Posts Tagged “Maine”

Stepping Out of A Plane While In Flight

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Welcome to Maine billboard sign

FACT OF THE DAY: It is against the law in the state of Maine to step out of plane while it’s in flight. It is also not allowed to push a moose out of a plane in mid air.

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You Won’t See These In Hawaii

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Hawaii Beach

FACT OF THE DAY: In the late 1920s, Hawaii passed a ban on all billboard signs. When it joined the United States in 1959, it became the first US state to do so. Since then, Alaska, Maine, and Vermont have implemented the same ban.

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The Slash

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The Slash

The Slash US-Canada Border

No, we are not referring the legendary lead guitarist of the rock band Guns N’ Roses. We are referring to “the slash” border that divides the United States and Canada. In between the two countries, all the way along the border, exist a 20 foot wide area that separates the two sides.

It is the job of the International Boundary Commission (or IBC) to keep the 20 foot area tree free. The US-Canada border, from Maine to Alaska is approximately 5,500 miles. While not all of this area is trees and forests (don’t forget the lakes now), the IBC has the task of deforesting the entire border and keeping the divide marker visible.

 

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