Recently, on an overcast March day, a couple of hundred cows tromped out to a field, arranged themselves into four discrete lines and a dot, and clearly formed the word “Hi.” Soon after, a satellite whooshed overhead, photographing this remarkable greeting, and proving that these most Earthly of creatures had successfully sent a message into space. The cows, unfortunately, did not do this on their own.
When Alan Gross was 13 years old, a blimp followed him home. It was 1964, and Goodyear was sending a couple of airships up to Queens for the New York World’s Fair. One arrived just as Gross was taking the bus from day camp back to his apartment in Flushing, and he watched, fascinated, as it nosed through the air above the street. When he got home, he ran up the stairs just in time to see it pass his living room window, engine roaring. “I just thought, ”That’s the coolest thing ever,’” Gross says.
Tern Island, a 26-acre atoll in Hawaii, used to be almost entirely taken up by a naval airstrip that was built in 1942 and abandoned four years afterward, following a tidal wave. Later, the Coast Guard used it as a navigation station. Before, after, and (presumably) during these military tenures, the island was frequented by many other creatures: green turtles, monk seals, and birds, birds, birds.
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