Various & Sundry VI

10 November, 2008
Rat Fink

After school the other day, one of my fellow pedagogues threw a paper airplane at me. It got serious airtime. I’d forgotten totally about it until (somehow) I ended up on Ken Blackburn’s site this morning. This guy holds the Guinness World Record for keeping a paper airplane aloft: 27.6 seconds. Yowza.

In service to the public, here is a recipe for building a simple, effective airplane to get you started on your way to breaking Blackburn’s record..you know, just in case you don’t have enough to do.

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You need to make one of these while wearing this while you shoot this. Personally, I’m a big fan of the Goodbye Kitty series. These are featured on my white board at school. (Helen knows just what gifts to give. Possibly my all-time fave from her is my beloved “Cat-a-pult” kitten launcher. Awesome.)

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I must admit, though. I love cute bunnies.

All right. Back to the real world. Have a great week…and happy birthday to Mavis!

Image credit: cuteoverload.com
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Stein
Stein
10 November, 2008 10:36 am

Rabbits disgust me. What they eat looks exactly like their poop. Does that black and white bunny remind anybody else of Harry Potter?

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Ross
Ross
10 November, 2008 1:34 pm

good to hear about paper airplanes again. are they making a comeback or did they never leave? either way, for work I have to have a Guinness Records Book on hand, and it claims the largest paper airplane that actually flew had a 45 foot wingspan. Spruce Goose eat your heart out.

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mathman
mathman
10 November, 2008 2:43 pm

I have made that sme record setting airplane but mine did not fly as well as the original. I used to do a project in my class on distance and speed with paper airplanes. I find them to be very interesting

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skylar
skylar
10 November, 2008 3:55 pm

mr. stein, that’s horrible… rabbits are cute. so are cats. I do love the Goodbye Kitty things, though. what would you do if someone happened to get you a cute “Cat-a-Day” calendar? :P ha!
-srt

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BoomR6969
BoomR6969
10 November, 2008 9:30 pm

I just figured out why PC users hate Macs so much!! Maybe if you could get a MacHelloKitty version or mod your Mac so that it’d be ultra-Kitty-Kool, there’d be more peace between the Mac & PC communities!

I can’t wait for you to dip your toe in the dark side!!! :-) ((HUGGZZZZ))

…and one last thing related to a previous day’s post (your “list”) – don’t forget about making plans for a stop in the Big D for New Years – I’m buying you & yours a HUGE steak at Chamberlain’s!!!

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