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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #950 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #951 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #952 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
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #953 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #954 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #955 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)?
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #956 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
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #957 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #958 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?

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #959 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.


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #960 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #961 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #962 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #963 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #964 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #965 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #966 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #967 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!
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« Reply #968 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #969 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 thereís no consensus. For placement average purposes I used the average of the two team memberís 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 didnít 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #970 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! :)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #971 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! :)

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #972 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 :)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #973 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...
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #974 on: February 28, 2018, 11:20:49 AM »
Have we been to Vatican City? Any Version?  For some reason I thought someone did....
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