 11:46:18 AM
Five all-female teams have been eliminated at a farm:

Kami & Karli
Meredith & Maria
Marisa & Brooke
Maria & Tiffany
Kerri & Stacy

Shanna and Jennifer?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Laimis on March 19, 2013, 04:20:10 PM
Five all-female teams have been eliminated at a farm:

Kami & Karli
Meredith & Maria
Marisa & Brooke
Maria & Tiffany
Kerri & Stacy

Shanna and Jennifer?

no, it's a museum territory, you won't see a cow there ;)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 24, 2013, 05:45:41 PM
In Season 21, the team who placed 2nd in the first leg were eventually the 2nd team to be eliminated, the team who placed 3rd in the first leg were eventually the 3rd team to eliminated. That's not all - the team who placed 2nd-to-last in the first leg placed 2nd overall, and the team who placed 3rd-to-last in the first leg placed 3rd overall. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 05, 2013, 12:52:59 PM
There have been 65 NEL's through the past 21 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
2 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18).
4 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20).
8 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21).
11 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21).
14 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20).
17 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 2 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 2/2 were survived.
Out of the 4 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 2/4 were survived (16, 20).
Out of the 8 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 6/7 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 11 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/11 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 14 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 8/14 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9)
-Interestingly, no team has survived a 5th place NEL since Season 9's BJ & Tyler.
Out of the 17 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 11/17 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 05, 2013, 06:11:57 PM
There has never been a non-elimination leg at a pit stop in South America.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on April 05, 2013, 06:20:09 PM
Woah. Never realized that. That's interesting!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on April 05, 2013, 11:13:42 PM
Out of all of those non elimination legs this is the list of all countries who have had non elimination legs and how many they had.

Italy : 3
India : 5
Thailand : 4
China : 7
Australia : 4
New Zealand : 2
United States : 3
Switzerland : 2
Vietnam : 1
Malaysia : 1
South Korea : 1
Egypt : 1
United Arab Emirates : 1
Philippines : 1
Senegal : 1
France : 1
South Africa : 1
Turkey : 1
Jamaica : 1
Panama : 1
Oman : 1
Japan : 3
Mauritius : 1
Morocco : 1
Mozambique : 1
Poland : 1
Russia : 4
Sweden : 1
Czech Republic : 1
Germany : 1
Seychelles : 1
Ghana : 1
Austria : 1
Taiwan : 1
Malawi : 1
Belguim : 1
Tanzania : 1
Bangladesh : 1
Spain : 1
Botswana : 1
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: David on April 06, 2013, 06:47:11 AM
Out of all of those non elimination legs this is the list of all countries who have had non elimination legs and how many they had.

China : 7


Shock'r! :lol3: not at all...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on April 06, 2013, 03:31:27 PM
Out of all of those non elimination legs this is the list of all countries who have had non elimination legs and how many they had.

Italy : 3
India : 5
Thailand : 4
China : 7
Australia : 4
New Zealand : 2
United States : 3
Switzerland : 2
Vietnam : 1
Malaysia : 1
South Korea : 1
Egypt : 1
United Arab Emirates : 1
Philippines : 1
Senegal : 1
France : 1
South Africa : 1
Turkey : 1
Jamaica : 1
Panama : 1
Oman : 1
Japan : 3
Mauritius : 1
Morocco : 1
Mozambique : 1
Poland : 1
Russia : 4
Sweden : 1
Czech Republic : 1
Germany : 1
Seychelles : 1
Ghana : 1
Austria : 1
Taiwan : 1
Malawi : 1
Belguim : 1
Tanzania : 1
Bangladesh : 1
Spain : 1
Botswana : 1

For this listing to have any context, we'd need the number of total legs in each of those countries as well.
One would expect that those countries that have been most frequently visited would have the most NELs.
While it may not always be the case, as a rule of thumb, if there are two legs in a country or city, then one of them is often a NEL. What would also be interesting to see is how many times the NEL was the first of two legs, or the second.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on April 06, 2013, 03:32:37 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on April 06, 2013, 03:46:40 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)

Add the same for Argentina's double legs in TAR5 and TAR7.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 06, 2013, 03:46:53 PM
Both seasons the race went to Rio de Janeiro (seasons 2 and 18), the race also went to Sydney, and vice versa.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on April 06, 2013, 05:12:57 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)

Add the same for Argentina's double legs in TAR5 and TAR7.

There are quite a few in the early seasons, TAR1 France, TAR2 Brazil, etc.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Leafsfan on April 06, 2013, 08:25:10 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries overseas territory that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on April 06, 2013, 08:47:23 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries overseas territory overseas country that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 06, 2013, 09:37:55 PM
The only teams to fall from first to last after winning consecutive legs and get eliminated are Rob & Amber and Dave & Connor.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: georgiapeach on April 06, 2013, 10:17:05 PM
Could people *not* post about the current season in the discussion forum? You've just spoiled what sounds like a major race moment for me so thanks a lot...

IF anyone ever sees a true spoiler in the discussion threads please use the "report to moderator" button immediately so one of the mods can take care of it asap. And by the same token PLEASE be conscious where you are posting...we take the NO SPOILERS rule seriously.

HOWEVER, once something has appeared in the media (ie the show has aired, or a preview is discussed in a magazine) it IS NO LONGER A SPOILER.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 14, 2013, 04:24:02 PM
I could fill this thread to the brim. I am so obsessed with TAR that I do crazy stuff like collecting data and records all the time. You ask, and I probably have it.

For Example: Since you're all talking about Non-Elimination legs, look what I made:

(http://i.imgur.com/lItbA1G.png?1)

The Dark blue represents a Non-Elimination leg, while the light blue means only a foreign edition of the race has had a non-elimination leg there.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: georgiapeach on April 15, 2013, 09:50:59 PM
:welcome: to RFF, GB!!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 20, 2013, 12:25:54 AM
I also make an maintain this page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Shadow2/Compendium) on Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on April 23, 2013, 03:51:48 PM
I really don't feel like checking, but i believe this season has the most teams in the final 5 with no first place finishes. (3: Joey/Meghan, Caroline/Jennifer, Mona/Beth) I'll check later though.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on April 23, 2013, 04:01:28 PM
TAR 13 had 3 of the final 5 that had not yet won a leg (Dandrew, Toni/Dallas, Terence/Sarah) This is the only other occurance besides this season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 29, 2013, 02:20:51 PM
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Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 29, 2013, 02:24:07 PM
There have been 68 NEL's through the past 22 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22).
4 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20).
9 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22).
11 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21).
15 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22).
17 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 4 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 2/4 were survived (16, 20).
Out of the 9 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 7/8 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 11 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/11 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 15 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 9/15 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22)
-Interestingly, no team has survived a 5th place NEL since Season 9's BJ & Tyler.
Mona & Beth - first team since BJ & Tyler to survive a 5th place NEL.
Out of the 17 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 11/17 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

-Updated.
-Mona & Beth: second F/F team to survive a U-Turn (after Brook & Claire)
                        first team to complete a Speed Bump AND U-Turn in the same leg and still survive
-Joey & Meghan: first team to be U-Turned twice (as mentioned in the other threads)
-The only times when four teams were involved in a Double U-Turn (users + victims) were TAR 17 (its inaugural season) and TAR 22.

It would have been very interesting if Mona & Beth were U-Turned in Vietnam as the other teams had planned to... they would have been the first team to survive two U-Turns! :o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Leafsfan on April 29, 2013, 08:12:59 PM
Yeah...i think French Polynesia is one of the only countries overseas territory overseas country that had 2 legs and no NEL. (also Argentina in TAR20)

Territory works here too. A country is usually though as a sovereign entity, something the French Polynesian Islands are not.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 04, 2013, 09:17:25 PM
Bopper & Mark - first team to complete two Speed Bumps in a Race
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on May 05, 2013, 07:29:45 AM
Bopper & Mark - first team to complete two Speed Bumps in a Race

BJ and Tyler, first team to be ripped of their money and clothes/bags on a race twice.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on May 05, 2013, 09:57:33 AM
Bopper & Mark - first team to complete two Speed Bumps in a Race

BJ and Tyler, first team to be ripped of their money and clothes/bags on a race twice.

Joe and Bill, first team to be saved by an NEL twice.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 05, 2013, 02:58:33 PM
If ya wanna get technical, Tom & Adele from HaMerotz LaMillion 2 were the first to complete two Speed Bumps. :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 05, 2013, 03:18:24 PM
Then Bopper & Mark were the first U.S.-edition team to do so

No need for the :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2013, 06:06:25 PM
Joey & Meghan: first team to be U-Turned twice
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 05, 2013, 06:47:01 PM
-Joey & Meghan: first team to be U-Turned twice (as mentioned in the other threads)


Beat ya to that :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 05, 2013, 08:30:01 PM
TAR 5 is the only season where the eliminated teams did not begin the leg in last place in their respective elimination legs.

I am glad to say that TAR 22 has pulled this off!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on May 05, 2013, 09:01:42 PM
Alon & Hen of TAR Israel 2 were technically 1st to be U-Turned twice if you count International versions
Paul & Steve of TAR Australia 2 were 2nd
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn of TAR Vietnam were 3rd
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Daniel on May 05, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
Danielle was the first and only contestant to be Yielded three times, when ironically, she's actually not that strong.
Dustin & Kandice was the first and only team to use the Yield twice. (not mentioning the Yield that they 'bought')
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Dånooky on May 05, 2013, 09:56:11 PM
so...TARLA is getting a female host, is that a first?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 05, 2013, 10:01:12 PM
so...TARLA is getting a female host, is that a first?

Yes.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 12, 2013, 04:56:54 PM
Teams that eventually won the race finished the first leg in :

1st : (Rob & Brennan , Tyler & James , Nick & Starr , Meghan & Cheyne ,  Ernie & Cindy , Rachel & Dave)
2nd : (Flo & Zach , BJ & Tyler , Tammy & Victor , Nat & Kat , Bates & Anthony)
3rd : (TK & Rachel , Kisha & Jen)
4th : (Freddy & Kendra , Eric & Danielle)
6th : (Chris & Alex)
7th : (Josh & Brent)
8th : (Chip & Kim , Uchenna & Joyce , Dan & Jordan)
9th : (Reichen & Chip , Linz Family)

So we also have a 5th/10th curse. None of the teams that finished 5th or 10th on the first leg won the race!  :o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on May 12, 2013, 05:24:24 PM
Or 11th with an NEL.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: jlim201 on May 12, 2013, 06:25:28 PM
Most u-turns in one country.

Russia:2

Vietnam:2

China: 2
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: smiley on May 12, 2013, 09:39:07 PM
If you finish first in Russia, you will make the final 3 (Christie and Jodi being the exception).

Season 5, leg 4: Chip and Kim -- final 3
Season 9, leg 3: Jeremy and Eric - final 3
Season 14, leg 4: Christie and Jodi - last the next leg
Season 14, leg 5: Margie and Luke - final 3
Season 17, leg 6: Jill and Thomas - final 3
Season 17, leg 7: Nat and Kat - final 3
Season 21, leg 7: Trey and Lexi - final 3
Season 22, leg 8: Jaymes and James - final 3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 12, 2013, 10:01:42 PM
That also happens when you finish first in Azerbaijan  :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 12, 2013, 10:13:28 PM
And Zambia. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on May 12, 2013, 10:25:13 PM
Toni and Dallas won a leg in Russia and they didn't make the final 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 12, 2013, 10:49:56 PM
And Morocco, Botswana, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, South Korea, but the best of all... Mozambique because of Charla & Mirna's first 1st! :snics:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on May 13, 2013, 05:12:48 AM
Updating the list on the first post:

Abbie & Ryan also has the record of "most consecutive leg placements without improving" at 7: 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 4th, and 5th.

I would also consider S22 with one of the "most unpredicatable Races", with Pam & Winnie, Dave & Connor, and Jessica & John having top average placements while being eliminated at 7th, 8th, and 9th place.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 13, 2013, 05:28:43 AM
If you finish 1st in Indonesia, you will not make the Final 3 :o (U.S. edition only)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 17, 2013, 06:44:42 PM
TAR 18 - the only time when a 9th-place team was eliminated on Leg 5.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 17, 2013, 11:39:50 PM
If you finish 1st in Indonesia, you will not make the Final 3 :o (U.S. edition only)

For all versions, if you finish 1st in Indonesia you will not win.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 24, 2013, 09:43:19 PM
From the underdogs that made it to the Final 5 :

Have placed 5th : Nancy & Emily , Gary & Dave , Kami & Karli , Mark & Michael , Bill & Cathi
Have placed 4th : Meredith & Gretchen , Joseph & Monica , Nick & Vicki , Vanessa & Ralph
Have placed 3rd : Adam & Rebecca , Lyn & Karlyn , Nicolas & Donald , Dan & Andrew , Brian & Ericka , Mona & Beth
Have placed 2nd : Kelly & Jon
Have won : Flo & Zach , Eric & Danielle , Dan & Jordan , Kisha & Jen , Josh & Brent

Also , feel free to contest me if you think those ones are NOT underdogs!

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: redskevin88 on May 24, 2013, 10:05:42 PM
Kisha & Jen were not underdogs. Remember they made final 4 in their original season, and could have made it in the final 3 if not for ahem... unforeseen circumstances. They were competent overall, in Season 18, they only had two legs in the bottom (legs 6 and 8) and beat out teams like Zev & Justin, Jet & Cord, Ronald & Chris and Margie & Luke who were good teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 24, 2013, 10:08:01 PM
I didn't see Joseph & Monica, Adam & Rebecca and Kelly & Jon as underdogs either.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 24, 2013, 10:23:29 PM
Would you guys put Kynt & Vyxsin for TAR18?

And Air , who would you put instead of those ones you said?

A lot of opinions <333
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 24, 2013, 10:30:09 PM
Teri & Ian, Linda & Karen, Ray & Yolanda.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on May 24, 2013, 10:41:35 PM
I think Ray & Yo were a strong team, even though it didn't show in their performance. I'd actually rate them as one of the most athletic teams in Amazing Race history.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 24, 2013, 10:47:45 PM
So was Crystal Cox.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bwils927 on May 24, 2013, 10:59:45 PM
Lol true. Or as Randy knows her, Sasquatch.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: coolio on May 26, 2013, 12:47:22 PM
So was Crystal Cox.
:lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: MrDeerShank on May 26, 2013, 12:48:21 PM
So was Crystal Cox.

Crystalgoddess <333333333333333333333
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on May 26, 2013, 01:47:47 PM
LOL. Crystal performing horribly in challenges =  :lol3:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 26, 2013, 07:00:29 PM
Dustin and Kandice are the only team to arrive 3rd to an intersection

Take this one step further

they missed out on a fastforward twice becasue of it
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 26, 2013, 07:35:00 PM
Dustin and Kandice are the only team to arrive 3rd to an intersection


??? I'm sure they didn't arrive 3rd in TAR 16 :lol: unless I'm confused at your fact :iok
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on May 26, 2013, 07:46:32 PM
Dustin and Kandice are the only team to arrive 3rd to an intersection


??? I'm sure they didn't arrive 3rd in TAR 16 :lol: unless I'm confused at your fact :iok

And in TARAus too. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Tarfan37 on May 26, 2013, 08:58:09 PM
Dustin and Kandice are the only team to arrive 3rd to an intersection


??? I'm sure they didn't arrive 3rd in TAR 16 :lol: unless I'm confused at your fact :iok

And in TARAus too. :lol:
touche ill edit it... lol i always forget the season 16 one

Dustin and Kandice are the only team to arrive 3rd to an intersection in both their races of the American edition
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 29, 2013, 03:13:58 PM
There has been 7 Jennifer's:

Shana & Jennifer (TAR 12)
Kent & Vyxsin [Her real name is Jennifer] (TAR 12/18)
Nathan & Jennifer (TAR 12)
Preston & Jennifer (TAR 14)
Kisha & Jen (TAR 14)
Justin & Jennifer (TAR 19)
Caroline & Jennifer (TAR 22)

 on the Race and only one of them has won the Race :lol: (Kisha & Jen)

(U.S edition... I never really check the international versions for data because there's so many :lol: )
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 13, 2013, 10:36:12 PM
A M/M team has not won the first leg since Tyler & James of Season 10.
A F/F team has not won the first leg since the Godlewski Family of Season 8. (Debbie & Bianca of Season 7 if excluding Family Edition).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theamazingracer21 on October 14, 2013, 02:19:08 AM
I will need to double cheek this but hours in an airports/airplane in a leg goes to Chester and Ephraim.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: stekay on October 14, 2013, 03:28:42 AM
I will need to double cheek this but hours in an airports/airplane in a leg goes to Chester and Ephraim.
Gutsy Grannies ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on October 15, 2013, 12:17:48 PM
Both the Gusty Grannies from season 2 and several of the teams on All Stars in a delay plagued travel in Africa may have equaled or exceeded the former NFL players.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: stekay on October 15, 2013, 01:12:40 PM
Both the Gusty Grannies from season 2 and several of the teams on All Stars in a delay plagued travel in Africa may have equaled or exceeded the former NFL players.
Exactly what I was thinking thescnauzers, especially the 2 teams on All Stars
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 03, 2013, 09:18:21 PM
Soo was this past episode (TAR 23 Leg 6) the first time a FF went unused since TAR 14?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on November 03, 2013, 09:29:03 PM
If you don't count TARCan, I think so.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 03, 2013, 09:30:48 PM
Lol excluding international versions. There are too many versions these days for me to double-check their facts too :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on November 03, 2013, 09:31:01 PM
Or TARLA (no one went after the FF in the Curaçao leg).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on November 04, 2013, 11:24:17 PM
That fast forward in leg 6 also appears to be the first "weather dependent" FF ever; at least I can't think of any other FF with that condition included.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on November 05, 2013, 01:45:18 AM
Something tells me TAR7's suspension bridge, TAR8's drydock bungee, TAR10's Oil well fire, TAR11's driving stunt, TAR13's tower climb and TAR16's Ferris Wheel cross would be subject to closure due to rain or wind.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: AmazingRace on November 05, 2013, 06:32:31 AM
They did do the world's highest skyjump (at that time) in Macau during All-Stars while it was really windy.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on November 05, 2013, 12:32:07 PM
They did do the world's highest skyjump (at that time) in Macau during All-Stars while it was really windy.

Well, that's a controlled descent (with a ring of wires around the tower) as opposed to just a bungee jump.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ryanmissing27 on November 25, 2013, 05:55:32 AM
Dave and Rachel  (TAR20) performed the fewest tasks in completing one leg in Paraguay: 0 (unless you count going down a slide as a task in which case they would be on par with every team that has ever taken a fast forward)

*Disclaimer: I haven't verified this* but I propose that Nicky and Kim (current season: 23) performed the most tasks in completing one leg: UAE2 = 6
1. coin riddle
2. dune buggies
3. & 4. both sides of the detour : dress camel, prepare food
5. wave pool speed bump
6. rapids roadblock
For this I classify one complete leg as being from pit start to pit stop (even if it is fake, virtual, whatever). I think the only contention would come from the double leg in season 6; in that case they are the F/F team that has completed the most tasks in one leg or the team in the current racing era, i.e. since the introduction of the u-turn i guess...

I think it's a pretty neat record, contradict me if you can!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 25, 2013, 06:14:37 AM
Ally & Ashley are the only team to place 5th overall without ever placing higher than 5th :lol:

I'm assuming they're also the only 5th place team to only arrive in 3 unique positions? 7th, 6th, and 5th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on November 25, 2013, 07:21:38 AM
Apart from Lumelia ;)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on November 25, 2013, 08:43:04 AM
Nicole and Travis - the newest team to join the "never lower than 4th place" club.  :hrt:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Rachel Berry on November 25, 2013, 06:39:52 PM
Jason & Amy for most 2nd places in TAR history.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 26, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Apart from Lumelia ;)
These two rocked the definition of underdogs for all the TAR community. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: steve2013 on November 27, 2013, 03:04:37 PM
Always fun to read stuff like this  :conf:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ryanmissing27 on November 27, 2013, 11:44:19 PM
If Ally and Ashley survived the last leg (i.e. placed 4th or were NELd on 5th) and then maintained or improved their placing on the next leg they would have equaled Dandrew's record of most legs run without dropping a final placing (TAR13: legs 2 to 10)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on November 28, 2013, 11:33:20 AM
If Ally and Ashley survived the last leg (i.e. placed 4th or were NELd on 5th) and then maintained or improved their placing on the next leg they would have equaled Dandrew's record of most legs run without dropping a final placing (TAR13: legs 2 to 10)

Lucy and Emilia hold the record from leg 1 to 10.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on November 30, 2013, 09:53:54 AM
If Ally and Ashley survived the last leg (i.e. placed 4th or were NELd on 5th) and then maintained or improved their placing on the next leg they would have equaled Dandrew's record of most legs run without dropping a final placing (TAR13: legs 2 to 10)

Lucy and Emilia hold the record from leg 1 to 10.
Even after being arrested in Dubai and almost having a complete Yani & Nadine moment (last place & last place combo). :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ryanmissing27 on December 03, 2013, 04:46:17 AM
Is the 'turn over a new leaf' detour the first task to feature a credible animal threat? (i.e. the snakes in the tea plantation)
Past examples of animal warning haven't really produced any animals:
- the fake bear in Sweden S17
- the bushmen feigning fear of a lion to try and get Caroline/Jennifer to climb a tree S22
- the 'crocodiles' in the Botswana fast forward (S22)
Although I think there was something with tigers in India in season 1, I can't remember exactly...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 03, 2013, 06:34:19 PM
*Disclaimer: I haven't verified this* but I propose that Nicky and Kim (current season: 23) performed the most tasks in completing one leg: UAE2 = 6
1. coin riddle
2. dune buggies
3. & 4. both sides of the detour : dress camel, prepare food
5. wave pool speed bump
6. rapids roadblock
For this I classify one complete leg as being from pit start to pit stop (even if it is fake, virtual, whatever). I think the only contention would come from the double leg in season 6; in that case they are the F/F team that has completed the most tasks in one leg or the team in the current racing era, i.e. since the introduction of the u-turn i guess...

I think it's a pretty neat record, contradict me if you can!
Correct, but only for a standard Leg. (TAR9's final nine ties the record due to the Leg 3 superleg.)

To break Nicky & Kim's record, TAR Asia 2's final 7 performed the most tasks in one leg (superleg): 7
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 03, 2013, 06:41:09 PM
Is the 'turn over a new leaf' detour the first task to feature a credible animal threat? (i.e. the snakes in the tea plantation)
Past examples of animal warning haven't really produced any animals:
- the fake bear in Sweden S17
- the bushmen feigning fear of a lion to try and get Caroline/Jennifer to climb a tree S22
- the 'crocodiles' in the Botswana fast forward (S22)
Although I think there was something with tigers in India in season 1, I can't remember exactly...
Season 1's India visited the Karni Mata rats... *shivers*.
Thailand featured the tiger (Lenny & Karyn never saw tigers.), but was shown as a Roadblock.

The elephants Nary & Jamie saw from TAR20, Tanzania (Ngorongoro Crater Park) are another example.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 03, 2013, 09:23:01 PM
Aside TAR 22, on all versions TAR goes to Vietnam (S3, S10 and S15) always have begun with 12 teams
Never NEL/TBC on leg 2
TARVN 1 may be first version ever have two first NEL in first two legs and also have most roadblock tasks (15 including Double RBs in leg 9 and leg 13)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 03, 2013, 10:41:21 PM
Please be clear when speaking about teams or regional versions of TAR that aren't the mothership.

Very few Americans have seen any of the regional editions and even some of us here haven't.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 04, 2013, 03:13:27 PM
U.S-Only Data:

Best-Placing of M/M team of Season...

1: 1st
2: 1st
3: 3rd
4: 1st
5: 7th
6: 11th
7: 5th
8: -
9: 1st
10: 1st
11: 4th
12: 3rd
13: 3rd
14: 5th
15: 2nd
16: 1st
17: 7th
18: 2nd
19: 4th
20: 2nd
21: 1st
22: 1st
23: 4th
24:

M/M teams have since the first season been doing very well.

Best Placing  of F/F team of Season...

1: 5th
2: 6th
3: 9th
4: 6th
5: 4th
6: 9th
7: 9th
8: -
9: 8th
10: 3rd
11: 2nd
12: 7th
13: 6th
14: 2nd
15: 6th
16: 5th
17: 1st
18: 1st
19: 8th
20: 6th
21: 4th
22: 3rd
23: 5th
24:

It's been pretty common out of the last 4 seasons for an F/F team to make the Final 6.

Best Placing of M/F team of Season...

1: 2nd
2: 2nd
3: 1st
4: 2nd
5: 1st
6: 1st
7: 1st
8: -
9: 3rd
10: 2nd
11: 1st
12: 1st
13: 1st
14: 1st
15: 1st
16: 3rd
17: 3rd
18: 3rd
19: 1st
20: 1st
21: 3rd
22: 2nd
23: 1st
24:

Woah, did I do this right? Is it true there has not been one U.S Season where an M/F team did NOT make the Final 3?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on December 06, 2013, 08:57:46 AM
Wow, that was some interesting information, RaceUntilWeDie!  :cmas16 It really seems amazing that in every single season of the American edition at least one M/F team has made it to the final 3! :cmas18
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: nosyrabbit on December 07, 2013, 11:06:44 AM
@RaceUntilWeDie in Season 3 the highest placement for M/M teams are 3rd (Ken & Gerard) :p
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lutpay on December 09, 2013, 05:13:39 PM
Has anyone realized this?

Season 6 and Season 23 are the two seasons that the leg's winner were changed on each leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: WalterC on December 09, 2013, 06:23:20 PM
It took 10 seasons for an all-female team to make it to the Final 3 in the US edition.

Meanwhile, TAR Asia, TAR Australia, and TAR Canada has had one in every one of their respective seasons so far.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: WalterC on December 09, 2013, 06:36:13 PM
This past season, TAR23, the first time both teams that had the Express Pass, made it to the Final 3.

And that was after a season where both teams with the EP, were eliminated. Plus that was the 1st time where a team was eliminated with an unused EP.

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on December 10, 2013, 08:23:56 AM
TAR records for the countries visited (not counting USA and TAR8) as of S23:

China and India are the most visited countried by season (10 each).
Both countries also hold the record for the most number of official pit stops (15 each).

Only three countries have been visited three seasons on a row: India (S12,S13,S14), China (S16,S17,S18), and Indonesia (S21,S22,S23)

Portugal has the largest span between visits (18 seasons: S3 & S23)
Oceania has the largest span of not being visited by TAR (4 seasons: S14,15,16,17)

Only S2 didn't visit Europe.
Only S1 has Africa as its first continent visited.
When South America is the first continent visited in a season, the route would always go eastward except for S13.
S7 has the least number of Asia legs (1 double-length leg in India)

S1, S6, and S10 has the longest back-and-forth pattern of continents:
S1: Africa/Europe/Africa/Europe
S6: Europe/Africa/Aurope/Africa
S10: Africa/Europe/Africa/Europe

Most visited city (not counting flight connection cities(ahem.Frankfurt.ahem)): Amsterdam (5) (Every season that visited The Netherlands had to go through Amsterdam, including S19's stopover)

Seasons that have the most number of new countries visited:
S3 (11); S1 (10); S5 (9); S6 (7); S10 (6)
...and the least:
S21, S22, S23 with (0).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on December 10, 2013, 07:53:52 PM



Woah, did I do this right? Is it true there has not been one U.S Season where an M/F team did NOT make the Final 3?


And this is why I usually root for co-ed (couple/ex-couple) teams!  :cmaslol :cmaslol

I think it's because

- The number of M/F teams are always greater than the number of M/M and F/F teams
- There's usually at least one young or athletic or good M/F team.

I would be quite surprised if all the M/F teams got eliminated.  :cmas31:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 10, 2013, 09:09:37 PM
TAR records for the countries visited (not counting USA and TAR8) as of S23:
China and India are the most visited countried by season (10 each).
Both countries also hold the record for the most number of official pit stops (15 each).
Only three countries have been visited three seasons on a row: India (S12,S13,S14), China (S16,S17,S18), and Indonesia (S21,S22,S23)
Portugal has the largest span between visits (18 seasons: S3 & S23)
Oceania has the largest span of not being visited by TAR (4 seasons: S14,15,16,17)
Only S2 didn't visit Europe.
Only S1 has Africa as its first continent visited.
When South America is the first continent visited in a season, the route would always go eastward except for S13.
S7 has the least number of Asia legs (1 double-length leg in India)
S1, S6, and S10 has the longest back-and-forth pattern of continents:
S1: Africa/Europe/Africa/Europe
S6: Europe/Africa/Aurope/Africa
S10: Africa/Europe/Africa/Europe
Most visited city (not counting flight connection cities(ahem.Frankfurt.ahem)): Amsterdam (5) (Every season that visited The Netherlands had to go through Amsterdam, including S19's stopover)
Seasons that have the most number of new countries visited:
S3 (11); S1 (10); S5 (9); S6 (7); S10 (6)
...and the least:
S21, S22, S23 with (0).
Countries with TAR visited three times in a row is the most population in the world
All season TAR visited Vietnam (S3,S10,S15,S22 with the exception of season 22) always begun with 12 teams! and the route marker must be changed, M/M team win in even-numbered seasons and runner-up in odd-numbered season and vice versa for F/M team, F/F team place on position which divided by 3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on December 11, 2013, 06:52:28 AM
A piece of info that isn't really exciting, but in TAR7 all the legs that were multiples of 3 (every 3rd leg) did not have a prize for the first placers. And interestingly, all the legs that Rob and Amber came in first all had accompanying prizes.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on December 18, 2013, 07:50:20 AM
Bit of a Random Fact that I thought of there:

Every season of the US Version has had at least one M/F team in the Final 3, (As of Season 23)
But has NEVER had a Final 3 that consists of 2 M/M Teams, and 1 F/F Team.

I find this funny as both Australian Seasons, and the Canadian Season has had a Final 3 Combination of 2 M/M & 1 F/F,
and neither of these seasons have ever had a M/F Team in the Final 3.  :cmas10 :cmaslol

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 18, 2013, 06:55:20 PM
Bit of a Random Fact that I thought of there:
Every season of the US Version has had at least one M/F team in the Final 3, (As of Season 23)
But has NEVER had a Final 3 that consists of 2 M/M Teams, and 1 F/F Team.
I find this funny as both Australian Seasons, and the Canadian Season has had a Final 3 Combination of 2 M/M & 1 F/F,
and neither of these seasons have ever had a M/F Team in the Final 3.  :cmas10 :cmaslol
If Dave/Connor didn't withdraw from the race of leg 5, I thought F3 in TAR 22 would consist 2 M/M (hockey bros and father/son cancer survivors) & F/F (Roller Moms)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on December 18, 2013, 08:10:41 PM
^No Maxie would still be in there, they performed better than Roller Derby.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: WalterC on January 09, 2014, 08:17:41 AM
I'm surprised that none of the English speaking versions of TAR has had an all-male or all-female final 3. I keep thinking, it has to happen at some point, and came close a few times.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 16, 2014, 08:42:29 PM
in TAR 20 if Rachel completed leg 3 RB and Dave completed leg 4's ones, I thought Army Couple along with Art & JJ would be two teams never finish outside top 4
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: nosyrabbit on February 17, 2014, 07:22:55 AM
in TAR 20 if Rachel completed leg 3 RB and Dave completed leg 4's ones, I thought Army Couple along with Art & JJ would be two teams never finish outside top 4
Travis and Nicole.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on February 17, 2014, 10:41:58 AM
Margie and Luke as well in TAR 14
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on February 17, 2014, 12:14:59 PM
Eric & Jeremy in Season 9 and Kris & Jon is Season 6 (They did come 5th in the first half of a Double Length Leg on Leg 6, but I wouldn't count that)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on February 20, 2014, 06:35:42 PM
There was a post stating if you finish 1st in Indonesia will not win the race. ???
Jason & Amy already won their first leg in Indonesia in Leg 10 and win the race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on February 20, 2014, 08:15:21 PM
It was probably posted before TAR23 aired. :) If you would have quoted the post, we could see the timestamp on it.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 17, 2014, 12:41:07 PM
-Jet & Cord are the first M/M team to come in 1st and win the Express Pass[es].
-They are also the first M/M team to win the first leg since Tyler & James in TAR10.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 17, 2014, 01:11:03 PM
There have been 65 71 NEL's through the past 23 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22).
5 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20, 23).
9 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22).
12 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23).
15 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22).
18 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 5 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 3/5 were survived (16, 20, 24).
Out of the 8 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 8/9 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 12 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/12 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 15 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 9/15 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22)
-Interestingly, no team has survived a 5th place NEL since Season 9's BJ & Tyler.
Out of the 18 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 11/18 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

-Beth & Mona are the first team since Season 9's BJ & Tyler to survive a 5th-place NEL.

Biggest Improvement from a NEL/KOR (Last place):
11th to 3rd: Jet & Cord (TAR18)
9th to 4th: Michael & Kevin (TAR17)
8th to 4th: Nicky & Kim (TAR23)
7th to 2nd: Caroline & Jennifer (TAR24)
6th to 1st: Jet & Cord (TAR16)
5th to 1st: John Vito & Jill (TAR3)
4th to 1st: David & Jeff (TAR4), BJ & Tyler (TAR9)
3rd to 1st: Chris & Alex, Flo & Zach, Uchenna & Joyce

The teams in bold had to complete a Speed Bump, so kudos to them!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on April 17, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
Caroline & Jennifer are at this point tied with Kent & Vyxsin for the most legs raced without a first place finish
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on April 25, 2014, 12:02:08 PM
Something I noticed from TAR24:

At every leg starting Leg 2, if a team departing the Pit Start is shown given a confessional, and the background is different from everyone, they come last on the leg. (Pit Start confs dont count)

Leg 2: Mark & Mallory's confessional background at the start is different from everyone else. (They're the only team to have Pit Start confessional)
Leg 3: Instead of the confessional background from Leg 3, Joey & Meghan's opening confessional is from Leg 2.
Leg 4: Brenchel's confessional is shown with the introduction "Meet the Teams" background.
Leg 5: Margie & Luke and Caroline & Jennifer are both shown with Introductory background for opening confessionals. Ironically, Caroline & Jen would fall last the next leg!
Leg 6: Caroline & Jen's opening confessional is shown from Leg 4.
Leg 7: Jessica & John's opening confessional is from introduction.
Leg 8: Flight Time & Big Easy's opening confessional is from Leg 7.

Just a fun fact! :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on April 25, 2014, 03:53:54 PM
Caroline & Jennifer have ran the most legs in Amazing Race History without (so far) a first place finish on a leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on April 25, 2014, 06:08:28 PM
Something I noticed from TAR24:

At every leg starting Leg 2, if a team departing the Pit Start is shown given a confessional, and the background is different from everyone, they come last on the leg. (Pit Start confs dont count)


This has been evident for quite some time now, and has been happening since UB if I recall, though it could be earlier?
It just sucked when I noticed it first, because for every season since UB I've known who's going home based on this!  :'(
Granted though there's like a 2% chance this will happen and that team wont go home, though very slim!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 28, 2014, 09:36:49 PM
No M/F team won in every season which had a NEL/TBC/KOR at 9 teams remaining (S9 leg 3 midway point, S17, S18, S22)
First two seasons were win by a best friends team (BJ & Tyler, Nat & Kat)
Latter two seasons were win by a siblings (Kisha & Jen, Bates & Anthony)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 11, 2014, 11:28:37 AM
Interesting (or maybe not all that interesting) thing I noticed. :lol:

Both, All Stars 1 and Unfinished Business, had only 4 Teams that made it to the Final 3 in their original season.
All Stars 1 - Rob & Amber, Teri & Ian, Joe & Bill and Uchenna & Joyce. (I don't count Eric as he's not a "Team" by himself)
Unfinished Business - Jaime & Cara, Margie & Luke, Ron & Christina and Jet Cord.

And in both Seasons, these teams were eliminated straight after each other, with none making it to the Final 3 for a 2nd time.
All Stars 1 from 8th - 5th.
Unfinished Business from 9th - 6th.

All Stars 2 also follows this same pattern, if we count the three-peats, of only having 4 Teams that previously made it to the Final 3.
The only difference here however is that these 4 Teams weren't eliminated one after the other like the previous 2 seasons.
And up until now, 5th was the highest a Final 3 team placed, but this has been broken by Brenchel.

Anywhoooo, I thought it was kinda neat that all 3 returning cast seasons each had only 4 Teams that reached the Final 3.   :wise
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on May 12, 2014, 05:01:21 AM
I regret to inform you all that *sigh* Dave & Connor :'( have also accomplished the record of a constant Top 4 finish with a No Damage Run (no bottom 2 finishes where elimination is possible). A record only Margie & Luke (in the US version) have done so far.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 12, 2014, 05:42:32 AM
I regret to inform you all that Dave & Connor :'( have also accomplished the record of a constant Top 4 finish with a No Damage Run (no bottom 2 finishes where elimination is possible). A record only Margie & Luke (in the US version) have done so far.

ugh if they win :res:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on May 12, 2014, 06:03:03 AM
I regret to inform you all that Dave & Connor :'( have also accomplished the record of a constant Top 4 finish with a No Damage Run (no bottom 2 finishes where elimination is possible). A record only Margie & Luke (in the US version) have done so far.

ugh if they win :res:

Ugh. Tell me about it. :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on May 12, 2014, 08:09:02 AM
All 3 "Allstars" seasons have an all-male team eliminated in 4th place.

Leo and Jamal have done an Oswald and Danny this season, placing 4th in both seasons both teams were on.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on May 12, 2014, 08:11:01 AM
And another one: All 3 "Allstars" season have at least one all-female team racing in the final leg.

A co-ed team (Eric and Danielle) won the first one.
An all-female team (Kisha and Jen) won the second one.

If Dave and Connor win this race, that will be different hybrid of teams winning an Allstars season, and also the first parent-child to win. And.. the oldest person to win TAR. :res:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 13, 2014, 04:22:15 AM
all three 'allstars' seasons have one female team who previously placed 4th in the final 3
all 3 'allstars' season have 2 previously 4th place teams in the final 4..
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on May 13, 2014, 04:28:17 AM
This "all stars" season (so far) has had the most teams repeat their placing from their previous season with Leo & Jamal in fourth and Margie & Luke in eighth.

Dave & Connor also will at the very least tie for  the biggest position jump from their previous season to their current season. So far the record holder is Zev & Justin who jumped from 9th place in Season 15 to 4th place in Season 18.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on May 14, 2014, 03:52:07 PM
If Dave and Connor win this race, that will be different hybrid of teams winning an Allstars season, and also the first parent-child to win. And.. the oldest person to win TAR. :res:
Dave- "I'm 60! I'm too old and weak to be U-Turned!"

He then proceeds to win. Are you too weak NOW? Rrrg it's frustrating.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Felix on May 14, 2014, 03:59:00 PM
Brendon & Rachel are the first TEAM ever to reach the Final 3 for 2 times (Eric was the first person,but he did it with different partners).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on July 04, 2014, 10:10:30 PM
There have been 65 71 NEL's through the past 23 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22).
5 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20, 23).
9 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22).
12 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23).
15 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22).
18 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 5 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 3/5 were survived (16, 20, 24).
Out of the 8 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 8/9 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 12 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/12 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 15 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 9/15 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22)
-Interestingly, no team has survived a 5th place NEL since Season 9's BJ & Tyler.
Out of the 18 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 11/18 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

-Beth & Mona are the first team since Season 9's BJ & Tyler to survive a 5th-place NEL.

Biggest Improvement from a NEL/KOR (Last place):
11th to 3rd: Jet & Cord (TAR18)
9th to 4th: Michael & Kevin (TAR17)
8th to 4th: Nicky & Kim (TAR23)
7th to 2nd: Caroline & Jennifer (TAR24)
6th to 1st: Jet & Cord (TAR16)
5th to 1st: John Vito & Jill (TAR3)
4th to 1st: David & Jeff (TAR4), BJ & Tyler (TAR9)
3rd to 1st: Chris & Alex, Flo & Zach, Uchenna & Joyce

The teams in bold had to complete a Speed Bump, so kudos to them!

