#17: Wait, What?
I thought this was a joke, but it’s not! The first pig really did fly with J.T.C Moore-Brabazon, on his self-built Voisin airplane. It happened in Britain, so I’m surprised so few people have heard about it. They do like to let the world know when they’ve accomplished something. Maybe they didn’t like the fact that the airplane was French.
The term “when pigs fly” has been used since the 1600s, and this guy set out to make sure it happened. That sign isn’t photoshop, either. He really did write it out and post it on the pig’s basket. They flew 3.7 miles from Shellbeach in Leysdown. Oddly enough, the pig’s name has been lost to history, if it ever had one. I vote we call it Uno.