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51. 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...)

5,900 miles across at 450 mph (not really R-E-A-L slow), plus the slow down for landing.. Around 14.3598675443296750447230 hours then. Lets not nitpick tough

52. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 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...)

5,900 miles across at 450 mph (not really R-E-A-L slow), plus the slow down for landing.. Around 14.3598675443296750447230 hours then. Lets not nitpick tough

Moscow to Magadan is 10 hours straight and there are no longer flights in Russia. That is a fact

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

Interestingly, a flight from St. Petersburg to the Russian tip of the Bering Straits would be right around 8 hours, and that distance is actually slightly less than a flight to Vladivostok. Reason being that such a flight would follow the great circle route which would take it up over the Arctic Ocean, north of Russia. A flight that would simple head straight east from St. Petersburg (following the same heading) would take between 10 and 11 hours to reach the same point.

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

Quoting bgl

Interestingly, a flight from St. Petersburg to the Russian tip of the Bering Straits would be right around 8 hours, and that distance is actually slightly less than a flight to Vladivostok. Reason being that such a flight would follow the great circle route which would take it up over the Arctic Ocean, north of Russia. A flight that would simple head straight east from St. Petersburg (following the same heading) would take between 10 and 11 hours to reach the same point.

What even in a single engine Cessna?
I reckon that would take a little longer

Moving on.. There are no clocks in the Las Vegas Casinos (one for Vegas Mike)

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

Quoting BedouinLeo

Moving on.. There are no clocks in the Las Vegas Casinos (one for Vegas Mike)

I have looked, no clocks in the casinos. Still a true statement. But Steve Wynn did put the Encore pool where players at the "21" tables can see the pool area. At least they know if it is day or night. Most of the older casinos are situated so that the players cannot tell if it noon or midnight.

Now, did you know that Las Vegas is the only city that has an entire museum devoted to Liberace?

56. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 7y

In Brazil you can run for political office under any name you like. Over the past 2 years, 6 politicians have contested elections under the name 'Barack Obama'.

57. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 7y

The heaviest hailstone was just over 1 kilogram!

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

The four faced clock of Big Ben in London is the largest of it's kind in the world.
However, the hands on the Liver (Lyver) Building Clocks in Liverpool and the clocks themselves are larger.

Officially, Liverpool is also the only city in England to have two cathedrals.

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

Arundel, in West Sussex (UK) is the only town in the world to have an anglican church and catholic chapel joined together.

60. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I have an itsy-bitsy spider living in my keyboard who comes out for a visit daily. Fact because s/he is doing their cruise as I type. And there they go, back under the escape key. Cute little thing.

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