George

I get this about every second day, but of all of the times, I think the winning experience was learning the Greek word for belly button (Omphalos) and hearing it twice again in the same week.

The Greek word for belly button.

Why.

Posted 23 July 2014 at 03:49 pm in response to The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

sylvia garcia

Hi my name is sylvia and I am the owner of a property in henderson nv . Is there anything you can tell me about the lawsuit back in 2007..I was never notified of such lawsuit and if anyone can provide me any info in regards to this case I will appreciate it. Thank you......sylvia. cell phone 951 287 0258

Posted 23 July 2014 at 03:25 pm in response to The PEPCON Disaster

akaaccount

It amazes me how patient people can be in a time when life expectancy was like 40 years old, IF you lived through adolescence.

"Drive this boat up the river and wait several years for some lady who'll probably die trying to get to you, though you'll never know for sure."

"Okay, boss. Nice knowing you, I'm sure you'll get dysentery and croak before I see you again. Tell your replacement to tell his replacement to keep paying me, assuming I'm not dead, which is likely but you'll never know for sure. "

Posted 23 July 2014 at 10:15 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Dan B

With enough lubrication anything is possible!

Posted 23 July 2014 at 07:34 am in response to The Gravity Express

Gustovino

I have not read all of the comments on this post so I don't know if anyone else has discussed it this way. There are a lot of comments so I apologize if someone else has already posted this idea. I had the idea of a wind up car some years back and it came to me when I was having my vehicle towed. Because of the make the tow-truck operator had to dolly the rear wheels and to do this he got out these little wheel Dollies that fit on the ground next to the rear tire,one for each rear tire. Then he got a long poll stuck it in this little dolly and simply walked from one end of my vehicle to the other and lifted it off the ground. I thought that was pretty neat. This only took a minute and off he went. A couple of years later I was investing in electric car companies and had the idea of a wind up car. I talked to a few freinds and they told me I was crazy but I know it could work. The only thing is my idea is that the car is solely wind up. You don't need another source of energy because of leverage. I saw a man lift the corner of a car that weighed hundreds of pounds with no effort at all. So here is the idea I had. A vehicle would be equipped with two wind areas seated behind the driver and front passinger area, kind of where the read door conects on most four door vehicles. To wind the car, a person would open a small door there push down what looks like a large button that would then extend out by spring a few inches allowing the person to insert a long rod and basically then walk past the vehicle storing the torc in a large spring. This of course might take several passes on each side but could be done in a couple of minutes, probably less time then it takes to fuel most vehicles now. One last thing, although I know this idea could work, even if it was able to be proofed it would neve be allowed to hit the light of day. Just as the electric car hs been squashed, non-taxable sources of energy will never be allowed to be common place. I drove electric cars in the 1990's that were great cars but the technology was never allowed out. I had invested in this company heavily and visited them several times. I got to drive a converted car and it did wonderfully on both city and highway testing and it didn't need a gas engine. Hybrids are ridiculous and not needed. We have all the tech. To produce a comfortable and fisable electric car right now and for lot less that 200k but it simply won't be allowed. Well this is my two cents worth....at least I'm not the only crazy one out there.

Posted 22 July 2014 at 05:08 am in response to Why Not a Wind-up Car?

utkarsh trivedi

Great article marissa......
Eager for more articles from your end. :)

Posted 21 July 2014 at 08:13 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Aman in Iowa

If more people would take a stand we could put an end to corrupt politics. There are way more civilians than there are military in the United States, even considering the police and security agencies. If we would all take a stand for what is right we could restore this country back to being a republic for the people, by the people. We do not have to allow big business to take over and destroy our country. We do not have to allow corrupt politicians to rewrite the constitution and remove our rights, privileges and freedoms. We are America, the land of the free, the home of the brave. Men have fought and given their lives for our freedom. Have we forgotten? Have we become a country of cowards? Have we no shame? We should all take action, as this man did. Many may have to give their lives but we can restore this country to its roots. One nation under God!! We have allowed corruption to rob us long enough. We must give the good fight and we must win.

Posted 21 July 2014 at 03:50 pm in response to The Wrath of the Killdozer

Mitrokhin

To the above comment on Johnson Jr dying in Vietnam in 1967, that Johnson Jr was born in 1945 in Oklahoma, the Johnson Jr I read about in a Times article on the stabbingindicated he was 22 in 1972 and from Indiana .

Posted 21 July 2014 at 03:33 pm in response to The Spy Who Loved Nothing

Alan Bellows

Travis said: "I really love that image at the top of the story, with all the different flags. Who is it by? Where is it from?"

Thanks! It's actually a collage I created based on several pieces of old Japanese artwork. I cut out the bits I wanted, arranged them all fancily, added the flags in the background, stitched it all together with a few brush strokes of my own, and gave it a simulated weathered paper effect.

Posted 21 July 2014 at 02:21 pm in response to Otokichi’s Long Trip Home

Travis

I really love that image at the top of the story, with all the different flags. Who is it by? Where is it from?

Cheers.

Posted 21 July 2014 at 12:50 pm in response to Otokichi’s Long Trip Home

GTYoungblood

trillian said: "Dr.Grimgravy said: "I have the situation of looking at the clock exactly at 9:11 pm/am. It is weird, but it seems I look at the clock at exactly 9:11 all the time........"

I know how you feel. For me it is 6:23, in the morning to be specific.

But there is more..

In grade school, 5th grade if I remember correctly, the teacher had us all stand at our seats. She said, "in a few moments I will say start, and I want you to close your eyes, and wait for one minute to pass before sitting down." She waited for several seconds to pass after the minute hand of the classrooms clock to make its unusually loud click to pass, and said "START NOW".

Months before this I was with my family at Fisherman's Wharf. I lived in San Francisco while I was a kid. While in the vicinity of the Wharf, there is a famous clock about the size of a lamp-post, maybe stop sign is closer. Its somewhat Victorian looking. Anyway.. I stood there while we waited for whatever reason, and I watched the second hand tick. That one second tick pattern it had sticks with me to this day.

So, after I counted to 60, with the rhythm of that clock in my head keeping tempo, I finally sat down. My teacher said I was the only one even close, and hit it dead on perfect.

