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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1175 on: August 11, 2019, 10:59:41 PM »
The amazing race 14 was the only season which no in-love relationship (dating, married, exes, etc) team would compete on top 6 of the season. In fact, the highest placement of the respective team was 8th (Amanda & Kris)
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« Reply #1176 on: August 11, 2019, 11:21:40 PM »
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
Laos: Wat Sensoukharam
Uganda: Uganda National Mosque


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 #1177 on: August 12, 2019, 12:56:23 PM »
Also from TAR 14 (just rewatched that season tho lul), the only season to have u-turn placed in penultimate leg (yet) since the inception. In international franchises btw, TARA5 was the recent season to have u-turn (and yield) placed on penultimate leg (cmiiw)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1178 on: August 17, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
Compilation of switchbacks so far:
TAR 15: haybales task RB from TAR 6 (Lena & Kristy spent 8 hours for the task but nothing was completed until their elimination)
TAR 20: Head shaving FF from TAR 7 (Joyce reluctantly did this task, and ultimately 'helped' her and her team, Uchenna, to win TAR 7; originally as unused task in India leg from TAR 5)
TAR 21: Flarjasppen pole fault RB from TAR 12 ( Donald had to strip to his undergarments to prevent him getting slipped during the task)
 TAR 22: Cheese Rolling task ARI from TAR 14 ( one of the most unforgettable yet hilarious moment in TAR history)
TAR 22: Spy task RB from TAR 8
TAR 25: Plow task Detour from TAR 5 (Colin experienced the biggest breakdown in TAR history while doing this task, hence 'My Ox is broken' line)
TAR 27: Zambia Gorge bungee jumping RB from TAR 1 (the very first task of TAR)
TAR 29: Corinth bungee jumping RB from TAR 9
TAR 29: Basket bike detour from TAR 3 (hilarious moments from teams riding that bike + Flo's meltdown)
TAR 30: Kafka phone RB from TAR 15 (Big Easy took 4 hour penalty after giving up on the task costing their final 3 spot)
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1179 on: August 18, 2019, 10:48:54 PM »
Christie & Jodi, Hannah & Margalit is the only two teams (both are F/F) win a leg but still have the averaging place over 6.5 (Christie & Jodi's placement 10-9-6-1-7-7, Hannah & Margalit 9-9-1-7-7).


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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1180 on: August 23, 2019, 06:19:21 PM »
According to a 2010 Experian Simmons survey, The Amazing Race was found to be the second-highest show proportion of viewers that identify themselves as Republicans, following Glenn Beck.

I wonder if it has changed in 9 years at all.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1181 on: August 27, 2019, 03:43:06 AM »
8 of 31 Winners were saved by Non-Elimination or KOR/Keep on Racing Legs:

Chris & Alex (TAR2) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (No Penalty)
Flo & Zach (TAR3) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (No Penalty)
Uchenna & Joyce (TAR7) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Surrender Posessions/No Money)
*All 3 Last on Non-Elim Penultimate Leg

BJ & Tyler (TAR9) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (Surrender Posessions/No Money)
Eric & Danielle (TAR11) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Marked for Elimination)
TK & Rachel (TAR12) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Speed Bump)
Josh & Brent (TAR21) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Speed Bump)
Amy & Maya (TAR25) - Saved by 1 KOR


When it comes to final 3 teams who were saved by Non-Eliminations (or KOR Legs):
12 seasons have ONE Non-Eliminated team in Final Leg
10 seasons have TWO Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg
1 season has THREE Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg
8 seasons have ZERO Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg

1 - 1/3 teams (2 of 4 Non-Elim)
2 - 2/3 teams (3 of 4 Non-Elim)
3 - 1/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
4 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
5 - 2/3 teams (2 of 4 Non-Elim)
6 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
7 - 2/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
8 - 2/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
9 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
10 - 0/3 teams
11 - 1/3 teams (1 of 4 Non-Elim)
12 - 1/3 teams (1 of 2 Non-Elim)
13 - 2/3 teams (2 of 2 Non-Elim)
14 - 0/3 teams
15 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
16 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
17 - 0/3 teams
18 - 1/3 teams (1 of 1 Non-Elim/0 of 2 KOR)
19 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
20 - 0/3 teams
21 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
22 - 2/3 teams (2 of 2 Non-Elim/0 of 1 KOR)
23 - 0/3 teams
24 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
25 - 2/3 (1 of 3 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
26 - 0/3 teams
27 - 0/3 teams
28 - 1/3  teams (1 of 2 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
29 - 1/3  teams (1 Non-Elim)
30 - 3/3 (1 of 2 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
31 - 0/3 teams

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1182 on: August 27, 2019, 03:53:05 AM »
According to a 2010 Experian Simmons survey, The Amazing Race was found to be the second-highest show proportion of viewers that identify themselves as Republicans, following Glenn Beck.

