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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000710.txt from 2001/04

From: "Gene Nibbelin" <gnibbelin@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] "everyone knows" ..... correction
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 21:49:40 -0400

And "EVERYONE" knew in the 1920's that we would run out of oil in 30
years...........

Gene N.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dee D. Hays [mailto:deehays@-----.net]
Subject: Re: [kl] "everyone knows" ..... correction

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Wright" <Bilwright@-----.net>
Subject: [kl] "everyone knows" ..... correction

> <><> I wrote:
> 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
>
>
>
> Well, I messed that one up! I should have looked the article up
> before I posted.
>
> After I received an email that a plane hit 460 mph in 1939, I did
> look it up. The article (October 1928) actually said that a
> plane/rocket/whatever would need to fly at an _altitude_ (not speed) of
> 300 miles in order not to be destroyed at speeds of 1000 mph.
>
> My apologies.
>

One of my favorites is from the early history of railroad trains. The
experts said you couldn't go fast (say 60mph or whatever) because all the
blood would drain from your brain and the speed would rip the air from your
lungs and you would faint and die!

Dee Hays
Michigan

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