Ever since that time I have noticed an uncanny ability to tell time. Most of the time this 'super power' reveals itself when I wake up at odd hours of the night, and correctly guess the time, to the minute before reaching for my watch, or now cell phone.

I can often feel when its 6:23 too. As far as I know, nothing special ever happened at 6:23, nothing I can remember. Maybe that was the actual time my Mother work me up for school? I dont know.

As for the Baader-Meinhoff phenomenon, I see it at least once a week. Sometimes with practical effects. Let me explain that.. I do servicing work on copiers, printers, computers, etc.. I have roughly 500 machines in my territory to service, some of them i have yet to even see. The servicing is usually random. Fix a paper jam here, clean up a toner spill there, why cant I print over here, you get the idea. But several times a year, I get the same thing, over and over in one week, or sometimes all in a single day. Not something simple like a paper jam, that happens all the time, but something rare like a fuser failure. Thats a part that just doesn't fail very often, and you don't expect to get 3 to 5 in one day, from one territory. Once it starts, I can tell.

I have begun to preemptively stock up on particular parts in anticipation of this. It usually pays off. But that could be, and probably is just random hit and miss. I'd need a lot more instances of this, but its happened dozens of times.

Posted 21 July 2014 at 11:32 am in response to The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

Fred

Dido said: "Will someone please answer my question? How does this guy hold the record for surviving a 75 story freefall, while that one woman who fell 33,000 feet holds the record for the highest freefall. Someone please answer? ill be thankful."

She held the record for surviving the longest freefall IN AN ELEVATOR, not freefall in the sky.

Posted 21 July 2014 at 06:31 am in response to The B-25 that Crashed Into the Empire State Building

matthew1701

one point that I possibly missed.... Don Pedro.... he initially went down to where the boat was in advance of his daughter, and then after his sons died he decided to continue on.... did he not have a wife back in Riobamba? I would venture to guess that he did not since its stated in the story that he was advanced in years... and then the author says that he went on to French Guiana....

Posted 20 July 2014 at 04:41 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

anonimoose

I love that Condamine links this article and the one aaa out the Amazon.

Posted 19 July 2014 at 08:04 am in response to The Enlightenment Guide To Winning The Lottery

T

Science, society, survival.
Hey, maybe I just invented a new DI slogan!

Posted 19 July 2014 at 05:25 am in response to The Tyrant of Clipperton Island

Aaron

Fantastic article- both content and form! Was a pleasure to read.

Had one questions as well....the original scientists liquefying these gasses, taking them down to -250C, which were the thermometers that they used to actually measure down almost to absolute zero?!

Posted 18 July 2014 at 05:10 am in response to Absolute Zero is 0K

kerrianne rudderow

This is awesome.

Posted 17 July 2014 at 04:11 pm in response to Absolute Zero is 0K

confused

MeasureMan said: "Marius said: "Pardon my ignorance, but is this a thermal imager? I thought those things needed a fairly substantial cooling unit in order to operate. This thingy seems more in the radar range.(hee hee, a pun for us oldsters) Although it does seem awfully small for a radar tranciever as well, but I've been out of the radar business (I was a radar and radio tech. on C-130's in the early '90's) for quite some time."

You are correct Marius. We got on the subject of the thermal imaging camera from the first comment by Arcangel. As you know the higher the frequency, the shorter the wave length and I would guess the smaller the components can be. Based on the size, it still must be some low power technology.
While I was in the Air Force (late 70's early 80's) I calibrated AN/URM 141 radar test sets. Did you use them? They were pretty old back then."

so a person can take images of a person who is in the building just like an ordinary camera??????????

Posted 17 July 2014 at 12:45 pm in response to Handheld Device Detects Movement Through Walls

jkoch

Scopalomine seemed to be a favorite drug of the author Allistaire McClain. He used it in 2 of his best stories: "Where Eagles Dare" and "The Guns of Navarone", when the Germans were interrogating a prisoner in WWII.

Posted 16 July 2014 at 12:44 pm in response to The Truth About Truth Serum

Farty

Oh, by the way...

Last !

Posted 15 July 2014 at 03:59 pm in response to This Place is Not a Place of Honor

Farty

Anyone see Prometheus ? The Engineers did the same thing with their weapons lab by putting a ginormous skull on top. And we all know how that ended.

Posted 15 July 2014 at 03:56 pm in response to This Place is Not a Place of Honor

sheldon hodges

Ed Graham said: "Long Pig refers to the look of a roasting human on a spit.

...can't help but wonder what I taste like."

It really is the "other" white meat. Rather good but slightly dry.

Posted 15 July 2014 at 03:51 pm in response to The Great Taste of Human Flesh, Without the Guilt

sheldon hodges

Having, inadvertently, eaten human flesh while in Southeast Asia, the taste did, in fact, have a porcine quality. Lighter than dark pork but still with a porcine aspect. Significantly better than MacDonalds.

Posted 15 July 2014 at 03:45 pm in response to The Great Taste of Human Flesh, Without the Guilt

Brandon

Chalumeau said: "Does anyone know precisely why Johnston ate the livers, and no other edible bits of his targets' anatomy? I think the liver is rich in certain nutrients (ex. iron) but I could be wrong."

The Liver was considered sacred and necessary to pass on to the afterlife to the Crow nation/tribe. By eating their livers he was preventing them from entering their version of the afterlife, something akin to spitting blood in the face of the entire nation and committing an "Ultimate sacrilege" against their beliefs.

Essentially he was declaring himself to be the ultimate warrior against the crow and striking fear and hatred into their hearts in one move.

Posted 15 July 2014 at 09:33 am in response to Liver-Eating Johnson

Me

Still tastier than McDonalds!

Posted 14 July 2014 at 04:37 pm in response to The Great Taste of Human Flesh, Without the Guilt

MJ

Where's the flux capacitor when you need one...

Posted 14 July 2014 at 01:55 am in response to The Clockmaker

Natalie

This is so horrible and morbid. If I don't have nightmares after this I will be surprised.

