Some conveyer belts are designed as Möbius strips, as it spreads the wear across the whole belt.
- George Washington
The Purple Heart is awarded to those who have been injured or killed while serving with the US military.
Jean-Pierre Haigneré is a former French Air Force officer and astronaut lucky enough to find another astronaut to marry. Her name is Claudie Haigneré and they have an asteroid named in their honour (asteroid 135268 Haigneré).
While the Empire State Building dwarfed other buildings at the time of its construction, it has since lost its claim to being the tallest structure on Earth.
The world's tallest building is now the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The structure was opened on 4th January 2010 and stands at 828 m (2,720 ft) tall, twice the height of the Empire State Building.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) was inspired by An Affair to Remember (1957). Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan manage to meet at the top of the Empire State Building, unlike Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.
St Elmo's fire, a coronal discharge from a grounded object in an atmospheric electric field, has been scaring and delighting sailors for centuries.
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