The LG Travel News Roundup: Thieves Plunder Sunken Cruise Ship

Weekly Travel News — By on March 23, 2012 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…

Bell Stolen from Wreck of ConcordiaAn Unlikely Souvenir
Thieves have stolen the bell off the deck of the sunken Costa Concordia–the ship that sank after hitting a rock on January 13th and rests submerged in 26 feet of water, according to authorities. This heist is no small feat for the thieves since the ship is under 24-hour police surveillance and has laser security systems that measure millimetric shifts. Source: MSNBC

A Sinking Feeling
If preliminary data collected by the National Geodetic Survey is true, then the Washington Monument could be sinking. The investigation was checking the aftermath of the 2011 5.8 magnitude earthquake to see if the obelisk-shaped monument shifted or was sinking. Investigators noted in 2009–the last investigation–that the obelisk sunk 2 inches since its completion in 1884. Their findings? The obelisk has sunken 2 millimeters. Investigators believe one could be explained by the quake and the other could the result of “normal settling.” Source: CNN
Battle of the Biscuits
The South is known to have some of the richest and decadent food that America has to offer. But which city is the best? According to a survey by Southern Living magazine, the tastiest Southern city goes to Lafayette, La. What is Lafayette famous for? Its Cajun-inspired hearty cuisine. Other top cities include New Orleans, Louisville and Charleston. Source: USA Today
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