Sunday, August 20, 2006

FlugTag Vancouver 2006

Yesterday I attended what clearly had to be the zaniest event in this city in recent memory. It was called "FlugTag" which is German for "Fly Day". It involved dozens of participants launching all kinds of "flying machines" off of an elevated barge. None of the crafts that I saw had a hope in hell of flying any further than a person jumping off at the same speed - ie. gravity did all the work: kerplunk! But there was always that lingering hope in the crowd that one of them might just sail a little further than expected. It was great fun on a hot summer day.

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