A fishy airline story…

Here’s a bit of a quirky tale for you, which I found in the local commuter paper on the way into London.Flying fish.jpgPhoto credit: Flying Fish by frcsyk

Apparently scientists have discovered that flying fish glide through the air just like birds and can stay airborne for up to 40 seconds, covering up to 400m (1,300ft) in distance.

In case you’re wondering, they made this discovery by stuffing the fish and putting them through their paces in the wind tunnel.

The paper says: “The fish glide better than insects and as well as ducks.” So now you know.

And what use does this discovery have? The South Korean researchers are now planning to build an aircraft based on the aerodynamics of these sea creatures.


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