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• At age 19, Hughes and his new bride moved to Hollywood to chase his dream of making movies. By the time he was 23, one of his films had won an Academy Award. His 1930s film “Hells Angels,” about World War I aviators, was the most expensive movie to date, costing $3.8 million to produce. It was while making this film that Hughes, who had taken his first flying lesson at age 14, earned his pilot’s license. • Hughes’ interest in aviation led him to branch out into aircraft design. In 1937, in his H-1 Racer, he set an airspeed record when he flew non-stop from Los Angeles to New York City in just under seven and a half hours with an average speed of 322 mph. The following year, he flew around the world in 91 hours, setting another record.

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• Howard Hughes was a high school dropout. However, his wealthy father, owner of Hughes Tool Company and patent holder for a drill bit for oil drilling rigs, took care of that. A hefty donation to Cal Tech soon had Howard enrolled there, and later at what is now Rice University, studying math and aeronautical engineering. When his father died just a few weeks after Hughes’ 18th birthday, he dropped out of Rice and took over the tool company.

• When the U.S. Government ordered a giant cargo plane from Hughes Aircraft during World War II, Hughes used $18 million of government funds and $7 million of his own money to build it. It was officially known as the Hughes H-4 Hercules and nicknamed The Spruce Goose, even though most of the plane was made of birch, with small amounts of maple, poplar, balsa and spruce. The craft was designed to hold 750 armed troops or two 30-ton tanks. It contained eight 3,000-horsepower engines and had a wingspan of nearly 320 feet, 20 feet longer than a football field, making it the largest aircraft ever made from wood. The plane made only one flight, one mile long, on November 2, 1947, and remained in its own custom-built hangar for the next 33 years, costing $1 million per year to maintain. She now has a permanent home at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. • Hughes suffered from an extreme obsessivecompulsive disorder most of his life, which led to bizarre behavior, including locking himself away for months at a time, living on chocolate bars. He spent the final years of his life as a recluse, living in his penthouses in the Bahamas and Mexico. He is thought to have died on a private jet en route to a Houston hospital. His appearance had so deteriorated that the FBI used his fingerprints to identify his body. At 6’4” tall, he was a mere skeleton at 90 lbs.. In his later years, he had become addicted to painkillers and morphine, and X-rays of his body showed broken-off hypodermic needles embedded in his extremities. • The 2004 film “The Aviator” starred Leonardo DeCaprio as Hughes and earned 11 Oscar nominations. Howard Robard Hughes, Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) Hughes left over $2.5 Billion to be fought over in the courts.

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• Maltese: These tiny spaniels are easy to identify thanks to their long, silky coats. The American Kennel Club groups them1455 withMount other Vernon “Toy Road SE Dogs” like Pugs and Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Yorkshire Terriers. Feline aficionados also use the term Maltese to describe cats that have a similarly silky, grayblue coat.

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• Colombian: This term means different things to different people, depending on how you get your “jones.” Narcotics dealers may refer to their products as Colombian, although the actual source is often unknown. Luckily, the majority of us prefer a bit of legal Colombian, as in the coffee grown in the South American nation. The prevalence of coffee shops throughout America is proof enough that many of us just can’t get along in the morning without a hot cup of Colombian. • Chinese: The generic term “chinese” now represents types of food that are very different from the meals that are (or ever were) served in China. That said, the same argument could be made about what we consider “American” food. Hamburgers? Ice cream? Hot dogs? Pizza? Our national favorites seem to have originated everywhere except in the United States! Information in the Tidbits® Paper is gathered from sources considered to be reliable, but the accuracy of all information cannot be guaranteed.

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In recognition of Wright Brothers Day on December 17, Tidbits takes a closer look at these creative geniuses who made the world’s first powered, sustained, piloted flight on that date in 1903. • Wilbur and Orville Wright began their working careers in 1889 in the printing business, publishing The West Side News in Dayton, Ohio. Four years later, the pair opened a bicycle rental and repair shop, later branching out into bicycle manufacturing. In their free time, they studied aeronautics and experimented with building a flying machine. • The two brothers incorporated their knowledge of bicycles into their plane design. They were familiar with the principles of balance, chain and sprocket systems, wind resistance and aerodynamic shaping, and recognized the need for a strong but lightweight craft. Starting with kits and gliders, and constructing their own wind tunnel, the Wrights experimented for four years before their historical flight. • The Wrights chose the Atlantic coast at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, as the site for their manned gliding experiments based on its consistent breezes and soft landing surface. They began practicing their piloting skills in non-powered gliders there in 1900. They constructed the Wright Flyer I in 1903 out of spruce and muslin fabric, carving their own wooden propellers. A gasoline engine built in the bicycle shop was added, and the craft was ready for it inaugural flight. • On December 14, 1903, the brothers flipped a coin to determine who would be the first pilot of the Flyer, with Wilbur winning the toss. However, after only 3.5 seconds, the craft lurched up, stalled, then smashed into the sand, creating some minor damage. Three days later, with the damage repaired, Orville took the controls and flew 120 feet in 12 seconds. Three more flights followed that day — Wilbur flying 175 feet in 12 seconds, followed by Orville’s 200-foot flight for 15 seconds, concluding with Wilbur flying an amazing 852 feet in 59 seconds. All the flights were about 10 feet above the ground. • Within minutes of the fourth flight, a strong gust of wind flipped the Flyer over several times, causing extensive damage. The plane was shipped home and never flew again. Many years later, Orville restored it, and the craft was lent to several museums before settling into its permanent home in 1948 at the Smithsonian where it can be seen today. • There were five witnesses to the flights, three of them members of a U.S. government life-saving crew, an area businessman and a local teenager. The newspapers seemed to pay no heed to the monumental feat for nearly a year and a half. Even the Wrights’ hometown Dayton Journal didn’t publish the story, claiming the flights were “too short to be important.” • In May of 1906, the Wrights were granted a patent for a “flying machine.” They incorporated as The Wright Company in 1909, not only selling aircraft, but also transporting commercial air cargo and running a flying school as well. One of their more famous pupils was Henry “Hap” Arnold, who went on to become a Five-Star General, commanded U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and was the first head of the U.S. Air Force.

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