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Why you shouldn’t drop something down an Indian squatterNominee

September 2nd, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Almost painful demonstration of how to get the toilet handle out of the toilet.

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Emirates plane takes 200-foot plunge, turbulence injures 20Nominee

April 27th, 2010 by Doug Lansky

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Twenty of the  350 passengers on board a flight from Dubai to Kochi suffered minor injuries when an Emirates plane hit turbulence and made a sudden 200-foot drop in the airspace over India.  The plane landed safely and all injured passengers have since been released.

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Worst IntersectionNominee

November 16th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Welcome to India. Driver’s license not required.

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Which Country Has the Worst-Tasting Drinking Water?Nominee

June 21st, 2009 by Doug Lansky
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photo by prakhar via flickr

titanic awards survey current standings
World’s Worst-Tasting Drinking Water
1st India 8.2% of votes
2nd Mexico 7.2% of votes
3rd

3rd

4th

5th

United States

Britain

China

Thailand

7% of votes

7% of votes

6.9% of votes

4.7% of votes


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Which Country Has the World’s Worst Toilets?Nominee

June 15th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

china-aquatterphoto by rivard via flickr

titanic awards survey current standings
World’s Worst Toilets
1st China 18.8% of votes
2nd India 15.9% of votes
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4th

5th

5th

6th

6th

France

Italy

Mexico

Egypt

Turkey

Thailand

4.5% of votes

3.9% of votes

3.3% of votes

3.3% of votes

3.2% of votes

3.2% of votes

A special Titanic shout out to France and Italy for showing they wish to be known for more than just their football teams and cuisine.


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Johnny Jet’s World Worsts

May 28th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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Name Johnny Jet (a.k.a John E. DiScala)
Who? He travels roughly 150,000 miles and visits about 20 countries each year. He and his website  www.JohnnyJet.com have been featured over 1,500 times in major publications including Outside Magazine, which listed him as having one of the world’s best “dream jobs.”
Age 39
Countries Visited 60, plus or minus 5

Titanic Nominations
1. Worst Place I’ve Been Tijuana.  This was even before all the violence.  Place is dirty, depressing and full of scam artists.
2. Worst Flight Sun Air in Fiji before they got their newer, larger planes.  Everything was smooth on my puddle jump ride to Savusavu until we went over the mountain range.  We hit turbulence, an alarm went off, the plane dropped and I had to pound my heart a couple of times to start that sucker back up once we flattened out. When we landed I not only kissed the ground, I made out with it.
3. Worst Touristy Thing I Did A Desert Safari in Abu Dhabi.  Sat in the very back seat (where kids are supposed to sit) and got so car sick bashing the sand dunes that I begged and tried to bribe the driver to let me out. I get nauseous writing about it.
4. Worst Taxi Ride Nagpur, India to Madhya Pradesh. Craziest 90-kilometer, two-and-a-half-hour drive you will ever do.  Everyone is passing, even on blind turns. Huge overloaded trucks, packed buses, tuk-tuks, scooters with entire families, cyclists, free-roaming livestock, dogs, monkeys, street hawkers, beggars and pedestrians. Technically, there are lanes, but no one seems to stay in them. It’s a free for all.
5. Worst Beach Condado Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico. While I was there, a 13-year-old boy drowned. As the rescue team searched for his body well into the next day, another man swimming there also drowned, right next to the searchers.

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Worst Taxi RideNominee

May 18th, 2009 by Doug Lansky

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Worst Train RideNominee

May 3rd, 2009 by Doug Lansky

Almost makes you long for sublime comforts of no-frills air travel.

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