1) The fastest winds (in nature) ever recorded on the planet were at:
1a) How fast were they?
All the cold food in the one in the kitchen will act like a heat sink, sort of like big ice cubes, and will help the 6 pack cool down faster. Remember, once it has everything cooled down, a refrigerator does the same work empty or full, it just removes heat seeping back into it from the room.
3) Which city in the world has the least number of fires (structure, vehicle, forest, etc.)?
4) Which weighs more?
1 lb. Gold or
1 lb. Copper They weigh the same
The Avoirdupois pound is the pound
in general use today. As its name
implies, it was intended to be used for weighing heavy goods. This pound is of 7000 grains, and is split into 16 ounces (each, therefore of 437.5 grains). Each ounce is divided into 16 drams .
The Troy pound was of 5760 grains, and was divided into 12 ounces, so a troy pound is lighter than an avoirdupois pound, but a troy ounce (at 480 grains) weighs more than an avoirdupois ounce. The troy pound was declared illegal in 1878, but the troy ounce continues in use today for weighing gold.
Further proof can be found at http://www.webcom.com/legacysy/convert2/mass.html.
5a) How many people were killed in China during the Great Famine of 1959 - 61?
Over 30,000,000 people were killed in the 1959 famine.
5b) How many people were affected by the flood of the Yang see River in China in 1998?
The new tunnels are being built under 6 existing tracks, which must be
held up in the air on steel beams above the construction.
(Discovery Channel 3/15/00 -- Tunnels: Digging In)
They were invented by Hollywood lighting technicians back in the 20's for actors to wear when they were not on camera. The lights used for filming movies back then were extremely bright. The stars stared wearing them in public, which made them in-fashion.
BTW, tell Will Smith they didn't have sunglasses yet when The Wild, Wild West is supposed to take place.
9) What is the hottest outdoor temperature ever recorded?
The Order is an internationally
recognized sovereign entity since the Verona
Convention of 1820, although without territorial basis. Two of its possessions, the Palazzo Malta, via Condotti, Rome and the Villa Malta, also in Rome, enjoy extra-territorial status in Italy since 1869. It also owns The fortress Sant'Angelo in Malta since 1991. It mints coins, which do not circulate, but it also prints stamps accepted by 45 national post offices. The Order enjoys recognition from and has diplomatic relations with 67 countries (including Spain, Italy, Russia, Austria, Egypt, Brazil), has legations in 6 countries (including France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland), and is a permanent observer at the UN since 1994. In 1999 it had a total citizen count of 80 people. For more information see The Sovereign Military Order of Saint-John (a.k.a. Malta) (The Most on The Discovery Channel)
12) Which are more dangerous to ride in the USA?
About 210 billion times a year, people in the United States and Canada ride the estimated 660,000 elevators and 33,000 escalators that move 325 million elevator passengers and 245 million escalators passengers daily. Excluding automobiles, that's more than the total of riders of all other forms of transportation combined.
About 10,000 people end up in the emergency room because of elevator-related accidents. While this is about the same percentage of riders as for escalators, their injuries are most often minor, caused by tripping or being hit by closing doors. In some cases, accidents have occurred when the doors opened onto an empty shaft -- other than that, deaths are very rare.
Could the cables
snap and send an elevator plummeting down the shaft?
This is every rider's worst fear, but experts say there's no need to worry. You're being supported by four to eight cables, each of which could support the weight of the car by itself. In fact, the only time an elevator has been known to go into freefall -- with all of its cables cut -- was during World War II, when an American bomber accidentally hit the Empire State Building. The plane's crew died, but the lone elevator passenger survived.
About 7,300 escalator accidents occur each year, according to a recent study by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In escalator accidents, pinches and scrapes are the most common injuries. But escalators can also cause bone fractures as well as tendon and nerve lacerations. Each year over a hundred people are killed by escalators, mostly children, many more are injured. They get their clothing or hair snagged by it and get dragged in at the end. Many suffocate when their clothing is pulled tight.
For more information visit THE ELEVATOR ESCALATOR SAFETY FOUNDATION.
13) What is the world speed record for a man pedaling a bicycle (flat surface)?
14) Who invented “spread spectrum” or “frequency hopping” radio communications, which are used today for
high security communications?
Thomas Edison (famous inventor)
Hedy Lamarr (Hollywood leading lady in the 30’s and 40’s)
Arthur C. Clarke (science fiction writer, inventor)
William Shockley (inventor of the transistor)
Fatty Arbuckle (actor, silent film star)
Adolph Hitler (bad guy)
Bill Gates (rich guy)