You know what’s crazy? Birds can fly. Think of any time you ask another human this question, If you could have one superpower what would it be? Most people say the ability to fly. Creepy people say invisibility so they can be peeping toms and get away with it.
Birds have that ability (Not the peeping tom one). Birds can fly. Birds are basically living, breathing planes. The whole idea for planes was definitely stolen from birds.
The Wright Bros Conversation
(A super long time ago)
Joe Wright: Yo bro, how can we get to North Carolina, but like real fast.
Greg Wright: I don’t know Joe.
(GREG looks up to the sky. Sees birds flying.)
Greg Wright: What if… Naw, never mind. That’s stupid.
Joe Wright: The only stupid thing you can do is not tell me what you just thought, bro.
Greg Wright: Well, what if we could do… that?
(GREG points to the birds)
Joe Wright: Oh my god! What???
Greg Wright: I know I told you it’s stupid.
Joe Wright: Stupid? Greg, you’re a genius.*And that’s kind of how we got planes. Because of the Wright Brothers and birds and one day thinking about transportation while in an open field.
**No research was done to make sure this is how the Wright Brothers history went down. This is just a hypothesis.
This got me thinking, can humans do anything cool like that? Birds can transform into planes (even though birds came first).
I guess humans can run, but that’s just like walking — but a little faster. Birds can do both of those things, and FLY!
What we can do is turn into boats, or submarines. Humans can swim. And swimming is pretty cool, because it’s not just moving through the water like walking or running under water. You have to become sort of a machine. You have to propel yourself through the water, using one of a few different techniques.
There’s also many different ways to swim and that’s very groovy too. We have the freestyle, the breaststroke, the backstroke, the froggy one (like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible).
Birds only really have one, well, maybe two ways of flying — flappy wings or gliding.
How do you think swimming was invented? Who was the first human to swim? Was some human stuck in the middle of open water with nowhere to go and just started trying some different techniques out? Did someone fall in a pool and swim to the edge, and then everyone was like, “Yo, what was that? Are you a machine?”
I don’t know the answer to these questions, but I guess I was just trying to say that “Swimming is Cool!”