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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000698.txt from 2001/04

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Response to Dee regarding cracks
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 11:47:59 -0400

<><> Dee Hays wrote:
We could undo history and go back to the caves by eliminating every in
our lives that "everyone knew" was impossible.

One 'impossibility' that amused me was a rigorous proof by an
aeronautical engineer in the 1940s (1920s?) that airplanes will
absolutely never be able to fly faster than 300 mph because of certain
fundamental properties of materials, wind resistance, the molecular
structure of matter, and the inertial stress of changing direction at
'high' speed.


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