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- Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:04 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0620: "Wings"
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The problem might not be heat, but cold. According to Henry Petroski, modern accident reconstruction investigators have determined the altitude that Icarus must have been at and the temperature would have been very cold. Beeswax would be so hard that brittle failure (cracking) would be the most like...