Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Another Bad Idea

Some inventions are just really bad ideas. A flying car is one, people can't even drive on the ground without killing and maiming each other. What makes them think they could take to the skies?

Here's another: Nuclear-powered passenger aircraft

"The risk of reactors cracking open in a crash could be reduced by jettisoning them before impact and bringing them down with parachutes."

He said that, in the worst-case scenario, if the armour plating around the reactor was pierced there would be a risk of radioactive contamination over a few square miles.

"If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of air travel without hindrance from environmental concerns, we need to explore nuclear power."

And we all know radioactive contamination is not an environmental concern.

There comes a point when genius becomes insanity. The trick is to stay on this side of it.

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