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#‎DidYouKnow‬ ? Today marks world Roller Coaster Day.

Whilst the origins of this day are not completely clear, it is widely believed that the date was chosen to mark the very first patent for a roller coaster ride on 16th August, 1898.
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#‎DidYouKnow‬ A total of 2,488 medals have been produced for the 2016 #Olympic games: 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.

Half of the plastic in the ribbons which will be used to hang the #medals around athletes’ necks comes from recycled plastic bottles.

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#DidYouKnow Rugby was invented in 1823 and was named after Rugby School where the game was first played.
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Europe has a long history with #chocolate, dating back to its arrival on Spanish shores in the 16th Century. Europe’s chocolatiers have been honing their craft since then, with chocolate in all shapes and sizes now to be found in every corner of the continent ...

#‎DidYouKnow‬ The United States is one of the world's most expensive destinations for emergency medical care? The average medical bill in the USA totals £4,726*.

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*Source: Wanderlust, 2016

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From Rio to Bahia, The Amazon to Iguaçu Falls, our #destinationguide to Brazil is an access all area guide to everything you wanted to know about the Olympic host nation.

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How To: Travel Like An Olympian

Here at Allianz Global Assistance, we asked our team: what are your top tips when travelling on holiday? With an endless list of best practices, we finally chose the best of the bunch.

So, if this is your first time travelling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher, follow our #infographic to ensure wherever you travel or however long you travel for, it’s as smooth and comfortable as can be.
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Whether you’re heading for Hong Kong, the bright lights of New York, or bohemian Barcelona, this curated guide by the Telegraph is an access all areas guide to the world’s best #rooftopbars.

Are there any rooftop bars you might recommend from your travels?

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Are British Airways soon to overturn its free food and drinks policy?

For decades, British Airways has given away food and drink to every passenger. But in a strategic by Alex Cruz - who took over as Chairman and Chief Executive last month - the airline may soon overturn the policy in a bid to turn catering into a revenue stream. 

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Kryziu Kalnas - #Lithuania

The Soviet Union bulldozed the area twice, but locals rebuilt it to be even bigger. Today, over 100,000 crosses stand on the hill, and it's where many Lithuanians go to mourn those lost in the war.
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