Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flying Fox Commuters

Do you ever have those dreams where you can fly? And you wake up just wishing it were true so that suddenly that 30 minute (or maybe 2 hour) commute to work is but a mere quick, self-launched flight of all of 5 minutes. Well, in Colombia, that is how the kids are getting to school these days, or at least some of them.

As reported by the Daily Mail, members of this remote village travel via a system of flying foxes once made of hemp and now, thankfully, updated to steel cables. First outsider reports of this high-flying, high-speed transportation date back to 1804. In this photo "Daisy" carries her younger brother in a sack dangling below her as she uses a wooden fork to temper her speed. Photo Focus/Otto/Rex.

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