Why Nick & Vicki not? They jumped from 7th to 3rd.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on July 04, 2014, 11:20:54 PM
But Caroline & Jennifer did better by going from 7th to 2nd?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on July 10, 2014, 09:45:51 PM
Bit of a Random Fact that I thought of there:

Every season of the US Version has had at least one M/F team in the Final 3, (As of Season 23)
But has NEVER had a Final 3 that consists of 2 M/M Teams, and 1 F/F Team.

I find this funny as both Australian Seasons, and the Canadian Season has had a Final 3 Combination of 2 M/M & 1 F/F,
and neither of these seasons have ever had a M/F Team in the Final 3.  :cmas10 :cmaslol
As so far I know in these seasons had NEL/KOR/TBC legs for 9 teams remaining (US season 9;17;18;22 and Vietnam season 2, VN season 3 is currently being aired) no M/F team ever was win
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on July 11, 2014, 12:50:07 AM
I'm currently compiling statistics into another excel file, but for now some interesting facts I've seen  :)

The rarest team type (MM,MF,FF - Family,Friends,Couple combination) is the FF-Couple. Only 2 of them have been in the Race (Kate & Pat in S12, and Carol & Brandy in S16).

This is followed by MM-Couple with 8, counting repeat seasons: Joe & Bill (1 & 11), Reichen & Chip (4), Lynn & Alex (7), Tom & Terry (10), Ron & Bill (19), Josh & Brent (21), Tim & Te Jay (25).

Third rarest is MF-Friends with 9, counting repeat seasons: Flo & Zach and Aaron & Arianne (3), Russell & Cindy (4), John Vito & Jill (11), Ari & Staella (12), Joey & Meghan (22 & 24), Tim & Marie (23), and Mark & Mallory (24).

After that (counting repeat seasons and season 25):
MF-Family: 20
FF-Family: 21
MM-Family: 27
FF-Friends: 38
MM-Friends: 41
MF-Couple: 102 woah

Also, there have been at least 4 MF teams per season (5 seasons have 4 MF teams) and a record of 8 MF teams (season 6). Meanwhile, only 2 seasons have 4 FF teams (17 & 25), the most of any season, while season 15 have the least (w/ 1 FF team). MM teams have a range of 1 (3 seasons) to 5 (2 seasons) per season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on July 11, 2014, 01:25:41 AM
Everytime that TAR US has been to Australia there have been two legs there AND one of those legs has been a non-elimination.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on July 11, 2014, 08:58:34 AM
Season 17 .....have 4 ff teams. .... only 2 of the 4 ff teams have made the final 5.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on July 17, 2014, 06:23:01 PM
These facts probably won't last past the second season (unless there's some type of curse), but:

Some for TAR Canada:
The first two legs are always in British Columbia (not including starting line). [S1 Kelowna/Vancouver, S2 Victoria/Tofino]
If you're second-to-last in the first leg, you will be last and eliminated in the second leg. [S1 Jamie/Pierre, S2 Jen/Shawn]
Every team who was eliminated at the first pitstop had previously incurred a time penalty. [S1 Treena/Tennille, S2 Shahla/Nabeela ]

Due to their short length, they are probably in the "not so interesting" category for now.  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on July 23, 2014, 03:44:47 PM
(Not so) interesting Fact, but cool all the same :lol: .... After last nights TARCA Leg 3, Natalie & Meaghan have tied Rombers Amazing, (Pun Intended), record from TAR AS of winning the first 3 Legs.

This marks only the second time it's happened (in an English Speaking Season), and if they keep this up, Dave & Rachel could be in jeopardy of losing the crown of most leg wins in a single season.  Not sure whether I'd like to see them take that record though?  ???
All the same, I'm quite happy to see Romber's record tied, and hopefully beaten next week, by an all female team.  :yess:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on July 24, 2014, 01:03:55 PM
These facts probably won't last past the second season (unless there's some type of curse), but:

Some for TAR Canada:
The first two legs are always in British Columbia (not including starting line). [S1 Kelowna/Vancouver, S2 Victoria/Tofino]
If you're second-to-last in the first leg, you will be last and eliminated in the second leg. [S1 Jamie/Pierre, S2 Jen/Shawn]
Every team who was eliminated at the first pitstop had previously incurred a time penalty. [S1 Treena/Tennille, S2 Shahla/Nabeela ]

Due to their short length, they are probably in the "not so interesting" category for now.  :funny:
More from TAR Canada:
The first team eliminated was a F/F Team (S1 Treena/Tennille, S2 Shahla/Nabeela)
The 9th place team was a F/F (S1 Treena/Tennille, S2 Jackie/Laura)
The 3rd Episode was Producer-Named (S1 Hoodoos and Hoo-don'ts, S2 Snakes and Liars)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TAR789 on July 28, 2014, 03:15:55 PM
Highest lowest place a team got per season:

TAR1: 4th - Joe & Bill
TAR2: 5th - Tara & Wil
TAR3: 5th - Flo & Zach
TAR4: 7th - Jon & Al
TAR5: 6th - Brandon & Nicole and Charla & Mirna

TAR6: 5th (halfway point of the super leg) or 4th - Kris & Jon
TAR7: 5th - Rob & Amber and Lynn & Alex
TAR8: 5th - Weaver Family
TAR9: 4th - Eric & Jeremy
TAR10: 6th - Tyler & James and Rob & Kimberly

TAR11: 5th - Oswald & Danny
TAR12: 5th - Kynt & Vyxsin
TAR13: 5th - Terence & Sarah
TAR14: 4th - Margie & Luke
TAR15: 6th - Meghan & Cheyne and Flight & Big Easy

TAR16: 6th - Jet & Cord and Carol & Brandy
TAR17: 6th - Brook & Claire
TAR18: 6th - Kisha & Jen
TAR19: 5th - Ernie & Cindy
TAR20: 4th - Art & JJ

TAR21: 5th - Abbie & Ryan
TAR22: 6th - Joey & Meghan
TAR23: 4th - Nicole & Travis
TAR24: 4th - Dave & Connor

TARAus1: 6th - Tyler & Nathan, Jeff & Luke, Matt & Tom and Dave & Kelly
TARAus2: 7th - Michelle & Jo and Sticky & Sam
TARC1: 5th - Vanessa & Celina

TARA1: 6th - Zabrina & Joe Jer and Mardy & Marsio
TARA2: 3rd - Marc & Rovilson
TARA3: 5th - Henry & Berny
TARA4: 5th - Ethan & Khairie

TARCH1: 5th - Charlie & Rachel and Rick & Josh
TARCH2: 7th - Lily & Jan, Elena & Tameka and Rhett & Howie
TARCH3: 5th - Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng and Ryan & Charlie

TARP1: 4th - Marc & Kat
TARV1: 5th - Chí Bình & Hồng Long
TARV2: 4th - Linh Chi & Nhan Phúc Vinh and Hari & Tiến Đạt

TARB: 4th - Perri & Maristela
TARLA1: 4th - Matías & Tamara
TARLA2: 4th - Mauricio & Carlos
TARLA3: 4th - Nicolás & Cristóbal
TARLA4: 5th - Fer & Ferds and Ana Paula & Renata
TARLA5: 5th - Darío & Esther

TARI1: 4th - Maya & Amichay
TARI2: 3rd - Alon & Oren
TARI3: 7th - Romi & Coral, David & Eliran and Mor & Lior

TARF: 5th - Stéphanie & Alice
TARN1: 6th - Morten & Truls
TARN2: 5th - Julie & Robert
TARU: 5th - Valeria & Bohdana
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on August 01, 2014, 09:36:20 PM
since the introduction of roadblock rule, in season 22 in all M/F teams, male racers completed 1 rb more than female counterparts and this status is inversed for season 23!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on September 02, 2014, 02:46:08 PM
This is more a Potential Record, then 100% definite, but after watching last nights Episode of TAR OZ v NZ (Leg 6), it occurred to me, could John & Murray now be considered the Greatest Team to ever be Eliminated from the Race?   ???
Based purely on the fact their lowest placement prior to Elimination was 2nd.

If anyone wishes to add more light on this, please do, as I'm rather intrigued to know if I've discovered a new record. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Leafsfan on September 02, 2014, 02:49:46 PM
Rob and Amber three wins in a row then elimination !
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on September 02, 2014, 02:59:19 PM
I thought of them, but didn't really think they'd be considered better overall as they only lasted 4 Legs, and came 8th overall, a lower position than John & Murray.  But if there is any team to rival this "record" of John & Murray's, it's definitely Romber.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on September 02, 2014, 09:50:11 PM
We've been talking so much about the Leg 3 curse , so i decided to make this count.

Teams who won the Leg 1 won the race in 26% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 2 won the race in 17% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 3 won the race in 4% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 4 won the race in 13% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 5 won the race in 30% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 6 won the race in 26% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 7 won the race in 26% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 8 won the race in 17% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 9 won the race in 34% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 10 won the race in 39% of the races.
Teams who won the Leg 11 won the race in 34% of the races.

Ha , that was fun.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on September 03, 2014, 08:37:52 PM
From the teams who won the fast forwards , here is their placements at the end of the race :

13 came in 1st place.
8 came in 2nd place
6 came in 3rd place
5 came in 4th place.
7 came in 5th place.
3 came in 6th place.
2 came in 7th place.
2 came in 8th place.
2 came in 9th place.
1 came in 10th place.

Declive has nothing to do.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on September 04, 2014, 10:16:55 PM
in vietnamese version no all male teams have ever gone abroad (Season 1 have no foreign leg, in season 2 and 3, all male team had been eliminated before the race had a foreign one(s)
but many team in other versions went to Vietnam for their legs
Season 3 (US) Ken & Gerard, Derek & Drew
Season 10 (US) Tom & Terry, Erwin & Godwin, Tyler & James
Season 15 (US) Flight Time & Big Easy, Sam & Dan, Zev & Justin, Gary & Matt
Season 22 (US) Dave & Connor, Bates & Anthony
Saeson 1 (AU) Jeff & Luke, Matt & Tom, Mo & Most, Tyler & Nathan
Season 3 (AS) Isaac & William, Vince & Sam, Niroo & Kapil

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on September 04, 2014, 11:34:25 PM
The countries that have held NELs, the amount they have had NELs vs the amount of legs in each country :)

Italy : 3/9
India : 5/16
Thailand : 4/9
China : 7/17
Australia : 4/8
New Zealand : 2/5
United States : 3/35
Switzerland : 3/7
Vietnam : 1/7
Malaysia : 1/7
South Korea : 1 /2
Egypt : 1/2
United Arab Emirates : 2/5
Philippines : 1/2
Senegal : 1/1
France : 1/10
South Africa : 1/2
Turkey : 1/2
Jamaica : 1/1
Panama : 1/1
Oman : 1/2
Japan : 3/6
Mauritius : 1/1
Morocco : 1/3
Mozambique : 1/1
Poland : 1/3
Russia : 4/10
Sweden : 1/3
Czech Republic : 1/2
Germany : 1/7
Seychelles : 1/1
Ghana : 1/2
Austria : 1
Taiwan : 1/2
Malawi : 1/2
Belguim : 1/2
Tanzania : 1/3
Bangladesh : 1
Spain : 1/3
Botswana : 1/3
Sri Lanka: 1/3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on September 06, 2014, 01:53:20 PM
This is applicable to US version only!!!

From all 24 Season so far (excluding Season 8 aka Family Edition), only 5 season (3 of them are back to back) is happened when the final 3 team are all male/female team and involved love relationship with their own partner once in a time. (In this case, formerly dating, exes, seperated, divorces are included)

 :kuss:  :luvya:

Season 5: Chip & Kim (Married), Colin & Christie (Dating), Brandon & Nicole (Dating)
Season 6: Freddy & Kendra (Engaged), Kris & Jon (Dating), Adam & Rebecca (Formerly Dating)
Season 7: Uchenna & Joyce (Married), Rob & Amber (Engaged), Ron & Kelly (Dating)
Season 19: Ernie & Cindy (Engaged), Jeremy & Sandy (Dating), Amani & Marcus (Married)
Season 23: Jason & Amy (Dating), Tim & Marie (Exes), Nicole & Travis (Married)

 :kuss:  :luvya:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on September 08, 2014, 06:49:01 PM
Of the 2 teams to be eliminated with an express pass, they were both eliminated on Leg 4 and on sand, IIRC. (Indonesian beach, Carcross Desert)

There have been two seasons where neither of the U-Turns were used: TAR13 and TARLA 3.

In TAR23, all the visited countries' flags contained red- Chile, Porugal, Norway, Poland, Austria, UAE, Indonesia, Japan, and the USA!

I believe TAR3 has had the most countries visited in a single season, 13. Also, they probably had the most "triple-country" legs: Leg 3 (Mexico -> England -> Scotland) (unless you count that as Mexico -> UK), Leg 5 (Portugal -> Spain -> Morocco), Leg 10 (Switzerland -> Malaysia -> Singapore), and Leg 7 (Morocco -> Germany -> Austria -> Germany). And, all of the countries except the US were new. If only TAR26 could match that, lol.

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on September 09, 2014, 09:24:16 PM
How's this for a totally random fact:

If you take TAR25's premiere date (9/26/14) and combine that into one number (92614), that is the ZIP code for Irvine, California, where former racer Jamal Zadran currently lives.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on September 10, 2014, 02:25:56 AM
in vietnamese version no all male teams have ever gone abroad (Season 1 have no foreign leg, in season 2 and 3, all male team had been eliminated before the race had a foreign one(s)
but many team in other versions went to Vietnam for their legs
Season 3 (US) Ken & Gerard, Derek & Drew
Season 10 (US) Tom & Terry, Erwin & Godwin, Tyler & James
Season 15 (US) Flight Time & Big Easy, Sam & Dan, Zev & Justin, Gary & Matt
Season 22 (US) Dave & Connor, Bates & Anthony
Saeson 1 (AU) Jeff & Luke, Matt & Tom, Mo & Most, Tyler & Nathan
Season 3 (AS) Isaac & William, Vince & Sam, Niroo & Kapil

Season 1 (IS) Maor & Asher, Guy & Shay
Season 1 (NO) Frank & Ivar, Karim & Khabat, Morten & Tuls
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on September 16, 2014, 02:40:54 AM
As said by Pi in another topic , we never had a NEL or TBC in any of the South America legs thus far in the US version.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on September 21, 2014, 06:23:57 PM
Brook & Claire are the 50th team in the U.S. edition to make it into the Final 3! :hrt: :hearts: :conf: If they didn't have a penalty on that leg, Jill & Thomas would have been the 50th team.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 21, 2014, 08:33:49 PM
Maria & Tiffany is the first all-female team to have two women of two different ethnic races (Taiwanese and American) followed by Nary & Jamie (Egyptian and American), Amy & Maya (American and African), and Kym & Alli (Italian and American).
:wohoo:

EDIT: Coincidentally, their respective seasons are divisible by 5.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on September 22, 2014, 02:55:35 AM
Maria & Tiffany is the first all-female team to have two women of two different ethnic races (Taiwanese and American) followed by Nary & Jamie (Egyptian and American), Amy & Maya (American and African), and Kym & Alli (Italian and American).
:wohoo:

EDIT: Coincidentally, their respective seasons are divisible by 5.

You forgot Nat & Kat. (American and Asian)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on September 22, 2014, 06:46:47 AM
You forgot Nat & Kat. (American and Asian)

Nat & Kat is actually Swedish descent American & Asian American
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on September 22, 2014, 10:23:53 PM
Maria & Tiffany is the first all-female team to have two women of two different ethnic races (Taiwanese and American) followed by Nary & Jamie (Egyptian and American), Amy & Maya (American and African), and Kym & Alli (Italian and American).
:wohoo:

EDIT: Coincidentally, their respective seasons are divisible by 5.

You forgot Nat & Kat. (American and Asian)

You forgot Nat & Kat. (American and Asian)

Nat & Kat is actually Swedish descent American & Asian American
Thank you. :waves: Never occurred to me there were so many teams with different foreign descents in the past several years.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on October 13, 2014, 04:13:50 PM
I think so far Caroline & Jennifer are the only team to visit all the countries in United Kingdom.

They did visit Scotland and Northern Ireland in TAR22, England and Wales in TAR24.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 15, 2014, 04:44:58 PM
TAR 4 & 21's Final 3 took the longest to win a leg. (None of the Final 3 teams in those seasons won a leg until Leg 6).

TAR 6 & 15's Final 3 did not actually place in the Top 3 in a leg together until Leg 11 --- the longest for a Final 3.

TAR 7's Final 3 were in the Top 3 together in 6 legs - the most for a Final 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 15, 2014, 05:05:36 PM
There have been 74 NEL's through the past 24 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24).
10 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24).
12 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23).
16 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24).
18 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 4/6 were survived (16, 20, 23, 24).
Out of the 10 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 9/10 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 12 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/12 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 16 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 10/16 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22, 24)
Out of the 18 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 11/18 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

Seasons where all NEL's were survived: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 18, 22, 24
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 15, 2014, 05:07:47 PM
U.S-Only Data:

Best-Placing of M/M team of Season...

1: 1st
2: 1st
3: 3rd
4: 1st
5: 7th
6: 11th
7: 5th
8: -
9: 1st
10: 1st
11: 4th
12: 3rd
13: 3rd
14: 5th
15: 2nd
16: 1st
17: 7th
18: 2nd
19: 4th
20: 2nd
21: 1st
22: 1st
23: 4th
24: 1st

M/M teams have since the first season been doing very well.

Best Placing  of F/F team of Season...

1: 5th
2: 6th
3: 9th
4: 6th
5: 4th
6: 9th
7: 9th
8: -
9: 8th
10: 3rd
11: 2nd
12: 7th
13: 6th
14: 2nd
15: 6th
16: 5th
17: 1st
18: 1st
19: 8th
20: 6th
21: 4th
22: 3rd
23: 5th
24: 2nd

It's been pretty common out of the last 4 seasons for an F/F team to make the Final 6.

Best Placing of M/F team of Season...

1: 2nd
2: 2nd
3: 1st
4: 2nd
5: 1st
6: 1st
7: 1st
8: -
9: 3rd
10: 2nd
11: 1st
12: 1st
13: 1st
14: 1st
15: 1st
16: 3rd
17: 3rd
18: 3rd
19: 1st
20: 1st
21: 3rd
22: 2nd
23: 1st
24: 3rd
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on October 15, 2014, 06:50:24 PM
Just a quick correction off the top of my head, 4/6 NELs that occured when 8 teams were remaining, the other one was TAR 23 when Nicky & Kim survived.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on October 15, 2014, 07:12:00 PM
U.S-Only Data:

Best-Placing of M/M team of Season...

1: 1st
2: 1st
3: 3rd
4: 1st
5: 7th
6: 11th
7: 5th
8: -
9: 1st
10: 1st
11: 4th
12: 3rd
13: 3rd
14: 5th
15: 2nd
16: 1st
17: 7th
18: 2nd
19: 4th
20: 2nd
21: 1st
22: 1st
23: 4th
24: 1st

M/M teams have since the first season been doing very well.

Best Placing  of F/F team of Season...

1: 5th
2: 6th
3: 9th
4: 6th
5: 4th
6: 9th
7: 9th
8: -
9: 8th
10: 3rd
11: 2nd
12: 7th
13: 6th
14: 2nd
15: 6th
16: 5th
17: 1st
18: 1st
19: 8th
20: 6th
21: 4th
22: 3rd
23: 5th
24: 2nd

It's been pretty common out of the last 4 seasons for an F/F team to make the Final 6.

Best Placing of M/F team of Season...

1: 2nd
2: 2nd
3: 1st
4: 2nd
5: 1st
6: 1st
7: 1st
8: -
9: 3rd
10: 2nd
11: 1st
12: 1st
13: 1st
14: 1st
15: 1st
16: 3rd
17: 3rd
18: 3rd
19: 1st
20: 1st
21: 3rd
22: 2nd
23: 1st
24: 3rd

Woah, did I do this right? Is it true there has not been one U.S Season where an M/F team did NOT make the Final 3?

List of All Female Teams to Make Final 3 so far: (The bold team is the winner)
1. Lyn & Karlyn (TAR10, 3rd place)
2. Dustin & Kanadice (TAR11, 2nd place) || (Original TAR10, 4th place) ||
3. Charla & Mirna (TAR11, 3rd place) || (Original TAR5, 6th place) ||
4. Jamie & Cara (TAR14, 2nd place)
5. Nat & Kat (TAR17, 1st place)   :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts:
6. Brooke & Claire (TAR17, 2nd place)  :hearts:  :hearts:  :hearts:
7. Kisha & Jen (TAR18, 1st place) || (Original TAR14, 4th place) ||
8. Mona & Beth (TAR22, 3rd place)
9. Caroline & Jennifer (TAR24, 2nd place) ||(Original TAR22, 4th place)||

I can see the trend that the most all female team (except Charla & Mirna) that made into the final 3 in All Star season (11, 18, 24) are originally came appeared from the season that another all female team able made into the final 3.  And yet they placed 4th place on their original season.


For M/F Team that has made into the final three so far in 24 season: (The bold season is a M/F team hold the winner)
NO Season which have NO M/F team to make the final three
ELEVEN Season which have ONE M/F team to make the final three (1, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24)
SEVEN Season which have TWO M/F team to make the final three (2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20)
FIVE Season which have ALL THREE M/F team to make the final three (5, 6, 7, 19, 23)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 15, 2014, 07:53:48 PM
That's really interesting --- only 5 F/F teams ever made it to the Final 3 in their first/only seasons. Kudos to Lyn & Karlyn, Jaime & Cara, Nat & Kat, Brook & Claire, and the most recent Mona & Beth (tbh they were the most random F/F team to make it to the Final 3 :lol: )!

I also like how it's becoming normal for F/F teams to make it far :hearts: 4 of the last 8 seasons had a F/F team make it to the Final 3, while the rest finished best at 4th to 6th. NOT FACT-the last season with suckish F/F teams was TAR 19 :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on October 16, 2014, 06:31:52 AM
That's really interesting --- only 5 F/F teams ever made it to the Final 3 in their first/only seasons. Kudos to Lyn & Karlyn, Jaime & Cara, Nat & Kat, Brook & Claire, and the most recent Mona & Beth (tbh they were the most random F/F team to make it to the Final 3 :lol: )!

I also like how it's becoming normal for F/F teams to make it far :hearts: 4 of the last 8 seasons had a F/F team make it to the Final 3, while the rest finished best at 4th to 6th. NOT FACT-the last season with suckish F/F teams was TAR 19 :lol:

Yeah, that is true to say an all female team are able to finished in Final 6 since TAR10 with the exception of TAR12 & TAR19.  :luvya:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 24, 2014, 08:25:25 PM
Misti & Jim received the 75th NEL of The Amazing Race [U.S.]!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 27, 2014, 10:21:14 PM
Could Dustin & Kandice have won 6 legs in a row in TAR 11?  :o

Leg 7: 1st
Leg 8: 3rd (lost to Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 9: 1st
Leg 10: 2nd (lost to Oswald & Danny, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 11: 1st
Leg 12: 1st
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on October 28, 2014, 07:46:51 AM
Oswald and Danny have taken 3 Fast Forwards, the most of anyone.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on October 28, 2014, 08:56:08 AM
Fast Forward statistics are so rare now LOL
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on October 28, 2014, 10:26:50 PM
Could Dustin & Kandice have won 6 legs in a row in TAR 11?  :o

Leg 7: 1st
Leg 8: 3rd (lost to Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 9: 1st
Leg 10: 2nd (lost to Oswald & Danny, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 11: 1st
Leg 12: 1st

... :groan:

I thought that was common knowledge...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 29, 2014, 02:12:50 PM
Could Dustin & Kandice have won 6 legs in a row in TAR 11?  :o

Leg 7: 1st
Leg 8: 3rd (lost to Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 9: 1st
Leg 10: 2nd (lost to Oswald & Danny, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 11: 1st
Leg 12: 1st

... :groan:

I thought that was common knowledge...

What??
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on October 30, 2014, 04:19:28 AM
Could Dustin & Kandice have won 6 legs in a row in TAR 11?  :o

Leg 7: 1st
Leg 8: 3rd (lost to Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 9: 1st
Leg 10: 2nd (lost to Oswald & Danny, who took the Fast Forward)
Leg 11: 1st
Leg 12: 1st

... :groan:

I thought that was common knowledge...

What??

Isn't that the statistical, and overall, reason why Dustin & Kandice is the best female team from the first All Stars era, and few female teams could even place within shouting distance of that record? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on October 31, 2014, 08:16:13 PM
TAR 25:
Only season where the top 6 teams in Leg 1 ended up being the Final 6.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on October 31, 2014, 11:44:18 PM
Just to continue on with TAR11 facts:

It is the only season post-TAR5 to have multiple leg winners (Oswald & Danny and Uchenna & Joyce's Fast Forward) - or at least I'm pretty sure it is.
Legs 5 to 12 were won by the F/F teams (If you include the highest finishers after the Fast Forward, too. Otherwise, it's legs 5-7, 9, and 11-12)
The top 4 teams placed on even numbers in their first leg (E/D with 4th, D/K with 6th, C/M with 8th and O/D with 2nd). To contrast this, the middle 4 teams (5th to 8th) placed on ODD numbers in their first leg (U/J with 7th, J/B with 5th, T/I in 3rd and R/A in 1st). The bottom 3 teams (9th to 11th) all had the same positions on the legs they've been on (9th, 10th and 11th).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on November 02, 2014, 03:27:40 AM
Could TAR25 end up being the season with the most number of islands being visited? So far, they have visited Manhattan, Long Island (Queens), US Virgin Islands, Great Britain, Shetland Islands, Amager (Copenhagen).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 02, 2014, 06:25:46 AM
If your team places 7th overall, you have ZERO chance of being featured in a returning players season.

In other words... a 7th place team has never been featured in a returning players season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Air on November 02, 2014, 07:14:24 AM
If your team places 7th overall, you have ZERO chance of being featured in a returning players season.

In other words... a 7th place team has never been featured in a returning players season.

Or 10th or 11th :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 02, 2014, 07:15:42 AM
If your team places 7th overall, you have ZERO chance of being featured in a returning players season.

In other words... a 7th place team has never been featured in a returning players season.

Or 10th or 11th :P

Well yeah, I thought that was sorta a given :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on November 02, 2014, 08:03:34 AM
If your team places 7th overall, you have ZERO chance of being featured in a returning players season.

In other words... a 7th place team has never been featured in a returning players season.
hopefully Shelley & Nici will be the first 7th place team to be featured in a returning players season

Btw , i found that all - female teams came last on the 9th leg on the last 3 seasons (22 , 23 , 24)
Hope a female team will not come last on this season )-**
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 02, 2014, 11:18:57 AM
Final 3 all-female teams:
Lyn and Karlyn
Dustin and Kandace
Charla and Mirna
Jaime and Cara
Nat and Kat
Brooke and Claire
Kisha and Jen
Mona and Beth
Caroline and Jennifer

The casualties for 4th place all-female teams:
Caroline & Jennifer
Natalie & Nadiya
Kisha & Jen
Dustin & Kandice
Godlewski Family
Linda & Karen

The casualties for 5th place all-female teams:
Nancy & Emily
Kami & Karli
Carol & Brandy
Ally & Ashley

The casualties for 6th place all-female teams:
Mary & Peach
Tian & Jaree
Charla & Mirna
Kelly & Christy
Maria & Tiffany
Nary & Jamie
Nicky & Kim

The casualties for 7th place all-female teams:
Monica & Sheree
Shana & Jennifer
Christie & Jodi *
Pam & Winnie *
Shelley & Nici

The casualties for 8th place all-female teams:
Kerri & Stacy
Liz & Marie
Katie & Rachel
Marisa & Brooke
Danielle & Dani

The casualties for 9th place all-female teams:
Caitlin & Brittany
Kaylani & Lisa
Jaime & Cara
Monique & Shawne
Marianna & Julia
Kellie & Jamie
Wanda & Desiree
Debbie & Bianca *
Lena & Kristy
Heather & Eve
Peggy & Claire
Pat & Brenda

The casualties for 10th place all-female teams:
Kim & Leslie
Meredith & Maria
Megan & Heidi
Lisa & Joni
Kellie & Jamie
Kate & Pat
Jody & Shannon
Andie & Jenna

The casualties for 11th place all-female teams:
Lisa & Michelle
Natalie & Nadiya
Misa & Maiya
Deidre & Hillary

The casualties for 12th place all-female teams:
Gina & Sylvia

DATA MAY MISS OUT SOME INFO
- There have been 63 appearances of all-female teams in 25 seasons
- Amy and Maya and Kym and Allie are still racing in Season 25
- All-female teams are most commonly eliminated at 9th place
- Only 9 all-female teams have made it to the final 3.
- Only 3 all-female teams eliminated before the Final 6 have won legs before (Christie and Jodi, Pam and Winnie & Debbie and Bianca) *
- Caroline and Jennifer ran a total of 23 legs without winning a single leg.
- Kisha and Jen ran 23 legs as well and won 2 legs.
- Dustin and Kandace ran the most legs at 24, winning a total of 6 legs in their career.

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: LFelix on November 02, 2014, 11:59:22 AM
Aren't Caroline & Jennifer the team to race the most legs (23) without winning a single one?  :funny:

And has anyone noticed that TAR Can had both seasons without a M/F team on the finale,although in the US version,in 24 seasons,there hasn't been a finale without one?
TAR Aus needed 3 seasons to see a M/F team on the finale too. TAR Aus and Can had the same finale pattern for their first 2 seasons (2 M/M teams and 1 F/F team). In both cases,the winners were always a M/M team. In one season,the F/F team finished in 3rd (Can S1 and Aus S2) and in the other,they finished in 2nd (Can S2 and Aus S1).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TAR789 on November 02, 2014, 09:57:48 PM
Final 3 all-female teams:
Lyn and Karlyn
Dustin and Kandace
Charla and Mirna
Jaime and Cara
Nat and Kat
Brooke and Claire
Kisha and Jen
Caroline and Jennifer

I think you forgot a certain TAR22 team  ;)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: redskevin88 on November 03, 2014, 06:15:52 AM
If your team places 7th overall, you have ZERO chance of being featured in a returning players season.

In other words... a 7th place team has never been featured in a returning players season.

Or 10th or 11th :P

Well yeah, I thought that was sorta a given :P

It's somewhere in this forum, and according to that post Steve & Linda (10th place in Season 14) were reportedly alternates for Unfinished Business.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 03, 2014, 07:58:34 AM
I have no idea but 7th place teams have always been extremely unmemorable for me :(

Besides the all-female 7th placers and Gus and Hera, I find it really hard to remember what happened to the rest :/
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on November 03, 2014, 08:25:49 AM
I have no idea but 7th place teams have always been extremely unmemorable for me :(

Besides the all-female 7th placers and Gus and Hera, I find it really hard to remember what happened to the rest :/
Pam & Winnie goddesses
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on November 08, 2014, 10:13:46 AM
3 of the first 5 speed bumps were in India.
TAR 12 was the only season with 2 U-Turns where neither was in Europe.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on November 08, 2014, 11:45:39 AM
I have no idea but 7th place teams have always been extremely unmemorable for me :(

Besides the all-female 7th placers and Gus and Hera, I find it really hard to remember what happened to the rest :/

Justin & Jennifer , Mika & Canaan and Jumba are memorable to me
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on November 08, 2014, 11:57:53 AM
I have no idea but 7th place teams have always been extremely unmemorable for me :(

Besides the all-female 7th placers and Gus and Hera, I find it really hard to remember what happened to the rest :/

Justin & Jennifer , Mika & Canaan and Jumba are memorable to me
Add Ron & Christina (their UB version) to that list, please.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jobby on November 08, 2014, 01:16:23 PM
But if you can only name like 3 out of 25 seasons... It's still a bad position to be eliminated in with little screen time mostly.

Anyway, the last 5 teams to check in on Leg 1 of TAR 25 have all been eliminated and are also the first five teams eliminated.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on November 08, 2014, 07:53:57 PM
Whenever there were 2 consecutive legs in Australia, Russia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Malawi, or the Philippines, one was a NEL.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on November 08, 2014, 09:18:55 PM
Italy is the first country in Europe to have 10 pit-stops in the US version and is the first non-asian or north american country to do so. While Morocco is the first African country to host 5 pit-stops in the US version
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on November 09, 2014, 05:06:47 AM
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but something I was just thinking about the other day while re-watching TAR6:

A total of THREE different seasons have had a Final Three consisting of the team who is shown first in the intro credits AND the team who is shown eleventh in the intro credits.

Those seasons are TAR6, TAR15 and TAR20 (bearing in mind that TAR15 actually had 12 teams and so the eleventh team that was shown was not the last one in the intros, unlike TAR6 and TAR20). On TAR6, Kris & Jon were first in the credits and Adam & Rebecca were last. On TAR15, Brian & Ericka were first in the credits and Meghan & Cheyne were eleventh. On TAR20, Rachel & Dave were first in the credits and Art & JJ were last.

When such a phenomenon occurs, on one occasion the team shown first has won (Rachel & Dave on TAR20), on one occasion the team shown eleventh has won (Meghan & Cheyne on TAR15) and on one occasion the team not shown either first or eleventh has won (Freddy & Kendra on TAR6)



Yes, this is what I do for fun... thinking up random TAR-related things. :lol:

In Tar 25 Adam and Bethany were first and Misti and Jim were last  :oh
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SuperTux on November 09, 2014, 08:49:45 AM
The lowest 18-49 rating for one episode ever is 1.0.

Does it count as a record?  :res:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 09, 2014, 05:25:17 PM
Double Express Pass facts -- U.S. edition only
TAR 22
-Second Express Pass was given to another team on Leg 3
TAR 23
-Second Express Pass was given to another team on Leg 4
-only season where both uses of the Express Pass resulted in a 1st-place finish for the leg
-only season where the second Express Pass was used after the first one
TAR 24
-Second Express Pass was given to another team on Leg 2
-only season where both uses of the Express Pass did not result in a 1st-place finish
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on November 10, 2014, 05:14:51 AM
1

Nick & Starr
Rachel & Dave

2

Uchenna & Joyce
Linz Family
Nat & Kat
Bates & Anthony

3

Rob & Brennan
BJ & Tyler
Jason & Amy

4

Flo & Zach
Reichen & Chip
Chip & Kim
Tammy & Victor
Ernie & Cindy

6

Chris & Alex

7

Eric & Danielle
Dave & Connor

8

Dan & Jordan
Kisha & Jen
Josh & Brent

9

Freddy & Kendra

10

James & Tyler

11

TK & Rachel
Meghan & Cheyne

Another cool facts :

- If you are 1st you might win the race in a very dominant way.
- If you are 8th you win the race in a very shady way.
- All stars winners are normally the 7th team in the intro.
- If you are 2nd or 4th in the intro you have a bigger chance to win it.

- AND THE NEW CURSE : IF YOU ARE 5TH IN THE INTRO YOU WON'T WIN THE RACE!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on November 10, 2014, 03:11:43 PM
I was just thinking and excluding Family Edition and Eric & Lisa every single team has been to a foreign country except for Lisa & Michelle from season 25 because the St. Thomas is part of the United States
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 24, 2014, 06:21:16 PM
There have been 80 NEL's through the past 26 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
4 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22, 26).
7 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25).
10 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24).
14 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26).
16 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24).
20 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 25[x2]).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 4 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/4 were survived (17, 18, 22).
Out of the 7 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 5/7 were survived (16, 20, 23, 24).
Out of the 10 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 9/10 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 14 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/14 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 16 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 10/16 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22, 24)
Out of the 20 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 13/20 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15, 25[x2]).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

Seasons where all NEL's were survived: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 18, 22, 24
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on November 28, 2014, 03:15:53 PM
3 of the first 5 speed bumps were in India.
TAR 12 was the only season with 2 U-Turns where neither was in Europe. (Burkina Faso in Africa & India in Asia)

TAR25 will be the second season with 2 U-Turns where neither was in Europe. (Morocco in Africa & Singapore in Asia)  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on November 28, 2014, 04:15:34 PM
25 Season of TAR has been developed and TAR always have Asian leg in every season. (except TAR8 which is only featured North America region) :lol3:


Breakdown of Asian leg based on subregion of Asia
West Asia (Middle East) - 9 season featured (5, 15, 23 in United Arab Emirates), (7, 21 in Turkey), (9, 17 in Oman), (10 in Kuwait), (20 in Azerbaijan)

Central Asia - 1 season featured (13 in Kazakhstan)

South Asia - 14 season featured (1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20 in India), (6, 24 in Sri Lanka), (17, 21 in Bangladesh)

East Asia - 18 season featured :o (1, 2 [Hong Kong], 6, 10, 11 [Hong Kong & Macau], 14, 16, 17 [Hong Kong], 18, 21, 24 in China), (4, 17 in South Korea), (9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23 in Japan), (10 in Mongolia), (12 and 19 in Taiwan)

South East Asia - 18 season featured :o (1, 2, 9, 14, 19 in Thailand), (3, 4, 11, 16, 24 in Malaysia), (3, 16, 25 in Singapore), (3, 10, 15, 22 in Vietnam), (5, 25 in Philippines), (13, 15 in Cambodia), (19, 21, 22, 23 in Indonesia)


East Asia and South East Asia are the Asian subregion with the most featured among all Asian leg in TAR.

On top of that, only TAR3, TAR5, TAR7, TAR13, TAR22, TAR25 did not feature East Asia leg.
For South East Asia, only TAR6, TAR7, TAR12, TAR17, TAR18, TAR20 skip the region.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on December 08, 2014, 10:02:56 PM
TAR US

STATISTICS OF THE FIRST LEG

Average of teams that finished 1st on the 1st leg : 4,8
Average of teams that finished 2nd on the 1st leg : 4,5
Average of teams that finished 3rd on the 1st leg : 5,2
Average of teams that finished 4th on the 1st leg : 6,3
Average of teams that finished 5th on the 1st leg : 4,9
Average of teams that finished 6th on the 1st leg : 5,7
Average of teams that finished 7th on the 1st leg : 4,5
Average of teams that finished 8th on the 1st leg : 6,6
Average of teams that finished 9th on the 1st leg : 5,7
Average of teams that finished 10th on the 1st leg : 6,9
Average of teams that finished 11th on the 1st leg : 9,8

- Teams that finished the first leg in 7th and 2nd places have the best average.
- Even though NO team has ever placed 5th on the first leg and won the race , they have the best averages too.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 08, 2014, 10:11:01 PM
U.S. Statistics

- Josh & Brent (TAR 21) were the first team since TK & Rachel (TAR 12) to come in last on a non-elimination leg and go on to win the Race.
- 7 winning teams have come in last on a non-elimination leg at some point.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on December 09, 2014, 01:32:36 PM
- Even though NO team has ever placed 5th on the first leg and won the race , they have the best averages too.

Not only this, but as it was pointed out in another thread, no team to appear fifth in any intro, (US, Canadian, Australian, Asian Versions) have ever won the race.

Curse of the Number 5!  :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 09, 2014, 02:13:57 PM
- Even though NO team has ever placed 5th on the first leg and won the race , they have the best averages too.

Not only this, but as it was pointed out in another thread, no team to appear fifth in any intro, (US, Canadian, Australian, Asian Versions) have ever won the race.

Curse of the Number 5!  :lol:

Both of these aren't 100% sound. Talia & Koby and Daniel & Cesar placed 5th on the 1st leg and won, and then Diep Lam Anh & Thu Hien were 5th in their intro and won.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on December 09, 2014, 02:35:48 PM
- Even though NO team has ever placed 5th on the first leg and won the race , they have the best averages too.

Not only this, but as it was pointed out in another thread, no team to appear fifth in any intro, (US, Canadian, Australian, Asian Versions) have ever won the race.

Curse of the Number 5!  :lol:

Both of these aren't 100% sound. Talia & Koby and Daniel & Cesar placed 5th on the 1st leg and won, and then Diep Lam Anh & Thu Hien were 5th in their intro and won.

I was the one to say those two things. And i let pretty clear that this only applies to the american version of TAR.  :ghug:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 09, 2014, 03:33:35 PM
- Even though NO team has ever placed 5th on the first leg and won the race , they have the best averages too.

Not only this, but as it was pointed out in another thread, no team to appear fifth in any intro, (US, Canadian, Australian, Asian Versions) have ever won the race.

