Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

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Gary Gabelich – Exceeded by car 1000 km/h in 1970

Gary Gabelich – Exceeded with „Blue Flame” 1000 km/h in 23.10.1970. The average speed was 1001.011968 km / h. Mile, which is measured the speed of the vehicle must overcome two times: back and forth.
The big shiny „The Blue Flame” to save fuel even more. Was pushed by the service car at the start. It further helped him to accelerate to 60 km / h.
During the first run, Gabelich achieved a speed of 993.722 km / h as a result. He drove in the opposite direction, but a little faster – that’s why the speed was 1009.305 km / h.

Until then, records were set with jet engines.

„The Blue Flame” rocket engine was powered by a combination of hydrogen peroxide, and liquid natural gas. Chilled to a temperature of -161 degrees Celsius. As a result, achieved 58 000 HP.
In this way, the engine was running with maximum thrust for 20 seconds. „Blue Flame” was similar to a rocket, except with additional catches at the front and rear for attaching wheels.
Tires, specially designed by Goodyear, had a rather smooth surface to reduce heat.
The vehicle was 11.4 m long and 2.3 m wide. He weighed 1814 kg, with fuel – 2994 kg. One of the biggest troubles just before the start. There was burning through the engine, braking parachute ropes. If you had to stop the car with only disc brakes. You would probably need stretch, a 19 km length.

„The Blue Flame” designed and built by Reaction Dynamics.

With the help of the Illinois Institute of Technology lecturers and students. Dr. T. Paul Torda and Dr. Sarunas C. Uzgiris, professors at IIT, worked on the aerodynamics of the car. While other IIT students and lecturers, they mainly dealt with:
– construction,
– engine,
– steering system,
– brakes.

The speed record broken at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA.

This place is located 160 km west of Salt Lake City. Because 32 thousand years ago there was a huge lake 305 m deep. After it disappeared and the salt substrate hardened. It was created one of the most noteworthy places on Earth, to develop enormous speeds.

Gary Gabelich (29.08.1940 – 26.01.1984)

– During 43 years of life, this Croatian by origin. First of all, he won races, and set speed records on:
– asphalt,
– water (motorboats),
– salt tracks.

He died on a motorcycle on the streets of Long Beach in January 1984. While working on the design and construction of a vehicle capable of reaching supersonic speed (1225 km / h). Prototype named „American Way”, but because of Gabelich death. Work on it canceled.

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes

Oscar records holders – Stars with the most statuettes


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Walt Disney (1901 – 1966) – Number of statuettes: 26

The American film producer, director, screenwriter, dubbing actor, creator of the animation and philanthropist was nominated for the award 59 times. In 1954 he scored 4 at a time. Known throughout the world thanks to the animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937), and the creation of the Mickey Mouse character.

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Woody Allen (born in 1935) – Number of statuettes: 4

Director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer and playwright who was born in 1935 in New York as Allen Stewart Konigsberg. He is one of the few American filmmakers who became famous as creators of authorial films. For the film “Annie Hall”, considered by viewers and critics as his best picture, in 1997 he received 2 Oscars (for screenplay and direction).

Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1951)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (1)Oscar records holders - Katharine Hepburn (2)


Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) – Number of statuettes: 4

The American actress Katharine Hepburn has been nominated for an Oscar 12 times during her seventy-year career. She received the award four times, in 1934 (“Morning Glory”), 1968 (“Guess who’s coming to dinner”), 1969 (“The Lion in Winter”) and 1982 (“On Golden Pond”). In 1999, the American Film Institute announced her the best actress of all time.

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Meryl Streep (born in 1949) – Number of statuettes: 3

Meryl Streep, who already has 3 statuettes at home (in the number of nominations she has already overtaken K. Hepburn). The first Oscar Streep received for supporting role in the film “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979), the second for the main role in “Sophie’s Choice” (1982), and the third for creating Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady” (2011).

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Ingrid Bergman (1915 – 1980) – Number of statuettes: 3

A Swede who can also boast of Oscars. She won the prizes thanks to her supporting role in the film “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974), and two more for the leading roles in “Gaslight” (1944) and “Anastasia” (1956).

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Jack Nicholson (born in 1937) – Number of statuettes: 3

The American actor, director, producer and screenwriter has been nominated for the Oscar 12 times. What has not been done by any other actor yet. Is the owner of the largest number of Academy Awards among male actors. Two Oscars were awarded to him for the main roles in the pictures “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1976) and “As Good as It Gets” (1998). The third one brought him a supporting role in the production of “Terms of Endearment” (1984).

Michael Calce – He worked on network as Mafiaboy

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Michael Calce – He worked on network as Mafiaboy

Michael Calce – born 1984, Montreal, Canada. Nickname: “Mafiaboy.” He became a hacker thanks to dating sites. During puberty, he spent a lot of time on web chats. When he started using harsher words, the moderator blocked his access several times. Michael was so afflicted that he learned to download various programs and soon he could block others in chat rooms by means of various applications.

He was famous for the failure of one of the most stable portals – Yahoo. When he boasted about it in the hacker forum, nobody believed him. His next “trophy” were the pages of CNN, which in a few hours ceased to work. He also attacked eBay, Amazon and Dell. Losses that he caused were valued at 1.2 billion dollars. Mafiaboy was arrested and sentenced to 8 months in prison.

Fastest car – The longest title belonged to Ferrari

Fastest car - Bugatti Veyron 16.4

Fastest car – The longest title belonged to Ferrari

Fastest car – The longest title belonged to Ferrari – In 2013, first place in the category of fastest cars took the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. Reaching a top speed of 430.98 km / h. The longest title belonged to the Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Dayton. Which kept it from 1968 to 1984. When he received his Ferrari 288 GTO. Right behind him is the McLaren F1, which remained on the podium for 12 years from 1993 to 2005. In which it was dethroned by Bugatti Veyron.

27 February 2014 American Hennessey Venom GT became the fastest car in the world, and this is thanks to Brian Smith. Which at the Kennedy Space Center landing strip for the shuttle drove at a speed of 435.31 km / h. Despite this speed, Venom has not been officially recognized as the fastest production car by the Guinness Book of Records. Car did not meet a number of conditions.