Why did the chickens push another chicken
off a 30-foot high platform? Because it seemed like a good idea, I guess.
And not just any chicken, but a record-breaking one. OK, so it’s just a man in a chicken suit,
but still pretty impressive. The Chicken Whisperers smashing the old world record at the Red Bull
Flugtag, or flying day, in Long Beach, California. Soaring more than 250 feet before hitting
the waters. The team of aerospace and mechanical engineers from Palo Alto, still getting used
to their achievement. “It’s insane to think about. I mean, we’ve
been obsessing over videos of the past world records. It’s not sunk in that that’s us now.” Just one of five such events that took place
across the US on the same day. More than 350,000 people turning out to see over 150 birdbrains
try to take to the air. Many doing little more than plunging off the 30 foot high flight
deck. Ideas that may have looked great on the drawing board. But failed to really take
off in real life. Still those taking part had fun…as did those watching. Meanwhile
the chickens continued to celebrate.