I wonder if it has changed in 9 years at all.
In that 2010 study, TAR was the #1 non-news, non-music show for Republicans. It did not appear on the Top 25 list for Democrats.

The latest study where TAR showed up on the list was 2014 and it was on the Republican Favorites list.

TAR also was a Top 20 favorite for Republicans in 2012.

It hasn't appeared on the more recent studies, most likely because of the show's far smaller audience and visibility after 2014's move to Friday.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1183 on: August 28, 2019, 01:57:36 AM »
8 of 31 Winners were saved by Non-Elimination or KOR/Keep on Racing Legs:

Chris & Alex (TAR2) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (No Penalty)
Flo & Zach (TAR3) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (No Penalty)
Uchenna & Joyce (TAR7) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Surrender Posessions/No Money)
*All 3 Last on Non-Elim Penultimate Leg

BJ & Tyler (TAR9) - Saved by 2 Non-Elimination Legs (Surrender Posessions/No Money)
Eric & Danielle (TAR11) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Marked for Elimination)
TK & Rachel (TAR12) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Speed Bump)
Josh & Brent (TAR21) - Saved by 1 Non-Elimination (Speed Bump)
Amy & Maya (TAR25) - Saved by 1 KOR


When it comes to final 3 teams who were saved by Non-Eliminations (or KOR Legs):
12 seasons have ONE Non-Eliminated team in Final Leg
10 seasons have TWO Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg
1 season has THREE Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg
8 seasons have ZERO Non-Eliminated teams in Final Leg

1 - 1/3 teams (2 of 4 Non-Elim)
2 - 2/3 teams (3 of 4 Non-Elim)
3 - 1/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
4 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
5 - 2/3 teams (2 of 4 Non-Elim)
6 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
7 - 2/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
8 - 2/3 teams (2 of 3 Non-Elim)
9 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
10 - 0/3 teams
11 - 1/3 teams (1 of 4 Non-Elim)
12 - 1/3 teams (1 of 2 Non-Elim)
13 - 2/3 teams (2 of 2 Non-Elim)
14 - 0/3 teams
15 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
16 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
17 - 0/3 teams
18 - 1/3 teams (1 of 1 Non-Elim/0 of 2 KOR)
19 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
20 - 0/3 teams
21 - 1/3 teams (1 of 3 Non-Elim)
22 - 2/3 teams (2 of 2 Non-Elim/0 of 1 KOR)
23 - 0/3 teams
24 - 2/3 teams (3 of 3 Non-Elim)
25 - 2/3 (1 of 3 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
26 - 0/3 teams
27 - 0/3 teams
28 - 1/3  teams (1 of 2 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
29 - 1/3  teams (1 Non-Elim)
30 - 3/3 (1 of 2 Non-Elim/1 of 1 KOR)
31 - 0/3 teams
You missed Jody for counting winners got saved by NEL/KOR/TBC

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1184 on: August 28, 2019, 03:00:05 AM »
Oh, that's right. I did count them in the season count though.

TAR30 is the only season to have all final three teams survive a NEL/KOR. But of course there's a "*" to that because of the Partner Swap.


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« Reply #1185 on: September 23, 2019, 09:34:48 PM »
TAR VN6 might be the first season with 3 teams who never checked-in at last in pitstops and finish line, 2 of them (Lệ Hằng & H'Hen, Sơn Thạch & Bình An) didn't even finish in second to last.

Keep on racing/To be continued legs which traveled to other country
United States:S8 Leg 12 Canada - United States
S9 Leg 3 Russia - Germany
S10 Leg 9 Finland - Ukraine
S22 Leg 3 New Zealand - Indonesia
S23 Leg 4 Norway - Poland
S25 Leg 11/12 Philippines - United States
S26 Leg 11/12 Peru - United States
S27 Leg 6/7 France - Netherlands
S28 Leg 6/7 Armenia - Georgia
S29 Leg 5/6 Norway - Italy
Asia:S2 Leg 5/6 Japan - South Korea
Australia:S1 Leg 7/8 Czech Rep. - Poland
Canada:S5 Leg 4/5 China - Thailand
Vietnam:S4 Leg 5/6 Laos - Vietnam

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1186 on: September 24, 2019, 04:11:55 PM »
Nisim of TAR Israel 7 is the contestant who made it the farthest in the Race without completing any Roadblocks. He made it all the way to leg 10 and had performed 0 Roadblocks.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1187 on: September 24, 2019, 10:17:22 PM »
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but for every season that has returning players. If there is a team that got 4th in their first season they will get 2nd on the second season. If there is more than one 4th place team on the season then one of those teams will get second.

