The LG Travel News Roundup: Adult Sandbox Unveiled In Vegas

Weekly Travel News — By on September 9, 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…

Adult Sandbox Las VegasIn Vegas, Sandboxes Are No Longer for Kids
Ever wanted to run machines like construction workers? Las Vegas can give you that opportunity in their new adult sandbox. In light of the recession with many projects on an indefinite hiatus, a very creative businessman has come up with the idea to charge adults $750 for the opportunity to use excavators and bulldozers after a 10-minute classroom lesson. Source: AOL News

Graffiti Not So Grand at the Grand Canyon
A Canadian man, Lucien Lionel Chenier, visiting from Ottawa, Ontario is facing federal charges after spray painting his name on Grand Canyon rock formation. Chenier only got as far as scribbling “LUCI” before his tour leader and other bystanders stopped him. He then proceeded to throw the spray paint can into the canyon. Removing Chenier’s name will cost $8,000. Source: Huffington Post

Space Becoming One Big Junk Yard
Turns out space is getting a little trashy: A new report from the National Research Council reveals that the orbit has so many bits of trash that they are colliding into each other and creating more fragments of trash. Close to 22,000 large pieces of space junk have been tracked in addition to the hundreds of thousands of pieces that are too small to be observed. The junk poses a threat to future space endeavors as their high velocities make them equivalent to thousands of bullets surrounding planet Earth. Source: Gadling

Mutt Found At Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro
A dog has been found alive at the peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, a whopping 5,800 meters above sea level. The dog siting has surprise animal scientists who want to know how the dog got there and how it survived in the hostile freezing temperatures and stony plains. Source: The Citizen.
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