Today I learned of Jerimoth Hill, an 812 foot gentle slope, which was one of the hardest highpoints to reach in the US, because of an angry elderly man who would threaten those who entered his driveway which intersected the path to reach the summit en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerโ€ฆ
Today I learned about "gravity hills" which is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill against gravity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graโ€ฆ
The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus contains Math Questions about Pyramids. E.g.: Find the height of a pyramid with a given slope and base length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhiโ€ฆ
Romans first developed the slope or 'crown' and supporting sand layers of our modern roads have for water drainage. vaasphalt.org/pavement-guโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Big Hill-a section of railway on the Canadian Pacific line that proved so difficult to climb, spiral-shaped tunnels had to be bored to reduce the slope to a safe grade. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigโ€ฆ
Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, has such a gradual slope that someone standing at the base couldn't see the summit because it's beyond the horizon. wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympuโ€ฆ
Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest known mountain in the solar system, is so large at its base that an observer on its peak wouldnโ€™t know he was standing on a mountain because its slope would be obscured by the curvature of the planet itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olyโ€ฆ
A mega-tsunami is expected to threaten both Europe and North America with millions of casualties when the western slope of La Palma in the Canary Islands collapses. youtu.be/6utAunBKXV4
There was once a 65 foot ski slope inside New York's Grand Central Station. youtu.be/S2cg6bpiUK4
Maimonides stated that "It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death." Maimonides argued that executing a defendant on anything less than absolute certainty would lead to a slippery slope of decreasing burdens of proof. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capโ€ฆ
Denmark built a waste to energy plant that is a giant ski slope (open year round) and it also includes the worlds tallest artificial climbing wall. youtube.com/watch?v=Dy7hPโ€ฆ
Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest known mountain in the solar system, is so large at its base that an observer on its peak wouldnโ€™t know he was standing on a mountain because its slope would be obscured by the curvature of the planet itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olyโ€ฆ
Today I learned of slope point, the southernmost point of new Zealand. The wind in this area is so strong that trees grow almost sideways. boredpanda.com/twisted-trโ€ฆ
A power station/waste incinerator was recently built within 30 min of transit from Central Copenhagen with a sloped roof that doubles as a year-round artificial ski slope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaโ€ฆ
If you were to stand at the top of the Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system, you would not be able to tell you were on a mountain due to the shallow slope in the mountain extending further than the horizon line, which is a mere three kilometers away. space.com/20133-olympus-mโ€ฆ
Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, has such a gradual slope, someone standing at the base would not be able to see the summit because it's beyond the horizon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olyโ€ฆ
Half of Boston's black population lived on the north slope of Beacon Hill in the early 1800s, and the African Meeting House, which still stands there today, is the oldest existing African-American church in the United States. massmoments.org/moment-deโ€ฆ
A "gravity hill" is a hill that creates the illusion of reverse gravity. It consists of a slight downward slope that appears to be a slightly upward hill, making objects appear to "fall upwards". The illusion is created by an obstructed horizon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graโ€ฆ
A track from the Frozen soundtrack includes an ancient Scandinavian herding technique called kulning, where a high-pitched singing style is utilized to herd animals from icy slopes. christinehals.com/#biograโ€ฆ
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system. This Martian volcano is three times as tall as Mt. Everest and an observer near the summit would be unaware of standing on a high mountain, as the slope of the volcano would extend beyond the horizon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olyโ€ฆ
A "'hurricane wave...is nearly always described as a 'wall of water' advancing with great rapidity upon the coast line.'" It's possible "these rare waves are actual tsunamis, with the hurricane being the trigger which induces offshore slumps or landslides in the canyons or continental slopes." library.lanl.gov/tsunami/โ€ฆ
Fire burns faster uphill. For every 10หš slope, the fire will double its speed. For example, if a fire is travelling at 5 km per hour along flat ground and it hits a 10หš slope it will double in speed to 10 km per hour up the hill. cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepaโ€ฆ
A gravity hill, also known as a magnetic hill, or anti-gravity hill, is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill against gravity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the whistling language used in Turkey to communicate efficiently on the mountain slopes upto 2.5km distances newyorker.com/tech/elemenโ€ฆ
