Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day

There was a time when travelling around the entire globe was impossible.  The advent of sail helped make it possible but you were still looking at years of your life.  The technology boomed and advancement in the speed of travel exploded.  Today it is possible to circle the globe in under 90 minutes if you own a rocket ship.  But back in 1872, the idea of a trip around the world in 80 days still seemed outlandishly impossible.

Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days.  In the book Phileas Fogg wagers that a trip around the globe could be done in 80 days.  The quest was on and today, october 2 is Phileas Fogg’s Wager Day in honour of the book and in honour of the history of travel.  Can you embark on a world trip and see all the major sites in under eighty days?  Philieas Fogg did and he won the wager that was set.  Congratulations!

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