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Text: Toomas Uibo / Nordica Photos: Nordica, Unsplash Published: 12 / August / 2018

# Dragonfly

The symbol of Nordica is the dragonfly because they are resilient and can fly long distances at a time. Their flight is fast and controlled. Compared to other insects they are more efficient fliers as they use fewer strokes for the same distance. There are 57 species of dragonflies in Estonia.

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# 2 Boeing 747

The window of a Boeing 747 costs as much as an average passenger car made by BMW.

#3 The world’s tallest air traffic control tower

The world’s tallest air traffic control tower is located at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand and is 132.2 metres high. Tallinn air traffc control tower is about 35 metres high.

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#4 233 years since the first hot-air balloon ride was made

It has been 233 year since the first tethered manned hot-air balloon ride was made. The very first ride was made on 21 November 1783 in Paris.

#5 Experiment with olive

In 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 when it decided to eliminate one olive from each salad served in first class.

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Article was published in Nordica´s in-flight magazine Time Flies  (spring 2016).