Curse of the Number 5!  :lol:

Both of these aren't 100% sound. Talia & Koby and Daniel & Cesar placed 5th on the 1st leg and won, and then Diep Lam Anh & Thu Hien were 5th in their intro and won.

I was the one to say those two things. And i let pretty clear that this only applies to the american version of TAR.  :ghug:

If Adam and Bethany win Tar 25 the rule will break

Just Realised POST100
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 12, 2014, 08:25:50 PM
TAR 25 Legs 10 & 11: First time since TAR 11 where no team was eliminated for 2 legs in a row
Brooke & Robbie: First team since Jet & Cord (TAR 16) to start the leg in last, complete a Speed Bump, and come in 1st.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on December 13, 2014, 01:09:13 PM
Looks like Leo and Jamal are the only team to be eliminated in a Leg 11 for a stretch of 4 seasons (23-26).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 14, 2014, 07:49:39 PM
Looks like Leo and Jamal are the only team to be eliminated in a Leg 11 for a stretch of 4 seasons (23-26).
and the afganimals is the only team has the chance to compete with both NFL and FT/BE
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 19, 2014, 09:01:02 PM
U.S. Statistics
-Amy & Maya have the most unique/individual placements for a winning team: 8 (placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th) at some point in the Race.
-Adam & Bethany were the only team to complete a Fast Forward in their season AND they did not win the Race. This was only the 4th time that happened (last time was Nicolas & Donald in TAR 12).
-TAR 25 was the first season since TAR 11 in which four different teams were NEL'd
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 19, 2014, 11:27:04 PM
You wanna see something really horrible and ironic? XD

Go to http://ackuna.com/badtranslator
Set it to Yandex and 43 translations
Type in "Adam and Bethany" (exactly like that)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 20, 2014, 01:52:24 AM
You wanna see something really horrible and ironic? XD

Go to http://ackuna.com/badtranslator
Set it to Yandex and 43 translations
Type in "Adam and Bethany" (exactly like that)
Wow. That's kind of a sad thing.
Also, Amy and Maya translates to 'Amy can't'  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 20, 2014, 05:52:12 PM
TAR 25 is the first season in which ALL of the teams arrived last to a Pit Stop at one point :o

Lisa & Michelle came in last on Leg 1.
Dennis & Isabelle came in last on Leg 2.
Michael & Scott came in last on Leg 3.
Misti & Jim came in last on Leg 4.
Keith & Whitney came in last on Leg 5.
Shelley & Nici came in last on Leg 6.
Tim & Te Jay came in last on Leg 7.
Tim & Te Jay came in last on Leg 8.
Kym & Alli came in last on Leg 9.
Brooke & Robbie came in last on Leg 10.
Amy & Maya came last on Leg 11.
Adam & Bethany came in 3rd/last [at the Finish Line] in Leg 12.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 20, 2014, 10:26:59 PM
U.S-Only Data:

Best-Placing of M/M team of Season...

1: 1st
2: 1st
3: 3rd
4: 1st
5: 7th
6: 11th
7: 5th
8: 8th
9: 1st
10: 1st
11: 4th
12: 3rd
13: 3rd
14: 5th
15: 2nd
16: 1st
17: 7th
18: 2nd
19: 4th
20: 2nd
21: 1st
22: 1st
23: 4th
24: 1st
25: 6th

Best Placing  of F/F team of Season...

1: 5th
2: 6th
3: 9th
4: 6th
5: 4th
6: 9th
7: 9th
8: 4th
9: 8th
10: 3rd
11: 2nd
12: 7th
13: 6th
14: 2nd
15: 6th
16: 5th
17: 1st
18: 1st
19: 8th
20: 6th
21: 4th
22: 3rd
23: 5th
24: 2nd
25: 1st

Best Placing of M/F team of Season...

1: 2nd
2: 2nd
3: 1st
4: 2nd
5: 1st
6: 1st
7: 1st
8: 1st
9: 3rd
10: 2nd
11: 1st
12: 1st
13: 1st
14: 1st
15: 1st
16: 3rd
17: 3rd
18: 3rd
19: 1st
20: 1st
21: 3rd
22: 2nd
23: 1st
24: 3rd
25: 2nd
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 21, 2014, 08:36:11 AM
Considering what kind of season TAR26 is, it's pretty obvious that M/F will definitely be in the F3 again.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on December 21, 2014, 11:18:24 AM
Considering what kind of season TAR26 is, it's pretty obvious that M/F will definitely be in the F3 win again.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 21, 2014, 11:45:35 AM
Considering what kind of season TAR26 is, it's pretty obvious that M/F will definitely be in the F3 win again.
For all we know, a gay couple wins it or something  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on December 21, 2014, 12:01:54 PM
Considering what kind of season TAR26 is, it's pretty obvious that M/F will definitely be in the F3 win again.
For all we know, a gay couple wins it or something  :cmaslol
read Fosi's TAR26 spoilers....
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 21, 2014, 12:05:54 PM
Considering what kind of season TAR26 is, it's pretty obvious that M/F will definitely be in the F3 win again.
For all we know, a gay couple wins it or something  :cmaslol
read Fosi's TAR26 spoilers....
Oh well... I'll just secretly hope that there's a guy that REALLY looks like a girl just so it's not all M/F :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on December 21, 2014, 12:39:06 PM
Could TAR25 end up being the season with the most number of islands being visited? So far, they have visited Manhattan, Long Island (Queens), US Virgin Islands, Great Britain, Shetland Islands, Amager (Copenhagen).

UPDATED List with ALL islands in TAR 25:
Islands in parentheses!
New York: (Manhattan, Long Island)
USVI: (St. Thomas Island, Carvel Rock*, Hans Lollik Island)
UK: (Great Britain)
Shetland Islands: (Mainland Shetland, St. Ninian's Isle)
Denmark: (Zealand) [the island where Copenhagen is]
Italy: (Sicily)
Malta: (Malta, Manoel Island*)
Singapore: (Singapore, Sentosa)
Philippines: (Luzon) [the island where Manila is]
Los Angeles: (Terminal Island)

* Indicates islets, or VERY SMALL islands.
This means a total of 16 islands featured in TAR 25!!!

Please tell me if I've missed any!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 21, 2014, 03:11:01 PM
Come on guys, keep the spoilers out of here...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 25, 2014, 10:00:00 PM
TAR 4 & 21's Final 3 took the longest to win a leg. (None of the Final 3 teams in those seasons won a leg until Leg 6).

TAR 6 & 15's Final 3 did not actually place in the Top 3 in a leg together until Leg 11 --- the longest for a Final 3.

TAR 7's Final 3 were in the Top 3 together in 6 legs - the most for a Final 3.

You forgot TAR 1, they are tie with TAR 7, with F3 were in Top 3 together in 6 legs.  :cmas16
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 30, 2014, 12:18:09 PM
The three teams that have had a disability came in 3rd in one of there seasons

Charla & Mirna S11
Luke & Margie S14
Adam & Bethany S25
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on December 30, 2014, 01:00:43 PM
The three teams that have had a disability came in 3rd in one of there seasons

Charla & Mirna S11
Luke & Margie S14
Adam & Bethany S25

New curse, Disability or handicap team curse??? :funny:

Edit: New curse, Disability or handicap team curse managed make into the F3??? :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: MrDeerShank on December 30, 2014, 01:19:24 PM
Peter & Sarah in S10 didn't come third . . .
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 30, 2014, 01:26:42 PM
Peter & Sarah in S10 didn't come third . . .
\
Neither did Dave & Connor  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 30, 2014, 01:35:39 PM
Peter & Sarah in S10 didn't come third . . .
\
Neither did Dave & Connor  :funny:

Dave and Connor to me don't count because they received the injury during the race I mean a dissability that they have had a long time and I just forgot Peter & Sarah  :cmas13
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 30, 2014, 01:37:57 PM
Peter & Sarah in S10 didn't come third . . .
\
Neither did Dave & Connor  :funny:

Dave and Connor to me don't count because they received the injury during the race I mean a dissability that they have had a long time and I just forgot Peter & Sarah  :cmas13
Does Dave being old count? He certainly thought so in TAR24  :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 30, 2014, 06:17:13 PM
Amy & Daniel?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on December 30, 2014, 06:19:52 PM
Repost:

The three teams that have had a disability came in 3rd in one of there seasons

Charla & Mirna S11
Luke & Margie S14
Adam & Bethany S25

New curse:
1) Disability or handicap team curse that MANAGED TO MAKE INTO F3 FINISHED THIRD PLACE??? :funny:
2) Disability or handicap team curse that FAILED TO MAKE INTO FINAL 3??? :funny:

I think curse #1 is applied to Charla & Mirna (TAR 11), Margie & Luke (TAR 14), Adam & Bethany (TAR 25) since they managed to make into final 3.

So for curse #2 is applied to Charla & Mirna (in TAR 5), Margie & Luke (TAR 18, TAR 24), Peter & Sarah (in TAR 10), Mark & Michael (TAR 14), Amy & Daniel (TAR 21) since they failed to make into final 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: MrDeerShank on December 30, 2014, 06:23:09 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Leafsfan on December 30, 2014, 06:23:37 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: stekay on December 30, 2014, 06:23:54 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on December 30, 2014, 06:39:27 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Exactly. So far we only have 3 disability or handicap teams that managed to make into the F3, and apparently all of them are finished in third place.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 30, 2014, 06:44:58 PM
What's about Zev & Justin?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 30, 2014, 06:54:35 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Exactly. So far we only have 3 disability or handicap teams that managed to make into the F3, and apparently all of them are finished in third place.
Let's just say that no disabled team has finished in the top 2 in the final leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: wishicouldrun on December 30, 2014, 07:50:36 PM
 :cmas10 Not sure how you want to classify Amy (TAR 26)- she stated that after finishing the race, she went for a MRI and was told she had 2 stress fractures! She stated she was in severe pain the entire race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Kitty Pryde on December 30, 2014, 07:51:39 PM
I am star.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theamazingracer21 on December 30, 2014, 08:23:36 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Exactly. So far we only have 3 disability or handicap teams that managed to make into the F3, and apparently all of them are finished in third place.
Let's just say that no disabled team has finished in the top 2 in the final leg.
Not sure if we are counting international versions but one of the winners of TARAsia 2 was hearing impaired.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on December 30, 2014, 08:25:10 PM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Exactly. So far we only have 3 disability or handicap teams that managed to make into the F3, and apparently all of them are finished in third place.
Let's just say that no disabled team has finished in the top 2 in the final leg.
Not sure if we are counting international versions but one of the winners of TARAsia 2 was hearing impaired.
TAR Canada 1 winner Tim Sr. had Parkinson's...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 31, 2014, 04:15:07 AM
 Shouldn't have brought this up because it's blowing up crazy everywhere
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 31, 2014, 05:24:38 AM
So effectively what you're trying to tell me (and please correct me if I'm wrong!!) but if they have a team with some form of disability or handicap that may impair them along the race... That they're either going to be IN the Final 3 or NOT in the Final 3!? :O

Exactly. So far we only have 3 disability or handicap teams that managed to make into the F3, and apparently all of them are finished in third place.
Let's just say that no disabled team has finished in the top 2 in the final leg.
Not sure if we are counting international versions but one of the winners of TARAsia 2 was hearing impaired.
TAR Canada 1 winner Tim Sr. had Parkinson's...
For simplicity's sake, the "If a disabled team makes the F3, they finish in 3rd" rule only applies to the American version.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 31, 2014, 10:52:47 AM
This is like the third time someone in this thread is asking for you guys to stop talking about TAR26 spoilers.

Please Stop
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on December 31, 2014, 11:01:54 AM
This is like the third time someone in this thread is asking for you guys to stop talking about TAR26 spoilers.

Please Stop
There have been no spoilers given out ever since RaceUntilWeDie commented on it. (Or at least I think so)

Unless if you count what wishicouldrun said, but I think that's just a typo, since the Amy that's being referred to there is probably Amy from TAR25.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on December 31, 2014, 10:05:27 PM
Idk if you would count it as a 'disability' but Nat Strand of Nat & Kat in S17 had Type 1 Diabetes and they went on to win the race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on January 01, 2015, 12:47:16 AM
One of Zev & Justin (I think Zev?) had Aspergers and went on to finish fourth. :p
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: wishicouldrun on January 01, 2015, 08:04:07 PM
Sorry for any confusion- I do not know the names of TAR26 racers. I was referring to Amy from TAR 25- thanks TARloveit!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on January 15, 2015, 07:13:55 AM
All 3 all-female winning teams had one non-Caucasian in it, and 2 of the teams are multi-racial!

Josh and Brent are the only winners to have never placed in the top 2 prior to the final leg. In fact, they did not even finish in the top 3 until Leg 10.  :ascared
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: stekay on January 19, 2015, 05:12:23 AM
I am star.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on January 21, 2015, 03:58:38 PM
To date, 262 Teams (http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Category:Teams_who_Received_a_Penalty) have received a penalty of some kind, excluding Yield penalties.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on January 23, 2015, 09:23:56 PM
In total of TAR US, 12 teams have gotten an EP.
In international versions, 21 teams have gotten an EP.
In TAR US, after using an EP, teams' placements:
In international versions, after using an EP, teams' placements:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on January 23, 2015, 09:24:51 PM
First NEL of Season
S1: Leg 6
S2: Leg 6
S3: Leg 8
S4: Leg 8
S5: Leg 5
S6: Leg 4
S7: Leg 5
S8: Leg 5
S9: Leg 7
S10: Leg 5
S11: Leg 5
S12: Leg 7
S13: Leg 6
S14: Leg 5
S15: Leg 1/Leg 8
S16: Leg 4
S17: Leg 3
S18: Leg 1 (KOR), Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 8
S19: Leg 1/Leg 4
S20: Leg 4
S21: Leg 5
S22: Leg 3 (KOR), Leg 6
S23: Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 7
S24: Leg 4
S25: Leg 4

Average: 4.64
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on January 23, 2015, 10:30:07 PM
Not sure if this is correct, but:

TAR26 is the ONLY season ever to not have a F/F team (including the international versions)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on January 24, 2015, 10:57:28 PM
First NEL of Season
S1: Leg 6
S2: Leg 6
S3: Leg 8
S4: Leg 8
S5: Leg 5
S6: Leg 4
S7: Leg 5
S8: Leg 5
S9: Leg 7
S10: Leg 5
S11: Leg 5
S12: Leg 7
S13: Leg 6
S14: Leg 5
S15: Leg 1/Leg 8
S16: Leg 4
S17: Leg 3
S18: Leg 1 (KOR), Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 8
S19: Leg 1/Leg 4
S20: Leg 4
S21: Leg 5
S22: Leg 3 (KOR), Leg 6
S23: Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 7
S24: Leg 4
S25: Leg 4

Average: 4.64

Wow, NELs used to be so late into the race back then!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on January 25, 2015, 02:25:49 AM
First NEL of Season
S1: Leg 6
S2: Leg 6
S3: Leg 8
S4: Leg 8
S5: Leg 5
S6: Leg 4
S7: Leg 5
S8: Leg 5
S9: Leg 7
S10: Leg 5
S11: Leg 5
S12: Leg 7
S13: Leg 6
S14: Leg 5
S15: Leg 1/Leg 8
S16: Leg 4
S17: Leg 3
S18: Leg 1 (KOR), Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 8
S19: Leg 1/Leg 4
S20: Leg 4
S21: Leg 5
S22: Leg 3 (KOR), Leg 6
S23: Leg 4 (KOR), Leg 7
S24: Leg 4
S25: Leg 4

Average: 4.64

Wow, NELs used to be so late into the race back then!
for the case of season 9 if leg 3 were counted separately, first NELs would occour in leg 3 and 3 later NELs occur in leg 8;10;12
Trivia for all seasons have NEL/TBC with 9 teams reamaining (9;17;18;22) no M/F teams ever win!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 25, 2015, 09:41:31 AM
U.S. FACT
If your name starts with a G, H, I, L, O, P, W, X, or Y,  your team will NOT win the Race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on January 25, 2015, 10:55:15 AM
Whenever there is a race held in Oman (TAR 9, TAR 17, TARA 3), the first team to checked in this leg will be the first to worst team in the next leg. (Fran & Barry, Chad & Stephanie, Ida & Tania) The last team to be departed in next leg end up winning the race. (BJ & Tyler, Nat & Kat, Vince & Sam)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on January 25, 2015, 12:08:33 PM
U.S. FACT
If your name starts with a G, H, I, L, O, P, W, X, or Y,  your team will NOT win the Race.

Kisha's real name is LaKisha
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 25, 2015, 12:21:28 PM
U.S. FACT
If your name starts with a G, H, I, L, O, P, W, X, or Y,  your team will NOT win the Race.

Kisha's real name is LaKisha

Well, then your 'nickname'...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on January 25, 2015, 03:12:50 PM
U.S. FACT
If your name starts with a G, H, I, L, O, P, W, X, or Y,  your team will NOT win the Race.
Technically, Linz is still a team name. :snics:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 25, 2015, 03:17:28 PM
U.S. FACT
If your name starts with a G, H, I, L, O, P, W, X, or Y,  your team will NOT win the Race.
Technically, Linz is still a team name. :snics:
It's the last name of the team members. That would mean I would have to go back and look at the last names of each winner, which is really unnecessary.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 25, 2015, 03:25:37 PM
If you come in last on a non-elimination leg with 11, 9, or 8 teams remaining, your team will not win the Race.

A F/F team came in last on Leg 9 in TAR 22 (Mona & Beth), 23 (Ally & Ashley), 24 (Caroline & Jennifer), and 25 (Kym & Alli :'( ). Obviously, this can't occur in TAR 26 because there are no F/F teams  :groan:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 07, 2015, 03:45:43 PM
Graphical representation of genders across all versions of TAR:

(http://i.imgur.com/jf1AJ62.png)

BLUE: Male/Male
PURPLE: Male/Female
PINK: Female/Female

Note, does not include the in-progress 4th season of TAR Israel
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on February 08, 2015, 09:23:36 AM
I thought Saida & Jervi (Philippines 1) was an MF team? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 08, 2015, 09:29:21 AM
I thought Saida & Jervi (Philippines 1) was an MF team? ???
No, they were FF.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on February 08, 2015, 10:49:39 AM
I thought Saida & Jervi (Philippines 1) was an MF team? ???
No, they were FF.

??? ... Okay. In my defense, transgender is a tricky thing to classify in a male/female dichotomy, even in technical sense. I just assumed she's male because of the tuxedo she got from the casino task on the first leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 11, 2015, 02:11:34 AM
Trang Tran & Hieu Nguyen (of TARVN 3) is one of the very few teams who never checked-in at pitstop or finish line at either first or last place
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on February 12, 2015, 02:44:15 AM
Did you know out of the 25 regular seasons (excluding TAR8 and including TAR26), 4 seasons only visited 3 continents, 10 seasons visited 4 continents, 9 seasons visited 5 continents and only 2 visited 6 continents,
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Vitoko on February 12, 2015, 06:54:40 AM
Graphical representation of genders across all versions of TAR:

Oh, I knew this, but the placements of M/M teams on TARLA is kind of ridiculous. I don't know if that is just poor casting on F/F and F/M teams or the extremely physical tasks. As expected TARLA1 looks the most balanced.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 18, 2015, 09:31:23 PM
Graph showing the number of Fast Forwards in different seasons:

(http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg496/levi31416/FFgraph_zpsf28d9e18.png)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Jimmer on February 18, 2015, 09:44:35 PM
TAR13 had 3 FFs? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on February 18, 2015, 09:48:23 PM
TAR13 had 3 FFs? ???

Astana's one was unaired.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 18, 2015, 09:50:31 PM
TAR13 had 3 FFs? ???
1. New Zealand
2. Kazakhstan
3. ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Bookworm on February 18, 2015, 10:15:38 PM
1. Auckland (Leg 4)- climb the needle of the Auckland Sky Tower (Won by Ken & Tina)
2. Almaty (Leg 8 )- eat a traditional Kazakh dish with meat from unsatisfactory locations on a sheep (won by Nick & Starr)
there were only two :tup:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 19, 2015, 08:13:27 AM
Number of Fast Forwards per country (TAR: US only):

India 6
Thailand 6
Italy 5 (Vatican City 1)
People’s Republic of China 4
France 3
Hong Kong 3
New Zealand 3
Australia 2
Austria 2
Brazil 2
Germany 2
Malaysia 2
Mexico 2
Netherlands 2
Portugal 2
Singapore 2
South Africa 2
Tunisia 2
Azerbaijan 1
Zambia  2
Bangladesh 1
Botswana 1
Costa Rica 1
Egypt 1
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Kazakhstan 1
Kuwait 1
Lithuania 1
Madagascar 1
Morocco 1
Namibia 1
Norway 1
Panama 1
Poland 1
South Korea 1
Switzerland 1
UAE 1
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 19, 2015, 10:52:48 AM
South Korea only had 1, but good job otherwise!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 23, 2015, 01:53:25 PM
Just because you do good on Leg 1 doesn't mean you'll have success in the rest of the race. The team that got first's overall placing:
S1: 1st
S2: 2nd
S3: 3rd
S4: 11th/9th/5th (3 way tie)
S5: 10th
S6: 4th
S7: 9th
S8: 4th
S9: 2nd
S10: 1st
S11: 8th
S12: 6th
S13: 1st
S14: 3rd
S15: 1st
S16: 7th
S17: 3rd
S18: 3rd
S19: 1st
S20: 1st
S21: 5th
S22: 9th
S23: 2nd
S24: 5th
S25: 2nd

Average: 4.37
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on February 23, 2015, 02:45:51 PM
If the average is 4.37, wouldn't that mean that the team who won leg 1 usually ends up in the final four? Is that not good?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 23, 2015, 02:49:26 PM
If the average is 4.37, wouldn't that mean that the team who won leg 1 usually ends up in the final four? Is that not good?
Yeah, but getting first on leg 1 ≠ having success for the entire race. Just ask Alison & Donny :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on February 26, 2015, 01:20:34 PM
Mike & Rochelle and Jeff & Lyda are the first two teams to ever use a U-Turn on the first leg of the Race, if that counts for something.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 26, 2015, 01:42:02 PM
Mike & Rochelle and Jeff & Lyda are the first two teams to ever use a U-Turn on the first leg of the Race, if that counts for something.

*In the American version

:D
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on February 26, 2015, 02:43:44 PM
Mike & Rochelle and Jeff & Lyda are the first two teams to ever use a U-Turn on the first leg of the Race, if that counts for something.

*In the American version

:D
I'm curious now as to what international version had the Leg 1 U-Turn
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 26, 2015, 06:16:00 PM
HaMerotz LaMillion
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on February 27, 2015, 08:10:00 PM
Libby & CJ are the worst 10 placers since Jody & Shannon of TAR 16.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 27, 2015, 11:38:41 PM
This is also the first time ever that a visit to Japan has featured two Pit Stops.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 28, 2015, 11:41:01 PM
Libby & CJ are the worst 10 placers since Jody & Shannon of TAR 16.
Jody & Shannon > Kevin & Drew
If it wasn't for that sassy cow, Jody would have definitely beat Louie & Michael. :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on February 28, 2015, 11:43:03 PM
I believe Jeff & Lyda also has the record for spending the most time at a dancing task - 4 hours more or less.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Karpov617 on March 01, 2015, 04:54:30 AM
I believe Jeff & Lyda also has the record for spending the most time at a dancing task - 4 hours more or less.

How much time did Mark spent on the Bollywood RB?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on March 01, 2015, 05:58:28 AM
I believe Jeff & Lyda also has the record for spending the most time at a dancing task - 4 hours more or less.

How much time did Mark spent on the Bollywood RB?

I believed Mark had more than 5-6 hours in the Bollywood dance Roadblock.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on March 01, 2015, 06:32:32 AM
I wonder who was more worn out, the Bollywood Dancers who had to dance with Mark for those six hours, or the World Order dancers who had to dance from the afternoon all the way to the evening for the nine TAR26 teams who did that Detour? :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on March 01, 2015, 07:11:26 AM
I believe Jeff & Lyda also has the record for spending the most time at a dancing task - 4 hours more or less.

How much time did Mark spent on the Bollywood RB?

I believed Mark had more than 5-6 hours in the Bollywood dance Roadblock.
I thought he was there for a little bit more than 3 hrs and 40 min. Was there any elapsed time shown or a difference in shadow lengths (human sundial)? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on March 08, 2015, 04:58:39 PM
If you had team color of pink in season 24 or 25, you didn't go very far.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on March 08, 2015, 07:45:43 PM
Graphical representation of genders across all versions of TAR:

(http://i.imgur.com/jf1AJ62.png)

BLUE: Male/Male
PURPLE: Male/Female
PINK: Female/Female

Note, does not include the in-progress 4th season of TAR Israel
TARVN 1 has 5 M/M teams and no one eliminated until F6, but TARVN also held the record for longest leg span without M/M team won (23 legs) or even podium finishing (22 legs)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on March 15, 2015, 06:07:22 PM
TAR Winners Leaderboard (https://public.tableau.com/profile/patricktulip#!/vizhome/TheAmazingRaceUSWinnersLeaderboard/Dashboard1)
Interesting to see :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on March 16, 2015, 01:13:57 AM
TAR Winners Leaderboard (https://public.tableau.com/profile/patricktulip#!/vizhome/TheAmazingRaceUSWinnersLeaderboard/Dashboard1)
Interesting to see :)

Just a couple of corrections Pi :) Freddy & Kendra, Flo & Zach and Reichen & Chip only won two legs :) Tyler & James technically only won 4/12 legs as well.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on March 16, 2015, 08:39:14 AM
That wasn't even my chart. :funny: I just saw it and decided to post it here :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 08, 2015, 09:32:02 AM
The record of No M/F win in a season having Final 9 NEL has been broken by TAR26 as the last single sex team were eliminated in 8th already.

Previously :
TAR 9 > M/M
TAR 17 > F/F
TAR 18 > F/F
TAR 22 > M/M
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: stunami on April 08, 2015, 12:43:39 PM
Question:

What city has been featured the most in US TAR.  (and I mean international, because LAX is the obvious answer :P )
The city need to have at least a clubox, a ARI or a task to count.

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on April 08, 2015, 04:56:08 PM

Question:

What city has been featured the most in US TAR.  (and I mean international, because LAX is the obvious answer :P )
The city need to have at least a clubox, a ARI or a task to count.

Bangkok 6 times (1,2,9,14,19,26)  :gaah:
Tokyo 5 times (9,15,18,23,26)  :gaah:

(Seriously they need to stop visiting these cities!!!)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 16, 2015, 06:32:05 PM
There are five different compositions used for TAR's Opening Theme song and seven different versions in total.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on April 16, 2015, 07:45:50 PM

Question:

What city has been featured the most in US TAR.  (and I mean international, because LAX is the obvious answer :P )
The city need to have at least a clubox, a ARI or a task to count.

Bangkok 6 times (1,2,9,14,19,26)  :gaah:
Tokyo 5 times (9,15,18,23,26)  :gaah:

(Seriously they need to stop visiting these cities!!!)

They tend to scuttle around London (3/7/22/25 had actual RIs or tasks and 17/24 had teams pick up cars at Heathrow) and Munich (3/9/14/26 had tasks or Pit Stop, 20 had teams drop their cars off) as well.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on April 17, 2015, 11:28:11 AM
There are five different compositions used for TAR's Opening Theme song and seven different versions in total.

I can only think of 4 right now...
TAR US Original Theme
TAR US 14-22 Theme
TAR US 23-26 Theme
TAR Israel Theme

What are the others?  ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 17, 2015, 05:55:10 PM
Note: I'm not including TAR1 as a separate theme because it's the same music but with Phil talking.

There is indeed the Original Theme, the new theme, the newer theme, and the one for TAR Israel.

TAR China (Jisu Qianjin - Shenzhen) also used its own, totally unique theme song. It sounds nothing like the traditional TAR song. Those are the five.

The original theme was also modified for a couple early seasons. TAR3, 4 and maybe 5 had the theme slightly extended due to there being more teams to show off. Also, TAR10 repeated the last 12 notes of the song, again because more teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 17, 2015, 09:26:56 PM
Steve & Allie of TAR 16 came in 6th.
Aly & Steve of TAR 26, 10 seasons later, came in 6th.

Do not go on the Race if your names are Aly/Allie and Steve! (and Amanda/Chris/Kris)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on April 17, 2015, 10:53:42 PM
TAR 26 is the first time since TAR 4 (in the American version) that at least 7 different teams win at least 1 leg.

Number of winners of at least 1 leg by season:
TAR 1: 5 teams
TAR 2: 7 teams
TAR 3*: 5 teams
TAR 4*: 9 teams (!)
TAR 5: 4 teams
TAR 6: 5 teams
TAR 7: 6 teams
TAR 8: 5 teams (family edition, 10 teams)
TAR 9: 4 teams
TAR 10*: 6 teams
TAR 11: 6 teams (all stars)
TAR 12: 5 teams
TAR 13: 3 teams
TAR 14: 5 or 6 teams (if the double length leg is included)
TAR 15*: 4 teams
TAR 16: 6 teams
TAR 17: 5 teams
TAR 18: 6 teams (unfinished business)
TAR 19: 4 teams
TAR 20: 3 teams
TAR 21: 6 teams
TAR 22: 5 teams
TAR 23: 6 teams
TAR 24: 4 teams (all stars)
TAR 25: 5 teams
TAR 26: 7 teams (season in progress)

Note that * indicates 12-team seasons.

(Also, is it just me, or does TAR 4 have some extremely long title quotes? :lol:)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 18, 2015, 01:08:38 PM
Most legs won per season:
TAR 1: 5 legs (Rob & Brennan - 1st place)
TAR 2: 3 legs (Chris & Alex - 1st place, Tara & Wil - 2nd place, Oswald & Danny - 4th place)
TAR 3: 4 legs (Derek & Drew - 4th place)
TAR 4: 4 legs (David & Jeff - 3rd place)
TAR 5: 6 legs (Colin & Christie - 2nd place)
TAR 6: 4 legs (Kris & Jon - 2nd place, Hayden & Aaron - 4th place)
TAR 7: 4 legs (Rob & Amber - 2nd place)
TAR 8: 3 legs (Bransen Family - 2nd place, Godlewski Family - 4th place)
TAR 9: 5 legs (BJ & Tyler - 1st place, Eric & Jeremy - 2nd place)
TAR 10: 4 legs (Tyler & James - 1st place)
TAR 11: 4 legs (Dustin & Kandice - 2nd place)
TAR 12: 3 legs (TK & Rachel - 1st place, Ron & Christina - 2nd place, Azaria & Hendekea - 6th place)
TAR 13: 7 legs (Nick & Starr - 1st place)
TAR 14: 5 legs (Tammy & Victor - 1st place)
TAR 15: 7 legs (Meghan & Cheyne - 1st place)
TAR 16: 4 legs (Jet & Cord - 2nd place)
TAR 17: 5 legs (Nat & Kat - 1st place)
TAR 18: 4 legs (Zev & Justin - 4th place)
TAR 19: 6 legs (Andy & Tommy - 4th place)
TAR 20: 8 legs (Rachel & Dave - 1st place)
TAR 21: 3 legs (Trey & Lexi - 3rd place)
TAR 22: 5 legs (Bates & Anthony - 1st place)
TAR 23: 3 legs (Tim & Marie - 2nd place, Nicole & Travis - 3rd place)
TAR 24: 6 legs (Dave & Connor - 1st place)
TAR 25: 5 legs (Misti & Jim - 2nd place)
TAR 26: 3 legs (Laura & Tyler - 1st place, Hayley & Blair - 3rd place)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 18, 2015, 01:20:56 PM
Aly & Steve came in last on the 80th non-elimination leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 19, 2015, 02:35:58 AM
Bangkok 6 times (1,2,9,14,19,26)  :gaah:

(http://i.imgur.com/xQZ8ERc.jpg)

Look at this mess!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on April 20, 2015, 01:09:51 AM
Reasons to be eliminated (from seasons 16 to 26 actual, with the exception of 23 because i haven't watched it)

Navigation - 22
Bad Luck/Injury - 12
Roadblock - 12
U-Turns - 10
Detour - 10
Active Route Info - 6
Flight - 3
Fast Forward - 2
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on April 20, 2015, 03:42:48 AM
FF battles are a rarity nowadays  :(

Aside from TAR20 and TAR25, the last one was a long time ago!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 20, 2015, 05:40:28 AM
FF battles are a rarity nowadays  :(

Mainly because FF's themselves are a rarity nowadays! :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on April 20, 2015, 11:00:18 AM
Bangkok 6 times (1,2,9,14,19,26)  :gaah:

(http://i.imgur.com/xQZ8ERc.jpg)

Look at this mess!

Lovely! I will need this when I eventually visit the Thai capital!  :trampb:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 20, 2015, 11:15:08 AM
Reasons to be eliminated (from seasons 16 to 26 actual, with the exception of 23 because i haven't watched it)

Navigation - 22
Bad Luck/Injury - 12
Roadblock - 15
U-Turns - 12
Detour - 11
Active Route Info - 6
Flight - 4
Bus - 1
Fast Forward - 2

Adding in S23 it would look like this
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on April 20, 2015, 12:41:35 PM
Reasons to be eliminated (from seasons 16 to 26 actual, with the exception of 23 because i haven't watched it)

Navigation - 26
Roadblock - 19
Bad Luck/Injury - 14
U-Turns - 14
Detour - 13
Active Route Info - 9
Flight - 5
Fast Forward - 2

Adding in S23 it would look like this

Adding in 14, 15 and 23 would look like this.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on April 20, 2015, 01:08:31 PM
FF battles are a rarity nowadays  :(

Mainly because FF's themselves are a rarity nowadays! :(

I wish TAR would go back to at least 2 FF's per season...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 21, 2015, 04:42:08 PM
Bangkok 6 times (1,2,9,14,19,26)  :gaah:

(http://i.imgur.com/xQZ8ERc.jpg)

Look at this mess!

Lovely! I will need this when I eventually visit the Thai capital!  :trampb:
Bangkok should host its own fees-applied TAR bus tour (including the international versions). I would gladly pay US$10,000+ to scour and experience all those sights if I ever am given the chance to go global. :hoot:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on April 22, 2015, 05:58:30 PM
Top 20 most-visited countries of TAR USA (as of today):

1. USA (26 Visits/37 Pit Stops or Finish Lines)
2. India (10/15)
3. Germany (9/7)
4. China (not including HK/Mac/Taiwan) (8/13)
5. France (8/10)
6. Italy (7/9)
7. Japan (7/8)
8. Thailand (6/11)
9. Russia (6/9)
10. UK (6/8)
11. Austria (6/4)
12. Argentina (5/8)
13. Malaysia (5/6)
14. Netherlands (5/4)
15. Australia (4/8)
16. Brazil
      Chile
      Indonesia
      New Zealand
      Vietnam
(4/7)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Philimination on April 24, 2015, 09:46:02 PM
Crazy... more fast forwards were available in Seasons 1-4 than seasons 5-26 of TAR US combined!

Total number of Fast Forwards in seasons 1-4: 40
Total number of Fast Forwards in seasons 5-26: 30

Which also means that the TAR 25 FF was the 70th FF ever (unless there were unaired FFs that were never disclosed).

:o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 25, 2015, 12:54:10 PM
Josh & Brent (TAR 21) and Dave & Connor (TAR 24) are the only winners to never have a title quote.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on April 25, 2015, 01:23:18 PM
Josh & Brent (TAR 21) and Dave & Connor (TAR 24) are the only winners to never have a title quote.

Would this have anything to do with both teams being deemed boring?
(I liked Josh & Brent, and I loved Dave & Connor in S22, but not so much in S24) Please don't attack for the Dave & Connor Pre-All Star Love  :hides  :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 25, 2015, 06:57:29 PM
And Hayley and Tyler have way too many
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 26, 2015, 08:36:50 AM
In even-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 10: Lyn & Karlyn (3rd place), Dustin & Kandice (4th place)
TAR 14: Jaime & Cara (2nd place), Kisha & Jen (4th place)
TAR 22: Mona & Beth (3rd place), Caroline & Jennifer (4th place)
1 of the F/F teams WILL go out in 4th, the other WILL NOT win.

In odd-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 17: Nat & Kat (1st place), Brook & Claire (2nd place)
1 of them wins!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 26, 2015, 08:52:27 AM
In even-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 10: Lyn & Karlyn (3rd place), Dustin & Kandice (4th place)
TAR 14: Jaime & Cara (2nd place), Kisha & Jen (4th place)
TAR 22: Mona & Beth (3rd place), Caroline & Jennifer (4th place)
1 of the F/F teams WILL go out in 4th, the other WILL NOT win.

In odd-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 17: Nat & Kat (1st place), Brook & Claire (2nd place)
1 of them wins!
both female teams didn't win in the first all-star.... :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 26, 2015, 09:02:59 AM
In even-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 10: Lyn & Karlyn (3rd place), Dustin & Kandice (4th place)
TAR 14: Jaime & Cara (2nd place), Kisha & Jen (4th place)
TAR 22: Mona & Beth (3rd place), Caroline & Jennifer (4th place)
1 of the F/F teams WILL go out in 4th, the other WILL NOT win.

In odd-numbered seasons with a Final 4 containing 2 F/F teams...
TAR 11: Dustin & Kandice (2nd place), Charla & Mirna (3rd place)
TAR 17: Nat & Kat (1st place), Brook & Claire (2nd place)
1 of them wins!
1 of them WILL come in 2nd.
both female teams didn't win in the first all-star.... :(
Shoot, I knew I forgot a pair of teams :lol: Fixed!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 02, 2015, 10:40:11 AM
Season 26 marks only the second time that all Non-Eliminated teams were eliminated the following Leg.  Tar 14 is the only other Season this has happened.  (I'm including KOR Legs for this)

Speaking of TAR 14, I only noticed that it's the only Season to have all the Dating/Married teams eliminated in a row starting from Leg 1 - Leaving no Dating/Married teams by Leg 5.  This is a massive difference to every other season, which nearly always seem to have dating teams making it to the Final 3.  :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 02, 2015, 11:04:07 AM
Are Matt & Ashley the third team to get engaged DURING the Race and then get eliminated in 5th?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 02, 2015, 11:11:43 AM
Are Matt & Ashley the third team to get engaged DURING the Race and then get eliminated in 5th?

I think your right?
I can only think of 3 anyway.   ???

S17 - Chad & Stephanie
S26 - Matt & Ashely
TARCan 2 - Alain & Audrey
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 02, 2015, 12:55:04 PM
Oh no, there's more.

Sally & Tyson - TAR Australia 3
Alexey & Olena - TAR Ukraine

There's also more who proposed after being eliminated.

Hayden & Aaron - TAR6
Hari & Tien Dat - TAR Vietnam 2
Shimi & Yasmin - TAR Israel 3

The novelty has worn off XD

See here (http://www.realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=default&search=proposed&fulltext=Search)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 02, 2015, 01:14:58 PM
Also Ken & Tina of TAR 13 after the Race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 02, 2015, 02:49:13 PM
Oh no, there's more.

Sally & Tyson - TAR Australia 3
Alexey & Olena - TAR Ukraine

There's also more who proposed after being eliminated.

Hayden & Aaron - TAR6
Hari & Tien Dat - TAR Vietnam 2
Shimi & Yasmin - TAR Israel 3

The novelty has worn off XD

See here (http://www.realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=default&search=proposed&fulltext=Search)

Sorry GB, I just listed the 3 that came in 5th after getting engaged.  I knew there were 5 altogether that proposed during the Race.
But thanks for the heads up on who proposed afterwards.  :tup:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 03, 2015, 01:00:51 AM
Oh FIFTH, I didn't see that part. I'm too tired...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 05, 2015, 03:40:22 AM
My first post in this thread. I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but this is gonna be the updated one. :)

Note: Double-length legs (in Seasons 6-10,14) that have been counted as one leg will be separated into 2 here.
Note: TAR10's final leg was mostly held in France; therefore, that leg will be counted to Europe.
Note: Visits to Istanbul will be counted as both Asia and Europe

For the past 26 seasons...

