So Reuters had this headline yesterday:
It’s not a tactically deployable helicopter. That fact should relieve everyone worried about the impact it might have on NATO’s NH90 materiel-support quinoa helicopter. It’s just a helicopter made of 120 kilograms of sausage created to mark an anniversary for … I’m not positive. The video suggests it’s the town of Kumertau, which is apparently somewhere in Russia, although because this is an amusing little “people do something silly” article it ignores basic journalism standards like having a clear dateline or providing instructions for people who’ve got a couple pounds of Tofurky kielbasa and an interest in making replica flexible-wing aircraft. Also, no reaction from the people who now hold the record for merely the world’s second- or even third-largest helicopters made of horsemeat sausages? They must think we’re so dazzled by the headline that we’re not interested in more detail. Mind, it is a pretty dazzling headline.
While the prospect of Russian sausage helicopters float around your head, though, why not peek over at my mathematics blog, which had another round of comic strips to talk about recently? If you don’t like that you might also like the A-to-Z challenge I’m doing, in which I take mathematics terms and try to explain them without too many other mathematics terms.
You know, it’s not even a sausage helicopter anybody can eat. That seems disrespectful to the sausage-makers as well as the horses.