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In 2006, Alex Tague, a 5 foot 10 inch tall motorcyclist reached a minimoto land speed record of 78 miles per hour on a 14 inch tall bike.
Elvis Presley not only owned several enormous Cadillac Eldorados and limos, but also owned and drove a Messerschmitt microcar.
There are currently over 400 994F Caterpillar front loaders moving mound and mountains on six continents.
The FLIP has easily withstood waves of up to 80 feet during its more that 300 missions.
With just over 300 ships in the fleet, LNG carriers still represent only a fraction of the more than 4200 oil tankers currently traveling the world's oceans.
In one week on the Liberty of the Seas the ships crew prepares over 100,000 meals and 90,000 desserts.
The U.S. Navy is the largest in the world, with a fleet tonnage greater than the next 17 largest navies combined.
At nearly 125,000 lbs, the largest helicopter ever built was the Russian made Mil V-12. On August 6, 1969 the V-12 set a record by lifting 88,636 lbs.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Coast Guardsmen rescued more that 33,500 people. It was the largest rescue mission in U.S. Coast Guard history.
In 2000, Jennifer Murray became the first woman pilot to circumnavigate the earth in a helicopter. She did it in a Robinson R-44.
Rotoway is the oldest helicopter kit company in the world. In 1967 its Scorpion model became the first kit helicopter on the market.
On its first night of operation in 1982, the UPS Worldport facility processed 2,000 packages. It now handles that number in 30 seconds.
On June 19th, 1885, the French frigate "Isere" delivered the Statue of Liberty to the United States. For transit, it was broken down into 350 pieces and packed into 214 crates.
Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest food delivery day of the year. One out of seven Americans order takeout or delivery, 58% of those orders are for pizza.
Since 2000, the number of bike messengers in New York City has dropped over 50%.
Start to Finish: Great Wall of China: Construction began in the 7th century BC and continued until the 10th century AD. The wall stretches for more than 4,000 miles and is among the world's greatest wonders.
Start to Finish: Demolition of Seattle's King Dome: Bringing down the dome's 25,000 ton roof took more than 4,000 pounds of dynamite and 21.6 miles of detonation cord.
Start to Finish: B2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most important steps in the application of a special paint that absorbs radar waves, allowing the plane to go undetected.
Start to Finish: Boston's Big Dig: It took 30 years and more than $14 billion to complete this underground transportation network – making it the most expensive highway project in US history.
In the 1960 Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, officials were unsure if a skier had missed a gate in the men's slalom. They asked a broadcaster if they could review the videotape and the "instant replay" was born.
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