These are the total number of legs per continent:
1.) Asia – 106 legs
2.) Europe – 92 legs
3.) North America – 42 legs (including final legs and TAR8)
4.) Africa – 35 legs
5.) South America – 29 legs
6.) Australia and Oceania – 18 legs (including TAR14 and TAR20 Hawaii finishes)

And out of 26 seasons...
… North America has been visited for 26 seasons. (But only 23 seasons have full legs here due to Hawaii finish lines and TAR10 French finale.)
… Asia has been visited for 25 seasons.
… Europe has been visited for 24 seasons.
… Africa has been visited for 16 seasons.
… South America has been visited for 11 seasons.
… And Australia and Oceania has been visited for 10 seasons. (including TAR14 and TAR20 Hawaii finishes)

We also had...
… 3 seasons of 6-continent races.
… 8 seasons of 5-continent races.
… 11 seasons of 4-continent races.
… 3 seasons of 3-continent races.
… and 1 season of a 1-continent race.

Now, for the longest consecutive legs per continent.
Africa: TAR5 and TAR7 had 3 legs straight in Africa. TAR1 and TAR10 also had 3 legs in Africa but there was Europe in between for those 2 seasons.
Asia: TAR14 had 8 legs straight around Asia.
Australia and Oceania: TAR2 had 4 legs straight in Australia and New Zealand.
Europe: TAR21 had 6 legs straight in Europe. TAR6 had 7 legs there, but Senegal was visited somewhere in between.
North America: Obviously, TAR8 with 13 legs. Excluding TAR8, there are 5 seasons with 2 legs straight in North America. 4 of these are at the end of the race, while 1 of them (TAR3) had it during the first 2 legs of the season.
South America: TAR7 and TAR11 had their first 4 legs in South America.

Number of Visits to Continents per Leg: (Note: * indicates double-length legs counted as 2 legs)
Leg 1:
Africa: 1 (TAR1, South Africa & Zambia)
Asia: 6
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 5
North America: 3
South America: 9

Leg 2:
Africa: 1 (TAR17, Ghana)
Asia: 6
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 6
North America: 2
South America: 9

Leg 3:
Africa: 3
Asia: 8*
Australia and Oceania: 1 (TAR22, NZ)
Europe: 8
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 6

Leg 4:
Africa: 4
Asia: 9
Australia and Oceania: 1 (TAR13, NZ)
Europe: 9
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 2

Leg 5:
Africa: 6
Asia: 10
Australia and Oceania: 0
Europe: 9
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 0

Leg 6:
Africa: 7
Asia: 10
Australia and Oceania: 0
Europe: 10*
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 0

Leg 7:
Africa: 8
Asia: 8
Australia and Oceania: 0
Europe: 9
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 0

Leg 8:
Africa: 4
Asia: 10*
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 9
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 0

Leg 9:
Africa: 0
Asia: 13
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 12*
North America: 1 (TAR8)
South America: 0

Leg 10:
Africa: 1 (TAR10, Morocco)
Asia: 14*
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 8
North America: 2* (TAR8)
South America: 1 (TAR26, Peru)

Leg 11:
Africa: 0
Asia: 11
Australia and Oceania: 3
Europe: 5
North America: 6*
South America: 2

Leg 12:
Africa: 0
Asia: 2
Australia and Oceania: 3
Europe: 1 (TAR10, France, Finale)
North America: 16
South America: 0

Leg 13:
Africa: 0
Asia: 0
Australia and Oceania: 0
Europe: 0
North America: 6
South America: 0

~ ~ ~

First Legs:
Africa: 1 (TAR1, South Africa & Zambia)
Asia: 6
Australia and Oceania: 2
Europe: 5
North America: 3
South America: 9

Penultimate Legs:
Africa: 0
Asia: 11
Australia and Oceania: 3
Europe: 6
North America: 4
South America: 2

Final Legs:
Africa: 0
Asia: 0
Australia and Oceania: 2 (Hawaii)
Europe: 1 (TAR10, France)
North America: 23
South America: 0

Conclusions:
~TAR1, TAR17, and TAR25 are the only seasons in which the teams travel to a different continent from the first leg to the second leg.
~There are zero visits to South America from Legs 5 to 9.
~There are zero visits to Africa in any season's Leg 9 and 11.
~There are zero visits to Australia and Oceania from Legs 5 to 7.
~Not counting TAR8, Legs 3 to 10 have zero visits to North America.
~Obviously, there was never a single visit to Antarctica.
~There was never an African penultimate leg.
~TAR2, TAR4, and TAR11 are the only seasons to have penultimate legs in Australia and Oceania.
~TAR18 and TAR26 are the only seasons to have penultimate legs in South America.
~TAR18 and TAR22 are the only seasons to have first legs in Australia and Oceania.
~TAR1 was the only time there was an African first leg.

Please let me know if I missed anything. :)

P.S. This is probably my longest post in RFF.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on May 05, 2015, 05:35:09 PM
 Canada
Ff team is 1 st out
No MF team made finals
Both finales had ff and 2 mm teams
Both had mm winners
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Keepcopz on May 05, 2015, 11:43:21 PM

~TAR2, TAR4, and TAR10 are the only seasons to have penultimate legs in Australia and Oceania.


I think you mean 11? In Guam?

But it's amazing work! I like it. I'm quite shocked that only 18 and 26 had late south America leg. And they should do late Africa leg more.

Also, LOL at 106 legs in Asia but still manage to not visit lots of country. (Maldives,Brunei,Laos,Burma,Georgia,Armenia,etc.)  :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 07, 2015, 09:10:16 AM

~TAR2, TAR4, and TAR10 are the only seasons to have penultimate legs in Australia and Oceania.


I think you mean 11? In Guam?

But it's amazing work! I like it. I'm quite shocked that only 18 and 26 had late south America leg. And they should do late Africa leg more.

Also, LOL at 106 legs in Asia but still manage to not visit lots of country. (Maldives,Brunei,Laos,Burma,Georgia,Armenia,etc.)  :(

I expected something wrong even with tens and thousands of edits. :lol: Thank you! I will correct that. :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 08, 2015, 08:16:32 PM
So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 08, 2015, 10:31:48 PM
So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.
Flo also had five quotes.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARJr. on May 08, 2015, 10:36:20 PM
Asia: TAR14 had 8 legs straight around Asia.
Doesn't TAR count Russia as a part of Europe?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 08, 2015, 10:57:32 PM
They probably do, but we usually go by the more basic definition of the six continents, with Krasnoyarsk and Novosibirsk being in Asia.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on May 08, 2015, 11:19:11 PM

So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.

TAR3 Flo? :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 08, 2015, 11:40:05 PM
As of TAR26 Leg 11, the TAR franchise has visited approximately 1300 cities from around the world.

(I bring this up because my personal records have just hit the 1300 mark, which is by no means an exact science)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on May 09, 2015, 01:46:16 AM
So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.
Flo also had five quotes.
Also Gretchen goddess has five too <3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on May 15, 2015, 05:59:03 PM
So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.
Flo also had five quotes.
Also Gretchen goddess has five too <3
:luvya: "We've got a bad elephant! We've got a baaad elephant." :luvya:
 :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 15, 2015, 10:33:19 PM
So I think Tyler (TAR 26) is now the recipient for Most Title Quotes - 5? Previous record was Brook (TAR 17) (feel like I'm missing someone). Laura said 1 quote as well so they as a team have 6 title quotes the entire season.
Flo also had five quotes.
Also Gretchen goddess has five too <3
Flo (season 3) , Gretchen (season 7) , Tyler (season 26) all have 5

Oswald (season 11) and Brook (season 17) come close with 4 each
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on May 16, 2015, 11:05:02 AM
TAR26

- First time: 7 consecutive legs with 7 different winners (Leg 2 to 8 )
- First time (I think): All teams that came in last on a NEL were eliminated the next leg
- First time (definitely): A team missing a train because they decided to take one more selfie  :funny:
- First time: A team (Jenny and Jelani) finished 1st in the first 2 legs and finished the race without winning any more legs  :'(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Keepcopz on May 16, 2015, 08:42:25 PM

- First time (I think): All teams that came in last on a NEL were eliminated the next leg


I think 14 fit this too. And 23, if not count the TBC in leg 4. :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on May 16, 2015, 09:03:00 PM
Tyler and laura are the first blind date team to win the amazing race.
Season 26 is the first season to have 3 blind date teams in the top 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 16, 2015, 09:07:45 PM
Fun Fact:

TAR26 is the first season to have all NELs be pointless.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 16, 2015, 09:12:03 PM
Fun Fact:

TAR26 is the first season to have all NELs be pointless.
What do you mean "pointless?" When all of the NEL'd teams were eliminated the following leg? cuz that was done in TAR 14
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on May 16, 2015, 09:13:13 PM
Bergen & Kurt are the first team ever to abandon a car that isn't because of something being wrong with it (the car being a stick shift doesn't count), unless if I'm forgetting a team.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 16, 2015, 09:13:50 PM
Fun Fact:

TAR26 is the first season to have all NELs be pointless.
What do you mean "pointless?" When all of the NEL'd teams were eliminated the following leg? cuz that was done in TAR 14

Oops, I forgot to add "since TAR14" :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 16, 2015, 09:23:48 PM
If your name is Tyler, you will win the race.

Four out of Four Tylers have won the grand prize.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 20, 2015, 01:57:32 AM
The last 4 seasons had the EP used on the 8th Leg. Coincidentally, those EPs were all used on detours.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 24, 2015, 06:50:42 AM
Can somebody provide a list of countries visited by outside-US TAR franchises but not visited by the US TAR? ??? Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on May 24, 2015, 09:12:46 AM
Can somebody provide a list of countries visited by outside-US TAR franchises but not visited by the US TAR? ??? Thanks! :)
Bosnia
Colombia
Curcao, Netherlands
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Guatemala
Israel
Palestine
Venezuela
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 24, 2015, 03:19:20 PM
Can somebody provide a list of countries visited by outside-US TAR franchises but not visited by the US TAR? ??? Thanks! :)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Colombia
Curacao, Netherlands
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Guatemala
Israel
Palestine
Venezuela

and Georgia
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on May 24, 2015, 09:08:40 PM
Which TAR visited Palestine?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on May 24, 2015, 09:10:25 PM
Which TAR visited Palestine?
HaMerotz LaMillion and TAR Aus both had route markers or tasks on the Palestine side of Jerusalem.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 24, 2015, 09:34:23 PM
Are Amy & Maya the first team to both have a U-Turn against them fail and a used U-Turn fail as well in the same season? :lol: (not counting foreign editions with votes)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 25, 2015, 02:09:43 AM
Can somebody provide a list of countries visited by outside-US TAR franchises but not visited by the US TAR? ??? Thanks! :)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Colombia
Curacao, Netherlands
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Guatemala
Israel
Palestine
Venezuela

and Georgia

Alright, thank you! :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 25, 2015, 02:45:26 AM
Which TAR visited Palestine?
HaMerotz LaMillion and TAR Aus both had route markers or tasks on the Palestine side of Jerusalem.

The TAR Aus visit also went to the Qumran Caves, much deeper into the West Bank.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on June 04, 2015, 08:53:00 PM
Only half of the past 8 U-Turn uses have been successful.

Only 4 countries in the US version have hosted multiple U-Turns: China, Russia, Vietnam and Singapore, with 2 each.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARloveit on June 04, 2015, 09:32:11 PM
Only half of the past 8 U-Turn uses have been successful.

Only 4 countries in the US version have hosted multiple U-Turns: China, Russia, Vietnam and Singapore, with 2 each.
Um they're double U-Turns so of course only half of them would be successful
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on June 04, 2015, 09:51:09 PM
Successful = the team is actually behind you.
(So, Keith/Whitney U-Turning Amy/Maya would not be successful.)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on July 01, 2015, 04:05:51 AM
TARVN 3 is the only version so far outside USA ended without male teams finishing in top 3 in any leg
"Vietnamese Leg 3 curse" Team must win leg 3 to win an entire race
23 consecutive legs without M/M team win and 22 consecutive legs without M/M placed in top 3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on July 11, 2015, 08:28:28 AM
Amazing Race Asia:

Has only visited 2 countries 3 times one of them not even being in Asia, that being New Zealand the other country is Singapore.

Hasn't visited The Peoples Republic Of China. It's visited Hong Kong & Macau but not main China.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on July 24, 2015, 12:40:03 PM
Random Fact - There's only been 4 English Speaking Seasons where every Team has placed 7th or Lower: S4, S25, Oz S1, and Canada S3.

I'm still waiting on a Season where all teams place 8th or Lower.  Canada 3 can still achieve this, but there's a slim chance of it happening.  :'(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on July 27, 2015, 07:41:20 PM
in season have a non-elimination/keep on racing legs with 9 teams remain, there are likely won by same gender team or blind dating team (Huong Giang Idol said in VN season 3 that she and Criss Vo Lai didn't know each other until casting audience)
S9 (US) BJ/Tyler
S17 (US) Nat/Kat
S18 (US) Kisha/Jen
S22 (US) Bates/Anthony
S26 (US) Laura/Tyler (blind dating)
S1 (PH) LJ/CJ
S4 (AS) Richard/Richard
S2 (VN) Diep Lam Anh/Thu Hien
S3 (VN) Huong Giang Idol/Criss Vo Lai (blind dating)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on July 28, 2015, 02:22:40 AM
Kisha and Jen haven't won a leg in S18 before the finale...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on July 28, 2015, 12:44:14 PM
Kisha and Jen haven't won a leg in S18 before the finale...

This also goes for Eric & Danielle, Josh & Brent, Amy & Maya, and Tim & Tim.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: bottle on July 29, 2015, 11:00:16 AM
TAR Israel 4 is the only season to have 2 Mother/Daughter teams too I think  ???
Edited
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on July 29, 2015, 12:42:38 PM
TAR Canada is only TAR which had two Father/Daughter teams in same season and also TAR Israel 4 is the only season to have 2 Mother/Daughter teams too I think  ???

Unfinished Business had 2 Father/Daughter teams - Gary & Mallory, and Ron & Christina.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on August 07, 2015, 08:52:42 PM
TARA 2 and TAR Norge 1 is only two season when no M/F team won any legs
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on August 08, 2015, 09:05:05 PM
12% of US states make up 66% of all state visits.

Just under half (24/50) states have received visits.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on August 13, 2015, 04:54:29 PM
Could be wrong, but I think TAR Australia 2 is the only Season where the host had to go out on the course on two separate occasions to Eliminate a team - Leg 4, and Leg 11.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on August 13, 2015, 05:37:44 PM
Reasons to be eliminated (from seasons 14 to 26 actual)

Navigation - 30
Roadblock - 27
U-Turns - 16
Detour - 16
Bad Luck/Injury - 15
Active Route Info - 12
Flight - 5
Fast Forward - 2
Infringing Rules - 1

Now including TAR AUS seasons too!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on August 14, 2015, 01:14:41 AM
Could be wrong, but I think TAR Australia 2 is the only Season where the host had to go out on the course on two separate occasions to Eliminate a team - Leg 4, and Leg 11.

Coincidentally, the elimination was done right outside a car. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on August 18, 2015, 04:33:01 AM
Arguably Season 25 is the first US season where every team arrived last to the pit-stop once. (That depends if you consider Adam & Bethany being the last team to arrive to the pit-stop as they arrived in 3rd)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on September 06, 2015, 10:08:23 PM
Sticky & Sam is the only team eliminated as 7th in leg 8, this never occured in US version, even for season started with 12 teams  blahblah,
TARVN 4 is the first season has 5 NEL/KOR in first 7 legs, conversely in TARUS 3 and 4 no NEL in first 7 legs (both season started with 12 teams)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 07, 2015, 02:35:24 PM
Sticky & Sam is the only team eliminated as 7th in leg 8, this never occured in US version, even for season started with 12 teams  blahblah,

This also happened to Edison & Edison (http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Edison_%26_Edison), Mor & Lior (http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Mor_%26_Lior) and Ed & Angel (http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Ed_%26_Angel), though your statement holds true for English-language editions.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on September 18, 2015, 11:25:32 AM
Now we know the Final 3 of TAR Canada, I've discovered something.  Each Season has reached a Milestone that no other English Speaking Version has achieved.

Season 1 - First time the Final 3 consisted of all Blood Relatives. (Family Members) I'm excluding TAR 8 for obvious reasons.
Season 2 - First time the first 4 Legs were won by the same team.  Rob & Amber were close to achieving this in TAR 11, but we all know how that ended.
Season 3 - First time the Final Leg has consisted of all M/M Teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 18, 2015, 03:30:28 PM
TAR Australia and TAR Canada have both ONLY featured Male/Male winners throughout all of their seasons.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: sveped on September 18, 2015, 07:40:29 PM
TAR Australia and TAR Canada have both ONLY featured Male/Male winners throughout all of their seasons.

TAR Norge also only featured Male/Male winners. And both teams were team of brothers.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on September 18, 2015, 07:59:33 PM
TAR Asia 3 and TAR Australia 1 is the only two English speaking seasons outside USA have 5 consecutive elimination legs, accidentally, both have a leg in Vietnam
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on September 18, 2015, 08:08:56 PM
Based on seasons 18-26
A FF team has not placed 10th
A MM team has not placed 3rd

5,6,10,11 slots in the intro never had a winner.
Season 26 intro gave us the elimination from 5th to 1st.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on September 22, 2015, 09:45:55 PM
in vietnamese version no all male teams have ever gone abroad (Season 1 have no foreign leg, in season 2 and 3, all male team had been eliminated before the race had a foreign one(s)
but many team in other versions went to Vietnam for their legs
Season 3 (US) Ken & Gerard, Derek & Drew
Season 10 (US) Tom & Terry, Erwin & Godwin, Tyler & James
Season 15 (US) Flight Time & Big Easy, Sam & Dan, Zev & Justin, Gary & Matt
Season 22 (US) Dave & Connor, Bates & Anthony
Saeson 1 (AU) Jeff & Luke, Matt & Tom, Mo & Most, Tyler & Nathan
Season 3 (AS) Isaac & William, Vince & Sam, Niroo & Kapil

Season 1 (IS) Maor & Asher, Guy & Shay
Season 1 (NO) Frank & Ivar, Karim & Khabat, Morten & Tuls
This curse was broken in VN season 4 when Lincoln & Chi Thanh had a leg in Luang Prabang, Laos
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on September 26, 2015, 08:07:23 AM
I'll cover it since it's TAR27:
Show content
Tanner & Josh: Last on SLT, 1st on Pit Stop
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on October 11, 2015, 05:39:04 AM
Not so interesting fact:

The Amazing Race is a TV show with most facepalms made, by racers. Other shows is too few. TAR has roughly 200-400 facepalms seen in all TAR seasons. :lol:

I may be wrong.  :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on October 12, 2015, 05:10:25 AM
TAR 21
7 teams on the first flight were not the same with 7 teams who completed rappel down the 10-story Colorado Street Bridge task
No self-driving car leg(s) occured until F4
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on October 22, 2015, 03:20:42 AM
1. As of TAR27 Leg 4, all countries starting with the letter Z (Zambia and Zimbabwe) have been visited in the US version! This is the 2nd letter where all countries have been visited, after the letter O, which only had 1 country, Oman. :cheer:

Just 1 more for the following letters...

F - Fiji (Finland and France visited)
J - Jordan (Jamaica and Japan visited)
Q - Qatar (There are no other countries starting with Q. Q is one of 2 letters which 0% of countries have been visited.)
R - Rwanda (Russia and Romania visited)
Y - Yemen (There are no other countries starting with Y. Yemen is just too dangerous to be visited.)


2. If you arrange all UN member states in alphabetical order, the first 6 countries have yet to be visited in the US version. They are Afghanistan (0% chance), Albania, Algeria (nearly 0% chance), Andorra, Angola and Antigua and Barbuda. Of all countries visited, Argentina is the first.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on November 07, 2015, 07:45:22 PM
TAR U.S. only
A successful U-Turn (U-Turning a team behind you) will eliminate a team on Legs 1, 4, 9, and 10.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on November 18, 2015, 08:03:43 PM
TAR 14 is the only season in US version has three different all female teams won a leg, TARVN1 is the only season in history has 5 MM teams win the leg
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on November 21, 2015, 08:18:44 AM
In the US Version, Season 27 marks only the 2nd time that 6 Teams made it to Leg 9, and held the 6th Place Elimination.

The only other Seasons to have 6 Teams reach Leg 9 are TAR Aus 2, & Asia 2 (Although I don't really count this as their were 13 Legs)

TAR Aus 2 is also the only Season to have 7 Teams Race in Leg 8.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on November 21, 2015, 11:53:01 AM
In the US Version, Season 27 marks only the 2nd time that 6 Teams made it to Leg 9, and held the 6th Place Elimination.

The only other Seasons to have 6 Teams reach Leg 9 are TAR Aus 2, & Asia 2 (Although I don't really count this as their were 13 Legs)

TAR Aus 2 is also the only Season to have 7 Teams Race in Leg 8.

I actually love the fact that these seasons have more teams that late in the race. :conf: TAR should do this more often. :hoot:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on November 22, 2015, 12:02:59 AM
Based on seasons 18-26
A FF team has not placed 10th
A MM team has not placed 3rd

5,6,10,11 slots in the intro never had a winner.
Season 26 intro gave us the elimination from 5th to 1st.
Slot 11 is TK and Rachel I believe
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on November 22, 2015, 12:18:35 AM
Based on seasons 18-26
A FF team has not placed 10th
A MM team has not placed 3rd

5,6,10,11 slots in the intro never had a winner.
Season 26 intro gave us the elimination from 5th to 1st.
Slot 11 is TK and Rachel I believe

Yup!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on November 23, 2015, 02:38:39 AM
In the US Version, Season 27 marks only the 2nd time that 6 Teams made it to Leg 9, and held the 6th Place Elimination.

The only other Seasons to have 6 Teams reach Leg 9 are TAR Aus 2, & Asia 2 (Although I don't really count this as their were 13 Legs)

TAR Aus 2 is also the only Season to have 7 Teams Race in Leg 8.

I actually love the fact that these seasons have more teams that late in the race. :conf: TAR should do this more often. :hoot:
Both TAR Aus 2 & Asia 2 had Final 3 Combination of 2 M/M & 1 F/F, and the MM dominant teams (Paul & Steve, Marc & Rovilson) not win a race
No season ever in all franchises has had Final 3 Combination of 2 F/F & 1 M/M, it would almost occur in TAR Asia 4 if Sunaina & Dimple didn't lose a navigation in leg 8, in this case Hussein & Natasha ousted in Australia, then Ethan & Khaire went home in Indonesia, F3 cointained Richards, and two among of Claire & Michelle, Jess & Lani or Dimple & Sunaina
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on November 23, 2015, 02:45:41 PM
Um, I think you have some figures backwards there, toanglobal... Adrian & Collin and Shane & Andrew aren't females.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude on November 23, 2015, 02:54:59 PM
In the US Version, Season 27 marks only the 2nd time that 6 Teams made it to Leg 9, and held the 6th Place Elimination.

The only other Seasons to have 6 Teams reach Leg 9 are TAR Aus 2, & Asia 2 (Although I don't really count this as their were 13 Legs)

TAR Aus 2 is also the only Season to have 7 Teams Race in Leg 8.

Season 18 had 6 teams make it to Leg 9 :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on November 23, 2015, 06:23:40 PM
Um, I think you have some figures backwards there, toanglobal... Adrian & Collin and Shane & Andrew aren't females.
:lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on November 24, 2015, 02:28:44 AM
Um, I think you have some figures backwards there, toanglobal... Adrian & Collin and Shane & Andrew aren't females.
I'm sorry, I have a mistake in typing
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on November 25, 2015, 06:25:37 AM
In the US Version, Season 27 marks only the 2nd time that 6 Teams made it to Leg 9, and held the 6th Place Elimination.

The only other Seasons to have 6 Teams reach Leg 9 are TAR Aus 2, & Asia 2 (Although I don't really count this as their were 13 Legs)

TAR Aus 2 is also the only Season to have 7 Teams Race in Leg 8.

Season 18 had 6 teams make it to Leg 9 :)

That was the first time it happened, and I actually like TAR18 for that! :conf:

I need a 3rd time for phenomena like this. :hoot:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on November 25, 2015, 06:32:28 AM
This is off-topic but I actually appreciate less teams later on in the Race especially in regards to modern TAR editing :x

This is to help really sell the teams in it, there's a reason why the TAR25/TAR22 Final Five is one of my favorites ever!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on November 25, 2015, 02:01:56 PM
The following chart shows the number of Fast Forwards per leg.

Leg       # of FFs       # of FFs excluding seasons 1-4
151
240
340
473
5106
6106
784
884
984
1073
1140
1200
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on November 25, 2015, 02:07:11 PM
The following chart shows the number of U-Turns per leg.

Leg       # of U-Turns
11
20*
33
43
55
60
71
86
97
103
111**
120

* This doesn't include the TAR 18 Automatic U-Turn penalty.
** TAR 14's second China leg (leg 10b) is counted as leg 11 here.
This is up-to-date for TAR 27 leg 9.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 01, 2015, 06:49:42 AM
Jaime & Cara is the first all females team ever who never checked in pitstop or finish line at last place in a season (S14), but this status were broken in S18 leg 5
Claire & Michelle is the only all females team so far who never checked in pitstop or finish line at either last place or first place in a season (Asia 4)
http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Claire_%26_Michelle
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on December 04, 2015, 08:29:15 PM
Jaime & Cara is the first all females team ever who never checked in pitstop or finish line at last place in a season (S14), but this status were broken in S18 leg 5
Claire & Michelle is the only all females team so far who never checked in pitstop or finish line at either last place or first place in a season (Asia 4)
http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Claire_%26_Michelle
S11 with Dustin & Kandice was earlier. :tup:
Never thought of this stat though. Very interesting!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 04, 2015, 11:51:20 PM
This current season of the American race has visited four of the five foreign countries visited on the Canadian race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 07, 2015, 07:23:47 AM
F3 Team Division: (F4 elimination not counted for 25/26 and TAR8 not counted)

M/F + 2 M/M: TAR1/4/9/16
M/F + 2 F/F: TAR11/17
F/F + 2 M/F: TAR14/25
M/M + 2 M/F: TAR2/3/12/13/15/20/21
3 M/F: TAR5/6/7/19/23/26/27
F/F + M/F + M/M: TAR10/18/22/24

Very interesting to see that TAR6 + 7 would have a purely all Male/Female Final Three and history would repeat itself 20 seasons later consecutively as well :lol: (It would have been three too if Amy/Maya got eliminated on 25 lolol)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 07, 2015, 07:26:02 AM
The following chart shows the number of U-Turns per leg.

Leg       # of U-Turns
11
20*
33
43
55
60
71
86
97
103
111**
120

* This doesn't include the TAR 18 Automatic U-Turn penalty.
** TAR 14's second China leg (leg 10b) is counted as leg 11 here.
This is up-to-date for TAR 27 leg 9.

This is definitely interesting, I would not be opposed to a Leg 6 U-Turn popping out soon with nine teams left (three NELs all burned early in the Race)!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 07, 2015, 07:47:11 AM
F3 Team Division: (F4 elimination not counted for 25/26 and TAR8 not counted)

M/F + 2 M/M: TAR1/3/4/9/16
M/F + 2 F/F: TAR11/17
F/F + 2 M/F: TAR14/25
M/M + 2 M/F: TAR2/12/13/15/20/21/22
3 M/F: TAR5/6/7/19/23/26/27
F/F + M/F + M/M: TAR10/18/22/24

Very interesting to see that TAR6 + 7 would have a purely all Male/Female Final Three and history would repeat itself 20 seasons later consecutively as well :lol: (It would have been three too if Amy/Maya got eliminated on 25 lolol)

Wait, TAR 22 did have Max & Katie, Mona & Beth, and Bates & Anthony. So, TAR 22 F3 is M/F + F/F + M/M. Not M/M + M/F.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 07, 2015, 07:47:51 AM
F3 Team Division: (F4 elimination not counted for 25/26 and TAR8 not counted)

M/F + 2 M/M: TAR1/3/4/9/16
M/F + 2 F/F: TAR11/17
F/F + 2 M/F: TAR14/25
M/M + 2 M/F: TAR2/12/13/15/20/21/22
3 M/F: TAR5/6/7/19/23/26/27
F/F + M/F + M/M: TAR10/18/24

Very interesting to see that TAR6 + 7 would have a purely all Male/Female Final Three and history would repeat itself 20 seasons later consecutively as well :lol: (It would have been three too if Amy/Maya got eliminated on 25 lolol)
Do you consider Flo or Teri a man  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on December 07, 2015, 07:55:41 AM
@ both posts above oops :lol:

edited!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 07, 2015, 09:43:59 PM
F3 Team Division: (F4 elimination not counted for 25/26 and TAR8 not counted)

M/F + 2 M/M: TAR1/4/9/16
M/F + 2 F/F: TAR11/17
F/F + 2 M/F: TAR14/25
M/M + 2 M/F: TAR2/3/12/13/15/20/21
3 M/F: TAR5/6/7/19/23/26/27
F/F + M/F + M/M: TAR10/18/22/24

Very interesting to see that TAR6 + 7 would have a purely all Male/Female Final Three and history would repeat itself 20 seasons later consecutively as well :lol: (It would have been three too if Amy/Maya got eliminated on 25 lolol)
No final 3 with 2 M/M + 1 F/F in American versions, but it occured in Asia 2, Australia 1, 2 and Canada 1, 2 and four of them (except Australia 1) the dominant teams not win the final legs(Marc/Rovilson, Paul/Steve, Jody/Cory and Natalie/Meaghan
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: naejae91 on December 07, 2015, 10:11:36 PM
When will TARUS gonna have first ever no M/F teams in the F3?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 07, 2015, 11:01:12 PM
F3 Team Division: (F4 elimination not counted for 25/26 and TAR8 not counted)

M/F + 2 M/M: TAR1/4/9/16
M/F + 2 F/F: TAR11/17
F/F + 2 M/F: TAR14/25
M/M + 2 M/F: TAR2/3/12/13/15/20/21
3 M/F: TAR5/6/7/19/23/26/27
F/F + M/F + M/M: TAR10/18/22/24

Very interesting to see that TAR6 + 7 would have a purely all Male/Female Final Three and history would repeat itself 20 seasons later consecutively as well :lol: (It would have been three too if Amy/Maya got eliminated on 25 lolol)
No final 3 with 2 M/M + 1 F/F in American versions, but it occured in Asia 2, Australia 1, 2 and Canada 1, 2 and four of them (except Australia 1) the dominant teams not win the final legs(Marc/Rovilson, Paul/Steve, Jody/Cory and Natalie/Meaghan

And no Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on December 07, 2015, 11:52:20 PM
And no Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M.

Did a Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M in other international versions before?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 08, 2015, 04:14:41 PM
And no Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M.

Did a Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M in other international versions before?

Nope.

In fact, the only international version with 2 F/F/ is Israel 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on December 08, 2015, 04:39:55 PM
re: elims - 21 would be M/F + 2 M/M (I know it doesn't FEEL like it with the twins yelling throughout half of the final but Lexi was the last woman standing <3)

Also funny quirk for this season:

- F8 NEL: Tiffany & Krista (other F/F team eliminated instead)
- F7 NEL: Denise & James Earl (other M/F team eliminated instead)
- F6 NEL: Tanner & Josh
- F6 Boot: Tanner & Josh
- F5 Boot: Denise & James Earl
- F4 Boot: Tiffany & Krista

so symmetrical  :luvya:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 08, 2015, 08:01:18 PM
re: elims - 21 would be M/F + 2 M/M (I know it doesn't FEEL like it with the twins yelling throughout half of the final but Lexi was the last woman standing <3)

Also funny quirk for this season:

- F8 NEL: Tiffany & Krista (other F/F team eliminated instead)
- F7 NEL: Denise & James Earl (other M/F team eliminated instead)
- F6 NEL: Tanner & Josh
- F6 Boot: Tanner & Josh
- F5 Boot: Denise & James Earl
- F4 Boot: Tiffany & Krista

so symmetrical  :luvya:
TAR 21 teams finished 2, 3, 5, 6 in first leg is the also the 2, 3, 5, 6 team to boot and all of them had a transport problem in their elimination legs
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 09, 2015, 12:05:58 AM
As noted in the Ranking the Teams thread, we had a very unusual pattern emerge beginning with leg 5 through 11; starting with leg 5, the average placement order of the remaining teams after each leg did not change; in fact, no matter the order of finish, the average placements of the final three teams won't change.

I started computing trends during the season around TAR 10 or so, and this is the first time I've ever seen this particular pattern. It's that unusual.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 09, 2015, 12:19:10 AM
As noted in the Ranking the Teams thread, we had a very unusual pattern emerge beginning with leg 5 through 11; starting with leg 5, the average placement order of the remaining teams after each leg did not change; in fact, no matter the order of finish, the average placements of the final three teams won't change.

I started computing trends during the season around TAR 10 or so, and this is the first time I've ever seen this particular pattern. It's that unusual.
I think the only changed throughout the season is Tanner&Josh's fall?
Others do not change that much in their relative position
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 09, 2015, 01:19:29 PM
I'm referring to the order of the teams by placement average; Josh and Tanner were eliminated the leg Team Green caught up to them in the numerical placement averages. In my trends analysis I drop teams off as of the leg they are eliminated.

But as I noted, this was a freaky occurrence, and if I were to go back all the way to season one and recreate those earlier seasons, I doubt we'd see anything similar from those seasons as well.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 11, 2015, 08:04:59 PM
Do Kelsey & Joey hold the record for most legs raced without ever dropping a placement? (9)

Nope, Lucy & Emilia of TAR Aus 2 have 10 :lol:

But USA though?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 11, 2015, 08:11:34 PM
Out of the three seasons with a team with AT LEAST seven 1st place finishes, TAR 27 has the Leg winners.

TAR 13: 3 teams came in 1st
TAR 15: 4 teams came in 1st
TAR 20: 3 teams came in 1st
TAR 27: 5 teams came in 1st

Justin & Diana are the only team with seven 1st place finishes that did NOT win the Race.

(U.S. only)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on December 11, 2015, 09:02:51 PM
and Kelsey and Joey, per Phil, have the most second place finishes (and consecutive) ever. Don't know about the international/regional editions, but clearly set the record for the mothership.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 11, 2015, 09:05:16 PM
and Kelsey and Joey, per Phil, have the most second place finishes (and consecutive) ever. Don't know about the international/regional editions, but clearly set the record for the mothership.
They have the most consecutive second place record only
Jason & Amy have six second places
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on December 12, 2015, 03:20:15 AM
When will TARUS gonna have first ever no M/F teams in the F3?

Only if they cast very few M/F teams and/or the M/F teams all seem slow/incompetent, which is unlikely.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on December 12, 2015, 07:53:05 PM
Record updated after season 27 :

Kelsey & Joey
- tied with Andrew & Dan (S13) for holding the record for most consecutive legs without dropping a place (9 legs) (Leg 4 - 12)
- Most consecutive second place finishes (5 Legs) (Leg 7 - 11)
- The fifth team to win the Final Leg despite not winning any previous leg
- one of the teams that never come in last on any leg nor the finish line

Justin & Diana
- one of the teams that never come in last on any leg nor the finish line
- Most consecutive first place finishes (5 legs) (Leg 6 - 10)
- the only team winning at least 7 legs but not winning the race

Logan & Chris
- First ever team to overcome a single u-turn

Tanner & Josh
- Tied with Abbie & Ryan (S21) for holding the record for most consecutive legs without improvement on placement (7 legs) (Leg 3 - 9)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on December 12, 2015, 08:54:34 PM
Tanner & Josh
- Tied with Abbie & Ryan (S21) for holding the record for most consecutive legs without improvement on placement (7 legs) (Leg 3 - 9)

Coincidentally, both teams were eliminated on Leg 9, and they also won Legs 1 and 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 13, 2015, 06:03:39 AM
When will TARUS gonna have first ever no M/F teams in the F3?

Only if they cast very few M/F teams and/or the M/F teams all seem slow/incompetent, which is unlikely.
The amazing race Brazil has 4 M/M, 5 F/F and only 2 M/F teams but has a final with 1 M/M, 1 F/F and 1 M/F
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 13, 2015, 06:55:53 AM
When will TARUS gonna have first ever no M/F teams in the F3?

Only if they cast very few M/F teams and/or the M/F teams all seem slow/incompetent, which is unlikely.
The amazing race Brazil has 4 M/M, 5 F/F and only 2 F/F teams but has a final with 1 M/M, 1 F/F and 1 M/F

Correction:

4 M/M, 5 F/F and 2 M/F

That season (TAR: A Corrida Millionaria) is where one F/F team is robbed at gunpoint at a stoplight at Fortaleza?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on December 13, 2015, 07:38:37 AM
When will TARUS gonna have first ever no M/F teams in the F3?

Only if they cast very few M/F teams and/or the M/F teams all seem slow/incompetent, which is unlikely.
The amazing race Brazil has 4 M/M, 5 F/F and only 2 F/F teams but has a final with 1 M/M, 1 F/F and 1 M/F

Correction:

4 M/M, 5 F/F and 2 M/F

That season (TAR: A Corrida Millionaria) is where one F/F team is robbed at gunpoint at a stoplight at Fortaleza?

Yes.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 15, 2015, 09:21:23 AM
Teams who have (officially) visited the most countries:
1. Flight Time & Big Easy (19)
1. Dustin & Kandice (19)
2. Jet & Cord (18)
3. Teri & Ian (17)
4. Oswald & Danny (16)
4. Leo & Jamal (16)
4. Brendon & Rachel (16)
5. Joe & Bill (15)
5. Uchenna & Joyce (15)
5. Gary & Mallory (15)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 15, 2015, 10:49:16 AM
Teams who have (officially) visited the most countries:
1. Flight Time & Big Easy (19)
1. Dustin & Kandice (19)
2. Jet & Cord (18)
3. Teri & Ian (17)
4. Oswald & Danny (16)
4. Leo & Jamal (16)
4. Brendon & Rachel (16)
5. Joe & Bill (15)
5. Uchenna & Joyce (15)
5. Gary & Mallory (15)

You could increase them with trip prizes.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 16, 2015, 05:26:19 PM
Total Number of Legs Won by the Final 3 *since Season 18*:
Season 18: 06/12 legs (50.0%)
Season 19: 06/12 legs (50.0%)
Season 20: 11/12 legs (91.7%)
Season 21: 06/12 legs (50.0%)
Season 22: 08/12 legs (66.7%)
Season 23: 08/12 legs (66.7%)
Season 24: 09/12 legs (75.0%)
Season 25: 09/12 legs (75.0%)
Season 26: 08/12 legs (66.7%)
Season 27: 09/12 legs (75.0%)

How many teams in the Final 3 won a leg? *since Season 18*:
Season 18: 3/3 teams
Season 19: 3/3 teams
Season 20: 2/3 teams
Season 21: 3/3 teams
Season 22: 2/3 teams
Season 23: 3/3 teams
Season 24: 2/3 teams
Season 25: 3/3 teams
Season 26: 3/3 teams
Season 27: 3/3 teams (still :lol: @ Logan & Chris actually having won a leg)

A record 5 of the 11 teams in the Season 22 cast have all experienced racing in the Final 3.

The reason all of this data starts at Season 18 is because of the limited Fast Forwards and mainly because I don't know what counts as one or two legs in the early seasons.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on December 16, 2015, 05:34:58 PM
There have been 84 NEL's through the past 27 seasons (this excludes all fake Pit Stops in which the "leg was not over;" however it does include the legs with no rest period beginning in TAR 18).

0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 12 teams remaining.
3 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining (15, 18, 19).
0 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 10 teams remaining.
4 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining (17, 18, 22, 26).
8 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining (6, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27).
11 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining (5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 27).
15 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining (1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27).
16 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining (1, 2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 24).
21 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11[x2], 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 21, 23, 25[x2], 26).
6 NEL's have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining (1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9).

Digging deeper into the NEL's..

