A Few Interesting Facts To Consider

Empire State Building by Pixabay
United States
March 14, 2017 10:39am CST
There are many little-known-facts that I enjoy finding as I continue to read every morning for at least a half an hour OR I will watch a documentary that I have recorded. Here are a few things that I learned this morning. Did you know that the top of the Empire State Building in New York City was designed to be used as a DOCKING station for ZEPPELINS? It has never been used, even once, for that purpose. Did you know that Fort Knox in Kentucky holds about $6 billion in gold, about 145 million ounces of gold. The VALUE of the gold there changes because the value of an ounce of gold changes on the market on a regular basis. Since 1937, supposedly, no gold has been added and only a small amount has been removed, but as the national debt increases, who knows what will happen? Did you know that the statue of RONALD REAGAN at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. sits on a slab that was removed from the Berlin Wall? President Reagan was very instrumental in having that wall taken down. These are just a few things that I thought you might like to know. That’s why I love reading things and watching documentaries. It’s good to learn something new every day. What do you think?
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@JohnRoberts (41288)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Mar
And here I thought the top of the Empire State Building was designed for King Kong to hang onto lol.
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• United States
14 Mar
I'm still wondering as I look at the top of the Empire State Building just HOW was the zeppelins supposed to dock. Were they supposed to drop down a line and attach it to the pole? No, that couldn't work. How then would the people get off the zeppelin? I don't think they thought this one through.
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@Corbin5 (82107)
• United States
14 Mar
I did not know about that slab of the Berlin Wall on which Reagan's statue rests. Pretty darn cool.
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• United States
14 Mar
Yes, I thought so too. I wonder who thought of doing that?
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@Corbin5 (82107)
• United States
14 Mar
@IreneVincent Me too. Well, now both of us are in for a bit of research!!!
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• Greece
15 Mar
@IreneVincent Nancy perhaps!
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• Greece
14 Mar
It is good to learn something new every day especially when someone like you does all the research! The Zeppelin Dock was especially interesting. Who would have guessed?
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• United States
15 Mar
Every day, my goal is to find something new that I didn't know before and to share it on myLot. I have dozens of resources to research and it's something that I truly enjoy doing. "Jeopardy" is my favorite show. And I'm pretty good at it, except when the categories are sit-coms or prime-time tv. I know very little about these new shows and new movies and I don't intend to watch them. There is too much violence, profanity and sarcasm.
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• Greece
15 Mar
@IreneVincent I avoid films with violence etc. There is so much of it inthe news that I do not want it in fiction as well.
@AmbiePam (46239)
• United States
14 Mar
I love that fact about Ronald Reagan's statue.