As proof, I offer these actual questions asked by tourists (reported by travel agents and cruise workers):
- "Are there any lakes in the Lake District?"
- "In what month is the May Day demonstration?"
- "Is Wales closed during the winter?"
- "Why did they build so many ruined castles and abbeys in England?"
- "What time of night does the Loch Ness monster surface and who feeds it?"
- "Does this elevator go down, too?"
- "Can I wear high heels in Australia?"
- "Which direction is north in Australia?"
- "Was this man-made?" (asked by a tourist observing the Grand Canyon)
- "Do you know of any undiscovered ruins?"
- "How far above sea level are we?" (asked by a passenger while on a cruise)
- "Is the island surrounded by water?"
- "What happens to the ice sculptures after they melt?"
- "How many fjords to the dollar?"
- "What time's the 2 o'clock tour?"
- "Will I get wet if I go snorkeling?"
- "Is that the same moon we see at home?"