This magnificent bird is capable of flying thousands of miles (this one flew around the globe in 90 days) - but they are pretty hilarious on takeoffs and landings. They have the largest wingspan of any bird so they are understandably ponderous about taking off (pterodactyls were bigger, but they used trees for takeoff and landings, not the ground)
"It appears that the "wing-like" surfaces were not functional, as you'd expect for a spacecraft: if you look closely, there are observation decks and tiny people at the edges. My use of the word "Steam-powered" is purely an assumption based on the time period; the features that look like smokestacks are supports for the wings; I cannot see any outward evidence of the ship's power source." - read more
Hang This Up in Your Time Machine
You would need to remember humanity's technological advances in a hurry. Don't worry, this poster has you covered. Available at Time-Travel Essentials!
Don't forget to charge a decent price for all the scientific "revelations" you're going to bestow on un-enlightened populace...
Shooting the classic MGM logo (1924)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion, in all his original glory (more info)
Los Angeles, California, 1929 - Leo, the M.G.M. Lion before the mike with a cameraman. Photo by Bettmann/CORBIS
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