Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Only One Telephone" Would Also Have Worked

I saw an interesting little snipped in the most recent issue of Popular Science about a secret Chinese space program, circa 1971:
Mao's culture of secrecy surrounded China's first manned space program, Project 714. It was so covert that it had trouble getting funding, had only one telephone, and just managed to build a cardboard-and-wood mock-up of a spacecraft.

I know what you're thinking--greatest band name ever, and also the perfect metaphor for me trying to learn how to play guitar. It looks like "Communist Gorilla Manifesto", the second greatest band name ever, is going to be retired later tonight.

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