Posted 12 July 2014 at 08:15 pm in response to Lucid Decapitation

A J

WOW! I'm definitely going to check out that book, the Mapmaker's Wife. Incredible story - definitely sounds like the plot of an adventure/romance novel more then anything that could actually happen. Incredible how tough (and patient!) people were back then. Of course if they were famous back then, those must have been tough and patient people even by 18th century standards :)

Posted 12 July 2014 at 03:28 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

alotascott

I can't help wondering...is there any reason to think that he didn't live his life exactly the way he wanted to, and happily so? I mean, just because he had so much potential, doesn't mean he would have been happy utilizing it the way society might expect him to. His lack of achievements, may not have anything at all to do with his upbringing or the media attention or any other external force, and it seems possible that the direction his life took was simply a matter of free will. ..And probably a very very educated choice at that. I doubt it's even possible for the average genius to even begin to understand all of the motives and reasoning that would come with an IQ in the 300's.

damn interesting article! Thank you so much for hosting one the best spots on the web..

Posted 11 July 2014 at 12:52 pm in response to The Rise and Fall of William J. Sidis

G

I suppose the saddest day in Tesla's life or afterlife is when the banknote with his face mutated a whole bunch of additional zeroes. The Hapsburg Empire, Yugoslav Kingdom, Croatia, Yugoslav Union, whatever his homeland is called, had been wrecked by good people such as those gentlemen above this post over and over again, through things like arguing whether he's Serbian or Croatian. Seriously, you are not thinking big like him.

Posted 11 July 2014 at 07:03 am in response to Tesla

GDSquire

GDSquire said: "After this you will have done a complete 360!"

At 3:06 AM of course..

Posted 11 July 2014 at 03:31 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

GDSquire

After this you will have done a complete 360!

Posted 11 July 2014 at 03:06 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Marky2112

alipardiwala said: "6 storeys of bunker? Thats bloody deep. But didn't the french suffer a lot of losses in the war? Where did they get so many resources to go and build these things then?"

They spent all of their time and money building these things, they planned on fighting WW2 if it came as WW1 was fought. WW2 was completely different the Nazis invented fast, mobile armored warfare.

Posted 11 July 2014 at 02:23 am in response to The (Almost) Impenetrable Defenses of France

Marky2112

duffbeer703 said: "The persistant knocking of the Maginot Line is tremendously unfair & misleading -- in fact the Magniot Line held off thousands of Germans and served its purpose -- to prevent the French (and British) forces from being flanked by invading Germans.

The loss of France was caused by the aging and weak-kneed political and military leadership. The Germans won early victories, but were hardly rolling over the allied forces... most of the remaining Nazi tanks were obsolete and many of their experienced commanders were killed.
The French army continued to fight bravely, and was sold out by their leaders."

Yeah right, the French salute is when you raise both hands high above your head.

Posted 11 July 2014 at 02:20 am in response to The (Almost) Impenetrable Defenses of France

Tommyboi

my first comment :)

I wonder if anyone would look back this far though,

I would class myself (and the DI test confirmed it)
as moderately psychopathic

The flaw in most people's arguments/opinions on this matter, is that they see it as black and white, is psychopath a term that we will use to describe someone who is completely amoral?

Or much like Autism (You may see how the two could be linked, lack of emotional intelligence/empathy etc) would we not subject this to a scale?

Very thought provoking, I never knew it before, but I can embrace my psychopathy now and ensure that I make the most of it

Here is a little twist for you, I lack the feelings involved, as a "normal" person or neuro-typical as I like to say person would understand it, yet I have long term goals to help more people, and help the environment more than any person in history? (keep an eye out in the future for the name Tom Nicholls)

I would love to discuss this with someone, perhaps it is that I learned at some point that by helping others I could gain a positive feeling for myself and so my reasons are truly selfish? Or is there some other factor that I am missing?

Cheers

Tom

Posted 11 July 2014 at 12:30 am in response to The Unburdened Mind

Shaun Wilkinson

As per usual much enjoyed :)

Posted 10 July 2014 at 04:03 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Fejerro

HiEv said: "I'll be honest, I was a bit thrown off when the fourth paragraph started telling the same story all over again. I'm bad with names, so I had to go back and check to see if it was retelling the same story or an eerily similar one that happened to someone else. I dunno, something with this one didn't quite work for me."

The reason for that is the first three paragraphs are the teaser that appears on the front page and in the email notification. It can be difficult to juggle putting enough storyline into those three paragraphs to give the reader enough of an idea to be interested in reading the whole thing and still telling the complete story. Clearly this one was a bit less successful, but rereading with that in mind, it clears up the confusion. Hope you made it through to the end, this is one incredible story.

Posted 09 July 2014 at 01:26 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

HiEv

I'll be honest, I was a bit thrown off when the fourth paragraph started telling the same story all over again. I'm bad with names, so I had to go back and check to see if it was retelling the same story or an eerily similar one that happened to someone else. I dunno, something with this one didn't quite work for me.

Posted 08 July 2014 at 09:15 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Alan Bellows

Jed Sutherland said: "However, you really need to check the pronunciation of the names of people (such as Joachim) and places you include in the recording. These mistakes stand out like sore thumbs."

There are multiple correct pronunciations for the name 'Joachim.' Here are some examples:

http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/joachim

We were uncertain which was correct for this fellow, so our voice talent Simon opted for the French pronunciation (which is among the examples in the above link) since it's likely someone of French descent gave him the name.

Thanks!

Posted 08 July 2014 at 10:28 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Jed Sutherland

This latest podcast was a very good piece of work.

However, you really need to check the pronunciation of the names of people (such as Joachim) and places you include in the recording. These mistakes stand out like sore thumbs.

Posted 08 July 2014 at 09:53 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Samikshan

Wonderful article...Very Interesting read...:)

Posted 08 July 2014 at 02:40 am in response to Otokichi’s Long Trip Home

Sacred Junk

Robert Plummer said: "As Patrick Desjardins said, that anonymous said... jk. Alan, we love what you do. I will be donating as soon as I have a few bucks. Thanks again for all your hard work, and I hope this move if for the better.

If only there were a adjective that could describe how interesting I find your articles."

'Damn' is a pretty good one

Posted 08 July 2014 at 12:06 am in response to May Have Settled

john

Fantastic story Marisa and truly DI.
It makes my inner romantic proud of them both.

