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February 2024

Paris Cemeteries Blogs

Montmartre Cemetery, Paris 10/31/14 Pere Lachaise: Home to Permanent Parisians 1/31/14 Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris 1/3/18 Paris: A Taste of Charonne 3/16/22 Paris: The Paradox of the Pantheon 2/14/24 Stunning Sculpture at Pere Lachaise 7/8/23 In Paris, a housing shortage for the dead 11/16/18

High winds push jets near sound barrier

Freakishly-high winds, near a record, recently gave some trans-Atlantic flights a boost to speeds that, on ground, would have broken the sound barrier, with ground speeds of well over 800 mph recorded. The speeds, which got planes from the U.S. to the U.K. as much as 45 minutes ahead of plan, were the result of jet-stream winds that hit 265 mph, according to the U.S. Weather Service. Usually those winds, which blow eastward across the Atlantic, are closer to 110 mph. Among the affected...

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