Second half of this week has been a bit slow on news. So I had to make all of this up…
Canadian crop circle shaped like musical note sparks debate. “In every case we know to be real, we have found an elongated node on the plants’ stems” – I’m wondering how they know which cases are real? Perhaps the ones with elongated nodes..?
Well before the Wright brothers, there was the Scottish king’s alchemist who thought he could fly (mistakenly).
Mars rover inspects Beagle Crater. Now, the researchers say the crater is named after Darwin’s ship, but you’ve gotta be thinking it’s an in-joke about the Beagle II. Relatively young…crater…Beagle. Hmmm?
There is an art, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day, and try it. The first part is easy. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it’s going to hurt. That is, it’s going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. Most people fail to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard.
Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.