Quips, tips and parting shots
For Good Measure
n the wingspan of Boeing’s
747 is longer than the Wright
brothers’ first flight.
n Alaska has more coastline
than the entire continental
united states combined. that’s
over 47,300 miles of places to
get your feet wet!
man cave n. An area of
a house, such as a basement, workshop, or garage, where a man can
be alone with his power tools and projects.
Royal Caribbean’s 142,000-ton Voyager of the Seas
has its own ZIP code (33132-2028). Hosting up to
3,114 passengers, it’s about 42,000 tons larger
than the U.S. Navy’s largest aircraft carrier, and
features a 15,000-square foot fitness center, 9-hole
miniature golf course, 200-foot rock-climbing wall,
two-story library containing over 3,000 books, and
a regulation-size ice skating rink! It’s no wonder
the average cruise ship burns approximately
1 gallon of fuel to move just 6 inches.
The Ladies’ Room
n Most women (54%) have
shopped online in the previous
six months, with this same percentage saying the internet is
their primary source when researching products.
n some 80% of women are online between 7 a.m. and midnight, with 53% of those age
65+ online between midnight
and 7 a.m.
n seven in 10 women boss-es (71%) say that they have to
work harder and be smarter
than men just to get the same
respect in the workplace; 36%
of men agree that women need
to do more to get equal respect.
n Women (45%) are more
likely than men (27%) to kiss
every guy needs a space
to call his own … a sanctuary where boys can be
boys, where life essentials include a wet bar,
a poker table, a place to
watch the game or restore cars with the fellas. upscale garages and
basements are now ame-nities of choice, according to “What’s in, What’s
out with homebuyers
in 2007,” a nationwide
survey of 923 real estate
agents, brokers and industry executives.
source: THE BOSTON GLOBE, FeB. 4, 2007
Where Americans Are
Heading this Summer
For the sixth year running, Orlando, Fla., and Las vegas,
Nev., were named the most popular domestic summer
travel destinations booked by travel agents, according to
ASTA’s 200 Hot Spots for Summer survey. Overall, Florida
is the top destination state. The top four international des-
tination cities are London,
Rome, Cancun and Paris.
Up in the Air
n QAntAs, the name of
the Australian national airline, is a former acronym for
Queensland and northern territories Air service.
n the abbreviation orD for
chicago’s o’hare international Airport comes from
the old name “orchard Field.”
n on March 8, 1994, Don Ku
was granted a patent for a
wheeled suitcase with a collapsible towing handle.
n Before air traffic control
towers were developed, pilots avoided other aircraft by
a method called “see and be