Dear Kid,

They may seem like unrelated facts but it was all part of our dinner conversations. I Love family dinners. DearKidLoveMom.comFrom the Seemingly Unrelated Facts Files.

The flight deck of the Dwight D. Eisenhower is 1,092 feet long and 252 feet wide (with a total area of 4.5 acres). Just to be clear this is more than large enough for a soccer game. The planned crew size is 6,287 which is more than enough for a soccer team (including subs) and spectators.

Just because it’s interesting, the Eisenhower has two anchors, and each link in the anchor chain weights 365 pounds. There are approximately 29,000 light fixtures aboard—do not volunteer to change the bulbs.

Michael Flatley performed Feet of Flames in more than 100 cities in 10 countries in one year for more than a million audience members. However, one seat at each show remains empty—Flatley reserves it for his late grandmother, Annie. 200 tons of steel were used to build the stage and 75,000 watts of power were needed for every performance.

The world record holder for solving a Rubik’s cube is Mats Valk from the Netherlands—his time is 5.55 seconds. I can’t even watch the video that fast. I’m pretty sure he cheated and used extra finders. Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s cube.

Today is Be a Millionaire Day. Why not?

Love, Mom