However, this curse has been broken with Leo & Jamal from TAR 31.

Dustin & Kandice
TAR 10, 4th
TAR 11, 2nd

Flight Time & Big Easy
TAR 15, 4th
TAR 18, 2nd

Kisha & Jen
TAR 14, 4th
TAR 18, 1st

Caroline & Jenner
TAR 22, 4th
TAR 24 (Fake All-Stars), 2nd
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« Reply #1188 on: October 03, 2019, 09:57:48 PM »
Small and/or remote islands visited on TAR:

Haida Gwaii, Canada
Saltspring Island, Canada
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Madeleine Islands, Canada
Hans Lollik Island, US Virgin Islands
Lovango Cay, US Virgin Islands
San Blas Islands, Panama
Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
Mauritius
St. Pierre Island, Seychelles
La Digue Island, Seychelles
Mahé Island, Seychelles
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mallorca, Spain
Malta
Inishmore, Ireland
Shetland Islands, Scotland
Suomenlinna, Finland
Santorini Island, Greece
Bahrain
Jeju, South Korea
Miyajima, Japan
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Various islets in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Cát Bà, Vietnam
Ly Son & Little Island, Vietnam
Hon Mun Islands, Vietnam
Con Dao, Vietnam
Nam Du Islands, Vietnam
Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Various islets in Phuket's bay, Thailand
Pinang Island, Malaysia
Ubin Island, Singapore
Sapi Island, Malaysia
Manukan Island, Malaysia
Camiguin, Philippines
Boracay Island, Philippines
Various islets in Honda Bay, Philippines
Unknown island in El Nido, Philippines
Lembongan, Indonesia
Ceningan, Indonesia
Penida Island, Indonesia
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Guam
Great Barrier Reef Sandy Cay, Australia (TAR4)
Fraser Island, Australia
Fort Denison, Australia
Rottnest Island, Australia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Hawai'i, USA
Maui, USA
Molokini Island, USA
Lanai, USA
Oahu, USA
Kauai, USA

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1189 on: October 06, 2019, 08:30:47 PM »
Here's something interesting: Tia & Fay and Uchenna & Joyce were both supposed to be on the 6th season of their respective races, got cut last second for various reasons, and were then cast for the 7th season which they won.

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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1190 on: October 09, 2019, 09:56:32 AM »
Hi, everyone.  :waves: I'm new to this forum, and I thought my first post here would be something I noticed after looking at HaMerotz LaMillion's recent seasons.

Speaking of the 6th and 7th season, it looks like Gili from Season 7 is the first contestant to be directly blood-related to a contestant from a previous season, being the mother of Yarden from Season 6. Not too sure if this has happened on other versions of the Race because this one is the most distinct so far.

Also, it looks like Krista from US Season 27 is the first racer from the American version to appear on an international version of the Race, being the greeter on the New York leg in HaMerotz season 6.

Correct me if wrong, by the way.  :0328:

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« Reply #1191 on: October 09, 2019, 11:34:52 AM »
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1192 on: October 09, 2019, 01:01:50 PM »
The record for most consecutive legs without the appearance of the Fast Forward is 34, from Season 17 Leg 6 to Season 20 Leg 3. However, we are currently on a streak of 31 legs without a FF; we haven’t seen one since Season 29 Leg 5. If the FF doesn’t crop up early in Season 32, we could have a new record.
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Re: Some interesting (and some not so interesting) facts and records!
« Reply #1193 on: October 10, 2019, 07:47:37 AM »
Hi, everyone.  :waves: I'm new to this forum, and I thought my first post here would be something I noticed after looking at HaMerotz LaMillion's recent seasons.

Speaking of the 6th and 7th season, it looks like Gili from Season 7 is the first contestant to be directly blood-related to a contestant from a previous season, being the mother of Yarden from Season 6. Not too sure if this has happened on other versions of the Race because this one is the most distinct so far.

Also, it looks like Krista from US Season 27 is the first racer from the American version to appear on an international version of the Race, being the greeter on the New York leg in HaMerotz season 6.

Correct me if wrong, by the way.  :0328:

Yes, Krista was the greeter.