When building the Central Pacific Railroad the 75-degree slope of the American River Gorge was considered impossible. Chinese workers wove baskets to lower men from the cliff tops to do the blasting. historynet.com/working-raโ€ฆ
A yearly ski race is organised in the Arlberg, Austria during which ski racers try to beat each other on a large area covering 5 skilifts. 1000 racers try to beat each other on the slopes and to the skilifts. youtu.be/Ms7GVl_7gjc
In 1939 Austrian Sepp Benedikter, who played ski instructors in movies, opened the Pine Needle Ski Slope in North Hollywood, dumping 6000 sacks of pine needles on the northwest slope of Griffith Park to create a ski run. articles.latimes.com/1998โ€ฆ
Today I learned of a secret German bunker containing 15 billion German Mark during two decades in the cold war. The entrance to the vault was hidden by two houses in the village of Cochem in the slopes of the Mosel valley. None of the village residents knew about it. bundesbank-bunker.de/en/bโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Tehachapi Loop. A railroad line that does a loop or spiral over itself to reduce the grade of the slope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehโ€ฆ
Today I learned about the Dahu, a mythical animal similar to a mountain goat, which is believed to have longer legs on one side so that it can stand level on a mountain's slope. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dahโ€ฆ
Over 200 bodies lay frozen on the slopes of Mount Everest and are used as way points for other climber. wackulus.com/mount-everesโ€ฆ
A man named Russell Jones, an art director from Park Slope, Brooklyn, received numerous phone calls from Wu-Tang fans who thought he was Russell Jones aka Ol' Dirty Bastard. One time, Jones received a phone call from Method Man himself, who asked to speak to "Dirty". newyorker.com/magazine/20โ€ฆ
In 1953, Pete Schoening was 24500 feet high up on K2 (the world's second highest peak) when 5 fellow climbers fell tumbling down an icy slope. He singlehandedly stopped the fall with his axe and rope, in a feat that became legendary to climbers as "The Belay" adventure-journal.com/201โ€ฆ
In India there is a precariously balanced boulder on the edge of a slope named "Krishna's Butter Ball". amusingplanet.com/2013/11โ€ฆ
Olympus Mons, 3x taller than Mt. Everest, has a slope of only 5 degrees. You'd barely feel like you were on a mountain at the top. space.com/20133-olympus-mโ€ฆ
While Olympus Mons is the tallest mountain in the solar system, its slope is so low that you could climb it by walking uphill. nasa.gov/externalflash/m2โ€ฆ
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing was selected from a competition that asked for a traditional Chinese style that also evoked a modern design. Reclining on a mountain slope, the mausoleum blends the styles of traditional imperial tombs and modern architecture en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunโ€ฆ
"Russian Mountains" were the predecessors to Roller Coasters. Sleds or wheeled carts went down large hills of snow that were constructed and reinforced with wooden supports, as some were 80ft(24m) tall with 50 degree slopes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hisโ€ฆ
In 1982 a British Airways flight flew into a volcanic ash cloud, shutting down all 4 engines, airspeed indicators, and eroded the windshield until it was unusable. They then landed at an airport with a broken glide slope by peeking out a side window. youtube.com/watch?v=mtzeNโ€ฆ
A planned waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen will have a rock climbing wall and a ski slope, and the plant's chimney will blow steam "smoke rings" architectmagazine.com/awaโ€ฆ
There are "gravity" or "magnetic" hills that are places where a slight downhill slope appears to be an uphill slope due to the layout of the surrounding land, creating the optical illusion that water flows uphill or a car left out of gear will roll uphill, among others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
The practice of glacier growing takes place in the Himalaya regions aimed at creating small new glaciers to increase water supply for crops. Farmers acquire ice from naturally occurring glaciers, and carry it to high altitude areas where the ice is put inside a small cave dug out in a slope. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gโ€ฆ
The world's steepest street is Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand. At it's maximum slope it measures 19ยฐ - or 35%. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balโ€ฆ
There are over 200 frozen bodies on the slopes of Mount Everest wackulus.com/mount-everesโ€ฆ
Mt. Peter Ski Area is the oldest operating ski area in New York and one of the only family run slopes in the region and was opened in 1936 as a showcase for Macy's ski apparel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouโ€ฆ
Bathmophobia is the fear of stairs and slopes. phobiasource.com/bathmophโ€ฆ
In June 1836 five young boys, hunting for rabbits on the north-eastern slopes Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, found 17 miniature coffins hidden inside a cave. They were arranged under slates on three tiers, two tiers of eight and one solitary coffin on the top. nms.ac.uk/highlights/objeโ€ฆ
The slope of the First-Century Pont du Gard aquaduct is so precise that over its 31-mile length, it drops only 56 feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponโ€ฆ
Ecuador's Mt. Cayambe (4,690 m/15,387 ft), on its south slope, is the highest point in the world crossed by the Equator and the only point on the Equator with snow cover en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayโ€ฆ
Today I learned there is a hill in China where metal vehicles roll up hill known as the Guaipo Strange Slope travelchinaguide.com/attrโ€ฆ

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