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INDY 500 (continued): • The first car race was held on August 19 of that year. The track’s surface was already becoming damaged with ruts and chuckholes. Nearly 20,000 spectators paid up to a dollar for a ticket. The first race, a 250-mile event, included leader Louis Chevrolet, for whom an automobile would later be named. The track’s first fatality occurred in that race, when a car flipped end over end before crashing into a fence post. Both the driver and his mechanic died on site. The third race of 300 miles resulted in three more deaths, and all races and future events at the Speedway were terminated until improvements were made to the track. • Paving of the track with bricks began almost immediately, with 3.2 million 10-lb. bricks supplied by local manufacturers. The last brick, made of gold, was set in place was by the governor in a special ceremony. From then on, the track became known as the Brickyard. • On Memorial Day, 1911, more than 80,000 spectators gathered to watch 40 cars compete in the first 500-mile “International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race.” Driving a Marmon Wasp, which was manufactured right there in Indianapolis, Ray Harroun won the race with an average speed of 74.602 mph. All the other drivers had their mechanic as a passenger, but Harroun picked up speed by driving alone. Without a passenger to keep track of what was behind him, Harroun installed a rear-view mirror in his Wasp, the first time such an apparatus was used in a car. Harroun’s car can be viewed at the Indy 500 Hall of Fame Museum, which opened in 1956 on the grounds of the Speedway. ...continued
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• The name of the race remained the same until after World War I, when, in 1919, the name was changed to “Liberty Sweep Stakes,” a change that stayed in place just that one year. In 1920, it was once again the “International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. • The 1925 race was the first time a driver averaged 100 mph for the race. Pete DePaolo accomplished the feat with an average of 101.13 mph. • In 1927, the speedway was sold to World War I fighter ace pilot Captain Eddie Rickenbacker for $750,000. Rickenbacker was also a former race car driver who had competed at Indy five times between 1911 and 1916. • An amazing feat was accomplished in 1931 when racer Dave Evans completed the entire 500 miles without a single pit stop. His Cummins Diesel Special was the first diesel entry in the history of the race, finishing in 13th place. Since that time, only three others have achieved this deed – one racer in 1941 and two in 1949. • 1936 was a big year at the Speedway, when the legendary brick was replaced with asphalt. A 3-ft. wide section of the original bricks was left at the Start/Finish line, still in place today. • In December, 1941, with the United States’ entry into World War II, it was agreed that 1942’s Indy 500 would be cancelled. Late in 1942, a ban was placed on all auto racing for the remainder of the war, in place through 1945. The track fell into disrepair, and plans were made to subdivide the acreage into a housing development. Eddie Rickenbacker turned down all offers from real estate developers and instead sold it to Terre Haute, Indiana businessman Anton Hulman for the same price he had paid for it in 1927. Hulman restored the track in time for the 1946 race. Amazingly, the same family still owns and operates the Speedway.
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• On a hot Memorial Day in 1936, three-time Indy 500 winner Louis Meyer drank a glass of buttermilk in Victory Lane after his win. The local Milk Foundation saw the picture in the newspaper and used it as a publicity strategy to encourage milk drinking. The practice became a tradition and every winner is now presented a glass quart bottle of milk after the race. It’s no surprise that the American Dairy Association is a regular sponsor of the Indy 500. • The traditional phrase, “Gentlemen, start your engines” prior to the race has been around since the early 1950s. Wilbur Shaw, a three-time Indy winner became the president of the Speedway in 1945, and is believed to have coined the phrase. When women are part of the line-up, the phrase has been adjusted to, “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines.” If there’s been a rain delay, occasionally “Restart your engines” has been proclaimed. • A.J. Foyt began his history-making run at the Indy 500 in 1961, when, at age 26, he won his first race there. His next Indy 500 win was in 1964, when he became the last to drive a frontengine car. (Every winner since 1965 has driven a rear-engine car.) Foyt’s Indy victories in 1967 and 1977 made him the first driver to secure four wins. Only two other drivers have accomplished this feat – Al Unser in 1970, 1971, 1978, and 1987 and Rick Mears in 1979, 1984, 1988, and 1991. • A.J. Foyt holds the record for the most consecutive Indy 500 races, having driven for 35 in a row. This adds up to nearly 12,275 miles, with earnings of $2,637,963. Year 34 was a challenge after Foyt suffered severe leg injuries in a serious crash nine months earlier, but that didn’t stop him from competing.
