Friday, January 1, 2016

Interesting facts about our world and its cities

Rabbi Yehuda Lave

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Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

The craziest part isn't that 23-year-old Mary Lambright drove her 30-ton truck onto this tiny bridge in Paoli, Indiana built in 1880. It's that she knew that the bridge's weight limit was six tons. She just didn't know how many pounds that was.

Seriously, that's what she told the police after the crash on Christmas, as they note in their report:

Ms. Lambright was aware of the iron bridge stating she had driven on it several times in her personal vehicle and was also aware of the posted signage "no semis, weight limit of 6 tons". When asked by Paoli Police why she continued through the bridge knowing the weight limit was only 6 tons she admitted to not knowing how many pounds that was. She was advised the weight of the vehicle at the time of the crash was close to 30 tons.

Lambright, who got her CDL earlier this year, said she wasn't comfortable backing up her Volvo truck, so she just chanced it on the bridge.

That bet didn't exactly pay out.

Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

Trucker Destroys Historic Bridge Because She Didn't Know How Many Pounds Six Tons Was

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Interesting facts about our world and its cities

Where is the world's hottest place?
Guess before you check the answer.


Death Valley National Park ....
The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth
was 134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.

Where is the world's coldest place?

East Antarctic Plateau ...
On the high ridge of the East Antarctic Plateau,
the temperature can drop to as low as -135.8 degrees Fahrenheit, which was recorded in August, 2010.

Where is the world's most populated city?


Shanghai ...
At a whopping 24,150,000 permanent inhabitants,
Shanghai is the only city that is home to over 24 million people in one city.

Where is the world's least populated city? (the picture is the clue)


Vatican City ...
With a paltry population of 842, the city-state of
Vatican City is the smallest city and state in the world.

Where is the world's wealthiest city?

Tokyo, Japan ..
That tower might as well be made of gold since Tokyo tops the charts
with a GDP of $1,520 billion, beating New York City by a mere $310 billion.

Where is the world's poorest city in the poorest country?


Kinshasa, Congo ....
it is the poorest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,
which is also the poorest country in the world, at a GDP of $55 billion.
Many of its residents live on less $1 a day.

What is the highest point in the world? (this one is easy)


Mount Everest ..
Towering 29,029 feet in the air, the top of Mount Everest
is the closest you can get to touching outer space while still standing on Earth.

Where is the lowest point in the world?


The Challenger Deep Trench
It is the lowest known natural point in the world
at 35,797 ft below sea level at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
Only three people have ever made it to the bottom in a submersible, one of which was filmmaker James Cameron.

What is the most photographed place in the U.S.?


Surprise: the Guggenheim building in New York...
Photos have always told stories, but in today's world of cell phone cameras and social media,
that story is relayed as data to companies who monitor everything we do.
Geotagged data was culled by Sightsmap using a Google-based image sharing software,
and can show us the most photographed places in the world, right down to this landmark.
The strange winner is this building in New York City. Guess it impresses a lot of visitors.

Where is the wettest spot on Earth? (and it's not the Amazon!)


Mawsynram, India ...
In this city in India, it rains an average of 467.35 inches per year,
and has a record of 1000 inches in 1985...much more than any rain forest!

Where is the driest spot on Earth? (It's not the Sahara!)


The Atacama Desert ...
The 600 miles of South America's Atacama desert is recorded as the driest place on Earth, no contest.
This desert has an average of only 4 inches of rain every hundred years. Incredible, but true.

What city claims to be the sunniest place in the U.S.?


Yuma, Arizona ...
In this city in Arizona, the sun shines for an average of 11 hours a day.
The usual forecast is sun for 90 percent of the year, averaging a total of 4015 daylight hours each year.

Where is the most expensive city to live in? (It's not in the U.S. thankfully)


Singapore ...
This city has recently beat out Tokyo, Japan, for the title of "most expensive city" for 2014.
Cars can cost between 4-6 times as much in Singapore from what they cost in the US or UK
(for example, a Toyota Prius actually costs about $150,000.00 there).

Where is the least expensive city to live in?


Mumbai, India ...
At the other end of the spectrum, Mumbai, India, is the cheapest place to live in the world,
according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Index, 2014.
For some comparison, a loaf of bread that would cost $3.36 in Singapore,
would only cost $0.91 in Mumbai. A lot of poverty brings the cost of living down.

What country consumes the most food per capita?


The overweight United States ...
We eat an average of 3,770 calories a day each.
Shamefully, obesity is becoming more of a problem every year.

Where is the world's oldest city?


Damascus ..
There's quite a bit of controversy over which city gets to officially claim the title of "oldest continuously inhabited city.
However, Damascus is the safest bet, with evidence of civilization that extends back over 11,000 years.

Which is the youngest country in the world?


South Sudan ...
The people of South Sudan were formally recognized as an independent country in 2011 ,
making it the youngest country in the world to-date.

Which is the world's most visited city?


London ...
After a several years of competition with Bangkok, London has regained its place as the world's most visited city
(according to MasterCard's 2014 Global Destinations City Index).
The city sees about 18.69 million international visitors annually , generating $19.3 billion in revenue for their city.

What is the world's least popular country?


