1) Facts about highways: Australia’s Highway 1, which is 14,500 kilometers and runs across mainland capitals of the continent. Except for the Australian capital territory, Highway 1 connects all the states. It was created as part of the National Route Numbering system, adopted in 1955. Additionally, Highway 1 has multiple tributary highways. “Highway one to hell” set a new record on the 18th June 2017 for a complete drive around Australia.
2) Facts about highways: China comprises of the world’s largest network of expressways or highways. In 2015, 11,050 kilometers (6,870 mi) of the expressway was built. Therefore, making the total length to be equal to 123,000 kilometers. The total cost of the national expressway network is approximately 2 trillion yuan, which is nearly 300 billion US Dollars.
3) How much does rain weigh?
An inch of rain can measure around 226,000 lbs in an acre of land. In every minute, one billion tons of rain falls on the earth.
4)The wettest day in Britain:
This was on December 5 2015 when Honister Pass in Cumbria was soaked by 341.4mm of rain in a day during Storm Desmond, which brought extensive heavy rain and strong gales to parts of northern England and Scotland.
5) In the US, it’s legal to brew your own beer at home in all 50 states (provided it is for personal use), but distilling one’s own liquor is strictly against the law. There are a variety of laws distillers might violate, including possession of moonshine, possession of illegal alcohol containers (those would be your mason jars or gallon jugs), concealing beverages, and conspiracy to violate beverage laws. However, in the vein of Al Capone, most moonshiners are actually charged with tax evasion or money laundering.
The reason is simple. The government might be mildly concerned with the health of people consuming bootleg liquor, but they are far more concerned with their checkbook. Spirits are taxed heavily. In some states, these taxes are in excess of $20 per gallon and a huge government monkey-maker. According to The Economist, the state of Virginia alone loses $20 million in annual revenue.