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  •  Oh it's not the turbulence - its the metal fatigue (4+ / 0-)
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    When you watch those wings bend up and down, think of the old trick of bending a spoon back and forth, and how it gets hotter and hotter until finally it fails....

    And don't even get me started on gremlins flying in and landing on the wings!

    "Marco Rubio es un pañuelo Rosa!" - Montgomery Burns

    by Fordmandalay on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 04:03:07 PM PST

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    •  That used to scare me and then I learned (0+ / 0-)

      in engineering school that

      (a) the wings are meant to do that and
      (b) planes never crash because the wings fall off in the sky.

      Now I just imagine us driving on a particularly bumpy road that I remember from Montana and relax (since I'm not the one who has to fly it).

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 08:11:39 AM PST

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