From the book: "World champion Charleston dancer Bee Jackson wears a beaded and fringed dance dress, popular at the time, as the fringes would shimmer and shake and draw attention to movement. This dress is shorter than the typical styles of the era. Paste jewellery known as "slave bracelets" was often worn high up on the arm as well as the wrist." Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.
Cross-country skiing involves traversing uphill, downhill and flat terrain on a long pair of skis, and unlike downhill skiing, you can cross-country ski nearly anywhere with enough snow. Although gravity does much of the work for you when downhill skiing, cross-country skiing requires endurance and cardiovascular strength. On average, 30 minutes of cross-country skiing burns nearly 300 calories
Airship, Los Angeles, wind lift incident.On 25 August 1927, while the Los Angeles was tethered at the Lakehurst high mast, a gust of wind caught her tail and lifted it into colder, denser air that was just above the airship. This caused the tail to lift higher. The crew on board tried to compensate by climbing up the keel toward the rising tail, but could not stop the ship from reaching an angle of 85 degrees, before it finally descended. It was able to fly the next day.