One of the original 1969 "General Lee" Dodge Chargers from the TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard". The one shown here is not just any ol' General Lee, but the very first car to appear on the first episode of the series performing its famous jump over a Hazzard County police cruiser. Fully-restored over a period of 16 months after sitting in an Atlanta, GA junkyard for some 23 years. Went up for auction in January 2012.
The Amazon River in South America happens to be the WIDEST river in the world. It is by far the largest when it comes to volume of water discharged. The width of this natural giant can go up 25 miles in rainy seasons. All of this makes the South American river the largest drainage system in the world, according to Encyclopedia Britannica. Its recorded source is in the Andes Mountains and it flows down to its Atlantic Ocean mouth off the coast of Brazil.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on July 14, 1913. His name at birth was Leslie Lynch King Jr., after his biological father. His mother, Dorothy, divorced King when her son was a baby and moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. She then married Gerald R. Ford, a successful paint salesman who adopted her young son. Ford recalled in his memoirs that he learned about his biological father at the age of 12 and only met the man a couple of times.
There are 54 recognized countries in Africa, and one disputed territory being Western Sahara. South Sudan is the planet's newest country, which brings Africa's total to 54. It is the hottest continent and home of the world's largest desert, the Sahara, occupying the 25% of the total area of Africa. With 1.1 billion people as of 2013, Africa accounts for about 15% of the world's human population.