Innovation and translation. Also, 7 other things worth knowing today.
another great Understandably to start my day. Thanks for keeping us informed and entertained
The Civil Air Patrol?
Does that webpage with all the people dots account for the daily deaths as well? Never hear that number anywhere
Does it count if we use Google? Pacific Clipper flight around the world… Cool story.
I remember flying NYC To Tokyo on PamAm's 3rd nonstop flight on a 747SP. It was exilerating!
The mink release is near where some of our family live and was actually up to 40,000 mink released, with 10k not accounted for. It’s a farm community where mostly crops -corn and soy- are grown, as well as wind farms which help power OSU. However hog and mink farms have been built in the past decade or so, basically livestock factories that have increased ground and air contamination. Mink are also susceptible to COVID and can both transmit to and be infected by humans. They are carnivores and are known to be quite aggressive so they are a danger to other small animals such as chickens, dogs, cats and will attack and bite humans. Not so comforting to folks there.
Is it Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic? I did not google, it is a guess.
“Children ages 5 to 18 are spending 16.6 hours playing sports each week..."
I can appreciate the value of athletics for team building and physical fitness but I firmly believe that we spend way too much time on sports, specifically emphasizing competition vs. cooperation.
Many schools have reduced the homework assignments (in some cases, to zero) to accommodate travel sports schedules. I do not see this as a positive, especially for the long term future.
Lets see, 81 years ago (1941)/WWII-the only guess I could make-breaking the sound barrier?
Mink story has unintended consequences as a result of animal activist actions. Hope the perpetrators get caught
I was lucky enough to get to go to Europe in High School in the early 90s. Flying was a whole different experience then. We flew TWA and the only way we all survived the hours long flights between New York and Paris and Rome and New York was the availability of empty seats so we could spread out, and actually laydown. I believe most of the students took a middle row of four seats each to ourselves. I can't imagine flying coach for 15+ hours now, where most flights are overbooked and the spacing is not there. Especially now when I'm not as limber as I used to be :)
Just flew from Newark to Honolulu nonstop
Was scheduled for business class, there was an equipment change and ended up bounced out of business class to Economy and there was no working overhead lighting-
So 11 1/2 hours in the dark from a reading perspective.
Not a great experience but not bearly as crappy as I had feared
Not much food for half a day
Is the photo supposed to be a crèche? I kept waiting to read about a toddler.
Amelia Earhart?! I'm hoping :) As a child, I found her endlessly fascinating.
In 2023 it will be 81 years since the Doolittle Raid bombers took off from the deck of the Hornet aircraft carrier to make the first attack of WWII on the Japanese homeland in response to the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.