September 12, 2011

Oh, the Insanity: Daredevil Goes From Airship to Train

If Tesla had been more business-minded, and the Hindenburg hadn't crashed, I think the world would have turned out more like the settings of so many steampunk novels. And then this scene would've totally been in a James Bond movie.

From The Day Book of Chicago, Illinois on February 23, 1914:


Detective Finn, most renowned of dare devils, has accomplished the remarkable feat of steering his dirigible balloon over a fast-moving train and sliding down a rope to one of the cars, shaming the writers of detective fiction by outclassing their wildest of hair-breadth escapes.

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