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  1. The largest electric vehicle on Earth, a monster dump truck, never has to recharge because it moves uphill empty but downhill full, and regenerative braking with a full load provides enough electricity for it to go uphill again.

  2. In 1907 a Mexican railroad worker named Jesus Garcia saved an entire mining town by jumping onto a burning train loaded with dynamite. Realizing the fire was spreading, he drove the train in reverse downhill at full-steam for 6km before the dynamite exploded, killing him but sparing the town.

  3. Head injuries were so common on Pennyfarthing bicycles that riders would put their feet over the handlebar when going downhill so that they would be thrown off feet-first instead of head-first.

  4. Lyndon Johnson liked to scare visitors to his ranch by driving his amphibious car downhill into a lake while shouting "The brakes don’t work! The brakes won’t hold! We’re going in! We’re going under!"

  5. A gravity hill, also known as a magnetic hill, or anti-gravity hill, is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope. Thus, a car left out of gear will appear to be rolling uphill against gravity.

  6. President Harrison probably didn't die of pneumonia but rather of enteric fever from contaminated White House water that came from a spring 7 blocks downhill from a sewage dump. Polk & Taylor also had severe gastroenteritis during their terms. Taylor died in office; Polk, 3 months after leaving.

  7. When going downhill it is best to use high gear; when going uphill it is best to use low gear, and when traveling on a generally flat terrain it is best to use a medium gear.

  8. Peter Brough, who rose to fame as a ventriloquist on a British radio show. His career went downhill after getting his own TV show, where the audience could see his lips moving.

  9. The 1683 Battle of Vienna included one of the largest cavalry charges in history, in which 18,000 Polish and Holy League horsemen charged downhill into the Ottoman lines and ended the Siege of Vienna

  10. In the winter Mount Njulla is popular with tourists as a downhill skiing destination. Winter sports are popular in the park including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing.

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My heart rate over 8 hours of downhill mountain biking. I believe the slow downward trend to be fatigue setting in.

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This years cycles to (downhill) and from (uphill) work.

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In 2003 an empty train rolled from Broadmeadows to Spencer Street Station in central Melbourne largely downhill and under the influence of gravity after the driver left to use station amenities. After rolling 16.8 kilometres the train collided (at 75 kph) with a train waiting at a platform

A sport called Crashed Ice. It's a combination of ice skating and downhill cross racing, and it can be extremely dangerous.

The fastest-ever recorded mile run by a human was 3:28.36 by Mike Boit in 1983, on the downhill "Queen Street Golden Mile" course in New Zealand

President Lyndon B. Johnson, a known practical joker, was said to enjoy frightening visitors at his Texas ranch by driving them downhill in what was, unbeknownst to them, an amphibious car, directly into his property's lake, all the while shouting that he had malfunctioning brakes.

The runway at Lukla airport has a gradient of 12 percent and planes plunge downhill off a 2,000-foot cliff when taking off

The term "Skid Row" started as a logging term in Seattle, WA. Freshly cut logs were skid downhill to Henry Yesler's mill.

There is a "Crushed Ice" Race Series. It's like bordercross racing but it's on a long downhill sheet of ice; It has jumps, woops and everything!

Arthur Conan Doyle claimed to invent downhill skiing, he helped introduce skiing to Switzerland and popularised the sport in Britain

In 2001 the National Institute of Health funded ways to encourage doctors to prescribe opioids to chronic pain patients by removing doctors’ fear of a 'downhill spiral of further disability, depression and pain' from opioids. They stated no risk in ‘developing tolerance, addiction or toxicity.'

Walking downhill uses three times as much energy walking uphill

It might be possible to build electric dump trucks that never need to be charged. Going downhill fully loaded, the brakes could generate the power it needs to go uphill while unloaded.

At the PGA Texas Open in 1992, A journeyman named Carl Cooper hit a 787 yard drive. The ball bounced and rolled downhill on a concrete cart path and eventually ended up 300 yards past the hole.

The backslash is also known as a hack, whack, escape, reverse slash, slosh, backslant, downhill, backwhack, bash, reverse slant and reversed virgule.

The "Google Effect" is making humans more stupid - the theory states that the human race is more stupid that it was 100 years ago and is only going downhill!

Courchevel Altiport has an upslope runway where you take off downhill and you land going uphill

The Soyuz 18a crew experienced 21g during an aborted launch, and the capsule they were in rolled downhill to the edge of a 499 ft cliff

The loud engine noise big rigs make when slowing down or going downhill called compression release engine braking (aka Jake Braking).

The first successful manned heavier-than-air powered flight was a steam-powered aluminum Monoplane launched off a downhill run. In 1874.

Austrian Markus Stockl broke the downhill speed record for a mountain bike by reaching 104.1mph

You can't outrun bears by running downhill

When it first launched, Reddit did not have comments. Comments were added in December 2005, and the first comment was about how having comments would make the site go downhill.

The fastest path downhill between two points is a curve and not a straight line. The curve is called the Brachistochrone.

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About Gravity hill - A gravity hill is a place where the layout of the surrounding land produces an optical illusion, making a slight downhill slope appear to be an uphill slope.

The prize for the Val d’Isere downhill ski competition in 2005 was a cow, the organizers intended to trade the cow for a $5000, but olympian Lindsey Vonn declined and kept the cow, it was later found to be worth $20000.

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8 Hours of Downhill Mountain Biking. Each peak is a run. I believe the downward trend to be fatigue setting in.