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Deepest human accessible point in the world is the bottom of Kidd Mine in Timmins, Canada. Kidd is 9,889 ft (3.014 km) deep and the city itself is only 100m above sea level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidd_Mine
While there is no international legal agreement as to a specific altitude at which space begins, international law defines the lower boundary of space as the lowest perigee attainable by an orbiting space vehicle. The term "orbiting" implies unpowered flight, which given atmospheric drag means an altitude of around 150 kilometres. Alternatively, the Karman ...
According to the website HeyWhatsThat, you can see seven countries from the summit of Ljuboten on the Kosovo-Macedonia border. The countries are: Kosovo Macedonia Albania (several peaks) Serbia (several peaks) Greece (at least one peak, Vitsi) Bulgaria (some scattered areas) Montenegro (at least one peak on the border and some scattered areas within ...
I think the solution to this puzzle depends on small, mountainous countries. Switzerland tourism claims that you can see 6 countries from Säntis: Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, France and Italy. http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-us/saentis-schwaegalp2.html
I'll take a stab at answering this. The near-quadripoint works, you can see four countries. I've been there myself: http://babakfakhamzadeh.com/article/from-zambia-to-botswana-nearly-a-quadripoint But, there are a few more candidates. The Wakhan corridor (in Afghanistan, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakhan_Corridor) is so narrow (8 miles at its ...
The flight number has basically two parts, the first two characters identify the airline selling the flight and the remaining digits are the airline's flight identifier. The first two digits are the IATA assigned airline code, which were originally based on the airlines name, ie: BA - British Airways, DL - Delta, etc. But due to the proliferation of ...
From the International Space Station you can see all 50 states at once. It is a tourist destination but ticket prices are high (astronomical even). Related question on Space.SE How could I travel to space as an ordinary citizen?
There is a point in Western Oklahoma, near Boise City that is within 30 miles of five different states. If you were about 500 feet above the ground there, you'd be able to see Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado. A quick glance at Google Street View shows no skyscrapers, but small hills, probably less than 500 feet tall.
If you consider a man-made tower there was Wonder Tower in Genoa, Colorado (now closed) in Eastern Colorado that you could see 6 States - Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, New Mexico and South Dakota: http://ourjourney.info/MyJourneyDestinations/WonderTower.asp http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2050
From the top of Mt Rogers (highest point VA) in ideal viewing conditions, one can see 5 states; VA, WV, KY, TN & NC The furthest is KY about 70 miles away. Mt rogers is a very popular spot for hikers (on the Appalachian trail) and horse riders, but no road access.
The Wrekin in Shropshire... Shropshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire, Gloucestershire, West Midlands, with Greater Manchester County if you count it as distinct from Lancashire. The Wrekin /ˈriːkɨn/ is a hill in east Shropshire, England. It is located some 7 km (4.3 mi) west of Telford, on the border between the unitary authorities of Shropshire and ...
Rock City, Lookout Mountain, GA. There were signs all over the Midwest (and probably South, and East, etc) for decades that claimed you could see seven states from Lookout Mountain, GA. I honestly doubt this was ever the case, but the jury may still be out.
Mt Greylock, the highest point of Massachusetts provides a view of at least 5 states. Vermont New Hampshire New York Massachusetts Connecticut Hiking to the top gives one a sense of real accomplishment and the 360 degree vistas are your well earned rewards. North into Vermont/New Hampshire, south into lower Mass./northern Connecticut, east ...
While Four Corners would be the only one where 4 states visibility is guaranteed, on a clear day you can see 4 states from the Skydeck of Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago: On a clear day, you can see four states – Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Visibility from the Skydeck is approximately 40-50 miles (65 – 80 kilometers).
The Four Corners Monument... The Navajo Nation cordially welcomes you to one of our most unique landmarks - The Four Corners. This is the only place in the United States where four states intersect at one point: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. This location is very remote as you will experience when visiting. The original marker ...
The four corners area would be one spot where you would be guaranteed to see four states (New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Colorado). It already is a tourist attraction. Perhaps there may be a spot in the Appalachian Mountains in southern part of New Hampshire or Vermont, where on a really clear day you might be able to see five states. But this is just a guess ...
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