Posted 07 July 2014 at 11:43 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Steve

A link to the book "The Mapmaker's Wife" by Robert Whitaker might be appropriate in this article: http://robertwhitaker.org/robertwhitaker.org/The%20Mapmaker's%20Wife.html

Posted 07 July 2014 at 11:25 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

cyrille

Hello,

You might also want into the story of an other Godin (Jean René if my memory serves me well), he was a business owner, in france, and created the 'familistere' a 'ideal' village for his employees...

Cyrille

Posted 07 July 2014 at 10:52 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Lynora

Henry Ford did one thing and did that well, maybe not right by today's standards. He ran a very paternalistic company that would not be well accepted today, altho many want their employer to take care of them they don't want to be responsible to any rules set by the employer to limit their choices. That said, he may have done well if he hadn't been swindled into buying the lame portion of the land. It would be computer companies providing their own software. Apple anyone?

Posted 07 July 2014 at 09:00 pm in response to The Ruins of Fordlândia

matthew

Very, very good article. I read everything here voraciously! I wish you had more articles but I will take what i can get :)

Posted 07 July 2014 at 03:49 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

darren.l

You have clearly survived the move. Well done.

It's so nice to be back reading your delicious brain food type thingies.

Please deliver more!

Posted 07 July 2014 at 01:03 pm in response to May Have Settled

Bosco

Fascinating story - thanks!

Posted 07 July 2014 at 12:59 pm in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Icy_Mt.

Matt said: "Can someone explain "tends to turn into a universe if left alone for a prolonged period"?"

Big Bang Cosmology posits that pproximately three-quarters of the ions created in the first twenty minutes or so were hydrogen. About a billion years later all that hydrogen began to coalesce into stars pumping out the heavier elements that make up everything we are observing thirteen billion years later. How's that for condensing fourteen billion years of history into two sentences?

Posted 07 July 2014 at 11:29 am in response to Absolute Zero is 0K

Thankful2read

Another great job, thank you.

Posted 07 July 2014 at 11:21 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Icy_Mt.

As always, Damn Interesting. Also intriguing was your pop-up full of site information, donation countdown, and plea for funds; damn interesting enough to inform/shame me into registering and donating. I'm looking forward to the DI ebook on my tablet. Thanks for making such a positive contribution to interesting on the internet.

Posted 07 July 2014 at 09:19 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

G

A history of making the impossible possible. Though it's still sad because they left no offspring.

Posted 07 July 2014 at 08:18 am in response to Welcome to the Jungle

Tim

Has anyone ever heard of the 1908 Tunguska event where Thousands of trees were flatted and scientists to this day still cant figure out what happen! Trees were leveled for miles from a center point as if there were a huge explosion, some think a meteor and other things but I believe it was Teslas Tower of Power! I havent read this article yet but it has to do with Teslas tower being linked to this event, but This event happen the same night and same time Tesla turned his machine on for its once and last time! I believe the energy was pulled from the sky and atmosphere and built up a charge and when it sudden was shut down, it discharged but it was Millions of volts, so much power and nowhere to go but out the other side of the earth!! AMAZING!! I also read where Tesla had the machine destoryed because he knew what happen and he said MAN DOESNT NEED THIS KIND IF POWER OF DESTRUCTION, and it was taken apart and his secrets died with him
! The energy is around us all the time, theres enough power in our atmosphere to run our world forever without a single motor! The earth, with the lava in the center just churning, makes plant earth on huge capacitor!! Too much to explain here but Tesla was a mega genius! He was WAY AHEAD OF HIS TIME!! Here's the link to the event I was speaking of. - http://www.teslasociety.com/tunguska.htm

Let me know what any of you think. Take care and good night all!!

Posted 06 July 2014 at 04:09 pm in response to Tesla's Tower of Power

mildmanneredpate

DI

Posted 06 July 2014 at 11:35 am in response to White Death

roberto

Milton erickson was not a psychiatrist he was a hypnotist, famous for his indirect approach and for utilizing whatever the patient threw at him instead of antagonizing and trying to convince the subject.
In a case like that he would cleverly play along and among other things reach a kind of agreement with the subjects.
I remember reading one such instance where a lady was seeing little men following her and causing embarrassment with their behaviour, he told her he also had some little women in his cupboard and if she wanted to see them, she said yes and he proceeded that way until one day he proposed she could leave the little men in his office with the little women and come back anytime to check on them, she agreed and kept coming back regularly at first and less and less until she eventually stopped coming and resumed functional life .

Milton Erickson was a truly inspirational and his books are the tao of psychology in my opinion, NLP and modern so called indirect hypnosis developed greatly after Ericksons proven method and principles.

Posted 06 July 2014 at 06:40 am in response to Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Chitransh

Fascinating and Intoxicating article...
Gratitude

Posted 05 July 2014 at 02:50 pm in response to Absolute Zero is 0K

Les Boe

USNSPARKS said: "After seeing some SR-71 posts I figured 2 true tales would be okay.

In his book, Sled Driver, SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul writes:
"I'll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day as
Walt (my back-seater) and I were screaming across Southern California 13
miles high. We were monitoring various radio transmissions from other
aircraft as we entered Los Angeles airspace. Though they didn't really
control us, they did monitor our movement across their scope.
I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its ground speed."90 knots" Center
replied. Moments later, a Twin Beech required the same. "120 knots,"
Center answered. We weren't the only ones proud of our ground speed that
day as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted, "Ah, Center, Dusty
52 requests ground speed readout." There was a slight pause, then the
response, "525 knots on the ground, Dusty." Another silent pause.
As I was thinking to myself how ripe a situation this was, I heard a
familiar click of a radio transmission coming from my back-seater. It
was at that precise moment I realized Walt and I had become a real crew,
for we were both thinking in unison. "Center, Aspen 20, you got a ground
speed readout for us?" There was a longer than normal pause.... "Aspen,
I show 1,742 knots" (That's about 2004.658 mph who don't know)
No further inquiries were heard on that frequency.
--------------------------------------------------
In another famous SR-71 story, Los Angeles Center reported receiving a
request for clearance to FL 600 (60,000ft). The incredulous controller,
with some disdain in his voice, asked, "How do you plan to get up to
60,000 feet?
The pilot (obviously a sled driver), responded, "We don't plan to go up
to it; we plan to go down to it." He was cleared.
-------------------------------------
BTW, I have a small text file filled with numerous hilarious aviation stories.
If you'd like a copy post your EMail address here or Email me. Just add
"@COMCAST.NET" to my ID above. Please put "aviation humor" in subj line so I
don't trash it as spam.
Best Regards."

