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Historical view of flying

For centuries man has looked to the sky and with awe wondered what it would be like to fly. We even have some jokes about flying that include other animals.

When pigs fly!
is old expression related to the temperature in Hades getting cold. The implication is that it will never happen.

The Wright brothers were the first humans to fly on December 17, 1903.

Since then many methods of humans flying have occurred. Some are:

  • Planes
  • Helicopters
  • Rockets
  • Hang Gliders

Things that fly

Many things fly and the top five as recorded in our fictitious poll include:

  1. Birds
  2. Planes
  3. Insects
  4. Superman
  5. Flags

Impact of flight on pets

The people’s choices

Many people maintain pets and the following table shows the place of birds on the current pet list.

Category Percent
Dogs 42%
Cats 23%
Birds 14%
Turtles 4%
Others 17%

Unique pet collections

My unique flying pet is a butterfly.

Here is a hyperlink: (External Link)

Hurricane ike – pet butterfly

Photo by: Kenneth Leroy Busbee

A butterfly’s thoughts:

One cannot entirely trust to flowers that grow in pots," thought the butterfly, "they have too much intercourse with men. Andersen, Hans Christian; The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales, pg 169. I have added some more text to this quote to show how a block quote tag will wrap, indent and italicize the quoted material. Thus, you should not need any quote marks for the block tags.

People who keep butterflies as pets and talk to them.

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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