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Fun Fact November 15, 2021.
He went really fast today! According to History dot com, it was on November 15, 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, 28-year-old Californian Craig Breedlove sets a new land-speed record, 600.601 miles an hour, in his car, the Spirit of America. The car cost $250,000 and was powered by a surplus engine from a Navy jet. He actually drove across the desert twice that day, since international world-record rules require a car to make two timed one-mile runs in one hour. Officials log the average speed of the two trips. During his first trip, Breedlove traveled at a rate of 593.178 mph; during his second, the first time any person had officially gone faster than 600 mph, he traveled at a rate of 608.201 mph. “That 600 is about a thousand times better than 599,” he said afterward. “Boy, it’s a great feeling.” Listen to the podcast herehttps://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/