The largest water eddy in the world is the Sargasso Sea, a huge slowly-revolving area of water in the mid-Atlantic Ocean between the Azores and the West Indies.
Pine, spruce, or other evergreen wood should never be used in barbecues. These woods, when burning or smoking, can add harmful tar and resins to the food. Only hardwoods should be used for smoking and grilling, such as oak, pecan, hickory, maple, cherry, alder, apple, or mesquite, depending on the type of meat being cooked.
The longest lightning flashes measured have been 20 miles in length. Long flashes occur most often by high clouds. The smallest flashes may measure less than 300 feet.
Pink mother-of-pearl clouds may be found at height of 80,000 feet. These clouds are very thin and can usually be seen for a short time before sunrise or after sunset. the clouds are lit by the sun which is below the horizon.
The mistral wind of southern France once blew a string of locomotive cars from Arles to Port-St.-Louis 25 miles away before the cars could be stopped.
Poison oak is not oak, poison ivy is not ivy. Both are members of the cashew family (Anacardiaceae).
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