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Trivia Question for June 12, 2014 – Human Powered Flight

Gossamer AlbatrossOn this date in history, June 12, 1979, the first successful crossing of the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft took place.  Bryan Allen flew the Gossamer Albatross across the English Channel powered only by the pilot pedaling a bicycle-like contraption that drove a large two-bladed propeller.

QUESTION:

How long did it take to fly across the English Channel in the first human-powered aircraft?

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Trivia Question for May 15, 2014 – Hot! Hot!! Hot!!!

HotWell, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s been pretty darn hot here in Los Angeles the past few days with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees in downtown LA. Before it starts to cool off this weekend, I thought I’d hit you up with a hot weather question.

QUESTION:

What was the highest recorded temperature in downtown Los Angeles?

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Trivia Question 1/5/12 — Highest Temperature Ever

freezing coldWe are in the midst of winter – you can tell:  the high temperature in Los Angeles today was 85 degrees.

On the other end of the spectrum is Antarctica, which on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on the planet.  On this date in history…  On January 5th 1974 the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica was measured.

QUESTION:

What was the highest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica?

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