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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #775 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #776 on: January 15, 2017, 02:37:59 AM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #777 on: January 15, 2017, 04:39:59 AM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #778 on: January 15, 2017, 02:17:37 PM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

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

It was late at night so my math isn't the greatest at that time haha
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #779 on: January 15, 2017, 05:19:34 PM »
Only three seasons of The Amazing Race have had 3 legs in Africa. Those being Seasons 1,5,7 and 10 with Seasons 1 and 5 visiting four different countries.

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

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


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #780 on: January 15, 2017, 07:10:02 PM »
I believe TAR Norway 2 has the record. They spent four legs in Africa.

And I believe the only other season to spend three legs in Africa was Israel 5.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #781 on: January 20, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »
because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

Why not? ???
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #782 on: January 20, 2017, 06:15:56 PM »
because I don't think South Africa & Kenya count.

Why not? ???

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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #783 on: January 21, 2017, 06:24:39 AM »
Yeah, I agree with BritishTARFan, the teams didn't travel anywhere in Kenya or South Africa, just visited the airports, let alone there weren't any tasks placed in those countries.

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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #784 on: January 21, 2017, 04:12:24 PM »
They officially were visited but were only used as airport transfers to continue on to Zambia and Tanzania. So I wouldn't exactly count them as visits.

They did do some 'tasks' here. In South Africa, they needed to get across down to Lanseria Airport. In Kenya, they needed to sign up for charter flights to Tanzania.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #785 on: January 21, 2017, 10:06:04 PM »
Teams had to find the right connecting flight at Riga airport and board it in time!

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #786 on: January 22, 2017, 02:09:58 AM »
Teams had to find the right connecting flight at Riga airport and board it in time!

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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #787 on: January 22, 2017, 02:24:56 PM »
Kenya and South Africa both featured Route Markers and actual Race Flags.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #788 on: March 27, 2017, 01:54:56 AM »
Have you ever noticed how eerily similar seasons 27 and 28 are?

-Both feature a pair of young, athletic males
  -Both of whom began the race really strongly, but faltered in the end and were undone by a U-Turn
-Both feature a pair of African American brothers
  -Both of whom were eliminated on the third leg
-Both feature a sweetheart mother and son from the southern USA
-Both feature two sets of young females
  -Both of whom each came in last place on the fourth and fifth legs
-Both spend the first three legs in Latin America, with the first leg in one country, and the next two in another country
-Both ended their journey by spending two legs in a less-developed country, before going to a modern city in China
  -Both of those less-developed countries start with "IND"
-Both seasons feature an Express Pass that was 'wasted' on a Roadblock in some fashion
-Both seasons have the first U-Turn ending up not affecting anybody (One was not used, one was used on a team that was ahead)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #789 on: March 28, 2017, 01:31:04 AM »
Does that mean that they have some sort of a pattern recently, or is this just purely coincidental? :escape
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #790 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #791 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #792 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #793 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)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #794 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)

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #795 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #796 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #797 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #798 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #799 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.
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