Baseball Caps In 1860, the Brooklyn Excelsiorswore the ancestor of the modern rounded-top baseball cap, which featured a long peak and a button on top, and by 1900, the "Brooklyn style" cap had become very popular. The peak, known in certain areas as the "bill" or "brim", was designed to protect the eyes from the sun. The baseball cap was an important means by which to identify a team as a logo, mascot or their initials were put on it. Baseball caps came in various standard sizes until the early 1970s when they became a one-size-fits-all with an adjustment strap. Baseball caps became a fashion accessory made by companies such as ReebokandNike. The Largest Countries The six largest countries in terms of area are Russia - 6,592,768.87 square miles / 17,075,193 sq.km which is 11% of the total land mass area of the world, followed by Canada with 3,851,807.61 square miles / 9,976,136 sq.km and then the United States - 3,717,811.29 square miles / 9,629,087 sq. km but only because it includes Alaska. China is 3,705,405.45 square miles / 9,596,961 sq. km but if all the disputed land area is taken into consideration it is the second largest country. Brazil is 3,286,486.71 square miles / 8,511,961 sq. km and Australia is in sixth place â€“ 7,682,300 square miles / 2,966,151 sq.km. The United Kingdom is the 80th largest. The Clifton Suspension Bridge The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the River Avon and the Avon Gorge, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. It is 412 metres long and the towers are 26 metres tall. It was opened in 1864 designed by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw based on a design by Isambard Brunel who died in 1859 before it was completed. It has always been a toll bridge, and money collected goes entirely towards the necessary maintenance. It is used by cars, pedestrians and cyclists, and more than four million vehicles use it every year. During the 2012 Olympics torch relay two of the torchbearers met in the middle of the bridge.
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