Interesting Bag Facts And Luggage Quotes

B for Bag has put together some interesting bag facts and quotes. This is just for fun and should be taken with a "pinch of salt". There is no serious research behind some of the facts, more word of the mouth kind of thing.

Interesting Bag Facts For Fun

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word luggage entered printed English in 1596. The word derived from the verb “lug,” as in “that which needs to be lugged about”.

Lots of bags on airport crate

Shakespeare used the word luggage in 1597 in Henry IV where the King’s son Hal asks his friend to “bring your luggage nobly on your back”.

It is estimated that between 0.5 - 1% of all check-in bags fail to meet up with their owners at the arrival airport but 80-90% are located within 24 hours and 95-98% within 5 days.

Luggage is officially declared lost if it has not been returned to its rightful owner within 21 days.

It is estimated that 1 million bags worldwide were never re-united with their owners in 2011.

While handbag as a term did not exist until the mid-nineteenth century, ancient pouches made of leather or cloth were used mainly by men to hold valuables and coins. (1 Opens in new window symbol)

On average, women own 6 handbags and the average women’s handbag weighs 5.2 pounds. (2 Opens in new window symbol)

New study has revealed that women’s handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than the average toilet. (3 Opens in new window symbol)

Loaded backpacks should not weigh more than 15% (about one-sixth) of a student's body weight. For a student weighing 100 pounds, this means that the backpack should weigh no more than 15 pounds. (4 Opens in new window symbol)

Great Luggage Quotes

Did you ever notice that the first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone? (Erma Bombeck)

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. (Mark Russell)

Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it. (Rob Liano)

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

I hump the wild to take it all in, there is no bag limit on happiness. (Ted Nugent)

Old bag with lot of stickers

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. (Cesare Pavese)

It's great to just disappear, grab a suitcase, switch the answering machine on and just go somewhere else. (Dido Armstrong)

No woman I know could ever be a terrorist. Put a bomb in a Gucci bag? Oh, no way! (Joan Rivers)

You don't have to carry a designer bag that costs more than a car to look cool.(Kesha)

When it comes to luggage, I am an underpacker. (Pharrell Williams)

I travel so much and am always living out of a suitcase, so my favorite saying is 'Wherever you go, there you are'. I love it because it's reassuring to me that you have to live in the moment wherever you happen to be. (Jake Shears)

I use Facebook to broadcast my intellectual luggage. (R. Alan Woods)

Previous journeys had taught me the danger of taking too much stuff.(Tahir Shah)

B for Bag hopes you enjoyed these random bag facts and quotes.