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In 1979 two couples with their children escaped East Germany in a home made hot air balloon. The balloon climbed to 6000 feet and landed in West Germany. It was their second attempt, their first landed 200 yards short of the border.
The world fastest unassisted swim across the English Channel is 6 hours and 58 minutes. The distance is approximately 33km (21 miles). Due to the currents, the actual swimming distance is much longer.
Is estimated that about 2000 different kinds of musical instruments exist in the world. There are four main categories woodwind, brass, string and percussion, with hundreds of instruments in each category.
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