I would enjoy the aviation stories. Tks, Les

Posted 04 July 2014 at 08:03 pm in response to The Plane That Flew Too Soon

Ian...

John F said: "The first part could have been an attempt at SOS but due to a bumpy ride sending morse is not easy so it could easily be messed up, I have sent morse many times and it is easy to make a mistake sitting in a chair let alone on a rough ride in a plane."

I doubt STENDEC would've been mistakenly tapped out three times if the ride was that bumpy ;-D

Posted 03 July 2014 at 09:59 pm in response to The Star Dust Mystery

utkarsh trivedi

Happy moving day alan ... :p

Posted 03 July 2014 at 03:08 pm in response to May Have Settled

Robert McHugh

tom said: "But, what was the name of the plane?"

Only eight years late ...The plane was a B-25D Serial # 41-30577 and was named "Old John Feather Merchant"

Posted 03 July 2014 at 09:01 am in response to The B-25 that Crashed Into the Empire State Building

Bill W

Filoviridae said: "PERKY_NIHILIST said: "A dear friend of mine was a rocket scientist at NASA and he had filled me in on these cloud seeding/hurricane making experiments. I had thought that there was a small chance he was pulling my leg - apparently not.

Do you know if this practice is still being researched at all? By the private sector perhaps? I know my friend was talking about using weather as a weapon.
Great article, thanks."
This was to reduce the intensity of the storm, not to create it. I sure hope humans never get the knowledge of how to control the weather in that way. They are too stupid not to use it dishonorably."

of course it's still being done.

Posted 03 July 2014 at 08:56 am in response to Operation Stormfury

Bill W

The masses still don't know a thing about Weather Modification. And why do you think that planes are still going into every Tropical storm? they are still seeding folks,whether they say they are or not!

Posted 03 July 2014 at 08:54 am in response to Operation Stormfury

Nick Delgado

Andy said: "What saved me wasn't any bit of advice anyone gave me. It was that I had developed an interest in a book called "How to Win Friends and Influence People." just about 6 months prior and I remembered to develop an interest in other people. I began to ask each nurse their name and two things they enjoy doing. Lindsey would say I enjoy reading and pets, and then I would ask Deborah what she liked and she said "oh I enjoy cooking and reading". and I would say something like "Hey Lindsey enjoys reading too, you maybe you two can get together and have a book club or something"."

Andy, thank you for sharing your experience with us. I have a brother who has schizophrenia. His was the visual/thought type were he would see and think things were there when they weren't. He hasn't seen anything since he was around 9 or 10 years old and he is now 27 so I know that people can recover from schizophrenia.

Posted 02 July 2014 at 08:52 pm in response to Three Thrown Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Ard Ri

Apparently Doyle is somewhat new to DI and should go back to the old posts while the book was being published and read the comments there. Happy 4th to the DI loyalists!

Posted 02 July 2014 at 09:03 am in response to May Have Settled

Emily

I want a Supernatural episode about this.

Posted 02 July 2014 at 07:09 am in response to The Winchester Mystery House

Greg

Im sitting in a bar in Phoenix drinking cheap beer to escape this relentlessly oppressive heat only to randomly discover this site. Once I'm no longer a starving doctoral student I'll pay your hosting fees for a friggin year, but only after this super cute bartender agrees to let me buy her dinner. Great site, a few topics that had escaped my attention while attempting to become encyclopedic, however written with a verve that reveals a bit of a grin. Fun excuse to order another pint.

Thanks.

Posted 01 July 2014 at 07:45 pm in response to The Damn Interesting Article Accelerator

alexandria denton

Ok...if the government didn't want us to know all this information, why is it still accessible? Now I do believe that this information is very much true, but I feel like it's more to is being that what's goin on with the government today is hid from us.
Now if this info is here for us to see and they obviously don't care that we see it, what's worse than all of this where it must be hid from us? Now I'm not just sayin this to get people to thinkin about the what ifs, I'm just curious.

Posted 01 July 2014 at 12:58 pm in response to Operation Midnight Climax

Rajiv

He surely was ahead of his time, more dedicated to his discoveries with commitment to prove his theories through his inventions and show it practically to world who did not believe him and which is difficult for many. Unfortunately in inspite of great intellect his work was suppressed sabotaged just for selfish monetary gain. Such scientist deserved full support for benefit of mankind. World will continue as savage and miserable world unless it does not accept or support such an innovative change.

Posted 30 June 2014 at 11:25 pm in response to Tesla's Tower of Power

Thankful2read

Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading here. I am new and loving the work you have done. Thank you to all the authors, editors, and contributors that have made this possible.

Posted 30 June 2014 at 04:26 pm in response to May Have Settled

Chris

I have a question. It is said that "21 December 1939 was Häyhä's personal record for a single day with 25 confirmed Russian kills. Around this time, Häyhä surpassed 500 confirmed kills" and yet until the injury in March the following year he had 505 confirmed kills, including 40 the day of his injury. Something doesn't add up with these figures and dates. Can you please clarify?

Posted 30 June 2014 at 12:08 pm in response to White Death

John

The footage is also available online now.. it has been some years since this article has been written. The link to see what is new these days is right here,
http://www.hutchisoneffect.ca/Videos.php
Thanks for all your interest and continued support over the years!
The new site is http://www.hutchisoneffect.ca since 2007

Posted 30 June 2014 at 08:23 am in response to The Hutchison Effect

Jared

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_New_York_City#Historical_Population_data

Obviously every city has to start somewhere, but it blows my mind to think of the Big Apple ever having been as small as the tiny little rural town I currently live in.

Posted 30 June 2014 at 07:58 am in response to May Have Settled

Samikshan

Hi Damninteresting team,

It's a damn good job you have done (& you are continuing doing that). It is just next best to wikipedia. Superb guys...Carry on !!!

Now, coming to the business part, I wish to be a part of your team & post such damn interesting facts by adequately researching on them. Then it will be up to the discretion of u guys, whether they are "sufficiently" interesting or not.

Hopefully I will be able to contribute, at least in terms of posts, beacuse in terms of donations, I am currently unable to do so...:)

Please send me the details if you guys are interested.

