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Wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington

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In 1934, a gust of wind reached 371 km/h on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, USA. The now second highest surface wind speed ever officially recorded is 372 km/h (231 mph; 103 m/s) at the Mount Washington (New Hampshire) Observatory : 6,288 ft -1917 metres above sea – level in the US on 12 April 1934, using a heated anemometer. ... Read More »

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987

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American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class. Quite a common story that gets brought up around airports or business meetings when someone wants to provide a famous example of small change for massive savings is the olive story. Apparently there was an airline that managed to save tens of thousands of ... Read More »

Angel Falls Venezuela – The highest waterfall in the world

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Angel Falls in Venezuela is the worlds highest waterfall, The water of Falls drops 3,212 feet (979 meters).┬áThe “Salto Angel” (Angel Falls) is three times the size of the Eiffel Tower. The waterfall was not known to the Western world until it was visited in 1935 by the American aviator, James Crawford Angel, on a flight whilst searching for a ... Read More »

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