Thursday, September 25, 2008


Watching the History Channel, in the middle of a show about ancient, extinct Killer Sperm whales and Megalodon, the enormous ancestor of today's Great White shark species, I learned that "Megalodon was fifty feet long, about as big as a jumbo jet."


An original Boeing 747, the aircraft from which the nickname "jumbo jet" came, is one hundred and ninety five feet and eight inches long. The largest iteration of the 747, the 747/400, is two hundred and thirty one feet and ten inches long.

A full-sized school bus is about forty-five feet long.

I guess school buses aren't as cool as jumbo jets.

I guess the History Channel doesn't actually care about facts.


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