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Quotes of the Day for 14 October 2000 – Speed

They didn't think it could be done, but on this day in 1947 Captain Chuck Yeager climbed into an orange Bell X-1 named "Glamorous Glennis." That plane was strapped to the belly of a B-29 which carried Yeager to 21,000 feet, where he fired up the rocket and blasted through the sound barrier for the first time. Here are some thoughts on speed.

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The quotes:

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
     - Douglas Adams

Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
     - Charles Monroe Schultz

Speed costs money - how fast can you afford to go?
     - David Lenkowski

America is a country that doesn't know where it is going, but is determined to set a speed record getting there.
     - Dr. Lawrence J. Peter


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