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32 (hours and 7 minutes)

Cannonball run from New York to Los Angeles!   The journey by speeding car is 2,795 miles (or 4,498 kilometers).    The fastest time: 32 hours, 7 minutes, by David Diem and Doug Turner in 1983.  People are still trying to beat that record by using state of the art technology – GPS, radar jammers, radar, [...]

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(Saturn’s) 33 (moons)

Up until about 5 or 10 years ago, it looked like Saturn had about 30 or so moons – see Space Today’s  Exploring Saturn from 2005. When the Cassini spacecraft which had been launched in 1997 began sending data back, all kinds of new discoveries were made including more moons.  Today over 62 moons have [...]

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34 (types of pasta)

Photo from EHow Here are 34 types of pasta from What’s On Your Plate? How many have you tried?  Just add hot water! anelli – bavette – bucatini – cannelloni – cappellini – ciriole – cochiglie – farfelle – fedelini – fettucine – funghini – fusilli – fusilli bucati – gemilli – lasagne – linguini [...]

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35 (to 50 percent of the cells in blood are red blood cells)

Image from FotoSearch The importance of the red blood cells is emphasized in a report in US News & World Report. “Red blood cells or erythrocytes account for about 35 to 50 percent of the cells in blood. Red blood cells are filled with hemoglobin, which enables them to deliver oxygen to the tissues of [...]

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(Atomic number) 36 (Krypton and the history of the meter)

Photographs of Krypton Gas and Krypton Plasma: From Jefferson Lab Left – Krypton gas in a sealed glass tube. Center – A Tesla coil is used to excite the atoms in the gas, creating a plasma. Right – A longer exposure of the plasma with all of the room’s lights turned off. —————————————————————————— Of course, [...]

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37 (kW or 50 hp outboard motor)

50 HP MARINER 4 STROKE 6490 Image from Apollo Duck Among the many ways that power can be described are in horsepower (hp), watts (W) or kilowatts (kW).  Horsepower is used more often to describe mechanical energy. From WhatIs.com: “A power level of 1 hp is approximately equivalent to 746 watts (W) or 0.746 kilowatts [...]

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(8.23E+) 38 (cubic kilometers)

Photo from FotoSearch On How Stuff Works website, the following question has been presented and answered… “How many teaspoons are there in a cubic light year? “This is such a great question because it really makes you think about the scale of the universe! Let’s take a look. “A good starting point is the teaspoon. [...]

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39 (0 kilometers per second)

Image from Universe Today. Milky Way in infrared. Image credit: COBE “This picture of the Milky Way was captured by NASA’s COBE satellite. This photograph was taken using the infrared spectrum, which allows astronomers to peer through the gas and dust that normally obscures the center of the Milky Way.” ——————————————————————————— Thinking about very big [...]

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(Clouds at) 40 (,000 feet)

20,000 feet = 6,096 meters (10+3 ) 40,000 feet = 12,192 meters (10+4 ) 60,000 feet = 18,288 meters (10+4 ) Cirrus (Ci), Cirrostratus (Cs) and Cirrocumulus (Cc) are always the highest out of low, middle and high clouds.  The temperature of the air (polar ice cap vs. equator) determines the elevation of the clouds.   [...]

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41 (.7 knots)

41.7 knots = 21.5 meters per second = 48 miles per hour Conversions

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