Out of the 3 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 11 teams remaining, 3/3 were survived.
Out of the 4 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 9 teams remaining, 3/4 were survived (all except 26).
Out of the 8 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 8 teams remaining, 6/8 were survived (16, 20, 23, 24).
Out of the 11 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 7 teams remaining, 10/11 were survived (all except 14).
Out of the 15 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 6 teams remaining, 6/15 were survived (2, 6, 8, 13, 16, 18).
Out of the 16 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 5 teams remaining, 10/16 were survived (2, 3[x2], 4, 5[x2], 8, 9, 22, 24)
Out of the 21 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 4 teams remaining, 13/21 were survived (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11[x1], 12, 13, 15, 25[x2]).
Out of the 6 NEL's that have occurred on a leg with 3 teams remaining, 3/6 have eventually won the Race. (2, 3, 7).

Seasons where all NEL's were survived: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13, 18, 22, 24
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on January 07, 2016, 07:36:32 PM
The amazing race Australia and the amazing race Vietnam are the only versions which had the Double Legs in all season (For Australia, it always occured in leg 7), Conversely the amazing race Brazil had no double legs
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on January 08, 2016, 09:32:47 AM
The amazing race Australia and the amazing race Vietnam are the only versions which had the Double Legs in all season (For Australia, it always occured in leg 7), Conversely the amazing race Brazil had no double legs

Hmmm... ??? I wonder if it's coincidence or intentional. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on January 10, 2016, 06:33:44 PM
Of the 12 US seasons that have visited South America, 8 have also visited Africa. (Only seasons 9, 13, 18, and 23 visited SA and not Africa.)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on February 02, 2016, 11:11:58 PM
Random: The proposed Keystone Pipeline would run from Alberta to Texas, just like the TAR 5 finale.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 05, 2016, 04:23:32 AM
And no Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M.

Did a Final 3 with 2 F/F and 1 M/M in other international versions before?
It didn't occur in Amazing race franchise but already occured in Pekin Express 10 (All-star version)
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A9kin_Express_:_%C3%80_la_d%C3%A9couverte_des_mondes_inconnus
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 06, 2016, 08:14:00 PM
First leg and number of teams remaining with self-driving car legs (excluding drive to LAX)
S27 N/A
S26 Leg 5 with 8 teams remaining in Germany
S25 Leg 3 with 9 teams remaining in Scotland, UK
S24 Leg 8 in Italy with 6 teams remaining
S23 Leg 4 in Norway with 8 teams remaining
S22 Leg 3 in New Zealand with 9 teams remaining
S21 Leg 10 in Spain with 4 teams remaining
S20 Leg 1 in Argentina with 11 teams remaining
S19 Leg 8 in Denmark with 6 teams remaining
S18 Leg 2 in Australia with 11 teams remaining
S17 Leg 4 in Sweden with 9 teams remaining
S16 and earlier I don't watch it!
Abbie & Ryan is the team who completed most legs without driving yourself

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on February 07, 2016, 11:39:49 PM
First leg and number of teams remaining with self-driving car legs (excluding drive to LAX)
S27 N/A
S26 Leg 5 with 8 teams remaining in Germany
S25 Leg 3 with 9 teams remaining in Scotland, UK
S24 Leg 8 in Italy with 6 teams remaining
S23 Leg 4 in Norway with 8 teams remaining
S22 Leg 3 in New Zealand with 9 teams remaining
S21 Leg 10 in Spain with 4 teams remaining
S20 Leg 1 in Argentina with 11 teams remaining
S19 Leg 8 in Denmark with 6 teams remaining
S18 Leg 2 in Australia with 11 teams remaining
S17 Leg 4 in Sweden with 9 teams remaining
S16 and earlier I don't watch it!
Abbie & Ryan is the team who completed most legs without driving yourself

 :(

- 16.02 (Chile / 10 teams remain)
- 15.05 (UAE / 8 teams remain)
- 14.02 (Germany & Austria / 10 teams remain)
- 13.04 (New Zealand / 8 teams remain)
- 12.01 (Ireland / 11 teams remain)
- 11.01 (Ecuador / 11 teams remain)
- 10.02 (Mongolia / 10 teams remain)
- 9.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)*
- 8.01 (Pennsylvania, US / 10 teams remain)**
- 7.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 6.01 (Iceland / 11 teams remain)
- 5.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 4.04 (France / 9 teams remain)
- 3.01 (Mexico / 12 teams remain)
- 2.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)
- 1.01 (Zambia / 11 teams remain)

* fun fact: if we count drives from Pit Start to airport then every leg of TAR 9 has self driving.
** to be fair all but three legs were self-driving

Also 17 should be leg 1 since teams drove themselves in England.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 08, 2016, 03:14:43 AM
First leg and number of teams remaining with self-driving car legs (excluding drive to LAX)
S27 N/A
S26 Leg 5 with 8 teams remaining in Germany
S25 Leg 3 with 9 teams remaining in Scotland, UK
S24 Leg 8 in Italy with 6 teams remaining
S23 Leg 4 in Norway with 8 teams remaining
S22 Leg 3 in New Zealand with 9 teams remaining
S21 Leg 10 in Spain with 4 teams remaining
S20 Leg 1 in Argentina with 11 teams remaining
S19 Leg 8 in Denmark with 6 teams remaining
S18 Leg 2 in Australia with 11 teams remaining
S17 Leg 4 in Sweden with 9 teams remaining
S16 and earlier I don't watch it!
Abbie & Ryan is the team who completed most legs without driving yourself

 :(

- 16.02 (Chile / 10 teams remain)
- 15.05 (UAE / 8 teams remain)
- 14.02 (Germany & Austria / 10 teams remain)
- 13.04 (New Zealand / 8 teams remain)
- 12.01 (Ireland / 11 teams remain)
- 11.01 (Ecuador / 11 teams remain)
- 10.02 (Mongolia / 10 teams remain)
- 9.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)*
- 8.01 (Pennsylvania, US / 10 teams remain)**
- 7.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 6.01 (Iceland / 11 teams remain)
- 5.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 4.04 (France / 9 teams remain)
- 3.01 (Mexico / 12 teams remain)
- 2.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)
- 1.01 (Zambia / 11 teams remain)

* fun fact: if we count drives from Pit Start to airport then every leg of TAR 9 has self driving.
** to be fair all but three legs were self-driving

Also 17 should be leg 1 since teams drove themselves in England.
Both Malaysian legs in the amazing race asia allowed teams to drive themselves while both Malaysian ones of TAR All-Star 2 wasn't and this is the reason which led to Youtube's cab drama and booted them
I'm very disapointed because all legs in Russia of TAR 17 and TAR 21 and Turkish leg of S21 weren't self-driving
If Honda or Suzuki or Toyota were one of the sponsors of the amazing race US after season 17,We might have a self-driving legs in Japan in TAR 18, 20, 23 and 26
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on February 08, 2016, 04:05:18 AM
First leg and number of teams remaining with self-driving car legs (excluding drive to LAX)
S27 N/A
S26 Leg 5 with 8 teams remaining in Germany
S25 Leg 3 with 9 teams remaining in Scotland, UK
S24 Leg 8 in Italy with 6 teams remaining
S23 Leg 4 in Norway with 8 teams remaining
S22 Leg 3 in New Zealand with 9 teams remaining
S21 Leg 10 in Spain with 4 teams remaining
S20 Leg 1 in Argentina with 11 teams remaining
S19 Leg 8 in Denmark with 6 teams remaining
S18 Leg 2 in Australia with 11 teams remaining
S17 Leg 4 in Sweden with 9 teams remaining
S16 and earlier I don't watch it!
Abbie & Ryan is the team who completed most legs without driving yourself

 :(

- 16.02 (Chile / 10 teams remain)
- 15.05 (UAE / 8 teams remain)
- 14.02 (Germany & Austria / 10 teams remain)
- 13.04 (New Zealand / 8 teams remain)
- 12.01 (Ireland / 11 teams remain)
- 11.01 (Ecuador / 11 teams remain)
- 10.02 (Mongolia / 10 teams remain)
- 9.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)*
- 8.01 (Pennsylvania, US / 10 teams remain)**
- 7.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 6.01 (Iceland / 11 teams remain)
- 5.03 (Argentina / 9 teams remain)
- 4.04 (France / 9 teams remain)
- 3.01 (Mexico / 12 teams remain)
- 2.02 (Brazil / 10 teams remain)
- 1.01 (Zambia / 11 teams remain)

* fun fact: if we count drives from Pit Start to airport then every leg of TAR 9 has self driving.
** to be fair all but three legs were self-driving

Also 17 should be leg 1 since teams drove themselves in England.
Both Malaysian legs in the amazing race asia allowed teams to drive themselves while both Malaysian ones of TAR All-Star 2 wasn't and this is the reason which led to Youtube's cab drama and booted them
I'm very disapointed because all legs in Russia of TAR 17 and TAR 21 and Turkish leg of S21 weren't self-driving
If Honda or Suzuki or Toyota were one of the sponsors of the amazing race US after season 17,We might have a self-driving legs in Japan in TAR 18, 20, 23 and 26
Tokyo leg in UB did involve self-driving
Remember Jamie & Cara's car accident with the local Japanese man?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 26, 2016, 09:50:25 PM
TAR US 14, TAR Brazil and TAR Israel are the only seasons with 3 F/F teams win a leg
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on February 27, 2016, 10:27:41 AM
The teams who placed in the Top 3 of TAR 27 Leg 1 didn't make it to the Final 5.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: JohnYiu on March 01, 2016, 09:45:25 PM
The teams who placed in the Top 3 of TAR 27 Leg 1 didn't make it to the Final 5.
The teams who placed in the Top 4 of TAR 27 Leg 1 didn't make it to the Final 4. :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: JohnYiu on March 01, 2016, 10:35:36 PM
If your name is Tyler, you will win the race.

Four out of Four Tylers have won the grand prize.
is the Tyler in S28 gonna win the race too? :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on March 03, 2016, 09:18:13 AM
The teams who placed in the Top 3 of TAR 27 Leg 1 didn't make it to the Final 5.
The teams who placed in the Top 4 of TAR 27 Leg 1 didn't make it to the Final 4. :funny: :funny:
:funny: :funny: :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Theo on March 05, 2016, 12:09:46 AM
Just like Tyler curse, we have Brittany curse since two contestants named Brittany all finish in 9th. (21 and 28)

And also France joins the elite club of countries that are visited for three consecutive seasons after India (12, 13, 14), China (16, 17, 18), Indonesia (21, 22, 23), aside from USA, of course.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on March 16, 2016, 08:42:22 PM
Some notable curse still unbroken
1)For Vietnamese versions, team won a leg 3 also won a final legs and all of them win at least 4 legs
2)If teams have racers name Jonathan, they would win a race or got 9th place curse (real name of Bates is Jonathan Bates Battaglia and first non-elimination legs of these season happened in leg 3 (Season 17, 22 and 26)
3)Team win 5 consecutive legs not win a race (Justin & Diana for TAR 27, Paul & Steve for TAR Australia 2 and Kiwi & Hoang Duong for TAR Vietnam 3)
4)TAR Canada, Australia and Norway only win by all males teams, conversely no MM team win TAR France, Ukraine, China, Israel and Phillipines
5)TAR Vietnam only needs three seasons to produce all types of team win a race, (US need 17 season)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on March 16, 2016, 09:49:41 PM
Some notable curse still unbroken
1)For Vietnamese versions, team won a leg 3 also won a final legs and all of them win at least 4 legs
2)If teams have racers name Jonathan, they would win a race or got 9th place curse (real name of Bates is Jonathan Bates Battaglia and first non-elimination legs of these season happened in leg 3 (Season 17, 22 and 26)
3)Team win 5 consecutive legs not win a race (Justin & Diana for TAR 27, Paul & Steve for TAR Australia 2 and Kiwi & Hoang Duong for TAR Vietnam 3)
4)TAR Canada, Australia and Norway only win by all males teams, conversely no MM team win TAR France, Ukraine, China, Israel and Phillipines
5)TAR Vietnam only needs three seasons to produce all types of team win a race, (US need 17 season)

What's about Jonathan & Victoria from TAR 6?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 16, 2016, 10:20:03 PM
TAR 28 is the first season since TAR 21 to have 4 eliminations in a row without a NEL in between.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on March 25, 2016, 10:56:00 PM
Season 28 is the second American season to have none of the first four eliminated teams to ever finish in the top 3 placements on a leg. Season 20 was the first
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on March 25, 2016, 11:20:10 PM
And 28 is the first since 19 to have a NEL on Leg 1.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on March 26, 2016, 01:42:22 AM
For instance, the largest gap of straight ELs were seven (7): TAR 3 and TAR 4.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 01, 2016, 08:57:58 PM
Biggest drop from 1st:
Green indicates Fast Forward.
TAR01: 1st to 9th
TAR02: 1st to 6th
TAR03: 1st to 6th
TAR04: 1st to 11th (last)
TAR05: 1st to 10th (last)
TAR06: 1st to 6th
TAR07: 1st to 7th (last)
TAR08: 1st to 5th
TAR09: 1st to 5th (last)
TAR10: 1st to 7th (last)
TAR11: 1st to 8th (last)
TAR12: 1st to 8th
TAR13: 1st to 6th
TAR14: 1st to 8th
TAR15: 1st to 6th
TAR16: 1st to 6th (last)
TAR17: 1st to 9th (last)
TAR18: 1st to 9th
TAR19: 1st to 7th (last)
TAR20: 1st to 6th
TAR21: 1st to 6th
TAR22: 1st to 8th (last)
TAR23: 1st to 9th
TAR24: 1st to 8th
TAR25: 1st to 8th (last)
TAR26: 1st to 8th (last)
TAR27: 1st to 7th (last)
TAR28: 1st to 6th
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 09, 2016, 11:51:03 PM
Season 28 was the first season of the American version where none of the first 5 teams eliminated ever finished in the top 3 placings of a leg. The previous record was Season 20, with he first 4 eliminated teams not placing in the top 3 of a leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 14, 2016, 09:17:06 PM
Double legs distribution by types of season
Season 4n 8 (x2), 28
Season 4n+1 9, 25
Season 4n+2 6, 10, 14, 18 (x2), 22, 26
Season 4n+3 7, 19, 23, 27 (x2)
Since the introduction of double legs in leg 6 for avoiding a Hungary's begging law, for every singly even numbered season, they always have double leg(s) in their respective seasons
Singly even number is number which is divisible by two but not by four
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 15, 2016, 07:49:12 AM
What do you mean? ???
There were no double legs in TAR12/16/20
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 16, 2016, 03:37:49 PM
What do you mean? ???
There were no double legs in TAR12/16/20

12: Burkina Faso
16: Chile, France & China
20: Argentina, Tanazania & India
Unless you mean something else?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 16, 2016, 04:01:48 PM
I thought toanglobal was talking about KOR legs, but I'm just really confused by his listing in general..
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 16, 2016, 06:55:42 PM
I thought toanglobal was talking about KOR legs, but I'm just really confused by his listing in general..

Ohhhh... Yeah what does 4n mean?  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 16, 2016, 07:45:55 PM
Reichen and Chip won Season 4 on Valentine's Day, and the final task was a riddle that involved the numerals of Valentine's Day.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 16, 2016, 08:51:59 PM
I thought toanglobal was talking about KOR legs, but I'm just really confused by his listing in general..

Ohhhh... Yeah what does 4n mean?  :funny:

'n' I belive is an integer. :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 16, 2016, 09:06:21 PM
I thought toanglobal was talking about KOR legs, but I'm just really confused by his listing in general..

Ohhhh... Yeah what does 4n mean?  :funny:

'n' I belive is an integer. :lol:
I've been trying to figure out the whole 'n' thing and it's really making me mad :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 17, 2016, 03:44:54 AM
^ lol me too.

I mean I get that 'n' is a variable (that's probably what Platrium meant instead of integer), but why are seasons listed in that way by using multiples of 4?? What's distinct about each group?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 17, 2016, 05:21:00 AM
^ lol me too.

I mean I get that 'n' is a variable (that's probably what Platrium meant instead of integer), but why are seasons listed in that way by using multiples of 4?? What's distinct about each group?
Seasons with numbered which remain two or three when divided by four usually have (a) double leg(s), there is one of the very interesting facts
This figure is only adopted for American version only!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 17, 2016, 06:01:04 AM
^ lol me too.

I mean I get that 'n' is a variable (that's probably what Platrium meant instead of integer), but why are seasons listed in that way by using multiples of 4?? What's distinct about each group?
Seasons with numbered which remain two or three when divided by four usually have (a) double leg(s), there is one of the very interesting facts
This figure is only adopted for American version only!

Okay, I'm lost now. :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 20, 2016, 09:02:51 AM
The team who holds the record for having the express pass at the shortest time is Caroline & Jennifer from TAR24. Caroline was given the express pass by Jet & Cord after begging for it. :res: :groan: Her team used it to bypass the Leg 2 roadblock (assembling a toy car :res: :groan: ) after Jennifer struggled and right after begging it from the Cowboys. :res: :groan:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on April 24, 2016, 05:17:17 PM
i think this is the first timw we won't see any fast forward winner in 3 seasons row

26: unavailable
27: Justin/Diana took it but the weather wasn't fine
28: unavailable

it's sucks considering early four seasons of TAR had FF in every single leg (except penultimate and final leg), and now FF is just vanished from earth :(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 26, 2016, 07:50:49 AM
In TAR Australia, all 3 seasons are won by MM teams. :groan: No wonder my all-star wishlist for the franchise barely has MM teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 26, 2016, 10:28:13 AM
All TAR Canada winners have been MM also. Funny how that works.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 27, 2016, 07:00:12 AM
In TAR21 Leg 8, any of the teams could survive a 24-hour penalty, because of James & Abba's passport issue. However, if the 1st placed team that leg received a 24-hour penalty, they would be able to check in before Josh & Brent. Josh & Brent were 25 hours behind the 1st team iirc.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 29, 2016, 03:58:43 AM
The following teams joined the club of "have finished in 8 different positions throughout a race" :

Amy & Maya (S25) has finished in the position from 1st to 8th
Matt & Ashely (S26) has finished in the position from 1st to 2nd, 4th through 9th
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 29, 2016, 08:47:58 PM
After Leg 10 of season 28

Burnie & Ashely (S28) alongside Kelsey & Joey (S27) are the only two teams to have 5 consecutive second place finishes  :gaah:
Brodie & Kurt (S28) now holds the record for having the highest average placing for 5th placers (2.6), previously held by Abbie & Ryan (S21) (Similarly both are eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 03, 2016, 03:52:19 AM
After Leg 10 of season 28

Burnie & Ashely (S28) alongside Kelsey & Joey (S27) are the only two teams to have 5 consecutive second place finishes  :gaah:
Brodie & Kurt (S28) now holds the record for having the highest average placing for 5th placers (2.6), previously held by Abbie & Ryan (S21) (Similarly both are eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams)
Joey & Meaghan also eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: scruffs on May 03, 2016, 04:24:35 AM
Any team who survived the Twinnie U-turn strategy?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 03, 2016, 05:37:45 AM
After Leg 10 of season 28

Burnie & Ashely (S28) alongside Kelsey & Joey (S27) are the only two teams to have 5 consecutive second place finishes  :gaah:
Brodie & Kurt (S28) now holds the record for having the highest average placing for 5th placers (2.6), previously held by Abbie & Ryan (S21) (Similarly both are eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams)
Joey & Meaghan also eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams
Any team who survived the Twinnie U-turn strategy?

To be more specific:
Both Abbie & Ryan and Brodie & Kurt are eliminated in 5th by the Twinnie U-turn Strategy (TUS, or TUTS ??? ). They have been the only known victims in the US version, and both did not survive the TUS.

Tbh, the TUS is too deadly of a move for someone to survive in. It's worse than being single U-turned. :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 03, 2016, 02:23:57 PM
I had always figured that the move was prohibited after Season 21...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: scruffs on May 04, 2016, 03:28:58 AM
After Leg 10 of season 28

Burnie & Ashely (S28) alongside Kelsey & Joey (S27) are the only two teams to have 5 consecutive second place finishes  :gaah:
Brodie & Kurt (S28) now holds the record for having the highest average placing for 5th placers (2.6), previously held by Abbie & Ryan (S21) (Similarly both are eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams)
Joey & Meaghan also eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams
Any team who survived the Twinnie U-turn strategy?

To be more specific:
Both Abbie & Ryan and Brodie & Kurt are eliminated in 5th by the Twinnie U-turn Strategy (TUS, or TUTS ??? ). They have been the only known victims in the US version, and both did not survive the TUS.

Tbh, the TUS is too deadly of a move for someone to survive in. It's worse than being single U-turned. :funny:

Why is it worse? I think it has the same effect right with a single U-turn??

^ Looks like it's still is allowed based on what happened to B&K. There's no reason to prohibit it, I guess? It's just a brutal way to use the W-turn.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 04, 2016, 04:25:03 AM
After Leg 10 of season 28

Burnie & Ashely (S28) alongside Kelsey & Joey (S27) are the only two teams to have 5 consecutive second place finishes  :gaah:
Brodie & Kurt (S28) now holds the record for having the highest average placing for 5th placers (2.6), previously held by Abbie & Ryan (S21) (Similarly both are eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams)
Joey & Meaghan also eliminated by u-turn plan of other teams
Any team who survived the Twinnie U-turn strategy?

To be more specific:
Both Abbie & Ryan and Brodie & Kurt are eliminated in 5th by the Twinnie U-turn Strategy (TUS, or TUTS ??? ). They have been the only known victims in the US version, and both did not survive the TUS.

Tbh, the TUS is too deadly of a move for someone to survive in. It's worse than being single U-turned. :funny:

Why is it worse? I think it has the same effect right with a single U-turn??

^ Looks like it's still is allowed based on what happened to B&K. There's no reason to prohibit it, I guess? It's just a brutal way to use the W-turn.

It has the same effect, but like you said, it's more brutal, making the U-turn victim think there's still another U-turn slot but it was blocked by another team.

Even Abbie & Ryan were confused with the TUS in their season, and when they thought they could U-turn their friends to be with them, it didn't happen. Compare this with Abbie & Ryan expecting their faces on a single U-turn. They would know early on that they won't have a chance. The TUS was a surprise attack on them.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 06, 2016, 06:50:52 PM
In seasons 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 27, a F/F team made the F6.
In seasons 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 27, a F/F team made the F5.
In seasons 21, 22, 24, 25, and 27, a F/F team made the F4.
In seasons 22, 24, and 25, a F/F team made the F3.

Season 28 has the weakest F/F teams since 19 :groan: *26 obviously N/A...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on May 08, 2016, 04:53:55 AM
The following teams joined the club of "have finished in 8 different positions throughout a race" :

Amy & Maya (S25) has finished in the position from 1st to 8th
Matt & Ashely (S26) has finished in the position from 1st to 2nd, 4th through 9th
If Sheri & Cole win or get 2nd place in the finale, they will also join this list :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 08, 2016, 08:34:19 AM
TAR 18
Kisha & Jen's lowest placement was 6th.
Flight Time & Big Easy's lowest placement was 7th.
Gary & Mallory's lowest placement was 9th.

TAR 19
Ernie & Cindy's lowest placement was 5th.
Jeremy & Sandy's lowest placement was 7th.
Amani & Marcus's lowest placement was 9th.

TAR 20
Rachel & Dave's lowest placement was 6th.
Art & JJ's lowest placement was 4th.
Brendon & Rachel's lowest placement was 6th.

TAR 21
Josh & Brent's lowest placement was 7th.
Jaymes & James's lowest placement was 10th.
Trey & Lexi's lowest placement was 9th.

TAR 22
Bates & Anthony's lowest placement was 7th.
Max & Katie's lowest placement was 9th.
Mona & Beth's lowest placement was 7th.

TAR 23
Jason & Amy's lowest placement was 8th.
Tim & Marie's lowest placement was 8th.
Nicole & Travis's lowest placement was 4th. :o

TAR 24
Dave & Connor's lowest placement was 4th.
Caroline & Jennifer's lowest placement was 9th.
Brendon & Rachel's lowest placement was 8th.

TAR 25
Amy & Maya's lowest placement was 8th.
Misti & Jim's lowest placement was 8th.
Adam & Bethany's lowest placement was 7th.

TAR 26
Laura & Tyler's lowest placement was 6th.
Jelani & Jenny's lowest placement was 7th.
Hayley & Blair's lowest placement was 9th.

TAR 27
Kelsey & Joey's lowest placement was 8th.
Justin & Diana's lowest placement was 9th.
Logan & Chris's lowest placement was 6th :lol:

TAR 28
Tyler & Korey's lowest placement was 6th.
Dana & Matt's lowest placement was 5th. :o
Sheri & Cole's lowest placement was 9th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on May 08, 2016, 09:50:45 AM
In standard-format (the TAR Wikia's way of saying "2-person teams" or "excluding Family Edition"), Cole at 19 becomes the youngest finalist. At least of American seasons, not sure about all time.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 08, 2016, 11:19:26 AM
The following teams joined the club of "have finished in 8 different positions throughout a race" :

Amy & Maya (S25) has finished in the position from 1st to 8th
Matt & Ashely (S26) has finished in the position from 1st to 2nd, 4th through 9th
If Sheri & Cole win or get 2nd place in the finale, they will also join this list :P
If they got 1st and 2nd on the last 2 legs, they'd have 9 different positions instead of 8, finishing from 1st all the way to 9th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 08, 2016, 07:30:08 PM
In standard-format (the TAR Wikia's way of saying "2-person teams" or "excluding Family Edition"), Cole at 19 becomes the youngest finalist. At least of American seasons, not sure about all time.
Claire (21) & Michelle (22) is the youngest team ever in all franchise, They have strong performance during the race but ultimately lose to Richard & Richard because they get a horrific flgiht!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on May 08, 2016, 07:34:53 PM
In standard-format (the TAR Wikia's way of saying "2-person teams" or "excluding Family Edition"), Cole at 19 becomes the youngest finalist. At least of American seasons, not sure about all time.
Claire (21) & Michelle (22) is the youngest team ever in all franchise, They have strong performance during the race but ultimately lose to Richard & Richard because they get a horrific flgiht!

Romi (18) & Coral (20), sisters, from HaMerotz LaMillion 3, disagrees with you. They're strong, even made Final 3 and end up in 2nd place with average of 3.15.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 10, 2016, 01:37:37 AM
TAR25 had 6 couple teams. TAR26 was an all-couple season. Both seasons had an F4 Finale, which was unusual.

TAR27 had 4 media teams. TAR28 was an all-social-media season. Both seasons have 6 teams by Leg 9, which was unusual.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 12, 2016, 08:31:03 PM
Both US and Vietnamese versions have run a longest span without F/F teams win a leg (3 seasons each), and the last F/F teams standing for current seasons of both versions were purple colored teams
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 12, 2016, 10:02:46 PM
According to Burnie, Burnie & Ashley were arrived to 10 out of 11 Pit Stops with at least one other team.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ghmorello on May 12, 2016, 10:51:52 PM
According to Burnie, Burnie & Ashley were arrived to 10 out of 11 Pit Stops with at least one other team.

The only exception was leg 6 in Armenia. 
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 13, 2016, 06:00:04 AM
According to Burnie, Burnie & Ashley were arrived to 10 out of 11 Pit Stops with at least one other team.

The only exception was leg 6 in Armenia.

If Leg 6 wasn't a zero-hour pit stop, the other teams would probably stay there and have a usual chitchat with Phil.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: scott14 on May 13, 2016, 11:36:43 AM
I've done some research on comparing pre-finale peformance of the final three teams.

It looks at each individual leg and how each of the three teams performed against each other. So in a Leg you get three data points, Team 1 beats team 2 and 3 and then team 2 beats team 3.

So for Season 28 we've had 11 pre-finale legs, so 33 data points, of which:

Tyler & Korey have beaten the other two teams 18 times out of 22 possible times = 82%

Dana & Matt have beaten the other two teams 13 times out of 22 possible times = 59%

Sheri & Cole have beaten the other two teams 2 times out of 22 possible times = 9%
(beat Tyler & Korey on Leg 7 and beat Dana & Matt on Leg 9)


This gives Sheri & Cole the worst pre finale performance versus the other two finalists of all finalists. The next worst is Dandrew at 10%, beating the other TAR13 finalists 2 times out of 20 (due to only 10 legs)

Full data attached for interest.

Rank      Season      Top 3 Teams   No. of times beaten other two teams   No. of legs before final leg      % times beat other two teams pre final leg
1)   15   Meghan & Cheyne   18   11   82%
2)   20   Rachel & Dave      18   11   82%
3)   27   Justin & Diana      18   11   82%
4)   28   Tyler & Korey      18   11   82%
5)   13   Nick & Starr      16   10   80%
6)   6   Kris & Jon      19   12   79%
7)   16   Jet & Cord      17   11   77%
8)   9   Eric & Jeremy      18   12   75%
9)   11   Dustin & Kandice   18   12   75%
10)   7   Rob & Amber      16   11   73%
11)   21   Trey & Lexi      16   11   73%
12)   24   Dave & Connor      16   11   73%
13)   10   Tyler & James      17   12   71%
14)   19   Ernie & Cindy      15   11   68%
15)   22   Bates & Anthony   15   11   68%
16)   25   Misti & Jim      15   11   68%
17)   5   Colin & Christie      16   12   67%
18)   14   Tammy & Victor   14   11   64%
19)   14   Margie & Luke      14   11   64%
20)   17   Jill & Thomas      14   11   64%
21)   25   Adam & Bethany   14   11   64%
22)   26   Hayley & Blair      14   11   64%
23)   2   Tara & Wil      15   12   63%
24)   4   Reichen & Chip      15   12   63%
25)   12   TK & Rachel      12   10   60%
26)   13   Ken & Tina      12   10   60%
27)   18   Gary & Mallory      13   11   59%
28)   21   Jaymes & James   13   11   59%
29)   28   Dana & Matt      13   11   59%
30)   1   Frank & Margarita   14   12   58%
31)   3   Ken & Gerard      14   12   58%
32)   8   Bransen Family      14   12   58%
33)   10   Rob & Kimberly      14   12   58%
34)   12   Ronald & Christina   11   10   55%
35)   7   Ron & Kelly      12   11   55%
36)   18   Kisha & Jen      12   11   55%
37)   19   Jeremy & Sandy      12   11   55%
38)   23   Jason & Amy      12   11   55%
39)   1   Rob & Brennan      13   12   54%
40)   3   Flo & Zach      13   12   54%
41)   4   David & Jeff      12   12   50%
42)   6   Freddy & Kendra   12   12   50%
43)   8   Linz Family      12   12   50%
44)   9   BJ & Tyler      12   12   50%
45)   20   Art & JJ   11      11   50%
46)   23   Nicole & Travis      11   11   50%
47)   24   Brendon & Rachel   11   11   50%
48)   5   Brandon & Nicole   11   12   46%
49)   15   Sam & Dan      10   11   45%
50)   17   Nat & Kat      10   11   45%
51)   22   Max & Katie      10   11   45%
52)   23   Tim & Marie      10   11   45%
53)   26   Jelani & Jenny      10   11   45%
54)   27   Kelsey & Joey      10   11   45%
55)   2   Chris & Alex      10   12   42%
56)   2   Blake & Paige      10   12   42%
57)   8   Weaver Family      10   12   42%
58)   17   Brook & Claire      9   11   41%
59)   26   Laura & Tyler      9   11   41%
60)   1   Joe & Bill      9   12   38%
61)   3   Teri & Ian      9   12   38%
62)   4   Kelly & Jon      9   12   38%
63)   5   Chip & Kim      9   12   38%
64)   11   Eric & Danielle      9   12   38%
65)   11   Charla & Mirna      9   12   38%
66)   7   Uchenna & Joyce   8   11   36%
67)   16   Dan & Jordan      8   11   36%
68)   16   Brent & Caite      8   11   36%
69)   18   Flight Time & Big Easy   8   11   36%
70)   22   Mona & Beth      8   11   36%
71)   12   Nicolas & Donald   7   10   35%
72)   19   Amani & Marcus   6   11   27%
73)   24   Caroline & Jennifer   6   11   27%
74)   9   Ray & Yolanda      6   12   25%
75)   14   Jaime & Cara      5   11   23%
76)   15   Brian & Ericka      5   11   23%
77)   27   Logan & Chris      5   11   23%
78)   6   Adam & Rebecca   5   12   21%
79)   10   Lyn & Karlyn      5   12   21%
80)   20   Brendon & Rachel   4   11   18%
81)   21   Josh & Brent      4   11   18%
82)   25   Amy & Maya      4   11   18%
83)   13   Andrew & Dan      2   10   10%
84)   28   Sheri & Cole      2   11   9%
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 13, 2016, 08:57:30 PM
Are Sheri & Cole now the highest-placing mother/son team? At least in the U.S? :hearts:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Genius on May 14, 2016, 11:05:23 AM
Matt and Dana may be the only team in US TAR to win the first and last leg, and none of the legs in between.  :escape
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 14, 2016, 11:22:27 AM
In TAR 2, 7, 10, 16, 21, and 28, the Top 2 teams never actually placed in the Top 2 together until the Final Leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on May 14, 2016, 12:10:36 PM
After 15 seasons, Andrew & Dan have been stripped of their crown as the worst-averaging final 3 team.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 14, 2016, 02:35:12 PM
Tyler Oakley is the first Tyler to not win the race.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 15, 2016, 02:36:16 AM
Sheri & Cole have landed on 8 different placements in the race, from 2nd (last leg) all the way to 9th (first leg).

In TAR13 and TAR21, one team from each season lost a passport. Coincidentally, both teams lost their passports in Russia.

Gary & Mallory arrived 9th during Leg 2 on TAR17 and TAR18, while Ron & Christina arrived 2nd to the last during Leg 2 of TAR12 and TAR18. Both teams are coincidentally father & daughter teams, who even worked together on the last task of TAR18's Leg 2.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 15, 2016, 04:22:02 PM
US States who have not yet contributed a contestant to the show:

Idaho
Maine
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
Vermont
West Virginia
Wyoming
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 16, 2016, 02:27:35 AM
I'm finally watching TAR11, even though I have barely seen TAR2 and TAR3. :nut:

Anyway, despite there being bunching points and multiple flights for the 1st 3 legs, Charla & Mirna, David & Mary, and Kevin & Drew (until 2nd leg only) arrived 8th, 9th, and 10th respectively on the first 3 pit stops. One thing I noticed is that these 1st 3 legs are full of self-driving and navigation, despite there being mid-leg flights. Now I can finally see so much importance in self-driving!

 :pray: for so many self-driving legs on the upcoming seasons. :jam:

P.S. Even though I checked the Wikipedia page, I'm so surprised as to how Rob & Amber ended.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 16, 2016, 05:58:07 AM
In the US version, Dustin & Kandice are the only team to encounter the intersection twice. Each intersection had a fast forward which they chose not to take.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 18, 2016, 06:54:11 AM
Seasons with more F/F teams than M/M teams
US 5, 6, 12, 14, 17, 25
Asia 2, 4
Australia 3
Phillipines 1
Vietnam 4
Israel 1, 3, 4
spoilers
Brazil
International versions usually have more F/F teams than M/M ones in fourth season, but this is inversed for US version (US season 4 had 5 M/M and only 2 F/F) 
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 23, 2016, 08:44:55 PM
TAR Norge 1 had 13 legs, but only 3 teams win a leg (Morten & Truls, Karim & Khabat  both win 6 legs and Catherine & Michelle win leg 3), conversely TAR France, TAR Canada 1 and TAR ANZ have 10 legs each but, 6 teams win a leg for each seasons (If Vanessa & Celina beat Jody & Cory in leg 9 pitstop, this number increased to 7)
TAR Asia 2 if you counted as 12 legs, three teams would win a leg, but if you counted as 13 legs (Leg 5 superleg), four team would win a leg)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 24, 2016, 06:54:21 PM
Seasons 19-22 had a "Twins" team

Season 19: Liz & Marie
Season 20: Elliot & Andrew
Season 21: Natalie & Nadiya
Season 22: Idries & Jamil
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: gamerfan09 on May 29, 2016, 08:56:47 PM
TAR5 Leg 8: Pit Stop was Desert Oasis, Bedouin Camp
TAR28 Leg 8: Detour was Desert Oasis, Bedouin Camp

Both legs had the Bedouin Camp as the last place teams went to (TAR5) and the first place teams went to (TAR28) for the leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: smiley on June 02, 2016, 11:06:53 PM
Lost on a mountainside in Europe? You'll probably win...

Reichen and Chip (TAR4)
Tammy and Victor (TAR14)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on June 05, 2016, 08:27:45 AM
US States who have not yet contributed a contestant to the show:

Idaho
Maine
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
Vermont
West Virginia
Wyoming

Season 26's Jeff (of Jeff & Lyda) was from Idaho, specifically McCall, Idaho.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on June 06, 2016, 09:22:25 PM
Vanessa & Celina and Vanessa & Pamela
Both are sisters teams
Both are saved by To be continued legs
Both seasons when they raced had a final 3 consist of 2 M/M teams and a F/F team and the dominant teams not win (and the winning teams completed their final roadblock very quickly)
Both are arisen first in their seasons' intro
Both have a roadblock split as 6-6
Both come from capital city
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on June 06, 2016, 10:37:24 PM
Vanessa & Celina and Vanessa & Pamela
Both are sisters teams
Both are saved by To be continued legs
Both seasons when they raced had a final 3 consist of 2 M/M teams and a F/F team and the dominant teams not win (and the winning teams completed their final roadblock very quickly)
Both are arisen first in their seasons' intro
Both have a roadblock split as 6-6
Both come from capital city

And they have one Vanessa.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 13, 2016, 03:06:05 PM
S27's leg 10 broke 3 U-Turn records!

1. First ever 3rd U-Turn in a race.

2. First ever U-Turn placed before a Detour.

3. First ever team to not be eliminated when being U-Turned by a singe U-Turn.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on June 13, 2016, 10:52:09 PM
It took 10 seasons for an all-female team to make it to the Final 3 in the US edition.

Meanwhile, TAR Asia, TAR Australia, and TAR Canada has had one in every one of their respective seasons so far.
all-female teams also had one in every one of their respective seasons in TAR Norge, TAR Corrida Milionaria, TAR France and TAR Ukraine, No all-female team ever reached the F3 in China Rush and China
in Peking Express France, first all-female team reached F3 in season 2 and eventually win it
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on June 14, 2016, 03:28:40 PM
In six seasons, only one female has EVER won TAR Latin America.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on June 14, 2016, 04:09:25 PM
In six seasons, only one female has EVER won TAR Latin America.

I misread it at first and didn't get the big deal  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on June 20, 2016, 11:02:29 AM
Since Season 22 and maybe even before
Leg 5 always have 8 teams left

Leg 6 always have 7 teams left

Leg 8 always have 6 teams left

Leg 11 always have 4 teams left
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Headhunter on June 20, 2016, 04:58:18 PM
Here are some facts about continents and countries for the U.S. version of The Amazing Race. Accounted for up to and including TAR 28, but no TAR 29 route spoilers please.

TAR 27-28 are the first back-to-back seasons with eastward routes since TAR 16-17.

There are four seasons whose continents visited have never been repeated in another season:
- TAR 2 is the only season to visit South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North America.
- TAR 4 is the only season to visit Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America.
- TAR 8 is the only season to visit North America.
- TAR 22 is the only season to visit Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North America.

TAR 23 is the newest season whose continents visited had never occurred in a previous season (South America, Europe, Asia, North America).

There are only two instances of back-to-back seasons whose continents visited were the same:
- TAR 14 and 15 both visited Europe, Asia, and North America.
- TAR 26 and 27 both visited South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.

TAR 1-3, TAR 5-7, TAR 10-12, and TAR 25-27 are the instances where Africa was visited for three seasons in a row.

TAR 4-5 is the only instance where Oceania was visited for two seasons in a row.

TAR 26-27 became the first instance where South America was visited for two seasons in a row, and TAR 26-28 became the first instance where South America was visited for three seasons in a row.

The longest Africa went without being visited was for three seasons (TAR 13 - 15), but given any five consecutive seasons, Africa has always been visited at least twice.

South America has never been skipped for more than two seasons in a row, but there was one instance of five consecutive seasons where South America was visited just once (TAR 21-25, with the visit in TAR 23).

Oceania has not been visited since TAR 22, making it six consecutive seasons without a visit.

