Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 5 October 2009

Labour Day (ACT, NSW, & SA Australia)


AMERICAN SUPERLATIVES OF NOTE

Highest active volcanoWrangell, AK4,316 meters
Highest damOroville Dam, CA770 feet
Highest waterfallYosemite Falls, CA2,425 feet
Biggest waterfall (volume)Niagara Falls, NY168,000 m3/minute
Deepest depressionDeath Valley, CA282 feet below sea level
Largest lakeMichigan-Huron, USA/Canada45,300 m2
Longest suspension bridgeVerrazano Narrows, NY1,298 meters
Largest geyserSteamboat, Yellowstone National Park>300 feet
Tallest inhabited buildingSears Tower, Chicago, IL110 stories, 443 meters
Tallest structureKVLY TV mast, ND629 meters
Longest rail tunnelNew Cascade, WA12,537 meters
Longest road tunnelTed Williams/I-90 Extension, MA4,200 meters


Unsurprisingly, a degree of uncertainty and debate surrounds some of these entries and their specifications.


METAGEE--a thick Guyanese stew with gray appearance
"Oh, yummy, metagee for supper...again."
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