Batman's airport and other trivia about flights and planes that you may not have known about
In this journey through the world of aviation, we tell you some of the most interesting facts about the world of flights and planes that you might not have known.You will discover, for example, why pilots and co-pilots eat different meals, or what the Batman airport, located in the south-eastern part of Turkey, was named after.We will also tell you why the black boxes on the planes, which, contrary to popular belief, are actually not black, but orange. And again, we will let you in on some facts about the airlines that fly the shortest routes, with surprising information that might change your mind about how to travel.Thank you for choosing us as your guides on this journey through the curiosities of aviation.
Codex Sassoon, the oldest complete Hebrew Bible, on display in Tel Aviv
One of the most valuable, oldest and best preserved historical documents in the world, the Codex Sassoon, is currently on display and will be auctioned on 16 May at Sotheby's in New York. The estimated price, at the moment, is between 30 and 50 million dollars.The Codex is a Masoretic codex comprising all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible as well as all punctuation and accents, dated to the 10th century, although it may be even older. It is considered as old as the Aleppo Codex and a century older than the Leningrad Codex (1006), the earliest known complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.Now on display in Tel Aviv, it will soon begin a tour that will take it to New York, to be sold. It could also become the most expensive historical document in history.
Inauguration of one of the three steepest ski slopes in the world, called Black Wall
In the Swiss Alps, a black slope called 'one of the three steepest in the world' was inaugurated by the company that manages the Glacier 3000 ski resort of Les Diablerets, in the Canton of Vaud.Called 'Black Wall', it is a three-kilometre descent that, thanks to a 265-metre-long tunnel carved into the mountain, makes it possible to ski from the highest part of the lifts (over 3,000 metres) to the col du Pillon (1,546 metres).Its maximum gradient of 104% (46°),' Glacier 3000 announces, 'makes it steeper than the Streif in Kitzbühel (Austria) or the Lauberhorn in Wengen (Switzerland), two famous downhill events of the Alpine Ski World Cup.