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The Daily Rabbit Hole: Jumping 8ft+
“(Javier Sotomayor’s) record of 2.45 meters, established on July 27, 1993, in Salamanca, Spain, has endured and remains unbroken.”
Take a moment to imagine you just heard the phrase, “We’ve now reached our cruising altitude” and instead of immediately unbuckling your seatbelt, think for a second about how high in the air you are. 35,000 feet up, looking out the window, you are 6.6 miles above the ground and everything is tiny.
Now, take a further moment to dwell on how far you believe you are from escaping the Earth’s atmosphere.
Space can’t be that far away with how high up you are, right?
You have another 6,207.4 miles between you and the atmospheric exit above you. 32,809,920 feet above the Earth looms space, just about 1000x higher than you are when crammed in a middle seat on a commercial flight.
It’s almost as if the higher we climb, the smaller we feel.
The ‘Wait, What?’ Vortex: Dinosaur Nests
These are actually just bird nests, but it’s more fun to refer to them as dinosaurs. The “Hamerkop” pretty much proves this upon seeing it yourself, as well as the name. Just sounds like a dino.
We all love a good record setting performance. Wilt Chamberlain dropping 100 points against the Knicks in 1962, Wayne Gretzky holding 8 of the top 10 individual scoring seasons in NHL history, Lauren Stroud running a half marathon in 1 hour, 22 minutes and 19 seconds while pushing a stroller, and the list goes on. We’re fascinated by the peak.
The peak of this week? Not having to read the three paragraphs I just deleted that winded all over the place imploring you to outline your next peak achievement and work towards making it happen. I’ll save it for later.
For now, enjoy the weekend.
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