Thanks
Samikshan

Posted 30 June 2014 at 02:56 am in response to Absolute Zero is 0K

Smokey

"Climate change" / "Global warming" are government hoaxes. The WTC is not. There is ample energy in a fully loaded jetliner to weaken or melt steel.

Listen to the engineers here. They know what they're talking about.

Posted 29 June 2014 at 03:15 pm in response to The B-25 that Crashed Into the Empire State Building

Alan Smithee

While waiting for new content, Doyle, you may wish to read about the availability heuristic.

Posted 29 June 2014 at 01:48 pm in response to May Have Settled

Doyle Alexander

It's getting to the point where the majority of your posts are about how you'll soon be posting more often.

Posted 29 June 2014 at 09:38 am in response to May Have Settled

Joseph

I love lucid dreaming and have even found that that the longer i stay up the easier it is to do so. In my memory my vision is usally foggy or inpaired during these dreams but if you rrally pay attention its clearer than here

Posted 29 June 2014 at 08:01 am in response to The Consequences of Excessive Wakefulness

cinndave

LOL, "2 minutes or so" was about right. Clever little post.

Posted 28 June 2014 at 03:35 pm in response to May Have Settled

Robert Plummer

As Patrick Desjardins said, that anonymous said... jk. Alan, we love what you do. I will be donating as soon as I have a few bucks. Thanks again for all your hard work, and I hope this move if for the better.

If only there were a adjective that could describe how interesting I find your articles.

Posted 27 June 2014 at 07:41 pm in response to May Have Settled

Keln

Speaking of interesting, I highly recommend reading the source document linked above "Transcript of interrogators discussing Elser". It's a couple documents actually, and the second, longer document is a discussion of the whole plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944 as well. I've read about it before, but this was a a good who, what, when, where, why version of it written not quite a year after it happened by, I think, the SIS or the OSS.

Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:39 pm in response to The Clockmaker

Philip Nathanson

I had my 10th birthday party at the Winchester House in 1951. My dad got change from a ten for the whole party of two adults and six or seven kids, so I'm extrapolating a price of $1 per adult and 50 cents for kids...

I just went to the website and looked at the pictures of the inside and the grounds. What a difference between now and then! I remember the inside as dusty and poorly lit, and with little of the furniture that adorns it today. The outside was painted a uniform color that I remember as dull green, with bleached out red awnings. There were no tourist amenities. The gardens weren't accessible, and there was nothing on the grounds except for a picnic table.

And yet -- it was still very cool, and more than a little creepy. One point I didn't see in the comments above (may have missed it) is that no room in the house is on exactly the same level. Accord to our guide, Mrs. Winchester thought that this would trip up the spirits who were chasing her.

Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:08 pm in response to The Winchester Mystery House

Patrick Desjardins

As anonymous said, it's still very much a Quebec tradition but by no means legally obliged. I do believe the origins had to do with preventing landlords from evicting tenants into a Wintery doom. Now though? It's mostly just inertia and an excuse for moving companies to crank up there prices by a few hundred percent.

Fun.

Posted 27 June 2014 at 08:54 am in response to May Have Settled

Anonymous

This is still a tradition in Quebec, although it takes place on July 1 (which is also Canada Day, the national holiday) instead of May 1. More details can be found in the Wikipedia article: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_Day_(Quebec)

Posted 27 June 2014 at 08:44 am in response to May Have Settled

TAMI

TAMI said: "b12 black cat said: ""Their probaly ill or dead."

1.) It would be Fu*king hard to get out of their and i think their covering it up because how
the hell could u brake out of their and not be seen at all huh their was like fking gaurd post like every few meters dunno but their was spot lights and so many gaurds probaly they must of had an insider that work at alcatraz i think so or its a cover up. You'd think they would find a few days after strange."
"EXACTLY"!!!! BRAVO!!"

THE NIGHT THEY ALL ESCAPED WAS SUPER FOGGY OUT!!

Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:22 am in response to The Alcatraz Redemption

TAMI

b12 black cat said: ""Their probaly ill or dead."

1.) It would be Fu*king hard to get out of their and i think their covering it up because how
the hell could u brake out of their and not be seen at all huh their was like fking gaurd post like every few meters dunno but their was spot lights and so many gaurds probaly they must of had an insider that work at alcatraz i think so or its a cover up. You'd think they would find a few days after strange."

"EXACTLY"!!!! BRAVO!!

