Having seen this, it's now easier to understand why there is nothing but tiny pieces left of a commercial airliner if it plows into the ground at ~300 mph.


If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)