Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 19:18 UTC
Humor "Here's a question for you: what have the Nazi wartime test facility at Peenemunde and the Australian city of Perth got in common? Well, the first thing (and just about the only thing, truth be told) which springs to mind is that they are both next to large bodies of water. This is useful if you're going to test things which might go bang. Like V-2 rockets and - wait for it - flying cars."
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This Is Hillarious!
by Pelly on Tue 24th Jan 2006 17:44 UTC
Pelly
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2005-07-07

I loved it. However, an easy way to explain this is as follows:

Go to just about any USAF Base and you'll note that there are retired aircraft on display. We've always called them, 'planes on sticks,' or 'planesicles.'

When viewing aerial photos of Air Bases, display planes commonly appear as if they're 'hovering' when the shadows and light angles hit it just right. The stands & stilts they're on are usually quite thin and can be hard to see in grainy photos.

That's what I think we're seeing here.

I laughed liked crazy at some of the abve comments. Thanks, all!

AN if anyone would ever like to see a great retired plane on display, go to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. They put a B-52 on a stick! (well, it's more of a pad, really)

http://www.aero-web.org/database/museums/getimage.htm?id=4308

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