Posted 27 June 2014 at 12:20 am in response to The Alcatraz Redemption

TAMI

THIS IS WHAT TOOK PLACE. RUTH TAYLOR, HELEN TAYLOR MCINTOSH'S OLDER SISTER WAS ACTUALLY WITH CLARENCE ANGLIN ON THE NIGHT OF THE OHIO FBI BUST(their last & final bust prior to going to Alcatraz). IN MOST OF THE ARTICLES FOR THIS BUST, IT MENTIONS NOTHING ABOUT CLARENCE BEING WITH ANYONE. BUT I FOUND AN ARTICLE IN THE LIBRARY ARCHIVES THAT INDEED SAYS THEY WERE TOGETHER. I BELIEVE RUTH TAYLOR WAS MY STEPMOTHER NAMED HELEN M. STURGELL. SHE MET MY DAD AS RUTH TAYLOR IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA. THIS WAS RIGHT AFTER CLARENCE ANGLIN GOT TO ALCATRAZ IN 1960/1961. MY DAD WAS A MERCHANT MARINE & WAS ALSO IN THE NAVY AFTER WW2. MY DAD WAS STATIONED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA. & ALSO HAD A HOME IN PORT ANGELES, WA. AT THE SAME TIME. MY OTHER 2 UNCLES LIVED IN CA.. AS WELL. 1 OF THEM LIVING AT 10275 RIVERSIDE DRIVE SANTA CRUZ,CA.(google map it-)IT'S THE PLACE ON THE CORNER AT THE END. HOW PERFECT IS THAT? 1 OF MY UNCLES WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE NAVY FOR YEARS. THE OTHER UNCLE IN THE ARMY. SEPTEMBER 7TH, 1967 CLARENCE ANGLIN WAS SEEN SUPPOSIDLY BOARDING A MERCHANT SHIP AT THE PORT OF CHICAGO IN CALIFORNIA. SEPTEMBER 01, 1967 I FOUND ON 1 OF MY DADS MERCHANT MARINE DD214 FORMS FOR REPLACING HIS MILITARY SEAMENS I.D.... AUGUST 1968 FRANK LEE MORRIS WAS SUPPOSIDLY SEEN IN NEW ORLEANS. SPOKE TO AN EX G-FRIEND SAYING HE WAS WAITING TO BOARD A SHIP AS A MERCHANT SEAMAN. AUGUST 1968 FOUND ANOTHER MILITARY DD214 FORM OF MY DADS REPLACING HIS SEAMANS PAPERS. I THEN FOUND ANOTHER DD214 FORM OF MY DADS REPLACING HIS ID A~GAIN IN 1969. "3 TIMES" WITHIN A 2 YEAR SPAN!! COINSIDENCE? IN 1973 I STAYED WITH MY DAD THAT WEEKEND. JUST RECENTLY BY ACCIDENT REALLY, I REMEMBERED MEETING CLARENCE ANGLIN & SEEING JOHN SHAKE MY DADS HAND. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS WHY DIDN'T IT HIT ME BACK THEN!? I WAS 7 YEARS OLD THAT'S WHY-. IT HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS! THEN ON YOUTUBE.COM I FOUND A VIDEO OF THE ANGLIN SISTERS SHOWING THESE 2 PAINTINGS THAT JOHN & CLARENCE HAD IN THEIR CELLS AT ALCATRAZ. IMMEDIATLY I SAW MY STEPMOTHER!! EVEN THOUGH ITS A PAINTING I KNOW FOR 100% THAT IT IS HELEN, MY STEPMOTHER-. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS HELEN MCINTOSH W/HELEN MY STEPMOTHERS NAME & ALL, IT FIT & COME TO FIND OUT ITS NOT HELEN. ITS ACTUALLY RUTH TAYLOR. HELEN TAYLOR'S SISTER.- MY DAD WOULD ALWAYS CALL HELEN(my stepmother) RUTH WHEN HE WAS MAD AT HER. OH GOD SHE WOULD GET MAD AT HIM FOR CALLING HER RUTH!! I ASKED HIM WHY HE CALLED HER RUTH? HE REPLIED, HELEN ISN'T EXACTYLY WHO YOU THINK SHE IS MY DEAR. NOW, YEARS LATER, I KNOW WHY HE CALLED HER THAT..lol... MAKES PERFECT SENSE NOW.- I ONLY WISH I WOULD OF PUT 2+2 TOGETHER SOONER.-- WHEN I MET CLARENCE THE REASON I WALKED UP TO HIM AT MY DADS WAS DUE TO A TATTOO I SAW ON HIM THAT READ "NITA"..MY MOMS NAME IS "LITA" & I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS SPELLED WRONG OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE, BUT I REMEMBER HIS FACE VERY VERY CLEARLY.- I WANT TO BE HYPNOTIZED TO PROVE I'M NOT A LIAR.- NOT SURE IF I'M THE TYPE THAT CAN GO UNDER OR NOT? BUT WILLING TO TRY ANYWAY-. I ALSO HAD 2 AUNTS LIVING IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA BACK IN THE 1960'S TOO. 1 OF THEM WAS FILTHY FILTHY RICH!! SO $$ WAS NO OBJECT. ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO, MY AUNT THAT WAS MARRIED TO MY OTYHER UNCLE HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE TOLD ME THAT HELEN(ruth taylor) & MY DAD & MY RICH AUNT & HER HUSBAND, ALL TOOK THE YACHT OUT 1 NIGHT LATE AT NIGHT ON TO SAN FRANCISCO BAY. THEY MOORED THEIR YACHT BY PIER 39/HUNTER'S POINT.- IF YOU DID YOUR HOMEWORK ABOUT THE ESCAPE, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT PIER 39/HUNTERS POINT IS WHERE BUMPY JOHNSON SAID THE BOAT WOULD BE COMING FROM ON THE NIGHT OF THE ESCAPE. MY DAD ALSO HAD A HOUSE ON FRONT STREET WHICH IS RIGHT THERE AT HUNTERS POINT..>"COINSIDENCE"? HARDLY- HELEN(ruth taylor) HAD A CHILD PRIOR TO MARRYING MY DAD. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN OCTOBER 1958. EXACTLY 9 MONTHS AFTER THE BUST IN HAMILTON, OHIO.- SHE NAMED HIM FRANK. HER PRIOR MARRIED LAST NAME IS SUPPOSIDLY & GET THIS, "MORRIS">!! SO THE CHILD'S NAME IS FRANK MORRIS JR.!! IT GETS EVEN BETTER>> MY MOTHER TOLD ME THAT HELEN WAS MARRIED TO A REALLY SMART ATTORNEY PRIOR TO MY DAD BY THE NAME FRANK MORRIS SR... HE LIVED IN SEATTLE,WA. & DIED IN SEATTLE,WA. IN 2000. HELEN, MY DAD, & ALL MY DADS SIBLINGS ARE ALL DECEASED. MY SISTER & I ARE THE ONLY LIVING FAMILY ANYWHERE LEFT OF MY DADS. I LOOKED UP WHERE HELEN MY STEPMOTHERS BURIED ONLINE. SHES BURIED IN THE WALL OF DIGNITY UP AT MOUNT ANGELES CREMATORY IN PORT ANGELES,WA. NEXT TO HER IS A FRANK MORRIS DIED IN 1970 IT READS ON THE MARKER. THEY ARE BURIED SIDE BY SIDE. FOR #1..WHY ISN'T SHE BURIED NEXT TO MY DAD? WHO WAS THIS GUY?! HER EX HUSBAND SUPPOSIDLY DIED IN 2000 NOT 1970- PLUS HE IS BURIED IN SEATTLE, SO..? I THEN FOUND AN OLD FBI FILE THAT READ THAT FERN TAYLOR HAD MOVED FROM HAMILTON OHIO TO SUPPOSIDLY TAMPA, FLORIDA IN 1968. THEN IT READ HE DIED IN 1970 IN TAMPA,FL. THE FATHER OF FRANK MORRIS JR., HELEN MY STEPMOTHERS SUPPOSIDE HUSBAND IS ACTUALLY JR'S GRANDFATHER FERN TAYLOR. RUTH & HELEN TAYLOR'S FATHER.- CONFUSED YET? YOU SHOULD BE BY NOW.- THAT'S EXACTLY THE WAY THEY WANTED IT!! THE MORE CONFUSING THE BETTER WAS THEIR MOTTO.- I WILL BET ON MY OWN GRAVE THAT IF A DNA TEST WAS DONE ON THE "FRANK MORRIS" BURIED NEXT TO HELEN(ruth taylor) & COMPARED TO HELEN MY STEPMOTHERS, YOU WOULD HAVE A DAUGHTER FATHER MATCH!! A WIFES DNA DOESN'T MATCH THEIR HUSBANDS DNA CORRECT? ALSO A MATCH TO BEING THE GRANDFATHER OF MORRIS JR. AS WELL.- MORRIS JR.'S WOULD THEN BE A MATCH TO THE ANGLIN FAMILY AS WELL.-- I KNOW I'M RIGHT~ I CAN UNDERSTAND 1 MAYBE UP TO LIKE 3 COINSIDENCES. BUT WHEN THERE'S ALOT MORE THEN 3 OR EVEN 6 OR 7 COINSIDENCES, THEY ARE NO LONGER A COINSIDENCE ANYMORE-!! AGREE? I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO LIE & I HATE TYPING- I HAVE AN IDEA AS TO WHERE THEY LIVED & SO ON AFTER THE ESCAPE BUT STILL WORKING ON THAT PART...I'LL TUNE IN LATER... SEE YA LATER BYEEEEEEEEE......... ~~~~~~

