Asphalt is the most recycled material on the planet, with 80% of North American asphalt being recycled annually ehstoday.com/archive/arti…
Plant cells can have very high internal pressures. Root cells can be up to 0.6 MPa (90 psi), leaf cells up to 2 MPa (300 psi), and pollen tubes up to 21 MPa (3000 psi). This allows plant cells to rapidly grow as well as to be able to break through obstructions like asphalt and concrete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
Despite the Moon being the brightest celestial object in the night sky, its surface is actually dark, with a reflectance that is just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
In 2005 a woman in Arkansas survived hitting parking lot asphalt face-first during her first solo jump after her main chute failed and reserve malfunctioned, only to learn during surgery that she was pregnant. The baby also survived. people.com/celebrity/preg…
Today I learned about "Black Sunday", Disneyland's disastrous opening day. Asphalt poured that morning melted in the 101 Β°F weather, counterfeit tickets added 3x the park's capacity, a plumbers' strike forced Walt to choose running toilets over water fountains, vendors ran out of food, rides were hijacked, etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Asphalt pavements are America's most recycled product. Reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) can be recycled into pavement that is as high, or even higher, in quality as pavements made of all-virgin materials. And, the same material can be recycled again and again; it never loses its value. asphaltpavement.org/index…
The surface of the Moon is actually dark, although compared to the night sky it appears very bright, with a reflectance just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
Asphalt is not a modern material. Regular production of asphalt is known from the 3rd millennium BC. The Babylonians even used it to fasten carved eyes to statues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
The tar in the La Brea Tar Pits is actually asphalt and it's so sticky that a pool as shallow as 3 inches could trap an animal that weighs 10,000 pounds! tarpits.org/sites/default…
99% of all asphalt is recycled and used to fix and build roads over and over again. A variety of recycled materials are in that pavement - recycled roof shingles, ground rubber from tires, glass, foundry sand, slag and even pig manure. sustainablebusiness.com/i…
Over 3 million tons of asphalt pavement has been recycled and there is over 99% recycling rate for asphalt. asphaltpavement.org/index…
Asphalt is actually a very very slow moving liquid. The university of Queensland has been running the pitch drop experiment for almost 100 years. Over a 13 year period the 9th drop finally collided with the 8th. youtu.be/FAFRzAGnFs4
Dsineyland's opening day was a disaster. Many rides weren't ready, the park ran out of food, there were almost no drinking fountains, the asphalt melted, and there were so many weeds in the park that signs were put up with Latin names to make them look like they were meant to be there. history.com/news/disneyla…
The most recycled material in the US is asphalt. "99% of all asphalt is recycled & used to fix/build roads...US taxpayers saved $2.2B in 2011 by using recycled materials to pave roads. 66.7M tons of reclaimed asphalt pavement & 1.2M tons of reclaimed asphalt shingles went into paving projects." sustainablebusiness.com/i…
During ww2 an air raid on Hamburg created a fire tornado that destroyed 8 square miles of the city and made the asphalt burst into flames en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bom…
:When railway tycoon George Pullman died in 1897, his family was so afraid that his corpse would be desecrated by employees, they buried him at night in a pit 8 feet deep, encased in floors and walls of steel-reinforced concrete in a lead-lined casket covered in layers of asphalt and steel rails. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
"There have been reports of tornadoes blowing dirt and creating a trench 3 feet deep, but it is very uncommon. Tornadoes have been known to strip asphalt pavement." nssl.noaa.gov/education/s…
Today I learned of the Toynbee Tiles, cryptic messages placed in asphalt on roads in about two dozen major cities in the United States and South America. They started appearing the 1980s and while there have been different suspects no one has been clearly identified as the creator of them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Asphalt and bitumen are the same thing wikipedia.org/wiki/Asphal…
In 2012 the old record for the Highest Recorded Temperature of 58*C in 1922 Libya was disqualified after an investigation found the temperature was taken on asphalt instead of the native desert and was off by 7*C. The new record holder is 1912 Death Valley, California at 56.7*C. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Contrary to popular belief, asphalt paving is the most recycled material in the United States. Despite its classification as industrial waste, up to 99% of reclaimed asphalt pavement is recycled into new paving asphaltpavement.org/index…
