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,
Earth,
– 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.

Vodka consumption countrymen

Vodka consumption countrymen - Zubrowka Pernod

Vodka consumption countrymen

Vodka consumption countrymen – In 2013. Poles drank 224 million liters. Vodka for more than 10 billion . That’s over 35 percent. Our spending on alcoholic beverages. – In terms of pure alcohol drink, but less than a majority of EU citizens. Per capita over age 15 falls to 10.1 liters per year, while the EU average is 10.7 l. Except that not everyone is equally devoted 70 percent of. Alcohol is consumed only 17 percent of. countrymen.

IQ tests results – Increase called Flynn effect

IQ tests results - IQ by Country

IQ tests results – Increase called Flynn effect

IQ tests results – The average 30-year-old man 50 years ago had a lower IQ than thirty years old today. In most developed countries over the last 75 years IQ test scores improved by more than 20 points. The increase in IQ is called the Flynn effect, and its causes are still unknown. Perhaps that is responsible for an increase in the level of education and a higher standard of living.

Tallest earth nation – The Dutch

Tallest earth nation - Netherlands, Hindeloopen, 2004

Tallest earth nation – The Dutch

Tallest earth nation – The Dutch, with an average increase of 184 cm for men, and 171 cm in women. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine speculate that the above-average growth of the Dutch is to improve the diet and living conditions. While other nations are living in the last decades prosperous, not shot up as the Dutch. However, there is a growth gene for our growth corresponds to at least 180 different genes.