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July 4

I have long been believed that a craft being pushed directly by the wind can only go as fast as the wind is blowing. Recently a couple of clever people disproved that myth. Rick Cavallaro and John Borton built “Blackbird”, a wind-powered land yacht that was able to go more than double the speed of the wind propelling it.
This seemingly impossible feat was hotly debated before Blackbird’s successful run, and it continues to be questioned and argued…