Iran ...
On that same rating scale, Iran has come in dead last (at a 79% negativity rating) for many years.
Only 15% of people polled viewed Iran in a positive light.

Where is the world's most dangerous city to live in?


San Pedro, Honduras ...
This city averages over three murders a day .
The violence stems from the city's role as a major hub for illegal drug and arms trafficking.

Which country consumes the most caffeine in the world?


Sweden ...
The strong coffee in Sweden will put a spring in your step, and hair on your tongue.
The Swedes consume an average of 388 mg of caffeine in coffee per person, per day
(that's almost 5 Red Bulls in the U.S.).

Which country in the world drinks the most alcohol?


Belarus ...
In the little country of Belarus, each person above the age of 16
drinks an average of 4.62 gallons of alcohol every year.
That's a lot of booze.

Which country is the most bicycle friendly in the world?


The Netherlands …
By comparing cities using the average number of bicycle trips made daily, one city reigns supreme:
Groningen in the Netherlands. About 50 percent of the population commute via bike daily,
making it the city with the greatest proportion of cyclists.
However, many other cities in the Netherlands have a great bicycling tradition.


Framed In Duma by Moshe Feiglin

MK Moshe-Feiglin

MK Moshe Feiglin

I opposed administrative detention – of both Jews and Arabs – when I was in the Knesset. I also opposed forced feeding. I believe that the continued occupation of Judea and Samaria causes Israel to consistently violate human rights, which in turn brings about the deterioration of the standard of liberty in the entire country. Israel must declare sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, thus ending the occupation in the same manner it did in the Golan Heights. All options must be opened for the Arab residents of Judea and Samaria, while safeguarding their human rights.

I have already written that it really does not interest me if those who threw the firebombs into the Arab home in Duma were Jews or Arabs. Whoever did it must be punished. But as of this point, it is not at all clear that the Jewish youths in administrative detention were connected whatsoever to the case. Even if they admit to the crime and re-enact it 100 times. Even if they will be convicted and all the rabbis will condemn them roundly, as is standard procedure – I will not believe they are guilty.

Why? Because when teens are held for many long months in Shabak cellars, when their right to meet with a lawyer is taken from them – they are liable to say anything. The pressure that the security apparatus felt from the Left's "Why haven't you arrested anyone yet?" sobbing festival has driven them to perpetrate a long string of indecent acts, under the auspices of (Arab) Supreme Court Justice Salim Jubran. Earlier this week he authorized the continued negation of the rights of the detainees.

I once heard an evaluation from the president of the Attorney's Association, who said that approximately 15 percent of those convicted of murder in Israel are not actually guilty of the crime. So how can we relate seriously to this ridiculous "investigation" in which all the human rights of the detainees – all of them juveniles – are seriously abused? Soon their half year of administrative detention will be up and then, of course, an extension will be requested. After all, Defense Minister Ya'alon will not want to lose face and admit there is no evidence against these boys.

Our enemies already know that all they have to do is vandalize their own property and write "Price Tag" in order to implicate Jews in the crime. They set fire to carpets in their mosques and write "Price Tag" on the walls. That is what they did in Tuba Zangaria. Even in Tel Aviv, a terror cell planning precisely the same act in the Hassan Bek Mosque was caught before they could put their plans into action.

So why shouldn't they do the same thing in Duma? The police and Shabak know that better than I do. But they work for the media and the "Peace Industry" nobility. They do not work for the State of Israel. And they certainly do not work for the truth.

It's already been two months that not a day goes by without stabbings, car rammings, or shootings. For some reason, we do not see a hint of the same holy ardor to find solutions at any price. Not a hint of that from the peace nobility. For some reason, you do not hear anything in the media about expelling the families of the Arabs terrorists who stab Jews – even when time and again it turns out that today's terrorist is the brother of yesterday's terrorist. After all, it's not democratic, it is not in keeping with human rights, it will upset the delicate balance of relations between Jews and Arabs, it is absolutely unthinkable…

So on Monday, a one-year-old baby was run over by a terrorist and lost his leg. He will not be crawling or playing soccer. But have no fear: Netanyahu ordered the Jerusalem municipality to erect more cement blocks at bus stops to prevent Arabs from ramming their cars into unsuspecting people. And the Defense Minister is busy chasing after the wind on the hilltops of Judea and Samaria.

In the past, there were a number of cases of arson in Duma – internal strife. Even a novice graphologist would testify to the fact that the graffiti left on the walls there was a drawing, not actual writing. And furthermore, do you think a Jewish boy who wishes to throw a firebomb into an Arab home would choose a home in the center of an Arab village and not on its outskirts?

Sorry, friends. With this hallucinatory investigation and trampling of every possible human right, you have completely lost me. At this point, all the detainees should be released, the investigative team should be replaced, and the Shabak and police should stop drawing the target around the arrows outlined by the media.

About the Author: Moshe Feiglin is the former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset.

He is the founder of Manhigut Yehudit and Zo Artzeinu and the author of two books: "Where There Are No Men" and "War of Dreams." Feiglin served in the IDF as an officer in Combat Engineering and is a veteran of the Lebanon War.

He lives in Ginot Shomron with his family.