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• As omnivores, crabs dine predominantly on algae, although some species eat worms and mollusks. They have no teeth in their mouths, but rather, the teeth are in the stomach. Large mashing jaws on either side of the mouth do mash food somewhat, but within in the stomach, the teeth grind against each other every time the stomach contracts. The mouth opens on the underside of the animal, but because of the hard exoskeleton, it doesn’t open very wide. • A group of crabs is called a cast, and its members communicate with each other by flapping their pincers or drumming their claws. • The world’s largest crab is the Japanese Spider Crab, found in the waters off the southern coast of Japan. This giant’s leg span can reach 12 feet from claw to claw and can weigh up to 42 lbs. • A crab that doesn’t find its way into a fisherman’s trap will live between 8 and 13 years (although fiddler crabs live just two years.) Of all the creatures caught from the world’s bodies of water, 20% of them are crabs. The average crab weighs about 2 lbs. and is 6 inches long. About one-fourth of its weight is meat. About 1.5 million tons of crab are consumed by humans around the world each year. The Japanese Blue Crab is the most consumed. The popular king crab is not even a true crab. Native to the cold waters of the Bering Sea and northern Pacific Ocean, it’s easily the most expensive per unit of weight.
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• On June 11, 1509, King Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon, the first of his eventual six wives. When Catherine failed to produce a male heir, Henry divorced her against the will of the Roman Catholic Church, thus precipitating the Protestant Reformation in England. • On June 9, 1772, colonists, angered by the British Parliament's passing of the Townshend Acts restricting colonial trade, board the HMS Gaspee, an armed British customs schooner, and set it aflame. When British officials arrived to investigate the incident, they found no one willing to identify those involved. • On June 12, 1924, the first Bush president, George Herbert Walker Bush, is born in Milton, Massachusetts. Bush served in the Navy during World War II and survived a harrowing ordeal when his torpedo bomber was shot down over the Pacific. • On June 8, 1948, a hand-built aluminum prototype labeled "No. 1" becomes the first vehicle to bear the name of Porsche. Dubbed the Type 356, the sports car used modified Volkswagen drivetrain components. • On June 7, 1962, the banking institution Credit Suisse opens the first drive-through bank in Switzerland. The branch featured eight glass pavilions, seven outfitted for left-hand drive cars and one for right-hand drive vehicles. • On June 6, 1981, more than 500 passengers are killed when their train plunges into the Baghmati River in India. The rail accident was caused by a Hindu engineer who slammed on the brakes to avoid a cow, considered a sacred animal. • On June 10, 2002, Clint Messina and Rose Houk steal a Krispy Creme doughnut delivery truck and lead Louisiana police on a 15-mile chase, leaving a trail of doughnuts behind. As it involved cops and doughnuts, the incident kept late-night comedians busy for days. © 2016 King Features Synd., Inc.
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• The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the first track built in the U.S. specifically for auto racing. The original 328 acres has been expanded to 559 acres, and a seating capacity of 235,000 that can expand to 400,000 by filling the infield. This makes it the world’s highest-capacity sports venue. • Whereas some race cars had wheels covered by fenders, cars that had wheels sticking out from the main body of the car became known as “Indy Cars.” • The youngest Indy 500 winner was just 22 years old, California native Troy Ruttman, who, in 1952, drove his Agajanian Special at a recordbreaking average speed of 128.922 mph. Al Unser was just five days shy of his 48th birthday when he became the race’s oldest winner in 1987, his fourth victory. • There has been a pace car at the Indy 500 every year since its 1911 inception. The pace car leads the racers for a ceremonial two-lap run and one official lap prior to the race. It also enters the track in the event of a yellow flag caution event in order to bunch the cars at a reduced speed. The winner of the race is awarded the car at the victory banquet. • Ten women racers have entered at least once. The first female to qualify and compete in the Indy 500 was Janet Guthrie, an aerospace engineer, who drove in the 1977 race. Starting from 18th position, a timing gear failure after just 27 laps forced her to retire from the race. In 2005, Danica Patrick was the first woman to actually lead a lap at the Indy 500. She went on to finish fourth that year, and took third place in 2009. She also has the distinction of being the first Indy 500 driver to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
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• • Tickets thisGates year’s race varied from $40 In 1981toBill said, “640 kb of memory for General Admission to $230 for a Pentought to be enough for anybody.” Box seat. • house Moore’s Law states that computer performance doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since Thanks Tidbits! 1971, this hasfor beenReading true. • HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all started in garages. Answer: Google, from googol.
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