Ford executives were heard shouting at the inflatable SUV's handlers, "Whatever you do, don't roll it over!"
At the turn of the 20th century planes were still in their infancy, but people still wanted to get off the ground and go somewhere while doing it. That’s when everybody got into blimps, and their rigid cousins, airships. And goddamn were they pretty.
A still-chilling consequence of post-9/11 America is that we remain all too aware of the fact that we could be attacked at any moment. And so with worst case scenarios in mind, the military is constantly upgrading our defense systems in increasingly creative ways. Washington DC is next in line. It's getting blimps.
The first golden age of floating dirigibles ended on approximately May 6, 1937. The new golden age of blimpity bleep bloop blimps starts right now!
Airships may soon soar in the cold skies of northern Canada and Alaska, bringing supplies to remote mining communities where planes can't always fly and roads are cost-prohibitive.
At 235 ft long, the Bullet 580 airship is the world's largest airship and capable of cruising 20,000 feet in the air at 80 MPH while carrying a 2,000-pound payload. It also looks like a giant inflatable dong.