A fun fact about countries, specifically African countries: Since and including TAR 12, no African nation has been visited in more than one season:
- Burkina Faso (TAR 12)
- Seychelles (TAR 16)
- Ghana (TAR 17)
- Malawi (TAR 19)
- Tanzania (TAR 20)
- Botswana (TAR 22)
- Morocco (TAR 25)
- Namibia (TAR 26)
- Zambia, Zimbabwe (TAR 27)

And TAR 27 is the first season to visit more than one African nation since TAR 11 (Mozambique, Tanzania).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ilhamrizki on June 20, 2016, 05:08:17 PM
Nice fact
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on June 22, 2016, 05:10:45 PM
Excluding Family Edition which didn't leave North America, Season 22 had the least amount of Asia legs in an American season, with only 2 (Indonesia and Vietnam)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on June 22, 2016, 11:14:32 PM
Excluding Family Edition which didn't leave North America, Season 22 had the least amount of Asia legs in an American season, with only 2 (Indonesia and Vietnam)
Does season 7 count as a European or Asian visit with the Istanbul leg? Technical fact?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on June 23, 2016, 11:14:41 AM
I'd say European, because Istanbul is certainly on the European side of Turkey.
And then this record belongs to season 7!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 23, 2016, 12:06:08 PM
S28 leg 12 is the first time in U.S. Edition history where teams departing from a pit start doesn't happen. It's not even unaired teams are just transported from Shenzhen to Guangzhou and they fly to La.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on June 23, 2016, 12:23:51 PM
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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on June 23, 2016, 12:26:08 PM
Each season of the amazing race canada (so far) has at least one parent-child team. :yess:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on June 23, 2016, 01:25:35 PM
I'd say European, because Istanbul is certainly on the European side of Turkey.
And then this record belongs to season 7!

Istanbul is on both Europe and Asia. For example, in season 21, the detour, roadblock, and pit stop were in Asia
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on June 29, 2016, 01:38:53 AM
I'd say European, because Istanbul is certainly on the European side of Turkey.
And then this record belongs to season 7!

Istanbul is on both Europe and Asia. For example, in season 21, the detour, roadblock, and pit stop were in Asia

You're totally right. Istanbul's both visits in TAR 7 and 21 were mostly in Europe (Detour, Roadblock and Pit Stop).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on June 29, 2016, 02:33:48 AM
I'd say European, because Istanbul is certainly on the European side of Turkey.
And then this record belongs to season 7!

Istanbul is on both Europe and Asia. For example, in season 21, the detour, roadblock, and pit stop were in Asia

You're totally right. Istanbul's both visits in TAR 7 and 21 were mostly in Europe (Detour, Roadblock and Pit Stop).

I believe Tar Australia 2 was mainly in Europe.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on July 28, 2016, 01:55:50 PM
Every team on Team Asia that finished 1st on Leg 11 did not  win the race and placed 3rd. :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: kathclapp on July 30, 2016, 08:13:20 PM
Not bad :) (http://cheapfirstclass.com/37-photos-how-nature-reclaims-what-we-abandon/)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on July 31, 2016, 11:16:36 PM
Every team to finish second to last on the first leg of TAR CANADA would finish last in leg 2
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on August 01, 2016, 01:54:31 AM
So far there have been three versions of TAR US that have had both a Detour and a RB in the first leg - TAR 1 (with the RB unaired but available on DVD), TAR 10, and TAR 28.

In all three of those seasons, the team that won the first leg won the entire season  :colors
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on August 03, 2016, 03:14:06 AM
So far there have been three versions of TAR US that have had both a Detour and a RB in the first leg - TAR 1 (with the RB unaired but available on DVD), TAR 10, and TAR 28.

In all three of those seasons, the team that won the first leg won the entire season  :colors
And there also have been three versions of TAR US that have had 2 RBs in first leg - TAR 21, TAR 22 and TAR 23, unfortunately team  that won the first leg didn't win the entire season
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on August 10, 2016, 09:42:45 AM
Apparently the new trend this year is forfeiting Express Passes (not using it until the host takes it back at the deadline). It happened for the first time just 2 months ago on TAR Vietnam All-Stars, and it happened again last night on TAR Canada 4.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: tennis33 on August 23, 2016, 10:21:24 AM
No team has ever been eliminated in the province of Quebec.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on August 26, 2016, 12:09:10 PM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

Also, first post!  :trampb:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on August 26, 2016, 12:11:32 PM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

Also, first post!  :trampb:

Welcome to RFF! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :yess: :yess: :yess: :trampb: :trampb: :trampb: :conf: :conf: :conf:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: fossil-racer on August 27, 2016, 04:26:24 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on August 27, 2016, 04:31:22 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)


Erin & Joslyn?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Brannockdevice on August 27, 2016, 04:54:25 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)


Erin & Joslyn?

I guess one could argue that if they had made the train to Chamonix with the 8 other teams they could have survived with such a tight footrace!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on August 27, 2016, 05:22:40 PM
^ That's Brittany & Jessica :P And with them, I'm sure they would've beaten Scott & Blair in a footrace, though such an elimination would've been horrible (although the bunching was already horrible in itself).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on August 27, 2016, 05:23:12 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)


Erin & Joslyn?

I guess one could argue that if they had made the train to Chamonix with the 8 other teams they could have survived with such a tight footrace!

That was Brittany & Jessica, I'm talking about Erin & Joslyn who were eliminated in the Chamonix episode.
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Post by: TARmap on August 27, 2016, 06:07:49 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)


Erin & Joslyn?

I guess one could argue that if they had made the train to Chamonix with the 8 other teams they could have survived with such a tight footrace!

That was Brittany & Jessica, I'm talking about Erin & Joslyn who were eliminated in the Chamonix episode.

But can Erin not being able to run off the cliff in Chamomix count as a preventable elimination?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Brannockdevice on August 27, 2016, 06:14:08 PM
TAR 25- The season where every team placed last at least once ( if you count Adam/Bethany placing 3rd last)

TAR 28- The season of preventable eliminations imo ( every team eliminated on an elimination leg could have been saved had they made better decisions/read the clue/etc)


Erin & Joslyn?

I guess one could argue that if they had made the train to Chamonix with the 8 other teams they could have survived with such a tight footrace!

That was Brittany & Jessica, I'm talking about Erin & Joslyn who were eliminated in the Chamonix episode.

But can Erin not being able to run off the cliff in Chamomix count as a preventable elimination?

Oh that's right! Thank you! But yeah, Erin couldn't hang glide off the mountain during the roadblock, even though she had multiple chances to beat Sheri, Ashley, and Blair.
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Post by: TARUSAFan on August 27, 2016, 08:35:40 PM
Frankie & Amy (TAR Canada 4) are the 3rd Mother/Daughter team across all versions to enter the Top 5, with the 1st one being Nancy & Emily (US Season 1) followed by Debbie & Dana (TAR Israel 3). 5th place is so far the highest place attained by a Mother/Daughter team. Should Frankie & Amy make it further, they'll be the new title holders.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on September 02, 2016, 01:42:42 AM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

Also, first post!  :trampb:

Interesting! :o

The closest reverse I could think of is TAR16 from Leg 7 to Leg 8:
~Cowboys' worst to first from Seychelles to Malaysia.
~Carol & Brandy's 5th to 2nd.
~Brent & Caite and Louie & Michael switching placements.
~Dan & Jordan's 2nd to 5th.
~Steve & Allie's first to worst.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on September 02, 2016, 04:58:40 AM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

Also, first post!  :trampb:

Interesting! :o

The closest reverse I could think of is TAR16 from Leg 7 to Leg 8:
~Cowboys' worst to first from Seychelles to Malaysia.
~Carol & Brandy's 5th to 2nd.
~Brent & Caite and Louie & Michael switching placements.
~Dan & Jordan's 2nd to 5th.
~Steve & Allie's first to worst.

I think another close reverse is TAR2's penultimate leg, where Blake & Paige got 1st and ended up 3rd, Tara & Wil were initially 2nd and ended up 2nd, and Chris & Alex got 3rd and ended up 1st. However, Tara & Wil were bumped up into a tie for 1st due to a time credit, so it technically doesn't count.
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Post by: fossil-racer on September 10, 2016, 05:52:09 PM
TAR Can teams so far (does not include season 4 end results yet)
MM- 13 (3 won/7 were in the finals)
FF-12 (0 won/3 were in the finals)
MF-17 (0 won/2 were in the finals)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on September 10, 2016, 11:23:48 PM
Joel & Ashley of TAR Canada 4 being the 2nd team to get U-Turned twice by another team (U-Turned by Jillian & Emmett and Steph & Kristen) but still survive. The 1st one was Leo & Jamal of US Season 23, (U-Turned by Tim & Danny and Nicole & Travis) but still survive

Alon & Hen and Bar & Inna (Hamerotz Lamillion 2), Vova & Alla (Hamerotz LaMillion 4), Yael & Yosiel and Josie & Alex (Hamerotz Lamillion 5) were also U-Turned twice but through a majority vote by other teams and still survive.

Paul & Steve (TAR Aus 2) were also U-Turned twice but still survive with the 1st U-Turn being a majority vote from other teams and the 2nd U-Turn coming from Shane & Andrew.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on September 10, 2016, 11:38:13 PM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on September 10, 2016, 11:39:19 PM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3

If I'm not mistaken, Steph & Kristen are the 1st Lesbian team to make the Final 3.
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Post by: CanadianOwl on September 10, 2016, 11:43:58 PM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3
I think you are right. not sure though
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on September 11, 2016, 12:54:03 AM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3

If I'm not mistaken, Steph & Kristen are the 1st Lesbian team to make the Final 3.

I think you are right. not sure though

With that fact, I think TAR should cast more lesbian teams then. ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on September 11, 2016, 02:46:32 AM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3

If I'm not mistaken, Steph & Kristen are the 1st Lesbian team to make the Final 3.

I think you are right. not sure though

With that fact, I think TAR should cast more lesbian teams then. ???
I can only think of 2 in TAR US.
Carol & Brandy (S16)
Kate & Pat (S12)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on September 11, 2016, 05:09:04 AM
Kisha from Kisha and Jen was a lesbian. but not both of them, also Lauren from Duke and Lauren.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 11, 2016, 07:16:08 AM
What about how many parents/children, grandparents and grandparents/grandkids have been on TAR?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Alenaveda on September 11, 2016, 08:54:51 AM
Also, there hasn't been very many female couples cast overall, but Steph & Kristen are the first in a final 3
I think you are right. not sure though

Nope. Vanessa & Celina were the first ones in season 1, followed by Natalie & Meaghan in season 2.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on September 11, 2016, 09:40:15 AM
What about how many parents/children, grandparents and grandparents/grandkids have been on TAR?

Parent-child teams, too many to name.

Grandparent-grandchild teams:
TAR12: Nicholas & Donald
TAR16: Jody & Shannon
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on September 14, 2016, 11:09:33 AM
With an average of 2.00, Steph & Kristen are the new leader of all-female winners, the previous being Ukraine's Valeria & Bohdana at 2.08 (thanks to daveyjoes for pointing this out :) )
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 14, 2016, 03:22:50 PM
With an average of 2.00, Steph & Kristen are the new leader of all-female winners, the previous being Ukraine's Valeria & Bohdana at 2.08 (thanks to daveyjoes for pointing this out :) )

Natalie & Meaghan have 1.83
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on September 14, 2016, 10:09:34 PM
With an average of 2.00, Steph & Kristen are the new leader of all-female winners, the previous being Ukraine's Valeria & Bohdana at 2.08 (thanks to daveyjoes for pointing this out :) )

Natalie & Meaghan have 1.83

With an average of 2.00, Steph & Kristen are the new leader of all-female winners


Missed a word there :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 14, 2016, 10:37:38 PM
Ohhhhh yes I did.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on September 18, 2016, 04:14:28 PM
here's an interesting fact. The first LGBT couple to win TARUS won it in the 4th season. The first LGBT couple to win TARCAN won it in the 4th season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on September 18, 2016, 06:35:44 PM
here's an interesting fact. The first LGBT couple to win TARUS won it in the 4th season. The first LGBT couple to win TARCAN won it in the 4th season.

Wow, what a match!
Reichen and Chip won Season 4! (gay males)
Steph and Kristen won TARC Season 4 (lesbian females)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on September 18, 2016, 09:39:22 PM
here's an interesting fact. The first LGBT couple to win TARUS won it in the 4th season. The first LGBT couple to win TARCAN won it in the 4th season.

Wow, what a match!
Reichen and Chip won Season 4! (gay males)
Steph and Kristen won TARC Season 4 (lesbian females)

Also, they were each the first team with a romantic relationship to win their version of the race
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on September 24, 2016, 11:02:46 AM
here's an interesting fact. The first LGBT couple to win TARUS won it in the 4th season. The first LGBT couple to win TARCAN won it in the 4th season.

Wow, what a match!
Reichen and Chip won Season 4! (gay males)
Steph and Kristen won TARC Season 4 (lesbian females)

Also, they were each the first team with a romantic relationship to win their version of the race

Nice coincidence! :o
Probably if other franchises make it past Season 3, they could achieve the same.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on December 15, 2016, 08:19:11 PM
4 F/F teams joined "teams who never check in last in pitstop or finish line" in 2016
Maggie & Parul, Yvonne & Chloe, Lee & Tal and Steph & Kristen
Song Ngư & Truc Như became the first F/F team ever who heard statement "you're the last team to arrive" 4 times
No M/F teams ever win any season in English speaking TAR franchise outside USA
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 15, 2016, 11:02:01 PM
Nvm
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 16, 2016, 03:18:45 AM
DAMN POST REMOVED

<Sigh>

Couldn't you have waited a few days with the TARA 5 info?  Some of us outside of Asia don't get to see the episodes until a few days have passed.

I'd been avoiding the TAR Asia board, but I thought this was safe. I should have known better.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on December 16, 2016, 09:29:08 PM
Also, all top three teams of TAR Asia 5 only won one leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: georgiapeach on December 16, 2016, 11:45:42 PM
Just to be VERY CLEAR.

The rule on NOT posting TARA5 spoilers outside the LIVE thread has been up for weeks.

I REPOSTED that info in a thread you were reading.

In the future, posting spoilers outside the posted boundaries may result in a banning.. SO PAY ATTENTION!

#pissedoffpeach

Sorry Plaid.  :'(
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Plaidmoon on December 17, 2016, 12:08:55 AM
It's not a big deal. When I woke up this morning, all I remembered was which team finished 3rd. I quit reading fast enough that the rest didn't sink in. I can live with that.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on December 17, 2016, 12:18:16 AM
In the well-known start-line eliminations, 2 out of the 4 contestants were named Lisa!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on December 17, 2016, 04:05:16 AM
TARA has FF teams trough to final 3 in 5 consecutive seasons... When TAR US can't be

It is the sign that FF casts are stronger than in US?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on December 17, 2016, 01:33:43 PM
In the well-known start-line eliminations, 2 out of the 4 contestants were named Lisa!

Tar CR 3...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan 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.

Amazing Race routes are great; yet they do turn out quite strange.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal 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!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: SamualDude 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
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan 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.

Haha it's calm.

It was late at night so my math isn't the greatest at that time haha
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: georgiapeach on January 20, 2017, 02:26:52 PM
because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

Why not? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete 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. :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on January 21, 2017, 10:06:04 PM
Teams had to find the right connecting flight at Riga airport and board it in time!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan 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:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on January 22, 2017, 02:24:56 PM
Kenya and South Africa both featured Route Markers and actual Race Flags.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. 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)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium 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
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on March 29, 2017, 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on March 29, 2017, 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.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: smiley on March 31, 2017, 12:35:51 PM
If your name is Brooke, you have a pretty good chance of finishing 4th in the 1st leg: 17, 25, 29.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 01, 2017, 04:06:04 AM
Only a single all-female team has ever won a leg in India (Cathrine & Michelle, Norway #1)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 02, 2017, 04:24:31 AM
Only a single all-female team has ever won a leg in India (Cathrine & Michelle, Norway #1)
But many all-female team have ever won a leg in Indonesia (Natalie & Nadiya, Jess & Lani, Sam & Renae, Treausuri & Louisa, Yvonne & Chloe and Parul & Maggie)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 04, 2017, 04:24:23 PM
More TAR27 vs. TAR28
-Both feature a team that consistently gets second place finishes without managing to reach first.
-Both final legs feature a helicopter ride.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 04, 2017, 06:00:25 PM
More TAR27 vs. TAR28
-Both feature a team that consistently gets second place finishes without managing to reach first.
-Both final legs feature a helicopter ride.

Both have final legs which arrive from Southern Chinese cities into large USA cities. After a roadblock they take a helicopter to a nearby rural area in the same state.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on April 07, 2017, 09:28:44 AM
I may be wrong, as I haven't researched this  :lol:  But after last nights episode, S29 Leg 2, a new record has been broken.

Mike & Liz made the biggest improvement in placements over one Leg.  Leg 1 - 10th, Leg 2 - 1st.  This gives them a 9 Team jump.  :hoot:

They beat the old record, held by Justin & Diana in S27, who had an 8 Team jump: Leg 1 - 9th, Leg 2 - 1st.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 07, 2017, 09:31:25 AM
I may be wrong, as I haven't researched this  :lol:  But after last nights episode, S29 Leg 2, a new record has been broken.

Mike & Liz made the biggest improvement in placements over one Leg.  Leg 1 - 10th, Leg 2 - 1st.  This gives them a 9 Team jump.  :hoot:

They beat the old record, held by Justin & Diana in S27, who had an 8 Team jump: Leg 1 - 9th, Leg 2 - 1st.

They are also the first ever team to arrive 11th on the 1st leg (checking in at 10th) then finish 1st on the following leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RachelLeVega on April 07, 2017, 03:57:46 PM
I may be wrong, as I haven't researched this  :lol:  But after last nights episode, S29 Leg 2, a new record has been broken.

Mike & Liz made the biggest improvement in placements over one Leg.  Leg 1 - 10th, Leg 2 - 1st.  This gives them a 9 Team jump.  :hoot:

They beat the old record, held by Justin & Diana in S27, who had an 8 Team jump: Leg 1 - 9th, Leg 2 - 1st.

They are also the first ever team to arrive 11th on the 1st leg (checking in at 10th) then finish 1st on the following leg.
:conf: I hereby declare Michael & Liz as the crowned recipients of the "worst to first" award! :conf: Very impressive considering they struggled so much at the cayuco sporting Detour and self-navigation last leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 07, 2017, 05:20:10 PM
It's not that impressive considering there was little to no self-navigation in Leg 2 as compared to Leg 1.  Kind of reminds me of Mike & Rochelle's win in TAR 26.

Anyone know the longest penalty survived on TAR US? :spy:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on April 07, 2017, 06:19:21 PM
Nick & Vicki had a six hour penalty for not completing either side of the Detour in Hong Kong but that was a telegraphed NEL so idt that counts?

As no one survived one of the original 24 hour penalties, I believe the answer is anyone that received a RB penalty on an elimination leg - Keith & Whitney, Michael & Scott, Caroline & Jennifer, Max & Katie, Rob & Amber, Ray & Deana, and Meredith & Gretchen (and possibly Susan & Patrick though that's fairly murky)

Other Canada editions have slightly different answers  :angel
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 07, 2017, 08:28:13 PM
Not counting group penalties, I think Josh & Brent's 4-hour penalty for not completing the detour is the longest penalty survived. I think there's somebody else, but I might have missed it.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 07, 2017, 08:34:02 PM
Interesting stuff.  How about: what's the longest time penalty a team waited out at the Pit Stop and still survived? Was it Justin & Diana's 55 minutes in Season 27? Kevin & Jenn's 2-hour penalty in the Season 29 premiere had me wondering about this.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on April 08, 2017, 08:32:01 AM
Interesting stuff.  How about: what's the longest time penalty a team waited out at the Pit Stop and still survived? Was it Justin & Diana's 55 minutes in Season 27? Kevin & Jenn's 2-hour penalty in the Season 29 premiere had me wondering about this.

Dave & Rachel waited out two hours in Paraguay for failing to complete the RB.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 08, 2017, 09:41:48 AM
Interesting stuff.  How about: what's the longest time penalty a team waited out at the Pit Stop and still survived? Was it Justin & Diana's 55 minutes in Season 27? Kevin & Jenn's 2-hour penalty in the Season 29 premiere had me wondering about this.

Dave & Rachel waited out two hours in Paraguay for failing to complete the RB.

Oh yeah.
At the same time, Dave & Rachel were the only team who completed nothing in a leg (that leg) and survived.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 08, 2017, 11:32:20 AM
Aside from TAR27's W-turn right in front of the Pit Stop, there has never yet been a U-turn that was aired on a NEL.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 08, 2017, 07:46:15 PM
Sorry for being stupid, but what is a w turn
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theamazingracer21 on April 08, 2017, 11:57:31 PM
Sorry for being stupid, but what is a w turn
Double U-Turn and you are not being stupid. I had a similar thought when I first saw that notation.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 09, 2017, 01:05:54 AM
Double U-Turn and you are not being stupid. I had a similar thought when I first saw that notation.

Oh thanks for that! I NEVER thought tahts what it meant!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 09, 2017, 04:02:46 AM
Some other records from TAR 29
F/F teams never finished higher than 9th place in any leg (not count S26 which no F/F teams)
All F/F teams booted after leg 2
Don't forget the first F/F team booted at leg 7 of TAR 22 and leg 8 of TAR 23
And If Pwinnie changed the donkey rather than the detour, they survived leg 7, then Chuck & wynona and Youtube eliminated in leg 8 and leg 10 and we had 3 F/F teams and M/M team as leg 11!

Only two seasons with Leg 1 EL and leg 2 NEL without using salvage pass (TAR Canada 4 and TAR Ukraine 1) both seasons was won by F/F (Steph & Kristen, Valeria & Bohdana)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on April 14, 2017, 12:21:51 PM
TAR 29 is the first season since TAR 14 to visit more than two countries within the first three legs :o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 14, 2017, 01:01:44 PM
I didn't even believe that, so I had to check!
Yup, you're right, and that's really an amazing feat!

The only other seasons are TAR 12, TAR 10, TAR 7, TAR 6 and maaaybe TAR 9 + TAR 1.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Pi/ on April 14, 2017, 06:17:26 PM
Teams have traveled 12,112 miles this season through Leg 3. That’s the largest number of miles teams have traveled in the first three legs of a season since S23 (12,408).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on April 14, 2017, 06:27:38 PM
Teams have traveled 12,112 miles this season through Leg 3. That’s the largest number of miles teams have traveled in the first three legs of a season since S23 (12,408).

False. The last time with the largest number of miles have traveled was S9 (13,058), not counting midpoint leg of leg 3 of the said season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Leafsfan on April 14, 2017, 06:43:27 PM
Teams have traveled 12,112 miles this season through Leg 3. That’s the largest number of miles teams have traveled in the first three legs of a season since S23 (12,408).

False. The last time with the largest number of miles have traveled was S9 (13,058), not counting midpoint leg of leg 3 of the said season.

Read what Pi said lol....  :groan:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 14, 2017, 09:25:24 PM
I haven't done the math, but by looking at maps, I think that not counting Family Edition, the first three legs of 28 was the least amount of miles traveled in the first three leg of a season.
1. Lower half of USA to Mexico City
2. Mexico City to Cartagena
3. Cartagena
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 21, 2017, 10:04:00 PM
TAR 25-TAR 29 are the second times of five consecutive seasons with Keep on racing legs (previous from TAR 6 to TAR 10) and the third seasons of each period have two KORs (season 8 and 27)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 22, 2017, 12:36:08 AM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 22, 2017, 01:03:54 AM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.

Could you count Jessica and John in this category? Or would it not count due to them being eliminated with the EP?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on April 22, 2017, 07:38:45 AM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.

Steph & Kristen.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on April 22, 2017, 08:31:11 AM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.

Could you count Jessica and John in this category? Or would it not count due to them being eliminated with the EP?

That wouldn't really count due to their elimination - Kristen & Darren were also eliminated with an EP.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on April 22, 2017, 11:03:29 AM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.

Steph & Kristen.

Cool! :colors
I didn't/haven't watched TARC4. What happened, why didn't they use it?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 22, 2017, 03:57:16 PM
Becca & Floyd are the third team to let their Express Pass expire. The first were Lincoln & Tien Dat from TAR Vietnam 5, and then Steph & Kristen were second only a couple of weeks later. Both teams were simply too strong and never needed to use it.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 22, 2017, 06:59:59 PM
Becca & Floyd are the third team to let their Express Pass expire. The first were Lincoln & Tien Dat from TAR Vietnam 5, and then Steph & Kristen were second only a couple of weeks later. Both teams were simply too strong and never needed to use it.

Would we say that Becca and Floyd are strong?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 22, 2017, 11:58:49 PM
Too early to say.

Honestly, why set an expiry at leg 5? That's too early...

Then again, better than TAR Australia 3 where I think it expired at leg 4...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 23, 2017, 12:01:36 AM
Then again, better than TAR Australia 3 where I think it expired at leg 4...

Yes, that's right. John and Murray gave it to Carla and Hereni at the end of Leg 3 and then the Mums use it at the Roadblock in Leg 4
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on April 24, 2017, 05:38:39 AM
Repost for Pi:

Teams have traveled 12,112 miles this season through Leg 3. That’s the largest number of miles teams have traveled in the first three legs of a season since S18 (12,706).

Fixed.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 24, 2017, 05:50:53 AM
Repost for Pi:

Teams have traveled 12,112 miles this season through Leg 3. That’s the largest number of miles teams have traveled in the first three legs of a season since S18 (12,706).

Fixed.
Teams get to visit 4 continents by leg 5 in S29
The only time that happened was TAR 5
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on April 24, 2017, 07:33:11 AM
I think you could include 2 and 13 as well?

Also I'm there's a season that disproves this but leg 5 of TAR 29 is the first to have a FF on a keep racing leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on April 24, 2017, 07:47:35 AM
I think you could include 2 and 13 as well?

Also I'm there's a season that disproves this but leg 5 of TAR 29 is the first to have a FF on a keep racing leg.
OH definitely true for TAR 2 and 13 as well
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on May 12, 2017, 09:10:06 AM
Liz & Mike, iinm, arrived at the pit stop in last place for 4 times, the most any team in TAR US (not sure with int'l) has ever done.
1st time: Leg 1, Panama; saved by Kevin & Jenn's 2-hour penalty
2nd time: Leg 5, Norway; keep on racing
3rd time: Leg 7, Italy 2; non-elimination with speedbump next leg
4th time: Leg 8, Greece; eliminated

Oh also, the teams who used the U-turn on Leg 6 of TAR29 were the teams who received the U-turn on the same season's Leg 8.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 19, 2017, 08:13:18 AM
Both Amazing Race 29 and Amazing Race Canada 4 visited Vietnam, both were filmed in 2016 and both seasons had at least 1 contestant that collapsed due to the heat, Floyd (of Becca & Floyd) and Tanya (of Anne & Tanya) respectively.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 20, 2017, 01:52:11 AM
IRCC, Becca and Floyd are the third team ever to go worst to first and then first to worst right at the next leg

The first is John Vito and Jill (s3 leg 8-9-10)
and the second one is David & Mary (s10 leg 5-6-7)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on May 20, 2017, 07:41:01 AM
Becca & Floyd did not go worst to first? ???
They checked in 5th out of 6 teams in leg 8.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 20, 2017, 03:25:22 PM
Becca & Floyd did not go worst to first? ???
They checked in 5th out of 6 teams in leg 8.

They LEFT in worst.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 20, 2017, 05:00:01 PM
So far, 3 teams in Season 29 did not complete all tasks in their respective elimination legs.

Kevin & Jenn - did not properly complete the Detour
Shamir & Sara - did not complete the Roadblock
Becca & Floyd - did not complete the Route Info task

I don't know if that's the most times that's happened in one season--let me know!

Also, Phil had to eliminate a team on the Race course twice in Season 29.  Is that the first time that's happened?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 20, 2017, 10:39:36 PM
The US Version has casted 2 Indian-American teams, Vipul & Arti (S.10) and Hoskote & Naina (S.23). Coincidentally both came in 11th Place.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on May 21, 2017, 02:51:03 AM
I may be wrong, as I haven't researched this  :lol:  But after last nights episode, S29 Leg 2, a new record has been broken.

Mike & Liz made the biggest improvement in placements over one Leg.  Leg 1 - 10th, Leg 2 - 1st.  This gives them a 9 Team jump.  :hoot:

They beat the old record, held by Justin & Diana in S27, who had an 8 Team jump: Leg 1 - 9th, Leg 2 - 1st.

They are also the first ever team to arrive 11th on the 1st leg (checking in at 10th) then finish 1st on the following leg.

Wrong on both accounts, unless you don't count Fast Forward runs. Derek & Drew were 11th on the first leg in season 3 (12 teams that season, so they survived), they did the Fast Forward on the second leg and ended up in 1st. They jumped 10 teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 21, 2017, 04:06:07 AM
∆∆ if the FF was included, then Derek and Drew would still holf the record, but what make special from Mike and Liz was they difn't need FF to win the leg, altough, all teams had bunched up and got the same flight to Sao Paolo

Meanwhile, bike basket in Ninh Binh (switchback of S3) tied with Bungee jumping at Batoka River (switchback of S1) in S27 as the longest Siwtchback that was done after seasons... (both was done after 26 seasons), but if you count the leg, Batoka River may still stand the record... (Batoka was visited at very first leg, while the Bike basket was done on 11 th leg )
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 21, 2017, 04:11:57 AM
So far, 3 teams in Season 29 did not complete all tasks in their respective elimination legs.

Kevin & Jenn - did not properly complete the Detour
Shamir & Sara - did not complete the Roadblock
Becca & Floyd - did not complete the Route Info task

I don't know if that's the most times that's happened in one season--let me know!

Also, Phil had to eliminate a team on the Race course twice in Season 29.  Is that the first time that's happened?
Allan Wu did it 2 times in the amazing race asia 2 (Brett & Kinaryosih and Sophia & Aurelia in leg 3 and 4 in new zealand)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 21, 2017, 04:18:15 AM
Also about switchback, the most recent seasons that revisited in respective season was S14 (carryinh cheese ARI in Switzerland) that was revisited in S22 ( altough in that season (S22), teams carried the cheese on Snowy hill instead on grassy hill)... Also this was the shortest seasons to be done in particular season ( 6 seasons)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 21, 2017, 04:27:28 AM
I may be wrong, as I haven't researched this  :lol:  But after last nights episode, S29 Leg 2, a new record has been broken.

Mike & Liz made the biggest improvement in placements over one Leg.  Leg 1 - 10th, Leg 2 - 1st.  This gives them a 9 Team jump.  :hoot:

They beat the old record, held by Justin & Diana in S27, who had an 8 Team jump: Leg 1 - 9th, Leg 2 - 1st.

They are also the first ever team to arrive 11th on the 1st leg (checking in at 10th) then finish 1st on the following leg.

Wrong on both accounts, unless you don't count Fast Forward runs. Derek & Drew were 11th on the first leg in season 3 (12 teams that season, so they survived), they did the Fast Forward on the second leg and ended up in 1st. They jumped 10 teams.

I do not count the FF for this as any team can go from Worst to First using that, and it's not really a test of Race skill to achieve such a feat by using a FF.

∆∆ if the FF was included, then Derek and Drew would still holf the record, but what make special from Mike and Liz was they difn't need FF to win the leg, altough, all teams had bunched up and got the same flight to Sao Paolo

If your talking about S29, then the teams weren't all bunched on the same flight - There were 6 different flights to Sao Paulo.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 21, 2017, 04:37:01 AM
Also about switchback, the most recent seasons that revisited in respective season was S14 (carryinh cheese ARI in Switzerland) that was revisited in S22 ( altough in that season (S22), teams carried the cheese on Snowy hill instead on grassy hill)... Also this was the shortest seasons to be done in particular season ( 6 seasons)

What?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 21, 2017, 04:58:21 AM

∆∆ if the FF was included, then Derek and Drew would still holf the record, but what make special from Mike and Liz was they difn't need FF to win the leg, altough, all teams had bunched up and got the same flight to Sao Paolo

If your talking about S29, then the teams weren't all bunched on the same flight - There were 6 different flights to Sao Paulo.

Dang, i didn't notice that, thanks for correction

Also about switchback, the most recent seasons that revisited in respective season was S14 (carryinh cheese ARI in Switzerland) that was revisited in S22 ( altough in that season (S22), teams carried the cheese on Snowy hill instead on grassy hill)... Also this was the shortest switchbacks that revisited on subsuquent season ( S14 to S22 hence.6 seasons)

What?
Sorry my english was bad, here's the correction
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on May 21, 2017, 04:59:45 AM
The US Version has casted 2 Indian-American teams, Vipul & Arti (S.10) and Hoskote & Naina (S.23). Coincidentally both came in 11th Place.

So THAT'S where Hoskote was from! I think he was South American...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 21, 2017, 12:36:26 PM
So far (exclude s29) there's no season that have 2 of final 3 teams yet win the leg before the finale... (CMIIW or if missed one or some)

So based that fact... the teams that win the leg before the finale have 66.67% while the rest have 33.33% chance to get into final leg... so hypothetically if you race and win a leg, your probability to get into final leg will high rather you never win any leg

 (let's say it's just a probability based on this phenomenon, sure there are many factor that will approve or deny this hypothesis; also i counted this probability based on 3 teams that get into the final on every season, not all the teams, and per season, but if i miss the fact or my hypothesis is wrong, your arguments are welcomed)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on May 21, 2017, 03:22:36 PM
Also about switchback, the most recent seasons that revisited in respective season was S14 (carryinh cheese ARI in Switzerland) that was revisited in S22 ( altough in that season (S22), teams carried the cheese on Snowy hill instead on grassy hill)... Also this was the shortest seasons to be done in particular season ( 6 seasons)
Sorry, I don't understand this. I don't mean to insult your English, I would just like to know what is this fact/record you are talking about. ;)

Becca & Floyd did not go worst to first? ???
They checked in 5th out of 6 teams in leg 8.

They LEFT in worst.
Just compare their last 3 placements with JVJ and DaveMary, you'll see what I mean. :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 21, 2017, 03:41:15 PM
Marionete, they are referring to the number of seasons between the original task and the Switchback task. Cheese hill in 14 was revisited in 22, and that's a difference of only 8 seasons. Meanwhile, going to Batoka Gorge in 1, and then revisited in 27, that's a difference of 26 seasons. Much larger.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 21, 2017, 04:52:30 PM
^^ this, and also The Cheese Hill task in S14 was the youngest task that would be a switchback...

Note to myself: Practice English well :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 21, 2017, 05:13:11 PM
Your English is amazing considering that our language is super tough, we have the infamous silent K and rules that don't comply with everything
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on May 22, 2017, 02:37:30 PM
Becca & Floyd are the first ever team to let Express Pass expire by the deadline.

Steph & Kristen.

Cool! :colors
I didn't/haven't watched TARC4. What happened, why didn't they use it?

They had it for so long and were so good that by the time they got to the last task of the last leg they could use it in, they were still ahead of the other teams, so they just did the task rather than skip it.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on May 22, 2017, 02:56:09 PM
Actually, the winning team of TAR Vietnam All-Stars preceded Steph & Kristen by a few months. They were the first :)

This new trend must be a sign of the EP losing its usefulness :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 22, 2017, 03:41:04 PM
I've mentioned before, but they should offer a prize or bonus for holding the Express Pass until it expires.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 23, 2017, 08:55:17 AM
if you notice (or maybe some of you did), S29 is the first time the route marker is presented and existed in Vietnam (fan in ARI and ladder at detour)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 23, 2017, 07:33:55 PM
if you notice (or maybe some of you did), S29 is the first time the route marker is presented and existed in Vietnam (fan in ARI and ladder at detour)
The orginal route marker also presented in vietnam at TAR canada 4 and TAR Asia 5
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 23, 2017, 07:50:18 PM
Number of orthodox speed bump (separate task for team finished last in non-elimination legs) from season 12
12:2 (11 legs)
13:2 (11 legs)
14:2 (leg 10 and 11 formed keep on racing)
15:3 (12 teams, starting line elimination)
16:3
17:3
18:1 (2 keep on racing legs)
19:3 (1 double elimination, 1 keep on racing)
20:3
21:3
22:2
23:2
24:3
25:3 (finale with 4 teams, mid-point elimination)
26:3 (finale with 4 teams, mid-point elimination)
27:0
28:2
29:2
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on May 24, 2017, 03:35:19 PM
if you notice (or maybe some of you did), S29 is the first time the route marker is presented and existed in Vietnam (fan in ARI and ladder at detour)
The orginal route marker also presented in vietnam at TAR canada 4 and TAR Asia 5
and TAR Israel 5
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on May 24, 2017, 09:51:13 PM
I believe the infamous downed B-52 memorial in Hanoi in S22 also had a standard red and yellow cluebox.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on May 24, 2017, 10:09:24 PM
Vietnam was apparently the go-to country of the year, being featured by 4 different versions in the past 12 months :lol: .

Israel and US to Hanoi in the north, Canada and Asia to Ho Chi Minh City in the south.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on May 24, 2017, 10:19:25 PM
Vietnam was apparently the go-to country of the year, being featured by 4 different versions in the past 12 months :lol: .

Israel and US to Hanoi in the north, Canada and Asia to Ho Chi Minh City in the south.

Five if Vietnamese version is counted.

Israel (November 2015), Vietnam (February-March 2016), Canada (May 2016), US (June 2016) and Asia.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 26, 2017, 10:09:57 PM
John & Murray is the best averaging place among M/M teams who failed to reach F3 (13/6=2.167)
Treasuri & Louisa is the best averaging place among F/F teams who failed to reach F3 (21/9=2.333)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 26, 2017, 10:27:00 PM
Had Banyuwangi's leg was normal penultimate leg,  they could have been easily won the tar based on their placement average
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on May 27, 2017, 06:11:33 AM
This may not be 100% accurate, but I think TAR 29 is the only Season to have teams go from 1st to Worst on 3 separate occasions.  (The most of any Season)

Tara & Joey - 1st Leg 8, Last Leg 9
Becca & Floyd - 1st Leg 9, Last Leg 10
Matt & Redmond - 1st Leg 10, Last Leg 11

If Brooke & Scott come in 3rd on the Final Leg, this record will increase to 4 separate times.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: elthemagnifico on May 27, 2017, 07:50:30 AM
This may not be 100% accurate, but I think TAR 29 is the only Season to have teams go from 1st to Worst on 3 separate occasions.  (The most of any Season)

Tara & Joey - 1st Leg 8, Last Leg 9
Becca & Floyd - 1st Leg 9, Last Leg 10
Matt & Redmond - 1st Leg 10, Last Leg 11

If Brooke & Scott come in 3rd on the Final Leg, this record will increase to 4 separate times.

... and suprisingly back to back
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 27, 2017, 09:08:29 AM
This may not be 100% accurate, but I think TAR 29 is the only Season to have teams go from 1st to Worst on 3 separate occasions.  (The most of any Season)

Tara & Joey - 1st Leg 8, Last Leg 9
Becca & Floyd - 1st Leg 9, Last Leg 10
Matt & Redmond - 1st Leg 10, Last Leg 11

If Brooke & Scott come in 3rd on the Final Leg, this record will increase to 4 separate times.
TAR Asia 5
Brandon & Alphaeus 1st leg 1, last leg 2
JK & Mike 1st leg 7, last leg 8
Treasuri & Louisa 1st leg 8, last leg 9 (TYS + TUS)
Eric & Rona 1st leg 9, last leg 10 (finale)
All even occured in Indonesia, except for leg 7.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on May 27, 2017, 09:16:34 AM
Had Banyuwangi's leg was normal penultimate leg,  they could have been easily won the tar based on their placement average
Even if Trez & Lou went to final, they would still finish 2nd in final as Maggie & Parul always read the clues carefully
And The amazing race asia 5 might be the first season in all franchises no team got penalty at pitstop or route marker!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on May 27, 2017, 09:44:32 AM
Had Banyuwangi's leg was normal penultimate leg,  they could have been easily won the tar based on their placement average
Even if Trez & Lou went to final, they would still finish 2nd in final as Maggie & Parul always read the clues carefully
And The amazing race asia 5 might be the first season in all franchises no team got penalty at pitstop or route marker!

