Celebrated on April 3rd
Given that the world is about 25,000 miles in circumference and that the average walking rate is 3 miles per hour, it would take a person walking nonstop approximately 347 days to walk around the world. The longest walk around the world was completed by a former neon-sign salesman, Jean Beliveau. He walked 46,600 miles around 64 countries. The trip took him 11 years.
Chickens, pigeons, cranes, and quails are known as part of the family of birds who shake their heads while walking. Researchers say they do so because shaking the head helps to find balance, provides depth perception and sharpens vision.
Walking is a past-time carried out by all manor of people from all over the world, meaning that although we all have in common the love to get out and about for a hike, we all have very different experiences when we are out walking. Different terrains, different wildlife, different climates and many other factors make our walking trips entirely unique to us. It takes an average, 1 hour and 43 minutes of walking to burn off a 540 calorie Big Mac...wow!