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'The Amazing Race' Recruits Tyler Oakley & Other Social Media Stars For New Season

'The Amazing Race' Recruits Tyler Oakley & Other Social Media Stars For New Season

The Amazing Race is ramping up for its 28th season but this year’s cast comes with a twist – they’re all social media stars!

11 teams that range from YouTubers to Vine stars and Instagram models will all take their chance to win $1 million as they complete mission across the globe!

Here’s the entire list of the Season 28 participants:

• YouTube stars Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl
Clevver TV hosts Joslyn Davis and Erin White Robinson
• Beauty YouTuber Blair Fowler and her father Scott
• Vine star Cole LaBrant and his mom Sheri
• YouTube stars Burnie Burns and YouTuber girlfriend Ashley Jenkins
• Vine magician Zach King and his wife Rachel
• YouTube dance stars Dana Borriello and fiance Matt Steffanina
• Instagram models and Miss US contestants Jessica Versteeg and Brittany Oldehoff
• Southwest Airlines viral video star Marty Cobb and her daughter Hagan Parkman
• YouTube stars and Ulimate Frisbee champiosn Brodie Smith and friend Kurt Gibson
• Vine Stars Cameron and Darius Benson

The Amazing Race is still in the middle of season 27, but for the first time fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the first leg of Season 28 when host Phil Koeghan live streams it on his Facebook page on Sunday (November 15) at 10:30 PM EST!

