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Death Valley is famous for being hot and dry. It’s also famous for
A mini gold rush in 1849.
Never being permanently inhabited by humans.
Occasional visits by “gravel ghosts."
Snowfalls that dust the valley most winters.
Read all about Vantage Vue in Death Valley:
Which of these did NOT happen in 1969?
Jim and Bob bought Davis Instruments.
Humans walked on the moon.
The Beatles performed “All My Loving” live on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Hippies reveled in the mud at Woodstock.
Mr. Rogers saved PBS from funding cuts.
Dustin Hoffman said, “I’m walking here! I’m walking here!” in Midnight Cowboy.
Learn more about the history of Davis Instruments:
California has been a leader in United States agriculture production for 50 years with 4% of the country’s total farms. It is by far the leading producer of all grape varieties, and dominates in the production of dairy, fruit, nuts and vegetables. For Americans, some of the food on your dinner plate tonight was probably grown in California, but other states probably contributed too. Which of these likely sources of your supper is WRONG?
New York: apples and maple syrup
Michigan: beans, blueberries and celery
Indiana: soybeans and ice cream
Hawaii: pineapples and arugula
Georgia: peanuts and pecans
Florida: oranges and sugar
Read about Davis deepening agricultural roots here:
About how much rain fell on the roof of Davis Instruments on February 10th, when we were in the midst of an atmospheric river? (Info you need: WeatherLink reported 0.51 inches/13 mm of rain. Our roof is about 50,000 square feet/5,000 square meters to keep it simple.)
150 gallons/650 liters
1,500 gallons/6,500 liters
15,000 gallons/65,000 liters
150,000 gallons/650,000 liters
Learn more about the new Davis AeroCone that improves the accuracy of rain data:
EXTRA POINT: What in the world is an atmospheric river?
The reason why California has had so much flooding this winter
Full of water from the tropical Pacific Ocean
Requires strong, fast winds
Stretches for thousands of miles
The biggest rivers on earth
All of the above
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