Friday, December 22, 2006

A boat for a kind of transatlantic Kon-Tiki journey where a mythic bird battles Thor, but only it's much more nonsensical.

If it seems the balloons need to be at least twice as large, it's just because the gas inside is at least half as dense as helium and it's being pulled along by a giant bird. I calculated the figures from an online source, so it must be true. Four twenty-one foot diameter balloons should carry 42940 pounds.