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Animals Aloft

Aviation can sometimes be downright inhuman.



In this 1932 photograph, Edna Newcomer holds Tailwind the woodchuck as she waves from the Bellanca Skyrocket The American Nurse. Janus writes: “Dr. Leon Pisculli, also seen in the window, organized the nonstop New York-to-Rome flight to study the effects of long-distance flight on humans, and presumably, on woodchucks.” Alas, the airplane went missing, and all passengers—human and woodchuck—were never seen again.

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