Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Question: Today’s One Cup question goes underground. The Channel Tunnel, or “chunnel” is the name of the relatively new underwater rail tunnel connecting France and Britian. It opened in 1994. The first underwater auto traffic tunnel between two nations dates back to 1930, though. At just under a mile in length, it’s still in use, seeing about 30,000 cars a day. Your One Cup of Java Challenge question this morning – name the two countries connected by the first underwater auto traffic tunnel.

Answer: The U.S. and Canada (the Detroit-Windsor tunnel)

Bonus Blog Trivia: The Detroit-Windsor tunnel was actually the third built in that area between the two countries; the first two were specifically railroad tunnels.

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