World’s Highest Bridge Opens For Traffic
On December 29, 2016, the world’s highest bridge, the Beipanjiang Bridge Duge, opened for commercial traffic.
The bridge spans the Beipan River near Duge in Guizhou province, China, hence its name. The bridge is the latest in a string of bridges crossing the Beipan River and connecting the Guizhou and Yunnan provinces.
While not the world’s tallest bridge (that honor belongs to the Millau Viaduct), it is the world’s highest, with the bridge roadway rising 565 meters or 1854 feet above the river below, a height more than six times that of the Statue of Liberty. Its length (or span) from mountainside to mountainside is 720 meters or 2363 feet.
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The Curious Case of Mr. Fahrenheit
Where the heck do the odd freezing and boiling points for water on the Fahrenheit scale (32 and 212 respectively) come from anyways? The you tube channel Veritasium explains.
Did We Land On the Moon?
Why yes we did, notwithstanding the protestations of the last three moon hoax believers alive.
And for those three diehard deniers, witness now the photographic proof from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the junk humanity left behind from the six Apollo missions, the eight Russian Luna missions, and the five pre-Apollo unmanned surveyor missions, courtesy of the Curious Droid you tube channel.
When Is Pi Not Pi?
Apparently when cabs are involved! A very interesting discussion of metrics in mathematics by host Kelsey Houston-Edwards.