The longest walk ever taken place was by George Meegan. He walked from the bottom of South America to the top of North America. He took 41 million steps, wore out 12.5 pairs of shoes, and collected 8 world records.
David Ingram, an English sailor who was marooned in Mexico in 1567 and was picked up in Nova Scotia in 1568, claimed to have walked 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada.
For a period in the 19th century, walking competitions that lasted for days was a big money spectator sport.
People Walking is a service in Los Angeles, California, where you can hire people to walk with you, motivate you, walk you home, listen to your problems and keep you company all while walking about.
A man named George Meegan walked across the Western Hemisphere, a total distance of 19,019 miles. It took him close to seven years to complete his journey.
Men walk significantly slower when walking with a woman, but only when that woman is their romantic partner. If she’s a friend or acquaintance they go at almost full speed.
Walking before solving a problem improves your creativity by an average of 60%.
In the 1800s, one of the most popular sports in the world was distance walking which attracted huge crowds and gambling. Thousands of spectators would turn up to watch challenges such as walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.
In Middle ages people walked in different fashion than we do now. So-called toe-heel walking used to be absolutely natural. In about 1500s, the way of walk changed as did the foot wear.
Our walking speed is affected by whom we’re with. On average, women walking together move the slowest, men slow down 7% when walking with female partners they’re interested in, and men walking with male friends move at speeds faster than either man’s preferred walking speed.