Posted 26 June 2014 at 11:09 pm in response to The Alcatraz Redemption

GDSquire

Alan, I am dying for more reads. I'm suffocating. I found myself looking at a list for top 100 best most interesting websites. I crawled back here. I yearn for a good brain boost, I am sure I'm not alone. I don't care if you write about spoon bending. There is however an idea, The Black Knight satellite and surrounding theories.

Posted 26 June 2014 at 03:09 pm in response to The Clockmaker

heracleum mantegazziani

Years ago, while visiting France, my father was seen by a doctor, who rather enthusiastically wrote him a prescription for suppositories to treat his bronchitis. Seriously, what is the deal with the French and anuses?

Posted 26 June 2014 at 08:02 am in response to Professional Farters

Sophia

I am working within the Red Cross and must say that the noblest of missions often attract many shady people who like to operate under the cloak of light...

Posted 25 June 2014 at 02:08 am in response to Can We Trust the Red Cross?

Kath

So interesting! And some funny comments. ;)
I want to know what would theoretically happen if someone bored through the earth and came up on the ocean side. All the water would rush down to the hot core and.......? What? The whole ocean turn to steam? Would any water reach the other side? What would happen to the earth's orbit with all that water gone? Etc.....

Posted 24 June 2014 at 11:37 pm in response to The Gravity Express

blizzard drago

The King of England refused to give them sanctuary.

Posted 24 June 2014 at 03:23 pm in response to Gregori Rasputin's Last Will and Testament

StevenRichards

Wow great article. Sad ending. I didn't expect them to survive, their idea was too ambitious and their mode of transport too unpredictable to control properly. But their ability to survive that long in such harsh conditions is nothing short of heroic.

I can't imagine the pain their family went through of never knowing the truth of their situation.

Posted 24 June 2014 at 02:49 pm in response to Andrée and the Aeronauts' Voyage to the Top of the World

Ankoku Teion

Schroedinger said: "I would ask if carbon dating applies to art works, then the Medieval Period did, indeed, exist..this dating serves as an excellent reference point.....I would add that Allan Bellows is quite correct: Illig does raise some important points-nevermind the man......... if he is correct, he certainly deserves our respect."

carbon dating is far from accurate, infact, the further back you go, the wider the margin of error.

that kind of defeats my next point but there is no archaeological evidence that can be reliably dated to the period.

i greatly love this theory, it helped me win an argument, but i don't necessarily agree with it

Posted 24 June 2014 at 03:29 am in response to The Phantom Time Hypothesis

young science enthusiast

tesla is my 2nd hero in science next to leonardo de vinci because he was a man ahead of his time decades ahead.
but leonardo was infact centurys ahead of his time .

i wish some one would finish what tesla started
but unfortunatly the out come will have negative affects such as unemployment for workers at power plants except for worker at tesla's would be towers. and possibly more

Posted 24 June 2014 at 02:29 am in response to Tesla's Tower of Power

Guerrero

StevenRichards

This article mentions a wooden typewriter:

http://www.newwhere.com/?p=1859

Posted 22 June 2014 at 02:23 pm in response to And You Thought Houdini Was Good

StevenRichards

Oh wait I remember reading an incident the Germans did to the prisoners from Britain (I believe) while they were held captive at Colditz.

The Germans would say via the loudspeaker how many British soldiers they killed and the British realized they were lying because of the sheer numbers that the Germans said they had killed. So every time the Germans proclaimed how many more Britons they killed all the British soldiers would laugh!

Posted 22 June 2014 at 02:15 pm in response to And You Thought Houdini Was Good

StevenRichards

The stories relating to the escape tactics used by the prisoners of Colditz are very interesting. I remember reading about how prisoners created a wooden typewriter which would be used to print the font for fake passports. The typewriter could easily be disassembled so it looked like harmless pieces of wood!

Also they would create fake guns out of wood that they would later paint black so they would look like Lugers.

Posted 22 June 2014 at 02:09 pm in response to And You Thought Houdini Was Good

Daniel236

chudez said: "Bibliophile said: "wow, i had heard about this when i was younger, apparently it holds the record for the largest glider"
Not too sure about this, Bibliophile. It depends on which is bigger, the 767 or an Airbus 330. The Air Transat Airbus 330 Flight 236 had to glide from the Mid Atlantic to the Azores. I saw it in a National Geographic special. That near disaster was also a case of running out of fuel and the captain of that flight now supposedly holds the record for the longest free flight glide... or something to that effect.
DI article!"

You are correct. I was on AT236 and it was a rediculously long glide. I can't believe we're here. Thank you Piche!

Posted 22 June 2014 at 10:12 am in response to The Gimli Glider

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