Tourism is a great activity. Millions and millions of people travel to discover the wonders of our planet. The choices are vast and no matter where the tourists go, one can be sure, they will be keen to learn. Their hunger for knowledge is so intense they are ready to ask a question the minute it pops up in their head. Tour agencies and information centers often get an earful of questions which are – to put it mildly – rather bizarre.
In fact, some of these are so incredibly hilarious it would be a crime, more or less, to not share their comments with the wider public. The funniest questions often come from visitors to national parks and great natural monuments. Asking whether Grand Canyon was man-made and lit up at night are only for warm-up.
The major attraction of Yellowstone National Park – ‘The Old Faithful’ – raised some concern for the ‘guy that turns it on at nights’: “When does he get some sleep?” Apparently waterfalls are also a tricky wonder of nature, as often tourists are worried they will not make it to see them “before they’re turned off for the day”.
Travelers who came to admire the Mesa Verde National Park were also intrigued by the famous pueblos. One visitor bravely asked: “Did people build this, or did Indians?”
The Lake District in England is a very popular summer resort which annually attracts thousands of tourists. The winning question reported by one of the local tour agencies is: “Are there any lakes in the Lake District”. A little further to the South, a visitor to Wales was wondering whether it was closed for the winter.
One could go on and on as tourists will continue traveling, exploring, discovering, and most importantly – asking further questions. Needless to say, they do not hurt, but are amusing – so why not share them.