Ah, the great leap of Faith. The ones you get to hear about, of course, are the ones that don’t end up in long drops and messy landings. History tends to skate over those: the aeronautical pioneers who proved that it’s not possible to fly simply by jumping off tall buildings flapping your arms like a bird. For every Wright Brother there are ten thousand equally earnest believers who got scooped up and buried in jars, and whose memories weren’t preserved by succeeding generations, because nobody wants to admit they’re descended from an idiot.
(from Doughnut by Tom Holt)
8*/10. The complete review is here.