Aha Moment: Paper Airplanes

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Friday, November 06, 2009

(Michael K├Âtter/Flickr)

When Klara Hobza came upon a 40-year-old book of construction designs for paper airplanes, she had an epiphany, and the New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest was born. Now Hobza has her own paper airplane book. Jonathan Mitchell discovers how her designs took flight.

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Comments [5]

martijn van tol from Amsterdam

One of the best edited radiofeatures I ever heard. Such a smooth piece of work

compliments!

Aug. 25 2010 04:54 AM
HT from Kansas City

I guess this has nothing to do with the story, but Ms. Hobza has perhaps the most gorgeous voice and infectious laugh I've ever heard on the radio. And she builds paper airplanes, too? *Sigh*

Nov. 08 2009 09:04 PM
Cybele from Jackson Heights

You incorrectly stated on the show that The New Millennium Paper Airplane Contest took place in Brooklyn. It happened at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Not everything cool happens in Brooklyn!

Nov. 07 2009 05:02 PM
Sol Shalit from Stamford, CT

Sorry! The links work fine. I see them now.
SOL

Nov. 07 2009 12:53 PM
Sol Shalit from Stamford, CT

There is a link to a slide show of the paper airplanes, but this link does not work. Same thing applies to the David Hockney's slide show.

Otherwise, Kurt, today's program was instructive, perceptive and relevant.

SOL

Nov. 07 2009 12:43 PM

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