The LG Travel News Roundup: 3.25.11

Weekly Travel News — By on March 25, 2011 at 6:00 am

By Susmita Baral
LG News Intern

Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…

$35,000: A Night To Remember…Hopefully

What does $35,000 get you? A BMW…or a night at the Ty Warner Penthouse at New York’s Four Seasons Hotel? This 4,300-square-foot penthouse is filled with one of a kind sculptures and luxurious amenities, a 24-hour on call butler, a guaranteed reservation at in-house restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, unlimited use of chauffeured Rolls Royce and Maybach cars, and unlimited phone calls world wide. Oh, and there’s no wait list for this room! Source: Fox News

Borat-Approved License Plates Hit Kazakh Streets

In Kyzyl-Orda, a city in southern Kazakhstan, traffic police are complaining less about signal violators and more about motorists who are replacing their license plates with “I Love Sex” signs. The punishment for using the provocative plate is $1,000! While the country is relatively liberal for a Muslim nation, there are youth groups that have campaigned to ban Valentine’s Day and eliminate pornographic movies. Source: AOL News

The Race Begins: London 2012 Olympic Tickets

This past Tuesday 6.6 million seats for the 2012 Olympics went up for sale in London until the closing date, April 26th. If you think you’re behind in getting a seat, think again! The tickets will not be sold in a first-come-first-serve basis in order to ensure everyone who wants to attend can do so. Ticket prices start at £20 ($32) and can go up to £2,012 ($3,253). Source: CNN

From Alaska to Vermont, the Animals Strike Back

In Bennington, Vermont, a gray squirrel has a little grudge against humans! The squirrel has attacked three people without being provoked. One man was attacked three times by the persistent squirrel and another woman was bitten on the neck. Elsewhere, a bit further north in Anchorage, Alaska, a moose kicked a 6-year-old boy, leaving him unconscious only a week after another moose kicked a 20-something young woman in a park. Sources: Gadling and Daily Mail

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Travel News Bits

Infamous Large Hadron Collider Could Make Time Travel a Reality

Two physicists at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University believe they’ve uncovered the secret to time travel: by obtaining the Higgs boson, a second particle called the Higgs singlet will be created. It’s this particle that they think can jump into the so-called “fifth dimension.” The only question left to ask is: how does a girl pack for time travel? Source: Gadling

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