[FoRK] A comment on Avatar

silky michaelslists at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 21:31:19 PST 2009


On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Reese <howell.r at inkworkswell.com> wrote:

[...]

> I'm reminded of a Henry Ford story I was told as a youngster. His
> engineers all told him, a v-8 block could not be cast in one piece.
> So he fired them and hired a new crop, fresh out of college, and
> charged them with designing a one-piece v-8 engine block. Not knowing
> that it was impossible, they designed it and made it work. Of course
> we think there's nothing to making a one-piece v-8 engine block
> today, but back then?
>
> I wonder how true that apocryphal story is.

That story is similar to this:
http://www.elitefeet.com/the-legend-of-cliff-young-the-61-year-old-farmer-that-won-the-worlds-toughest-race


> Reese

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