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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Defying physics to win world record

According to this article, a Japanese man, Toda, has set a new world record for the longest flight of a paper airplane: 27.9 seconds! To break the record, Toda employed the use of a new idea in physics...

"I had thought that the world record was impossible to break, but the key to breaking the record is how high you fly it," Mr Toda told The Daily Telegraph.

Woah!! Can you believe it? Turns out the higher something is, the longer it takes to fall! Wow, what an insight, it's almost hard to believe...

Toda next plans to raise the world record from 27.9 seconds to infinity seconds by launching the paper airplane so high up that it will be in outerspace and will orbit our planet forever, like the moon.

Toda also recently discovered that paper airplanes that are set on the ground will not fly at all. "It's because they have no place to fall," he probably said, "they are too low, they need to have distance between them and the ground to fall. Counterintuitive, yes, but it's true."

Amazing stuff.


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