Oddities&Endities

Monday, March 13, 2006

Off the Rails...

British Rail's fusion flying saucer that never arrived
By Stephanie Condron
(Filed: 13/03/2006)

British Rail planned to transport passengers across space in a nuclear-powered flying saucer, it emerged yesterday.

The patent describes how the ship would have been fired by a controlled thermonuclear fusion reaction ignited by laser beams, but experts have rubbished the idea, saying that this bizarre fusion process does not exist.

The design was filed with the Patent Office on Dec 11, 1970, and the patent was completed on March 21, 1973.

Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger colcam said...

Off more than the rails, I think.

Wonder what the tea and sandwiches would have been like.

Love the cartoons, by the way.

3:14 AM  
Blogger ByronB said...

On the bright side, if you're travelling at the speed of light, the sandwiches wouldn't have time to curl!

Glad you like the pics!

3:20 AM  

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