Also, had the penultimate leg's U-Turn been placed after the Detour and Trez & Lou U-Turned Eric & Rona, causing the latter's elimination, we might have an all-female final 3!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 27, 2017, 11:50:44 AM
This may not be 100% accurate, but I think TAR 29 is the only Season to have teams go from 1st to Worst on 3 separate occasions.  (The most of any Season)

Tara & Joey - 1st Leg 8, Last Leg 9
Becca & Floyd - 1st Leg 9, Last Leg 10
Matt & Redmond - 1st Leg 10, Last Leg 11

If Brooke & Scott come in 3rd on the Final Leg, this record will increase to 4 separate times.
TAR Asia 5
Brandon & Alphaeus 1st leg 1, last leg 2
JK & Mike 1st leg 7, last leg 8
Treasuri & Louisa 1st leg 8, last leg 9 (TYS + TUS)
Eric & Rona 1st leg 9, last leg 10 (finale)
All even occured in Indonesia, except for leg 7.

We can match it if Brooke and Scott come in 3rd
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 27, 2017, 12:17:08 PM
Had Banyuwangi's leg was normal penultimate leg,  they could have been easily won the tar based on their placement average
Even if Trez & Lou went to final, they would still finish 2nd in final as Maggie & Parul always read the clues carefully
And The amazing race asia 5 might be the first season in all franchises no team got penalty at pitstop or route marker!

Also, had the penultimate leg's U-Turn been placed after the Detour and Trez & Lou U-Turned Eric & Rona, causing the latter's elimination, we might have an all-female final 3!

It would have been history in the making if that happened. TAR Asia casted really strong F/F teams in their return season, very surprising.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on May 28, 2017, 07:38:27 AM
No matter who win, season 29 will be the season that final 3 teams own the least amount of total leg win, with only 5
Supressing TAR 8/10/18/19/21's of 6
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 28, 2017, 12:57:21 PM
Just finished watching the Greece episode of S.29, the Speedbump for Mike & Liz is preparing the Greek dish, Kokoretsi. Mike is a butcher and a former chef, its second nature to him. Coincidence, I think not.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 28, 2017, 01:05:25 PM
Matt & Redmond are the first team in the entire US Franchise to never place lower than 4th place but end up in 4th.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 28, 2017, 02:39:05 PM
Just finished watching the Greece episode of S.29, the Speedbump for Mike & Liz is preparing the Greek dish, Kokoretsi. Mike is a butcher and a former chef, its second nature to him. Coincidence, I think not.

It was a coincidence
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on May 29, 2017, 06:14:37 AM
Of the 3 All-Female Teams that won the Amazing Race (US Version), Kisha & Jen are the only non-interracial team. Nat & Kat of S.17 and Amy & Maya of S.25 were interracial teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on May 29, 2017, 09:45:15 AM
Of the 3 All-Female Teams that won the Amazing Race (US Version), Kisha & Jen are the only non-interracial team. Nat & Kat of S.17 and Amy & Maya of S.25 were interracial teams.

Yet they included at least one non-white member.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on May 29, 2017, 11:24:30 AM
Of the 3 All-Female Teams that won the Amazing Race (US Version), Kisha & Jen are the only non-interracial team. Nat & Kat of S.17 and Amy & Maya of S.25 were interracial teams.

Yet they included at least one non-white member.

Well if they didn't they wouldn't be interracial
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on May 29, 2017, 03:35:16 PM
TAR456 meant that although Kisha & Jen weren't an interracial team, they can be counted in the "all FF winners have a non-white member" fact.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 30, 2017, 05:38:21 PM
In TAR 6, 8, 9, 15, 28, and 29, the F3 never actually placed in the Top 3 together until the F4 elimination leg.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on May 30, 2017, 06:03:37 PM
Biggest Jump to 1st:
TAR 01: 5th to 1st (Pat & Brenda; Kevin & Drew; Frank & Margarita)
TAR 02: 7th to 1st (Oswald & Danny; Chris & Alex)
TAR 03: 11th to 1st (Derek & Drew)
TAR 04: 9th to 1st (Steve & Josh)
TAR 05: 7th to 1st (Chip & Kim)
TAR 06: 7th to 1st (Lori & Bolo)
TAR 07: 6th to 1st (Ray & Deana)
TAR 08: 6th to 1st (Bransen Family)
TAR 09: 4th to 1st (Fran & Barry; Eric & Jeremy; Ray & Yolanda; BJ & Tyler)
TAR 10: 8th to 1st (Erwin & Godwin)
TAR 11: 7th to 1st (Charla & Mirna)
TAR 12: 7th to 1st (TK & Rachel)
TAR 13: 5th to 1st (Nick & Starr)
TAR 14: 6th to 1st (Christie & Jodi)
TAR 15: 7th to 1st (Gary & Matt)
TAR 16: 8th to 1st (Louie & Michael)
TAR 17: 8th to 1st (Nat & Kat)
TAR 18: 8th to 1st (Margie & Luke)
TAR 19: 7th to 1st (Andy & Tommy)
TAR 20: 4th to 1st (Rachel & Dave)
TAR 21: 5th to 1st (Trey & Lexi)
TAR 22: 4th to 1st (Bates & Anthony)
TAR 23: 5th to 1st (Brandon & Adam; Tim & Marie)
TAR 24: 5th to 1st (Brendon & Rachel)
TAR 25: 7th to 1st (Kym & Alli)
TAR 26: 8th to 1st (Mike & Rochelle)
TAR 27: 9th to 1st (Justin & Diana)
TAR 28: 3rd to 1st (Zach & Rachel; Brodie & Kurt)
TAR 29: 10th to 1st (Liz & Michael)

GREEN indicates that a Fast Forward was used.
RED indicates that an Express Pass was used.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on June 02, 2017, 12:00:52 AM
Asia S1 8th to 1st (Andrew & Syeon, Sahil & Prashant )
S2 4th to 1st (Ann & Diana)
S3 4th to 1st (Vince & Sam)
S4 6th to 1st (Ivan & Hilda, Richard & Richard)
S5 9th to 1st (Yvonne & Chloe)
Australia S1 9th to 1st (Richard & Joey)
S2 8th to 1st (James & Sarah)
S3 6th to 1st (Carla & Hereni)
Canada S1 3rd to 1st (Jet & Dave, Tim & Tim)
S2 7th to 1st (Alain & Audrey)
S3 7th to 1st (Gino & Jesse)
S4 4th to 1st (Jillian & Emmett)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on June 10, 2017, 02:15:16 AM
Youngest and Oldest contestants of each season:

TAR1-21 (Emily) / 64 (Dave)
TAR2-21 (Paige) / 65 (Claire)
TAR3-21 (Andrew) / 50 (Ian)
TAR4-21 (Josh) / 49 (Debra)
TAR5-21 (Donny, Nicole) / 61 (Bob)
TAR6-23 (Lena) / 69 (Don)
TAR7-22 (Alex) / 69 (Meredith)
TAR8-8 (Austin) / 57 (Tony A.)
TAR9-22 (Danielle, Dani) / 63 (Barry)
TAR10-22 (Kellie, Jamie) / 53 (Duke)
TAR11-23 (Danielle) / 56 (Joe)
TAR12-21 (Ari, Kynt) / 68 (Donald)
TAR13-21 (Starr) / 63 (Anita)
TAR14-22 (Luke) / 68 (Mel)
TAR15-21 (Dan) / 60 (Marcy)
TAR16-20 (Caite) / 71 (Jody)
TAR17-20 (Kevin) / 58 (Michael)
TAR18-24 (Kent) / 70 (Mel)
TAR19-19 (Zac) / 63 (Bill A.)
TAR20-25 (Maiya) / 45 (Mark)
TAR21-22 (Lexi) / 53 (Will, James L.)
TAR22-21 (Connor, Joey) / 58 (Dave)
TAR23-22 (Ally) / 60 (Hoskote)
TAR24-22 (Joey, Connor) / 59 (Dave)
TAR25-22 (Michelle) / 42 (Shelley)
TAR26-23 (Bergen) / 57 (Jeff M.)
TAR27-22 (Alex, Danielle) / 51 (Denise)
TAR28-19 (Cameron, Cole) / 58 (Scott)
TAR29-21 (Floyd) / 46 (Joey)

TARA1-23 (Jacqueline) / 42 (Ernie)
TARA2-24 (Natasha, Paula, Pamela) / 48 (Henry)
TARA3-24 (Neena, Mai) / 53 (Niroo)
TARA4-21 (Claire) / 53 (Hussein)
TARA5-21 (Alex) / 38 (Lisa)

TARAu1-21 (Anastasia) / 60 (Jeff)
TARAu2-21 (Grace) / 55 (Ross)
TARAu3-24 (Emily) / 50 (Elizabeth)

TARC1-21 (Vanessa) / 57 (Hal)
TARC2-19 (Cormac) / 51  (Rex)
TARC3-19 (Hamilton, Michaeia) / 62 (Neil)
TARC4-21 (Anthony, Brandon) / 51 (Stéphane)

TARCR1-24 (Aleksandra, Sarah) / 54 (Bonnie)
TARCR2-20 (Cecilia) / 52 (Rhett)
TARCR3-21 (Janelle) / 46 (Yu Ping)

TARJQ1-17 (Guan Xiaotong) / 57 (Zhang Tielin)
TARJQ2-23 (Deng Ziqi) / 62 (Zeng Zhiwei)
TARJQ3-21 (Sun Rui) / 48 (Jin Xing, Heinz)

HMLM1-20 (Liran) / 62 (Margalit)
HMLM2-18 (Adele) / 54 (Tal)
HMLM3-18 (Romi) / 60 (Ronnie)
HMLM4-20 (Tom) / 59 (Pnina)
HMLM5-21 (Lee) / 63 (Amit)

TAREDC1-23 (David) / 60 (Ricardo)
TAREDC2-23 (Stefany, Marietta) / 56 (Edison Sr.)
TARLA3-21 (Andre) / 49 (Ale)
TARLA4-22 (Cainã, Fernanda) / 57 (Ciça)
TARLA5-24 (Karina) / 47 (Eddy)
TARLA6-21 (Orlando) / 51 (Juan)

TARN1-20 (Vilde) / 64 (Bjørn)
TARN2-21 (Lindsy, Julie) / 69 (Milorad)

TARP1-22 (Dani, Angel, Jervi) / 47 (Ed)
TARP2-21 (Ed, Jody, Phoebe) / 52 (AJ)

TARV1-22 (Baggio, Thành Phúc) / 39 (Richie)
TARV2-22 (S.T) / 32 (Tiến Đạt)
TARV3-23 (Trang Khiếu, Hương Giang) / 32 (Mint, Criss)
TARV4-20 (Thùy Anh) / 34 (Ngọc Anh)
TARV5-21 (Thùy Anh) / 43 (Richie)

VP-18 (Jacob) / 72 (Vladimir V.)

TARF-21 (Héléna, Séverine) / 54 (Francis, Michel)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on June 10, 2017, 03:04:04 AM
Thanks GB! You are the best!  :hearts: :luvya: :<3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on June 10, 2017, 10:38:07 PM
Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I have created a few speadsheets based on TAR team averages for people to check out.

One ranks the career average of every single team that's been on the race (so teams that have competed in 2+ seasons have the averages in both seasons combined). One has the averages of teams that never been last (and never eliminated to keep the spirit of the data). One has the averages of winning teams, and one has the highest averages of each season.

Here are the spreadsheets. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Sd5MTx4pTDFKSTlhpOzkBr9GOb0JPKQbFdP2QiM2ol8/edit?usp=sharing)

Some interesting things are: Teri & Ian have the lowest average of a team that's never been last nor eliminated; there have been two instances of teams being tied for the highest average (TAR 1 & 3); and there have been 291 teams that have competed on the race.

(291 total teams - 2 mixed teams - 10 4-person teams)*2 + 4*10 4-person teams = 598 people have run the race (in the American version).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Steel of Scandinavia on June 12, 2017, 07:37:11 AM
If we look at all the contestants to ever run the race, the age gap between the youngest and oldest racer is 63 years. The youngest contestant we've seen on the show is Austin Black at age 8 in Season 8 (Family Edition), while the oldest contestant is Jordan "Jody" Kelly from Season 16, racing at the age of 71.

If we exclude the family edition, the age gap would be 50 years, with there having been multiple 21 year old contestants (age requirement in normal seasons).

If look at all the contestants , the only ages in the gap we haven't seen a racer have is 55, 64 and 67. There hasn't been anyone at the age of 10, 13 or 18 either, but unless we're getting another Family Edition, it would be highly unlikely to ever see someone that young again.

EDIT:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on June 12, 2017, 03:36:42 PM
Zac from TAR19 was 19 years old.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Steel of Scandinavia on June 12, 2017, 04:10:18 PM
Zac from TAR19 was 19 years old.

Thanks! Fixed the original post.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on June 12, 2017, 04:13:19 PM
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on June 12, 2017, 04:36:53 PM
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

Jody from TAR 16 was 71 or 73, and Mel was 70 when he raced again in TAR 18.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on June 13, 2017, 02:47:06 AM
Technically, Charla & Mirna is first all-female team to make final 3 by team existence (they raced in TAR 5, but finished 6th and later returned in TAR 11, made into final 3). As we already know, Lyn & Karlyn are first by appearance chronologically (they only raced in TAR 10, and made into final 3). I don't know how to put words for this however, anyway.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on June 13, 2017, 03:30:26 PM
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

Jody from TAR 16 was 71 or 73, and Mel was 70 when he raced again in TAR 18.

Additionally, as mentioned above, Vladimir V. from the Ukrainian version of the Race was the oldest racer to ever compete. He was 72.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Steel of Scandinavia on June 13, 2017, 03:43:46 PM
What racers were in their 60s?
And who raced at the age of 70? ???

60 - Marcy (of Marcy & Ron), s15
60 & 65 - Margaretta & Dave, s1
60 - Hoskote (of Hoskote & Naina), s23
61 - Bob (of Bob & Joyce), s5
61 & 63 - Fran & Barry, s9 + Arthur & Anita, s13
61 - Ron (of Ron & Christina) when returning for Unfinished Buisness
62 & 63 - Cathi & Bill, s19
63 & 65 - Peggy & Claire, s2
65 - Pat (of Kate & Pat), s12
66 & 69 - Mary Jean & Don, s6 + Gretchen & Meredith, s7
68 - Don of Nicolas & Donald, s12
68 & 70 - Mel (of Mel & Mike), s14 & s18 (Unfinished Buisness)
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Post by: toanglobal on June 13, 2017, 08:39:21 PM
Two teams from Japan completed in the amazing race Asia (Daichi & Sawaka, Rei & Keiji (represent for Singapore at Asia 5), both of them are siblings co-ed teams. Oldest racer of TAR Vietnam 3 was Do Hoang Duong 39, he raced with his wife "Kiwi" Ngo Mai Trang, the married couple was invited for All-Star but refused due to Kiwi's pregnancy
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on June 14, 2017, 05:04:40 PM
Two teams from Japan completed in the amazing race Asia (Daichi & Sawaka, Rei & Keiji (represent for Singapore at Asia 5), both of them are siblings co-ed teams. Oldest racer of TAR Vietnam 3 was Do Hoang Duong 39, he raced with his wife "Kiwi" Ngo Mai Trang, the married couple was invited for All-Star but refused due to Kiwi's pregnancy

I still have no information about Team Kiwi on our wiki (age, hometown, full name). Do you have some I can use?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on June 14, 2017, 07:47:25 PM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Lemontail on June 20, 2017, 04:40:33 PM
Technically, Charla & Mirna is first all-female team to make final 3 by team existence (they raced in TAR 5, but finished 6th and later returned in TAR 11, made into final 3). As we already know, Lyn & Karlyn are first by appearance chronologically (they only raced in TAR 10, and made into final 3). I don't know how to put words for this however, anyway.

And by this logic, technically Kisha & Jen were also first all-female team to win TAR in American edition, as they returned to win TAR 18.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Steel of Scandinavia on June 21, 2017, 06:35:07 PM
In the U.S. version of the Amazing Race the only letters we haven't seen as the first letter in someone's first name is Q and X.
Uchenna (of Uchenna & Joyce) is the only contestant to have a name starting with U, while Yolanda (of Ray & Yolanda) is the only one to have a name starting with Y.
The remaining letters all appear in multiple people's first names.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on June 21, 2017, 11:24:41 PM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)

TAR 16 had it happen from leg 7 to 8 as well :angel.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on June 22, 2017, 12:41:49 AM
Joe Jer & Zabrina is the only teams who finished 6 different places in last 6 legs in TAR History and no dropped place
6th in leg 7 (Saved by NEL), 5th in leg 8, 4th in leg 9'mid-way and leg 9, 3rd in leg 10, 2nd in leg 11 and 1st in leg 12
TAR Asia 5 has four different teams win last four legs
TAR Asia 1 has six different teams win in first six legs (Mardy & Marsio won leg 1, Sahil & Prasant won leg 2, Howard & Sharan won leg 3, Andrew & Syeon won leg 4, Andy & Laura won leg 5, Sandy & Francesca won leg 6).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Amazing_Race_Asia_1
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: CanadianOwl on June 22, 2017, 01:59:19 PM
Is Leg 7 of Season 9 the only leg where the leg placements are the reverse of the team's final placements (B.J. & Tyler were 5th, ended up 1st; Eric & Jeremy were 4th, ended up 2nd; Ray & Yolanda were 3rd, and ended up 3rd; Joseph & Monica were 2nd, ended up 4th; Fran & Berry were 1st, ended up 5th)

To answer my own post, the penultimate legs of TAR 7 & 25 are the only other legs to have this distinction.

TAR 7 Leg 11 (12 if the double leg counts as two):
Uchenna & Joyce were 3rd and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Rob & Amber were 2nd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Ron & Kelly were 1st on the leg, ended up 3rd.

TAR 25 Leg 11:
Amy & Maya were 4th and last on the leg, ended up 1st
Misti & Jim were 3rd on the leg, ended up 2nd
Adam & Bethany were 2nd on the leg, ended up 3rd
Brooke & Robbie were 1st on the leg, ended up 4th (and eliminated mid-way through the final leg)

TAR 16 had it happen from leg 7 to 8 as well :angel.

That's a result flip between consecutive legs, but I was looking at result flips from one leg to the final results.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on July 02, 2017, 03:21:00 AM
Heaviest penalty served at KOR pitstop 4 hours by Simi & Ope, Neil & Kristin and Hussein & Natasha, concidentally all of them are father/daughter teams
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on July 05, 2017, 10:37:02 AM
Could be total bogus due to having no time to go and research  :lol:  but I think TARC 4 is the first Season not to have M/F Dating Team?  With TARC 5 being the second?  Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong?  ???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on July 05, 2017, 11:01:53 AM
The Amazing Race Norge 2 (Norwegian version) also did not have a dating team. :P
And it doesn't look like there was a dating team on the third & fourth seasons of the Israeli version.
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Post by: NMC on July 05, 2017, 12:05:20 PM
Aahh Ha! I knew I'd be caught out.  :lol:  Can we just consider the English speaking versions then?  :funny:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on July 18, 2017, 07:30:15 PM
Just like Tyler curse, we have Brittany curse since two contestants named Brittany all finish in 9th. (21 and 28)

And also France joins the elite club of countries that are visited for three consecutive seasons after India (12, 13, 14), China (16, 17, 18), Indonesia (21, 22, 23), aside from USA, of course.
We also have Kristen EP curse, two teams with Kristen never used EP, Kristen & Daren eliminated with EP in their hand, while Kristen & Steph was too strong to use EP
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NMC on August 04, 2017, 09:57:42 AM
Randomly looking through results of different Seasons, and I think TAR Asia 5 is the only Season where none of the Final 3 won more than 1 Leg.  :o
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on August 05, 2017, 04:54:54 AM
Randomly looking through results of different Seasons, and I think TAR Asia 5 is the only Season where none of the Final 3 won more than 1 Leg.  :o
It occured because the Yield and U-turn in penultive leg, if Leg 9 were designed normally, Yvonne & Chloe would be booted due to Chloe's injury leaving F3 with Parul & Maggie, Trez & Lou, Eric & Rona
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 09, 2017, 04:44:29 AM
Germany is the most-visited country that has never hosted a U-Turn, with 11 visits. South Korea and Malaysia are in second place with 8 visits.

Norway is the most-visited country with no Non-Elimination legs, with 6 visits (No-rest doesn't count)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on September 27, 2017, 06:46:49 AM
So far, Express Passes (http://realityfanwiki.com/index.php?title=Express_Pass) have been used to skip:

*21 Detours (including 2 Detours after being U-Turned)
*17 Roadblocks
*9 Active Route Info Tasks
*1 Face Off
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on September 27, 2017, 08:18:50 AM
What about US seasons only?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 09:24:53 AM
Marionete: 10 Detours, 5 Roadblocks.
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Post by: toanglobal on September 27, 2017, 08:54:41 PM
Marionete: 10 Detours, 5 Roadblocks.
Because US version has fewer performance ARI tasks than international counterparts, some ARI tasks can't be skipped by using EP such as collecting coins in TAR 23 leg 4
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Post by: Maanca on September 27, 2017, 09:01:37 PM
True. A lot more ARI's that are actually full-blown tasks.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on October 02, 2017, 07:48:21 AM
Here's a chronological list of new countries that were visited by the race, as determined by their airdates.

-United States of America
-South Africa
-Zambia
-France
-Tunisia
-Italy
-India
-Thailand
-People's Republic of China
-Brazil
-Namibia
-Hong Kong (China)
-Australia
-New Zealand
-Mexico
-England (United Kingdom)
-Scotland (United Kingdom)
-Potugal
-Spain
-Morocco
-Germany
-Austria
-Switzerland
-Malaysia
-Singapore
-Vietnam
-Netherlands
-South Korea
-Uruguay
-Argentina
-Russia
-Egypt
-Kenya
-Tanzania
-United Arab Emirates
-Philippines
-Canada
-Iceland
-Norway
-Sweden
-Senegal
-Hungary
-Ethiopia
-Sri Lanka
-Peru
-Chile
-Botswana
-Turkey
-Jamaica
-Puerto Rico (United States)
-Panama
-Costa Rica
-Greece
-Oman
-Japan
-Mongolia
-Kuwait
-Mauritius
-Madagascar
-Finland
-Ukraine
-Indonesia
-Ecuador
-Mozambique
-Poland
-Macau (China)
-Guam (United States)
-Ireland
-Burkina Faso
-Lithuania
-Croatia
-Republic of China
-Czech Republic
-Bolivia
-Cambodia
-Kazakhstan
-Israel
-Romania
-Colombia
-Dominican Republic
-Estonia
-Seychelles
-Ghana
-Bangladesh
-Guatemala
-Venezuela
-Liechtenstein
-Palestine
-Malawi
-Denmark
-Belgium
-Bosnia and Herzegovina
-Paraguay
-Azerbaijan
-Cuba
-French Polynesia (France)
-Northern Ireland (United Kingdom)
-Curaçao (Netherlands)
-Wales (United Kingdom)
-United States Virgin Islands (United States)
-Malta
-Monaco
-Laos
-Zimbabwe
-Georgia
-Armenia
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on October 09, 2017, 12:29:30 PM
seasons with 3 F/F teams in top 5
Canada 4, Asia 2 & 5, Israel 3
48 consecutive legs in US version without F/F teams win, It would be 55 if F4 finale twist wasn't introduced in TAR 25
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on October 09, 2017, 12:33:44 PM
seasons with 3 F/F teams in top 5
Canada 4, Asia 2 & 5, Israel 3
48 consecutive legs in US version without F/F teams win, It would be 55 if F4 finale twist wasn't introduced in TAR 25

Asia 5 was great for the female teams. Only one guy in the top 4.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on October 21, 2017, 09:44:05 PM
seasons with 3 F/F teams in top 5
Canada 4, Asia 2 & 5, Israel 3
48 consecutive legs in US version without F/F teams win, It would be 55 if F4 finale twist wasn't introduced in TAR 25

Asia 5 was great for the female teams. Only one guy in the top 4.
TAR Asia and TAR Israel usually have strong female teams, they usually cast more F/F teams than M/M teams, both versions are produced by ActiveTV (except TAR Asia 5)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on October 22, 2017, 01:57:06 AM
Agreed TAR Asia & TAR Israel have casted stronger F/F teams, whether it be Beauty Queens, Mother & Daughter, Friends both aged 45, Sisters, Cousins they nailed it.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on October 22, 2017, 09:03:46 PM
Except premiere and finale, Israeli legs' structure were far longer and more tasks than other versions, thus the losers of face off task(s) have a chance to catch up other teams, even strong team like Bar & Inna and Alan & Oren already lost a the face-off
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on October 22, 2017, 09:10:29 PM
Yeah, Israel has ridiculously long legs. Hence most episodes being split into 3 parts over the course of the week.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BritishTARFan on October 25, 2017, 07:09:59 PM
In all of the HD seasons only 10 states have been seen.

(California, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Texas, Nevada, Florida, Illinois, Alaska & Hawaii.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on November 03, 2017, 05:17:12 AM
TAR Israel 5 only has 5 detours but all of them were covered by Most vote U-turn, and this season also has 5 Face-Off and the final losing team were totally different
Amit & Raz was the best father/son winner ever, they completed far more tasks than Tim & Tim and Dave & Connor, except prelims and finale, each legs in Israel contains about 10 and more tasks!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on December 17, 2017, 07:08:38 PM
The Amazing Race's history of Skydiving:

TAR3 Leg 1 - Theotihuacan, Mexico - Detour
TAR4 Leg 13 - Cairns, Australia - Detour
TAR5 Leg 8 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Detour
TAR6 Leg 12 - Honolulu, United States - Roadblock
TAR9 Leg 9 - Batchelor, Australia - Roadblock
TAR10 Leg 12 - Carpiquet, France - Roadblock
TAR20 Leg 1 - Cafayate, Argentina - Roadblock
TAR22 Leg 1 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Roadblock
TAR29 Leg 5 - Geiranger, Norway - Fast Forward
TARAu1 Leg 5 - Melkbosstrand, South Africa - Roadblock
TARF Leg 1 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Roadblock
TARC2 Leg 1 - Victoria, Canada - Roadblock
TARN1 Leg 9 - Lilydale, Australia - Roadblock
TARU Leg 8 - Melkbosstrand, South Africa - Roadblock
TARCh1 Leg 5 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Roadblock
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ZA-TAR-fan on December 18, 2017, 06:13:19 PM
The Amazing Race's history of Skydiving:

TAR3 Leg 1 - Theotihuacan, Mexico - Detour
TAR4 Leg 13 - Cairns, Australia - Detour
TAR5 Leg 8 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Detour
TAR6 Leg 12 - Honolulu, United States - Roadblock
TAR9 Leg 9 - Batchelor, Australia - Roadblock
TAR10 Leg 12 - Carpiquet, France - Roadblock
TAR20 Leg 1 - Cafayate, Argentina - Roadblock
TAR22 Leg 1 - Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Roadblock
TAR29 Leg 5 - Geiranger, Norway - Fast Forward
TARAu1 Leg 5 - Melkbosstrand, South Africa - Roadblock
TARF Leg 1 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Roadblock
TARC2 Leg 1 - Victoria, Canada - Roadblock
TARN1 Leg 9 - Lilydale, Australia - Roadblock
TARU Leg 8 - Melkbosstrand, South Africa - Roadblock
TARCh1 Leg 5 - Margham, United Arab Emirates - Roadblock

TAR24 Leg 12 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Roadblock
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on December 18, 2017, 06:57:29 PM
Damn that's a lot! I would've said that we've had around 5 of them.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on January 05, 2018, 07:44:51 PM
There were only 2 F/F teams ever to win the 1st Leg of the Race. The 1st one was Debbie & Bianca from S.7 then 23 seasons later, S.30's Kristi & Jen becomes the second one.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on January 09, 2018, 08:50:22 AM
Is there an 'NBA spelling curse'? :cmaslol
TAR15, TAR30
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Post by: toanglobal on January 11, 2018, 04:16:20 AM
Very skewed in casts for season with NBA or NFL teams
S15 FT & BE 4 M/M, 1 F/F
S23 Chester & Ephraim 5 M/M, 2 F/F
S30 Cedric & Shawn 5 M/M, 3 F/F
We have 3 consecutive season with F/F teams booted in leg 2, after ten consecutive season (S18 => S27) without them
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Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 14, 2018, 02:16:58 PM
Do Margie & Luke have some kind of record for most legs raced in China? :lol:
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on January 14, 2018, 02:32:53 PM
Do Margie & Luke have some kind of record for most legs raced in China? :lol:

I remember a tweet Luke made during Season 24 about how when they opened their clue and saw another leg in China, his first thought was along those lines :P
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on January 14, 2018, 03:34:59 PM
Jet & Cord went to China just as many times.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: DavidJunior on January 14, 2018, 04:01:28 PM
Jet & Cord went to China just as many times.

Margie and Luke have one more leg raced though

They technically had 3 legs there in S14; 7 legs total

Jet and Cord only had 6 total
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on January 29, 2018, 11:49:27 AM
Season 30:
- the first 5 legs were won by 5 different teams
- first season since Season 7 to have a F/F team win the first leg
- first season since Season 14 to not have a double leg within the first 4 legs (aka they travel to a different country each leg)
- first season since Season 17 to visit Europe in the first leg
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on January 30, 2018, 10:17:15 AM
Cedric & Shawn (s30) are the only 9th place team that got to visit 4 countries (excluding France for s28's Brittany & Jessica)

Seth & Olive (s29) and Brittany & Jessica (s28) are the only 9th place teams got visit 3 different continents
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on January 31, 2018, 07:00:03 AM
Cedric & Shawn (s30) are the only 9th place team that got to visit 4 countries (excluding France for s28's Brittany & Jessica)

Seth & Olive (s29) and Brittany & Jessica (s28) are the only 9th place teams got visit 3 different continents
Roni & Yael (Israel S4) got to visit 5 countries before gets eliminated as 9th place (this season along with TARI 5 had 14 teams, including two preliminary legs)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on January 31, 2018, 03:18:51 PM
Cedric & Shawn (s30) are the only 9th place team that got to visit 4 countries (excluding France for s28's Brittany & Jessica)

Seth & Olive (s29) and Brittany & Jessica (s28) are the only 9th place teams got visit 3 different continents
Roni & Yael (Israel S4) got to visit 5 countries before gets eliminated as 9th place (this season along with TARI 5 had 14 teams, including two preliminary legs)

They only visited four. Israel, Georgia, Sweden and Finland. Leg 1 technically set foot into Palestine, but that was for group A. R&Y were part of Group B.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 04, 2018, 03:10:10 AM
Number of teams who completed the entire race without winning a single leg: 26

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Lyn & Karlyn (10)
Andrew & Dan (13)
Jaime & Cara (14)
Brian & Ericka (15)
Brendon & Rachel (20)
Mona & Beth (22)
Caroline & Jennifer (24)
Sheri & Cole (28)
London & Logan (29)
Claire & Michelle (AS4)
Vanessa & Celina (CA1)
Ryan & Rob (CA2)
Korey & Ivana (CA5)
Deepak & Naresh (CR1)
Simon & Katherine (CR2)
Christine & Steven (CR3)
Bai Jugang & Guan Xiaotong (CH1)
Wu Minxia & Zhang Xiaocheng (CH4)
Aleandra & Marlene (LA2)
Demi & Maxi (LA3)
Fer & Ferds (LA4)
Cecilie & Camilla (NO2)
Alexey & Olena (UK1)
Trang Trần & Hiếu Nguyễn (VN3)
Trang Khiếu & An Đinh (VN3)
Băng Di & Trang Pháp (VN4)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NELs on February 07, 2018, 02:14:24 AM
Here is a list of the first place visited per country in TAR US Before I go on with the list I need to make rules.
Rule 1: NO places in the US are counted.
Rule 2: NO airports or boat ports are counted since this list will be all airports if I counted them(So no South Africa from TAR 1, Spain from TAR 3, and Kenya from TAR 5)
Here is the list:

Zambia: Victoria Falls
France: Eiffel Tower
Tunisia: Bab Bhar
Italy: Colosseum
India: Red Fort
Thailand: Temple of Dawn
China: Jingshan Park
Brazil: Christ the Redeemer
South Africa: Robben Island(Nelson Mandela's cell)
Namibia: Swakopmund Lighthouse
Australia: Sydney Opera House
New Zealand: Wentworth Station
Mexico: Angel of Independence
United Kingdom(England): Scudamore's
United Kingdom(Scotland): Dunnottar Castle
Portugal: Calem Port Lodge
Morocco: Dar Dbagh Chouara Tannery
Germany: Friedensengel
Austria: Annasaule
Switzerland: Rheinfall
Malaysia: Petronas Twin Towers
Singapore: National Orchid Garden
Vietnam: Bac Ho Statue
Netherlands: Magere Brug
South Korea: Seoul Tower
Uruguay: The Hand in the Sand
Argentina: Grave of Evita Peron
Russia: Battleship Aurora
Egypt: Tower of Cairo
Tanzania: Flyby of Mount Kilimanjaro (if you guys want to count that)
United Arab Emirates: Burj Al Arab
Philippines: Malaguena Motors
Canada: Unknown Shopping Place(Unaired) Banff National Park(aired)
Iceland: Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
Norway: Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Sweden: Nordic Sea Hotel
Senegal: Bel Aire Cemetery
Hungary: Eger Castle
Ethiopia: Lewz Village
Sri Lanka: Fort Galle
Peru: Plaza de Armas
Chile: San Cristobal Hill(Virgin Mary Statue)
Botswana: Ginat Aardvark statue
Turkey: Kiz Kulesi
Jamaica: Frenchman's Cove
Panama: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Costa Rica: Parqueo Publica Adrian
Greece: Ancient Agora
Oman: Riyam Park
Japan: Shibuya Scramble Crossing
Mongolia: Chojin Lama Monastery
Kuwait: Kuwait Towers
Mauritius: Isla Mauritia Boat
Madagascar: Lac Anosy (Black Angel Statue)
Finland: Kappeli Cafe
Ukraine: 169th District Training Center
Spain: Parc de Laberint d'Horta
Ecuador: Plaza de San Francisco
Mozambique: Apopo Training Field
Poland: Czapski Palace
Ireland: Cleggan Farm
Burkina Faso: Village School
Lithuania: Saint Anne's Church
Croatia: Fort of Saint Lawrence
Taiwan: Acrobatics Jeep
Bolivia: Statue of Simon Bolivar
Cambodia: Phlau Ben Lane Gas Station
Kazakhstan: Alel Agro Chicken Factory
Romania: Lia Manoliu National Sports Complex
Estonia: Mustpeade Maja
Czech Republic: Old Town Square
Seychelles: L'Union Estate
Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Bangladesh: Sundarban Square Supermarket
Liechtenstein: Gutenburg Castle
Indonesia: Goa Jomblang
Malawi: Limbe Tobacco Warehouse Gate 7
Denmark: Church of Our Savior
Belgium: European Parliament Building
Paraguay: Metalurgica Punta de Rieles
Azerbaijan: Temple Ateshgah
United Kingdom(Northern Ireland): Peatlands Park
United Kingdom(Wales): Bolesworth Estate
Malta: Upper Barrakkah Gardens
Monaco: Port Hercules
Zimbabwe: Shoestrings Backpacker Lodge
Colombia: El Totumo
Armenia: Yerevan Opera Theater
Georgia: Freedom Square (Saint George Statue)
Bahrain: Dhow Harbour

The list is done, please tell me if I have some incorrect, so I can fix it.
Updated for Bahrain.
Just to make things clear the reason I decided to choose places like landmarks, I do not define stations for transportation(e.g. airports, boat ports and train stations) is because those places are mandatory. Even the small in airport going To Zambia from South Africa does not count since it is an airport, that is why I counted Robben Island as the first place visited. I hope you guys can understand.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on February 12, 2018, 06:21:32 PM
There’s one point you are missing. in many instances, the first route marker in a country is not broadcast, and in some instances those are at airports, but outside customs or baggage pick up. While some are eventually identified by Racers or bystanders, not all are, but based on what you are trying to identify that should be noted.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ZA-TAR-fan on February 13, 2018, 01:54:26 AM
There’s one point you are missing. in many instances, the first route marker in a country is not broadcast, and in some instances those are at airports, but outside customs or baggage pick up. While some are eventually identified by Racers or bystanders, not all are, but based on what you are trying to identify that should be noted.

Give some examples, I can't off hand think of one.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Zack. on February 13, 2018, 09:29:22 AM
TAR 19's first leg in Indonesia started with an unaired overnight rest - if I remember, teams took trains to Jogjakarta then went to a hotel where they got one of two departure times for the next morning, which is where the episode picks up.
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Post by: claude_24hrs on February 13, 2018, 09:31:02 AM
TAR 19's first leg in Indonesia started with an unaired overnight rest - if I remember, teams took trains to Jogjakarta then went to a hotel where they got one of two departure times for the next morning, which is where the episode picks up.

Unaired tasks should not be counted unless all first official race visits have first tasks there.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on February 14, 2018, 04:10:15 AM
Feel free for waiting on Bahrain's first place visit in tonight's episode.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on February 15, 2018, 01:00:13 PM
Feel free for waiting on Bahrain's first place visit in tonight's episode.

First location, the dhow shipyard in Muharraq.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on February 15, 2018, 03:06:22 PM
There’s one point you are missing. in many instances, the first route marker in a country is not broadcast, and in some instances those are at airports, but outside customs or baggage pick up. While some are eventually identified by Racers or bystanders, not all are, but based on what you are trying to identify that should be noted.
 

Give some examples, I can't off hand think of one.
It becomes evident in how a segment is edited. If a team starts a leg reading the destination but nothing about exactly where they were to go on arrival, it’s a safe bet that either the departure route marker directed a team elsewhere first, the audio was spliced to add in the first destination shown, or Phil provided that information by voiceover or by editing in a stand up.
TPTB often don’t decide until they are editing the episode in post production, and in this season’s case might have done so only when they had the schedule for broadcast of the episode.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on February 16, 2018, 06:11:50 PM
Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but Brodie & Kurt are the first 5th placers to win more than 2 legs.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on February 17, 2018, 07:22:54 AM
Behold! The new engagement curse:

TAR17: Chad & Stephanie - 5th Place
TAR26: Matt & Ashley - 5th Place
TAR30: Lucas & Brittany - 5th Place
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Post by: Lemontail on February 17, 2018, 07:44:03 AM
Behold! The new engagement curse:

TAR17: Chad & Stephanie - 5th Place
TAR26: Matt & Ashley - 5th Place
TAR30: Lucas & Brittany - 5th Place

Add Alain & Audrey (who finished 5th) from TAR Canada 2 to that too.

Also, Hayden & Aaron (TAR 6) had proposed but it was after they were eliminated in 4th.
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Post by: toanglobal on February 17, 2018, 07:45:01 AM
Behold! The new engagement curse:

TAR17: Chad & Stephanie - 5th Place
TAR26: Matt & Ashley - 5th Place
TAR30: Lucas & Brittany - 5th Place
TAR Canada 2 Alain & Audrey - 5th place
All of them win at least 1 leg before got booted
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on February 17, 2018, 07:57:09 AM
Behold! The new engagement curse:

TAR17: Chad & Stephanie - 5th Place
TAR26: Matt & Ashley - 5th Place
TAR30: Lucas & Brittany - 5th Place
TAR Canada 2 Alain & Audrey - 5th place
All of them win at least 1 leg before got booted

Oh.
At least! :funny:
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Post by: Marionete on February 17, 2018, 12:49:42 PM
Damn, that's a crazy coincidence if you ask me. :cmaslol
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Post by: toanglobal on February 19, 2018, 07:31:41 PM
TAR Australia & New Zealand went to equator 6 times
Leg 2 New Zealand => Cambodia
Leg 4 Thailand => Namibia
Leg 5 Namibia => Russia
Leg 9 Croatia => Argentina
Leg 10 Argentina => United States => Australia (2 times)
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Post by: cbacbacba1 on February 22, 2018, 02:25:37 AM
Despite France having the most visits in TARUS (10 seasons) among European countries
None of the France leg winners have ever won the race
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NELs on February 22, 2018, 02:34:07 AM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on February 22, 2018, 02:42:57 AM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others
Josh & Brent won when Josh is originally from New York
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: nrh2110 on February 22, 2018, 03:05:45 AM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others

TAR 17, Nat and Kat were from the LA area and won, but also Thomas and Jill were also from the LA area and got 3rd. Matt and Dana were from LA and won TAR 28, but also Tyler and Korey live in the LA area and got 3rd.
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Post by: BourkieBoy on February 22, 2018, 04:29:21 AM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others

TAR 17, Nat and Kat were from the LA area and won, but also Thomas and Jill were also from the LA area and got 3rd. Matt and Dana were from LA and won TAR 28, but also Tyler and Korey live in the LA area and got 3rd.

