Another entry from the "No Shit!" Department
Canadians can't drive, Afghans say
There is a new hazard on Kabul's already dangerously chaotic roads; the Canadian army and its massive armoured vehicles have been getting into accidents at a rate that is alarming the otherwise fearless drivers of the Afghan capital.
WASHINGTON — An 11-pound airplane crossed the Atlantic last weekend and flew into history. It carried no passengers and no cargo — except for the 20-year-old dream of a retired engineer from Silver Spring, Md.
The model airplane's flight started Saturday night at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, a few miles from where Amelia Earhart launched her historic flight in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Thirty-eight hours, 23 minutes after the model — dubbed Spirit of Butts Farm — took off, it touched down in Ireland, completing a quest that consumed Maynard Hill for at least two decades.