Tourists have been the targets of scams around the world as long as anyone can remember. What's interesting is that many of these scams used over 100 years ago are still as popular today - they are just updated a little bit to fit today's times. Here is a list of the most common travel scams that travelers should be aware of before traveling overseas.
Janet Collins was the first and only African American to become Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (1951). That was almost 65 years ago and she alone today still holds that accomplishment.
After the explosion at Reactor 4, curious people flocked on the railway bridge just outside Pripyat to get a good view of the reactor. They were told that radiation level was minimal and that they were safe. In truth, much of the radiation had been blown onto this bridge in a huge spike. They saw the rainbow coloured flames of the burning graphite nuclear core, which were higher than the smoke stack itself. Now they're all dead. They were exposed to over 500 roentgens, a fatal dose.
"Our top story today: Convicted hitman Jimmy "Two Shoes" McClardy confessed today that he was once hired to beat a cow to death in a rice field using only two small porcelain figures. Police admit that this may be the first known case of a knick-knack paddy whack." - Whose Line Is It Anyways?
"How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey." - Steve Maraboli #quote