But before you cry foul, you should know that after all the ups and downs in a year, gas stations do not make much money from selling gasoline. After credit card fees and other operating costs, net profit for gasoline sales averages 3 cents a gallon, according the National Association of Convenience Stores.
When you stand on the ground and look at the stars, about 100% of the Earth’s atmosphere is above your head, so the light from stars has to pass through the turbulent air of the troposphere, where it is refracted, giving it a twinkling appearance. From an aircraft, this same thing happens with city lights.
This special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone has a gorgeous new cover illustration by Kazu Kibuishi. Inside is the full text of the original novel, with decorations by Mary GrandPre. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.