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A snail in the hand is better than 10 on the roof
9 11, 12:09am
The Spanish government funded a study to determine the degree to which weather impacts air travel. They found that the planes in Spain fall mostly in the rain.
A related story was Italian research in the 1930s to operate mass transportation on fuel made from aromatic herbs. The effort was put on hold due to WWII, and after the war they unfortunately discovered that only Mussolini could make the trains run on thyme.