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           TRIVIA TODAY - Tuesday, July 1, 2008 
       "Six Items a Day of Enduring Insignificance" 

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Anyone have big plans for the upcoming Fourth of July 
weekend? This is the first year I am actually going away for 
the holiday weekend. My boyfriend and I were offered tickets 
to the Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on 
Friday night, and we couldn't pass them up! 

So we are driving to St. Louis Friday morning to enjoy the 
game and fireworks that night. Saturday we plan to do a 
little sightseeing and tour the Gateway Arch, and then head 
back to Chicago on Sunday. I am really looking forward to 
this little getaway! 

While I was doing research for the trip, I came across some 
fun facts about the Gateway Arch. I thought I would share 
them with you!



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                    TODAY'S MYSTERY QUOTE 

QUOTE: "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to 
go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." 

HINT: (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer


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The Arch is the tallest national monument in the United 
States at 630 feet; it is St. Louis' best known landmark 
and a popular tourist attraction.


The Arch weighs 17,246 tons. Nine hundred tons of stainless 
steel was used to build the Arch, more than any other 
project in history.


In order to ensure that the constructed legs would meet, 
the margin of error for failure was 1/64th of an inch. All 
survey work was done at night to eliminate distortion 
caused by the sun's rays. Since the Arch was constructed 
before the advent of computer technology, relatively crude 
instruments were used for these measurements.



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Each year, approximately a million visitors ride the trams 
to the top of the Arch. The trams have been in operation 
for over 30 years, traveling a total of 250,000 miles and 
carrying over 25 million passengers.


The Arch sways a maximum of 18" (9" each way) in a 150 mph 
wind. The usual sway is 1/2".


The Arch is a structure known as a catenary curve, the 
shape a free-hanging chain takes when held at both ends, 
and considered the most structurally-sound arch shape. The 
span of the Arch legs at ground level is 630 feet, the same 
as its height.


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QUOTE: "For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to 
go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." 

ANSWER: Robert Louis Stevenson

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