SMOKE BREAK #1078: The Italian Architect Who Makes Flying Ship Models Out Of Wood

December 5, 2013.

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(via) 83 year old Italian architect Luigi Prina has a unique hobby. He makes model ships with his bare hands, but not just any model ships. Using balsa wood, ultra-light paper, and some very particular rubber bands, he makes ones that fly. And they, in turn, make him happy, even when they crash.

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