Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

This nonsensical line from the column "Corn syrup (advertising) bad for you" comes from the movie Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail.

The answer, of course, is:

"What do you mean, an African or European swallow?"

If you really need to know, Jonathan Corum actually did the math for both African and European swallows.