Today in History for May 27th

Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public; U.N. Tribunal indicts Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic; the British Navy sinks Nazi Germany’s battleship Bismarck; Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed. (May 27)

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Crews Inspect Golden Gate Bridge Towers

Crews dangled from ropes on the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday, conducting inspections to check for rust and other defects, according to local news channel KGO TV. (April 30)

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This Is The World’s Longest Zipline, Where You Can Reach Speeds Of 90mph

The world’s longest zipline has opened in UAE. The “Jebel Jais Flight” measures over 1.7 miles long, beating the previous record holder “The Monster” which measures 1.5 miles.

To put the length of the zipline into perspective, it’s longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and the same length as 29 Big Bens stacked on top of each other. 

The zipline will send users at travel speeds of up to 90 mph, making it the ultimate thrill seeker experience. 

Are you brave enough to ride the Jebel Jais Flight zipline?

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New addition to SF skyline: Humpback whales seen from iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Humpback whales are seen from iconic Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
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