Asheley and Jarrod from TARAus 3 were from Victoria and placed third in the finale leg, which took place in Victoria
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on February 22, 2018, 06:10:06 AM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others
Justin and Diana for s27 ? I'm unsure. They placed 2nd in New York.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on February 22, 2018, 08:22:39 AM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 22, 2018, 04:52:01 PM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

Everyone keeps saying that, but what about Leg 7 (The Partner Swap)?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NELs on February 22, 2018, 04:54:52 PM
Let me fix what I said about the curse I discovered. If the race ends in the racer's home city, they will MOST LIKELY not win the race, sorry I was not thinking right I should have put some more research into this
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Declive on February 22, 2018, 04:58:35 PM
I just noticed another curse. It's call the Home Field Disadvantage Curse. If the race ends in the city you live, you will not win the race. Examples are:

TAR 1 Frank and Margarita are from New York and got 2nd
TAR 2 Tara and Will are from San Francisco and got 2nd
TAR 19 Amani and Marcus are from Atlanta and got 3rd
TAR Aus 1 Sam and Ranae are from Perth and got 2nd

Tell me if I'm wrong on any of these and if you have others
Justin and Diana for s27 ? I'm unsure. They placed 2nd in New York.

Josh & Brent lived in NY sometime ago before the race, i think.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: RaceUntilWeDie on February 22, 2018, 08:04:32 PM
Going to need someone to check this: is Season 30 the first season since Season 17 to have only 2 double legs?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on February 22, 2018, 08:09:49 PM
Going to need someone to check this: is Season 30 the first season since Season 17 to have only 2 double legs?

That is really false. Season 28 did have 2 double legs (Colombia and Indonesia), while leg 4 happened in Switzerland, but ended in France as technically did not count France as a double leg of that season.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: paradoxinee on February 22, 2018, 08:44:14 PM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

Everyone keeps saying that, but what about Leg 7 (The Partner Swap)?

We can say they are the first team to place all legs of the race on the TOP 3 because in the Partner Swap, they were not the team. Jen and Kristi were in two different teams.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 22, 2018, 08:56:42 PM
Since 12 legs format era (season 14 to beyond) only four seasons which contained ARI tasks in every but one leg (TAR 19, 25, 26 and 30)
TAR 19 leg 7, TAR 25 leg 11, TAR 26 leg 2, TAR 30 leg 5
Note TAR 26 leg 4 for each sides of detour also contained two small ARI tasks which team received pseudo clue
2 MM, 1 MF in F3 for S16 & S21
2 FF, 1 MF in F3 for S17
1 FF, 1 MM, 1 MF for S18, 22 and 24
1 MM, 2 MF for S15, 20 and 28
1 FF, 2 MF for S14, 25* and 30
3 MF for S19, 23, 26*, 27 and 29
*4 teams raced in final with mid-point elimination, no seasons ever have final with 2 MM, 1 FF for US version but it occured occasionally in international version (Asia 2, Canada 1 & 2, Australia 1 & 2, Norway 1, Israel 5)
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Post by: Platrium on February 22, 2018, 11:33:01 PM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

They're still winners to me in this way. :hrt:

Meanwhile, Art & JJ were a near miss. They had one leg that they placed 4th during the F5 elimination leg. Otherwise, this record would've been theirs.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on February 23, 2018, 06:49:35 AM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

They're still winners to me in this way. :hrt:

Meanwhile, Art & JJ were a near miss. They had one leg that they placed 4th during the F5 elimination leg. Otherwise, this record would've been theirs.
In US only, for international versions
Marc & Rovilson for Asia 2 (win 8 legs, second place in 4 times, placed 3rd in finale) 3rd
Alon & Oren for Ha merotz 2 (win leg 2, 7 and 8, finished 2nd in leg 3=>6, 10;11 and 13) 2nd
Lincoln & Tiến Đạt (composite team) in TARV 5 (win first three and two final, only finished 3rd in fifth leg) winner
And if leg 7 were played as normal format, what would place for Kristi & Jen
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 23, 2018, 05:43:07 PM
The US version has not had a Race with 3 Pit Stops in Africa since Season 10.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: cbacbacba1 on February 23, 2018, 10:17:48 PM
Season 30 has the greatest numbers of legs involving flying transpiration in the 12-legs era (10/12) :luvya:

While flying is involved in every single leg of Season 5
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on February 24, 2018, 08:17:13 AM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

They're still winners to me in this way. :hrt:

Meanwhile, Art & JJ were a near miss. They had one leg that they placed 4th during the F5 elimination leg. Otherwise, this record would've been theirs.
In US only, for international versions
Marc & Rovilson for Asia 2 (win 8 legs, second place in 4 times, placed 3rd in finale) 3rd
Alon & Oren for Ha merotz 2 (win leg 2, 7 and 8, finished 2nd in leg 3=>6, 10;11 and 13) 2nd
Lincoln & Tiến Đạt (composite team) in TARV 5 (win first three and two final, only finished 3rd in fifth leg) winner
And if leg 7 were played as normal format, what would place for Kristi & Jen

True! Kristi & Jen got that record for TAR US only. :tup:

Can't really tell where they'd place in Leg 7, but considering how both Cody & Jessica and Kristi & Jen started out early when picking the detour, I think either detour choice with normal pairings would allow both teams to lead the rest of the leg. Their main issue was that Kristi & Jessica paired, in which Jessica can't drive manual while Kristi had a traumatic experience with it iinm.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on February 26, 2018, 07:15:43 AM
With the 30th season visiting Bahrain, we have a large amount of countries still not visited. There are a 196 (I'm taking Taiwan into consideration) out of which the race has only visited 90 countries.
Here's an alphabetical List of countries which TAR hasn't visited yet
--> Note that dependent territories (eg. Puerto Rico, Guam) HAVE NOT BEEN included in this list. However, The territories that have been claimed on Antarctica ARE included because Antarctica is a continent with no official country in it.
--> Note that some countries have been grouped together
--> Vatican City HAS BEEN INCLUDED on this list due to it being an optional country in its former visit. In addition to this, even Palestine IS INCLUDED on this list.
--> International versions of the race HAVE NOT BEEN considered for this list, however I do appreciate that they have visited 9 of these countries.
--> For those of you who don't want to see the names in the extended list, know that there are
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115
unvisited countries (& territories)

North and South America:
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North America: 

1) Antigua and Barbuda
2) Bahamas
3) Barbados
4) Belize
5) Cuba
6) Dominica
7) Dominican Republic
8 ) El Salvador
9) Grenada
10) Guatemala
11) Haiti
12) Honduras
13) Nicaragua
14) Saint Kitts and Nevis
15) Saint Lucia
16) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
17) Trinidad and Tobago

South America:
18) Guyana
19) Suriname
20) Venezuela


Africa:

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Africa:

21) Algeria
22) Angola
23) Benin
24) Burundi
25) Cabo Verde / Cape Verde
26) Cameroon
27) Central African Republic
28) Chad
29) Comoros
30) Democratic republic of Congo , Republic of the Congo
31) Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
32) Djibouti
33) Equatorial Guinea
34) Eritrea
35) Gabon
36) Gambia
37) Guinea
38) Guinea-Bissau
39) Lesotho
40) Liberia
41) Libya
42) Mali
43) Mauritania
44) Niger
45) Nigeria
46) Rwanda
47) Sao Tome and Principe
48) Sierra Leone
49) Somalia
50) South Sudan
51) Sudan
52) Swaziland
53) Togo
54) Uganda



Europe:

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Europe:

55) Albania
56) Andorra
57) Belarus
58) Bosnia and Herzegovina
59) Bulgaria
60) Cyprus
61) Kosovo
62) Latvia
63) Luxembourg
64) FYROM
65) Moldova
66) Montenegro
67) San Marino
68) Serbia
69) Slovakia
70) Slovenia
71) Vatican City



Asia:

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Asia:

72) Afghanistan
73) Bhutan
74) Brunei
75) Iran
76) Iraq
77) Israel
78) Jordan
79) Kyrgyzstan
80) Laos
81) Lebanon
82) Maldives
83) Myanmar / Burma
84) Nepal
85) North Korea
86) Pakistan
87) Palestine
88 ) Qatar
89) Saudi Arabia
90) Syria
91) Tajikistan
92) Timor-Leste
93) Turkmenistan
94) Uzbekistan
95) Yemen



Oceania:

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Oceania:

96) Fiji
97) Kiribati
98) Marshall Islands
99) Micronesia
100) Nauru
101) Palau
102) Papua New Guinea
103) Samoa
104) Solomon Islands
105) Tonga
106) Tuvalu
107) Vanuatu
 


Antarctica:

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Antarctica:

108) Argentina (Argentine Antarctica)
109) Australia (Australian AT)
110) Chile (Chilean AT)
111) France (Adelie Land) 
112) New Zealand (Ross Dependency)
113) Norway (Queen Maud Land; Peter I Island)
114) UK (British AT)
115) Unclaimed Territories, and unclaimed lands that can be claimed by countries which reserve the right to claim (Brazil, Peru, USA, Russia and South Africa)



I took a lot of time to put this together, and I'm not even sure in which thread to put this up, but for as of now there are a 107 unvisited countries, and 8 territories in Antarctica!
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Platrium on February 26, 2018, 10:51:32 AM
TAR30:
The top 3 teams on the 1st leg were the final 3 teams in the finale. Meanwhile, the bottom 3 during the intense end of the season premiere were the 1st 3 teams eliminated.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on February 26, 2018, 03:09:11 PM
Now it's official: Kristi & Jen are the first team to place all legs of the race on the Top 3.

Everyone keeps saying that, but what about Leg 7 (The Partner Swap)?

We can say they are the first team to place all legs of the race on the TOP 3 because in the Partner Swap, they were not the team. Jen and Kristi were in two different teams.
There is a lot of ongoing debate about how to treat leg 7 in TAR 30, and there’s no consensus. For placement average purposes I used the average of the two team member’s arrival order, which was announced on air, but different sources have not settled on any one approach. The show is pretending there were no placements for that leg since at the checkin mat, Phil didn’t directly announce one, but a comment implied a certain team might be the last checked in but that it was a KOR, thus, a non-elimination leg with no speed bump penalty.
The unstated issue is the no tie rule, which seems to be the reason no placements at checkin were announced and muddled by the KOR pit stop.
Bottom line: your guess is as good as mind.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 26, 2018, 04:07:16 PM
@violetb1911

Why did you combine the three Guinea countries into one? They're all completely separate sovereign states. Same with the two Sudans.

For what it's worth, 9 of those countries have been visited by an international version! :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Maanca on February 26, 2018, 05:33:41 PM
@violetb1911

Why did you combine the three Guinea countries into one? They're all completely separate sovereign states. Same with the two Sudans.

For what it's worth, 9 of those countries have been visited by an international version! :)

Most recently 2 legs in Kyrgyzstan by the current TAR Israel
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on February 27, 2018, 03:16:04 AM
@violetb1911

Why did you combine the three Guinea countries into one? They're all completely separate sovereign states. Same with the two Sudans.

For what it's worth, 9 of those countries have been visited by an international version! :)
my bad, I only meant to put together Guinea-Bissau and Guinea. I just grouped them as they're similar countries that share borders. I had done so for convenience purposes while compiling, but I forgot to change it before posting it ^^"

I've modified it now :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 27, 2018, 03:33:28 AM
@violetb1911

Why did you combine the three Guinea countries into one? They're all completely separate sovereign states. Same with the two Sudans.

For what it's worth, 9 of those countries have been visited by an international version! :)
my bad, I only meant to put together Guinea-Bissau and Guinea. I just grouped them as they're similar countries that share borders. I had done so for convenience purposes while compiling, but I forgot to change it before posting it ^^"

I've modified it now :)

Well, I mean 'convenience' should not alter the end result of a count, should it? They're still separate countries with separate governments, separate populations, etc...
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: georgiapeach on February 28, 2018, 11:20:49 AM
Have we been to Vatican City? Any Version?  For some reason I thought someone did....
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: NELs on February 28, 2018, 11:33:51 AM
Have we been to Vatican City? Any Version?  For some reason I thought someone did....

Yes and No, in TAR 1 there was an unaired Fast Forward that required teams to go there, but no one took the option. So, Yes if we count not chosen tasks, and No because no one has been there. The same thing happened in Botswana in the same season where it was a detour option. The detour choice was "Far" and teams had to go Chobe National Park in Botswana, but no one took the option.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: theschnauzers on February 28, 2018, 11:36:25 AM
In season one, with the leg in Rome, the Fast Forward was placed in Vatican City, but no one went for it. I believe it was unaired, but post season interviews at the time did document its presence.

EDIT: Botswana was visited in a later season for a similar task to the season one detour, which was aired. As far as I know no subsequent season has attempted to return to Vatican City.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on February 28, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
This is actually FALSE, and I recently corrected this on Wikipedia. It's actually my fault that this information was out there in the first place. I had misread a post from Rob Frisbee on the old Survivor Sucks forum, as he was detailing the unaired FF's of Season 1. The one in Rome had teams looking for a specific location where they could SEE the entirety of the Vatican City through a hole in a wall, which is the "Roseta di Roma Capitale". They were never actually required to set foot on the grounds of the Holy See.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on March 03, 2018, 12:56:32 PM
Seasons 26 and 27 are the only U.S. seasons that visited at least 5 continents to be back-to-back.

5+ Continents: 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on March 03, 2018, 01:40:50 PM
Seasons 26 and 27 are the only U.S. seasons that visited at least 5 continents to be back-to-back.

5+ Continents: 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29

What do you mean???
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on March 03, 2018, 03:39:20 PM
They mean that if a season visits 5 or more continents, then the next season will only visit four or three (or one). Season 27 is the only one to break this trend.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on March 07, 2018, 02:10:50 PM
Facts: --> TAR 11 & TAR 17 are the only 2 seasons in which a FF has won the most no. of legs.
          --> TAR 17,18 & 25 are the only seasons in which a FF has won, and out of these 3 only Nat and Kat have won 4 legs prior to the
                finale, whereas Kisha and Jen and Amy and Maya have not won a single leg prior to the finale.
          --> The most number of legs won in a season are 8, a record held by Dave and Rachel. It is at par with Nick and Starr as they won
                7 legs out the 11, whereas Dave and Rachel won 8 legs out of the 12. The least number of legs won to still top in a season is 3.
          --> The probability of you being a winner of a season and also winning the most legs is 2/5
          --> The probability of you being a FF and also winning the most legs is 2/29 The probability of you being a MM and also winning the
                most legs is 14/29. (excluded family edition)
          --> Tara was the first woman to have won the most number of legs. After her, Christie, Kris, Amber, Beth Bransen, Lauren Bransen
                and Lindsay Bransen were the only women until Dustin and Kandice became the first FF to win the most number of legs.
          --> Most teams who win the most number of legs usually end up in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The only exception is Azaria and Hendekea
                who placed 6th.

I'm pretty sure someone has already done this but, here's a list of teams from every season who has won most number of legs.

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TAR 1: Rob and Brennan = 5/13 (legs won = 1,9,10,12,13) [placed 1st]
TAR 2: Chris and Alex, Tara and Wil, Oswald and Danny = 3/13 (legs won = 5,9,13 ; 1,11,12 ; 3,4,8 respectively) [placed 1st, 2nd
           and 4th]
TAR 3: Derek and Drew = 4/13 (legs won = 2,3,8,10) [placed 4th]
TAR 4: David and Jeff = 4/13 (legs won = 6,7,11,12) [placed 3rd]
TAR 5: Colin and Christie = 6/13 (legs won = 3,5,6,8,9,10) [placed 2nd]
TAR 6: Kris and Jon = 4/13 (including double length leg 6) (legs won = 2,4,9,11) [placed 2nd]
TAR 7: Rob and Amber = 5/13 (including double length leg 8 ) (legs won = 2,4,7,8{first half},10) [placed 2nd]
TAR 8: Bransen Family = 5/13 (including double length leg(s) 10,11) (legs won = 3,4,10{both halves},11{first half}) [placed 2nd]
TAR 9: Eric and Jeremy = 6/13 (including double length leg 3) (legs won = 1,3{both halves},5,6,8) [placed 2nd]
TAR 10: Tyler and James = 5/13 (including double length leg 9) (legs won = 1,9{both halves},10,12) [placed 1st]
TAR 11: Dustin and Kandice = 4/13 (legs won = 7,9,11,12) [placed 2nd]
TAR 12: TK and Rachel, Ronald and Christina, Azaria and Hendekea = 3/11 (legs won = 5,8,11 ; 6,9,10 ; 1,3,4 respectively) [placed
             1st, 2nd and 6th respectively]
TAR 13: Nick and Starr = 7/11 (legs won = 1,5,6,7,8,10,11) [placed 1st]
TAR 14: Tammy and Victor = 5/12 (including double length leg 10) (legs won = 2,6,7,10{second half},11) [placed 1st]
TAR 15: Meghan and Cheyne = 7/12 (legs won = 1,5,6,9,10,11,12) [placed 1st]
TAR 16: Jet and Cord = 4/12 (legs won = 2,3,8,10) [placed 2nd]
TAR 17: Nat and Kat = 5/12 (legs won = 4,5,7,10,12) [placed 1st]
TAR 18: Zev and Justin = 4/12 (legs won = 2,3,8,9) [placed 4th]
TAR 19: Andy and Tommy = 6/12 (legs won = 2,3,4,6,7,10) [placed 4th]
TAR 20: Rachel and Dave = 8/12 (legs won = 1,2,6,7,9,10,11,12) [placed 1st]
TAR 21: Trey and Lexi = 3/12 (legs won = 6,7,10) [placed 3rd]
TAR 22: Bates and Anthony = 5/12 (legs won = 2,6,7,8,12) [placed 1st]
TAR 23: Tim and Marie, Nicole and Travis = 3/12 (legs won = 1,5,11 ; 3,6,8 respectively) [placed 2nd and 3rd respectively]
TAR 24: Dave and Connor = 6/12 (legs won = 3,5,9,10,11,12) [placed 1st] 
TAR 25: Misti and Jim = 5/12 (legs won = 1,3,6,7,10) [placed 2nd]
TAR 26: Laura and Tyler, Hayley and Blair = 3/12 (legs won = 8,9,12 ; 6,10,11 respectively) [placed 1st and 3rd respectively]
TAR 27: Justin and Diana = 7/12 (legs won = 2,4,6,7,8,9,10) [placed 2nd]
TAR 28: Tyler and Korey = 5/12 (legs won = 2,5,9,10,11) [placed 3rd]
TAR 29: Tara and Joey = 3/12 (legs won = 4,5,8) [placed 3rd]
TAR 30: Alex and Conor = 4/12 (including partner swap) (legs won = 4,7,9,10) [placed 4th]
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on March 18, 2018, 12:21:55 PM
List of Models/Beauty Queens who have raced:

1] Derek and Drew (TARUS 3)
2] Tian and Jaree (TARUS 4)
3] Colin and Christie (TARUS 5)
4] Brandon and Nicole (TARUS 5) 
5] Erika (of Erika and Dennis) (TARUS 5) [competed in beauty pageant]
6] Allison (of Allison and Donny) (TARUS 5) [competed in beauty pageant]
7] Freddy and Kendra (TARUS 6)
8] Kelly (of Ron and Kelly) (TARUS 7) [competed in beauty pageant]
9] Tyler and James (TARUS 10)
10] Dustin and Kandice (TARUS 10 & 11)
11] Jaime (of Kellie and Jamie) (TARUS 10) [competed in beauty pageant]
12] Ericka (of Brian and Ericka) (TARUS 15) [competed in beauty pageant]
13] Brent and Caite (TARUS 16)
14] Mallory (of Gary and Mallory) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
15] Brook (of Brook and Claire) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
16] Stephanie (of Chad and Stephanie) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
17] Caitlin (of Caitlin and Brittany) (TARUS 21) [competed in beauty pageant]
18] Amy (of Jason and Amy) (TARUS 23) [competed in beauty pageant]
19] Brooke (of Brooke and Robbie (TARUS 25)
20] Isabelle (of Dennis and Isabelle) (TARUS 25)
21] Brittany and Jessica (TARUS 28)
22] Hagan (of Marty and Hagan) (TARUS 28)
23] Jenn (of Kevin and Jenn) (TARUS 29)
24] Ashton (of Vanck and Ashton) (TARUS 29) [Competed in a beauty pageant]
25] Francesca (of Jessie and Francesca) (TARUS 29)
26] Dessie and Kayla (TARUS 30)
27] Anh Tuấn & Thanh Hoa (TARV 2)
28] Trang Khiếu (of Trang Khiếu & An Đinh) (TARV 3)
29] Trang Trần (of Trang Trần & Hiếu Nguyễn) (TARV 3)
30] Nam Thành (of Nam Thành & Hải Băng) (TARV 4)
31] Mâu Thanh Thủy (TARV 5)
32] Валерія & Богдана (TARU 1)
33] Dani and Mish (TARPh 1)
34] לירן & ילנה (HL 1)
35] רוני & יעל (HL 4)
36] דניאל ואליהו (HL 6)
37] 刘畅 & 金大川 (TARC 3)
38] Ashley (of Joel and Ashely) (TARCAN 4)
39] Ebonie (of Andrea and Ebonie) (TARCAN 5)
40] César (of Daniel & César) (TARB 4)
41] Sam and Renae (TARAus 1)
42] Inga and Tiharna (TARAus 3)
43] Sahil and Prashant (TARA 1)
44] Jacqueline (of Aubrey and Jacqueline) (TARA 1)
45] Monica (of Monica and Edwin) (TARA 2)
46] Marc (of Marc and Rovilson) (TARA 2)
47] Pailin and Natalie (TARA 3)
48] Nadine (of Yani and Nadine) (TARA 4) [competed in a beauty pageant]
49] Parul and Maggie (TARA 5)
50] Yvonne and Chloe (TARA 5)

I definitely feel like there are more models who have raced, but to my knowledge there are these many models who have raced. Hmmmm

Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on March 19, 2018, 04:00:56 PM
Every single season of TAR Israel thus far has featured two contestants with the same name.

Season 1: Hadas & Inbal, Alen & Inbal
Season 2: Alon & Oren, Alon & Hen
Season 3: David & Eliran, Eliran & Itzik
Season 4: Shay & Shani, Shay & Adi (Plus Tiltil & Mizrahi, the latter of whom's real name is Shay)
Season 5: Lee & Tal, Yossi & Lee, Avi & Avi
Season 6: Mor & Mor
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on March 26, 2018, 02:04:58 AM
FACTS: --> As of 2018, there are 184 female-female (FF) teams who have raced on all editions of The Amazing Race.
            --> Among the 184, only 11 have won a season they raced in.
            --> Nat & Kat, Kisha & Jen, Amy & Maya, Zabrina & Joe Jer, Parul & Maggie, Patricia & Sane, Steph & Kristen,Bar &
                  Inna, Valeria & Bohdana, LJ & CJ, Diệp Lâm Anh & Thu Hiền are the all female team members who have won their season.
            --> While many regard Nat & Kat as the first all female team to have won The Amazing Race, they are not. Zabrina & Joe Jer are
                  the first female team to have won an edition of The Amazing Race in 2006. They were followed by Patricia & Sane in 2007, and
                  finally Nat & Kat in 2010, 9 years after the inception of the original version of the show.
            --> The same also goes if race average is used for comparison. Nat & Kat have a race average of 3.09, and 8 other female teams 
                  have trumped this score. However, Nat & Kat can be widely regarded as an inspiration to everyone who race as they were the
                  first all female team to win TAR US, despite of Nat's diabetic nature and Kat having to break her vegetarian diet for a
                  fast-forward.
            --> Taking race average into perspective again, in the top 10 female teams of highest race average, There would be 3 teams from
                  TARUS, 2 from TARCan, 1 from TARUkraine, 1 from TARBrazil, 1 from TARLA, 1 from TARAus and 1 from TARAsia.
            --> At a race average of 1.83, Natalie and Meaghan of TARCan 2 are tied with TARUS 20's Rachel and Dave for the third lowest race
                  average. In comparison, they won 7 legs, however other teams who won 7 legs like Meghan and Cheyne (average 2.00), Nick
                  and Starr (average 2.46) and Justin and Diana (average 2.08) bite the dust in front of Natalie and Meaghan.
            --> While many regard Kristi and Jen as the strongest female team to have raced on The Amazing Race, they are not wrong. If
                  race average is used as a basis of comparison, then Kristi and Jen check in at #5, highest average for a female team on TARUS.
            --> Think Amy & Maya were the weakest winners? You're correct. Josh and Brent with an average of 4.58 beat them, but with an
                  average of 4.5 Amy & Maya are the weakest female team to have won. 
            --> There are 3 teams in race history to have three-peated, among which Margie and Mallory are the only 2 women who have raced
                  thrice.
            --> However, Charla & Mirna, Dustin & Kandice, Kisha & Jen, Natalie & Nadiya, Jaime & Cara and Caroline & Jennifer are the female
                  teams who have raced twice. Their average is an average of their two race averages.
           
Here are all the female teams till Amy & Maya (as per race average):

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1] Natalie & Meaghan   1.83   TARCanada 2 [placed 2nd]
2] Steph & Kristen   2.00   TARCanada 4
3] Valeria & Bohdana2.08   TARUkraine 1
4] Louisa & Treasuri   2.33   TARAsia 5 [placed 4th]
5] Kristi & Jen      2.36   TARUS 30 [placed 3rd]
6] Renata & Ana Paula2.4   TARLA 4 [placed 5th]
7] Michelle & Jo      2.92   TARAus 2 [placed 3rd]
8] Patricia & Sane   3.08   TARB 1
9] Nat & Kat      3.09   TARUS 17
10] Dustin & Kandice   3.09   TARUS 10, TARUS 11 [placed 4th, 2nd respectively]

11] Kym & Alli           3.11   TARUS 25 [placed 5th]
12] Romi & Coral    3.15   HaMeLaMi 3 [placed 2nd]
13] Brook & Claire   3.17   TARUS 17 [placed 2nd]
14] Băng Di & Trang Pháp   3.27   TARV 4 [placed 3rd]
15] Alice & Stéphanie      3.3   TARF [placed 3rd]
16] Chloe & Yvonne      3.3   TARA 5 [placed 2nd]
17] Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjin 3.3TARC 2 [placed 4th]
18] Sarah & Molly   3.4   TARCR [placed 5th]
19] Fan Bingbing & Xie Yilin   3.5   TARC 4 [placed 7th]
20] Ferna & Fran      3.5   TARLA 1 [placed 3rd] 

21] Pamela & Vanessa 3.5   TARA 2 [placed 2nd]
22] Ida & Tania   3.55   TARA 3 [placed 3rd]
23] Cathrine & Michelle   3.69   TARN 1 [placed 3rd]
24] Ann & Diane    3.73   TARA 2 [placed 4th]
25] Paula & Natasha   3.73   TARA 2 [placed 5th]
26] Zabrina & Joe Jer   3.75   TARA 1
27] Parul & Maggie   3.8   TARA 5
28] Vanessa & Celina   3.8   TARCan 1 [placed 3rd]
29] Kisha & Jen   3.8   TARUS 14, TARUS 18
30] Claire & Michelle      3.82   TARA 4 [placed 2nd]

31] Dimple & Sunaina      3.88   TARA 4 [placed 6th]
32] A.D.  & Fuzzie       3.9   TARA 3 [placed 4th]
33] Jess & Lani      3.9   TARA 4 [placed 4th]
34] Cecilie & Camilla      3.92   TARN 2 [placed 3rd]
35] Diệp Lâm Anh and Thu Hiền   3.92   TARV 2
36] Julie & Vichy      3.92   TARN 1 [placed 7th]
37] Charla & Mirna       3.93   TARUS 5, TARUS 11 [placed 6th, 3rd respectively]
38] Bar & Inna      4   HaMeLaMi 2
39] Carol & Brandy      4   TARUS 16 [placed 5th]
40] Elena & Tameka      4   TARCR 2 [placed 6th]

41] Sam & Renae    4.09   TARAus 1 [placed 2nd]
42] Carla & Hereni   4.11   TARAus 3 [placed 4th]
43] Mary & Cecilia   4.11   TARCR 2 [placed 5th]
44] Mary & Peach   4.14   TARUS 2 [placed 6th]
45] Pam & Winnie   4.15   TARUS 22 [placed 7th]
46] Linda & Karen   4.17   TARUS 5 [placed 4th]
47] Frankie & Amy   4.2   TARCan 4 [placed 4th]
48] Lee & Tal      4.24   HaMeLaMi 5 [placed 2nd]
49] LJ & CJ      4.3   TARP 1
50] Saida & Jervi   4.3   TARP 1 [placed 5th]

51] Ma'Ayan & Bat-El   4.31   HaMeLaMi 3 [placed 3rd]
52] Mona & Beth   4.33   TARUS 22 [placed 3rd]
53] Yochi & Linor   4.46   HaMeLaMi 4 [placed 3rd]
54] Amy & Maya   4.5   TARUS 25



For the remaining 130 teams : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kxyfN5p2c--Of19IMDD072cfeH1TrxJogqBr1GWWIZ8/edit#gid=0

Nearly 20 days late but belated Happy Women's Day :3
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: TARUSAFan on March 31, 2018, 12:50:51 AM
List of Models/Beauty Queens who have raced:

1] Derek and Drew (TARUS 3)
2] Tian and Jaree (TARUS 4)
3] Colin and Christie (TARUS 5)
4] Brandon and Nicole (TARUS 5) 
5] Erika (of Erika and Dennis) (TARUS 5) [competed in beauty pageant]
6] Allison (of Allison and Donny) (TARUS 5) [competed in beauty pageant]
7] Freddy and Kendra (TARUS 6)
8] Kelly (of Ron and Kelly) (TARUS 7) [competed in beauty pageant]
9] Tyler and James (TARUS 10)
10] Dustin and Kandice (TARUS 10 & 11)
11] Jaime (of Kellie and Jamie) (TARUS 10) [competed in beauty pageant]
12] Ericka (of Brian and Ericka) (TARUS 15) [competed in beauty pageant]
13] Brent and Caite (TARUS 16)
14] Mallory (of Gary and Mallory) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
15] Brook (of Brook and Claire) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
16] Stephanie (of Chad and Stephanie) (TARUS 17) [competed in beauty pageant]
17] Caitlin (of Caitlin and Brittany) (TARUS 21) [competed in beauty pageant]
18] Amy (of Jason and Amy) (TARUS 23) [competed in beauty pageant]
19] Brooke (of Brooke and Robbie (TARUS 25)
20] Brittany and Jessica (TARUS 28)
21] Jenn (of Kevin and Jenn) (TARUS 29)
22] Dessie and Kayla (TARUS 30)
23] Anh Tuấn & Thanh Hoa (TARV 2)
24] Trang Khiếu (of Trang Khiếu & An Đinh) (TARV 3)
25] Trang Trần (of Trang Trần & Hiếu Nguyễn) (TARV 3)
26] Nam Thành (of Nam Thành & Hải Băng) (TARV 4)
27] Mâu Thanh Thủy (TARV 5)
28] Валерія & Богдана (TARU 1)
29] Dani and Mish (TARPh 1)
30] לירן & ילנה (HL 1)
31] רוני & יעל (HL 4)
32] דניאל ואליהו (HL 6)
33] 刘畅 & 金大川 (TARC 3)
34] Ashley (of Joel and Ashely) (TARCAN 4)
35] Ebonie (of Andrea and Ebonie) (TARCAN 5)
36] César (of Daniel & César) (TARB 4)
37] Sam and Renae (TARAus 1)
38] Inga and Tiharna (TARAus 3)
39] Sahil and Prashant (TARA 1)
40] Jacqueline (of Aubrey and Jacqueline) (TARA 1)
41] Monica (of Monica and Edwin) (TARA 2)
42] Marc (of Marc and Rovilson) (TARA 2)
43] Pailin and Natalie (TARA 3)
44] Nadine (of Yani and Nadine) (TARA 4) [competed in a beauty pageant]
45] Parul and Maggie (TARA 5)
46] Yvonne and Chloe (TARA 5)

I definitely feel like there are more models who have raced, but to my knowledge there are these many models who have raced. Hmmmm

You forgot the US Version's

Isabelle (of Dennis & Isabelle) -  S.25   (Model / Beauty Queen)
Hagan (of Marty & Hagan) - S.28          (Model)
Ashton (of Vanck & Ashton) - S.29         (Beauty Queen)
Francesca (of Jessie & Francesca) - S.29  (Fitness Model)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on March 31, 2018, 12:56:43 AM
            --> Remember Dave and Rachel? With 8 legs won they have an average of 1.83, the lowest for any racer to have. You know who is
                  at par with this figure? None other than TARCan 2's Natalie and Meaghan. In comparison, they won 7 legs, however other teams
                  who won 7 legs like Meghan and Cheyne (average 2.00), Nick and Starr (average 2.46) and Justin and Diana (average 2.08)
                  bite the dust in front of Natalie and Meaghan.

I assume you mean the lowest average for any TARUS contestant to have. Tiến Đạt & Thúc Lĩnh Lincoln (1.64) and Marc & Rovilson (1.42) have lower averages.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on April 01, 2018, 01:32:24 PM
I assume you mean the lowest average for any TARUS contestant to have. Tiến Đạt & Thúc Lĩnh Lincoln (1.64) and Marc & Rovilson (1.42) have lower averages.

You forgot the US Version's

Isabelle (of Dennis & Isabelle) -  S.25   (Model / Beauty Queen)
Hagan (of Marty & Hagan) - S.28          (Model)
Ashton (of Vanck & Ashton) - S.29         (Beauty Queen)
Francesca (of Jessie & Francesca) - S.29  (Fitness Model)

Thanks for the input! Fixed both of them.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: violetb1911 on April 04, 2018, 09:13:41 AM
I think someone probably has already done this, but all countries that have been visited continuously on TARUS seasons:
--> USA (All 30 seasons)
--> France (s21, s22 & s26, s27, s28)
--> Italy (s24, s25)
--> Netherlands (s26, s27)
--> Russia (s13, s14)
--> United Kingdom (s24, s25)
--> Indonesia (s21, s22, s23)
--> India (s4, s5 & s12, s13, s14)
--> China (s1, s2 & s10, s11 & s16, s17, s18 & s27, s28)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 04, 2018, 12:49:28 PM
I don't understand the list ?
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: nrh2110 on April 04, 2018, 12:50:56 PM
I don't understand the list ?

These are countries that were visited in consecutive seasons.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: ianthebalance on April 04, 2018, 01:59:44 PM
South Africa and Thailand were both visited in seasons 1 and 2, to add to that list

Also Austria and Malaysia were both visited in both seasons 3 and 4
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: jfarbzz on April 10, 2018, 10:54:57 PM
Season 28 and 29 are the only consecutive seasons with the same first continent of the (North America- Mexico and Panama). Also 29 has the only Brazil visit where it isn't the first international destination (2, 9, 13, 27) or the last (18).
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 13, 2018, 11:01:29 PM
Current age of TAR hosts:

PHIL KEOGHAN - 50
ALLAN WU - 45
GRANT BOWLER - 49
RONY CURVELO - 53
JON MONTGOMERY - 38
ANDY ON - 40
ALEXANDRE DELPÉRIER - 50
RAZ MEIRMAN - 40
RON SHAHAR - 47
HARRIS WHITBECK - 52
PAULO ZULU - 55
TOYA MONTOYA - 33
FREDDY DOS SANTOS - 41
DEREK RAMSAY - 41
FOZZY SIDORENKO - 45
DUSTIN NGUYEN - 55
HUY KHÁNH - 37
PHAN ANH - 36
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Gra1162 on April 13, 2018, 11:41:37 PM
Phil’s fifty? Omg I thought he was forty something
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 14, 2018, 12:01:02 AM
Current age of TAR hosts:

PHIL KEOGHAN - 50
ALLAN WU - 45
GRANT BOWLER - 49
RONY CURVELO - 53
JON MONTGOMERY - 38
ANDY ON - 40
ALEXANDRE DELPÉRIER - 50
RAZ MEIRMAN - 40
RON SHAHAR - 47
HARRIS WHITBECK - 52
PAULO ZULU - 55
TOYA MONTOYA - 33
FREDDY DOS SANTOS - 41
DEREK RAMSAY - 41
FOZZY SIDORENKO - 45
DUSTIN NGUYEN - 55
HUY KHÁNH - 37
PHAN ANH - 36

You forgot Tara Basco, host of TARA 5 :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: claude_24hrs on April 14, 2018, 02:07:31 AM
Current age of TAR hosts:

PHIL KEOGHAN - 50
ALLAN WU - 45
GRANT BOWLER - 49
RONY CURVELO - 53
JON MONTGOMERY - 38
ANDY ON - 40
ALEXANDRE DELPÉRIER - 50
RAZ MEIRMAN - 40
RON SHAHAR - 47
HARRIS WHITBECK - 52
PAULO ZULU - 55
TOYA MONTOYA - 33
FREDDY DOS SANTOS - 41
DEREK RAMSAY - 41
FOZZY SIDORENKO - 45
DUSTIN NGUYEN - 55
HUY KHÁNH - 37
PHAN ANH - 36

You forgot Tara Basco, host of TARA 5 :)

Tara should never listed as her age is uncertain.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Gra1162 on April 14, 2018, 02:22:57 AM
Current age of TAR hosts:

PHIL KEOGHAN - 50
ALLAN WU - 45
GRANT BOWLER - 49
RONY CURVELO - 53
JON MONTGOMERY - 38
ANDY ON - 40
ALEXANDRE DELPÉRIER - 50
RAZ MEIRMAN - 40
RON SHAHAR - 47
HARRIS WHITBECK - 52
PAULO ZULU - 55
TOYA MONTOYA - 33
FREDDY DOS SANTOS - 41
DEREK RAMSAY - 41
FOZZY SIDORENKO - 45
DUSTIN NGUYEN - 55
HUY KHÁNH - 37
PHAN ANH - 36

You forgot Tara Basco, host of TARA 5 :)

Tara should never listed as her age is uncertain.
I think Tara isn't listed is because she only is a greeter in Indonesia and not other places so I count her as a greeter not a host
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 14, 2018, 04:32:37 PM
Tara is 27, but Gra1162 is right she's not a full host of the show so I didn't include her. The one who's REALLY missing from the list is Jaime Arellano from Latin America 6. I couldn't find his age.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: BourkieBoy on April 14, 2018, 07:24:06 PM
Tara is 27, but Gra1162 is right she's not a full host of the show so I didn't include her. The one who's REALLY missing from the list is Jaime Arellano from Latin America 6. I couldn't find his age.

Didn't Tara host the five Indonesia legs? Personally, I would call her a host, but yeah, whatever. :)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: toanglobal on April 21, 2018, 06:38:56 AM
Size of TAR Israel increased from season to season (Season 1 had 10 legs with two sixty-minutes long episodes for each leg, from TARI 2 and onward had 13 legs with typically 3 episodes for each leg, some of them was aired in four and even five episodes!)
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Marionete on April 21, 2018, 07:03:43 AM
How do they get people to watch 50 episodes per season :cmaslol
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: G.B. on April 21, 2018, 04:19:40 PM
How do they get people to watch 50 episodes per season :cmaslol

Because they're gooooooood.
Title: Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
Post by: Gra1162 on April 21, 2018, 08:53:23 PM
How do they get people to watch 50 episodes per season :cmaslol

Because they're gooooooood.
True and the task are hard and good to watch and my fav season of israel is 2 and 6 watching bar and inna win  :cheer: :luvya: