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41. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 7y

Liverpool has produced more Number 1 hit songs than anywhere else in the world.

42. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

A jet aircraft can take off from St. Petersburg, fly east for 15 hours and when it lands, 11 time zones later, it will still be in the same country.

43. Posted by oakenhello (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

the average chocolate bar in the U.S contains 8 pieces of an insect

44. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

The average woman couldn't care less if a chocolate bar contained eight pieces of an insect. They'd eat it anyways.

There are ELEVEN times zones in Russia? I didn't know there were eleven time zones in the world!

Good thread!

The flag of Italy was designed by Napolean Bonaparte.

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[ Edit: Edited on 10-Sep-2009, at 16:44 by Piecar ]

45. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

Well, to begin, there's one time zone for each of the 24 hours in the day and then there are also some countries that are 30, or even 15, minutes off from the "full hour" standard time zones. I believe both India and Iran are "30 minutes" off.

And a jet that flies east from St. Petersburg for 15 hours will land in Alaska, which USED to be the same country but actually belongs to the USA now. (I know, tough to keep up with all these changes! LOL!).
If they wanted to fly for 15 hours and land in the same country, they would either have to get seriously lost. Several times. Or fly R-E-A-L slow! (Sorry - that was just TOO tempting...)

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Sep-2009, at 22:24 by bgl ]

46. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Bill's Gaming Hall, the old Barbary Coast, displays the largest stained glass mural in the world. "The Garden of Earth by Delight" is 30' long by 5' wide.

47. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

The fastest temperature rise ever recorded was 27 °C (49 °F) in just 2 minutes, in Spearfish, South Dakota, on the 22nd of January 1943. It rose from -20 to + 7 around 7.30am.
Could you imagine a conversation that morning:
"Damn, it is cold this morning"
"O, now it is not that bad"
"Ok, I think I will leave my jacket at home now"

48. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Quoting bgl

Well, to begin, there's one time zone for each of the 24 hours in the day and then there are also some countries that are 30, or even 15, minutes off from the "full hour" standard time zones. I believe both India and Iran are "30 minutes" off.

And a jet that flies east from St. Petersburg for 15 hours will land in Alaska, which USED to be the same country but actually belongs to the USA now. (I know, tough to keep up with all these changes! LOL!).
If they wanted to fly for 15 hours and land in the same country, they would either have to get seriously lost. Several times. Or fly R-E-A-L slow! (Sorry - that was just TOO tempting...)

So how long do you consider it would take to fly from St. Petersburg across to the edge of the Bering Strait then ?

49. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Moving on..

Mona Lisa has no eyebrows.

50. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

Quoting bgl

Well, to begin, there's one time zone for each of the 24 hours in the day and then there are also some countries that are 30, or even 15, minutes off from the "full hour" standard time zones. I believe both India and Iran are "30 minutes" off.

And a jet that flies east from St. Petersburg for 15 hours will land in Alaska, which USED to be the same country but actually belongs to the USA now. (I know, tough to keep up with all these changes! LOL!).
If they wanted to fly for 15 hours and land in the same country, they would either have to get seriously lost. Several times. Or fly R-E-A-L slow! (Sorry - that was just TOO tempting...)

So how long do you consider it would take to fly from St. Petersburg across to the edge of the Bering Strait then ?

Probably around 10-11 hours if there was a flight to a place over there. Moscow to Vladivostok is about 4000 miles, 9 hours, from Saint Petersburg it might be 10 hours. Moscow to Magadan is 'just' around 3500 miles, probably bit further from St Petersburg. East from Magadan there are no flights to from the west. Also further than Vladivostok is not possible. Yuzhno Sakhalinks and Petropavlovsk Kamchatka are about the same distance.
So 11 hours would probably be a good guess;)

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