There are 5280 feet in a mile.


*Note to self: When someone says, it’s only a mile away and you’re on foot, be certain to choose the shoes wisely. (Additionally, if you’re ever entertaining the thought of running a marathon, consider the fact you’ll have to run 116,160 steps on those very same feet.)


*Practical aviation fact: Tempted to join the “mile high” club? Consider your physical condition before you exert yourself. (Most commercial airline cabins are pressurized to about 6000-8000 feet. Have you been doing your cardio?)


*Impressive fact for dinner conversation: Airliners generally need at least six thousand feet of runway to land. (Slightly less than a mile and a half.)


E.L. Chappel author of Risk

Keeping math fun

aka the Glamorous Wife

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