50 things to do before we die

WHO said Britons were coach potatoes? According to a survey swimming with dolphins is at the top of our must do wish list.The survey of 20,000 people was compiled by the BBC for its new show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die.

WHO said Britons were coach potatoes?

According to a survey swimming with dolphins is at the top of our must do wish list.

The survey of 20,000 people was compiled by the BBC for its new show, 50 Things To Do Before You Die.

From going on safari to bungee jumping, the ultimate wish list reveals a national desire to travel the world in search of adventure.


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Diving with sharks, flying a fighter jet and sky diving all appear in the top ten.

Some of the more modest ambitions include riding a motorbike, riding a rollercoaster and galloping a horse across a beach, which are the most realistic of them all.

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However, the most outrageous is taking a trip into space at number 28.

Flying Concorde is a dream to some however, doesn't come cheap and with the supersonic jet making its final flight next month there is little time to make it a reality.

The united states seems to be the most popular destination for ambitions, driving Route 66 coming in at number 19 and visiting Walt Disney world at number 47.

But the most popular on the wish list seems to be observing animals in their own habitat, whale watching, mountain gorillas, tigers, poplar bears and orangutans all enter the top 50.

The BBC1 show is a follow up to last year's programme, 50 Places To See Before You Die.

Hosted by Gabby Logan she gets to try out several activities like flying a fighter jet.

She said: "It was possibly the most exhilarating 40 minutes of my life."

The programme gives members of the public the chance to make their dreams come true. In the last series a retired steam engine driver got to travel the luxurious Orient Express from Venice to London. Another man took and eight day trek to Everest Base camp after recovering from a brain tumour.

50 Things To Do Before You Die will be screened on Wednesday, September 17th on BBC1.

50 things to do before you die

1 Swim with dolphins

2 Scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef

3 Fly Concorde

4 Whale Watching

5 Dive with sharks

6 Sky diving

7 Hot air ballooning

8 Fly a fighter jet

9 Go on safari

10 See the Northern Lights

11 Walk the Inca Trail

12 Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

13 Escape to a paradise island

14 Drive a Formula one car

15 White water rafting

16 Walk the Great Wall of China

17 Bungee jumping

18 Travel on the Rocky Mountaineer

19 Drive Route 66

20 Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

21 Travel on the Orient Express

22 See elephants in the wild

23 Explore Antarctica

24 Ride a motorbike

25 Cowboy ranching

26 Trek to Mount Everest

27 Wonder at a waterfall

28 Travel into space

29 Explore the Galapagos Islands

30 Trek through a rainforest

31 Gallop a horse across a beach

32 Camel ride to the Pyramids

33 Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railways

34 Watch the sunset over Ayer's Rock

35 Wing-walking

36 Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

37 Fly over a volcano in Hawaii

38 Drive a husky sled

39 Hike a glacier

40 Ride a rollercoaster

41 Fish for the Blue Marlin

42 Paragliding

43 Play golf at the Augusta, Georgia

44 See mountain gorillas in the wild in Africa

45 See tigers in the wild in India

46 Do the Cresta Run in St Moritz, Switzerland

47 Visit Disney World

48 Gamble in Las Vegas

49 See orangutans in the wild in Borneo

50 Watch polar bears

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