Tuesday Travel Trivia (Week 1)

Welcome to Gadling’s newest feature, Tuesday Travel Trivia (also called Trav-Triv, T-Cubed, or the Gadling T-party– take your pick). Each Tuesday, I’ll ask 10 brain-busting travel-related trivia questions and ask you to leave your answers in the comments. The winner, whoever gets the most right out of ten, will be recognized in the subsequent week’s post as a trivia god.

There’s really only one rule when playing the Gadling T-party: No using search engines to figure out the answers. Some of these answers will be easily Google-able, so please resist the urge. Without further ado, here are this week’s questions.

  1. South America has only two countries that are completely landlocked. What are they?
  2. What’s the three-letter New York Stock Exchange symbol for Southwest Airlines?
  3. The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers and office buildings in the world. In what country are they located?
  4. Whom do most experts agree is the most powerful man in Iran?
  5. In the movie Rain Man, Tom Cruise’s character Charlie tells Raymond, played by Dustin Hoffman, that every airline in the world has crashed at one time or another. But Raymond disagrees, citing the perfect safety record of which airline?
  6. Which country is more populous, Canada or Mexico?
  7. In 1994, an American citizen named Michael Fay was arrested in Singapore for theft and vandalism, and he was given a somewhat unusual punishment. What was it?
  8. By area, which country is the largest ‘Stan? [e.g. Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, etc.]
  9. True or false: More than 1,000 people live in Greenland.
  10. What is the name of Lonely Planet’s online travel forum?

Stay tuned next Tuesday for the answers… Good luck!