michael from the stealing-the-glory dept.
houseofmore writes "The Toronto Star is is reporting that New Zealander Richard Pearse may have very well made several flights beginning almost nine months before the Wright Brothers ever got off the ground. It also notes that "Mad Pearse's" machine was in some ways more advanced than the first Wright Flyer."
We will have solar energy as soon as the utility companies solve one technical
problem -- how to run a sunbeam through a meter.