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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #925 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #926 on: January 14, 2018, 03:34:59 PM »
Jet & Cord went to China just as many times.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #927 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #928 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #929 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


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #930 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)

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #931 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #932 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)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #933 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #934 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #935 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #936 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #937 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #938 on: February 14, 2018, 04:10:15 AM »
Feel free for waiting on Bahrain's first place visit in tonight's episode.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #939 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #940 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.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #941 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.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #942 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #943 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #944 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #945 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #946 on: February 17, 2018, 12:49:42 PM »
Damn, that's a crazy coincidence if you ask me. :cmaslol

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #947 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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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #948 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

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #949 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