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  • Sprite

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    * Australia – the word is from the Latin Terra Australis meaning ‘southern land’.
    Australia – is a continent, an island and a country.
    Australia – is the smallest continent in the world.
    Australia – coastline stretches almost 50000km.
    * Australian Blue Heeler – is a cross between a dingo & a blue merle.
    Australian Cattle Dog – is a cross between a dingo & a scotch collie.
    Australian continent – no part is further than 1000km from the sea.
    Australian Saltwater Crocidile – is the largest living reptile.
    * AFL – in 1859 has first codified rules for any sport in world.
    * Aspro – invented by an Aussie.
    * Ayers Rock (Uluru) is over 8 kilometers in circumference.
    * Beaches – more than any other country, about 7,000.
    Beaches – only 25% of Australian males admit they always swim between the flags.
    Beaches – Life Saving Reel in 1906 was invented for Bondi beach.
    Beaches – Bondi formed world’s first surf lifesaving club.
    Beaches – Bells Beach held the first official surfing contest in January 1962.
    Beaches – Victoria’s 90 mile beach is actually 94 miles (154 km) long.
    * Beer – 80% of Australia’s consumption is achieved by only 10% of our population.
    * Bionic Ear – was first invented in Melbourne in 1979.
    * Black Box Flight Recorder – invented in Melbourne by David Warren in 1956 (1958?).
    * Black Stump – Blackall, Coolah & Goolgowi all claim to be the home of the black stump.
    * Boxing – Australia’s first boxing world title was won after only 147 punches.
    * Brewery – Australia’s first was founded in Wilcannia.
    * Caroma – in 1980, new dual flush toilet saves 67%.
    * Chinchilla – in Queensland has a community hall dedicated to an insect.
    * Cricket – in 1868, 19 aboriginals, our first international cricket team, toured England.
    Cricket – One Day Cricket started matches from an Aussie idea & was originally nicknamed pyjama cricket by critics.
    * Daintree River – in qld is edged by 30 of Australia’s 38 species of mangrove.
    * Diggers – 96 Aussie soldiers were awarded the Victoria cross in world war 1 & 2.
    Diggers – the great ocean road was built by men who had served in world war 1.
    * ‘Dingo Fence’ – in the outback is the longest fence in the world and is about twice as long as the Great Wall of China.
    * Electric Drill – was first invented in Melbourne in 1889; patented by Arthur James Arnot while he was an employee of the union electric company.
    * Eulo – in western Queensland has an annual lizard racing competition.
    * Felix The Cat – an Aussie that’s over 90 years old.
    * Fraser Island – is the largest sand island in the world.
    * Great Barrier Reef – is the largest structure built by living creatures & was listed as world heritage in 1981.
    Great Barrier Reef – is the longest reef in the world at over 2010km.
    * Heart Pacemaker – invented by an Aussie.
    * Hills Hoist – invented by an Aussie.
    * Isis Downs – the first electric shearing shed in Australia was built in 1911.
    * Jenolan Caves – the grand arch at the caves is the largest open cave in Australia.
    * Kalgoorlie in western Australia embraces the world’s largest political electorate, covering a mammoth 2.2 million square km.
    * Kangaroo Red – is he largest living marsupial.
    Kangaroos – there are more than 2 kangaroos for every human in Australia.
    * Kelly Gang – in 1906 was the world’s first (narrative?) feature film made in Australia.
    * Lake Argyle – is the largest artificial lake in Australia.
    * Lake Eyre – in south Australia is the largest salt pan in the world.
    Lake Eyre – when not full of water, it is the lowest point in Australia.
    * Large Attractions – long list of attractions like “big banana”.
    * Mamungkukumpurangkuntjunya Hill is the longest place name in Australia.
    * Meat Pie – by law an Aussie meat pie must contain at least 25% meat.
    * Melbourne Cup – the first race was run over two miles in 1861. Archer, the first Melbourne cup winner, was trained in Nowra, NSW.
    Melbourne – has the largest running public tram system in the world.
    Melbourne – opened Australia’s first telephone exchange with less than 45 customers.
    * Mines – make up 0.02% of Australia’s landmass…less than pubs.
    * Mt Gambier’s Blue Lake – between November and march the lake turns blue.
    * Mt Isa – technically the largest city in the world by area (shire size) covering 40000 sq.km.
    * Murrumbidgee – Contrary to popular belief, this is Australia’s longest river.
    * Nsw – surface area is 800,642 square kilometers.
    * Nullabor Plain – has the world’s longest stretch of straight railway track. the lake in Koonalda caves is 60m below the surface of the Nullarbor plain.
    * Oodnadatta in south Australia recorded the hottest Australian day in history, on the 2nd of January 1960. It was 50.7 celcius.
    * Opals – Australia produces 99% of the world’s precious black opals.
    * Pacific Highway – there is 300km of dual carriage way on the pacific highway with a further 56km under construction.
    * Penicillin – invented here in 1942.
    * Platypus – the Australian platypus has been on earth for around 15 million years.
    * Police – Australia’s first force was made up of a dozen of the best behaved convicts.
    * Population – Australia has an average of three people per square kilometer, making it one of the lowest population densities in the world.
    * Post – 1838 the world’s first pre-paid post system was introduced by James Raymond, colonial postmaster-general of new south wales.
    * Radio – Australia’s first station was built in 1912.
    Radio – for cars was invented here.
    * Refrigerator – cooling system was invented here in the 1850’s.
    * Retractable Syringe – invented by an Aussie.
    * Rugby League – originated in Australia in 1907 after a rugby union pay dispute.
    * Satellite – Australia was the 3rd country after the USA and Russia to launch one into orbit.
    * Speedo’s – where invented here.
    * Sydney – famous manly ferry has been running since 1854.
    * Tasmania – is home to Australia’s largest wombat population.
    Tasmania – there is no land due west of Strahan Tasmania until south America.
    Tasmanian Tiger – the last one died in captivity at Hobart zoo in 1936.
    * The explorer ship, ‘The Endeavor’ was originally designed to haul coal.
    * Thing – Melbourne converted the Volkswagen from a kit.
    * Tully – in Queensland is recognized as the wettest town in Australia.
    * Ugg Boots – first produced here in 70’s.
    * Ultrasound – invented by an Aussie.
    * Victa – 2 stroke mower was invented here.
    * Winged Keel – keel grafted onto Australia 2 boat.
    * 7000 Australians measure rainfall for the bureau of meteorology every day.
    * Per capita, Australians read more newspapers than any other nation.
    * The average Australian will consume 165,000 eggs in his or her lifetime.
    * The average Australian will consume half a tonne of cheese, eight tonnes of fruit and ten tonnes of vegetables.
    * Before the decision to build the Sydney harbor tunnel, the toll to cross the Sydney harbor bridge was 20c.
    * More than 85% of Australians live within 50 kilometers of the coast.
    * Australia has more than 5 times as many UNESCO world heritage sites as New Zealand.
    * The Aussie loggerhead turtle can hold it’s breath underwater for up to 10 hours.
    * Australia has the greatest number of reptiles of any country, with 755 species.
    * On average an Australian mosquito flaps its wings 587 times every second.
    * A box jellyfish’s tentacles have up to 1 million stinging cells per sq. cm.
    * the Taipan snake is said to be 20 times more venomous than the cobra.
    * The only mammals that lay eggs are the platypus and echidna.
    * 30000 years ago Australian fauna included a 7-metre long goanna.

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  • Sprite

    Why, what happened now?
    Back the truck up.

  • Sprite

    Why, what happened now?
    Back the truck up.

  • Sprite

    I think “Survivor” is just as cool, Rupert did well. We had shows Leyland Brothers, Alby Mangels, Harry Butler in the Wild which were interesting shows. Bear Grylls too.
    *Safety Lesson
    Crossing the street there is almost like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JXCezYlPNE
    *Safety Lesson
    “Kids Alive do the Five” or “Baby Swimming”.
    And Fat Cat was popular here as well Humphrey B Bear

  • Sprite

    I think “Survivor” is just as cool, Rupert did well. We had shows Leyland Brothers, Alby Mangels, Harry Butler in the Wild which were interesting shows. Bear Grylls too.
    *Safety Lesson
    Crossing the street there is almost like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JXCezYlPNE
    *Safety Lesson
    “Kids Alive do the Five” or “Baby Swimming”.
    And Fat Cat was popular here as well Humphrey B Bear

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