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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Slopes. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Slopes so important!

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Top 10 Slopes facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Olympus Mons, the tallest known volcano in the solar system, has such a gradual slope that someone standing at the base couldn't see the summit because it's beyond the horizon.

  2. Maimonides stated that "It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death." Maimonides argued that executing a defendant on anything less than absolute certainty would lead to a slippery slope of decreasing burdens of proof.

  3. A member of the Nazi party is buried on the slope of the holy Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. Oskar Schindler is credited with saving over a thousand lives in his factories during the Holocaust.

  4. Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest known mountain in the solar system, is so large at its base that an observer on its peak wouldn’t know he was standing on a mountain because its slope would be obscured by the curvature of the planet itself.

  5. Krishna's butterball. A giant 250 ton boulder situated in southern India, that's remained stationary on a slippery slope for at least 1300 years, defying an attempt move it using 7 elephants and even natural disasters like tsunami's and typhoons.

  6. Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest known mountain in the solar system, is so large at its base that an observer on its peak wouldn’t know he was standing on a mountain because its slope would be obscured by the curvature of the planet itself.

  7. Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system. This Martian volcano is three times as tall as Mt. Everest and an observer near the summit would be unaware of standing on a high mountain, as the slope of the volcano would extend beyond the horizon.

  8. Mars' Olympus Mons has such gentle sloping, that it would be impossible for a ground observer to see the entire mountain, as the curvature of Mars would obscure the view.

  9. Fire burns faster uphill. For every 10˚ slope, the fire will double its speed. For example, if a fire is travelling at 5 km per hour along flat ground and it hits a 10˚ slope it will double in speed to 10 km per hour up the hill.

  10. If you were to stand at the top of the Olympus Mons on Mars, the tallest planetary mountain in the solar system, you would not be able to tell you were on a mountain due to the shallow slope in the mountain extending further than the horizon line, which is a mere three kilometers away.

Data charts defining Slopes

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slopes fact data chart about Optimizing the slope and intercept (y(x) = ax + b) of a line
Optimizing the slope and intercept (y(x) = ax + b) of a line using gradient descent

slopes fact data chart about Economic value of the U.K. Bicycle industry: Quarterly trend
Economic value of the U.K. Bicycle industry: Quarterly trends for each year using "cycle slope" plots

Funny slopes details

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A man named Russell Jones, an art director from Park Slope, Brooklyn, received numerous phone calls from Wu-Tang fans who thought he was Russell Jones aka Ol' Dirty Bastard. One time, Jones received a phone call from Method Man himself, who asked to speak to "Dirty".

In 1953, Pete Schoening was 24500 feet high up on K2 (the world's second highest peak) when 5 fellow climbers fell tumbling down an icy slope. He singlehandedly stopped the fall with his axe and rope, in a feat that became legendary to climbers as "The Belay"

Slope point, the southernmost point of new Zealand. The wind in this area is so strong that trees grow almost sideways.

In India there is a precariously balanced boulder on the edge of a slope named "Krishna's Butter Ball".

Olympus Mons, 3x taller than Mt. Everest, has a slope of only 5 degrees. You'd barely feel like you were on a mountain at the top.

A "gravity hill" is a hill that creates the illusion of reverse gravity. It consists of a slight downward slope that appears to be a slightly upward hill, making objects appear to "fall upwards". The illusion is created by an obstructed horizon.

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.

Over 200 bodies lay frozen on the slopes of Mount Everest and are used as way points for other climber.

Denmark built a waste to energy plant that is a giant ski slope (open year round) and it also includes the worlds tallest artificial climbing wall.

Great Basin National Park is home to both underground cavers and rugged mountains, and some of the world's oldest trees are found on the slopes of mountains in the park.

Hartebeest has elongated head, narrow face, pointed ears, humped shoulders, downward sloping backs and long, thin legs.

An exception to the slow moving lava is the stratovolcano Mount Nyiragongo which has fast moving lava. The steep slopes of the volcano and the fluid lava make it possible for the lava to flow as fast as 62 miles per hour down the mountainside.

Wellington successfully used the "reverse slope defense" against Napoleon. As the French troops attacked the ridge were the British positions were, they were unaware of how many troops were behind the front line.

The whistling language used in Turkey to communicate efficiently on the mountain slopes upto 2.5km distances

Along the coast of Cinque Terre people have been creating steep sloped terraced farming land and vineyards for over 1000 years.

A secret German bunker containing 15 billion German Mark during two decades in the cold war. The entrance to the vault was hidden by two houses in the village of Cochem in the slopes of the Mosel valley. None of the village residents knew about it.

Olivillo trees, which are found on the western slopes of the Valdivian coastal region, can live to be 400 years old. Alerce trees, found in the Valdivian Temperate Forest as well, look like the giant sequoias of North America and can live to be 4000 years old. The alerce is also the second oldest living organism on the planet.

Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, holds numerous architectural records. Built at an altitude of 12,140 ft, it soars 384 ft on top of the "Red Hill", with sloping stone walls of more than 16 ft thick at the base. It has 13 stories, over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and about 200,000 statues.

Red fescue has well-developed root system which can prevent erosion of the soil. That's why people plant red fescue near the waterways and on the slopes and banks.

Woolly mammoth had large head, massive body with sloping backs and large humps on the shoulders. It had smaller ears and shorter tail than elephants to prevent heat loss and frostbites.

Christmas fern is used for the erosion control. It grows on the slopes and creates dense pile of decaying leaves that play important role in stabilization of the soil beneath them.

While over 4,000 people have attempted to climb Mt. Everest, only 660 people have been successful and 142 people have died trying and 120 are still buried on the mountain. The usual cause of death is being buried by an avalanche where millions of tons of snow fall down off the mountain slope.

It is located on the eastern Andes mountain slopes in a tropical mountain forest. There are terraces and walls that look as if they were cut from the rock.

In some areas prone to avalanches crews will trigger them under safer conditions to reduce the buildup on dangerous slopes.

An abyssal plain is an area of the ocean basin that is either flat or sloping very gently.

Slopes infographics

slopes fact infographic about LiDAR Ground Surface Slope and Elevation for Somerville, MA
LiDAR Ground Surface Slope and Elevation for Somerville, MA

slopes fact infographic about Over the last 70~ days I recorded the quality of my overall
Over the last 70~ days I recorded the quality of my overall day on a scale of 1-5 and have graphed it below. I am happy to see that the trendline has a positive slope.