Longest Bird Flight : Bar-tailed Godwit Flew Without Stop for 6,230 miles in 8 days

October 29, 2008 / No Comments

A female bar-tailed godwit, a wading bird called E7, has set a new record of having flown 6,230 miles for eight days across the Pacific Ocean to reach her winter home in New Zealand. Much to the astonishment of the monitoring research team, the bird flew continuously without stopping for food, water or rest, making it the longest bird flight we've ...

Olympic Record for Power Consumption

August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing set an Olympic Record for power consumption.  The Beijing power grid peaked at a consumption of 12.48 million KW at 11:24am...enough power to run a city of 17 million while they host an international sporting event attended by 200+ countries and 10's of thousands of people. The previous record was 12.28 million KW. I think they were trying to ...