While everybody is busy travelling around, it's time for a quiz.
Fun Factoids from Transportation History
- Who was the first English monarch to travel underwater? (Quiet in the back.)
- What was your best bet for a flight from Paris to Rome in 1805? (Note: It was possible.)
- How long did it take for a message to reach California from New York in 1860?
- Speaking of travel times, how long would it take you to get from London to Bristol in 1784? (Assuming that you wanted to go there.)
- Long coach rides could be hard on the posterior. All that bouncing wasn't fun. Why would you prefer a Concord coach in the 19th Century?
- Back to air travel. Where could you get an airline ticket in 1909? (And did it save you time?)
- Let's talk 'political correctness'. Was the first flight attendant called a 'stewardess'?
- We all know that the first animals to fly (without using their own wings) were a duck, a rooster, and a sheep. (Montgolfier Brothers, balloon.) What animal had the honour of being first in space?
- True or false: The bicycle was invented in Stoke Poges in 1642.
- What mode of transportation was preferred by the man responsible for the traffic roundabout?
As usual, click on the picture below for the answer key.