Asphalt Shingles are virtually unheard of outside North America, except as common roofing for outhouses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Although the Moon appears very bright in the sky, it's actually very dark. Its reflectivity is about that of black asphalt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Asphalt can occur naturally. amusingplanet.com/2012/10…
There is an annual Roadkill Cooking Festival held in Marlinton, West Virginia. Competition rules call for point deductions when a chef fails to remove all gravel and/or asphalt from their meat. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
There are over 130 tiles called "Toynbee Tiles" found in the asphalt in major cities around the world. No one knows who put them there or where they came from. Each tile has the inscription, "Toynbee idea / Resurrect dead / Movie '2001' / Planet Jupiter." weirdus.com/states/new_yo…
There is a type of undersea volcano that does not spew lava but instead pure asphalt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Pig poop is being used to pave roads: hog manure is a less expensive material that is being used as asphalt binder. equipmentworld.com/pig-ma…
Pitch Lake on the island of Trinidad is home to the world's largest natural deposit of asphalt en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
There is a musical road in CA. Grooves cut into the asphalt replicate the Finale of the William Tell Overture. youtube.com/watch?v=7sgIA…
There's a Russian mud highway that, during summer months, is flooded and becomes inaccessible. It's built that way due to permafrost making it impossible to lay asphalt roads. It freezes in winter, allowing motorists to pass though at speeds up to 45mph ssqq.com/archive/vinlin27…
Liquid oxygen spilled on asphalt creates a powerful explosive qrg.northwestern.edu/proj…
Today I learned about the "Toynbee Tiles." Mysterious messages that have been found in the asphalt of major U.S. cities since the mid-1980's. The creator remains unknown and the tiles message also remains unclear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
Asphalt pavement is the most recycled thing in the US beyondroads.com/index.cfm…
...That in at least 2 dozen american cities and 4 in south america there are a series of tiles placed in asphalt about the size of a license plate that speak about the Resurrection of the dead on Jupiter. phillyist.com/2007/02/17/…
Asphalt is a liquid. nowiknow.com/slow-drip/
Toynbee Tiles aka Toynbee Plaques are mysterious messages found embedded in asphalt of streets of dozens of cities in the U.S. and the world. Since the 1980s, several hundred tiles have been discovered. (Extra links and tile locations in article) web.archive.org/web/20071…
While the Moon looks white, it is actually dark; its surface is only slightly more reflective than worn asphalt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
In 2000, there were "invisible cows" on the Mauna Kea Access Road to the Visitor Information Station. Dark colored cows would lay on the warm asphalt at night and many drivers didn't know what they had hit. ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis/n…
The British armored their ships with asphalt and concrete during WW2. ww2f.com/topic/16827-plas…
The term 'pitch-black' comes from the colour of asphalt (pitch). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The moon is actually not white, but very dark in color and similar to dull asphalt! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moo…
Asphalt can be considered a liquid en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asp…
Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. Asphalt from the lake was used to pave some areas in NYC. Evidence of an active microbiological ecosystem have been reported, including novel fungal & bacterial species. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
The moon has an average Albedo (light reflection percentage) about the same as worn asphalt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Today I learned about the only known insect that develops in crude oil ... The larvae ingest large quantities of oil and asphalt, and their guts can be seen to be filled with petroleum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
There is a lake in Trinidad that produces asphalt which is used to pave roads and airport runways around the world moe.gov.tt/cyberfair/webs…
When "tarring and feathering" someone, the kind of tar used was not petroleum tar (like asphalt), but pine tar, which has a much lower melting point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar…
Trinidad has the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…

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